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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 02:29 PM
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You are assuming that I am referring to my 14GT with the hood falling and I am not. Inwas referring to my 1993 Mazda Protege that I owned for 12 years and when I sold it has 299,980 miles on it, 160,000 of those miles were put on by me. So yes, I spent a bit of time working under, inside and on the car. The hood fell once early in ownership and I retrofitted hood struts on it and guess what, it never fell again. Same story on a 94 Mazda 626. Out of all the work I did on my protege, the only time the hood came off was to remove the motor. I'm always a one man squad, so removing and replacing the hood with decent alignment is a tad bit more hassle that 5 minutes for this terrible mechanic.

And I'm sure it's more 300,000+ mile LT/LS motors on the road than 200,000+ mile Mazdas combined.

Also, the orginal sales paperwork was in the glove box when I purchased my car, so yes, the actual financed price for my particular Mazda 6 was $31k and some change out the door. So yes, someone actually paid that much for a 2014 Mazda 6 GT will all the bells and whistles, instead of buying a sport or touring and trying to add all the crap after the fact.

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Im not assuming anything. I gave my reasons why prop rods can be better and I'm able to work around one. Just like I can remove , replace, and align a hood by myself. How does a hood fall with a prop rod locked into place? Only hood that ever fell on me was one with weak gas struts. So what did i do to work on that vehicle? Propped up the hood with a piece of wood.....to bad it didnt have a OEM prop rod!

Of course there are more of the large selling GM V8 motors on the road with high mileage than mazda's. Not sure if you have a point there that would make any logical sense other than GM sells a boatload of V8 engines, and they are capable of higher mileage, even if inferior to competitors v8,s....so moving on, its stupid to add struts to your hood...dont do it Nobody really cares how much you paid for your car. My point was price of vehicle shouldnt play into manufactures choice to use prop rod or struts. There are many cheap vehicles with struts.
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something wrong with the free prop rod?
My daughter is 4'6" and lifting the hood into the required position is difficult if not impossible. She'll be taking the 2017 GT to college in a couple of years. She'll have it serviced at the dealership, but it would be nice if she could open it if she had to in order check fluids, jump car, etc.. Hood struts would be welcome.

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Why on Earth would you use wood to prop open a hood when a small pair of vice grips clamped on the hood strut locks it down? Who's the terrible mechanic now if you can't figure out that little tidbit? As for taking off the hood, no thanks. I'd rather not scratch up someone's hood when there is never a need to remove it for anything.

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Why on Earth would you use wood to prop open a hood when a small pair of vice grips clamped on the hood strut locks it down? Who's the terrible mechanic now if you can't figure out that little tidbit? As for taking off the hood, no thanks. I'd rather not scratch up someone's hood when there is never a need to remove it for anything.
Really? Piece of wood, vice grips....does it matter? No. You can use probably 100 different things to hold a hold up, point is you dont have that problem with a prop rod (unless your an idiot and dont prop it correctly resulting in the hood falling on your head).

I never suggested you remove the hood for simple tasks, that would be...well, about as stupid as your comments. Im saying if your doing major work (about the only time prop rod should be a true pain and in the way) just remove the hood, which you would be wise to do in the same scenario with struts as well.
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C'mon. You guys should quit now...
It's the word "terrible"...

I myself find it somehow offensive although not directed towards me.

Well, I'm not a mechanic so I should not be affected.
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Someone definitely has some unresolved issues if a topic on prop rods can upset them so much, LOL!

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Someone definitely has some unresolved issues if a topic on prop rods can upset them so much, LOL!
I guess I have some issues then!

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I was just gobsmacked when I come back to multi paragraph responses in regards to a topic like this. The internet is getting overfull of people who are overly sensitive to issues that are inane at best. Buddy pretty much took it as a personal attack that we don't agree with him. I could give a care less what he thinks but we are all entitled to our own opinion. Just wish he would allow other people to have their own.....
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