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: EggplantBruh

They did end up getting studs

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Video: hpshaft

This guy was just happy it wasn’t the compressor...

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Video: justinhitt23

My coworker pulled the plug on it saw nothing came out so he called me over there and said “you’re gonna want to video this to show the customer”

We built a 5.3 and put it in in place of the 4.8. I broke the motor down the next day it it was fucking full of sludge. Everywhere. Worse one I’ve seen

Here’s the top: https://imgur.com/gallery/XxO3xgK

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Photo: bubonis

...gen-yew-wine transmission fluid, freshly squeezed circa 2016. (See how nicely it floats above the water? Blood don’t do that.) I have since learned that shortly before the car was benched, it was borrowed by a “friend” who folded the seats down to haul a transmission back to his house or something and it was that transmission that spilled its guts everywhere.

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Photo: HanzG

2010-ish Hyundai Santa Fe... It took two of us a solid hour of hitting it to break it free from the knuckle.

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Photo: Twinrotor87

It is a 4.3, in a S-10. Bad part was the armater was stuck out, engine had to go up a lot to be able to get it out.

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Safe & sound

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Photo: Ccls2

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The “U” stands for unlimited miles, right?

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Video: Ghostx68

Full load of gravel being dumped. Gave it a little to much input on the loud pedal and grenaded his axle then locked the axle and drove it until it couldn’t go no more

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Photo: abr2018

After i asked then wtf is this bundle, they told me that car was in front end accident, since then it didnt have working fuel level gauge. Wish they told me that prior me double checking previous work. Turned out to be that previous person miswired wiring for level sender and fuel pressure sensors.

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Photo: KapitanKapers

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Step 1, remove the thing.

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Photo: Roccman

The 150 protects against a dead short. The circuit is basically a single wire that plugs in to provide source voltage to the trailer lift gate batteries. The lift gate itself draws off its own battery bank during hydraulic pump operation. My guess is the driver hooked or unhooked incorrectly and somehow shorted the plug against the chassis. Instead of admitting it they just wrote it up as inoperative...

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They put a bottom mounting bolt in a wrong alternator, opened the tensioner all the way, put wood against the mount and used the belt as constant pressure to keep it up. Sketchy but it worked

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Photo: Keaph

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Dammit Geordi

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Photo: Snap_Chicken, freeballintompetty

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When the car dares you to even try fixing it

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“It’s just a prank, bro!”

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Photo: damgood81

We ended up cutting a few sections out of the top strut eye to pull the wheel end forward enough to get the king pin back in. Just good enough to get it back to the workshop for proper repair and out of the blast area.

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Screenshot: AudiTech226

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...I was so pissed. It’s a 2019 Q8 in for its 10k maintenance and I’m like why does this thing bill out an hour for an oil change that seems excessive. Then I saw how many things I had to take apart to install the oil extractor and reach the oil filter. And then I died a little bit on the inside lol

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Photo: marfster99

2014 Mazda cx-5 diesel

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Photo: RasulaTab

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Obligatory brake post

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Photo: iliketoredditbaby

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Obligatory tire post