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: Gspokes

Taurus


Photo: Ihate440

I’d be too mad to hold the camera steady, too.

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Photo: UBootCaptain

...drove for 6 hours straight and apparently didn’t have the presence of mind to check her fluids before doing so. When she got to town she then drove it around all weekend while she was here, then tried to leave on Monday and got all of 15 miles from here before she cooked the engine.

this one gave it’s last breathes rolling off the trailer into this spot. If anyone is wondering it’s an 05 Saturn Vue with the 4 cylinder and a manual transmission.

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Photo: xboosh

He called me about it saying he was gonna have it towed over here. He shows up today and he’s got his buddy with a truck flat towing it with a rope and this is what greeted me.

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Screenshot: Yerboogieman

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Waiters gonna wait


Photo: MikeWrenches

Original air filter at 160000 km, all torn and soggy.

Combine with bald rear tires in winter and it was probably wot spinning in place quite often.

The van originally came in crank no start, checked a few things and noticed massive errors in vvt angles while cranking, lifted valve cover and found cam angles to be incorrect, started teardown for a timing set + phasers and found sand in everything. The engine oil was full of bearing material, so the teardown was stopped, job changed to engine R&R.

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Photo: mrford86

2019 Chevy Express 2500 Cargo... The wire is routed inbetween the rotor and heat shield. It is supposed to be inboard of the heat shield. Wiring harnesses generally do not hold up well to the 400+ degree temps of hot rotors on cargo vans.

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Photo: Konkers94

Dropped this bad boy down from an enviro 300 bus...

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Photo: Schoolboy_ae86

It died whilst driving on the highway, oh yeah there’s internal damage. Fortunately I’m not the tech working on it, but I believe it was estimated for a full long block before it got pushed back outside.

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This is why Takumi uses regular water.


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Hyundai Veloster, no valve cutouts on piston. Only two pistons have the dents, the ones with no compression.

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Photo: spoiled_eggs

Oil filter from an 09 BMW 318D. No idea on how long this has been.

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Mercedes e350 with diesel om642 engine, this is typical for non sprinter v6 engine. Car not driven enough on freeway, short drive cycles, plugged dpf filter, frequent regen, manual says 10k mile oil change, welcome locked up crankshaft

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For those wondering this is in the Midwest in the USA but it’s not really a big city everyone just doesn’t take care of their battery’s

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Screenshot: shmento

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Photo: seamus205

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No boost for you!


Photo: mimistains

No timing cover or anything! 2.0 contour

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Photo: Endacy

Vauxhall insignia 2.0cdti, dash has an oil quality meter that when it gets to zero means it needs an oil change. Driver thought it was an oil level meter, to be fair it’s actually not totally obvious, and added oil, then more oil. Thought something was up when it would rev up on its own when stopped and smoked a lot. Suspect it briefly ran on its engine oil through the breather system when they came to a stop at lights.

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Photo: Rope-a-Nope

...the ring gear got into an argument with the cover. And won!

Customer didn’t authorize opening it up. Drove it home.

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Photo: HAHA_goats

What you’re looking at is the spider out of a differential with the torched-off axle shafts stuck in it. Some nitwit put in an axle shaft that was too long. He used the studs to just force it the last 1/2" or so. Well, it friction welded. Whole 3rd member had to be torched to pieces to get this out.

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Photo: SMills97

The battery was pressed up against a pulley and the belt.

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Video: -E-Cross

Obligatory brake post

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Obligatory tire post