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Old 08-29-2012, 06:47 PM   #326
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what does my sceen name have anything to do with a part breaking. way to judge a book......
When you choose a name for your book that includes the word 'juggalo' ... you should expect to be judged.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:06 PM   #327
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i have seen a mini truck with the right rear strut / spring snapped off the top, and laying horizontal to the road. needless to say, i stayed away. this was a week ago.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #328
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I was on the highway and saw a younger woman driving on what seemed like completely blown struts in the front. As she hit expansion joints and other bumps on the road the front end would bounce in the air (tires still touching pavement) and they never settled. She was just constantly bouncing up and down the highway. As she went past me, her face was completely content. I was dumbfounded.
I saw the same thing last week but it looked like all four were blown. Her Pontiac Sunfire was see sawing after every little bump. But then I ended up behind her on a right hand off ramp and here right rear wheel started bouncing up and down so much it actually left the ground. It was hopping 2 inches off the pavement the entire way around the off ramp!
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #329
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I saw the same thing last week but it looked like all four were blown. Her Pontiac Sunfire was see sawing after every little bump. But then I ended up behind her on a right hand off ramp and here right rear wheel started bouncing up and down so much it actually left the ground. It was hopping 2 inches off the pavement the entire way around the off ramp!
...and they breed
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:59 PM   #330
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You should see the stuff I do. Not in my shop. But working heavy diesel you see stuff regular joes don't see. A lot of commercial vehicles should not be on the road.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:28 AM   #331
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You should see the stuff I do. Not in my shop. But working heavy diesel you see stuff regular joes don't see. A lot of commercial vehicles should not be on the road.
I believe it. I hate driving next to simis for that reason.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:59 AM   #332
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We work on oil trucks all the time. Lots of those guys shouldn't be able to drive. Like the blown up clutch disk picture. They beat the living **** out of those trucks. Usually dodge or ford trucks.

It's been kind of slow at the shop I only have one picture of some oil that you can see the sludge just from pulling the dipstick. That's about it though.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #333
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You should see the stuff I do. Not in my shop. But working heavy diesel you see stuff regular joes don't see. A lot of commercial vehicles should not be on the road.
If you took pictures, we could see the stuff you do...
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:22 PM   #334
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It really is crazy. Missing brake components. Rigged components. Suspensions the same way. I seen one the other day where the guy lost the duals and drum and he just chained the rear axle on the trailer and kept going. It was a fuel tanker, too. Leaning and looked loaded.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:33 PM   #335
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It really is crazy. Missing brake components. Rigged components. Suspensions the same way. I seen one the other day where the guy lost the duals and drum and he just chained the rear axle on the trailer and kept going. It was a fuel tanker, too. Leaning and looked loaded.
You need to sneak pictures then
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #336
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Really? Really?


No, his car is chain drive.
You must be unfamiliar with chain driven vehicles...

Just 1 example.

www.goodingco.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/preview/1907_Panhard-Levassor_Model_U2_04.jpg
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:40 AM   #337
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My mother is one of these people. She asked me to stop by and change a headlight bulb for her. I don't know how long it's been out, but the bulb was broken, and there was a green buildup on the filament leads. W/e, easy job nonetheless, I've never seen a bulb shatter like that inside a headlight without some kind of impact.

Then she asks "where's the oil dipstick, it's been making a noise for a while." I say "it's here (I point to yellow ring near exhaust manifold), and what kind of noise, like a tickticktick?" She says "no, more metal like." I cringe inside knowing exactly what I'm going to find on the dipstick...nothing, it's bone dry. I pulled the oil fill cap off and something fall into the motor. Not a liquid oil drip, more like a semi-solid sludge drip. I say to her "this is what killed the Nova (not the cool one ). Her van was 2.5 quarts low.

Sadly, it continues. I forget how we got to this part of the conversation, but she said something along the lines of "and the check engine light is on." I ask "for how long?" She responds "sometime last week." I sigh and say to her "you've become the stereotypical woman driver..." I guess I'll need to stop by more often for vehicle maintenance.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:12 AM   #338
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I've never seen a bulb shatter like that inside a headlight without some kind of impact.
Was there any moisture build up in the light? Sometimes that will cause a bulb to burst.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:27 AM   #339
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Did some work on my buddies 2.5 rs that he gave to his little brother when he got his wrx.

