I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:10 pm

Wow man someone in the spirit world don't like you one bit! :(

I've been there - I know the feeling ... but not with cars ..... was just as bad though. Hang in there man. Someday you will look back at it and laugh - I never thought it would happen, but it did. :cheers:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:28 pm

IOF, sorry to hear about your problems with the car, I certainly hope things work out OK. So where was the first repair done, do tell!
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:35 pm

Yeah, rat those bastards out! toothy If they pay for your repair plus expenses, you can come back and edit your post. :D
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:04 am

Subaru World Of Newton???
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:51 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Subaru World Of Newton???


If I had something to give away as a prize, this man would win.

The dealer I took it to in Virginia says that by what I've described it sounds like one of the head gaskets went bad so they feel the original dealer will have to pay.

I'm not counting on it. Either way, I'm done with Subaru World of Newton.

Someone from where we we're heading to is coming to pick us up from the hotel so we can at least enjoy the vacation. But he's been driving since 1am to get here. We feel bad.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:50 am

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Here's the courtesy car the dealer let us use for the evening.

I peeked in the dealer this morning, they were closed but the car was already in the garage, on the lift and had some stuff already taken off of it.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:16 am

You just rolled in from out of state and they gave you a car to use? That was nice of them.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:27 pm

Yup, it was just for the night.
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PostBy: rberq On: Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:23 pm

Subarus are great cars. They are extremely popular here in Maine because they are so good in winter. BUT what a reputation for bad head gaskets! Several used-car dealerships that specialize in Subs often include a note in their advertisements saying "head gaskets have been replaced".
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:53 pm

And they also rust as bad as Fords, except for parts of the fuel & brake lines that run thru the interior rocker panels ....

A '98 Forester:

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:39 pm

And "THAT" SMITTY,my young friend, is why I dose everything I can reach with old oil with a paint brush. ;)
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PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:10 am

Even way back when I was young & they didn't prime & paint cars like now they rusted but not as bad, fast & everywhere like today. I've seen the same cars from Southern states that aren't rusted then & now, it's not just salt it's that liquid crap that you can even taste in the air when your close. :mad:
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PostBy: rberq On: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:26 am

freetown fred wrote:And "THAT" SMITTY,my young friend, is why I dose everything I can reach with old oil with a paint brush. ;)

A guy who does bodywork told me OLD oil can cause more corrosion than it prevents, and that I should use NEW oil. Don't know if he's right or not. Also don't know how old is OLD -- in other words, if it's been in my engine for 4000 miles, is it OLD or still pretty new?
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PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:04 am

rberq wrote:A guy who does bodywork told me OLD oil can cause more corrosion than it prevents


If that were the case, every 2-stroke Detroit Diesel would be long gone by now. :lol:
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:40 am

rberg, you need to find an off season hobby. :clap: toothy -of course a guy that does body work would tell you that, probably sells oil on the side. :nana:
rberq wrote:
freetown fred wrote:And "THAT" SMITTY,my young friend, is why I dose everything I can reach with old oil with a paint brush. ;)

A guy who does bodywork told me OLD oil can cause more corrosion than it prevents, and that I should use NEW oil. Don't know if he's right or not. Also don't know how old is OLD -- in other words, if it's been in my engine for 4000 miles, is it OLD or still pretty new?
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