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Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 00:33:41 GMT
From: "Dan RatherNot" <nonospamom>
Subject: 9000CSET, death of a clutch

On the way home my clutch died. I shifted into 1st and the clutch pedal didn't return. I had a 88 9000S that did the same. What a sinking feeling (literally). Dj vu all over again. Fortunately I was able to pull over and park. Since I couldn't get it out of gear I had to stall the engine. I was able to pull up the pedal with my hand and got enough pressure to crawl home in 2nd. My mechanic told me to replace it last year but cheap me had to squeeze every last mile out of it (165,106 to be exact). Last year it was $800. USD; this year it's $1100. So much for economy. If your clutch has over 125k mi. and it's grabbing a bit high it's time to think about a preemptive strike. In the 9000 you get very little notice of impending failure. And let me take this opportunity to recommend Roland, Swedish Saab, 904 Pacific St, Brooklyn. 718 622-3838. Scrupulously honest, very knowledgeable and highly competent. Clearly not part of the Bush administration. -- GWB hid behind his mamma's skirt and his daddy's clout while Kerry had the guts to put his life on the line then had the guts to challenge American butchery in Vietnam. Now big brave Dubya sends out his hired professional character assassins to slander Kerry who agree or disagree with him, had the guts to stand up for what he believed. Dubya would shit his pants if he ever had to do his own fighting. The only conviction Dubya has is: "what's good for Halliburton is good for Cheney and that's good enough for me".

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