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Old 08-26-2007, 07:26 PM   #15
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It doesn't have anything to do with your current situation, other than cheap parts, but the starter in the truck bit the dust at a rest area last weekend. The replacement starter I got (beggars can't be choosers on a Saturday afternoon) had a "made in mexico" sticker on it. "mexico" was misspelled "MEXIGO" . It failed yesterday, and damaged the battery in the truck as well. Now I had to re-replace the "mexigan" starter, and put a new battery in to boot.
Perhaps the Made in Mexigo decal was made in China? Sorry, Terry, I couldn't help myself. Crummy thing to happen.

The world is dissolving around us in bad parts. No wonder the garbage landfill sites are overloaded. It's all the cheap stuff being sent in, and wholesalers here who don't particularly care.

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Old 08-26-2007, 07:27 PM   #16
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It doesn't have anything to do with your current situation, other than cheap parts, but the starter in the truck bit the dust at a rest area last weekend. The replacement starter I got (beggars can't be choosers on a Saturday afternoon) had a "made in mexico" sticker on it. "mexico" was misspelled "MEXIGO" . It failed yesterday, and damaged the battery in the truck as well. Now I had to re-replace the "mexigan" starter, and put a new battery in to boot.
Wow, talk about adding insult to injury. We've got similar problems on our Triumph sports cars. The distributor caps, rotors and condensors that are sold now are cheap clones that don't last long. I've resorted to saving all the old original components. I'd rather use an original used part than something that will leave me stranded on the road somewhere.

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Old 08-26-2007, 07:34 PM   #17
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Wow, talk about adding insult to injury. We've got similar problems on our Triumph sports cars. The distributor caps, rotors and condensors that are sold now are cheap clones that don't last long. I've resorted to saving all the old original components. I'd rather use an original used part than something that will leave me stranded on the road somewhere.

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And Lucas used to be called "the prince of darkness"...
A month ago I helped another forums member do a tune up on his Range Rover. We installed a new cap, rotor, wires, and plugs. It then wouldn't start. Last thing I did, after hours of head scratching and cussing, was pull the replacement rotor off, and turn it over. The tab for the distributor shaft was offset about 5 degrees, just enough to make the truck not run. Put the old rotor back in, and the truck started like nothing was ever wrong.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:16 PM   #18
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And Lucas used to be called "the prince of darkness"...
A month ago I helped another forums member do a tune up on his Range Rover. We installed a new cap, rotor, wires, and plugs. It then wouldn't start. Last thing I did, after hours of head scratching and cussing, was pull the replacement rotor off, and turn it over. The tab for the distributor shaft was offset about 5 degrees, just enough to make the truck not run. Put the old rotor back in, and the truck started like nothing was ever wrong.
Oddly enough I've found the early original Lucas components to very good. It wasn't until the repro parts started hitting the market that I started having "Lucas" problems with my vehicles Just a sign of the times I guess.

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