It's because you didn't ask a question so most people will just ignore your post. If you ask about an engine running problem, at least bother to list the engine size so we don't have to guess. If you can't be bothered to type "needs TO BE replaced" instead of the stupid "needs replaced", I won't have time to respond either. You have to include details and observations so we know what we're dealing with. If you said your engine doesn't start, that's as helpful as asking why I'm in pain? Do I have a hang nail, a stomach ache, or I cut my foot off with a chainsaw? "Doesn't start" can have a dozen different causes with all different symptoms. Don't make us guess. If someone replies and you say "I already did that", why didn't you include that right away? Is that information top secret?
I type novels every day to reply to people who didn't make a donation. If you didn't get an answer, it's either because no one knew the answer or it's because you didn't take the time to compose a clear description of the problem. 99 percent of the visitors here do not donate and we still put a lot of effort into helping them. Why should we bother? But we do. If you want to whine and snivel that you didn't get our full attention, go ahead, but it's not because you want the benefit of our experience and training for free. Where else can you go and get free help? I'll bet you don't work for free.
I also rarely reply to people who are too lazy to put a few periods and commas in one really huge sentence. I don't have enough time left in my life to try to figure out which of the three or four ways I can read it is correct. I don't own a cell phone and texting is foreign to me. I can tell when children are playing with their toys and I know they aren't going to use the information I provide. They think we owe them a cheap and easy fix. If you don't have time to type a few coherent sentences, I don't have time to reply. If you try to provide good information, I'll put in ten times the effort in my response.
Some people think the world stops and we drop everything to reply just to them. It can takes hours and sometimes days before someone sees it who knows the answer and replies. I'm in on-going conversations right now with over a dozen people. I only check for new posts a few times per day, yet I'm typing often for 12 to 16 hours straight or I have my nose in one of my hundreds of service manuals that I paid for out of my own pocket so I could help you for free. If you think we're all going to leave everyone else sit so we can give you immediate attention, there are plenty of shops near you that would love to earn your business. Go there for your free help.
Once you do get an answer, what are you going to do with the information? I have a lot of respect for car owners who want to learn more about the machines we trust to get us back home. But if all you want is to try to circumvent your mechanic's diagnostic time, none of us are going to be happy with the results. We can offer advice, but we can't see the problem, and contrary to what many people seem to think, we really can't hear the noise it's making. You won't tell us at what speeds the problem occurs, at what temperatures, how long you have to drive before it acts up, what the recent repair history involved, but you still expect us to know the answer. If we were really that good, you wouldn't need a live mechanic.
Now, since I gave you THIS replay, your question is going to go off the list and no one else will see it. Normally you should keep on adding replies to your original post. Don't start a new one every time like you did here. In this case, however, you're welcome to state your question but chances are I won't know the answer. I stay away from imports as much as possible and I'm not an expert on them. You should start a new post so everyone will have a chance to read it. Add as much detail and information as possible so someone can give you a useful reply.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 AT 1:52 AM