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: DaveCootchie

Picture doesn’t do a great job showing it but this was a battery core turned in a few days ago when the ambient was -15F. Both sides expanded out about 2 inches and the plastic showed white stress marks at the top. Keep your batteries charged and warm y’all.

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Photo: MrIcerly

Not quite 50/50

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Photo: cadeon

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New-year’s-resolution-compatible!

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Photo: joekingsince90

Rear spring off of a 2015 Honda Civic. It actually didn’t fall out of the car while driving because it was wedged up against each other by the cars weight.

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Photo: extremeelementz

Our best guess was temperature fluctuation, technician went to install a battery under the backseat then heard a loud bang next thing he knows the glass is all over the inside of the car. Just another day in the shop explain that one to the customer on their 2015 GMC Acadia…

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Photo: ZLegacy

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Toyotrashcan

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Photo: mayorquincy

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I got yer axle wrap right here.

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Photo: dieselinmyveins

These injectors have one hold down bolt that’s m6x1, no oring on the injector body either. Over time they start to leak exhaust gasses and carbon will start to build up around them.

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Photo: Ramparamparoo

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If you enjoyed this Caliber, don’t miss this story linked in the comments.

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Photo: PM_ME_OPPAI_LOLIS

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If at first you don’t succeed...

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Photo: throwaway112233446

Panamera S... It ended up being a trim rattle we couldn’t duplicate... no clue how the writer got that explanation for a rattle.

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Photo: WeegeeNumbuh1

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Hey, look! Seat belt de-tensioners.

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Photo: ManicGT

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Thank you, I hate surprises.

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Storytime...

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Photo: hurdur12

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Heh

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Photo: Eagle555557

There’s a TSB about it... 16-0109. No recall, and I don’t think they will ever have one because it’s a bad design that can’t be fixed. I believe the 2018 models got rid of that transmission.

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Bonus round!

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Photo: CharityJai

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Not the kind of waterfall that puts out fires, unfortunately.

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Photo: MERICA-USA

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ONE BELT ENTERS FIVE BELTS LEAVE

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Photo: AsapMcQueen1017

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Dat gap

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I just pushed it back in and begrudgingly swapped to a different rack... What a pain.

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Screengrab: blackvcreed

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Photo: AddManCamerHan

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I always get a kick out of laced tires

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Photo: Strategic_Boner

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Maybe Top Gear wasn’t exaggerating...

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Photo: TeachandMech

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Because oil changes are expensive...

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Obligatory tire post

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Photo: treewojima

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Obligatory brake post