Re: 4x4 not working on 2002 Ford Explorer
I prefer doing my own work whenever possible and time permits. It's not only the lower cost, but knowing that if anything goes wrong I have no one to blame but myself. So far, everything I've done, from head gaskets to brakes and axle swaps have taken time to do, but it's the satisfaction of knowing that it was done as good as could be expected.
I use Amsoil motor oil and after the media had issued a problem with a couple local garages taking customers product and putting in cheap oil instead, I began doing my own work. One guy in particular sued a garage as he had wanted them to install Royal Purple oil that he purchased. It's a full synthetic that lasts up to 15, 000miles. Anyway, this customer drove 10K and sent an oil sample in for testing. Turns out that the oil was cheap non synthetic and was degraded so badly that it should have been changed 2K ago. I'd be fumin' too!
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!