[V8] 1990 V8 Serious Steering Control Issues

Coleman, David David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Mon May 16 11:01:01 EDT 2005

I only had a problem w/ being allowed to lurk once, getting tires
installed by a small shop on my Explorer.  They wanted to do brakes and
such also, and I told them thanks but not thanks, partly due to that

And the stuff about insurance not allowing it is more of a deterrent to
every tom/dick/harry than someone with a real interest in what's going

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kneale Brownson [mailto:kneale at coslink.net] 
> Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 10:58 AM
> To: Coleman, David; dsaad at icehouse.net; v8 at audifans.com
> Subject: RE: [V8] 1990 V8 Serious Steering Control Issues
> Good luck finding a place that'll let you stand under your 
> car while they're working on it.  That's why I bit the bullet 
> and bought a hoist.
> At 10:33 AM 5/16/2005 -0400, Coleman, David wrote:
> >> I would rather go to the dentist than visit either one of them. 
> >> Unfortunately, I am in need of both a complete muffler system and 
> >> major front end rebuild.
> >
> >Both jobs of which would probably be facilitated by getting all 
> >required parts first, including new fasteners/hangers/etc. 
> and taking the time to
> >explain their importance to the tech.   And then standing 
> there to watch
> >the job be done completely (taking postion of the 
> oft-scorned "fender 
> >buzzard").
> >
> >Which brings me to the important part:  tell them as you stand there 
> >that the last two places who did similar work on this particular car 
> >caused more damage than repair, and though you believe that 
> this place 
> >is different, they'll please forgive you for your extra interest...

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