Originally Posted by drjohn55
although i refuse to get involved in your rotor theory i do take offense to your comment about mechanics.... most if not all of us ARE knowledgeable on many issues. in the areas we are not knowledgeable in we can usually figure it out. please do not confuse mechanics with the latest generation of "technicians". as vehicles become more and more electronic and the desire to r&r instead of repair the need for a real "mechanic" becomes less and less.
ya i did graduate from high school.
oh you misspelled experts
It's not a "theory" like some dark matter blathering from Steven Hawking.
It is a well documented fact
backed up by MANY, many technical articles published by SAE . - you know who they are, right?
I'm a member, are you?
Well, I certainly agree with you about the new breed of "Technicians" and apologize profusely for lumping true mechanics in with them. I should have used the term technician in the first place. My bad.
I salute anyone that calls themselves a mechanic
- since mechanics actually figure out why
it's broken and know
how to fix it! ..and if they don't know right off the bat they can usually
figure it out. They also know how to fix it without first throwing a bunch of expensive parts at the problem.
It's kind of like the great Julia Childs. Everyone referred to her as a chef - and she despised the title. She preferred to be called a cook, since that's what she really did. And man, could she cook: MORE BUTTER!
My big issue is that the "art" of knowing how to actually fix things is being phased out of every aspect of our industrial society. "Just buy a new one or replace it" is how most problems are handled. Major corporations find it is easier and more expedient to buy failure prone products from China then to actually figure out how to improve the quality of their products. ...and boy howdy, is it EVER showing: Just this morning BMW cars announced a recall of 241,000 vehicles for a tail light issue. How hard is it for the Ultimate Driving Experience to engineer a tail light that works as expected?
BMW recalls 241,000 3-Series models over taillight failure
The GREAT news about all this is that there is a tremendous demand for well trained and experienced mechanics.
You sir, obviously, are the exception to the vast majority and will have job security forever!
By the way, I misspelled expurts
on purpose and put quotation marks around it. It's a play on words, kind of an extended metaphor. Never mind.
When I graduated from high school they taught me to start sentences with capital letters. Touche.