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MARKHAM, ONT

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The dots aligned in my life recently and I had both some time off and a windfall of cash so I decided to treat myself to a bucket list roadtrip out to Mount Rushmore in the 67 Mustang.  I've done this before so I'm pretty good at packing stuff that typically fails.  This time around I was dealt a couple of wild cards.  From Iowa on most states seem to have legislated methanol gasoline with up to 15% and no options at the pumps.  It seemed like each fill up required another "tune" to try and get some power back.  Altitude probably also played a part, but the fuel quality really makes the car a pig to drive.  Is this the future as Ontario has now required an increase in ethanol by 2020?

The second bitch I have is the quality of the aftermarket parts out there.  Not the offshore stuff either, but the made in USA scrap.  I had a "full race" timing chain that wore out in 8K.  The tech line at Cloyes told me you can't use the full race unit on the street and should choose the HD line.  No info on the box about that.  The mechanical fuel pump I replaced before I left busted the internal spring after 1200 miles leaving me to throw on my 50 year old spare on the side of the interstate in 48 degree weather.  It seems like I'm still paying for the quality, just not getting it anymore.  Just me or is everyone having issues?

 



-- Edited by Livetodrive on Tuesday 21st of May 2019 09:14:38 PM

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BARRIE, ONTARIO

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Yes parts are junk these days . I work as a tech in an import shop ( ya I know , but they pay me every Friday like clock work ha ha ) With me the only employee and the owner , the shop went from a couple of come backs for various reasons over a year , to a couple of come backs month for garbage parts . In the last 3 years

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Its not just car parts. I have an appliance repair shop and my industry has gone into the dumper as well. Its common that what you buy lasts about 5 yrs and is then done. The Ford party just killed the right to repair bill so companies like LG can continue to make repair parts unavailable to small shops like mine and companies like Dyson vacuums can continue there policy of not even supplying repair parts at all. One bright spot is that even though I may not be able to get parts for 3yr old appliances ,I can get parts for 20 yr old ones. Ed

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...gota reman alternator end of last november
it squeaks n squeals already

may..be has 3000 km on it , but probably not ..

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Thats what burns my backside, you pay for quality, it still takes just as long to install but does not last.  



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not to mention I PAID for install...cause it was cold out and

just the stupid alternator cost 100 bucks more than crappy tire's parts counter

- TOTAL !@#$%^&*()&*^%$ hose job by the dealer there

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flatblack55delivery wrote:

Its not just car parts. I have an appliance repair shop and my industry has gone into the dumper as well. Its common that what you buy lasts about 5 yrs and is then done. The Ford party just killed the right to repair bill so companies like LG can continue to make repair parts unavailable to small shops like mine and companies like Dyson vacuums can continue there policy of not even supplying repair parts at all. One bright spot is that even though I may not be able to get parts for 3yr old appliances ,I can get parts for 20 yr old ones. Ed


 along the same lines ed, i went over to a good sized repair shop in foxboro to get a set of blades for the lawnmower yesterday and he didn't have any for my kabota. i mentioned i had bought them there before, but not no more, WTF. it's the same with a sthil saw, only their chain fits the bar.

- one last rant, lol. kitchenaid has been a good name in appliances, my dishwasher, for a long time so i bought a toaster and something else, ?? brain fart, at sears before they closed and they were both f-ing JUNK at about the 2 year mark with sears then closed. when i called k-aid to bitch they more or less said sorry about your luck, have a nice day. i took a pic of the washer and sent it to them and asked for a referral for my next one as it won't be theirs. never got a reply, imagine that, chitty customer relations also. they got us by the pecker, ed, much like everything else it's all going brand name protected and disposable. you would be caught in the middle of all this, ed.    



-- Edited by shag766 on Thursday 23rd of May 2019 07:30:36 AM



-- Edited by shag766 on Thursday 23rd of May 2019 07:31:13 AM

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FOXBORO, ONT

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DJD wrote:

...gota reman alternator end of last november
it squeaks n squeals already

may..be has 3000 km on it , but probably not ..


 similar, i had to replace an alternator 6-7 yrs ago on one of the reefers and it was close to 600.00 plus install. i called to ask why so much and they said they are a special one to take the open to the elements exposure, humph. when the next one went bust i took it off and to a electric repair shop for about 125.00. them, 1hr off-1hr on at 120.00 per, myself 1/2hr off-1/2hr on, max.  i keep one and a starter on the shelf now.



