This is a discussion on DIY: Vehicle Maintenance and Repair within the DIY forums, part of the General Discussion category; Originally Posted by A Watchman Ya think there is a reason it has evolved to a crowded non accessible mess in later model cars? Sometimes ...
I can remember in the 70's when Chevy decided to make a muscle car out of their Vega by putting a V-8 in it. (1974, maybe?)
Oh, it fit in the engine compartment, and quite a number were sold before anyone realized the spark plugs could not be accessed.:glee:
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And no, we (mechanics) do NOT like crowded non accessible messes. Mainly because of standard warranty lengths (manufacturer's and aftermarket) and extended warranties. It doesn't pay enough most of the time. Very rarely is the time considered sufficient. And when it's out of warranty, customer's will sometimes take it to a mom&pop shop, try and do it themselves, or roll it as is. Because OE parts are so dang expensive. Or management will try and good will the labor (i.e. try and not pay you). It sucks being a mechanic. Someone please me tell how resealing both camshaft housing sub-assemblies on a Tundra under warranty pays 9.0hrs, yet resealing one under CP (customer pay) pays 11.0??!! Where the hell do they come up with that number?!
My daily driver is a '67 Cougar. I did cheat and put in a HEI distributor, but I can drop the old original distributor and points back in and be driving after the EMP!
I can do the same with our '82 F-100, and my wife's '80 El Camino.
Y'all can keep your new cars!
Change a light bulb? Time to trade!
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Great post op.