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  • hangook77
  • Waygook Lord

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    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13660 on: April 11, 2022, 12:43:20 pm »
That's the thing, I'm not a reckless driver. I guess everyone says the same thing, but I'm really not. I'm for the most part extremely careful (although my wife does put her foot down a little  :lipsrsealed:). The car has 123,000 km on the clock, and yes we did complain, especially about the engine mounts. The Kia people were embarrassed, but just shrugged, and basically said 'bad luck', and blamed it on all the speed bumps around our town, and all the short runs we do (my wife runs many students home). Nothing I can do about it, they will come up with some bullshit (or facts) if we press it further.

Yeah, typical dodge responsibility and take no ownership of something.  Of course sometimes you can nag them and complain non stop to push them into a partial compromise or partially fixing at a reduced price.  You definitely have to have a strong spine living in Asia.  If you don't many will try to walk all over you and dodge the issue as fast as possible.  Sometimes you really have to be quite pushy here.  Don't take no for an answer.  Of course I suspect that you will still have to pay something and still more than you should.  Of course if they do crap to you remind them you will never buy from them again.  This is time when the libel law protects the corrupt.  Still you can let folks know about the bad service in other ways. 
Trolls on here are lame and need to get a life.


  • Rye
  • Expert Waygook

    • 651

    • March 20, 2022, 03:43:11 pm
    • A side street near Cheongju
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13661 on: April 11, 2022, 03:39:01 pm »
HA! Unbelievable! My wife just got home. She's been at the car service center because the car was playing up. Yep, we need a new EGR Valve. It just doesn't stop. I feel like drinking copious amounts of amber fluid, but I won't. I'll eat copious amounts of pie instead.


  • VanIslander
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 3668

    • June 02, 2011, 10:12:19 am
    • South Gyeongsang province for 13 years (with a 7-year Jeju interlude)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13662 on: April 11, 2022, 07:59:21 pm »
In college my old Toyota Corolla had a terrible motor mount and the front of the car would shake tremendously at every left turn. I sometimes laughed, sometimes cried, but nothing broke so i drove with it for almost two years! I then gave it to my dad and that first weekend he fixed it.

That car is famous for its poorly screwed on front right wheel falling off at exactly the moment i reached the top of the bridge, the wheel actually rolling AHEAD of the car!

If only there were smartphones, er, even the Internet then, in 1988.
Life's to live! Live! Breathe. Relax. Enjoy. Animals teach us to focus on family, friends and avoid danger. Get what you need and get along with others. That said, some rock the boat, but they know capsizin' it means they're sunk. Some sink, let's swim! The sea's big, great, but has undercurrents.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13663 on: April 13, 2022, 01:59:10 pm »
Had a floater that took four flushes before finally going away. All the others left, but not this one. It would disappear momentarily, then return at the very end just to pop up and mock me.  I'll be damned if I was just gonna leave it there for someone else to see. But it wasn't even that. I wanted to defeat it. It was daring me to flush it, all while laughing at the size of my penis. Not today, no sir!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13664 on: April 13, 2022, 02:07:25 pm »
Had a floater that took four flushes before finally going away.


  • hangook77
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5524

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13665 on: April 13, 2022, 02:53:59 pm »
In college my old Toyota Corolla had a terrible motor mount and the front of the car would shake tremendously at every left turn. I sometimes laughed, sometimes cried, but nothing broke so i drove with it for almost two years! I then gave it to my dad and that first weekend he fixed it.

That car is famous for its poorly screwed on front right wheel falling off at exactly the moment i reached the top of the bridge, the wheel actually rolling AHEAD of the car!

If only there were smartphones, er, even the Internet then, in 1988.

1988?  Man I was just a kid....  That's going back....
Trolls on here are lame and need to get a life.


  • Adel
  • The Legend

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    • January 30, 2015, 12:50:26 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13666 on: April 13, 2022, 03:15:52 pm »
In college my old Toyota Corolla had a terrible motor mount and the front of the car would shake tremendously at every left turn. I sometimes laughed, sometimes cried, but nothing broke so i drove with it for almost two years! I then gave it to my dad and that first weekend he fixed it.

That car is famous for its poorly screwed on front right wheel falling off at exactly the moment i reached the top of the bridge, the wheel actually rolling AHEAD of the car!

