Like I was telling my brother, ‘new’ doesn’t mean, good or quality these days.
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It’s either got some super neglected front brakes or just some old fashioned, MidWest surface rust.Wtf did the owner get on it?
Closest place to off-road in, Chicago is the, Indiana sand dunes. No orange mud to be found around here.It looks like the Durango went off roading. I know they rust just looking at them though. If that is brake dust, I bet that rotor and caliper were on fire. That's a ton of dust up really high on the car.
You're right about parts, the other day I accidentally broke the fuel line off the pump while replacing the fuel filter, and the line on replacement fuel pump is much shorter so we had to use a long fuel hose to attach the filter to it...why would they change the length and shape of the line? What possible advantage would this have?I had an instructor at the technical college, waaaay back in '83, who always said "new just means new, it doesn't neccessarily mean good", when referring to parts. The man was spot on correct. I can more than verify that from experience, especially in the last decade or so.
The Commies get to save 1/2 a cent (aka American Funny Money) for every shortened fuel lineYou're right about parts, the other day I accidentally broke the fuel line off the pump while replacing the fuel filter, and the line on replacement fuel pump is much shorter so we had to use a long fuel hose to attach the filter to it...why would they change the length and shape of the line? What possible advantage would this have? View attachment 49449 View attachment 49450
I've bought (probably original) parts from the Moyes' Fifth Avenue to fix The Cherry Bomb because I know the used '80s parts will last longer then new parts will!Can't tell you how many times a vehicle got diagnosed, replace the causal part, and it's still not fixed. Then you doubt yourself and to be sure you've not missed sonething, diagnose it again from the beginning and come to the same conclusion. So, get ANOTHER new part, install it and everything is fine. How much time does that waste that you can't charge the customer for? I noticed it got exponentially worse over the past ten years or so (the bad brand new parts). Mostly it's aftermarket ones from the parts store but even OEM from the dealer parts are junk OOTB a lot more often than 10 or 20 years ago. Heh-heh-heh, other auto techs problem now
My first car ride ever as a new born coming home from the hospital was a 1979 Ford LTD. There's a few '80s Rams and Ramchargers running around in Daytona in various conditionsSome rust free ‘80s classics out this morning. The Crown Vic looked brand new.
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