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#9 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
Not as bad as some of the shit I seen working as a mechanic, I got heaps of stories.   
   
Had a woman bring her car in on a towtruck once. she said she topped up the oil because it was low, now it wouldn't run. was strange so i checked it out. dipstick was covered in oil right to the top. Took off the filler cap and it was full to there. bitch put about 15 litres in till it filled the entire engine
Not as bad as some of the shit I seen working as a mechanic, I got heaps of stories.

Had a woman bring her car in on a towtruck once. she said she topped up the oil because it was low, now it wouldn't run. was strange so i checked it out. dipstick was covered in oil right to the top. Took off the filler cap and it was full to there. bitch put about 15 litres in till it filled the entire engine
User avatar #57 to #9 - XxXJJXxX (06/29/2013) [-]
There is always one person that puts oil in their radiator or water in their oil filler.
#49 to #9 - anonymous (06/29/2013) [-]
As a woman, I am so fucking glad my dad taught me how to keep my car running so I don't embarrass my gender like that. -_-
User avatar #52 to #49 - Mastaforga (06/29/2013) [-]
I need to find a girl like that although there isn't much salvation for the female gender from the things I have seen working in shops.
User avatar #29 to #9 - Mastaforga (06/29/2013) [-]
I have plenty of stories like this if you want
#31 to #29 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
Go for it bro
#37 to #31 - Mastaforga (06/29/2013) [-]
Replaced a clutch in a ladies car, she came back the next day cause the tape player wasn't working and blamed us

Had to tow a guy who figured he could still drive his car and buy oil a week later to save a few pennies after his oil light came on, I think you can guess what happened to his car

Had a car come in because it was making a clunking noise, turns out she worked at a hospital and the when she went over a speed bump the spare tire in the trunk would bounce because it wasn't held down

Retard built a 4-wheel drive truck himself and came in with a broken front differential, found out he front and rear axles were different gear ratios and he never took it out of 4WD

A guy who replaced his own break pads came in for some grinding noise when he touched the breaks, turns out when he replaced the break pads he got both pads backwards on the driver side, like back of pad on rotor, metal on metal

Had a middle aged guy come in who was building an old hot rod, figured he knew what he was doing and had us order him a new carburetor, came back a few days later saying it wouldn't start and the gas pedal wouldn't come up on it's own, he forgot the fuel line and throttle linkage, he literally just bolted it on and that's it

Replaced a transmission in a car, guy came back saying it was grinding and we screwed it up and he wants his money back, so I took a look at it and told him to adjust his seat forward more (that bumb had it all the way back) because he couldn't push the clutch in far enough to engage it
User avatar #60 to #37 - spikethepony (06/29/2013) [-]
You should post this.
#58 to #37 - dashgamer (06/29/2013) [-]
That guy that put the brake pads on backwards... He deserves infinity dungeon.
That guy that put the brake pads on backwards... He deserves infinity dungeon.
User avatar #53 to #37 - amegaara (06/29/2013) [-]
oh god the last one
User avatar #54 to #53 - Mastaforga (06/29/2013) [-]
Still charged him for the tow, cause fuck i got myself to feed and he is a white guy acting like a stereotypical nigger, not even like a good nigger, like a ghetto nigger... and I aint payin $175 for a tow when he was the stupid one
User avatar #28 to #9 - weinerdick (06/29/2013) [-]
Random as all hell, but why not?
My A/C just throws out all warm air, and in general when I turn anything on involving the fan it usually ends up making a loud screeching kinda sound
#44 to #28 - Mastaforga (06/29/2013) [-]
Warm air could be one of these:
Heat tap is stuck open
A/C pump is broken
A/C needs recharged
Bad capacitor
Broken belt if it's a belt driven A/C pump

Grinding noise could be one of these:
Fan barrings could be warn out
Fan could be broken or off balance
Debris like leaves can get in there

