nac.. american engineering
glenahan at vfemail.net
Wed Jan 30 14:13:07 PST 2008
My 986 boxster is about 5x easier to work on than my C5 audi.
Its VW, not Germans, nor Americans nor Toyotans.
Mark J. Besso wrote:
> I believe the Porsche 944/968 has the oil filter mounted that way.
> I'm not going from anything fact-based, but I'd be willing to guess that
> wasn't engineered by an American.
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 11:32:23 -0800
> 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 the
> oil filter sitting, messy side down, in an aluminum funnel at the top
> of the
> 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 (at
>> only 85,000 miles since I purchased it new). Starting to drop
>> occasionally at low RPM. The beauty? Right on top of the engine.
>> a 10 minute job, including getting the tools. Special tensioner
>> breaker bar (or ratchet). Sometimes (and I hate to admit this), I
>> admire American engineering.
>> Mark Rosenkrantz
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