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Old 31 March 2007, 06:55   #31
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It is NOT just British cars any more - all modern high tech cars are going this way - of course Yank cars hardly fit that bill - leaf springs are STILL considering cutting edge - like the engines though!!!
LOL... I hear you. I have never owned a GM car, but I am on my 3rd truck. Last one, I put 350,000 km on it and it was still going strong. My current one is at 230,000 km and I have yet to have a major problem (knocking on head...).

There was an infamous Chev van that required that the engine be dropped from it's mounts in order to access two of the spark plugs. That sort of thing is pretty common in their smaller cars I think. I suppose the designers overlook the odd thing like that!
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It is NOT just British cars any more - all modern high tech cars are going this way - of course Yank cars hardly fit that bill - leaf springs are STILL considering cutting edge - like the engines though!!!
Hey watch it Cod, I have leaf springs on my Freightliner badged Mercedes van, are you saying the damn thing is not state of the art? I think I'm gonna cry... Those damn Germans! Always behind the times technologically....
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Hey watch it Cod, I have leaf springs on my Freightliner badged Mercedes van, are you saying the damn thing is not state of the art? I think I'm gonna cry... Those damn Germans! Always behind the times technologically....
Leaf springs may be fine on Vans and carts - when they start putting them on so called sports cars you have to start worrying!!!
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There was an infamous Chev van that required that the engine be dropped from it's mounts in order to access two of the spark plugs. That sort of thing is pretty common in their smaller cars I think. I suppose the designers overlook the odd thing like that!

Try working on bikes...

FZR1000EXUP-you have to drop the whole engine and swivel it on it's mountings to get to any of the plugs-and the old TDM250's you had to remove the exhausts to change plugs....and that's a 2-stroke!
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