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PORT HOPE, ONT

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Its pretty sad when someone calls and asks me to recommend a good fridge and I have to say buy what you need and can afford to replace 5ys from now.
It doesn't really matter if you spend $500 or $3500 they all seem the same. The other thing to think about is who is going to fix the wy-fi systems on
these fancy ones cause I am not a computer guy,nore a TV guy for the screens and cameras in some of these things. Its a fridge for gawds sake ,just supposed to keep
your food cold not send you an image when you are out of milk. And how many cycles do you actually need on your dishwasher and do you really need to
be in contact with your dryer by cellphone. The quality control seams to be out the window as well. I don't blame the people on the lines where ever
stuff is made they just do what they are told same as workers here but where is the qualty control over here from the companies importing this crap. Ed

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MARKHAM, ONT

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LOL, i heard the same thing from a friend of mine who used to own the Chrysler dealer at Kennedy and 401.  If you get a new car and there are issues with the Sat Nav/Blue Tooth intigration better off trading it in cause nobody is gonna be able to fix it.  Its a sad state of affairs when you reach the point in life you have some money to spend and you don't want the hassle of buying anything.



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Livetodrive wrote:

The dots aligned in my life recently and I had both some time off and a windfall of cash so I decided to treat myself to a bucket list roadtrip out to Mount Rushmore in the 67 Mustang.  I've done this before so I'm pretty good at packing stuff that typically fails.  This time around I was dealt a couple of wild cards.  From Iowa on most states seem to have legislated methanol gasoline with up to 15% and no options at the pumps.  It seemed like each fill up required another "tune" to try and get some power back.  Altitude probably also played a part, but the fuel quality really makes the car a pig to drive.  Is this the future as Ontario has now required an increase in ethanol by 2020?

The second bitch I have is the quality of the aftermarket parts out there.  Not the offshore stuff either, but the made in USA scrap.  I had a "full race" timing chain that wore out in 8K.  The tech line at Cloyes told me you can't use the full race unit on the street and should choose the HD line.  No info on the box about that.  The mechanical fuel pump I replaced before I left busted the internal spring after 1200 miles leaving me to throw on my 50 year old spare on the side of the interstate in 48 degree weather.  It seems like I'm still paying for the quality, just not getting it anymore.  Just me or is everyone having issues?

 



-- Edited by Livetodrive on Tuesday 21st of May 2019 09:14:38 PM


 that methanol % is legislated to go higher in a lot of states from what i have heard.

 



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MARKHAM, ONT

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It looks like Ontario got approval for 10% by 2020 and 15% by 2025.  They asked for public comments but it looks like nobody has an issue with it.  I guess we will all have to figure it out?  I brought back a picture from the future and I admit that I'm starting to understand the appeal of owning a newer "muscle car".



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wow .     I think its time to sell all my **** and go into a home 



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Lets add to that that the Ford gov just announced that licence fees will be going up for the next couple years. Ed

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The 15% is not a done deal so far. The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is hosting a session in Toronto on their proposal to increase the renewable content in gasoline (ethanol) to 15%, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM for stakeholder feedback and to provide an opportunity for discussion on the ministry’s proposals.

The Specialty Vehicle Association of Ontario (SVAO) will be attending this meeting to represent your interests, and they’re VERY aware of the issues you all face with older vehicles. They represent all types of specialty vehicles and you should consider supporting them – who else speaks to the government on your behalf?? Think about it.

www.svao.org/

ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4598

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MARKHAM, ONT

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I think you will find that this is already a "done deal".  The only way Ontario can reach emission targets is to proceed.  I hope I'm wrong but the "public meetings" will not have much effect this late in the game.  I already got one "thank you for you interest" response on this subject.  Its already working successfully in other jurisdictions, blah, blah, blah!  



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and when gas mileage drops .. once yet again due to the fuel we'll ALL have to buy more fuel

yep good for the environment...the BUSINESS environment

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MARKHAM, ONT

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My experience is that ethanol seems to work better in pressurized fuel systems (fuel injection) where evaporation is not as much of an issue.  After a hot soak, the mixtures go super lean on start up.  There was also a fairly significant study that found this:

Ethanol and ethanol-gasoline mixtures burn cleaner and have higher octane levels than pure gasoline, but they also have higher evaporative emissions from fuel tanks and dispensing equipment. These evaporative emissions contribute to the formation of harmful, ground-level ozone and smog.

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https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.php?page=biofuel_ethanol_environment

 



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