Originally Posted by AlaskanTaco
You do understand that in order to be ASE certified that you have to have a minimum of 2 years from a reputable shop sign you off and verify.... Right? Also, as far as the stochiometric. Wtf, are you talking about +-2? It is nothing other then how the engine articulates its timing for the injectors and spark on newer vehicles. Mainly seen them on Lexus and GM.
Also, if something is wrong with your Harley, the only thing I'm going to tell you is, "It's a Harley. That's your problem." The only reason why you run away from ASE is because you are afraid someone will show you up? Sorry to tell you this. But, Carburetors are junk, and you are just pissed off because your PCV doesn't dump into the atmosphere anymore.
I've been twisting wrenches since 1967.
I'm only 50.
I'm GLAD that carbs are a thing of the past, and I'm glad that my crankcase ventilation system doesn't cover my engine with an oily mist.
I run from ASE because they have done stupid things such as:
'91 Ford Escort trans blew up. Got it back, car was getting 20mpg (was getting 35 before) and was not shifting right. "Tech" told me that I was lucky, his Ranger only got 18. Service manager told me to pound sand because the OBDS didn't report any problems. Trans blew up AGAIN, fixed again, tech wrote on the paperwork that it appeared that I had done a neutral-drop. I refused to sign the paperwork. Funny funny... car was back to 35mpg.
Left the radiator cap for my '94 Toyota pickup on the distributor after changing the exhaust manifold. I found it after seeing steam after crossing a 5000ft pass.
After performing a brake recall on my wife's '00 Echo, doing SOMETHING wrong that resulted in the inner brake pad separating from the caliper.
Having my wife's '04 Rav4 for 3 weeks trying to troubleshoot a CEL. Finally swapping ECUs. When we got it back, missing items included the lower engine cover, 3 ground wires, and the battery compartment cover retaining clips.
Her Rav, my '03 Tundra and '06 Silverado have not been back to an "ASE" service point since and wowee... haven't had a lick of trouble with any of them doing the work myself including the timing belt on the Tundra's 4.7