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    OMG

    Some people just do not deserve to own vehicles no wonder they die it is just appalling......


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    Yep, couple of issues there, my son is a wrench bender and showed me a couple of vids he made of things they found on the job...
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    Meh, they should have bought American....

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    I'm curious- are there a lot of jurisdictions out there that DO NOT require periodic mechanical/ safety inspections? Unbelievably, here in Alberta (where the government meddles in virtually everything) there are no periodic vehicle inspections required. Here, once a vehicle is registered in the system it can be renewed ad-infinitum, sold, etc without ever being inspected. The vehicle next to you in traffic may not have been touched by a qualified mechanic in decades. I have slightly mixed feelings about it because I run a couple of Triumph bikes that could never, on any given day, actually pass a full inspection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarPig1976 View Post
    Meh, they should have bought American....
    Ha hahahahaha ha

    As far as I can tell, all vehicles are junk.

    first thing, if you have a 1994 to current GM/Chev truck, immediately replace the transmission cooler lines, trust me...you'll thank me later.

    google GM/Chev trucks electrical problems.

    One guy at work has had 2 consecutive trucks (2 model years) replaced due to weird, unexplainable electrical issues. The dealership hooked up diagnostic sensors that never recorded any issues. they even installed a battery powered sensor so that electrical shutdown wouldn't wipe any data.

    He won't buy a Ford though...and these are at least the 4th GM/Chev trucks that he's had (unexplainable & unfixable) electrical issues with over the last 15 years.

    just before Christmas another guy here was telling me about his GM truck's ( a third model year) weird issues....exactly the same as the first guy. He said the dealership told him it was a Throttle positioning sensor issue.

    He left the shop, and phoned me 2 days later to tell me about his new truck...a Ford. Apparently the TPS didn't solve his issues.

    shutting down while driving at highway speeds, all the lights blinking uncontrollably, and transmission shifting is apparently not a good thing.

    Pre-Fiat Dodge trucks had major metallurgy issues with the front & rear ends - Hopefully the Italians have fixed them - the Germans didn't... and don't get me started on their diesel truck transmissions.

    and don't buy a previous generation of Ford Diesel... nor a 5.4L though the late ones fixed the spark plug burn in/blow out issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridolpho View Post
    I'm curious- are there a lot of jurisdictions out there that DO NOT require periodic mechanical/ safety inspections? Unbelievably, here in Alberta (where the government meddles in virtually everything) there are no periodic vehicle inspections required. Here, once a vehicle is registered in the system it can be renewed ad-infinitum, sold, etc without ever being inspected. The vehicle next to you in traffic may not have been touched by a qualified mechanic in decades. I have slightly mixed feelings about it because I run a couple of Triumph bikes that could never, on any given day, actually pass a full inspection.

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    Not quite true, in Alberta, all vehicles from other jurisdictions require a safety inspection before they can be registered in AB.

    All vehicles 10 years old require a (passed) mechanical safety inspection before they can be re-registered to a new owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Enfield View Post
    Ha hahahahaha ha

    Not quite true, in Alberta, all vehicles from other jurisdictions require a safety inspection before they can be registered in AB.

    All vehicles 10 years old require a (passed) mechanical safety inspection before they can be re-registered to a new owner.
    LE: Must be some confusion at the Registry Express. Transferred a 1972 Triumph last year without inspection. Is that a fairly new rule? In any case, in a country where you need a license to buy a high performance pellet gun you'd think annual vehicle inspections would be required (but wait- that would probably result in the sitting government being voted out).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Enfield View Post
    Ha hahahahaha ha
    Glad you got the joke.
    Believe me, you ain't telling me nothing I don't know about the Ford 5.4L Triton engine. $3K last year to get it going again because of those stupid $20.00 spark plugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Enfield View Post
    Not quite true, in Alberta, all vehicles from other jurisdictions require a safety inspection before they can be registered in AB.

    All vehicles 10 years old require a (passed) mechanical safety inspection before they can be re-registered to a new owner.
    This is not quite correct, it an insurance company requirement, not the AB registry, and if you have an out of province insurance underwriter they may never request an inspection.

    I buy and swap junkers/heaps of all sorts and have never been required to produce a mechanical inspection for registration. And since my insurance is an Ontario based provider they have never requested a mechanical.

    Same with my motorcycles, it is an Alberta based provider and they simply ask the same boilerplate, VIN, usage, desired coverage.

    Personally it's a breath of fresh air, the "safety inspection" dance has become a cottage industry back in Nova Scotia, nickle and dime charges to certify otherwise serviceable vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentryduty View Post
    Personally it's a breath of fresh air, the "safety inspection" dance has become a cottage industry back in ST. LOUIS, nickle and dime charges to certify otherwise serviceable vehicles.
    Fixed it for ya
    Don't get me started on the emissions "inspection."

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    Good to see you again Darren, was wondering where you'd gotten to...
    Regards, Jim

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