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Old 10-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #74
EmFiftyFour
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Originally Posted by MJLavelle View Post
The truth is that there is now a new class of maintainence now. You have to replace plastic components simply because of age, or risk failure. The manufacturers have given up years of longevity in return for lower weight and parts that are simpler to produce, have less scrap loss, and are more dimensionally consistent. From an owners perspective, it is a step back. From a manufacturing standpoint, it is an advance.
Well said.
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