If it’s a car i liked, I always trade it at a dealer outside of town so I don’t see it driving around and get sentimental. If it was a POS, i’ll keep it local so I can laugh at the poor bastard that bought it.
Edd probably had it with all the cars Mike bought that he couldn’t fit in.
Message to 18 year old me: Don’t sell the Trans Am!
deloreans look so much better when they’re painted. i don’t care what the purists think.
1987 Ford Ranger- dark blue metallic
My wife drove/drives some of them. she has the 17 grand cherokee. i have the 16 ram and still own the 06 ram, but it has been demoted to snow plow duty.
“eh, good enough” seems to be the German engineering standard these days. Ask any BMW technician.
I liked our 05 grand cherokee, until I drove it on a 1000 mile road trip. man that thing was uncomfortable! Seats were about as soft as a church pew. The 17? It’s like driving my sofa down the road. No, I take that back. My sofa isn’t as comfortable.
Your 04 ram predates the daimler reign of terror, so you’re ok there. Of all the Gen 1 LX cars, the SRT8 models tended to be the most mechanically sound, but the standard models and even the RT’s leave much to be desired. Ask someone with a high mileage 5.7 how their valve spring retainers are holding up. the…
What killed DaimlerChrysler? Drive my 2006 Ram, my 2005 Grand Cherokee or my 2005 Magnum. All 3 were quite possibly the biggest piles of shit I’ve ever owned. That’s what killed them.
Back when I was a GM tech, there were many vehicles that had TSB’s recommending replacing the (vehicle side) harness when changing the fuel pump module.
if you still have the old part you could plug it in and test it easy enough. It wouldn’t be the first time I saw a bad sender right out of the box.
it’s gotta have low gears for the lack of torque. At 60 mph in 6th gear my camaro is barely over idle. 80 mph is something like 1600 rpm.
I found the sending unit to be the most likely culprit on older GM’s like this. I used to keep a known-good sender out of a fuel pump module i had replaced so i could test them.
Based on your waiting room and your website, I can see why. It’s very professional while also being very welcoming. Do you have any pics of the service bays? I’m imagining a very neat, clean, orderly work area. Spotless painted floors, and everything in its place.
Googled your shop. Very nice. Question: why specialize in the most reliable cars on the road? I could see specializing in German, or Swedish, but Toyota & Lexus? I’m intrigued.
I solved that issue with my doors by placing the sensors on the ceiling 6" apart from each other.
been there, done that. Did a sleep study for sleep apnea. Couldn’t fall asleep knowing there were people watching me, and being hooked up to monitors. (normally i’m out in minutes)
I’ve known vehicle owners and inspectors that have gone to jail for that. It’s not worth it.
The last one I got was a $60 fine. I just paid it rather than remove it. Both times I got ticketed, what I was actually doing wrong was much, much worse. A ticket for tint was just fine with me.