More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:33 pm

coalnewbie wrote:One of lifes mysteries to me is why people continue to buy Detroit c rap.

I buy them because I have gotten 250,000 almost trouble free miles from each of 3 Dodge Caravans.
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:28 pm

Fluid Film or LPS 3 is how I am treating my everyday drivers. 2001 Sierra is one of the few with rocker panels thanks to LPS 3.
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:20 pm

I buy them because I have gotten 250,000 almost trouble free miles from each of 3 Dodge Caravans.


Before 2008 the transmissions were c rap and 1 qt of engine oil use per 1000 miles was thought to be normal. So when everybody else is having problems you managed 750,000 miles without issue - right.
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:24 pm

franco b wrote:
coalnewbie wrote:One of lifes mysteries to me is why people continue to buy Detroit c rap.

I buy them because I have gotten 250,000 almost trouble free miles from each of 3 Dodge Caravans.

JUst traded our 2012 grand caravan in. I think i was gonna loose my sanity with the amount of rattles that hog had. Not to mention the on/off check engine light every other week. No major mechanical problems but I was loosing my sanity a little each mile i traveled in that thing. A good example of the Car "A" and Car "A" mmcoal spoke of. ;)
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: mmcoal On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:15 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
I buy them because I have gotten 250,000 almost trouble free miles from each of 3 Dodge Caravans.


Before 2008 the transmissions were c rap and 1 qt of engine oil use per 1000 miles was thought to be normal. So when everybody else is having problems you managed 750,000 miles without issue - right.

Toyota seemed to have almost the same thinking on oil consumption with their Rav4 at one point also.
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Re: More modern JUNK. Thanks Ford, for building 'em ... "tough"

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:15 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
I buy them because I have gotten 250,000 almost trouble free miles from each of 3 Dodge Caravans.


Before 2008 the transmissions were c rap and 1 qt of engine oil use per 1000 miles was thought to be normal. So when everybody else is having problems you managed 750,000 miles without issue - right.

!992 over 250,000 miles, no oil between changes. Four cylinder standard trans.
1989 240,000 miles no oil between changes
1998 190,000 miles, 1 quart between changes. water pump, starter. Still using it.
1987 four cylinder, standard trans, 240,000.
All original transmissions.

A friend worked for one of those companies that provide guide cars for over sized loads.Their favorite were Caravans and had a few with 500,000 on them.

Having a feel for machinery helps too.
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