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.


Photo: samerooo

Put that thing back where it came from or so help me...

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Photo: DR-Scrumbles

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Blue raspberry, yum!

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Photo: racer2k5x

They hit the concrete post that we have on the outside of the bay. They didn’t cut it enough and we’re going to fast trying to be cool but smoked the side of the post.

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Photo: call00

1990 Vandura

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Photo: CeleryIsDevilSticks

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How would you like to wrench on an AeroCivic?

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Photo: jakamoki

The story goes that he had a flat and changed the tire himself, however he was taught to tighten the wheel nuts and then come back a quarter turn. Took about 100km on dirt roads for it to get to this..

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Screenshot: KFizzleKyle

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Photo: M1k38aglione

I’d really like for that to be the explanation. This is definitely no kind of show car, though.

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Photo: LetYoDanglangHang

From what he told me, it’s a hill in a steel mill that he hauls for and he was loaded. Supposedly all the drivers have a tough time going up this hill and all you hear is “chugga chugga chugga” because all the trucks want to die out lol.

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Photo: YoYesYesYoYoYesYesYo

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So many questions...

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Photo: Broba_Fetch

...never popped the visible part of the fuse. Car came in with windows and DRL inop.

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Photo: realsadsocket

What’s funny is that I opened the one box that had the rotor just to make sure they were right. Proceeded to clean and prep everything. Grabbed the next box and knew it didn’t feel right, had a “ah shit here we go again” moment

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Is this a record?

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Photo: nate94gt

07 f150

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...On his lift he has a 200? white Ford Expedition. He guides me to the front passenger wheel well, the wheel and tire have been removed and are on the floor. Then he points up to the fender.

I stick my head up into the wheel well and look up towards the fender, and there it is. A large plastic and taped wrapped package, clearly containing a white brick. It’s very large, like 8"x10"x3". It’s heavily taped to the inside of the fender.

I look at Kenny and he looks at me.

Kenny: Cocaine.

Link to the full story:

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Photo: legolas10100

2018 F150 platinum...

He’s already paying for a new APIM, FCIM, FDCIM, labor to replace those, and around 13 hours labor for rewiring the harness behind the dash. Tech hasn’t found the round yet, just the holes 😂😂

...it’s a preliminary quote. And these pieces are easy enough to take apart to see if wires behind are damaged. Tech popped it out on the drive to see if the modules stopped the round or if it kept going. It went straight through the screen and modules behind it so the tech quoted hours to fix wiring and the guy agreed with his tail tucked behind his ass.

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Photo: overfieldngsf

There are 12 open recalls on this car. I am doing valve springs and cam gears in this picture. Compressed air holds the valves up so springs can be removed with the heads on. Air to entire bank keeps the valves up and engine from rotating...

When they first came out they had several recalls. Valve springs, cam gears, fuel lines, gas pedal, and steering rack They had several recalls dealing with the fuel lines. One from ppl not following the procedures when reassembling. This customer just never had any of them done. A lot of this time overlapped and really worked in my favor.

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Photo: MapleSyrupJedi

Customer calls and asks if she can bring her car by for a price on brake pads, because the car has been making noise for a few days. She says she doesn’t want us to change ANYTHING but the brake pads because she “Knows enough about cars to not get ripped off just because she’s a woman”.

Axle, hub (what hub?), caliper, pads, one rotor, knuckle. She ended up having it towed to some shop on the east side of Detroit that told her we were ripping her off and they could fix it for $300.

God bless.

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Photo: xxamericanfootball

Some guy ran out of gas and landed his plane in the middle of the road in front of Jiffy Lube. So they pushed it into their parking lot to clear the road for traffic.

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Photo: BigDaddyJan

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Obligatory brake post

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Photo: nBarnabee

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Obligatory tire post