Hard to say about "very damaged"....Just from my experiences...water/ electricity do not mix well!!!
Older "Good Stuff"...wipe out the distributor cap, and you're on your way!......Check engine light and computer were unheard of!....I still live in those days!
New stuff.....lean over to pick up a Kleenex, accidentally sneeze in floorboard area.....computer or related component gets "Misted" with slobber....door locks go haywire...gauges sweep aimlessly...warning lights...computer shuts down ignition system...calls go out to "On Star"...Hubble Telescope get rotated in space to view your car...you spend $1,000,000 to get it to a shop.....$13.50 part gets replaced!
Or.....You get it to shop for $8.50 (tow rope and gas in you buddy's truck)....Calls made to China, "Ping Ting Shang Taca Haaashee" must build you a new computer for $1250.00 and his special team must be flown in to install it!
Or....(Example Only, Stupid Numbers) You find out code P0173 (Left bank too rich) Buy O2 sensor, $89.00, install you're done......Stick you with a Fork!!!
Gotta know them codes 1st....1st step towards a fix with a modern car!
I JUST DON'T LIKE 'EM.....OLD WAY, EVERY DAY....FOR ME!
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OTHER LINKS TO MY COUNTRY BOY STUFF, THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
PIC OF "WILLY" THE 1ST DAY WE MET, BACK IN 1991...OTHERS ALONG THE WAY, 'TILL NOW
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Thursday, August 11th, 2011 AT 4:34 PM