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Old 06-13-2018, 09:14 PM
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I won’t touch a car, my wife wanted a car this time and it’s gone before the warranty is out. I got a e-450 that STILL needs manifold studs drilled and replaced and they’re motor placement is a real dandy, I’d rather eat chalk and drink old crow.

Im the family mechanic.

Any van is a PITA to work on. No room at all to work on them. No thanks.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:13 AM
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Im the family mechanic.

Any van is a PITA to work on. No room at all to work on them. No thanks.
Getting to the point where working on any modern vehicle is the same with lack of room. Truck has a little around the engine.

And pretty much any engineer designing vehicles needs to be drug out of the office and beat. Like I said before changing the fog light bulbs on the 18 is not exactly a cake walk it took over 30 min to change the pass side one and it came out the front by removing the housing.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:39 AM
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I wont touch a car, my wife wanted a car this time and its gone before the warranty is out. I got a e-450 that STILL needs manifold studs drilled and replaced and theyre motor placement is a real dandy, Id rather eat chalk and drink old crow.
I won't touch the wife's car. Best thing I ever did was buy the service plan with it, they come and get it when the car tells them it's ready. She just gets an email telling her to leave keys in gas cap and they bring her a loaner to drive while they have it. Craziest thing is they will use gps to locate loaner and come switch it out wherever you are. They just send a text telling you that your car is back where you parked their loaner. Takes the disruption of service right out of the equation...
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:19 AM
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^^^ that’s nucking futs!
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:16 AM
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I won't touch the wife's car. Best thing I ever did was buy the service plan with it, they come and get it when the car tells them it's ready. She just gets an email telling her to leave keys in gas cap and they bring her a loaner to drive while they have it. Craziest thing is they will use gps to locate loaner and come switch it out wherever you are. They just send a text telling you that your car is back where you parked their loaner. Takes the disruption of service right out of the equation...
Sweet deal.
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