Stupid me... I just bought a Chevy!

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  1. FordR500GT

    FordR500GT In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    Yeah I was thinking of CFI. I'm a Ford guy, whats can I say
     
  2. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    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...."
     
  3. toyroom

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    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.
     
  4. FordR500GT

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    It's a Chevy. Of course it's a lemon
     
  5. handy_andy_cv64

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    OK, so 'fix' it, sell it, and use the money to buy a 5.0L Explorer/Mountaineer.
     
  6. FordR500GT

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    Too large of a trUCk. Plus, I want to get educated on TBI
     
  7. FordR500GT

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    It was also the cheapest truck I could find
     
  8. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive Unubtanium Member

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    Sloth from the Goonies, son's request.
     
  9. FordR500GT

    FordR500GT In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    Naw, I just meant I thought you were someone else when I didn't see the stripped Chero next to your name.
     
  10. Hillbilly

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    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.
     
  11. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Tell me about it. V6 and V8. Unbelieveably, no straight sixes....
     
  12. FordR500GT

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    And whats up with every Chevy pretty much having more electrical problems than anything else?
     
  13. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    I suspect they ended up with bad connectors from overseas. Some end up swapping out harnesses a few times before getting a reliable one.
     
  14. FordR500GT

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    I'm glad though, that not as many people are being killed as a result of their mistakes
     
  15. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Who was getting killed by GM's mistakes?
     
  16. RANCHEROROB

    RANCHEROROB In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    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
     
  17. FordR500GT

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    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.
     
  18. Hillbilly

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    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 ?
     
  19. FordR500GT

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    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
     
  20. ribald1

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    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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