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Old 07-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #976
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I hate when a car has clearly been neglected and the customer tells your manager that YOU must've broken it. Oh, and the lack of faith your manager has in you before consulting you about it. Ie; a friend of mine cpo'd a MY10 mercedes C300 for our dealer last month and first thing yesterday morning our boss pulls him aside to tell him he's being written up for not seeing the 4 missing tpms sensors. Mind you that had they been missing when he cpo'd the car, the instrument cluster would have a nice red warning display along with a flashing tpms light. Idk who's getting screwed worse by the dealerships these days, an honest tech or the customers.
I don't get it. Was there a red warning display and flashing tpms light when he CPO'ed the car? Is his boss accusing him of stealing the tpms sensors?
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:42 PM   #977
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Though I am not a mechanic by trade, I build crawlers in my spare time. A friend brought his 88 Jeep Wrangler over, and wanted me to have a look at his steering to do a high steer. He just recently put a turnkey 383 stroker in. He put a 3 inch lift on it, spring over axle, so about 8 inches total lift, but stock Dana 30/35 axles turning 37" Baja Claws.

He bought the DOM tubing and Steering arms and we fabbed up a beefy Tie-Rod/Drag Link, milled the knuckles and put it all together. As soon as we were done, I told him that his next purchase should be to upgrade to Dana 44 or comparable axles. Exact quote was, "Don't do any wheelin until you get something bigger to push those tires." Apparently, he didn't listen to me and went out to see how much better his clearance was. He tried to climb a hill, and sheared both pinions, shredded his rear driveline, and exploded his transfer case in one fell swoop.

He came back and said, "This is my daily driver. I think the steering caused the front axle to bind. Can you help me rebuild my axles, or go to Pick and Pull this weekend and help me find some bigger axles? I'll buy you a case of beer."
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:50 PM   #978
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Though I am not a mechanic by trade, I build crawlers in my spare time. A friend brought his 88 Jeep Wrangler over, and wanted me to have a look at his steering to do a high steer. He just recently put a turnkey 383 stroker in. He put a 3 inch lift on it, spring over axle, so about 8 inches total lift, but stock Dana 30/35 axles turning 37" Baja Claws.

He bought the DOM tubing and Steering arms and we fabbed up a beefy Tie-Rod/Drag Link, milled the knuckles and put it all together. As soon as we were done, I told him that his next purchase should be to upgrade to Dana 44 or comparable axles. Exact quote was, "Don't do any wheelin until you get something bigger to push those tires." Apparently, he didn't listen to me and went out to see how much better his clearance was. He tried to climb a hill, and sheared both pinions, shredded his rear driveline, and exploded his transfer case in one fell swoop.

He came back and said, "This is my daily driver. I think the steering caused the front axle to bind. Can you help me rebuild my axles, or go to Pick and Pull this weekend and help me find some bigger axles? I'll buy you a case of beer."
Full of fail. Your friend is either, not smart, or impatient. I wouldn't go over 33"s on stock power on those axles.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:08 PM   #979
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Full of fail. Your friend is either, not smart, or impatient. I wouldn't go over 33"s on stock power on those axles.
He's an idiot. Ever since I took him out to Rubicon, he has been trying to build his Jeep. He thinks that all that goes into a build, is a lift and big tires and power. He still has stock 3.15 gears with no plans to change them out. We were on Cadillac Hill last year and he rode with me when I got frustrated and stomped the skinny pedal to get over a rock (I had originally taken the completely wrong line and was in a bad spot). I run a 44 front 8.8 rear with chromoloy shafts, and I was still sketchy about hammering it like that.

Edit: Technically, he doesn't have 3.15s anymore, as they are now shredded.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:14 AM   #980
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If it was a daily driver I wouldn't of taken it off roading at all with that setup. Maybe a few light trails if that even.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:02 PM   #981
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If it was a daily driver I wouldn't of taken it off roading at all with that setup. Maybe a few light trails if that even.
The world is a confusing and scary place for some.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:27 PM   #982
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damn those First gear launches
I spy Subaru trans and remnants of Redline lightweight shockproof oil
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #983
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isn't it cute
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:07 PM   #984
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isn't it cute
Is the guy in the background ashamed of his car?
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #985
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Found this in a customer's car today.


Spoiler alert: not the flashlight.

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #986
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #987
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isn't it cute
I did the same thing today at work... damn new beetles
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:47 PM   #988
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I did the same thing today at work... damn new beetles
Lol it has eye lashes too!! That is great. Looks like you are at a body shop?
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:41 PM   #989
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Lol it has eye lashes too!! That is great. Looks like you are at a body shop?
Yup sure am. That was my first time pulling the front off one of those things. PITA
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #990
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Yup sure am. That was my first time pulling the front off one of those things. PITA
Oh just wait until it has to go back on
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:51 PM   #991
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Oh just wait until it has to go back on
I still have quite a bit to do before that. Change radiator support, oil pan, trans pan, AC compressor, condenser...
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:54 PM   #992
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One of those vehicles where the only priority in design is how it looks?
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One of those vehicles where the only priority in design is how it looks?
No, it's just a VW.
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No, it's just a VW.
This. Audis whole front clip has to come off to do timing belts.
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oi...I'm in school for Mech. Eng. and my dad reminded me that I said I wanted to be an engineer when I was little to make cars that are easy to work on. I think I said this when I was helping him work on his '88 Astro.
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oi...I'm in school for Mech. Eng. and my dad reminded me that I said I wanted to be an engineer when I was little to make cars that are easy to work on. I think I said this when I was helping him work on his '88 Astro.
Good luck.

It will go more like this
Here is the design make the engine fit
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:25 PM   #997
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If I'm ever able to get close to an automotive engineering position yeah. Stuck in an internship more closely related to industrial doing audits and data entry at the moment...Trying to get in touch with a company designing magnetic brakes for big rigs.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:11 AM   #998
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If I'm ever able to get close to an automotive engineering position yeah. Stuck in an internship more closely related to industrial doing audits and data entry at the moment...Trying to get in touch with a company designing magnetic brakes for big rigs.
Learn solid works!!!!!!
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This. Audis whole front clip has to come off to do timing belts.
You wouldn't believe what I had to do to my girl's Jetta just to change the air filter.
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Learn solid works!!!!!!
Yup! The school I was previously at I took the first two drawing classes and they were AUTOCAD. I was a bit disappointed, especially since no one really uses it anymore and everyone says that Solid Works is much easier and straightforward. Hopefully it is required of me for my degree because I honestly won't take it if I don't need to.
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