I reminded myself today why I quit being an automotive mechanic

Catt57

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I replaced the regulator on the rear passenger door of my Tahoe a few weeks ago. I had my son help me so I could show him and he could learn. So it took maybe 45 minutes - without him it woulda been less than 30, prolly. Still need to do the front passenger door regulator, which is identical to the one you just described. I already took it apart and tried it, had to stop and put it back together because for me it's going to be a multi-hour, if not all day, job. I've had so many mods done to my doors.... it's the work my installer did putting in my speakers that is hanging me up. Disassembling the speaker mount alone is going to take me more time than accessing my power steering pump underneath my triple alternator bracket.

So I buttoned it back up and decided to wait for a weekend when I have a whole day to devote to that door.

Of course, THIS weekend, I probably need to devote to trying to get my electric cooling fans working again. <sigh>


The joys of owning an old POS, eh?



But hey, I got no payments, right??? Yay me. <sigh>

Definitely something to be said for not having payments...
I currently have 3 older vehicles. Not a single payment on any of them.
92 Silverado C2500, 94 Silverado K2500 extended cab, and a 96 Suburban K1500.
 

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Definitely something to be said for not having payments...
I currently have 3 older vehicles. Not a single payment on any of them.
92 Silverado C2500, 94 Silverado K2500 extended cab, and a 96 Suburban K1500.

Absolutely! Last 15 years of my vehicles have been on this payment plan --- 100% down and $0 a month!


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I'd love to be able to do that. We have no payments, but our vehicles are... let's just say past their prime.

Picking up a new payment (not a payment on a new vehicle) is a daunting prospect, but one we're going to have to look closely at soon.

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Ok I know the problem. You have a Chevy. Lol. Just kidding. I have found that every time I do something on one of my vehicles it takes way longer than I plan. And if I watch videos they always seem to do it with zero problems. They must all be Hallmark channel mechanics. Lol.
 

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Sir, step away from the toolbox!
Ok I know the problem. You have a Chevy. Lol. Just kidding. I have found that every time I do something on one of my vehicles it takes way longer than I plan. And if I watch videos they always seem to do it with zero problems. They must all be Hallmark channel mechanics. Lol.
Parts never go flying everywhere on YouTube videos.
I watched a guy's video on taking down a Winchester 94 and said piece of cake!
Turns out he had a pre'64 model and they had screws in them. But the later ones had pins driven in.
Had to figure out which way to back the pins out and it was like "I've been working on the railroad" to get them out.
 

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Well, you've heard someone now. At 17,000 miles (yes, just 5000 miles past the warranty period at the time) the lobes on the camshaft started going flat. Dealer wouldn't cover either a new camshaft nor discount the labor. Then, even after regular maintenance with 3000 mile oil changes, the dang thing had to be overhauled at around 60,000 miles.

I began to stay away from GM products after that, and then after GM and Chrysler Group took taxpayer money without paying it all back, I decided I wanted nothing from either of those brands. And, over the many years that I've been driving, I've had far, far less problems with the Fords then with the other two.

As for foreign, I've had a couple in my life, but no more. We get out and around to small towns and such where there are only dealerships for the "Big Three." I learned that one back in the '70's when a guy came through town needing some work done on his VW and no one would even touch it.
Sure that wasn’t a 305. The early 305s had cam problems. It was corrected after a couple years but gave that doggy motor a bad reputation. I’ve ran many 350s in numerous vehicles with very few problems. I jerked a 305 and put a 350 in a 81 pickup due to bad cam. Got a great deal on an otherwise good truck.
 

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Sure that wasn’t a 305. The early 305s had cam problems. It was corrected after a couple years but gave that doggy motor a bad reputation. I’ve ran many 350s in numerous vehicles with very few problems. I jerked a 305 and put a 350 in a 81 pickup due to bad cam. Got a great deal on an otherwise good truck.

Nope...

...it was a 350. 1980 Chevy Silverado, 4wd, manual 4 speed transmission.
 

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Nope...

...it was a 350. 1980 Chevy Silverado, 4wd, manual 4 speed transmission.
Bummer, I’m sorry that happened to you. I heard about some 350s doing it also. Seemed more rare. There may have been more of the pathetic 305s produced during those few years for better gas mileage purposes. Seemed like a lot of cars really sucked around that time frame.
 
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