Wow. What an attitude. Where in any paragraph did I say you had to get it fixed? What I said there was it is a courtesy to inform your mechanic of ANY issues out of the ordinary so they don't need to point them out to you.
This is exactly what you asked:
"What would be your advise pertaining to this situation?"
Now you want a yes or no answer and you're angry that I gave you the advice you asked for. Okay. Get the stupid thing fixed because, well, ... I don't know why but you're concerned enough to ask. If you knew there was a problem, why did you wait seven years to inquire about fixing it?
There IS no yes or no answer to this because YOU are the one who is in the best position to make the decision. You already know it hasn't caused a problem in seven years, so why are you worried now? So don't get it fixed, like I said in my very first sentence in my first reply. Why spend money on something that you've been getting by with all this time? You asked for "advise", (advice). You didn't ask for a "yes" or "no". Don't blame me for trying to help. You're just looking for someone to be mad at. If you reread my replies carefully, you will see I never said to have the repair done. If you read something else into what I typed, copy and paste it here so I can read it and clarify what confused you.
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 AT 2:05 AM