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Old 08-12-2019, 07:29 PM
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:26 PM
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There's an awful lot about that story, Jeff, that just doesn't make sense or, more likely, is overly exaggerated by the author in order to make a good yarn.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:01 AM
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I understand the early OHC-6 engines had more than their share of problems, and the dealer service departments did not understand them yet. So even if you had a good local dealer (seems that the author did not) good luck in 65 or 66/67 in getting a major issue with the engine resolved.
I am not old enough to have owned one new, they were at least 8 years old when I started driving. But judging from my experience with different new car dealers service departments I can tell you that a bad service department can make you hate a reasonably reliable car or truck. My 2012 Ford F-150 is an example, had 1 problem with it under warranty and the dealer I bought it from tried repeatedly to not warranty the issue.
Compare that with my 1997 Dodge Ram, it had at least 5 major issues under warranty, the dealer went above and beyond every time to make it right. Funny how I don't have bad memories about the Ram, and it spent almost as much time in the service department as it did on the road for the year.
You combine a car that is somewhat of a Lemon (all companies have them) and a bad and unresponsive service department. Along with a Young owner that probably does abuse a car more than most drivers, and has not learned how to deal with stubborn people. Add 50 years to the tale, and you probably get exactly what I just read.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:41 AM
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Sounds like the car had issues, but nothing's worse than a combination of a lemon and a doofus. The story seems embellished to me in order to sound more interesting. I did have an '85 VW GTI that was a nightmare, though.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:10 AM
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Yea definitely a little bit of some fish story additions.
I just could not get past the Day of Pick up at the Dealer bit.
Clutch issues causing engine to flounder around in the engine bay? WTF?

Sorry don't think I'd be taking it home.

As someone pointed out, Owner could rebuild the engine but didn't know what oil filter to use prior??

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Old 08-14-2019, 08:45 AM
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Admittedly a good looking car...

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