[DMCForum] Re: SSI: 2nd Edition
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[DMCForum] Re: SSI: 2nd Edition

My DeLo was an eBay purchase as well (as were 3 of my 5 Lincolns).

Every used car goes through a shakedown period. Old systems, many of
which have sat idle to the point of age deterioration alone, *WILL*
fail. Questionable engineering and low quality manufacturing *WILL
NOT* stand the test of time. Any purchaser who fails to expect such is
not being realistic.

Unfortunately, the only way to discover what has survived on a vehicle
is to put it into service. Some failures will be vehicle specific (for
example: broken dash clocks on just 2 of my Lincolns, one of which
only recently stopped). Others are endemic to the entire marque -- not
a single automatic headlight dimmer still works on any of my cars, nor
on the cars of anyone I have corresponded with. It's an arduous
process to debug a used car, but what else can an owner do?

Congratulations on being immortalized in print. I got a copy of SSI(2)
for Xmas too. Read the whole book in one sitting.

Bill Robertson

>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "erikgeerdink" <erikgeerdink@xxxx>
> I received a copy of SSI for Christmas.  I was pleasently suprized to 
> see that I had two quotes in the new chapter.  Too bad one of them 
> was me saying how crappy my car was when I got it.  Oh well, 50 years 
> from now my grand kids will get a kick out of it.
> Happy Holidays,
> Erik


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