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Old 01-12-2006, 04:29 PM
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I want a new Ford Fusion

Hey guys..

Call your local Ford Dealer and ask how much for a fuel filter for an '06 Fusion.

It looks as though it is only sold as part of the in-tank fuel pump module.
$300+ CDN

I'll fix my old cars instead, thanks.

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Old 01-12-2006, 04:43 PM
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why would i want to do that???????
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Hey guys..

Call your local Ford Dealer and ask how much for a fuel filter for an '06 Fusion.

It looks as though it is only sold as part of the in-tank fuel pump module.
$300+ CDN

I'll fix my old cars instead, thanks.
Maybe they learned that trick from Dodge, they have the same thing.
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That is becoming common on a lot of new cars. They do not require changing @30k miles though. Some are changed at 120k.
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Soon all mechanics will have no place in the professional world

Move over mechanics here comes the age of the parts changers

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That is becoming common on a lot of new cars. They do not require changing @30k miles though. Some are changed at 120k.

I'm thinking:
"What happens if I buy a tank of bad gas?"
Might be quite a fight at the local gas station.

And to quote Rob on the "Part Changer" thing...
I agree. Many "components" are no longer available ... you have to buy the complete assembly.

Garage labor rates probably have a LOT to do with this trend.
The mfrs are paying pennies/hr to have components assembled ("grunt work")in Taiwan, Mexico, etc.
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I'm thinking:
"What happens if I buy a tank of bad gas?"
Might be quite a fight at the local gas station.

And to quote Rob on the "Part Changer" thing...
I agree. Many "components" are no longer available ... you have to buy the complete assembly.Garage labor rates probably have a LOT to do with this trend.
The mfrs are paying pennies/hr to have components assembled ("grunt work")in Taiwan, Mexico, etc.
I think the trend is leaning towards, make it too difficult for the do it yourselfer's, they will bring it in to our dealers.
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I think the trend is leaning toward, make it too difficult for the do it yourselfers, they will bring it in to our dealers.

IMO
Its more complicated and sinister than that .

I think it a conspiracy to make things over complicated so that the masses are Dependant upon the few nothing is simple anymore !
Used to be the best rule was KISS {keep it simple stupid} [this would be a poke @ me]
now everything one does has to be cleared though a lawyer and a handful of experts before it can even be started,seems that everything has gone to a political .

It may be just my paranoia but everything is controlled by computers your car ,food,money ,every aspect of our modern lives have this computer intrusion in it to the point that there is no middle of the road its either broke or not.
Maybe I have watched one too many X-Files but sometimes I wonder what will happen if & when Computers Fail us or take over

AHH yes another page fro a diary of a mad man
{how in the hell did I get from $300. fuel filters to global computer conspiracy?} like the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop the world may never know.........


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My Son worked for a dealership as a mechanic and the cars he worked on had modular transmissions, meaning they didn't rebuild them at all. They could only replace them and if it wasn't under warranty, you got a hell of a bill! Ouch!
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