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Old 12-04-2013, 12:39 AM
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well it does sound like he'll drive to the earth's end to buy Made in The USA. I just hope he's done with his Christmas shopping before the New year.

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wow, those are some class 5 mileage claims, 2.6 million miles on 6 vehicles

yup drove delivery's for years.. miles ad up quick when you are in vehicle for 8+hours a day 6 days a week.. and can't afford them to be out of service very long.. always had a back up. just in case.
used my 71 elcamino for a few days once when the 89 grand marks emission tube was on back order (runs from back of heads to the air system)

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well it does sound like he'll drive to the earth's end to buy Made in The USA. I just hope he's done with his Christmas shopping before the New year.
x-mas is easy. most of the family want restaurant gift cards.. so..
not all that hard. wife is making diapers for the nieces newborns..
yes cloth ones..
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we're frugal, we tried the cloth diaper thing for while. My wife told me she heard a good way to use them is to wash them in the toilet and then throw them in a washer. They are good for diaper rashes though...but so is water.
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we're frugal, we tried the cloth diaper thing for while. My wife told me she heard a good way to use them is to wash them in the toilet and then throw them in a washer. They are good for diaper rashes though...but so is water.
the throw away ones cost to much. good for travel'n, but the cloth ones are the best for the hurting. and her nieces kids dads seem to be the a-h type that don't help at all with funds/etc.. and they are try'n to go it without uncle sams help.. other than the courts and looking for child support.. and we'll help them anyway we can, as they are going the extra mile to not even up on welfare..
wife makes them out of supersoft cotton and uses silk thread.. of sometype.. at least it feels like silk.. so it's soft on the babys skin.. no reports of rash problems.. from her friend she's made them for. other than the normal baby rashes every once and a while.. wifes friends found the downy/etc was the biggest cause.. and couldn't use it on the load before the diepers. as that little bit left over was just enough....
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Just wondering how this got from cheap tools to diapers?......
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Just wondering how this got from cheap tools to diapers?......
..... sounds to me like a well known phenomenom found on most websites/forums called a Hijack and something that I would never (EVER) do**


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I was thinking the same thing, my God, do these cars ever get parked? They would have to be running 24 hours a day!

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Well, here is one for you. My last domestic car I owned, was a 1995 Chevy Z28 Camaro, that I bought brand new at the Chevy dealer I worked at, as a Service Dispatcher. Terrific car. I had 106,000 miles on it when I decided to sell it, as I changed jobs and went to work for a Cadillac / Toyota dealer. in 2004 (still had the Z) went to work for a company that gave me a company car (Ford Taurus). I also had a 2001 Toyota Tacoma, 4wd, V6 pickup (that I still have today), that I bought new. Currently, it has 182,000 miles on it. I always do my own maintenance but, last month, my wife and I went to Florida and I was running out of time to do the oil change, etc, myself. I took it to the oldest Toyota, here in St. Louis, and got the oil changed and coolant system flushed. They checked the whole vehicle over and, as any dealer would do, recommended a brake fluid change, injector cleaning and rear brakes cleaned and adjusted. Obviously, I declined that work. Then about 5 minutes later, the service advisor came and told me I had rust on my frame. I said I knew that and also that some years ago, Toyota sent me a recall notice that certain vin ranges had bad frames. Mine, at that time, did not fall in the category. He said, now it did. Long story short. Toyota replaced my frame, complete with rear springs, lower control arms, all brake lines, etc. They even put me in a new Toyota Venza for three weeks so I could keep my plans on going to Florida. I put over 3,000 miles on that car and all I had to do was pay for gas. Toyota stepped to the plate and took car of a customer.
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Well, here is one for you. My last domestic car I owned, was a 1995 Chevy Z28 Camaro, that I bought brand new at the Chevy dealer I worked at, as a Service Dispatcher. Terrific car. I had 106,000 miles on it when I decided to sell it, as I changed jobs and went to work for a Cadillac / Toyota dealer. in 2004 (still had the Z) went to work for a company that gave me a company car (Ford Taurus). I also had a 2001 Toyota Tacoma, 4wd, V6 pickup (that I still have today), that I bought new. Currently, it has 182,000 miles on it. I always do my own maintenance but, last month, my wife and I went to Florida and I was running out of time to do the oil change, etc, myself. I took it to the oldest Toyota, here in St. Louis, and got the oil changed and coolant system flushed. They checked the whole vehicle over and, as any dealer would do, recommended a brake fluid change, injector cleaning and rear brakes cleaned and adjusted. Obviously, I declined that work. Then about 5 minutes later, the service advisor came and told me I had rust on my frame. I said I knew that and also that some years ago, Toyota sent me a recall notice that certain vin ranges had bad frames. Mine, at that time, did not fall in the category. He said, now it did. Long story short. Toyota replaced my frame, complete with rear springs, lower control arms, all brake lines, etc. They even put me in a new Toyota Venza for three weeks so I could keep my plans on going to Florida. I put over 3,000 miles on that car and all I had to do was pay for gas. Toyota stepped to the plate and took car of a customer.
or could've got you killed.. replacing the frame is cheaper than lawsuits..

up here all trucks rust/rot if not taken care of.. but when they rot away down south.. there is issues.. glad they fixed it.. but after years of watching them fold up and beds rot off them in under 4-5 years... I'll pass..
I've made a point to every spring to clean the frames really good and sand and paint any rust spots.. on frames and floors.. rockers and cab corners..
worth the day it takes..
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I totally understand what you are saying. My point was, do you think any of the Big 3 would have done the same? No, I am not bashing American automobile manufactures, by no means, but I just don't think they would have done it. During my time with Cadillac ( as a matter of fact, I worked for a Cadillac/Pontiac/Sterling/Suzuki) dealership, prior to my time of working at a Chevy dealership, and I watched as the good 'ol 4100 Caddy engine, almost shut Cadillac down. We used to call it the 4100 tuneup. Customers would say what did that include and we would tell them, new crankshaft bearings and, in some cases, a camshaft. GM knew this engine was junk but the only way they addressed the problem was if a customer complained. Many Caddy drivers, at that time, were old folks, like I am now, and didn't even know hat the symptoms were.
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I totally understand what you are saying. My point was, do you think any of the Big 3 would have done the same? No, I am not bashing American automobile manufactures, by no means, but I just don't think they would have done it. During my time with Cadillac ( as a matter of fact, I worked for a Cadillac/Pontiac/Sterling/Suzuki) dealership, prior to my time of working at a Chevy dealership, and I watched as the good 'ol 4100 Caddy engine, almost shut Cadillac down. We used to call it the 4100 tuneup. Customers would say what did that include and we would tell them, new crankshaft bearings and, in some cases, a camshaft. GM knew this engine was junk but the only way they addressed the problem was if a customer complained. Many Caddy drivers, at that time, were old folks, like I am now, and didn't even know hat the symptoms were.
they have, you remember all the fords getting new paint jobs?
chevy not all that long ago did the same with some of the 1500 frames..
they didn't do much with the side tank thing, but that was because nbc lied and used fireworks to make the trucks go boom in that story on the 73-87 trucks..
I've never had issues with my cars/trucks as far as them fixing stuff even out of warranty.. but I always have records of work done from day one. and that helps.. many don't do anything but oil changes every 15k and then wonder why the vehicle is falling apart in 50k
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I hear ya. I used to see it all the time working in the service departments of dealers. All I know is, my truck has a new undercarriage and I'm ready to put another 182,000 on it, hopefully. You are so correct in saying maintenance is everything, no matter what type of vehicle you have. I used to always preach that to my customers. remember the old commercial, "You can pay me now, or pay me later"?
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