posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 05:16 PM
Using a mechanic (who depends upon cars failing so he has a job tomorrow) isn't the best route to take. He is minimizing it down past preventative
errm, thats like saying don't listen to a doctor, because they make a living off diagnosing and treating illnesses. The advice in that video is free
to anyone who has a computer and youtube. Furthermore, if one is a DIY mechanic like myself, the advise dispensed in said video is sound, simple and
easily done by one at home. The parts that he mentions are not very expensive and if you had listened to the video, he states that all the parts
alcohol may affect are 'consumables' i.e they wear out and need replacing from time to time anyway.
"Just bring it in and we'll bring everything up to date for you." Average shops charge $85.00 an hour; to fix something that should not be an issue
from the manufacturer down.
Not a nice way to nickel and dime consumers pensions is it?
Once again, this is sensationalism at it's finest. None of the cars I have run on e10 or e15 needed any modifications or changes for them to work. GM
have released a statement about updating software in newer car's engine management systems to run the e15 fuel. This is because newer cars are all
computer based and they get software updates for all sorts of things. My car has had a couple of updates as part of it's regular service schedule.
This is something the savvy consumer would do - wait until the next service and get updated then. It's just a case of plugging it into a service
computer and uploading some files to it.
Autos older than the 2012 models should be recalled to implement this "standard" at the manufacturers expense, not the consumer.
So, because the govt makes a change that is necessitated by fuel availability, not eco friendliness, you advocate that automakers should foot the bill
to change all vehicles that were manufactured before this decision was passed into law
That is like saying because solar panels are now available to generate electricity, all power companies should pay to have them installed on houses.
The money for doing so has to come from somewhere and companies despite popular urban legend do not have bottomless pockets. Let's not forget that
just a few years ago, talk was that GM was about to go bankrupt until the people in the form of the goverment stepped in and saved them. Even if it
did happen, the bill would be passed back to consumers in some way i.e higher prices for new cars, or higher servicing costs.
If you feel that passionately about it, just don't use the fuel. Regular petroleum based gas is and will be for the foreseeable future available you
know, you will just have to pay the higher price at the pump because that is the price of 100% petroleum based gas now.......