Gentlemen,I am really frustrated with this as i find myself in a battle of principals now. I am a very easy going person and i always look for the humour and/or light side of a heated debate, taking into account how others may react and often amending my words before posting in order to dowse any such fire .
However, im not a person to simply take it on the chin when im told to " come talk shit to" someone, and i believe that none of you would accept such a derogatory statement should the shoe be on the other foot. I found that extremely distasteful on an otherwise charming site, filled with best wishes,camaraderie and fantastic technical support, always making sure a Topic is maintained in a savoury fashion. Furthermore, i feel my response to Frans's post was fair and due, and i belived all my points made were legitimate.
The most important line in all this, as far as im concerned, is the following...
tour de frans wrote: het ek persoonlike ondervinding gehad, Niks uit n boek of hoor-se nie.
Because it supports the crucial point i made in my last post.
Frans,(i say this as a friend and not as an attack), you have the knowledge, all the experience as a mechanic, and have proven history unmatched by most on this forum and yet you refused to share this at a time when it was most needed, had you posted something in regard to the topic instead, we would all be richer for it, and i believe this would have negated any confrontation .
Frans,I have always respected your input (view all my previous posts in this respect) but i feel the attack on me was unfounded, particularly if you were not to support your own convictions with said literature.
However, regardless of what has now been said, i would like to invite you to join me and wipe the slate clean. I still believe you have much to offer here and i would like you to stay. I joined this forum for the bests parts of it, and i believe your advice and friendship is a part thereof.