My favorite JRitS posts of the week, Vol. 76

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: lilyraine-jackson

Btw, p much every gasket was blown on this “complete rebuild” http://imgur.com/a/4rEZMbw Sadly, this one hasn’t been saved yet. Replaced it w another vehicle while we work

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Photo: eberbs

...rust isn’t usually a problem here but all the pathfinders i see seem to do this.


Photo: joeuser0123

As soon as I heard “oil change place” — I knew.
- Filter was hulk tight.
- Oil pan plug was stripped both on the bolt head and the threads were cross-threaded at some point in their life.
- The pan had some leaks, but the major leak was coming from the break in the casting there
- The bottom of this engine has both studs protruding from the bottom of the block and standard bolts. Two of the studs were sheered clean off (from over torquing, I’d imagine). I get to extract those tomorrow.

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Photo: LTbenjamin2000

A 12 wheel box truck [hit it]

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Stay frosty!

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Photo: Loonycolion
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Fantastic

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Photo: CartmanBrahhhh

...blazer

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It had the consistency of a heavy whipped cream.

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Photo: XSrcing

I am in Western Washington. This isnt a rust problem area. This customer is just notoriously bad at keeping their vehicle maintained. Last time the wheels and tires were off at our shop was almost 4 years ago and they are consistently 4-5k overdue for LOF’s.

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Photo: Fordguru01

...actually I was behind the key cranking on it. Then there was a loud boom!

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Photo: MountainofD

What brought it to light was the shift (2nd) that usually does the exterior body stuff on our train rebuilds came in the next day to sand on it a little to prep it for the top coat. He took a sander to it and no sanding dust came off of it, instead it just started clumping up under the sander. Found out that the guy in charge of mixing the paint mixed it 3:1 (paint:hardener) instead of 1:1 which what it was supposed to be.

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Photo: Lost_Vectors
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This week, JRitS received a special treat in the form of the backstory behind this classic pic. Click the link below to check it out.

My uncle owned a shop and a guy abandoned his car in front of a door for a few days. My uncle let it slide until he got tired of working around it...

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Photo: thefallingpebble

I should also mention the rattle noise was he blew both cats out completely...we pulled out the last large chunk rattling around in the pass side

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Photo: shxrpie

...some old dude tried to rebuild it. The last one this happened to was a Honda, and they didn’t even use a woodruff key. They used a 1” air impact to ram it on.

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Should have used a hollow point.

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Photo: yozen-frogurt

...my guess is the lack of battery hold-down made the negative post rub on that terminal in the lid that’s melted, and then the lack of fuse became a small issue.

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Photo: Tonyturningwrenches
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LOL yes I’m eight.

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Screenshot: Alexcaswell96
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(click for video)

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Photo: jobyhill

misfired so long it melted the plug, and the head. had to replace the cylinder head. they covered it under warranty.

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Photo: huskynuts

4L60E, 06 Chev ...they let it run dry of fluid and drove it until it blew up. Had about a litre of fluid left in the converter

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Photo: squant000

It was all covered under warranty

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Photo: absolutcarcrazy
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The Keymaster!

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Sorry about the potato quality photo, but this is from Ireland and we did have problems with our potatoes in recent history.
...I know you guys have lots of specific questions, but the photo is old as fuck. The only thing I remember from it at the time was that the slider where the handbrake was, was throttle I think. Not sure which one was the ejector seat.

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Photo: Mark_Patterson-FDS
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I hate it when my car huh~du~duks.

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Well, I think it’s safe to say that the new justrolledouttheshop spinoff subreddit doesn’t seem to have taken off after all. Maybe r/justrolledinforscrap will have better luck. We’ll see.

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Photo: Tritonv8guy
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Obligatory tire post

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Photo: siren676
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Obligatory brake post

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