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Tesla’s real problem isn’t that its cars are expensive. It’s that they’re unreliable. - Vox
So the question is what makes the quality of Japanese companies? I think you can trace that back to Toyota, which developed the Toyota production system and — just as importantly — a broader corporate philosophy called the Toyota way. It systematizes everything about the production of automobiles.

For example, the need to keep plants operating at a high rate meant you'd let defects go down the line and fix them at the end. One of the things Toyota did was when the defect came down the line, you stop the line and you trace the defect back to its root and fix it, then you restart production. This is just one example.

To this day, they're still the leaders in quality. Nobody has caught up with them.
automotive  manufacturing  qualitycontrol  tesla 
june 2016 by kme
License plate screws/bolts - 2004 to 2014 Mazda 3 Forum and Mazdaspeed 3 Forums -
Cheers! I ended up using size 12 - 1/3 inch screws. Did the job nicely.

For anyone searching this in the future the screws for attaching the bracket are 10mm.
mazda3  automotive 
july 2015 by kme

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