Discussion in 'General Automotive Questions' started by FordR500GT, Dec 13, 2017.
Yeah I was thinking of CFI. I'm a Ford guy, whats can I say
Yeah, and if you break a tube, you're in a world of hurt. The later Vortec injection 'spider' assemblies are a bit of a nightmare if you do not look at which line goes to what injector port. Had a V6 GMC Safari come in, wouldn't run worth a damn, fuel in the oil. I convince my boss to allow me to pull the plenum, as I thought there was a broken line or injector casing, allowing the fuel to flood the engine. Nope. Some shadetree @$$hat didn't put four of the six legs back where they belonged. I was so astounded that stupidity had such capability! "And you know the rest of the story...."
I bought an S-10 Blazer when they first came out in 82, they were so new the dealership only had a couple to choose from.
It was the first time I had a new car that was a head turner.
Within a few months they were everywhere.
Turned out to be sort of a lemon, with lots of factory defects.
It's a Chevy. Of course it's a lemon
OK, so 'fix' it, sell it, and use the money to buy a 5.0L Explorer/Mountaineer.
Too large of a trUCk. Plus, I want to get educated on TBI
It was also the cheapest truck I could find
Sloth from the Goonies, son's request.
Naw, I just meant I thought you were someone else when I didn't see the stripped Chero next to your name.
Keep it a little while, you will get your education in spades. GM's idea of how to do things as cheap as possible is the first lesson.
Tell me about it. V6 and V8. Unbelieveably, no straight sixes....
And whats up with every Chevy pretty much having more electrical problems than anything else?
I suspect they ended up with bad connectors from overseas. Some end up swapping out harnesses a few times before getting a reliable one.
I'm glad though, that not as many people are being killed as a result of their mistakes
Who was getting killed by GM's mistakes?
I'm on my 3rd 1st gen S10 Very few problems with them
87 S10 Blazer
87 S10 PU
93 GMC Sonoma PU (current dd) just turned over 100,000
Remember the ignition switch issues causing it to catch fire it or start in it's own and plow into things? Also not being able to stop because of a stick cruise control.
Wire guage too small, some instances of finding zero copper inside perfect insulation, connectors too small for the amp load. Nice stuff that reminds you of Lucas wiring. Seen one on the local Interstate get turned into a hood ornament on a Kenworth when it abruptly shut down. Another shut down on a curvy mountain road here and the girl driving didn't have enough muscle to stop it from diving off a large bluff. Both drivers lived just long enough to tell the cops what happened. Yet some of them seem indestructible and only have routine maintence issues. Luck of the draw ?
Nah, just lazy people at GM. And cheap Chinese parts. Occasionally you'll get a lemon no matter what, but I do know that some cars come off the assembly line pretty much perfect. However, that doesn't usually happen
Asian manufacturers, except those few that have Americans running them, generally only use end of line quality control based on random testing.
From a statistical standpoint, end of line testing should, theoretically, achieve a reliable index of quality. In practice it does not work out so well.
The electronics industry has figured out how to get around this by testing and sorting finished products. That is how Intel and others have so many different speeds with the same chip. They end up rated and sorted based on how well they run.
GM needs to test ALL the harnesses before installing them, like the Japanese manufacturers do. That would cost a bit, but improve the brand dramatically.
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