If your Ford had a Matthew McConaughey, it would be a Lincoln

My favorite JRitS posts of the week, Vol. 102

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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Poor Basil. Oh, he is in for a surprise! Goodbye, So soon, And isn’t this a crime...


Photo: TheMrCheetoFingers

...I think he used a 3/8's battery impact

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Video: Ubbiedude

Tiguan

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Photo: samerooo

...just sleeping. We woke him up and he ran off into the sunset.

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Photos: MyUsualName

I wish I had more details but of course neither me nor the guy who was working on it were told much of anything.

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Photo: iRagedaily

This was actually after it sat on the bench during the time it took to empty the whole tank. The yellow at the top was gasoline and the white is water, alchohol and other unidentified fluids. Three vehicles so far I’ve seen, do believe the gas station shut their pumps down.

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Photo: J-LMadison

...This was semi frozen and became a thick mostly solid chunk.

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Thoughts and prayers!

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Photo: Mr_Pahpshmir

Driver dropped a loaded container; high hooked kingpin. Bent a lot of stuff. I had to have container offloaded since chassis wasn’t safe in my opinion. Got grief about it needing to offloaded and “why couldn’t it be just ran to port real quick” actual quote from the lengthy email chain. Rear axles are out of alignment Picture

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Photo: jcat47

...You can only see the cost of one rotor. Each rotor is directional.

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Photo: NewC0

It’s a carb from a 1973 Honda CB125...

That’s the actual carb body falling apart. I could see the bowl cracking if there was water in there and it froze, but it’s cracked all the way up the slide. Never seen anything like that before.

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Screenshot: gearheadspawn
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Photo: EngineKnock

...it came in for a new clutch, it’s an older VW jetta

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Photo: L3x1n

Carthago [motorhome]...

I love german cars, but these campers are something else to work on.

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Photo: AutoServiceIndustry

Rats ate through her engine cover, wiring harness, power steering & coolant hoses, etc. She was super upset so she dumped a thing or 2 of crushed red pepper all over it, then she brought it to us to fix and this is what it looked like when we popped the hood.

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Happy trails!

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Photo: tuckysauto
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I ain’t even mad.

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Photo: slitherysloth09
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Okay, now I am.

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Photo: Bman092

I had a fun time watching my advisor explain what happened to the lady’s car. She was pissed! Stepped outside to “make a phone call” to the towing company...

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Photo: a-crappy-mechanic

It still makes noise. The customer wasted a perfectly good bar of soap

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Photo: Atmks

...we sell [cabin] air filters for teslas, and that’s probably why we have a section on them in the book.

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Photo: TheMrCheetoFingers
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DANGER DANGER, HIGH VOLTAGE!

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Don’t forget to keep your fuel tanks properly inflated!

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Obligatory tire post

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Obligatory brake post

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