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car help
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Feb 24, 2012, 6:46 PM

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Hello everyone just wanted to know if there's such service in Toronto Ontario To have your car looked at by a vehicle engineer to make sure all your car electrical issues were solved and corrected by the dealership.


(This post was edited by car help on Feb 24, 2012, 6:53 PM)


nickwarner
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Feb 24, 2012, 8:39 PM

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an engineer works for a factory that builds a car. He designs it and the poor designs he comes up with are the expense of the customer and the source of much profanity by mechanics. If you are worried about a recall, contact your dealership. If you just had electrical work done and have problems still talk to the person that did it. if you want a second opinion then you're actually in luck because of where you live. To be a mechanic in America you need only have a building and pay the taxes. To be a mechanic in Canada you need to go through a certification process just shy of an MD. What is the exact reason you want your car looked at and what are they going to be looking for?


Hammer Time
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Feb 25, 2012, 4:20 AM

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Did i mention............ I hate engineers



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re-tired
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Feb 25, 2012, 1:35 PM

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Look at the bright side HT. They and thier beeee... u.....ti......full l designs are job security. And they weed out the wanna be mechanics.


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Hammer Time
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Feb 25, 2012, 1:41 PM

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Did you ever try explaining something to one here?



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nickwarner
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Feb 25, 2012, 3:32 PM

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I'd love to see an engineer try to work on the contraption he designed. I'd grab some lawn chairs and a cooler of beer and enjoy the show.


Discretesignals
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Feb 25, 2012, 7:33 PM

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I'd like to watch an engineer pull the upper intake off a Nissan Quest or Mercury Villager and then try to replace all those little heater and bypass hoses and stay under time.

Or better yet tell him to pay for those special tools you need to do Catera and Saturn 3.0L timing belts.





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nickwarner
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Feb 25, 2012, 7:46 PM

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He can afford it and then some. He got paid to screw us. I bet anything he takes his new car to the dealer and trades it up before the warranty expires. Probably never checks his oil. He knows what he did. My theory is he came home from work early and caught his wife having a good time with a local mechanic. So instead of going nuts in the guy he just got back in his car and put in some extra hours at the office. The rest is history. Can't blame his wife though. Girls like a guy who's more hands-on than theory and knows how to use their tools.


Discretesignals
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Feb 25, 2012, 8:18 PM

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I have to admit though that the Toyota engineers don't seem to mind making it easy for mechanics with exception to the 3VZE.

It's the engineers that design the Sh!t that requires special Kent and Assenmacher tooling that really pisses a lot of shop owners off. I'm sure that they get some sort of kickback from designing something that another company has to make a special tool for this is proprietary, so it cost hundred to thousands of dollars. In most cases you end up having to turn down a job because of the expensive special tool that you'll be lucky to use once or twice.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Feb 25, 2012, 8:27 PM)


nickwarner
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Feb 26, 2012, 9:10 AM

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With you on that one. I had to rebush the control arms on my Suburban yesterday and it was $110 from Summit Racing for an OTC torsion bar unloader. Only reason to have to unload the bars is to remove the control arm to do the bushings. The trucks that took that tool are still around but they've changed the new trucks to a different suspension style so I'm sure my tool will occupy space and collect dust for the most part. But if I ever lift it I'll have the right tool I guess.






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