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

My favorite JRitS posts of the week, Vol. 129

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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Shear brilliance


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How long before it’s a million?

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Photo: protech19

Customer called and said his bushings were getting worn out and asked how much it would be for us to install bushings he bought on Amazon.

I gave a bid to actually properly fix his truck. He wanted to drive it to Texas in 2 days and also be towing another vehicle behind it. He didnt like my bid and had to call a tow truck to remove his truck from our yard.

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...faulty alternator

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Chevy. Trailblazer engine

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Mercedes C-class

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ECU removed and inspected. Found melted solder. She no go

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There wasn’t even a state inspection sticker on it, and I certainly wont be the one to change that.

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Yo ho nope and a bottle of run

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Man, he melted everything in that corner, LF. Caliper ,pads, rotor, abs sensor is melted, axle is trash... I asked him how he didnt notice any noise,he had no explanation

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A gentleman came into our business for a new wheelcover. He just had his tire replaced after hitting a pothole and blowing out his old one and losing the wheelcover. We offer to install it for him, but he declines because he wants to make sure they put the lugnuts back on tight enough. He procedes to get the lug nut wrench out of the back of his car and jump up and down on it on each of the lugnuts. He then walks back into our showroom with two broken off lug nut studs in his hand and asks if we think it will be alright...

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He threw the shirt away. It did a pretty good job of keeping the oil off the floor. Lol.

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Guy my customer bought it from bought a rebuilt long block and he did the rest of the work himself... lots of loose bolts and stripped out bolts shotty work haha

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Looks like somebody ended up on Santa’s naughty list.

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I’m going to have to double-check my filters now!

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...it’s owned by an older lady actually. Her husband has one of those orange 30th anniversary miatas and the go to car shows together.

I think I heard the owner say it was a kit, so if thats the case there could be several out there.

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Cut me some slack, ok?

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[someone couldn’t get the bad one out and “installed” this to keep DTC from showing up] ...is exactly what happened

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Malfunction, nobody was near it and it decided to raise by itself. Three arms weren’t placed underneath because they weren’t needed, one was moved under the car and caught it as it was moving up

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Got yer daily allowance of fiber, right here!

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Dropped liner, then blown head gasket.

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It’s currently in the shop because the doors don’t latch properly. Baby steps.

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Obligatory tire post

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Obligatory brake post

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