What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Go ahead and tell me your worst story at a parts counter. Doesn't matter if its from a dealer,chain or to a mom and pop operation.

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1. Went to a NAPA a long time ago (I only had my driving permit) for a GM part number and some zerex G-05 (can't remember the GM part also). I went in politely and asked for a certain part equivalent and had my zerex coolant in hand for a project car. The skinheads behind the counter were oh so full of joy to help me. I stood there waiting for a good 15 minutes while Lackluster McGee just stared at the computer and helped other walk-ins like Larry, Moe, and Curly. After patiently waiting, the guy at a counter said in the most rudest manner "What do you want? I just left the crap at counter.

2. A year ago I bought a gmc van from a defunct business to flip and it had a flat battery. No problem I already had a spare battery but the battery post sheared off the dead battery. Typical GMs and their special side post batteries. Luckily a parts store was only half a mile so I went into this old fashioned mom and pop parts store. I bought the side posts and said "merry christmas" at the counter (It was 4 days before Christmas Eve). Never have I received the most dirtiest look from people. I don't know what I did, but I wanted to get out of the NJ/NY borderland area I was.

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