My favorite JRitS posts of the week, Vol. 100

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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Call the dentist!


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Don’t be bitter, be glitter!

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How strong does a filter socket even need to be?

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...it’s a road salt spreader, that’s road salt covering the shop floor.

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Torque converter judder. Previous repair facility (non- franchise, privately owned) replaced tires, axles, 2 engine mounts chasing a “vibration on acceleration” concern...

...While driving the car with the computer linked, when the car is doing what the customer is concerned about, I can hit the “trigger” and the computer records all the data for the transmission. When I get back to the shop, I can configure all the sensor readings I want to see, convert it into line graph form, and voila! You have squiggly lines that represent what the customer is describing. Which also confirm that the problem is isolated inside of the torque converter.

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Customer was driving it and “BOOM” he thought that someone shot at him.

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Bet that was fun to roll in.

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Cage match!

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Run a mix of peaches and milk, and yes, it backfires pretty regularly

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This was a while back I was the first tech at a dealership in the US that had one of these out and tore down was one hellava project

It had oil starvation to one of the cylinder heads that ate up the cams and head

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vf Holden commodore... I really don’t know how the o2 sensor and trans mount haven’t taken a hit

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14 Sierra. My mistake actually, I put a radiator in and didn’t get a cooler hose seated all the way. I cooked the tranny on a test drive....

I wish I had realized what happened. But I didn’t until it started slipping and it burnt up quick. I’ve seen these things towed in bone dry. we usually just fill them up and ship it. I didn’t get so lucky though. Yeah free rebuilds

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Rags to cringes

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I can’t even

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2007 Toyota Matrix

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Customer hit the [retention cables on the freeway] doing god knows what and actually slipped between them. The whole shop was trying to guess what did it until the customer fessed up.

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1/2 drive 14mm 12pt impact. Beaten half to death by me and my 4 pound hammerpurse. Lug nut started out life as a 19mm.

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Impreza/WRX

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Caught it in the nick of time!

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Transmission is falling out. 8 of 12 bolts missing and the only ones it has are at the bottom. Clutch pedal wouldn’t always return or go into gear every time. Clutch looks newer so probably didn’t get tightened it improperly tightened when reinstalled trans. Cummins ISX with 10 speed behind it.

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Things that make you go HMMMM

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She is very aware of it and in fact she was aware before I touched it because she had the front gasket done a while back and it was the same way.

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No pinch.

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[Airport limo] Since 2010

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Did he leave the keys behind too, I wonder?

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Obligatory brake post

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Obligatory tire post

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