From: J�rgen Exner on
Michael <adunc79617(a)mypacks.net> wrote:
>On 2009-11-08 17:47:29 -0500, Larry Thong <larry_thong(a)shitstring.com> said:
>> It seems the original filter has Mexican threads and
>> the Fram isn't compatible.

What are "Mexican threads", if you don't mind me asking?

jue
From: Savageduck on
On 2009-11-09 22:04:07 -0800, J�rgen Exner <jurgenex(a)hotmail.com> said:

> Michael <adunc79617(a)mypacks.net> wrote:
>> On 2009-11-08 17:47:29 -0500, Larry Thong <larry_thong(a)shitstring.com> said:
>>> It seems the original filter has Mexican threads and
>>> the Fram isn't compatible.
>
> What are "Mexican threads", if you don't mind me asking?
>
> jue

They are cut with hot sauce on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 08:30 to
12:30, and 14:45 to 16:00.

--
Regards,

Savageduck

From: Bill Graham on

"Neil Harrington" <not(a)home.today> wrote in message
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>
> "(PeteCresswell)" <x(a)y.Invalid> wrote in message
> news:vgdgf51jl3mjiit97hfddrv06fukk1sbas(a)4ax.com...
>> Per Neil Harrington:
>>>but some American cars have been very
>>>poorly assembled.
>>
>> My suburban was assembled in Mexico.
>>
>> One of the first things I noticed were the streams of rust
>> bleeding down from where they aligned parts of the front body
>> using iron or steel spacers that were already rusting badly on
>> Day 1.
>>
>> The second thing I "noticed" was smoke pouring out of the right
>> rear brake - which locked up on day 7. Turns out the prevailing
>> wisdom was "never engage the parking brake in freezing weather
>> because it tends to lock up". Assembly or design? Dunno...
>> but you'd think they'd have something that basic worked out after
>> 50+ years design-wise.
>
> Yes, you'd think so. That's terrible. I've been buying new cars since
> 1955, mostly American but a few European or Japanese, and never had
> anything quite like that.
>
> I think the worst case of careless assembly in my own experience was a
> Ford Pinto I bought in 1972. The first time I was out in it when it
> started to rain, I turned on the windshield wipers and they made two or
> three strokes and stopped. The reason they stopped was a bolt just fell
> out of the actuating arm under the dashboard. Evidently whoever put that
> bolt in hadn't even made it hand tight -- I did so and never had a further
> problem with it. That and an incredibly sloppy job of painting the spare
> wheel (full size spares were standard in those days) did not create much
> owner confidence in it.
>
> However, despite all the bad publicity given the Pinto, apart from those
> two final-assembly problems mine was a good car and never gave me any
> further trouble. I owned it about five years, took it on trips to Canada
> and to Florida, never had another complaint with it.
>
>>
>> As of now, the roof metal around the left side roof rack
>> attachment points is rusting so badly it's starting to blister. I
>> can't even disassemble the racks/attachment bolts bc it's all one
>> big mass of rust. I pulled the right-side bolts to have a look
>> and was scared by what I saw: just holes drilled in the body
>> metal with these little clips on the other side of the bolts. No
>> nut welded to the other side, no backing, no after-assembly rust
>> proofing.
>>
>> I was hoping to go for a quarter-mil miles, but this could be
>> the precipitating factor in getting rid of the thing.
>
> Yes, I can se that. When you say "suburban" you mean the Chevy Suburban,
> right? (I don't know whether the term is used for any other vehicle.) How
> old is yours now?
>
> I didn't even know Chevy was assembling cars in Mexico.
>
>
Funny.....The Japanese assembled my Subaru's in Indiana......

From: Neil Harrington on

"Bill Graham" <weg9(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Neil Harrington" <not(a)home.today> wrote in message
> news:96ednaEI_cgdcmXXnZ2dnUVZ_hqdnZ2d(a)giganews.com...
>>
>> "(PeteCresswell)" <x(a)y.Invalid> wrote in message
>> news:vgdgf51jl3mjiit97hfddrv06fukk1sbas(a)4ax.com...
>>> Per Neil Harrington:
>>>>but some American cars have been very
>>>>poorly assembled.
>>>
>>> My suburban was assembled in Mexico.
>>>
>>> One of the first things I noticed were the streams of rust
>>> bleeding down from where they aligned parts of the front body
>>> using iron or steel spacers that were already rusting badly on
>>> Day 1.
>>>
>>> The second thing I "noticed" was smoke pouring out of the right
>>> rear brake - which locked up on day 7. Turns out the prevailing
>>> wisdom was "never engage the parking brake in freezing weather
>>> because it tends to lock up". Assembly or design? Dunno...
>>> but you'd think they'd have something that basic worked out after
>>> 50+ years design-wise.
>>
>> Yes, you'd think so. That's terrible. I've been buying new cars since
>> 1955, mostly American but a few European or Japanese, and never had
>> anything quite like that.
>>
>> I think the worst case of careless assembly in my own experience was a
>> Ford Pinto I bought in 1972. The first time I was out in it when it
>> started to rain, I turned on the windshield wipers and they made two or
>> three strokes and stopped. The reason they stopped was a bolt just fell
>> out of the actuating arm under the dashboard. Evidently whoever put that
>> bolt in hadn't even made it hand tight -- I did so and never had a
>> further problem with it. That and an incredibly sloppy job of painting
>> the spare wheel (full size spares were standard in those days) did not
>> create much owner confidence in it.
>>
>> However, despite all the bad publicity given the Pinto, apart from those
>> two final-assembly problems mine was a good car and never gave me any
>> further trouble. I owned it about five years, took it on trips to Canada
>> and to Florida, never had another complaint with it.
>>
>>>
>>> As of now, the roof metal around the left side roof rack
>>> attachment points is rusting so badly it's starting to blister. I
>>> can't even disassemble the racks/attachment bolts bc it's all one
>>> big mass of rust. I pulled the right-side bolts to have a look
>>> and was scared by what I saw: just holes drilled in the body
>>> metal with these little clips on the other side of the bolts. No
>>> nut welded to the other side, no backing, no after-assembly rust
>>> proofing.
>>>
>>> I was hoping to go for a quarter-mil miles, but this could be
>>> the precipitating factor in getting rid of the thing.
>>
>> Yes, I can se that. When you say "suburban" you mean the Chevy Suburban,
>> right? (I don't know whether the term is used for any other vehicle.) How
>> old is yours now?
>>
>> I didn't even know Chevy was assembling cars in Mexico.
>>
>>
> Funny.....The Japanese assembled my Subaru's in Indiana......

I'll bet we'd be assembling all "American" cars in the U.S. too, if it were
not for the unions.


From: Neil Harrington on

"Larry Thong" <larry_thong(a)shitstring.com> wrote in message
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> tony cooper wrote:
>
>>> That's why I do all the work myself. I don't have the time or the
>>> patients to deal with these idiots.
>>
>> I guess we should be calling you Dr Thong.
>
> Well, with the new Obamacare just around the corner it might be a

I suspect "the new Obamacare" may still be "just around the corner" on his
last day in office, which will hopefully be in January 2012. By that time
the combined House and Senate health care bills will total approximately
312,000 pages and they still won't make it to his signature. (The House bill
just passed in the dark Saturday isn't really going anywhere and will have
to be done over again. And again. And again. At least I hope so.)

ObamaCare remains what it has been from the beginning, a really bad joke.