If only there were smartphones, er, even the Internet then, in 1988.

Bought one of these 1970 models for less than 500bucks back in the mid 90's on return from Japan while almost penny-less. It was a sweet ride for a while but with a  leaky radiator issue that I neglected. Eventually it overheated to the point where smoke billowed out of the exhaust as the engine was completely cooked. I was content to leave it on the side of the road and walk home after using a pay phone for a wrecker to tow it away at no cost but for the value of the wreck. I miss that car.  :cry:





  • JNM
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5056

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13667 on: April 13, 2022, 10:05:22 pm »
HA! Unbelievable! My wife just got home. She's been at the car service center because the car was playing up. Yep, we need a new EGR Valve. It just doesn't stop. I feel like drinking copious amounts of amber fluid, but I won't. I'll eat copious amounts of pie instead.

An EGR valve is a regular service item though.


Motor mounts at 125 000 km… that is unacceptable!


  • gogators!
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5985

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13668 on: April 14, 2022, 04:39:21 am »
HA! Unbelievable! My wife just got home. She's been at the car service center because the car was playing up. Yep, we need a new EGR Valve. It just doesn't stop. I feel like drinking copious amounts of amber fluid, but I won't. I'll eat copious amounts of pie instead.
You may be reaching a point where you're throwing good money after bad.


  • VanIslander
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    • 3668

    • June 02, 2011, 10:12:19 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13669 on: April 23, 2022, 05:57:53 pm »
A friend sent me a text about this vid that has gone viral, with 2 million views in its first 12 hours. I told him i had already seen it cuz i'm subscribed to the scientific journo's channel.

https://youtu.be/IV3dnLzthDA
Life's to live! Live! Breathe. Relax. Enjoy. Animals teach us to focus on family, friends and avoid danger. Get what you need and get along with others. That said, some rock the boat, but they know capsizin' it means they're sunk. Some sink, let's swim! The sea's big, great, but has undercurrents.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13670 on: April 23, 2022, 10:08:21 pm »
A friend sent me a text about this vid that has gone viral, with 2 million views in its first 12 hours. I told him i had already seen it cuz i'm subscribed to the scientific journo's channel.

https://youtu.be/IV3dnLzthDA

r/iamverysmart


  • hangook77
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5524

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13671 on: April 25, 2022, 01:12:13 pm »
Nothing to rant about now.  Nice weekend was had.  Rode a bike.
Trolls on here are lame and need to get a life.


  • Rye
  • Expert Waygook

    • 651

    • March 20, 2022, 03:43:11 pm
    • A side street near Cheongju
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13672 on: April 25, 2022, 01:14:04 pm »
Nice photos! You should put this in the 'happy thread'. 


  • hangook77
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5524

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13673 on: April 25, 2022, 01:15:01 pm »
Nothing to rant about now.  Nice weekend was had.  Rode a bike.  Out and about. 
Trolls on here are lame and need to get a life.


  • hangook77
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5524

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13674 on: April 25, 2022, 01:16:19 pm »
Nice photos! You should put this in the 'happy thread'. 

Good point.  Will have to look for that next time.  Great Canadian summer weather last weekend. 
Trolls on here are lame and need to get a life.


  • hangook77
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5524

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13675 on: April 27, 2022, 05:41:05 pm »
On the other hand negativity about Korea?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ63DR7KjH0

Trolls on here are lame and need to get a life.


  • gogators!
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5985

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13676 on: April 28, 2022, 02:37:34 am »
I'm going back to cali, cali, cali
I'm going back to cali. hmm, I don't think so
I'm going back to cali, cali, cali
I'm going back to cali. I don't think so


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13677 on: April 28, 2022, 09:31:46 am »
Asians can't be racist against white people because they are less than us. We are discriminatoree and the Chinese looking people are good and pure.


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • I am a geek!!

    • March 02, 2027, 11:00:00 pm
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13678 on: April 28, 2022, 09:45:02 am »
Asians can't be racist against white people because...
Please please please tell me that you're not quoting anybody on this site.  :huh:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13679 on: April 28, 2022, 09:52:48 am »
Please please please tell me that you're not quoting anybody on this site.  :huh:
I'm quoting confusedinkyndotino 77