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Date:         Mon, 10 Jul 2006 20:16:58 -0700
Reply-To:     Robert Fisher <refisher@MCHSI.COM>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Robert Fisher <refisher@MCHSI.COM>
Subject:      Re: Just how far in over my head am I? (long)
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Nope, don't plan to either. The more I hear about Syncros the more I am inclined to stay away from 'em. Unless of course somebody gives me one. We all know how often that happens.

Cya, Robert

----- Original Message ----- From: "Raymond Paquette" <raymondpaquette@GMAIL.COM> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 7:59 PM Subject: Re: Just how far in over my head am I? (long)

> Ever replaced the starter on a Syncro, with a diff-lock? > > Paying for the starter is the least of it. > > BTW-excellent old-school rebuilder in San Diego: > MATEX, on 25th St at Market. > > Raymond > > > On 7/9/06, Robert Fisher <> wrote: >> >> I've had a '78 Chevy G20 since '91 and I'm on at least the fourth starter >> under a lifetime warranty. The symptoms of failure are always the same, >> so >> when it starts acting up I pull it and go get another one before it >> strands >> me somewhere. I can swap it out in under 10 minutes now, aside from the >> trip >> to the FLAPS. >> It's inconvenient, but no more so than a tire rotation or something. I >> don't >> even know anymore how long a good quality new starter should last. >> I mostly consider it their problem and not mine. Since they computerized >> their sales records in store I don't even have to bother keeping track of >> the receipt and I can get an exchange in any store of the same chain. >> What >> a >> deal, right? Right? >> >> Cya, >> Robert >> >> ----- Original Message ----- >> From: "Geo & Kathleen Hahn" <ahwahnee@CYBERTRAILS.COM> >> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> >> Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 5:53 PM >> Subject: Re: Just how far in over my head am I? (long) >> >> >> > Robert Fisher wrote: >> > >> >> Most 'rebuilt' starters you can get at retail are 'half-assed >> >> partially >> >> rebuilt starters'. It's something of a crap shoot, and I haven't had >> any >> >> better luck with a Napa rebuilt than an Autozone rebuilt... >> > >> > >> > At least the rebuilt I got at Checker (Kragen/CSK/Schucks) came with a >> > Lifetime warranty. Still get the delight of replacing it when/if it >> > fails but 'starters for life' for $99 makes it about as good as it >> > gets. So far it has performed fine (just 2 years). >> > >> > Geo Hahn >> > >> > >> > >> > -- >> > No virus found in this outgoing message. >> > Checked by AVG Free Edition. >> > Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.9.10/383 - Release Date: >> > 7/7/2006 >>

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