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    That’s one small leak in my radiator...

    Nascarnation, I definitely don't disagree, and vaguely understand the benefits of it. I just wonder if there isn't a better method that may reduce the overall damage should a failure occur, while maintaining the benefits of reaching operating temperature more quickly. Maybe there is, and...
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    That’s one small leak in my radiator...

    Supton, It's a trap! Drive your current car until it decides it wants to retire.
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    That’s one small leak in my radiator...

    Donald, That does seem really odd! Perhaps it's just an auxiliary that is employed under heavy loads, or high temperature situations? Nick1994, Technically, it was $10,089.55 after "shop supplies" were billed on. I guess the $179 an hour for labor doesn't pay for gloves or paper towels.
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    That’s one small leak in my radiator...

    That'll do it! Long work commute, or drive for a living?
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    That’s one small leak in my radiator...

    Atikovi, My hat's off to you! But there was no warranty on a 2 year old car? Fitz98, I was fine, until the first time they denied the warranty claim. Only then did I cringe. Mercedes actually had a recall for the c-class with a particular radiator manufacturer that kept failing. But...
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    That’s one small leak in my radiator...

    Leo99, Wow, indeed! I don't know whose idea it was to marry the trans and engine cooler, but I hope they're still laughing. Imp4, I really do love this car. It's an absolutely fantastic machine to operate. They've had me in a 2019 GLC300, "we've got you in the replacement for your car"...
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    That’s one small leak in my radiator...

    LS973800, Also: they did the multi-point back in May when they replaced the air bags, and gave me a $5,900 repair estimate for a bunch of stuff. But this inspection returned no additional repair work needed, so maybe that $1,604 quote for new engine mounts wasn't the necessary? I feel like...
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    That’s one small leak in my radiator...

    Nascarnation, The one that stuck out to me was a bill for 12 quarts of transmission fluid to fill a unit that only holds 9 quarts. I guess maybe the cooler inside the radiator holds another 3 quarts? Yeah, they mentioned the glycol in the coolant ruining the transmission, and the...
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    That’s one small leak in my radiator...

    One giant repair bill for my wallet. Back story: noticed a weird vibration accelerating from 2nd, to 3rd gear in the GLK back in June. Took it to the independent shop that had replaced the transmission mount, and previously had done the transmission service (regular preventative, noticed no...
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    Aftermarket shade curtains

    I'm okay if people think it's a hearse! Am I hiding bodies. Am I just trying to add privacy. Who knows, until the smell hits them.
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    Aftermarket shade curtains

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    Aftermarket shade curtains

    Rand, Seeing as many vehicles have factory installed privacy screens as options, I think the legality is debatable. A_Harman, Not the idea I had in mind, but surely not a bad one!
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    Aftermarket shade curtains

    I've been cruising amazon/eBay for some after market interior window shades for the rear of my car. Has anyone used any they liked, or had horrible experiences with any? I'd like something that installs like a curtain, and not one that slips over the entire door, similar to the photo below.
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    Test driving PHEV w no battery charge

    ems1 - I didn't mean to seem like I was suggesting the Prime would override EV under hard acceleration. Genlll without a plug, and with an EV mode, will only stay in electric mode under light acceleration, and under 12mph. But those are solely charged via the ICE. It seems the Kia and Hyundai...
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    Test driving PHEV w no battery charge

    Blupupher - or even just an extension cord! It's a 9 hour charge from 0 at 120v. madRiver - I've thought about it, but I don't think I want to try that hard to sell myself that car. 4WD - right, I think that's pretty typical of any HEV. The computer is going to select the most efficient form...
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