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Old March 4th, 2011, 15:14   #1
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Had a car come in the shop today with one of this crooks timing belt kits on it. Had 549 miles on the kit. The belt was shot, big idler was leaking grease and had play in it, both small idlers had excessive play, and water pump had a little play. Only 549 miles what junk from CHINA. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS CROOK OR ANY OF HIS LAUGHABLE WEBSITES. CHEAP=JUNK.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 15:28   #2
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So are we talking head rebuild or was the car saved? My assumption based on how people drive cars that put cheap parts on them is that they drove it until it broke and that is why it's now in your capable hands now.

Man I hate that prothe crap.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 15:29   #3
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Belt wasnt broken yet. close tho.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 20:59   #4
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Phew! They got lucky and I hope that they learned their lesson.
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Old March 5th, 2011, 07:45   #5
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Had 549 miles on the kit. The belt was shot...
Wow, that's not a lot of miles. My parent's used to take us into the North Maine woods, 75 miles (one way) from the nearest town (some called it a town, not us). The main drive belt snapped on our '78 IHC Scout II and I remember we used the strap from the canteen to drive to town, only to find them closed. Belt looked OK, so we headed back to the campsite and came out on a different day. Once we replaced the belt, we put it back on the canteen and headed back into the woods. We had over 225 miles on that canteen belt. Maybe Prothe should look into a new source for his timing belts.
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Old March 5th, 2011, 08:03   #6
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Wow, that's not a lot of miles. My parent's used to take us into the North Maine woods, 75 miles (one way) from the nearest town (some called it a town, not us). The main drive belt snapped on our '78 IHC Scout II and I remember we used the strap from the canteen to drive to town, only to find them closed. Belt looked OK, so we headed back to the campsite and came out on a different day. Once we replaced the belt, we put it back on the canteen and headed back into the woods. We had over 225 miles on that canteen belt. Maybe Prothe should look into a new source for his timing belts.
LOL on my old 64 Impala I snapped a fan belt (water pump and alternator) a ways from home in the rain and had to make a new one out of zip ties. Had to stop and retighten every few miles but that **** got me home. LOL
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Old March 5th, 2011, 11:09   #7
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LOL on my old 64 Impala I snapped a fan belt (water pump and alternator) a ways from home in the rain and had to make a new one out of zip ties. Had to stop and retighten every few miles but that **** got me home. LOL
hard to believe but quite the story...
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Old March 5th, 2011, 19:25   #8
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Amazing that moron still can sell crap and that his name isn't tarnished enough so people STOP PAYING HIM.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 05:15   #9
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Not that I'm advocating it, but I'm surprised someone hasn't offed him yet.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 05:47   #10
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Does that dude advertise on here? If not, I doubt if he sees any of these comments. He has tons of stuff listed on FleaBay!

Several years ago, in very backwoods east Kentucky, the wife and I were heading home from a high school football game! We were on a two lane toll road with very low traffic volume, especially at night! Anyway, my 1.6L diesel '84 Jetta blew the bottom rad hose and puked all the coolant. Well, long story short, I would go thru the gears and get it up to about 70 mph, kick in neutral shut off engine then turn key back on so the lights would work and let it coast as far as possible. Then, with the AC compressor electrically disconnected, I'd turn on the AC so the fans out front would help cool the engine down. I repeated that procedure numerous times over about an hour and 15 minutes to get to the next exit! Cut the hose and spliced it and filled with water and drove home!
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Old March 8th, 2011, 04:05   #11
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we have got to start having everyone contact the bbb who has been screwed bvy this guy, he has an A rating at the moment, i believe if they were bombarded all at one with all the issues currently popping up you might have a shot, though the bbb has never really impressed me all that much.

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Old March 8th, 2011, 04:31   #12
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It truly is amazing that guy is still in business, and that the Chinese keep making the crap... think of all the other people around the globe with Volkswagens that get screwed! There are a LOT more VAG products in pretty much every other country on the planet than there is in the US or Canada...
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Old March 8th, 2011, 05:02   #13
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Someone want the lawyers phone number for VW? he IS in violation of Trademark.....Just saying.....
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Old March 8th, 2011, 05:46   #14
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Someone want the lawyers phone number for VW? he IS in violation of Trademark.....Just saying.....
I'm not in anyway defending this guy, I am curious though, how is he violating their trademark?
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Old March 8th, 2011, 05:54   #15
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I think I installed an injection pump from him. (sold to me from another member on this site!) I got 3 miles down the road before the pump went out of time. Screwed.
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