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Old 07-15-2012, 12:59 AM   #101
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^how does this happen??
look just below the TPMS.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:37 AM   #102
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look just below the TPMS.
hahaha that's classic.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:44 AM   #103
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From that link another posted check out this awesome self worked on Hyundai Tiburon!


How does this thing run, seriously?
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:17 AM   #104
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I have a random misfire in my S2000 with 185k miles on it, only at idle, cyl 2. CE Light is on.

What's wrong with it?

--kC
Cracked valve retainer? Was the car ever accidentally mechanically over-revved on a down shift?
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:06 PM   #105
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From that link another posted check out this awesome self worked on Hyundai Tiburon!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEXn33o0rKE

How does this thing run, seriously?
Holy s**t!!!!
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:13 PM   #106
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From that link another posted check out this awesome self worked on Hyundai Tiburon!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEXn33o0rKE

How does this thing run, seriously?
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:24 PM   #107
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ive been a auto tech for 12 years and left the dealership to work for the govt because of dealing with these stories like you guys already mentioned. i also got tired of customers thinking they were experts and knew more about cars than the techs.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:30 PM   #108
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this thread is win, keep them coming.

Anytime I have an issue with a car and I don't fix it myself, I always just talk to the service techs and tell them what is happening and my theory on what is wrong with the car. Then I listen to what they have to say and usually go with any extra recommendations they want to do unless it's something I know I can just do myself. I try to keep a good report with the service techs, as it's their job to know what's going on, and how to diagnose/fix the problem.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #109
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I have some and when I'm home at a computer I'll put them up
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:19 PM   #110
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:35 PM   #111
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Great thread!
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:23 PM   #112
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Bump. Great thread.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:27 PM   #113
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Here are some more

My car wont start and it has this clunk noise now


Can't you just turn them


My car overheated and now it wont start


It makes a grinding noise


Car doesn't run very well, seemed like they had a rodent problem
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:31 PM   #114
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Epic
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:06 PM   #115
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Are those candy wrappers in the air filter!??!
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:13 PM   #116
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And the customer is always right??

What do you even say to a customer who walks in with an issue like that?

I know the car can be fixed at some ungodly cost, but stupidity?

You know damn well its bound to happen again.

Edit: I guess what I'm asking is;
Is there a polite way to say " your a ****ing idiot" to your customer?

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Old 07-16-2012, 02:22 PM   #117
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Are those candy wrappers in the air filter!??!
Candy wrappers and trash, seen it before they make beds in the air boxes

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Customer is always right ... or are they?

What do you even say to a customer like that?
" Sorry I can fix the car, but I seriously can't fix stupid"
You just have to try and explain how dangerous it is and when a car starts making a noise outside of the norm you should get it checked. Also that people need to watch gauges and if lights come on it means something lol.

The melted dipstick engine was toast and the lady had it towed to another shop because she thought that we were trying to rip her off I guess. It's a common part of being in the industry people always think your trying to screw them because they don't think cars are that expensive to fix. Just wait till the Buick hybrid alternators start failing and it will be 1+ grand just for the alternator part plus the instal.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:38 PM   #118
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Forrest Gump - "Stupid is as stupid does, ma'am." lolll
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:53 PM   #119
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Forrest Gump - "Stupid is as stupid does, ma'am." lolll
Classy! Haha
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:08 PM   #120
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It's a common part of being in the industry people always think your trying to screw them
Exactly the reason I hated selling cars.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:15 PM   #121
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Helping my roommate get her Escape running again, this is one thing that really stuck out.





What could that be?
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Mouse jerky anyone?




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Old 07-16-2012, 04:11 PM   #122
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awesome thread

you mechanics should make a sticky thread about "how to communicate effectively with your mechanics"
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:15 PM   #123
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^^ easy, treat them as they were your friend.

Buy them lunch, buy their kids something silly at wally world. Buy them a case of beer. ll that is 10 dollars or less, They fix up your car like its their own. You pay the labour and parts.

You gain a friend, and someone you can trust.

easy as changing oil or making peach cobbler.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:15 PM   #124
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^^ easy, treat them as they were your friend.

Buy them lunch, buy their kids something silly at wally world. Buy them a case of beer. They fix up your car like its their own. You pay the labour and parts.

You gain a friend, and someone you can trust.

easy as changing oil or making peach cobbler.

Also, communication goes both ways, not jus flapping your lips, but you have to attentively listen. You have 1 mouth and 2 ears for a reason.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #125
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^^ easy, treat them as they were your friend.

Buy them lunch, buy their kids something silly at wally world. Buy them a case of beer. They fix up your car like its their own. You pay the labour and parts.

You gain a friend, and someone you can trust.

easy as changing oil or making peach cobbler.

Also, communication goes both ways, not jus flapping your lips, but you have to attentively listen. You have 1 mouth and 2 ears for a reason.
And you have beefcurtains for... well you know why. Haha.

But that's good advice. Just shut your damn trap and listen. I wish more people could comprehend that.
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