He gave his brother the 2.5rs 6 months ago and its already had the motor replaced from him driving without oil.

They brought it over to my house yesterday cause it was making a weird noise.
I knew what it was the second he pulled in the drive way. He needs 4 rotors and pads.... badly.

Also he had three codes(that have been on for god knows how long), a knock sensor code, and two o2 sensor codes.

Oh yeah the oil pan was dry too

I'd like to thank all the morons out there that can't tell the difference between an oil cap and washer fluid reservoir cap, for keeping me in business, and for giving us material for this thread.


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Old 09-01-2012, 02:02 AM   #340
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These are the same people who say they will never buy a _______ (brand name here) because they had one once and it blew up on them. If you maintain a car, it will be reliable. If you don't maintain a car, you get the point. At a shop I worked at in Seattle, we had a little old lady that brought her K car in about once every 4-6 weeks (Its a 80's dodge notorious POS for those of you who are young). Everytime, we would look it over and anything that was wrong, we would fix. Any fluid that was dirty, we would change. Most of the time, there was nothing wrong due to the frequency of her visits. Moral of the story is that this pos looked like it was brand new and had 300k miles on it. Most unreliable car ever (well, one of them) with that many miles? Preventative maintenance is exactly what it says. Pay some now, or more later. You make the call.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:02 PM   #341
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this thread is amazing.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:05 PM   #342
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These are the same people who say they will never buy a _______ (brand name here) because they had one once and it blew up on them. If you maintain a car, it will be reliable. If you don't maintain a car, you get the point. At a shop I worked at in Seattle, we had a little old lady that brought her K car in about once every 4-6 weeks (Its a 80's dodge notorious POS for those of you who are young). Everytime, we would look it over and anything that was wrong, we would fix. Any fluid that was dirty, we would change. Most of the time, there was nothing wrong due to the frequency of her visits. Moral of the story is that this pos looked like it was brand new and had 300k miles on it. Most unreliable car ever (well, one of them) with that many miles? Preventative maintenance is exactly what it says. Pay some now, or more later. You make the call.
We had an old lady like that. She had some late 80s civic hatch that looked like it had just rolled of the lot.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:47 PM   #343
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We had a old timer that always came once a year. 1930s Ford. He bought it new. Every year he had it completely serviced. Stock stock stock. Drove it maybe 300 miles a year. He didn't care. Plugs, oil change, yadda yadda. We told him he didn't need it. He didn't care. He wanted it done. He even got it state inspected when we told him he was exempt. He said he didn't care. He wanted it done because it was the right thing to do. So we did it to keep him happy but only charged him for the sticker, not the inspection even though we did the inspection. Thing looked brand new. Never restored. Garage kept.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:51 PM   #344
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this thread is amazing.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:02 AM   #345
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Game over for this rotor





Im sure the front end is tight

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Old 09-02-2012, 01:33 AM   #346
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We had an old lady like that. She had some late 80s civic hatch that looked like it had just rolled of the lot.
My mom's 2000 Accord just turned 41K miles. Last week she had her tires replaced. The original Michelins.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:33 AM   #347
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My mom's 2000 Accord just turned 41K miles. Last week she had her tires replaced. The original Michelins.
That's actually quite dangerous to run on tires more than 5 years. I had 60k on my trucks tires and they had over half the tread left.. but I bought new ones because they were almost 6 years old to the month. Didn't want to spend 1600 on new ones but its not good to gamble with that.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:05 AM   #348
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I have always heard that is it 7 years
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:16 AM   #349
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^^^^ this
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:40 AM   #350
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I have always heard that is it 7 years
No. After 5 years you need new tires. The rubber starts to lose its oils and dries out. It will starts to crack and could cause a blow out or the tread will unravel.

And they make economy tires that last over 40k miles. The rubber is hard and you sacrifice a lot of grip.
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