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I worked at Sears changing and repairing tires and a few other minor repairs. They had plug/patches similar to them back in 1970. Used a lot of them.
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Ralph Mowery wrote, on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 12:44:04 -0500:

Yikes! I hate Sears! I promised myself in 1981 that I'd *never* go to Sears ever again! I tell everyone *not* to go to Sears!
< begin rant >
When I was young and stupid, I brought my 1970 clunker to Sears for a $100 alignment.
The car had 90K miles on it and I had failed inspection (in those days, they lifted the front end and checked for suspension wear).
I brought it to K-Mart, who, for something like $20 told me I needed to replace the idler arm, the pitman arm, and the tie rod ends.
I replaced all of them, and started to do the alignment but quickly realized that I just didn't have the tools to MEASURE the angles correctly (and to convert inches to degrees, etc.). I got as far as doing the toe but gave up when it came to camber and caster.
I had MARKED EVERYTHING though, with yellow nail polish, because I wanted a before-and-after look at things (I was pretty detailed, even then).
So I take it to Sears, pay my $100, and watch they guy. He never once touched the car, but at one point, I was distracted by the shop asking me to pay so maybe he did the work while I wasn't looking?
Anyway, I pay and drive home and put the car on a lift to snap pictures. Guess what. Not a single eccentric was touched! Not one. I could tell because I was sloppy with the nail polish and not a single bolt was even MOVED!
The bastards. They stole my money. And my time. And, I'm sure, I wasn't the only one.
I go back. I complain. They put it on the lift. Not a single thing was right except for the toe (which "I" had done myself!).
Turns out, they mechanic *ADMITTED* he didn't do a thing! He said his charts only went back 10 years and my car was 11 years old! Can you believe that.
I should have complained to high heaven and gotten a refund. I just let them re-align it.
I wasn't as crotchety when I was young, but I would have complained to the district attorney or something had I been the age I am now.
It's criminal what Sears does to rip off people. Absolutely criminal.
I watch all my alignments like a hawk watching a mouse now. Sears sucks. I will *never* ever go to Sears for the rest of my life, and I make sure everyone knows how bad they are.
The're criminals. I'm sorry you worked there, and I do apologize for the diatribe. It's not your fault they are criminals. It's their fault.
< end rant >
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I was about 19 at the time. Just a part time job while in school. I don't know about the quality of work, but at that store I know they did make an attempt at doing whatever was suspose to be done, maybe others don't.
I do know lots of places will rip you off. Local Ford dealer did to a friend. He took a car with a V8 to get the plugs changed. It came back with the same miss in the engine it had. They only changed 7 plugs as the 8th was very hard to get to. He went back and complained and was asked how he knew the plug was not changed. He said because 7 were of one brand and the hard to get to was another.
I hate that a local 'shade tree mechanic' got too old and quit. He was an honest man and good at what he did. I had him to do several jobs for me like changing a timing belt. He recommended a few othe things such as the water pump as it was driven by the belt and all it was 4 bolts to do it. Said it would not be any more labor and just his cost of the part. Bet not many if any dealers would do that.
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Ralph Mowery wrote, on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:13:01 -0500:

This is true. Anyone, not only Sears, can rip you off.
That's why I recommend my own kids do three simple things when they bring their cars to a mechanic:
1. Mark everything (e.g., mark the plugs, bolts, water pump, etc.) 2. Ask for the old parts back (they'd better be the same marked parts!) 3. Watch them while they're working (if they let you)
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On Mon, 7 Dec 2015 13:13:01 -0500, "Ralph Mowery"

Actually quite a few would. I know mine did. It's the only way to keep customers. Treet them like GOLD. The car salesman sells a customer his first car from the dealership. The service department sells him the next - and the next - if there is a next.
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clare wrote, on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 15:40:32 -0500:

I have a beemer. It breaks a lot.
The dealer service department gives me plenty of free soda and coffee. And then they charge four hundred dollars to replace a battery.
No thanks.
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Danny D. wrote, on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:44:31 +0000:

The bimmer costs even more because it has twice as many wheels and a far larger battery.
No thanks on anything at the dealer other than a warranty or recall repair (which should be free).
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On Mon, 7 Dec 2015 21:45:55 -0000 (UTC), "Danny D."

