Cars in the shop.....

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Von Hayes, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. sarge83

    sarge83

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    A local guy at an old NAPA does my work. A brake job, new brakes and rotors all four tires usually runs in the $225-$250 ballpark. Just new brakes $75 for front, $75 for back. Oil change with me providing oil, $12. If I buy my tires from him he rotates and balances for free as long as I have the tires. $65 for an alignment.
     
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    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    Laundromat/Strip club. You're welcome. :cat:
     
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  3. Von Hayes

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    Picked her up, $435.

    Brakes feel great......and the dash no longer flickers.....and no more grinding noise...

    ....life is good...

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    Steak wasn't all that.....kinda unremarkable.....but still....
     
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    I hope you burned a big bowl after that breakfast!
     
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  5. Von Hayes

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    Got 100 worth of 3dibles yesterday......ate about a third of them already.
     
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  6. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    That is a damn fine idea!

    I knew I had a pic.


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    Ooops! Wrong pic....



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  7. Von Hayes

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    They still didn't use the right size bolts on that battery terminal......

    ......but they're short enough now that it looks quite secure.

    The bolts before...were too long...forcing the clamp up too high to where it was just clamping the very top of the terminal......almost looks like they sawed them a little shorter....
     
  8. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    I do about 80 percent of my own work. I paid for a power steering pump and hoses on my superduty.. 1200 dollars. Pitman arm also bad.

    I had a mercury grand marquis in for all new tires and they found some bad front end parts.. and a bad alternator and idler pully.. 1200 dollars with alignment.

    My truck ac compressor failed. 1200 dollars , i cant really do much air cond work any more. The amounts of r134a are very precise.

    I do oil changes and plugs and brakes and exhaust work and coil packs.. blower motors , tire rotation , and whatever else usually comes up. Like transmission fluid and rear diff fluid changes.
     
  9. lazarus66

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    Put a hemi in it.
     
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  10. deputy tom

    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    What year and model is that Jeep? tom. :dunno:
     
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  11. Von Hayes

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    2005 Liberty
     
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  12. deputy tom

    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    My son had one of those. Too bad they don't still sell them here. tom.OlllllllO. tom. :cowboy:
     
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  13. Von Hayes

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    I love mine....its prolly worth 2500 where I paid 16k........but no more car payment.......its mine all mine......

    ....still only 117k on it.....had a short commute for a long time.......drivin it the most I ever have right now....
     
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  14. Von Hayes

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    ......spent the rest of the day.....like 6 hrs+ playin $.10/.20 pot limit Omaha online.....on my phone.......

    .......now I gotta start drinking so I can stay up all night and get back on schedule......

    .......also just chomped a bunch more of this stuff......prollem wit dis stuff right here......is its completely, like the best chocolate I've ever had......

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  15. Von Hayes

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    And now......suasages.....

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  17. Von Hayes

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    Look at those dirty things, cooking up nice....

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  18. Andy P

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    Yes but what about the sausages?
     
  19. agtman

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    Probably a Ford.
     
  20. LinuxLover

    LinuxLover Ba-nan-nah-nuh

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    Dealerships are the bottom feeders of the auto repair world. They HAVE to pull the big money since selling cars only feeds the salesman (commission) and keeps the hot-n-cold running secretaries happy in the upper offices of the dealership.

    Basically, dealership mechanics never face responsibility for their antics (loads up the parts shotguns and broadsides the customer's checkbooks) and they only change parts, hoping it takes care of the problem ... or not.

    You'll never see the actual mechanic who works on your vehicle - he's protected by the guy who intercepts you to protect the mechanic from you. That 'interceptor' is the Service Manager.

    If the part they put on didn't fix it, they're happy to go back to the shelf and try something else, but YOU get to buy the wrong part(s) too. It's in the game.

    I spent almost 60 years in a mechanical field of one kind or another (transmission shop owner, front end/brake/alignment shop owner, general mechanical shops - three of them at one time , smog/brake/lamp certification-installation-inspector, hydraulics mechanic, biomedical engineer - OK that's an exception to getting greasy.

    The list goes on, but suffice it to say that I know what works at dealerships (Do you want that Supersized?") and going there is a big mistake - even for warranty repairs. Factory recalls are one thing - but tying your own rope around your neck before you go in would eliminate one step in what's gonna happen to you for general repairs.

    You DO NOT need to go to the dealer for maintenance or even repairs. It will not void your warranty....ll parts receipts and records, even in your own handwriting in the back of the owners' manual. CYA.

    As much as I detest thieves, mother-stabbers and rapists, I hate dealerships even more.
     
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