nac.. american engineering
jungle at hickorytech.net
Wed Jan 30 11:45:59 PST 2008
How about the mkIII 2.Ol VW's....to change the t-stat you need to go under the car, take off
the acessory belts, pull off the p/s assembly. Or the A4 1.8t, where you need to pull the
front end off, swing out the radiator/ac condensor? It has been a while, and I prolly don't
know the tricks but....still...
Compared to the the 1st gen Neon that has the t-stat right on top, and can be changed in 5
minutes w/ two bolts and only loosing less than a cup of coolant?
Don't get me wrong, there are a LOT of dumb @ss things on 'merican cars....but often I
wonder what the Hanz & Franz were thinking when they designed x, y, or z.
-SABIS Educational Systems Network Administrator
On Wed Jan 30 13:38 , "Danton J.A. Cardoso" sent:
>That experience sounds familiar. I had an '85 Landcruiser FJ-60 with a 2F,
>which had the oil filter mounted the same way, but no funnel!!! Interesting
>thing about this engine was that it was an GM engine, Toyota bought the
>blueprints for it, and decided to go nuts with vacuum lines!! Why did they
>do this? God only knows...
>On Jan 30, 2008 1:32 PM, thejimrose thejimrose at gmail.com> wrote:
>> american engineering or just not german? =)
>> first time i popped the hood on my gf's 05 4runner i was FLOORED to find
>> oil filter sitting, messy side down, in an aluminum funnel at the top of
>> engine bay. no wonder toyota charges her like 40$ for an oil change..
>> > FWIW, my Cadillac Escalade looks like it might need an alternator soon
>> > only 85,000 miles since I purchased it new). Starting to drop voltage
>> > occasionally at low RPM. The beauty? Right on top of the engine.
>> > Probably
>> > a 10 minute job, including getting the tools. Special tensioner tool?
>> > 1/2"
>> > breaker bar (or ratchet). Sometimes (and I hate to admit this), I
>> > admire American engineering.
>> > Mark Rosenkrantz
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