Everybody who thinks they are somebody needs to own one bimmer, I Merc, one Porsche, 1 Audi, and 1 Caddilac for good measure.
"If you have to ask how much, you can't afford it"
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clare wrote, on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18:29:04 -0500:

That was the beemer dealer.
But both bimmer and beemer dealers (which are usually under different ownership) screw you.
They don't call 'em stealers for nothin'.
Only three things you get/do at the stealer: 1. Warranty work 2. Recall work 3. Oddball parts you need this very moment
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On Tue, 8 Dec 2015 01:22:05 -0000 (UTC), "Danny D."

What's the difference between a Bimmer and a Beemer????
Anyone crazy enough to buy a second one deserves what he gets. Crazy enough or rich enough that the criminally high expenses don't mean anything to them
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clare wrote, on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:52:49 -0500:

Big difference. Anyone saying the wrong word is an idiot poser.
A beemer is the bike. A bimmer is not the bike; it's the car.
The name has a *long* history. Anyone who says it wrong is an idiot because it means they don't know the absolute least about the thing that they ride or drive.
It's just like if a guy says he "drives" a beemer. Nobody "drives" a beemer.
You ride a beemer; you drive a bimmer. You just sound stupid if you don't know the basic difference.
There is a long history on all of this. Let me dig it up... click ... click ... google ... google ...
Here is a decent description: http://www.boston-bmwcca.org/reference/bimmer-beemer.aspx
BTW, it doesn't matter what *you* (or I) think; it matters that anyone who knows anything about bimmers or beemers know this, and anyone who knows absolutely nothing about bimmers or beemers doesn't know this.
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On 12/07/2015 09:38 PM, Danny D. wrote:

You save bimmer I say beemer.... All I know about the subject is the Hells Angels came here on their summer run. Despite the massive police overreaction, they minded their own business and it was an uneventful weekend. When the BMW riders came to town, not so much.
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On 12/7/2015 11:38 PM, Danny D. wrote:

Truth is, most of us don't give a damn. 90% of the owners are snobs no matter what you call a BMW.
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Ed Pawlowski wrote, on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:11:17 -0500:

That you don't give a damn is perfectly acceptable. That you think BMW owners are all snobs, is just as acceptable.
I was just answering the question because someone asked what the difference was between a bimmer and a beemer (and, anyone who knows the least bit about them, already knows the difference).
Once I answered the question, we should have been done with this discussion.
If, after being told the simple answer, they *still* want to call it the wrong thing, then that's up to them. Not me.
If they want to call a tire a wheel, who am I to argue with them? If they want to call a nail a screw, who am I to argue with them? If they want to call a wheelcover a hubcap, who am I to argue with them? etc.
I was simply answering the question.
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On Tue, 8 Dec 2015 20:54:46 -0000 (UTC), "Danny D."

It is a BMW whether it has 2 wheels or 4. Bimmer or Beemer are both just bastardizations of the same name. You want to think there is a difference, go right ahead., If a Boston Beaner says Bimmer it'll come out Beemer anyway.
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On 12/08/2015 03:57 PM, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

Hard to get to either from Bayerische.
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rbowman wrote, on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 20:02:08 -0700:

Just so you understand the etymology, it never started with Bayerische.
It started with Beeser (as in BSA) motorcycle racers.
When BMW started bike racing in the UK, they called 'em "beemers".
Then, when BMW started selling cages in the USA, they called the cages "beemers".
So, the etymology has absolutely nothing to do with Bayerische.
NOTE: It's all in the millions of articles on the same topic, since this is the very first thing any BMW owner learns, even before learning Disa and Vanos and CCV, etc. (which every BMW owner also knows well).
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Danny D. wrote, on Wed, 09 Dec 2015 04:13:29 +0000:

ooops. typo.
Bimmers === cages
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On 12/08/2015 09:39 PM, Danny D. wrote:

Never drove the cage version. The closest I came was an Audi. Never buy one of the first efforts of a company known for rear engine, RWD cars to build a front engine, FWD vehicle. They must have gotten much better at it.
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On 12/08/2015 09:13 PM, Danny D. wrote:

What can I say. I rode a BMW -- once. I wouldn't mind an old airhead, but then I'd have to spend a lot of time working on said old airhead. Most of the new ones look too much like a raptorsaurus for my taste.
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