I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:39 pm

Ooh, that's a good idea. Somehow I doubt they'd be willing to do that. I'm also pretty sure I couldn't say, 'If you want your loaner car back you'll have to deliver my car to me.'
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:33 pm

That's what I would say! :twisted:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:02 am

Picked the car up. 300+ miles without a problem. Just wish they had the intelligence enough to of checked the radiator first. But I guess it worked out.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:24 am

Glad to hear it! :up: :cheers:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:50 pm

It doesn't end. Ever. My wife just called me, after having been driving my truck all day and says, 'There's a pink liquid coming out of the front end. It comes down by the license plate around the front to a box.'

So, I can only imagine that means the radiator has sprung a leak and has pissed all the trans fluid out of the cooler. But, she's been driving it all F'n day like that. I'm hoping its a hose that blew. But since she ran it dry I'm guessing the trans is most likely shot.

When does it end? Seriously. This *censored* is getting old now.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:35 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:It doesn't end. Ever. My wife just called me, after having been driving my truck all day and says, 'There's a pink liquid coming out of the front end. It comes down by the license plate around the front to a box.'

Was it trans fluid or just pink antifreeze? :o
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:39 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:she's been driving it all F'n day like that. I'm hoping its a hose that blew.

Sounds like my better half. As long as it doesn't stop dead in the road, it's OK, keep driving. :cry:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:16 pm

To be fair. It wasn't entirely her fault. In fact, it wasn't her fault at all. She kept calling me and saying, 'I swear, there is something wrong with the truck. It's not running right.' But whenever she tried to explain to me what the truck was doing it made absolutely no sense to me and I would just reply with, 'It's fine. You're being paranoid.' Then when the "Pink Fluid" line came out I was like, 'Oh..*censored*..."

So, I had a chance to go look at it. What had happened was the pressure hose from the transmission pin holed right at the coupler where the check valve is. When I got there I turned the truck on and let it warm up and checked the fluid, it was bone dry. I went out and bought another cooler then I proceeded to cut up the lines on the truck. I installed the second cooler and tied it into what was left of the lines. I let the truck run till it got hot and started to add fluid with the truck in neutral. At first it seemed like it was only going to need 3 quarts. But then Coalfire, informed me that some of the Dodge trucks had a check valve in the pressure line to prevent the torque converter from draining. I looked and the part that broke off was in fact the check valve. So, 3 quarts turned into 6 quarts. I got it all buttoned up (without the check valve), looked for leaks saw none then took it down the road. I hammered it. Figured if it was going to officially blow up then it might as well do it while going fast and go out with a real bang. But alas, it shifted through all gears smoothly with no whines or odd noises. I think it being an OD trans and computer controlled may have saved it from cannibalizing itself. Probably went into an open loop state and wouldn't let it go over a certain RPM. My wife did say it wouldn't go above 2500-3000 RPM the whole time she was driving it; no matter how far down her foot went.

Tomorrow I've got to see if new lines are still available from the dealer since mine seems to have a check valve in it. I'll double check that tomorrow after I pull that section of hose apart.

Then when I got home my dumbass did this:

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The thing I backed up into is the trailer for my ride on lawn mower. I forgot it was there.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:06 am

Ehhh, just put a Obamacare bumper sticker over the scratch !!!!!

That's pretty much all it is good for anyhow.................


:twisted: :mad3: :nana:



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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: homecomfort On: Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:51 am

SMITTY wrote:Yeah sounds like someone half-assed a past repair using stop leak. :no1:

There's alot of crooked bastards out there in the business, mostly here in the northeast or along the coast. No morals, no conscience.

I'll live in poverty before I ever knife someone in the back like that. :x If I don't want to do a job, I don't take the job. Simple as that.


I highly respect Mr. Smitty for that attitude. we may not agree on politics, even rib each other, and it may not mean anything to you, but I do respect and agree with you on this. I am in business for myself, hvac, and see the same rippoff, greedy, lack of knowledge, and experience, or even lack of wanting to learn, in my industry, at the expense of the un-suspecting customer.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:48 am

So, the Subaru once again has decided to tell us how much it hates us. It threw a P0456 code for my wife last night on her way home from work. Evaporative Leak Detected - Small Leak.

Well, isn't that just special. Could be anything, though I've been seeing a lot of the, "Fuel Filler Neck is Rusted Good", drain valve malfunction... information thrown around the internets. List goes on.

Here we go again....
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:22 am

Aww man ....... that is the WORST code there possibly is, unless you own a dealership. When that happens in this state, I just keep driving with a rejected sticker. Not worth the money or the aggravation to try to figure that one out. Like trying to find a needle in a haystack you can't reach.

EVAP is one of those systems forced upon automakers by the government that serves no purpose whatsoever, except to extort money from people who can least afford it. When was the last time you read of somebody dropping dead from a whiff of gasoline? Exactly. USELESS system.

There's people out there that HUFF the *censored*, & they still walk among us! Hey ... that could explain the number of Obama supporters! :idea:

One thing you can try that won't cost anything is to put some heavy bearing grease around the seal of your gas cap, just to rule that out. Or just replace it altogether. Might work, might not - main reason why I refuse any EVAP work. It's a frustrating crap shoot.

Head to the liquor store .... your gonna need it .... :wacko:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:28 am

Yup. That's why I told my wife to just keep driving it. I'm not going to split hairs over it. It's getting too close to being cold out to be chasing ghosts in the car. Her inspection sticker is good till 2014 so she can wait till then to fix it for all I care. I've got other things to worry about fixing right now, like why my snow blower blows gasoline out the exhaust and only runs for a few minutes at a clip and getting our stove ready for the heating season.

When I had the Neon, half the EVAP and EGR *censored* was taken out of the car. I completely agree, all garbage. I'm contemplating on doing the same to her car.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:33 am

Yeah if your good until '14 just run it. It doesn't affect the operation of the vehicle whatsoever. As long as the tank is getting air in, your all set - sounds like it is otherwise the tank will collapse in on itself from the vacuum. That seems to only happen with Gm's though, so I doubt that'll happen.

Your snowblower is an easy fix. Your float is stuck & it's filling the engine with fuel. Just pop the float bowl off & give it a good cleaning. Take the float & needle out & clean off any varnish, then clean up in the needle seat as well. Should run fine after that. Wouldn't hurt to toss whatever gas is left & replace with fresh fuel. IF the fuel isn't too bad you can dump it in the Subaru. :idea:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:41 am

I told her she may or may not see a decrease in fuel consumption but then again, she never has a full tank anyway and she stays local to the house. Furthest she drives is to my sister's in Butler, NJ. So, she's going to run it. Hell, I still haven't fixed the trans lines in my truck since she blew them out too. I've been running it in neutral until it gets to operating temp before driving it. That thing is still on it's last leg too. The front brake lines are flakey and are the next thing to go. Good thing my e-brake in it still works. ;)

Thanks, what little gas that's been in the snow blower has been in there since the freak Halloween blizzard last year, that's when it started spewing gas out of it.. I'm going to be pulling the snow blower apart this weekend. Because I'd like to use it this winter whereas it sat all last winter.
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