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Just gonna do a couple engine flushes. Customer doesn’t want to run up a bill
...unfortunately for what the vehicle is worth that is all that can be done.
Told him $125 a week for 36 months to fix it.
...in spite of the interesting wrap some may not like, that this was a nice touch.
2014 VW GTI, 90K miles. Just started running rough and tripped a miss-fire code. Surprised it ran at all.
This one had the drain.....but it was not attached. Wasn’t even close to being on. Don’t know how or why but when I poured water onto the frame and didn’t see it come out the bottom I was thinking cool, drains clogged easy fix. Turns out it all just poured into the car again.
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The customer routed the vent hose for the trans through the mount for the torque arm and pinched it off completely.
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It needs the axle it spun the race preaty bad
The coils were short , even with the exhaust mod this car was still lowered about 3 inches
...I ended up getting a yard harness and re ran the whole box
Tranny likely shot also. Going to drop the fluid in the morning and inspect. I expect it will need a tranny as well.
...when they fixed the oil pan leak, some mechanic thought it’s cool to put some huge amount extra gasket maker on the oil pan. When you put this amount gasket maker on that gasket they haven’t replaced, they forgot that the gasket maker is going both ways when they installed it. What happened is that the extra gasket maker was clogging the oil pump pick up tube and the check valve inside both cylinder head.
...it would have never worked. Rotted steel nipples, in 3 diff places, one was replaced w a roll pin,lol
Converter lockup clutch slipping when it should be engaged, or disengaged. Whatever the circumstances of the failure, the clutch pretty much friction welded itself together. The heat from doing so caused the discoloration on the lockup side of the converter housing. I’d cut it open for pictures, but I have to send it back for warranty and a core.
One good turn deserves another
...The original failure was someone reused the washer with compromised tabs and the tabs broke. This caused the retainer nut to loosen and the nut closest to the oil seal and bearing to jump threads.
Threads had been jumped and chased three times. Wheel was about to fall off this time. New axle being shipped this week...
Timing went of by one tooth on bank 2 causing miss fire, because a guide rail broke.
The green film is magnetic viewing film. The wheel bearing has a magnetic ring that is read by the wheel speed sensor. The customer supplied bearing doesnt have the magnetic ring so the ABS light came on during the test drive.
Brakes and front wheel bearings. We showed him the picture and he was shocked but literally asked if we could just impact it back on
...came off a first gen ford escape. the other 3 wheels were factory and this one was a discount tire special
Yamaha outboard motor has been driving me fucking nuts all day. When you unplug the stator it runs, otherwise it dies. Took all day to figure that out. Turns out this fuse, which is mechanically broken in a way that you can’t see in the clear window on top of it, feeds power to the computer, for some stupid reason, and if the fuse is broken, it gets over voltage and shuts down.
Its a 2000 c/k 2500 with the 5.7.
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Obligatory tire post