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Done With All The Crap On ICE Cars

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by lynnpt2001, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. lynnpt2001

    lynnpt2001 New Member

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    Just spent 10 hours replacing a valve cover gasket, spark plugs, wires and cleaning the Fuel injection system on my son's car, V6. Made me think, why do we need all this "crap" on a car. All this maintenance, replacement parts, oil leaks, fuel injectors and pumps....also made me think how disruptive a Tesla car is to all the companies that build the "crap" that is on all the ICE cars that would no longer be required if everyone owned a tesla. How many mechanics would not have a job, no more gas stations, no more of these mickey mouse oil change quick lubes, etc. How it would change the automotive world as we know it. Seems like Serenity in the Car World had begun.....!
    P.S. No more grease spots in the parking lots at the mall.
     
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  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    I'm right there with you man. In 2013 to pay for my new Model S I sold a 1959 Porsche 356A coupe (no I was not the original owner). I used to do the routine maintenance on that car. EVs are a joy.
     
  3. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    I gave up my pride and joy for nearly 12 years (modded MINI S) cuz it just felt like a lawn mower. I'll be the first in line for the MINI E if ever such a beast is produced.
     
  4. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    One thing that sometimes goes forgotten -- exhaust pipes and mufflers. I've had so many exhaust and muffler replacements over my years of driving ICE vehicles. I'm very happy to see those disappear.
     
  5. tommythecat

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    Just had to replace the trans on my current car a few months ago (Pontiac G8). Shortly after that I had to do the timing chains. A couple thousand dollars in repairs that I won't have to ever worry about again when my Model 3 arrives. :)

    The timing of the repairs almost caused me to not have enough for my reservation on 3/31. Would have pissed me off to no end had car repairs caused me to have to wait even longer for my Model 3.
     
  6. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    Timing chains? I thought those were supposed to last for the life of the car. I've had to replace a snapped timing belt before, but never a timing chain. Mmmm....fun...trying to find that mark on the driveshaft pully in order to get the timing correct with the new belt; getting everything on the exact right notch of the belt. Those were the days.
     
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    Krugerrand Active Member

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    Nope. They do not last forever and if one breaks...:eek:
     
  8. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    Well, a timing chain is basically inside the engine unlike a typical timing belt, and if one breaks it could really mess some stuff up.
     
  9. SageBrush

    SageBrush Active Member

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    I agree with the sentiment, although a good Japanese car goes a long way towards minimizing that crap.
     
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  10. tommythecat

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    The V6 model of G8 is notorious for timing chains stretching. When we got it apart the left bank chain was off by one link. I was lucky I didn't have a catastrophic failure the way I drive. ;)
     

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