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Old 19th January 2020, 01:59 PM
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This mechanic has many videos that can be copied from Youtube or other sources. I know that not everyone likes his presentations and, perhaps, not even his opinions, whether they be good or bad, but nevertheless I don't mind the guy and I am happy to watch his videos.

This particular one discusses pros and cons on a number of fronts. The thing to remember is that most of his comments relate to used cars, perhaps even well after their warranty periods. That's when you're on your own, or perhaps even in the hands of repairers that don't really know how to fix your cars. My Captiva, whilst almost 100% trouble free since purchase, it falls into the category where mechanical and/or electronic gremlins may raise their ugly heads. Anyway, in my opinion, the guy makes a fair bit of sense. Regards Styria

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Old 19th January 2020, 07:13 PM
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I lasted 15 seconds, couldnít watch any more
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Old 20th January 2020, 04:21 PM
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You missed out on some quite useful information. Regards Styria
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Old 25th January 2020, 04:11 PM
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Here we go - another Kilmer video, and this time it relates to the "shut off engine" feature when coming to a full stop at traffic lights etc. I've said it before, I'll say it again. The guy's presentation may leave a lot to be desired, his voice might be a bit grating, but I don't think that he is a complete dunce.

I have appreciated someone explaining to me certain features, be they be positive or negative, as to how the system works and as to why he is not particularly fond of it. I haven't seen anyone else explaining it to me, and I do think that I have learned something. That's a lot more than I knew before. Regards Styria

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Old 25th January 2020, 05:27 PM
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Toughed out 2 mins this time, 2 mins of my life I canít get back
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Old 26th January 2020, 01:34 PM
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Hi Peter, okay two minutes. So tell me this: Is what he says incorrect ? Is he telling bull ? Is he misleading an unknowing soul like me ?

I would really appreciate your comments. Regards. Styria
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Old 29th January 2020, 06:29 PM
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Hi C107, I have had a good look at your list of websites, and there are a number that I particularly like. Right at this moment, I have just submitted a Legit Street summary of a E55 AMG. It's all quite straight forward, but there is a considerable difference between describing features of a car such as this one, or comments made by someone like Kilmer who actually expresses opinions (maybe not valid or appropriate) based on his experience of actually being a mechanic that works on most types of cars.

Just about everyone can have that grating American accent, and I tend to ignore that and concentrate on the information that is being offered. I think any information is of a useful nature, even if it was coming by way of Jay Leno's garage. There is room for everyone to express themselves (talking about the various videos) and it is all in the interests of providing useful information. Thanks for your referrals, and I am still investigating the various websites that you have mentioned. Thanks a lot. Regards Styria
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My main problem with Scotty is that he is like the tabloid media, everything is sensationalized and he spends the whole time shouting.
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My main problem with Scotty is that he is like the tabloid media, everything is sensationalized and he spends the whole time shouting.
Indeed - this is the issue. I just want the facts in point form but I guess many people find him entertaining. I have no doubt he knows his stuff though.
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A business or a person has to be a package to fully succeed. He is badly let down by his technique .
. a grating, shouting, Voice designed to sensationalise the basic
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That's the American way, leaves me cold..I no longer bother.
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A business or a person has to be a package to fully succeed. He is badly let down by his technique .
. a grating, shouting, Voice designed to sensationalise the basic
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That's the American way, leaves me cold..I no longer bother.
Plus he rants about stuff he doesnít really know about
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I feel he needs another drink ...



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Indeed - this is the issue. I just want the facts in point form but I guess many people find him entertaining. I have no doubt he knows his stuff though.
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Hi Benz Boy, good summation on your part. When I click onto his videos, I don 't look for entertainment - I can find that by means of other media. What is important to me is that he actually talks Technics, Mechanics and associated car repair issues. I don't care what he sounds like - as long as perhaps I can learn something from his "rants and ravings".

More importantly, to my mind, is that he introduces to TK items of overall interests to probably many people like myself, and he actually to a small extent takes over discussions of mechanical interest which is something that's been lacking on TK. Very, very few items of maintenance, repair etc. for a long time now on our website. Regards Styria
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Well then , I had better check these links out.

I have been traveling with work in QLD since Sunday, then I am back to VIC this Sunday night, then SA Wednesday till Friday night.

That leaves tonight.
I’ll try and check him out
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