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Old 05-30-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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Working on customers cars, seriously some of the stupid **** they do to them is beyond me.

So far today:

Subaru wrx 2011 with nitrous
Mazda RX8 with nitrous

These guys are buddies and both around 50

The exhaust job on both are hideous, and the drone in the RX8 at any speed is ridiculous.

Anybody else a mechanic on here?
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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lol id like to hear some more stories

edit- a kid with charger once came to my buddies shop and asked to have everything removed all the way to the header/s lmao
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:41 PM   #3
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Hmmm oh I have plenty and lots of ones with pictures too ha

Lots of them aren't sports cars though

This is just a strange car that came through the shop


My car wont start... well duh


my car isn't blowing air well anymore


my car keeps overheating


I have a rattle in my suspension


this one is just funny.. damn vermin

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:54 PM   #4
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Nice Pictures, haha
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:06 PM   #5
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I hear nitrous is second only to detonation as the best thing for subaru pistons. The bigger the shot the better.

What kinda deal will you give me?
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:10 PM   #6
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:14 PM   #7
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I hear nitrous is second only to detonation as the best thing for subaru pistons. The bigger the shot the better.

What kinda deal will you give me?
I found the nit because the customer was complaining of an misfire problem cylinder 1.. (have a feeling cracked ring) didn't charge anything told him sorry we weren't gonna work on it. Some **** you work on and find out things and just have to pull out the rug from under them before your kicking your ass down the road
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:13 PM   #8
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best thread on nasioc today +1 ! =)
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:17 PM   #9
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I'm a generator mechanic....not as much fun...
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:22 PM   #10
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I'm a generator mechanic....not as much fun...
sometimes the fun can become
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:34 PM   #11
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:16 PM   #12
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Nitrous doesn't crack ringlands.

People do.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:23 PM   #13
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Nitrous doesn't crack ringlands.

People do.
Its a combination

Glad everyone is liking the thread
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #14
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Here are some more that I have seen over the months

mmmm yummy


We replaced this engine due to sludge, lady never changed oil just kept adding to it when it got low...


Motor mount really broke..


guy came in complaining of a strange noise from his engine


Finally here is a headlight restoration I personally did

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Old 05-31-2012, 11:25 AM   #15
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Finally here is a headlight restoration I personally did

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What did you use to do the headlight restoration?

great pics btw! keep 'em coming!
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:01 PM   #16
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What did you use to do the headlight restoration?

great pics btw! keep 'em coming!
a long lasting solution:

Before sanding tape off around headlight:


wet sand the old stuff off the head light. use 600 grit and slowly work your way to 1000 grit. If there is bad pitting work up to 3,000 grit.


Best practice is to use an air powered disk because it speeds things up
This is what it will look like after sanding you want nothing to look shinny (this is a different headlight by the way)

Then clean the headlight with a good cleaner that doesn't leave residue (denatured alcohol). Allow the alcohol to evaporate, use a hair dryer or heat gun to make sure its all gone



Then spray with renulight. You spray this on thick, not like painting at all you want it to run to the bottom of the headlight. Basically follow the instructions on the can. After spraying and letting it to set for about 10 mins, make sure there are no more runs and put car under the sun. So it needs to be a sunny non windy day, or you can put UV lights on the lights to cure inside (takes much longer). They will look brand new if you take your time. We do this at the shop and get payed 100 to do it, with a 3yr/36k warranty. Works great.

Here is a link to the product we use

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Old 05-30-2012, 03:26 PM   #17
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For sure needs more pictures of customer stupidity!
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:45 PM   #18
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How the hell do you fix the issue with sludge once its that bad? Ive been told Filling with ATF and running at Idle only to clean out the sludge but i cant imagine it working with that.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:11 PM   #19
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How the hell do you fix the issue with sludge once its that bad? Ive been told Filling with ATF and running at Idle only to clean out the sludge but i cant imagine it working with that.
We tried running a cleaner then doing an oil change. It took out a lot of sludge, but the engine ended up locking up. After removing the valve covers you can see how bad it was, and you could tell the cleaner helped in some areas but yeah it was bad. Opening it up and seeing that was like
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #20
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How the hell do you fix the issue with sludge once its that bad? Ive been told Filling with ATF and running at Idle only to clean out the sludge but i cant imagine it working with that.
Used to deal with Saabs, they sludge a lot, engine cleaner will never work on sludge. Engine has to be dismantled and oil passages cleared out if any chance of recovery.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #21
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Used to deal with Saabs, they sludge a lot, engine cleaner will never work on sludge. Engine has to be dismantled and oil passages cleared out if any chance of recovery.

http://www.bgprod.com/blendr/stickyProblem.html
We have had good results with this but there is only so much it can do.

otherwise dismantle and clean with a parts cleaner... have fun
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:47 PM   #22
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How the hell do you fix the issue with sludge once its that bad? Ive been told Filling with ATF and running at Idle only to clean out the sludge but i cant imagine it working with that.

Auto RX I believe is the product sold to help this situation out. bobistheoilguy.com has lots of success stories.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #23
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I am not a mechanic, but I work in sales and I hear it from the techs out back, and I see my share with people in sales too.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:50 PM   #24
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All that stuff was covered under warranty, right?

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Old 05-30-2012, 05:08 PM   #25
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That looks like so much fun!
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