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Things that you would MOST like to slap a GM engineer for!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by HarryH3, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    A post to another thread reminded me of this. What are some of the things that GM has done that really make you wonder if anyone there is paying attention? I'll get the list started:

    Power steering pump that can't even be unbolted from the engine until you first use a special tool to remove the pulley. (Later model GM's)

    Air conditioner compressor that can't be removed from the accessory bracket until you (again) first use a special tool to remove the pulley/clutch assembly. The bolts almost clear the pulley. They could have moved the bolt holes 1/8th of an inch and you could take it right off! (My '90 Sub has this problem. Probably others as well)

    Pet peeve: Why do the interior door locks slide forward to lock in some GM's but they slide backward to lock in others? (Yeah, later models again).

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  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Top rear shock mounts!

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  3. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    How about the fact that there pussy's about not making the new blazer a full topper...

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  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Thought of another one... It wasn't a truck, but changing the back 3 spark plugs on my old '91 Beretta GT, with the sideways 3.1L V6, was easily one of the worst "simple" jobs I've ever tackled.

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  5. anatomiczero

    anatomiczero 1/2 ton status

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    Pontiac Fiero's early death, discontinuing the Camaro (maybe it'll come back) Importing a Suzuki (geo storm) Running the dome light wire on the outside of the cab (between seal) unless previous owner did that.

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  6. K05Aggie

    K05Aggie 1/2 ton status

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    I'd like to slap GM engineers for not including the little folded papers that you have to put in the A/C vents to keep them pointed where you want them on '73-'91 K5's and pickups....heh heh heh
     
  7. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    The jack. The SOB that invented it should be sentenced to an eternity of changing tires on a freeway with a constant line of semi's passing at 80.

    Derf00
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    the dummy who chose the rusty sheetmetal to put on our blazers and trucks

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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    The jerk who put too good of a pinion seal on the rear end, and also the guy who left the oil slinger off my slip yoke at the t-case. Thanks to those 2 guys, my bed is all rusty. [​IMG]

    Pete

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  10. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

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    Lets see wher eto start. 1st yes that damn 3.1 liter to fix anything back there. UGH. 2nd rocker panels not treating them correctly for rust and two allowing for proper water drippage in the doors. 3 Ujoints and removing a driveline. Come on there are so many other ways to design a drive line to take out of a vehicle. You cant even use power tools its all done by hand just about

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  11. Rockjunkies

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    Putting metric and standard fastner's on some models.(especially the metric)

    built not bought
     
  12. k5blazerus

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    slip yoke on the 208. Those week ass Gm shackles. I would Like to slap some of those engineer's that desinged headers that hit the shackle bolts.
    colin

    Save the whales Harpoon a fat chick.<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by k5blazerus on 02/25/02 06:29 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    10 bolts

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    I agree with the pulleys thing, and also the rear top shock mount on the drivers side! [​IMG]

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  15. calcide

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    THE WEAK FRAME AT THE STEERING BOX ON TRUCKS

    The secondary fuel filter location on early 6.2s

    V8 valve seals in the 80s and 90s

    Crossfire fuel injection

    The washer pump mounted on the windshield wiper motor


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  16. Pure Insanity

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    HHMMMM lets see... the new silverados, to remove the drivers side fender, you have to take out the fuse box mounted on the inner fender. not a major ordeal except they put 2 bolts INSIDE the damn thing, and you have to pull it apart to get to the bolts to change out the fender. I had one that a mechanic (who had worked on it while I had the front end off) twisted and turned the fuse box so many times I had to dissasemble the fuse panel itself to straighten it out. GGRRR!!

    There are too many stupid designs out there to remember at one time but that one was just a few weeks ago and still pretty fresh in my mind.

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  17. Seventy4Blazer

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    12 bolts they should have been FF
    i second the 10 bolts. they should be VERY BIG paper Weights
    thinner frames
    metric Transmissions
    metric anything(once again)
    and everything else mentioned above that i got beat to.
    Grant

    on a good subject i like on the newer cars and trucks that you can listen to the radio or close the power windows untill you open the door


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  18. MEM

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    I must of cursed all the engineers that in one way or another ever had a say in making these damned fuel guages every time I ran out of gas!!
     
  19. JimmyJuneau

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    How about that one little screw behinfd the right hand side fender. You know the one you have to take off just to take he darn heater box out. PIA!!!!!!!!!




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    I'd like to slap them mostly just for shits and giggles.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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