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Old 09-21-2015, 04:47 AM   #21
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I firmly think ALL Engineers that design this stuff should have to go to the maintenance bay and fix these problems so they will learn the correct way to design. Oil filters are another design flaw. I had a Chevy caviler that it was almost impossible to get the filter off and when I did, oil leaked all over everything.
On more than one occasion I've cursed the engineers myself. I remember trying to lower the spare tire on my '85 F150 to check the air pressure only to find the cable frozen with rust. On my back with a hack saw.... What were they thinking?

But I suspect in most cases the bean counters over rule the engineers. I think servicing takes a back seat to easy ( low cost) assembly. And why worry about spark plug replacement when most original owners will never need them replaced. Raz
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Speaking of spark plugs I spent several hours replacing them on my 2007 Silverado yesterday. The passenger side rear can't even be seen and you can't get your hand in there to locate the hole either

Finally got it in and with the iridium plugs that were $82 including sales tax the slight miss is now gone.

Who ever decided spark plugs should last 100k miles? Mine only had 75k.

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I've done the same as you Gerry, shorter lines with couplings. I have a flaring tool from Snapon and a couple different benders. The fun part is laying under a vehicle and having all the rust and dirt falling in your face. Some sections of old line never got removed, and the new lines run in an easier location. Custom made brake lines are available in stainless steel, Classic Tube being one supplier
Yeah, it was truly a fun job. I am surprised at the number of people who have responded to this thread. It appears that rusted through brake lines are now a common thing. I did mine about a month ago, and so far so good.

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Speaking of spark plugs I spent several hours replacing them on my 2007 Silverado yesterday. The passenger side rear can't even be seen and you can't get your hand in there to locate the hole either

Finally got it in and with the iridium plugs that were $82 including sales tax the slight miss is now gone.

Who ever decided spark plugs should last 100k miles? Mine only had 75k.

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You're a brave man. Steel threaded plugs into an aluminum engine. Into a hole you can't see. Yup, you're a brave man. Raz
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