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That's why they recommend changing the belt every 60,000 miles.
Yeah, and that's going to cost you what?

$800 bucks at the dealer?

Or maybe a cool $1000?

I dunno, but that's one of the main reasons I got a 4 cylinder Honda Accord instead of a 6. The 4 has a chain.
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:28 PM
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^^^Not at the garage we go to.
If you have one you can trust, stick with them.

They are not that easy to find.

I've found a few like that in my time, but I've found more that are either scamers, or they are run by Larry, Darrel, and Darrel.

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I dunno, but that's one of the main reasons I got a 4 cylinder Honda Accord instead of a 6. The 4 has a chain.
The '92 Accord EX I used to have didn't.

The 2.3L Ford Rangers I've had were "non-interference" engines. I lost a belt in one of them and it didn't damage the engine at all. I replaced the belt myself in a couple of hours.

Those are really bulletproof engines. Ford uses it as their workhorse small pickup engine and in the past it has been made in turbo and diesel versions, all were tough to kill.

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The '92 Accord EX I used to have didn't.

The 2.3L Ford Rangers I've had were "non-interference" engines. I lost a belt in one of them and it didn't damage the engine at all. I replaced the belt myself in a couple of hours.

Those are really bulletproof engines. Ford uses it as their workhorse small pickup engine and in the past it has been made in turbo and diesel versions, all were tough to kill.

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I won't own anything other than a Toyota or a Honda.

I drove American cars from 1963-1990, then I switched to Japanese.

The change was dramatic.

I'll never go back.

I'm too old to deal with an unreliable piece of shit.
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I won't own anything other than a Toyota or a Honda.

I drove American cars from 1963-1990, then I switched to Japanese.

The change was dramatic.

I'll never go back.

I'm too old to deal with an unreliable piece of shit.
There really isn't any difference any more, especially since most of the Japanese cars we buy are made right here.

American car companies do a very decent job these days.

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There really isn't any difference any more, especially since most of the Japanese cars we buy are made right here.

American car companies do a very decent job these days.

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There are two 15 year old Chev Impala LSs in the garage that say they have been doing a damn good job for quite some time. After her time teaching in Japan if I was silly enough to bring home a rice burner Florence would set fire to it in the driveway.
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Can you send her on a tour of the country?

Interesting segue in a thread about the death of Detroit. What do you think Dave?

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Can you send her on a tour of the country?

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HA!

Of course she wouldn't have to burn Detroit products from the bad decades. They'd self-destruct long before she could get to very many of them.
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Lol I think they already did. Seen a 1980 Imperial lately?

I tell jap car owners I'll be happy to give them a ride home from the junkyard in my 03 Grand Marquis a few years hence

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