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Old 08-03-2012, 10:22 PM   #201
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Where do you live that you don't have safety inspections?
Florida has no safety inspection or emissions testing.

But they should. You should see what they drive around here.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:15 AM   #202
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Where do you live that you don't have safety inspections?
....and California only has emissions testing for most vehicles. New ones get a pass for several years before you need to start worrying about testing every other year. However, law enforcement can pull you over and inspect your car for either (safety or emissions) if they believe your car is unsafe or in violation of the law. ....which may be true for many states.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:59 PM   #203
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Amother couple stories now to keep the thread alive, Its too young to die.

While I worked at firestone, I had a customer come in driving in their Jeep on their rim, no tire in sight, just a bare rim. Pulled right into a parking spot in the parking lot, right between the lines, and walked into the front office like it was no big thing.

When I worked for Midas, we had a customer come in and complain of their brakes feeling funny. After a quick visual inspection of his dodge ram, we said it looked fine but the pedal did feel weird. I asked the service writer to ask him a few questions. A couple minutes later, he came back out and said "He said he just upgraded his brake fluid to dot 30???? Have you ever heard of that?" Turns out he replaced his brake fluid with straight 30 weight motor oil... Dumbass.

One more and one of my personal favorites: This was at a dealership where you get the people that come in and are all pissed off cause they spent all this money on a new car and something doesn't work... A lady came in and was being a bitch yelling that the seat in her p.o.s. car wouldn't move and she had bought a lemon and blah blah blah... We tried to calm her down, but she was just being a C***. We got her car checked out and found the problem. We called her - come get your car, we fixed it. She showed up and everyone gathered around as close as they dared.
"We figured out the problem and fixed your seat ma'am."
"What was wrong with that p.o.s.?"
"We found this stuck in your seat track."
Holds up used condom..
"You should be careful where you leave these. Here are your keys, have a nice afternoon"

That one was great.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:01 AM   #204
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Hahaha oh my god that's disgusting
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:14 AM   #205
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Please tell me you handed it to her lol.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:58 AM   #206
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Oh god hahah, that's amazing.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:45 AM   #207
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Amother couple stories now to keep the thread alive, Its too young to die.

While I worked at firestone, I had a customer come in driving in their Jeep on their rim, no tire in sight, just a bare rim. Pulled right into a parking spot in the parking lot, right between the lines, and walked into the front office like it was no big thing.

When I worked for Midas, we had a customer come in and complain of their brakes feeling funny. After a quick visual inspection of his dodge ram, we said it looked fine but the pedal did feel weird. I asked the service writer to ask him a few questions. A couple minutes later, he came back out and said "He said he just upgraded his brake fluid to dot 30???? Have you ever heard of that?" Turns out he replaced his brake fluid with straight 30 weight motor oil... Dumbass.

One more and one of my personal favorites: This was at a dealership where you get the people that come in and are all pissed off cause they spent all this money on a new car and something doesn't work... A lady came in and was being a bitch yelling that the seat in her p.o.s. car wouldn't move and she had bought a lemon and blah blah blah... We tried to calm her down, but she was just being a C***. We got her car checked out and found the problem. We called her - come get your car, we fixed it. She showed up and everyone gathered around as close as they dared.
"We figured out the problem and fixed your seat ma'am."
"What was wrong with that p.o.s.?"
"We found this stuck in your seat track."
Holds up used condom..
"You should be careful where you leave these. Here are your keys, have a nice afternoon"

That one was great.
Someone was holding a used condom? That's disgusting.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #208
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BUMP!!! This is the best thread, don't let it die!!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:14 PM   #209
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I haven't had anything good lately
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:33 PM   #210
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"I wanted a larger rotor, but didn't want to buy the other caliper bracket. This'll hold, right?" I think it was a Del-Sol.



20" Ford Edge wheel with a piece of steel through it. I think it was $1100 for the wheel and another $300 or so for the tire.



Can't blame the customer for this one. Idiot tire monkey had the hoist arms too far forward, plus the natural retardation of in-ground suicide hoists that don't have any type of arm locks.



