If your Ford had a Matthew McConaughey, it would be a Lincoln

My favorite JRitS posts of the week, Vol. 99

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: ShanMob

Onwer claims “it sits for a while”

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Photo: Devonmoyer1

There was a creeper in the trash can at work, I saw potential to do something ridiculous and over the top, purple with gold wheels just came to me, girlfriend suggested the underglow and it kindof snowballed from there...

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Photo: UnrelentingMechanic

Geo prizm... Found while doing LOF. customer declined repairs.

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Photo: ViperZeroOne

2016 Corolla with a complaint of grinding noises. This is what was removed from the wheel wells. Grinding solved.

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Photo: S0dypop
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Oh boy.

(or girl)

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Photo: 12vFordFalcon
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Guy was complaining about the check engine light and a funky idle so we start looking around...

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Photo: Poopxpunk

Mavis ruined this guys lug nuts and then couldn’t get them off. 5 minutes with a turbo socket fixed that.

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Photo: whymeokitwasme

Desert rules. Anything you can do to get home...

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Photo: bubbadog870

...the customer was fully aware of the radiator being full of it he just gave absolutely zero fucks about fixing anything and there was a laundry list of stuff wrong.

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Photo: JuhcobHung
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The scariest spider of them all

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Photo: Iwantmynameback

This is diesel bug. An algae that grows in diesel when there is water present. Jams up your entire diesel fuel system with what looks like pond scum

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Photo: william_f_murray

3.4 out of an ‘01 Chevy Venture... Intake and exhaust pushrods aren’t the same length. One of my coworkers did head gaskets and wasn’t paying attention to what came from where, started it, and bent a few. He put new pushrods in and it runs fine now.

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Photo: Ronzsize
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I... I can’t even

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Photo: TheMasterMekanik

From Napa, the napa NCP premium chassis line made by tenneco I believe...

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Photo: olong_us

Dodge Dakota

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Photo: SpannerMonkey77

They were all just hanging on, I used the barest amount of force and ‘ping!’

..after the 2nd, I knew..

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Photo: SirShabba
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Shop cat is watc- [snores loudly]

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Photo: smittyjones

He did it again. Drain was almost completely full, maybe 1 qt of space left in it. So he drains a Cummins! A CUMMINS!

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Video: DrRawDogDGAF

Had a bad ignition coil causing the rough run, was struggling to achieve 35 on my test drive. After repairs it was still struggling to achieve 35. Felt like cam timing was off, I bet the timing belt was super stretched. Wouldn’t be surprised if it had a clogged cat and no compression either.

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Photo: Boltrag
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That’s the pits...

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Photo: msnmisogny
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Just oil it and put it back in

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Hub, studs and rotor [had to be replaced]

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Photo: jjlynch09864

...it was a local body shop apparently this was their fix... but the client asked us to look at it after it failed our state inspection ... I’m dumbfounded

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Photo: Ubbiedude

1.2 vti engine from a peugeot 208 with 80k km’s on the clock. Belt was flaking rubber and clogged the snorkel in the oil sump

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Photo: xxTheRoyalAegisxx
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Obligatory tire post

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Obligatory brake post

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