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  1. I have worked at many dealerships and independent shops and here is the absolute truth.


    At the dealer: the techs are usually more passionate about that car line, will do a good job, factory trained, and the dealer will have every special tool to do every job.


    At independant shops: more focused on beating "flat rate time", usually use after market(cheap) parts, will have to fab(m)ricate special tools


    My personal experiance at independent: if I had a car that I didn't like (almost every chevy) I would not even change the oil, but rather top off oil and put new sticker on it, I almost never did any fluid flushes because they were messy, if you pissed me off I will make sure to leave bolts out of your car


    When I worked for the dealer I always did a good job and never had any complaints because the cars are easier to work on as they mostly all newer with no rust or leaks.


    If you take it to a specialty independant shop they will usually do a good job because they only focus on certain car lines.


    By the way I also am an ASE master tech

  2. Ok follow up to my question. I got the evo shift and I would have to say that droid is the biggest piece of crap ever made. I can honestly say almost everything doesent work on it. I searched and asked my other friends why does this app just stop working and the answer is "it happens" lol. Welcome to the chevrolet of phones. First chance I get I'm going I phone.

  3. My1path did you randomly come up with those numbers? A stock cat will always clean the tail pipe emissions better then after market. If your cat is restricted then its just flat out bad and needs to be replaced. A cat can't get carbon fouled it burns too hot for carbon to collect, but it can melt the core and cause a restriction

  4. The valve dish in the pistons is for higher compression, not to make it a free spinning engine... as for snapping the timing belt, if you have an automatic and you snap the t belt while cruising you have a chance that there was no piston to valve contact but if you try and start the car after words your chance just got smaller. If you have a stick and snap the belt while cruising, the rear wheels are directly connected to the crank and you are still spinning the engine while bending valves, hope this helps

  5. why would you need to remove the upper intake manifold again and again? sounds like thats your problem... as for the oil pressure problem, if your pressure is below spec at the given rpm it usually means worn bearings. it is normal for the oil light to turn on at very low rpm.

  6. so my pathfinder is pretty dented, the paint is oxidised, it burns oil, needs: idle air valve, front ball joints, valve cover gaskets, tires, clutch soon. the transmission never had the tsb with the extra fluid level installed so it whines pretty bad. oh and the amplifier or sub just broke... by the time i fix all that i could buy a pretty decent car and if i do sell my pathfinder i will probably just get the same body style pathfinder because i love this car. it has 238,000 miles by the way.

  7. looks like more of a cool input and output device... instead of a mouse it uses his finger tips and no monitor there is a projector linked up to a laptop in his back pack. it would be cool if it could link to a smart phone or such. i dont think it will catch on though, i remember a few years back they had a camera device that you place on your monitor and it sences where your eye is looking and removes the mouse but what ever happened to that?

  8. if your really afraid its coolant you can taste it (a small amount wont hurt) it will taste bitter. the easiest way to see if your loosing coolant mark your coolant resevoir with a sharpie in the morning and then after you go driving for some bit check your level and make sure you park in the same spot and check when your engine is cold again

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