Originally Posted by jr's3800
Lets not tell GM bonnies are going this far.... Let them keep thinking we need a new one after its paid for... Damn though... I'm glad to see a series II go that far...
I think GM did figure that out LOL, with the 87-91 anythings. Seems the quality and reliability from the late 80'* to the early 90'* was extremely good. I mean lets face it, plastic intakes?? even this effort still could not kill the 3800, and the Bonneville loyal has figured out how to easily deal with even that weakness!
This occured to me a few days ago, when our battery charger fried. It was about a 10 year old Shumacher, made in the USA. I have loaned it to various people over the years and it was returned to me from a family member about a year ago. MrsCrzydmnd needed it a few days ago, hooked it up and it died in a puff of smoke LOL. When I performed an autopsy, it appeared that the rectifier had failed, and caused the transformer to smoke itself into oblivion. Funny thing is, a simple fuse on the secondary side would have prevented this failure, but then Shumacher wouldnt sell any more battery chargers hehe. My dads old one was fused everywhere and lasted 35+ years before it simply wouldnt stay together anymore. It saw quite a few replacement fuses too LOL.
The auto industry disgusts me sometimes, they consider the vehicle end of life at 100k in some circumstances, but most of the driving public will have that racked up before the loan is paid off.