Vic Smith;2942073 Wrote:
> An access panel to the pump is a good idea, but most car designers don't
> see it that way.
Which begs the blindingly obvious question...
If Toyota engineers thought it was a good idea,
and I think it's a good idea,
and you think it's a good idea,
then why the he11 doesn't Detroit think it's a good idea?
It just seems our society funtions on waste. We intentionally put fuel
pumps in gas tanks even though the old mechanical pumps were very
reliable and seldom caused any problems. And, we intentionally DON'T
make it easy to replace that pump if it does fail. And GM and Ford do
that because they think that once the customer has purchased one of
their vehicles, he then becomes a cow to be milked regularily.
My Toyota Corolla had an in-tank fuel pump, but there was a panel in the
trunk for easy access to that pump. My sister's Ford Taurus had to
have it's fuel pump replaced three times and each time the fuel tank had
to be dropped cuz there was no removable panel in the trunk. Is there
any freaking wonder why more and more people are buying Japanese and
South Korean cars?
Someone needs to explain to someone in Washington that you don't become
rich by making junk that your dealerships have to repair often. You get
rich buy making a quality product that doesn't have to be repaired
often, cuz then everyone will want your product, just like most people
in the world would prefer a Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic over a Ford or