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cash for clunkers makes me mad.

anyone else pissed off by this stupid program? many good useable vehicles will be gone due to this stupidity. id rather have the old stuff being junked than any new vehicle. i personally know of one ranger that left this a.m. to be replaced by a new kia. how sad. it was a std cab longbed '92 4x4 V6. i did trade the guy some bald tires for his factory alloys, got his spare tire, bed mat, receiver drawbar and shift motor off the t-case. i cant say i blame the guy, he paid 400 for the truck 2 years ago and is getting 4,000 for it. but it was completly useable and looked cleaner underneath than my '93. hopefully some dealers will cheat and re-sell the "good" stuff. i agree there is some junk that should go, but theres more stuff thats salvageable than the true junk out there. and most of driving 10-20 year old stuff cant afford the higher insurance and a payment for 4 years that comes with the new stuff. even if you only get 10 mpg and could get 20 with a new rig, it wouldnt be worth it if your suddenly 10-15K in debt with payments, you could have bout alot of fuel with that! while this could boost sales temporarily, once its done the auto sales slump will be back im sure. might even be worse because anyone who could have really afforded something new has already bought. maybe if these junked vehicles wind up at salvage yards, i can pick up a van or exploder and put in a engine. someone should steal the presidential limo and crush it into a cube and slap a sticker of the presidential seal on a prius and have it parked behind the crushed caddy in front of the white house. "heres your car". i know there is a few other threads around here about this. thought id publish my 2 cent's worth.
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That is what I think too.. Also so is the dealer sending the vehicle directly to a crusher? Seems that there is a ton of parts that can be used again oops recycled is the correct phrase but sure that isn't happening. Dealer cannot cheat as there is a large fine but then again they are dealers. Boy this is going to dry up the used car market isn't it?
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lol tghere are a handfull of these threads on here
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The Yahoo article stated the top 3 trade ins are Explorers. Imagine all the rear 8.8"s, OHC's, front seats, and center consoles we're missing out on!
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The cars don't go straight to the crusher, they go to a junkyard only auction so you'll be seeing a lot of expos in the junkyards soon with clean interiors.
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What the hell is cash for clunkers?
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^^ are you serious you dont know what it is. if not put cash for clunkers into google and read a little.
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behind the times are we? lol

a program to put our country another 3 billion in the hole.
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What the hell is cash for clunkers?
http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=Cash+for+clunkers
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^^ are you serious you dont know what it is. if not put cash for clunkers into google and read a little.
What the hell is google?
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i hope your not serious lol
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i hope your not serious lol
Oh, what? Because of what I said this morning? Oh, no, no, no, see I have that disease where stuff just pops out your mouth... Go to hell! Go to hell! Whoop! Heh, see what I mean?
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Haha Roach
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didnt toreador (something like that) say that he had to drain the oil out of the cars and run them until they seize...then they go straight to the crusher...i dont think they are being auctioned.
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my neighbor works for ford and he said what they do is drain the oil and other fluids, then fill the gas tank with some sort of chemical. Then they turn the vehicle on and rev the engine until it blows (due to the chemical). Then i guess they crush them. But I personally think its messed up
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didnt toreador (something like that) say that he had to drain the oil out of the cars and run them until they seize...then they go straight to the crusher...i dont think they are being auctioned.
I don't recall that. The ones that are probably too beat up will go to the crusher but not all of them
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my neighbor works for ford and he said what they do is drain the oil and other fluids, then fill the gas tank with some sort of chemical. Then they turn the vehicle on and rev the engine until it blows (due to the chemical). Then i guess they crush them. But I personally think its messed up


They drain the oil then replace it with a water/silicate solution. They run the engine at 2000RPMs and hold it there until it seizes. The solution coats the friction surfaces and glazes them rendering any part of the engine that is normally lubricated with oil destroyed.

The news did a story at a local junkyard a few miles from my house. They have new inventory primarily made up of Exploders, Caravans, Blazers and other vans. The destroyed engines were spray painted hot pink by the yard so you know which ones are full of the solution. It was said that they had to sign up to be an approved yard to take the cars. So in a nutshell dealer to the yard directly. I cant imagine an auction and all the processing working that fast. Its only been a week.
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didnt toreador (something like that) say that he had to drain the oil out of the cars and run them until they seize...then they go straight to the crusher...i dont think they are being auctioned.
They drain the oil, put 2 quarts of water and liquid glass in it then run it until it seizes. Then they sell them to a junkyard. The junkyard takes off what they want to keep and then crushes the rest. My local Ford dealership is selling the vehicles to LKQ.


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A guy could make some money buying up all the 8.8's he could, lol. Tons of people want that 31 spline 8.8 with discs for jeeps and rangers.
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The cars don't go straight to the crusher, they go to a junkyard only auction so you'll be seeing a lot of expos in the junkyards soon with clean interiors.
SWEET!!! I have recently began searching for a nice expo axle (again lol). This is good to know that the salvage market is going to be getting a ton of explorers!
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I dont understand the reason behind destroying perfectly good engines... SUre I get that the Dems want to take "gas guzzlers" off the street, but seriously... WASTING perfectly good parts (the engines) makes no sense from an environmental standpoint either.
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^ Wasnt like this till obama became president.
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SWEET!!! I have recently began searching for a nice expo axle (again lol). This is good to know that the salvage market is going to be getting a ton of explorers!
I think a lot of it is going to have to do with what the local dealership does with the cars. The ones around here are sending them to auction but it seems like some people are just sending them straight to the JYs
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is it just me or did Zach just delete the blow off section?
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