In a message dated 9/2/2005 6:44:41 PM Central Standard Time,
> 3) I'm always curious about some of the answers in terms of the long term
> impact of what the person said he / she did. Just saying "worked for me", or
> "haven't had a problem" is the endorsement of one (perhaps lucky) dude.
> make it right.
How very true. The best we can provide is anecdotal evidence. All the folks
subscribing to this list own or have owned less than 1% of the cars produced
and only a small proportion of us have encountered any given problem and hence
the solution reached in these particular cases do not represent a
statistically significant number. Often times two people will have quite
of success using the same resolution.
But often enough an accurate diagnosis of the problem will be made and a
rational solution can then be decided upon.
So although the advice given may or may not be the right course to take, it
usually is a better choice than not turning to the list.
But that is just my opinion. Take it with a grain of salt.