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Just takin' a little heat off of Interstate. It seemed fair given the whole story, and your pun is still intact. You found it inappropriate? I honestly thought you might have done it yourself, had you been able...

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Just takin' a little heat off of Interstate. It seemed fair given the whole story, and your pun is still intact. You found it inappropriate? I honestly thought you might have done it yourself, had you been able...
When I saw the change I thought someone had complained due to the double-entendre of "hosed" being in a subject line. To be honest -- a rarity, I know -- if we're going to be so picayune that we examine and realign every thread title for "fairness", I'd just prefer you delete the whole thread. My post was a reaction to Interstate -- be it the company or the company's failure through their dealer -- and I didn't think it inappropriate; moreover, I still think it's a fair assessment. The aftermath is still that they messed up the transaction and I was unable to change the battery when I intended and had to make a second trip to the store. The impact of the original subject line would still serve as a significant warning to others, so they know there is a potential significant issue if they decide to use an Interstate battery.

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Okee-doke -- if you still think it's a fair assessment, I'll put it back the way it was. It seems a bit harsh to me, but it is your thread.

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Well, folks, the vent hose kit did the trick, the new battery is in place, and I didn't lose any settings at all. If you're wondering how that trick works, check the DIY post in the W210 forum.

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I'm outraged that my initial outrage has been found to be baseless. I'm going out to the car to snort some battery fumes.
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But you can change Gregs210 thread title in the W210 forum if you wanted to be an ass

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I'm outraged that my initial outrage has been found to be baseless. I'm going out to the car to snort some battery fumes.
You're making me laugh, Marcus.

I'm a little less ticked off than I was to start with, but I'm still irritated that (1) they put the vent where they do, which makes very little sense to me (it's not like other cars use this battery!) and (2) that they forgot to include the vent hose kit.

I am glad the battery works fine (it's actually a bit more powerful than the OEM one) and that I don't have to worry about it dying at an unfortunate time, I just wish they hadn't gotten me all turned around to start with. And I am truly glad I didn't have to get into a dispute with the dealer about having to return it.

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But you can change Gregs210 thread title in the W210 forum if you wanted to be an ***
Whoa, is that appropriate language for the non OT forums? Maybe a mod can fix it for you, you know, kind of professional courtesy.

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