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    Quote Originally Posted by HOSS429 View Post
    so i guess another good thing about having these cheap fly by night insurance companies is that victims such as myself can never get in touch with the offenders insurer .. my wreck was 3 months ago and i have not heard a word from anyone .. i`m very displeased with my provider even though i only had liability ,, i`ve been with them for over 40 years and an agent is a relative of mine ,, i have called the offending persons company 2 dozen times and have waited about a week while elevator music plays .. i`m nearly at the point of hiring legal service ,, i d[d not want to go that route .. i admit i F`D up by not going to the hospital .. i had blood on my face and had a mild concussion for two weeks after but i was in shock at the moment ,, i was picking up pieces of my car while traffic was whizzing by at 70 mPH and other witnesses telling me to stop .. go to the general and save some time .. yeah but not my time !!!!
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    What do you expect someone from her insurance company to say to you on the phone? They won't admit any liability, it's up to you to either file a claim or hire an attorney. Your insurance, since you had only liability, has zero interest in the accident since you obviously weren't at fault, no liability. You didn't pay them to represent you for collision/comprehensive. It seems that the "file a claim" option isn't going to work for you, so you're left with "hire a lawyer" or "chalk it up to experience and forget about it."
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    do all cars nowadays have the computer assisted start ? on my XL7 all you do is turn the key to start and let go and the computer takes over and finishes cranking it up .. i never knew if my 09 corolla had this feature and many times when i started it the starter would grind and even stick .. maybe it had the start assist and i was doing it wrong .. this new to me 010 i think has the same system but i cant find anything to confirm that .. a flaw i have noticed with it is that it will shift into over drive prematurely then kick back out and speed up a bit more then kick back in ,, may be my driving technique ,, i am not hard on a car ,, everybody runs off and leaves me leaving stop lights then i meet them again at the next one ..
    iv`e used up all my sick days at work .. can i call in dead ?

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    I think that the "keyless start" feature and "remote start" feature kind of happened around the same time. But to use the remote starters some "safety controls" had to be defeated and voided some warranties, like manual tranny cars you were supposed to hold down the clutch pedal and some other cars you had to hold down the brake pedal. Those had to be bypassed to make the remote system work.. Of course the OEM's screamed blue murder because the car had been certified safe and now they would be held responsible and most importantly Liable . Almost overnight many corner shops tore down the signs advertising the install of those remote systems and the OEM's took over that feature. I cannot name the specific year this all came about but I remember reading about GM being sued because of a Camaro that started remotely and plowed into a building or house. The dumb owner left the car in gear and remote started it since the "safety" was defeated, by the local shop on the corner who installed a remote start system.. I think I'd be right in guessing maybe 10 -12 years have gone by since the OEM's began keyless start / remote start ... what a winding path that is! LOL

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    I know that the Jeep JK that was introduced for 2007 was the first with the "momentary input" starter feature, because I saw a guy destroy his engine and fry his wiring harness when he hit the key after stalling with a wall of water. Once energized the system watched for a fixed number of rotations, and he'd hydraulic locked his engine. Bent 3 of the 6 rods, burned out the starter and its wiring. I think others were around the same time.
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    several hundred posts ago i mentioned that i was finally getting my last edition of hot rod mag ,, i noted that i had not paid for a subscription in nearly 20 years .. i had not even opened most of them .. today this arrives in my mailbox .. it`s good till 2027 ..????? ...
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    iv`e used up all my sick days at work .. can i call in dead ?

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    Not to argue, but where your mailing label says "OCT 2022" mine says "JULY 2024" which is my end of subscription. The "0527" (same number on my label) is just a sequential number, not a date. I'd say your run has ended.
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    Yep but

     



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    WOW! That is some damage!! What's the plan? Repair or replace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    WOW! That is some damage!! What's the plan? Repair or replace?
    Seized roller on the lifter? With 200K do you machine the block, do a thorough clean, etc, etc or find a donor/crate?
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    clean it, measure it, then decide?
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    Actually the lifter was still moving believe it or not. Personally I think the boy should tear it apart and check and clean everything with that much metal lost from the cam. And I will advise him of that….joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    clean it, measure it, then decide?
    More than likely, and the kid does this for a living at the local caterpillar dealership. He’s putting a stage one cam new lifters and everything in it, but I’ve told him if it was me I would pull it apart clean the block check the bearings and everything. Since he’s gonna have it 3/4 of the way pulled apart anyway. It’s hard to believe that 30+ years ago that little short kid that was greasing bearings and being my Jack man would grow up to be a certified Cummins mechanic and have grease running through his veins like his dear old dad did at that age. Like myself, he love pulling wrenches not only for a living but as a hobby too.
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    measure & inspect

     



    I agree with you. The cam is wiped and all the metal filings went somewhere. Even the lobe to the right of the worst is gone away. Good deal on the "Little Guy" all grown and spinning spanners now. And we also agree on being so close to being apart, just do it all for the piece of mind at 200K miles. Just my 2 cents anyway!

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    I've got a 6.0 with 225 k and it was going to slap in and run, makes me think I should go through it, even though I don't want to.
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    I was invited to Myrtle Beach and my son and his family are showing up also and this just happens to be my view outside the window…
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