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Old Today, 08:20 PM
 
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My cars dont even have a place to plug in a code reader.02 plus fuel plus spark =go.High altitude jets in the carb.
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Old Today, 08:24 PM
 
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Dad being in the business was always asked to recommend shops... the ones he recommended were always small family owned with generations working there.

Not one of these left...

They specialized... Mayfield Auto Electric Fuel and A/C, Kelly's Front End Shop, Jim's Smog, Bob's Muffler Shop, Hermann the German Transmission Shop, Kellum or Len's two body and fender shops... he also had a Larry the radio guy, Vic's Speedometer shop, and Steve's upholstery... these were all shops owned by the person with the name on the sign.

The only chain he used was a local tire shop but that stopped when the manager retired... within weeks everything had changed... 3 years later the shop was closed and it had been one of their top regionally.

The manager of the tire shop opened up his own shop about 15 miles away... I still go there and so does my extended family... it is like having a friend in the business... he said the new bean counters wanted more production and up selling... he said he already had top numbers and many repeat customers... they wanted to see 25% more...
Reminds me of a guy locally that my grandpa trusted with his truck The shop owner had worked for a Mazda dealer for 17 years before going solo.

Brought in his 1987 Mazda B2000 (still less than 100k miles) for a peculiar RPM surging when the a/c compressor was engaged. The carburetor was very finicky and after an adjustment, the issue was resolved.
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