Originally Posted by CircuitRacer
Seeing pics in this thread reminds me why I got out of being a tech, having to deal with stupid people. Wish I had some old pics of the stuff I've worked on. The time when I first started and a car had a spark plug for a drain plug and when a F150 came in on a hook with a hole through the hood. The customer tried changing his spark plugs himself, stripped the threads in the head and JB welded it on to hold it in place. Went to start it and plug shot through his hood.
My friend changed his spark plugs on his old Impreza several years ago. We used to car pool to work and we were going out for our lunch break. Were driving along and all of a sudden we heard this hug BANG and then the car running like GAGAGAGAGAGAGAGA!!! We popped the hood and the spark plug had blown right out and was still sitting in the wire.
Tried to put it back in and of course he had stripped it. He brought it somewhere and they just drilled the hole out bigger and fitted a coil around the spark plug so it would fit in the new hole.
The next time he needed to do spark plugs, he came to my house and had me help him. LOL. Got to see the little coil on the plug when I did it though.