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Will our machines be saved from the electric wave ?

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Solving them isn't the issue. Execution is. I have no doubt the earth will go on but a future for the human race isn't a far reach nor unreasonable
Absolutely! We don’t actually need to solve problems such as climate change, the pandemic, pollution, (or any other problem)... as they will all ultimately resolve themselves one way or another. It’s just whether the natural solution is advantageous to humankind or not. It’s Darwin‘s theory of natural selection at work. The universe will still go on. We just have to decide if we prefer to actively implement a solution that isn’t disadvantageous to humankind.
 

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You have the recipe for unlimited power from ICE? Please share.
 

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He had quite a few electronic components break outside of warranty. Thing is Tesla are just like Apple and rip you off within their ecosystem and put as many walls up to prevent you going outside their ecosystem as possible.

The thing that amazed me though is that he was saying the repair costs weren’t that bad compared to an ICE vehicle. None of his repair costs were under 4 digits and there was about half a dozen of them.

I dont think I’ve had even one four digit repair cost in all my years of ICE ownership (26 years). A big part of that of course is being able to do my own work on my own cars and being able to use aftermarket parts.

This will change substantially with EV cars as Im quite sure you will be banned from working on them yourself either by the authorities or by the manufacturer bricking the vehicle. This can already be seen in the US where Rich Rebuilds had his fast charging capability removed from his Tesla because he rebuilt it himself.
 

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Great highlight of the right to repair and importance of legislation and regulation. Also that insurance is totally on the driver, no matter who stuffs up the end user always wears it

Certainly doesn't detract from the tech, that was an awesome fix
 

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Great highlight of the right to repair and importance of legislation and regulation. Also that insurance is totally on the driver, no matter who stuffs up the end user always wears it

Certainly doesn't detract from the tech, that was an awesome fix
Its always important to have independent repairers for things. At least they will use more economical methods of repair than the manufacturer who will only ever look to maximise their profits.
 

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I think because manufacturing is so modular from multiple sources, it's hard to get them to see past the modules. I'm struggling right now with a lock actuator rod clip. Holden will sell me the whole lock and actuator unit but the clip solo is too hard apparently. Not for eBay, I just ordered a mixed kit of every type and size for $10
 

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I think because manufacturing is so modular from multiple sources, it's hard to get them to see past the modules. I'm struggling right now with a lock actuator rod clip. Holden will sell me the whole lock and actuator unit but the clip solo is too hard apparently. Not for eBay, I just ordered a mixed kit of every type and size for $10
We would sell an actuator instead of a clip at work. There is two reasons, first the mark up is higher second the turnover is higher so even if GP is low your gross figures still look better to management.

If I was running my own business I would buy the clips and fix that actuator. When I was running my own business I had always been told you can't repair to reg in LS1 alternators but when a friend supplied me one to change I pulled the old one apart and found a reg on Ebay. You just need a big slodering iron to de solder it.
 
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