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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    The fuel leaks sound like the result of a design or engineering flaw. Once again the professional class can't hold up its end and tries to blame the people who carry out their instructions.
    Actually, I doubt it was the designers themselves, lots of times professional bean counters will review designs and make changes to cut costs, it happens a great deal, I remember in a solenoid valve in a product I used to repair it had seals rated to 90psi with a 100psi pressure vent, the company bought these and thier "efficiency engineers" decided instead of buying a vale rated for 200psi they would just replace the spring in the pressure relief system. Turns out, this causes a high failure rate of seals, but the original designers were not at fault, but still blamed for it.

    Orc efficiency experts are still the professional class and probably make lots more than say mechanical engineers and cause more problems most likely.

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    I swear to you that is EXACTLY what he said. I don't have a TV or a radio so I only listen to the radio in my car. I love to listen to the talk stations and I usually make fun of them.

    I heard this with my own 2 ears. He was ranting about unions, and that's what he said. Now, he gets wound up and I'm sure he doesn't believe half of his own words but....yeah, he did.




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    I doubt it.

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Pssst! Pssst!

    The Japanese transplants do not have any unions - pass it on!
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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by hikari View Post
    Actually, I doubt it was the designers themselves, lots of times professional bean counters will review designs and make changes to cut costs, it happens a great deal, I remember in a solenoid valve in a product I used to repair it had seals rated to 90psi with a 100psi pressure vent, the company bought these and thier "efficiency engineers" decided instead of buying a vale rated for 200psi they would just replace the spring in the pressure relief system. Turns out, this causes a high failure rate of seals, but the original designers were not at fault, but still blamed for it.

    Orc efficiency experts are still the professional class and probably make lots more than say mechanical engineers and cause more problems most likely.
    I'll never forget an example of engineering brilliance at the printing company I worked for. One of my department's new presses burned out four of the drive motors that powered each of the individual printing units. We didn't have any in stock so they called the manufacturer to get replacements. Turned out they didn't have any either. This created a management panic as the press was in the middle of a job that was already badly behind schedule. The work couldn't be moved to another press because none in the company were compatible with this white elephant. Finally, displaying true genius, the plant engineer decided to order 60 hp motors (that were in stock) to replace the 100 hp ones the press was designed to use. Took the shop an entire 8 hour shift to install the new ones which lasted about 10 minutes before burning out. Took another 8 hours to remove the 60 hp ones so they were ready when the proper ones finally became available.

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    OMG! A car company had to recall some cars?


    QUICK! To the PRESSES!!!


    THIS IS NEWS, PEOPLE!


    Related note...my corvette has a slight fuel leak...but it's a 76'....think I'll be able to slip her in under the radar?
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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Honda is having to recall 400 000 Accords,


    I guess that means companies with government ownership have 10 times fewer problems
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    Re: GM Recalls 40,859 Cars For Possible Fuel Leaks

    Did they also beat you to it when Toyota recalled almost TWENTY TIMES as many cars?
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