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: peacetings

Customer was driving on the highway when the motor suddenly quit. After asking for more details they said the oil light had been turning on and off for the past 2 weeks and never bothered to check the oil...


Photo: tate_na8

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I bet it tastes like static.


Photo: FMBombSaw

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Do windows and mirrors count as “proximity sensors”?


Photo: SubieWillysRob

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Don’t turn it on, or you’ll be Blinding Nemo.


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It’s got groove, it’s got meaning...


Photo: BakedCookies

I hit it with an impact and it all exploded.

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Photo: lcole303

Fuse actually didn’t blow until I stuck a pick in there to pull out the change... It was 21 cents actually

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Photo: Bogthehorible

02 explorer, 4.0 sohc... It ran until I had to back it out of the shop, then the timing chain guides exploded. The process of the guide are left side of the pic

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Photo: Drgoodwrench42

I have a “ritual” I follow. First I run the truck hard for like 5 miles or let it idle in shop. Then I run a fuel injection cleaner. In my head the cleaner cleans the back of valves and some of the gunk/carbon deposits in the spark plug. Then I hit all spark plugs with the halfy like a savage no remorse! And I feel like I’ve had to drill into less heads with my little ritual...

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I hope there wasn’t both SAE and MM hardware in there...


Photo: Glarmj

You’d actually be surprised how little we have to shovel to get the Outlanders out, the Eclipse Crosses have a CVT though so almost all need to be towed.

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‘14 Q5 with 26k. Didn’t have the issue before the recall

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Photo: Toytech69

Will no one think of the technicians?

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The car came in to the service drive with the cat hanging from bottom, it was removed and disposed of...

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Photo: skiba27

9 oil changes later we should be okay. He did drive it a short distance.

...a new engine from us would be give or take $50k before labor. 10 oil drain and fills plus a filter or two is quite a bit easier on the wallet. He’s lucky Porsche makes a stout engine. Don’t try this with a Subaru.

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Photo: DaveCootchie

There are supposed to be two boxes there. This is a 480V 400A BUS bar that got over loaded and blow up in a spectacular fashion. The back flow of current fried the switch board between our generator and the building so the gen set didn’t start. Knocked power out for the entire 250k sqft building. Sent everybody home for a half day while the utility company and maintainence fixes everything.

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Photo: Airkilla86

[Nissan CVT] 2017 only 38k

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Flooding. I’ve worked here 7 years and have data going back twenty. Shits never happened before but we have extreme flooding and some trees fell and blocked the drainage behind.

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Photo: frankie-blue

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Completely underneath the mat... wide open throttle..;-) We were all amazed.


Photo: Durcaz

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Obligatory brake post


Photo: lawnicus18

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Obligatory tire post