It's your topic to begin with, you have the right to take it off course if you want...
I would say that yes, the engines and drivetrain and ancillary components have become so high tech that it is much more challenging for your average joe to work on them or even diagnose them. I would say a lot of cars in the 90's hit that sweet spot, they had just enough advancement to make them super reliable with minimal maintenance (unlike say chevy small blocks that were reliable but needed constant (albeit minor) tweaking). Now engines can still be really reliable and run for 100,000 miles with minimal maintenance but when something goes wrong they are **** near impossible to work on.
Do a search for "shop manual" at the top of the page. Someone has posted a link to a free version. Alternatively, you can access the manual at alldatadiy.com for about $20/yr. I find it's easier to use than the download version.Exactly...........case in point; as I type a response I'm looking at the 10:00 o'clock position and low & behold, there's a thread on GDI V6 VVT Actuator.....whatever the Sam Hill that it. Did look them up, there are 4, 2 intake & 2 exhaust. Thats about as far as I got.
And Also, have recently been on a timing chain thread.....Well ,went on UTube to take a look see. My beast has 2 chains & 4 gears.........guess thats where the VVT comes in......right??!
And, And, Also, have always bought the "Detroit Shop Manual" for every vehicle I've owned, but the cheapest manuals I've found are $415.00 plus shipping, and thats for a 4 volume set.
Knot quite ready yet
Just reinforced what U replied above.
Question: is Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and the other manufactors is "advanced" as GM?
Do a search for "shop manual" at the top of the page. Someone has posted a link to a free version. Alternatively, you can access the manual at alldatadiy.com for about $20/yr. I find it's easier to use than the download version.
I have been trying to find my perfect speed for optimum MPG. Last week with a canoe on top and bike racks on the hitch I was getting 23 at 60 MPH. I usually have something on the roof on trips, once I was getting 24 and it always drops in winter now matter how slow I go.
No, in the forum search right above the "Recent Discussions" box at the upper right side of the page.At the very top of page?
Have used AllData several years ago. Their good, but kinda/sorta of a hassle going from the computer to the garage.
Probably wind up with them again.
"well I gassed up 2 days ago at $4.03- regular
I just saw $4.81 this morning. Super.
My personnal best-- 31.3 "
What are U driving?
$4.03 for regular? Paid $2.22 yesterday, and thats high, been averaging bout $2.10 of late.