Rick 386 wrote:Well I finally have the answer to this situation:
Cost a little over $3000 for it. It's got 122,000 miles on it supposedly. Just going to cost me about 3 friggin' days labor to swap it out and then dump this pig. Going to trade it in immediately after the swap before something else happens to it.
Rick 386 wrote:The ordeal with the Volvo is over.
Details in FSC.........
So what was the damage to your liver? I figure you had to have at least 1 or 2 over this car.
rberq wrote::sick: Nothing wrong with the car, plenty wrong with the mechanic.
I got a call from my son 15 minutes ago. He said he had his right rear tire fixed a couple days ago -- the bead needed to be sealed because it was losing air. So today driving to the mall he heard a whoosh - whoosh - whoosh noise from the right rear that was faster and slower depending on the car's speed. I told him to dig out his lug wrench and check the nuts (ain't cell phones great?!) He said, "Wow! Dad. These nuts are just finger tight. I can spin them right off without even using the wrench." *censored* moron mechanic. I'm sure it's kind of a boring job sometimes, but don't these shitheads know that peoples' lives depend on their work?
This is a garage almost across the street from where my son lives in Old Town, Maine. They have *censored* up other things, for example replacing four expensive 100K spark plugs with only 10K on them, simply because they had a random misfire code from the computer. Obviously didn't fix the problem, but whatever it is he just lives with it because the car basically runs OK.
I don't live nearby and I don't know which shops are decent. So, who can recommend a GOOD repair shop in Bangor/Orono/Old Town, Maine?
windyhill4.2 wrote:In the scenario you posted new vs used 10,000 mi. shouldn't make a difference,it's likely they were overreacting to their earlier goof. This is something i never worried about as i never had an all wheel drive till we got a 03 Explorer last yr to replace our 89 Celebrity. I was just thinking about the tire issue recently as i did a 4 wheel rotation while servicing the Explorer. If we have 1 tire go bad,we have to find a used match or put 4 new tires on
windyhill4.2 wrote:Thanks,Paul that was a very interesting article. Shave a new tire to match ? May be better to install 4 new & sell the 3 to someone without all wheel drive,sure would hate to shave 1/2 tread off to match the other 3 tires. If the tires only have 10k as rberg mentioned,installing the new tire on the dominant drive wheel... FWD based system = right front wheel, RWD based system = right rear. Leave it on that position for 10-15k before including it into the 4 wheel rotation should even the tread on all 4 .
Sunny Boy wrote:windyhill4.2 wrote:Thanks,Paul that was a very interesting article. Shave a new tire to match ? May be better to install 4 new & sell the 3 to someone without all wheel drive,sure would hate to shave 1/2 tread off to match the other 3 tires. If the tires only have 10k as rberg mentioned,installing the new tire on the dominant drive wheel... FWD based system = right front wheel, RWD based system = right rear. Leave it on that position for 10-15k before including it into the 4 wheel rotation should even the tread on all 4 .
That, or since tire prices have jumped so much, maybe the tire dealers will start giving "trade-ins" on tires with low wear ????
What more people may start doing. One of my daughters doesn't wait. She has to get to work on back rural roads through some of the worst of our lake-affect snow storms. After surviving a nasty roll-over when her truck skidded in a bad snow storm, she buys new tires every fall. That way her 4X4 truck tires have full tread depth for getting to work in snow. She sells the year old tires. Says the piece of mind from not driving the tires until they are worn out is worth the slight loss selling the old tires. I can see her point.
What I was glad to find was that Ford was having their yearly tire sale about the time I needed tires. And, they had the Good Year triple treads I wanted. Their sale prices were lower than all the discount tire shops within an hours drive of here. Even lower than the on-line tire dealers after shipping was included.
On top of that, Ford was giving a $75.00 rebate for a set of four tires. On top of that, sign up for the Ford Dealership credit card and get another $75.00 off four tires. Saved me almost the cost of a tire over the cheapest other prices.