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    Poll: I purchase for a local parts store, right part...

    I purchase for a local parts store, right part everytime. I used them when I was a service manager and customers did not want to pay Chrysler parts prices. These guys have real parts, Moog, Wagner,...
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    In 2002, I went to work for a Dodge dealer with...

    In 2002, I went to work for a Dodge dealer with that mentallity. They refused to work on anything not purchased there. It took about 6 months to change that attitude. My labor rate was 64 per hour...
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    When I was a service manager for GMC dealer, GMC...

    When I was a service manager for GMC dealer, GMC would pay for an oil change if the owner would switch to Mobil 1. It was highly recommended and pushed by GMC.
    That was for new and used trucks...
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    No it is not covered, powerttrain includes...

    No it is not covered, powerttrain includes internal engine, trans, transfercase, and related parts. States as a lubricated part.
  5. Bunch of kids on here, 64 and driving the Chevy...

    Bunch of kids on here, 64 and driving the Chevy since 09. Being a Chrysler man, I will probably go back to them after this. Most of my GM's were Pontiacs. My brother owns his own company and after...
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    I only use Liquid Glass

    I only use Liquid Glass
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    Agree with Surrealone

    Agree with Surrealone
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    Read an article the other day stating GM profit ...

    Read an article the other day stating GM profit on vehicles was less than Ford and Ram. I think it was like 5.62 per cent while the other were 7 to 10 percent. Most likely means less model...
  9. Most books say .5 but I have seen .9 paid for...

    Most books say .5 but I have seen .9 paid for some vehicles and around here most places 1 hr labor to hook up the DRBIII or Tech II to read codes. When at the Chrysler dealer that paid techs by the...
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    Turbo may be the new choice of engine power, just...

    Turbo may be the new choice of engine power, just read the Cadillac ATS will offer a 2.0L turbo. I read GM is working on new engines for thier trucks but that is about all they had to say. I don't...
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    I have used Mobil 1 for years until I switched to...

    I have used Mobil 1 for years until I switched to Valvoline syn oil. In my Dodge the knock went away on start up, I have noticed this with Mobil 1 in other cars I owned and other poples cars. ...
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    I guess it depends on what it is used for. I had...

    I guess it depends on what it is used for. I had a 2.5l 4cyl 5 sp Dakota that I put about 45-50k miles. It did what I needed to do, haul stuff to remodel the house. I had two cars with turbos and...
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    I agree with CORSO, I thought that was a trait. ...

    I agree with CORSO, I thought that was a trait. My knocks of start up also. If the filter is not 2 stage (orange mostly) all oil drains back and allows knocking on start up. I have changed from...
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    Sticky: Raised from 3.35 to 3.39 today. Diesel stated at...

    Raised from 3.35 to 3.39 today. Diesel stated at 3.94
  15. I agree the price sounds right for a dealer, some...

    I agree the price sounds right for a dealer, some charge an hour diagnostic, .5 hour to replace a battery, and 1 to 1.5 hours for the starter. Techs are on comission and charge by the book now...
  16. Thread: gas mileage

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    Before I got the Suburban, the prior owner put a...

    Before I got the Suburban, the prior owner put a hydrogen kit on the truck. About 400.00 and increase the mileage 3 to 4 mpg. I have not used it, but my brother has it on his Dodge with over 125000...
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    Retired Navy 22yrs, retired auto parts/service...

    Retired Navy 22yrs, retired auto parts/service manage 17 years(GM and Chrysler both closed in the bailout). Now work part time IT tech for a doctor that has 5 clinics, business office, and two...
  18. I worked 9 years for the White family. I was at...

    I worked 9 years for the White family. I was at the Dodge Chrysler lot in Oak Hill, WV. At one time the brothers had about 7 or 8 new dealerships. They now have Paul White Chevy and White...
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    My Suburban was doing that last year and the...

    My Suburban was doing that last year and the blend doors were binding and had to be replaced. Also, one actuator was bad not working the blend door.
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    07 Suburban 186000 Trans replaced in June...

    07 Suburban 186000 Trans replaced in June 2011, engine replaced Feb 2009
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    On the GM vs Ford, the Fords were not the new...

    On the GM vs Ford, the Fords were not the new model. GM used the model before the upgrade. Autoblog or someone had a behind the scenes on the test and disregarded it. I don't perfer one over the...
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    Poll: With the tire pressure monitors, Chrysler had us...

    With the tire pressure monitors, Chrysler had us to put nitrogen in tires so the silly little light would not come on. After about two years, they seemed to drop that requirement. We could still...
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    Eagle 1 leather conditioner

    Eagle 1 leather conditioner
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    Martin Delray - One in a row

    Martin Delray - One in a row
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    17 years as a service manager and have never had...

    17 years as a service manager and have never had a service contract cover interior parts. But most dealers with a good service department standing can make a decision to replace under warranty until...
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