Reddit’s Just Rolled into the Shop is a veritable cornucopia of the many wonders and oddities of shop lyfe. You never know what’s gonna roll in. Here’s what caught my eye this week.


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Last time he was here was at the end of September 6,854 miles ago...

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2018 A5 didn’t exactly roll in under it’s own power. Concern was further investigated and found that engine was hydro locked. Needless to say, a new long block and turbo was needed.
...water everywhere, crankcase, intercooler, charge piping, rusted cylinder walls and pistons rings.

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Honestly, the rest of it is pretty solid Toyota. As long as the front clip and hood dont come flying off it’s likely got a decent amount of life left in it.

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...apparently there was a crank attempt before it got towed in.

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I have an update to the story. Turns out this was driven by an insanely drunken man on the interstate with a flat. Tire finally had enough, peaced out, and was driven on the wheel only for several miles. When the wheel gave up, he lost control causing a multiple car collision closing the interstate for an hour or so. Don’t drink and drive folks, fucker’s lucky he’s only going to jail and not the morgue.

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It’s in for a power steering pressure line...

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Jackpot!

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At first I thought it was a PWM issue, but shockingly it was just a piece of mouse nest stuck in one of the stages of the fan.

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“someone pls make relocation kit”
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There’s no market like the aftermarket...

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The furnace board was $210, air conditioner board was $190, switch $5, had to take the furnace out of the enclosure to replace the switch (crappy design), plus diagnosing the carnage totalled 2 hours labour at $150/hr.

Original complaint was furnace doesn’t turn on.

Once I fixed the switch it wouldn’t turn off because the relay was stuck closed.

Once I replaced the furnace board it’d turn on if I shorted the thermostat wires at the furnace but not when the thermostat called for it, thermostat talks to the AC board which controls the furnace, relay on that board was stuck open.

I’m guessing he melted the contacts.

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The part of the body that the windshield sits on had a hole in a bad weld. You could watch the water rundown the A pillar, behind the dash, and under the kick panels. When I went outside to get I the truck, I started it up for the first time in months which started fine on the first crank. But a ton of error messages popped up in the dash that weren’t there before. So. I guess that’s what our local dealer gets for sitting on jobs they give us. Which this truck definitely isn’t a first

...It’s brand new. Never been owned...

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derp

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No pinch. No pinch.

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Fees to remove the boat in&out of the water are around $30k plus the labor fees to cut it out.

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...in the end it was no match for the air chisel

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Nature’s threadlocker

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We share a building with an ambulance repair facility. The driver was told to power brake and apparently did not know how to do that. I’m still trying to get the whole story, haha.

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Cut the chatter, Red 2

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There’s the rub

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This harness was a 1 piece harness, it went to everything (essentially everything within the cabin) and some external components...

It definitely wasn’t a small task but I’m lucky enough to have dealt with all the different parts of this vehicle numerous times and was very comfortable at most every step of the way. It wasn’t easy, but I think anybody who has the time and a decent familiarity with the vehicle could manage it.

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Mid 2000's bmw 328i... The other side is the same way. Tpms, airbag, check engine were all on. Customer only wanted shocks

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Obligatory tire post

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Obligatory brake post