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  2. I think the problem is we get talking about two...

    I think the problem is we get talking about two different things then it goes sideways.
    There are some files you can change without having to reset stuff. Then there are others that you do have to...
  3. EFI live is a pass through device that puts a...

    EFI live is a pass through device that puts a clalbration into a pcm using SAE protocal flashing. Whether it be the snap-on pass through pro, drewtech, mastertech or EFI live they all work the same...
  4. What i'm saying is you have to be careful with...

    What i'm saying is you have to be careful with protocol flashing and depending on what you are doing you may need a factory scan to for configuring and resetting. Unless you have the tools it can get...
  5. I'm getting my info from experience. All because...

    I'm getting my info from experience. All because your buddy did it for xxx.xx doesn't mean every vehicle is like that. If you think you can program every vehicle from a J-box you looking for a world...
  6. By no means am I officiated with DPS, but this...

    By no means am I officiated with DPS, but this made me lol.

    So are you saying that a shop should buy a $2000 pass through device that can half ass flash Duramax/Cummings products and charge $150...
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    Re: Lemon car needs timing belt and brakes

    Lets apply some common sense and profit margins to this repair.

    From Napa, a quality timing and water pump kit it $136 shop cost or $274 retail. This kit is very close or on par with dealer...
  8. Flushing AC systems is not a maintenance item. It...

    Flushing AC systems is not a maintenance item. It is only done when a compressor fails. When you have a compressor fail the whole system is full of metal shards not just some components.

    The only...
  9. Most of the gl-5 gear oil that you buy has...

    Most of the gl-5 gear oil that you buy has reduced sulphur/phosphorous content in the oil so it will react less with yellow metal. This it a big topic of controversy, some say it will totally fuck up...
  10. If you do want 75w-90 gl-4. The napa just off...

    If you do want 75w-90 gl-4. The napa just off 58th buy Chinook has 36 one liter bottles in stock.
  11. The way API oil ratings work is they have to be...

    The way API oil ratings work is they have to be compatible with all other obsolete oils of that class. So that means GL-5 can be put in any application that call for GL 1,2,3,4.

    The gear oil will...
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    I'm sure they have one, but dealers like to make...

    I'm sure they have one, but dealers like to make their staff work for free. Hence the lack of proof reading and technicians.
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    Published labor time to R&R the engine is 13.3...

    Published labor time to R&R the engine is 13.3 hours.
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    I'm not saying to go to the dealer. All you have...

    I'm not saying to go to the dealer. All you have to do is find a shop with a tech that has the correct tooling and know how. Call around to a few places and I'm sure you will find someone.
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    I would get your coils scoped. By scoping and...

    I would get your coils scoped. By scoping and graphing the coil primary and secondary circuits. You will hit three birds with one stone. Poor current ramping on the primary side will tell you the...
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    I hope to God that it didn't look like a...

    I hope to God that it didn't look like a triangle. Id rather have a rod and piston.
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    That's right. I sound silly and you don't. You...

    That's right. I sound silly and you don't. You win Your smarter than me does your penis feel bigger?
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    Really have you pm'd the op, he really needs your...

    Really have you pm'd the op, he really needs your help.
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    Would you like to compare more apples to oranges?...

    Would you like to compare more apples to oranges?
    This is not a modified engine.
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    And again, factory programming is very different...

    And again, factory programming is very different than a aftermarket EMS system.
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    Remember How I said if you want to take the two...

    Remember How I said if you want to take the two sentences that I said in haste, you just did.

    If you were up to date you would know that technicians have absolutely no input of future...
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    You are missing one big point, and that is...

    You are missing one big point, and that is technology. You say you had a turbo II for years and know every ins and outs of the mechanics. That is technology that came from the 70's to mid 90's. Those...
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    Yes I am a mechanic by trade and I specialize in...

    Yes I am a mechanic by trade and I specialize in run ability and engine diagnostics.

    I stand by my statements, minus the leak down I wrote that from force or habit. Even I can see were the mazda...
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    A TSB right from Mazda: Bulletin No: 01-015/08...

    A TSB right from Mazda:

    Bulletin No: 01-015/08

    Last Issued: 12/26/2008

    Subject:
    ENGINE CRANKS NO START

    BULLETIN NOTE
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    The price for the correct laser platinum NGK...

    The price for the correct laser platinum NGK plugs from Napa is $280 and the coils are $130 to $150 each. The wire set is $116. Its .5h to 1.0h of labor depends on how the shop calculates it. The...
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    Oh man, I already see were this is headed. The...

    Oh man, I already see were this is headed.
    The problem with customer supplied parts is the shop looses quality control and are forced to uphold warranty. Even if the customer supplied parts fail the...
  27. I just read the tsb. From what I grabbed it is a...

    I just read the tsb. From what I grabbed it is a Canada only problem (I may be wrong but the tsb said Canadian market). When it comes to Canadian only models or Canadian only problems we really get...
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    The shop is covering their ass. 12g's for a...

    The shop is covering their ass. 12g's for a tranny is a exaggeration but they do exist. There are minor circumferences differences in between brands even though they are the same size. The...
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    I agree with we are men and like to fix stuff....

    I agree with we are men and like to fix stuff. But what I'm saying is you have to know your limits.
    To be totally honest, imports are the worst with releasing info. You will get double the info on...
  30. Shops have insurance for when something goes...

    Shops have insurance for when something goes wrong and something expensive gets broken. Some guy in his back yard does not have any form of insurance so you are shit out of luck if he breaks...
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    My furnace broke two weeks ago. I spent a hour on...

    My furnace broke two weeks ago. I spent a hour on google and realized I was way over my head. I called a hvac tech and paid him $300 so I can live in a warm house again. I know were my skill set...
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    A cheap code reader is a really good investment....

    A cheap code reader is a really good investment.
    For a few dollars you can have a device that can point you in the right direction, can you diagnose and fix a problem with one, small chance. When...
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    What you have is a code reader that is CAN...

    What you have is a code reader that is CAN compliant. Every code reader sold in a year or two will be CAN compliant. There are two different sides to on board diagnostics, there is the global obd...
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    Unless you are putting in a vin number into the...

    Unless you are putting in a vin number into the tool you are going off global OBDII, any $30 code reader will give the same info.

    When you pay a shop a $100 or more, you are not just paying to...
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    The newest out of province update was in 2009 due...

    The newest out of province update was in 2009 due to the government mandated CAN network. Then in fairly sure the last one was in 2006. I'm going to go ahead assume that after 1996 after mandated...
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    Two months or so ago I went to the public range...

    Two months or so ago I went to the public range at homestead for the first time in about 10 years. Holy shit has it ever gone down hill. last time I was there the tables were brand new and they had...
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    The whole purpose of the seat sensor is for the...

    The whole purpose of the seat sensor is for the airbag module to know who is in what seat and how much they weigh. Depending on how much the occupant weighs and how fast the vehicle is going and how...
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    Originally posted by ercchry Are you...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by ercchry
    Are you missing the part where he is installing OEM seats? [/QUOTE


    All that Im saying is the dealer will not re-program or dissable the airbag system. Even...
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    Keep in mind what is said over the phone is very...

    Keep in mind what is said over the phone is very different than what actually happens. I don't see why a reputable dealer would disable airbags. Even if it was a factory option to not have them they...
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    I think you will loose all airbag function. If...

    I think you will loose all airbag function. If you replace the seats you will loose the occupant classification sensors. With out those sensors the airbag system does not know who is sitting in what...
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