Originally Posted by vicious_fishes
you're absolutely right. it's not worth trying $50 worth of fluids on the (likely) chance it will fix a $2000 problem
you're aware that it makes NO difference to scotty whether you ignore him or not right? you ignore him to YOUR peril, not his. his reasoning in HELPING everyone is purely altruistic. he doesn't benefit in ANY way.
in his position i would have personally sold the recipe to a particular shop to sell as their in-house magic gearbox fluid that nobody ever knows the recipe for and made a fortune off of it. just think about how many $thousands this has saved in gearbox rebuilds over the years, and therefore how many $thousands it could have made in profit.
but he didn't. think about that for a second.
yeah...that HAS come up over the years....and when all this started back in 2002 and 2003......it was discussed all sorts of ideas thrown around
but i said that it wasnt a good idea---for many reasons....and that was back when the board and the vast majority of its members were 'cool'
and NOT 'k00'
these n000bs will NEVER know...and that's fine with me.