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2011-08-11

Another productive day.

The boot was torn on the tie-rod end and although it's otherwise OK without being dustproof it'll be soon buggered, since I'm no longer part of any trade I think I might only embarrass myself trying to find a new boot, so I bought a complete unit, usually you'd go to a lot of trouble to keep the wheel alignment the same when fitting but the previous owner must have taken it to one of the 9 out of 10 shonk shops because the alignment was woeful. I've set it a bit closer now and will probably play a bit more later.

Why can't people leave the alignment as it left the factory, they get it right and then shops proceed to ruin it.

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  1. Me thinks the shops would like to sell an alignment with every other oil change.

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  2. Timing belt changes are another good lurk, I did Fritz's yesterday morning and slow as dirt Jimmy only took an hour. I think shops pretty well pocket a minimum of $400 for doing them, meaning with jobbers to scared to tackle any work themselves delaying shelling out that sort of money on a very important job until it breaks and writes off the car they're still paying for. Then they badmouth the car maker because it broke despite their woeful lack of maintenance.

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