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  •  Benz sealed up their transmissions a while back (2+ / 0-)
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    but I'm not so sure on the no oil change thing unless there's some new super oil to go along.....

    I still remember the Escort that had never had an oil change yet, the car was at 35k, I had to pry out the clumps from the drain hole and the engine was toast......

    Without brakes and other undercar (suspension etc) a lot of shops would have gone out of biz years ago....During the boom the shop I was running was almost killed by the zero interest new cars...every time I told someone they needed work, they'd trade it in.....Now shops are doing pretty well again as people need to fix what they have.....

    Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
    I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
    Emiliano Zapata

    by buddabelly on Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 06:58:22 AM PST

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    •  Many auto transmissions (0+ / 0-)

      will run anything up to 100 000 miles with no change of fluid.

      Some will die earlier, most won't and transmission fluid actually leads a harder life than engine oil.

      The difference is that there are no combustion byproducts that get into it ... Keep them out of the sump and the oil would last almost indefinitely.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 07:23:21 AM PST

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