And soooo many more that I never took pictures of.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:40 PM   #211
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^ Gotta love the FNG's

AND- no, I didn't hand her the condom, I was just watching, and it went from the seat to a plastic bag via needle nose pliers.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:49 PM   #212
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This thread has inspired me to take pictures of the hack jobs I see in customers vehicles at my car audio shop...hopefully I can show some gems..but then again..hopefully not..
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #213
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I really like this thread, so I will do my best to keep it going. Both these pictures may not be 100% related, but they are both automotive fails in my book.

This is a Cadillac (GM) northstar motor and this starter location is a engineering failure in my book.


And this one is a wreck that I saw coming into work this morning. The interesting part is there was only one vehicle involved (from what I could see) and I saw the same wreck in the same spot with a different car about 2 months ago (also a single car). I just do not understand how someone with 3 lanes of flat, relatively straight road jumps the curb into the drainage ditch, twice in the same place...
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #214
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That's actually a pretty smart place to put the starter.
















If you never have to replace it...
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #215
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That's where the starter motor is? Under the intake manifold? Definitely a fail.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #216
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That's where the starter motor is? Under the intake manifold? Definitely a fail.
Lexus does the same thing on some of their vehicles. You have to understand as car repair guys we hate engineers. Only due to them figuring out how to put more and more in an engine bay every year lol
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #217
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I am going to school to be a mech engineer and my dad just reminded me of a comment i made when i was 12ish. I told him then that I was going to become an engineer so I can make cars that are easy to work on. Apparently when I helped my dad work on the cars when I was younger, I realized even at that age how dumb things were designed...

But then mechanics could thank engineers because if cars were too easy to work on, jobs would be worth less hours, and people might be more inclined to do the work themselves.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:03 PM   #218
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This is why you don't stretch tires and drive on some of the pothole ridden roads we have
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:13 PM   #219
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I am going to school to be a mech engineer and my dad just reminded me of a comment i made when i was 12ish. I told him then that I was going to become an engineer so I can make cars that are easy to work on. Apparently when I helped my dad work on the cars when I was younger, I realized even at that age how dumb things were designed...

But then mechanics could thank engineers because if cars were too easy to work on, jobs would be worth less hours, and people might be more inclined to do the work themselves.
I don't thing many engineers have a choice they get told here is the space now fit this engine and this engine in there.

Good luck with ME, it's a lot of work and will make you sducidal at times with the work load
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #220
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I would go insane sooner if I had a job with nothing to do. The place I'm interning at is a small, but growing company. If I'm lucky enough to grab a job here as they grow I know I'll have a nice even workload. Were/are you in the field?

+...probably be best to respond via pm if you have anything to say about it. I don't want to drag this awesome thread OT.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #221
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I deal with a lot of engineers as a tool maker/ mold makers. They are crazy smart but sometime I can't believe how stupid some of the prints I get are.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:56 PM   #222
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:05 PM   #223
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I worked at my uncle's gas station years ago in college and had 2 women come in after-hours complaining of a weird noise under the hood. As they were pulling in I noticed a dead kitten dangling from the undercarriage, swaying back and forth. When I popped the hood, I saw its legs were mashed in the fan belt and after getting it out, my uncle told me to put in an oil box and give it to them since he didn't want anyone complaining about bad smells from the dumpster. They were horrified but drove away with the kitten.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #224
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I worked at my uncle's gas station years ago in college and had 2 women come in after-hours complaining of a weird noise under the hood. As they were pulling in I noticed a dead kitten dangling from the undercarriage, swaying back and forth. When I popped the hood, I saw its legs were mashed in the fan belt and after getting it out, my uncle told me to put in an oil box and give it to them since he didn't want anyone complaining about bad smells from the dumpster. They were horrified but drove away with the kitten.
That's the worst thing I have ever heard.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:35 AM   #225
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That's the worst thing I have ever heard.
seriously. I quickly scrolled up after reading it because I didn't want my wife to see it.
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