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Old 11-21-2012, 11:31 PM   #651
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You show him the carnage?
Yep he knew it was grinding sometimes but he didn't know it was that bad. Got him to raise it a few inches
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:10 AM   #652
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I don't have a picture but I saw a civic with 2 spares on the front and 2 stock wheels on the back. The only thing I could think of was WOW what a fail..
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:14 AM   #653
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Here we go
just to clarify I hate the hellaflush movement and this is a STI


Tires were debeading on all corners


damaged aftermarket downpipe




damaged subframe bent on both sides


I second the hate for hellaflush..
Leave the extremely low life for the VW bandwagon
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:41 AM   #654
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The things people do to look "cool" I will never understand it.

I can't believe the axle didn't snap in half looking at the notch it made.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:35 AM   #655
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I can't believe some of the things these poor cars go through. Could you imagine if they all drove EJ205/5mt applications? I'd go into the transmission and engine rebuild business and come out a millionaire.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:57 PM   #656
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I can't believe some of the things these poor cars go through. Could you imagine if they all drove EJ205/5mt applications? I'd go into the transmission and engine rebuild business and come out a millionaire.
I saw a completely destroyed Outback Ltd when helping a friend shop for cars a few years ago. None of the power windows worked (and the owner warned me against trying to use them because "they'll break"), only the high beams worked, only one of the head gaskets was replaced (and the receipt written on a cocktail napkin from a bar nearby the garage), neither sunroof worked, the rear seat looked like a dog had gone nuts tearing it up, brake fluid reservoir looked like motor oil, the transmission dipstick was low and it wouldn't idle.

When I started it (after a few cranks and a boost from my own Subaru) the owner informed me that he doesn't have it (a street-parked car) registered/insured so I would have to use my own insurance to take it to a nearby mechanic for inspection. He also informed me that I would be driving as a result, which is good because he didn't have a license.

We wisely decided against the car and that was before I even attempted to move it a few inches. Who knows what mysteries the braking system contained?
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:34 PM   #657
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I saw a completely destroyed Outback Ltd when helping a friend shop for cars a few years ago. None of the power windows worked (and the owner warned me against trying to use them because "they'll break"), only the high beams worked, only one of the head gaskets was replaced (and the receipt written on a cocktail napkin from a bar nearby the garage), neither sunroof worked, the rear seat looked like a dog had gone nuts tearing it up, brake fluid reservoir looked like motor oil, the transmission dipstick was low and it wouldn't idle.

When I started it (after a few cranks and a boost from my own Subaru) the owner informed me that he doesn't have it (a street-parked car) registered/insured so I would have to use my own insurance to take it to a nearby mechanic for inspection. He also informed me that I would be driving as a result, which is good because he didn't have a license.

We wisely decided against the car and that was before I even attempted to move it a few inches. Who knows what mysteries the braking system contained?
Technically if the breaking system has had motor oil in it any any point and time your supposed to replace the whole system including the lines.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:52 PM   #658
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I don't think it was literal motor oil so much as the brake fluid had degraded to the point where it had the colour and consistency of such. I was afraid to pop the cap and sniff it.

I feel bad for whoever eventually ended up buying that heap. Maybe it just got scrapped.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:02 PM   #659
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I don't think it was literal motor oil so much as the brake fluid had degraded to the point where it had the colour and consistency of such. I was afraid to pop the cap and sniff it.

I feel bad for whoever eventually ended up buying that heap. Maybe it just got scrapped.
You would be amazed the amount of crap people buy used. I wish it was mandatory people had to get stuff checked before buying

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Old 11-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #660
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You would be amazed the amount of crap people buy used. I wish it was mandatory people had to get stuff checked before buying
As much as I hate to say it, I wish all states had a yearly inspection, like VA. helps keep some heaps in moderate repair.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:42 PM   #661
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As much as I hate to say it, I wish all states had a yearly inspection, like VA. helps keep some heaps in moderate repair.
That would be nice!
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #662
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Actually he came in because it was running bad lol. Bad O2 sensor and wanted to know why it was clunking sometimes. They were 18x9.5 with 215 tires
That is hilarious!
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:54 PM   #663
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Any holiday specials?
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:18 AM   #664
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Or when people don't install Windows updates for 2 years, then you run the updates and something breaks and they act like you killed their grandma
The stuff I work with (UPS battery monitoring) needs a PC. Site has a ~4 year old laptop with Vista Home........NEVER did an update. I had no Internet access, glad I had SP 1 & 2 on a USB key.
SP 1 took 1.5 hours to run through.
Still need to do SP 2.

As to sludge, I did a Mopar V-8 once that had at least 3lbs of sludge in the lifter gallery, no clue how much was in the pan or the rest of the engine. I had the owner (a sorta friend of mine) in there with a scraper to remove most of the sludge.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:20 AM   #665
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:37 AM   #666
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Tires were debeading on all corners
Were they really debeading? Looks like the beads are still seated to me.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:14 AM   #667
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The sidewalls on those are pretty flexible. I bet I wouldn't take much.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:48 AM   #668
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You'd be surprised.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:59 AM   #669
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You'd be surprised.
Do you see the left bottom of the tire? Bad angle but you can see it there. Look about mid tire along the sidewall and as you go down you will see it change.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:10 AM   #670
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Do you see the left bottom of the tire? Bad angle but you can see it there. Look about mid tire along the sidewall and as you go down you will see it change.
Wow!! I definately didn't catch that the first time around but I see it now.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:21 AM   #671
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Man I have some pics to post. I'll have to get them together
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #672
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Man I have some pics to post. I'll have to get them together
Post 'em up, son.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:59 AM   #673
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Man I have some pics to post. I'll have to get them together
They are good too. Saw them last night. You guys are in for a treat.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:35 AM   #674
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Default Rats In A Murano!

So.........
A Murano got towed into the shop, THE customer had been gone all weekend, tried to start it monday morning and it choked out sputtered and died and would not start up again. More engine codes than can be listed on the CEL.

The technician opened the hood and there is a rat nest on top of the engine!
The vehicle had been in the garage all weekend where they keep the bags of dog food, the rats had gotten into the dog fod bag, and stored dog food all over the engine bay! In the radiator support, under the cowl and all in the air box and air intake!

When the customer tried to start the vehicle it actually sucked dog food all up into the throttle body and into the intake and the engine cylinders.
Tech vacuumed out all the dog food, and got it to start...sort of. The valves are screwed up on the motor.
Customer then had their Insurance company come to look at the vechicle for a claim.




NEST ON TOP OF INTAKE PLENUM COVER




DOG FOOD IN AIR BOX



DOG FOOD INSIDE RADIATOR SUPPORT



DOG FOOD INSIDE COWL
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I had this happen to long sitting VW Rabbit..mice filled the air box and snorkel with dog food...
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