Don't mean to show up blueboysixnine but I have had to deal with A/C a lot
User avatar #45 to #44 - weinerdick (06/29/2013) [-]
It does it for ANYTHING involving the fan
#48 to #45 - Mastaforga (06/29/2013) [-]
Well I listed the main reasons the fan might be grinding, but both the grinding and the A/C being warm should be relatively cheap fixes at a local mechanic in 'MURICA but make sure you go to a trusted one with a good rep cause I have seen some competing shops that fuck with rigs to get customers to return and make more money
User avatar #50 to #48 - weinerdick (06/29/2013) [-]
Thanks a ton, man!
#30 to #28 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
Sounds like it could be 2 separate problems. without checking it i would say heater tap is stuck open or hollowed out, and your fan bearing worn out. But that's just a guess from your 1 sentence.
User avatar #32 to #30 - weinerdick (06/29/2013) [-]
Say I put on my heater, everything's cool for a while then all of a sudden OBNOXIOUSLY LOUD SCREECHING
I hate it. I hate it so bad.
Thank you, also.
#33 to #32 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
What sort of car may i ask?
What sort of car may i ask?
User avatar #34 to #33 - weinerdick (06/29/2013) [-]
97 chevy blazer
#35 to #34 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
Ahk. well in Australia, we have near to no Chevrolet cars (unless you count the faggots who stick chev badges on their commodores) so im really unfamiliar with them. otherwise I could have gave you a few things to check and make sure its what I said. I could if I seen the car, but I cant off the top of my head sorry.
User avatar #36 to #35 - weinerdick (06/29/2013) [-]
My friend thinks it's just a bent fan blade
#38 to #36 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
Cabin fans are generally plastic, so one wont bend different to the others. and they're designed to be on a staggered placement to prevent vibration. its more likely a spun bearing
User avatar #39 to #38 - weinerdick (06/29/2013) [-]
Is that easy/cheap to fix?
User avatar #40 to #39 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
like i said before, i really have no idea on Chevrolet systems and configurations. the part itself should be pretty cheap, but i don't know how much you need to remove to get to it
User avatar #41 to #40 - weinerdick (06/29/2013) [-]
You can see the fan pretty much as soon as you lift the hood
User avatar #42 to #41 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
oh, you mean the fan for the radiator? is it one bolted to the engine driven by the belts, or an electric one attached to the radiator?
User avatar #43 to #42 - weinerdick (06/29/2013) [-]
yes?
User avatar #46 to #43 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
i take it youre not sure... haha. sorry
User avatar #47 to #46 - weinerdick (06/29/2013) [-]
It's in front of the engine, if that helps
#27 to #9 - oosskkyy (06/29/2013) [-]
moreeeeee
moreeeeee
#14 to #9 - Mastaforga (06/29/2013) [-]
Please more
Please more
#15 to #14 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
A guy had his car towed in after he decided to service his own car. he had drained the oil, changed the filter, and put 3.5 litres in the engine. when he checked the oil it was way over full. he was gonna bring it down to us but it wouldn't drive. turned out he drained the auto transmission fluid and put MORE oil in the already full engine.
#24 to #15 - Mastaforga (06/29/2013) [-]
I worked at a service boy for a gas station when I was younger and where I worked it was mandatory to check the oil, and I had no objections with that rule cause I figured it was thoughtful... One day an old lady rolled up, I filled her car and checked the oil, I told her she was about 2 quarts low, and she asked how much would fill it... I said a small block chevy would be about 5-6 quarts, she then said, it's fine, I have enough left and drove off
#13 to #9 - thelowbrass (06/29/2013) [-]
More. Please?
User avatar #16 to #13 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
A girl bought a car (commodore VZ) on finance for about 19k. a month after we did the roadworthy check for her, she was towed in because it was making a terrible noise. turns out the engine ran out of oil and she fucked the crankshaft. so she had to get a whole new engine (on finance aswell because she was broke)

Funny thing is she has an aftermarket oil pressure guage in it which would have shown her that there was no oil. apart from the fact she should check her oil anyway.
#18 to #16 - insanefreak (06/29/2013) [-]
Not a mechanic, but I know a story as well. I'm not sure how the system is called in English, but it's a system that will cause your brakes to tighten and release rapidly, to avoid slipping on snow and ice and stuff like that.

So, me and my colleagues (on our way to work in our van), drove past this lady, who was standing next to her car. We stopped, asked her what was wrong, she said her brakes had acted weird, working in pushes (I don't really know how to translate it, she meant to say the brakes worked, then released, then worked again, then released, etc.).

We looked at one another, and looking to the snow around us, it was OBVIOUS it was the ABS-system (no clue what's the name in English), and tried to explain, but she refused to understand, and said she would call a mechanic. A shame we couldn't stay to watch, the scene would've been priceless.
#25 to #18 - pavrodi (06/29/2013) [-]
Yeah, it's ABS. Although people simply call it "anti-lock brakes" sometimes.
#51 to #25 - Mastaforga (06/29/2013) [-]
At our shop we call it "a bull shit" light because people have come to us cause it stopped working and we don't have the computer stuff to work with the new automotive technology so we can't fix it

<MFW someone brings up ABS to me
#20 to #18 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
Yeah, in English its known as a lot of things, but ABS (anti brake-lock system) is the most common.

Nice story though. People who know nothing can be fine. but people who know nothing, and believe there is nothing to know, can be hilarious.
User avatar #19 to #18 - spyisspy (06/29/2013) [-]
still ABS in English
User avatar #12 to #9 - thejerseyjenn (06/29/2013) [-]
please continue sharing..
#17 to #12 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
Ill give you a continuation of #16 above you

She's come back after a year with oil in her radiator. we thought it was a head gasket blown, but after a bit more inspection, we found it was the transmission oil cooler inside the radiator that had burst. after a new radiator and about 3 cooling system flushes (oil is fucking hard to get out of a cooling system) we did a transmission service and the oil didn't look too diluted so we were hopeful the transmission was alright. after the trans service we took it for a drive, but alas, the auto was burned out from the water. so she had to get a new transmission (again, under finance)

This girl drives her car way too hard. as evident by the Green P plates and FULLY S1CK HEKTIK mods and stickers all over it
User avatar #21 to #17 - melraiser (06/29/2013) [-]
I feel like if she's going to drive it hard like that, she needs to learn more about cars first. It really helps.
#22 to #21 - blueboysixnine (06/29/2013) [-]
I know right.

MFW every time she comes in
#26 to #22 - Mastaforga (06/29/2013) [-]
I ran into a guy that ran his v8 bigblock car hard.
After a while he threw a rod and took it to me.
He said it ran like shit and but he would need two quarts of oil and a couple gallons of coolant in the radiator just go go across our little town.
I was also making a horrible clanking noise.
It took 5 seconds to see the problem but more than an hour to explain it to him and a lot of head scratching to understand how this thing was still running missing a cylinder and a rod flying around and getting that much water in the oil from the ruptured water jacket.
After giving him a price and time estimate he blew up and spent hours demanding I replace the radiator to solve the coolant draining problem and replace the oil pan which he also though would help with the losing oil problem because he couldn't afford a whole new longblock.
After a couple hours of arguing I just did what he said, charged him, told him it still won't work but it's not my fault, and sent him on his way.
Never seen him again.
User avatar #23 to #22 - melraiser (06/29/2013) [-]
Face palm 4 dayz
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