Started by Solar, January 22, 2023, 01:39:22 PM
Quote from: Sick Of Silence on January 22, 2023, 01:45:43 PMWe need gas cars that have better mileage, and simpler design/longer lasting/easier to maintain.
Quote from: Solar on January 22, 2023, 01:47:38 PMThat's why I bought a diesel. One million mile engine is pretty impressive.
Quote from: Sick Of Silence on January 22, 2023, 02:00:01 PMI assume you have a pick-up/Super Duty type. Don't some of those don't last as long as excepted?
Quote from: Possum on January 22, 2023, 02:52:15 PMIsn't that pretty much what has been going on? I mean, not to argue but it's been awhile that I've had to change out the points and condenser. Or play with the choke to get it to start. Or push it, hop in and pop the clutch to start it. Or even change out the hoses. Can't tell you when the last overhaul I did, probably around '75 or 6. Had one Ram go over 350,000, no repairs! Actually I have over a million miles on the rams I have driven, no repairs. The 3/4 ton I am driving now gets better gas milage than the Maverick I drove in high school. (That one had repairs, after it cooled down). Have to admit, they are getting more complicated, but that comes with everything they can do now, things we did not even think possible growing up. But, where they are more complicated, a quick engine read can usually pinpoint the problem for you. To be honest, if you want to see even more improvements, get the government out of the car business. Let Ram and Ford decide where the milage will be, what the safety should be, not the government, if I don't like it I won't buy it seems to work, what the hell do they know about trucks anyway.
Quote from: Sick Of Silence on January 22, 2023, 03:20:03 PMI agree. Keep government out of things unless necessary. They are the ones deciding what type of car we must drive. Next thing you know, they will come up with the "people's car". Let's include not being taxed perpetually on our cars every year.Sometimes, I feel we were better off adjusting points versus having a computer.