Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 23:27:08 GMT
From: hohnopsamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson)
Subject: Re: Help - motor crashed on 94 V6

In article <eqmZ8.926$>, Wyatt Taylor <> wrote: > It's been > drilled into everyone to get their oil changed, but I suspect the motoring > public does not know what "interference" is, or that belts from different > manufacturers have different maintenance frequencies... or even that they > need to be changed. What excuse do they have for not reading the drivers manual included with the car? A modern car is a very complicated machine, why do people expect that they should be able to drive and take care of it without reading the drivers manual? > It's too bad these engines weren't designed with two tandem belts, > side-by-side, so that if one broke you would have an opportunity to get it > serviced. It would probably be too complicated. If the belts are placed side-by-side the first one to break will most likely damage the other one as well. Shielding them from each other will drive up cost and remove the cost advantage of having the rubber belt. It is quite simple: a car has some consumables and wear parts. Replaced at a schedule: oil, break fluid, glycol, timing belt. Replaced when wear is too bad: exhaust system, clutch, timing chain. -- G–ran Larsson

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