I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

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

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:42 pm

Yeah I've seen several Honda GX engines with ignition and valve problems. They are built with timing belts and PLASTIC camshafts!! :shock: Even Honda cheaps out these days. What is the world coming too .... :o :(

I think I'll run this prick until it explodes. Cheaper ... just so long as I don't have to dump a quart every single time I run it. If that's going to be the case, I might start searching for an old school opposed twin Kohler from a Craftsman tractor.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:45 pm

Rick 386 wrote:Well I finally have the answer to this situation:

Used Engine.jpg



Cost a little over $3000 for it. It's got 122,000 miles on it supposedly. Just going to cost me about 3 friggin' days labor to swap it out and then dump this pig. Going to trade it in immediately after the swap before something else happens to it.




Rick

HO -LEE- SHIIIT Rick! They sure don't give those damn engines away nowadays! Sticker shock central ... :shock: Just like everything nowadays I suppose ... :(

When the Blazer takes a dump, I think I'll grab the wifey a Subaru instead of a Vulva ... err .. Volvo. :D
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:33 am

We have a new Honda single cylinder on a air compressor at work and it has Made in Vietnam on a sticker by the starter rope.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:36 pm

The ordeal with the Volvo is over. :dancing: :shots: :wine: :band:

Details in FSC.........




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

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:09 pm

Rick 386 wrote:The ordeal with the Volvo is over. :dancing: :shots: :wine: :band:

Details in FSC.........




Rick



So what was the damage to your liver? I figure you had to have at least 1 or 2 over this car. :D
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:07 am

I needed a blood transfusion after the Jimmy ....
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:31 am

Flyer5 wrote:

So what was the damage to your liver? I figure you had to have at least 1 or 2 over this car. :D



1 or 2 ??? Bwahaha........ More like 1 or 2 CASES !!!!!!


But I will say that the Jaeger bottle took a big hit. I do have to get me one of those really big bottles. Makes too much noise carrying the bag of little bottles to the trash.


New Years Resolution # 1

NEVER, EVER DO ENGINE WORK ON ANY VOLVO PASSENGER VEHICLE !!!




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

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:55 pm

:sick: :mad: :x Nothing wrong with the car, plenty wrong with the mechanic.
I got a call from my son 15 minutes ago. He said he had his right rear tire fixed a couple days ago -- the bead needed to be sealed because it was losing air. So today driving to the mall he heard a whoosh - whoosh - whoosh noise from the right rear that was faster and slower depending on the car's speed. I told him to dig out his lug wrench and check the nuts (ain't cell phones great?!) He said, "Wow! Dad. These nuts are just finger tight. I can spin them right off without even using the wrench." *censored* moron mechanic. I'm sure it's kind of a boring job sometimes, but don't these shitheads know that peoples' lives depend on their work?

This is a garage almost across the street from where my son lives in Old Town, Maine. They have *censored* up other things, for example replacing four expensive 100K spark plugs with only 10K on them, simply because they had a random misfire code from the computer. Obviously didn't fix the problem, but whatever it is he just lives with it because the car basically runs OK.

I don't live nearby and I don't know which shops are decent. So, who can recommend a GOOD repair shop in Bangor/Orono/Old Town, Maine?
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:38 pm

rberq wrote::sick: :mad: :x Nothing wrong with the car, plenty wrong with the mechanic.
I got a call from my son 15 minutes ago. He said he had his right rear tire fixed a couple days ago -- the bead needed to be sealed because it was losing air. So today driving to the mall he heard a whoosh - whoosh - whoosh noise from the right rear that was faster and slower depending on the car's speed. I told him to dig out his lug wrench and check the nuts (ain't cell phones great?!) He said, "Wow! Dad. These nuts are just finger tight. I can spin them right off without even using the wrench." *censored* moron mechanic. I'm sure it's kind of a boring job sometimes, but don't these shitheads know that peoples' lives depend on their work?

This is a garage almost across the street from where my son lives in Old Town, Maine. They have *censored* up other things, for example replacing four expensive 100K spark plugs with only 10K on them, simply because they had a random misfire code from the computer. Obviously didn't fix the problem, but whatever it is he just lives with it because the car basically runs OK.

I don't live nearby and I don't know which shops are decent. So, who can recommend a GOOD repair shop in Bangor/Orono/Old Town, Maine?


A vehicle should never leave a shop without using a torque wrench on the nuts. I hate when they over tighten them as well. Over tightening can be even more dangerous because they give no warning before leaving go. Then as Kenny Rogers said "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel"
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