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My favorite JRitS posts of the week, Vol. 78

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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Gonna need a little resurfacing there


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[Ecoboost 2.7] ...it had dtcs for low oil pressure....

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Oh, that’s not bearing grease, that’s just... uh... 500w oil?

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Oil Sands truck in Northern Alberta. Beat to high hell.

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Customer was driving through an informal settlement and protesters burned tyres and debris in the road and wire got caught on driveshaft and wrapped in the inner cv and damaged drive shaft oil seal causing heavy oil leakage.

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The vehicle was bought recently from Carmax. Vehicle went back to Carmax because customer have 2 complaints: bearing/humming noise and a “ faint clunk/kick-back” when pressing on the accelerator and letting go. The vehicle was sublet to AAMCO because Carmax thought it was a differential and Carmax can’t rebuild differentials, they only buy one and swap em out. But to even do that, you would need to open up the diff and be able to know how to diagnose it. So they give it to AAMCO to diagnose and fix the differential. AAMCO confirms the bearing/humming noise and clunk. AAMCO determines it is the differential that is making that humming bearing noise. As for the clunk, they said they don’t believe it is the differential and possibly just normal for the differential to do it, but would see also if repairing the differential would fix it. So going into, everyone was aware. After repairing the differential, the bearing/humming noise was fixed but the slight clunk still there. The vehicle is given back to Carmax. When Carmax gets the car, they bring it immediately back saying the clunk is still there. AAMCO then says “we don’t think it is the differential doing that or the transmission but we’ll be happy to look at it again and see”. AAMCO then sublets the vehicle to the Dodge dealership to diagnose the problem. The dealership isn’t the gold standard when it comes to repairs, but they might know a thing or 2 about the specific manufacturer that the aftermarket doesn’t, so just incase that’s the case, that’s why it was given to the dealer for a 2nd opinion. The dealer diagnoses the vehicle for 4 days. After 4 days the dealer calls AAMCO and informs them there is NOTHING wrong with the vehicle. The technician at the dealership went in 2 other Dodge Ram duallys and got them to make the same clunk noise. They determined that clunking noise is actually just the nature of those big diesel dually trucks. Bearing noise fixed, but clunk noise is just something one will have to put up with those trucks. That’s why 3 Repair facilities got involved. The end.

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White bags are crack cocaine and a crack pipe about half way down the wall

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Walmart sends out a rep to see the damage. Then they review the surveillance videos to see “ who I need to fire” Then they pick up the tab. Not to complicated.

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Ugga dugga don’t

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Croaked headlamp

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The other side was starting to do the same, it’s now a RWD outback

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For the record, I replaced this redneck engineered abomination with a proper lock washer and safety wired the locking bolt to the case as this is going on a race car. How someone thinks this was acceptable is beyond my comprehension.

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The oil and water was %100 separated

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Automatic paint stripper sprayer

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Swiper no swiping

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Go take that crank for a walk

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‘Tis the season

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Y U NO DRILL?

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Well, at least it’s not a F-16

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Obligatory brake post

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Obligatory tire post

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BONUS tire post (click for video)

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