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Old 08-20-2013, 08:04 PM   #15
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Now thats what Ive heard too!
And you dont even have to move to Japan!

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My reliable and powerful American made tow vehicle has a Japanese designed diesel motor that has capably pulled our fifth wheel coast-to-coast and many trips halfway across the country, over 22K miles and also serves as a daily driver. The motor is manufactured in USA in Ohio. I have no complaints whatsoever. The Isuzu Duramax is lengendary. Just my $0.02USD........
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:06 PM   #16
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I wish they would start making the whole motorhome. Then you would see the US makers pay attention to quality, thus a better product.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #17
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Hmmmm. Honda appears to make reliable engines. Just ask the guys who race Indy.

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Not much of accomplishment when you realize that they are running 15 MPH slower then stock block Buicks were running 30 years ago.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #18
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Not much of accomplishment when you realize that they are running 15 MPH slower then stock block Buicks were running 30 years ago.
I'd say it's a fantastic accomplishment when the Honda engines seem to stay together for the duration of the race and the Buicks would blow up after just a few laps.

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Old 08-20-2013, 08:24 PM   #19
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Not much of accomplishment when you realize that they are running 15 MPH slower then stock block Buicks were running 30 years ago.
Ok I have to ask because I know very little about indy cars. however I did a quick google How fast does Indycar go and according to this I don't think NASCAR goes this fast. Also something I have little knowledge of. How fast did the cars go 30 years ago?
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Ok I have to ask because I know very little about indy cars. however I did a quick google How fast does Indycar go and according to this I don't think NASCAR goes this fast. Also something I have little knowledge of. How fast did the cars go 30 years ago?
If you google Indy pole speed for 1983, you will find the top speed was 207 MPH. Pole speed for the 2012 Indy was 226 MPH.

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Old 08-20-2013, 08:41 PM   #21
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I have 160,000 miles on my Ford made v 10. Not bad for an inferior engine.
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I have 160,000 miles on my Ford made v 10. Not bad for an inferior engine.
Some co-workers and I were at a local store over lunch. Some guy noticed our work shirts (Ford dealer) and asked us what was the most miles we seen on a Ford van. I told him that we have a customer that was 20K away from a million miles on the original engine. He had in the mid 800K on his original 5.4L Ford engine.
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I would agree 100% with that statement if it were not for the simple fact that all the big American corporations have out sourced most of their manufacturing to China and other countries.

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I would agree 100% with that statement if it were not for the simple fact that all the big American corporations have out sourced most of their manufacturing to China and other countries.

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I have to assume the OP was making a joke, but this comment seems pretty delusional. Mexico, yes, Canada, yes, not a lot of major parts from China go into a Ford, Chrysler, or GM.
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actually all engines made today benefit from better materials to work with. I worked for a few years in a steel mill the quality of steel manufactured today is very superior to what they had 30 and 40 years ago. obviously the electronics that controlled timing of the spark makes a difference. 30 years ago fuel injection was something on race cars mostly now everything has it with a better gas to air ratio mixing comparing todays cars to a few decades is like comparing a 1960 buick to a model t


I also wonder about the poster that talks about quality workmanship. You get what you pay for usually. If you buy a lower end MH you can see lower end workmanship if you buy one of the higher ends like Winnebago, tiffin, newmar etc you can see some nice workmanship. I went to the tiffin factory for a tour and I was impressed by the workmanship I saw there. if you are talking about new units having problems talk to anyone that has had a new stick home built and listen to the problems the builders have to come back and fix. Just because you have problems does not mean bad workmanship sometimes things happen.
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The Chevy equinox engine is made in china
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