My favorite JRitS posts of the week, Vol. 81

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: sammy-wammie

This is a 95 land rover disco we are rebuilding an engine for and had to redo the exhaust and found this while putting the rear exhaust bracket on.

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A guy in his 20’s just bought an older car & comes in for the first time so I help him out. I get all his info & create a new customer profile in our database; this takes about five-ten minutes so I usually casually talk to the customer during the process.

I notice he looks tired as hell so I ask him if he worked 3rd shift or something, since it was about 8:00 AM.

He mentions he’s been up all night as a ‘bodyguard’ for his wife - he hands me a camouflage business card with her name & web address all over it. He casually mentions “if you ever get feeling a little lonely, give her a look online, she does Skype shows, phone calls & other stuff too.”

I put the card on my desk, he signs the repair order & I verify the phone number I’ll need to call later that day to get approval for repairs. A few hours later after the technician has diagnosed the car’s problem I call the number & a woman answers...we’ll refer to her as cam girl (CG)...

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Photo: buddyscrumples

Rear differential. Ring and pinion wipes out and no fluid in sight...

...everything was a disaster, blew a couple holes through the housing and everything 😂

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Photo: SteakAndJack
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Well, that Sachs

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RIP

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Photo: DwightsStapler

They are flashing because the security cameras refresh rate isn’t in sync with the LEDs refresh rate causing that blinking.

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Photo: M0RB1D
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Put those intestines back where they came from or so help me

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Photo: GreaseGeek
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Fuel thieves hate him!

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Photo: StercusMaximus
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One or two-ey little bitty accidenties...

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Photo: Father_Flanigan

This is normally our quickest lift, so I used it. After fixing the flat the supervisor comes out and says, “why are we using this lift?!”. Then he points out the broken pulley...

The prior night (I left early) saw that lift have the cable pulley break on the high side... Next time they should spend the 5 extra minutes to post a “DO NOT USE” sign on the lift.

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Photo: WestCoastHazard
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I hope he has a float charger.

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Photo: ifil

...there was oil literally everywhere and it was a diesel

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Photo: Mintydreshness

Works perfect...

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Photo: Yaro_S

Oh and if you need to drop the battery on the Model 3, you now have to remove the seats and carpeting to get to the bolts.

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Photo: Mark_Mainbearing
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Suck, wheeze, dang, slow

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Well got towed in for the clutch not working. Customer claims that it has never been on the track and only drives it gently.... After using the one and only special tool (hammer) the flywheel came away from the crack Here some more photos https://m.imgur.com/a/r3PbJxt

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Here are some more pictures of the aftermath.

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Photo: That_Skoda_Guy

Bleed nipple held in with epoxy.Best guess a bit of where it screws in came off and they felt this was good enough.

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Photo: deimosbarret

Most of the copper at the pierce was replaced with corrosion at this point.

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Photo: Clayjay15

Smokey car is was factory warranty because for some reason one piston was absent...

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Photo: NewC0

It’s getting a warranty replaced frame because of a defective steering lock. KTM won’t stamp a new frame with an existing vin unless you behead your bike and send it to the factory.

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Photo: Im_25_BoreD
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The Problem Maker®

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Photo: jonathonross84
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Obligatory brake post

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Photo: Burnzzzzy
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Obligatory tire post

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