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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2005, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Why do people do such as this?

It never ceases to amaze me at the things people do just to get by. By now several of you know the headaches I've had with my jeep since the backfire. Well today I ordered my new carb and decided that I'd go ahead and pull the intake off and see how everything looked there just to make sure I didn't have a blown gasket. Guess what there was NO gasket there just the remants of a little silicon and the vally pan. I was told this engine was rebuilt yeah I guess by billy bob down shade tree lane. Why do people do things wrong on purpose?

I did find alot of carbon build up around the push rods and I don't know if it is from the lack of gasket or if I might have a valve issue. Pulling the heads tomorrow to se for sure.

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Because we are lazy and impatient. Instead of waiting and getting the right parts, we carry on and use what we have laying around and halfass it together. Mostly because we don't have the patients to wait a day or so to go and get the right stuff for the job. I struggle with this myself...
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Re: Why do people do such as this?

If you want something done right...

Do it yourself!
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I'm telling ya that is the truth. I've learned that from remodeling my house. People rig so many things just to get by or they don't know how and won't research it to find out how. Drives me nuts!! Who knows what I'll find tomorrow. I'll pray extra hard a church in the morning that nothing else is stupified.
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Mr Leve...."If you want something done right..." This is so true but I'm to the point in life where I don't want to learn some things. Or I don't want to take the time to learn. I'm supposed to live in an instant gratification society. Sometimes you have to plop your money down and take your chances. Yet I so believe in the above phrase. When I worked for United repairs were done right. Whatever it took and however long it took. They didn't screw around with that, just everything else. Servicing and repairing emergency generators around Philly I can see the crap places and also those places where I would literally eat off the floor. Things are done right or they are not. I have to balance the possibility of paying for a half ass job and then living with it or doing it myself. I still maintain that in most cases you can buy the tool and do it yourself cheaper that paying someone else to do it.
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Re: Why do people do such as this?

There are good and honest mechanics out there...when theres something I dont feel like doing myself...or more likely cant do myself like an alignment I go to the same guy I've been going to for 15 years He's never ripped me off and is always honest about what's wrong with my vehicles. I took my jetta there to get the timing belt replaced. he charged me $150.00 When VW wanted $450.00 and changed the other two belts on the car for free. wouldnt even take my money when I offered it to him for the other belts. There are good men out there.
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