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post #81601 of 85729
Ever once in a while I dream that I am doing something grody like cleaning up the feces of animal to where my body starts preparing the mechanisms of volminting. At that point I wake up and try to convince myself that there is no grody phenomenon in reality, but the body's mechanisms don't always listen to reason just go their own way autonomic like. That happened to me this morning. (Thankfully I did not actually volmint. But still.)
post #81602 of 85729
So at some point recently I'm pretty sure I complained here about my car issue. I had it in the shop for what I suspected would be a big repair, and my suspicion was confirmed: The car needed a top-end rebuild.

Fast forward to the car being finished, at which point the shop informed me that the rebuild was done, and the problem remained. They were "kind" enough not to charge me for they work they did, and told me I could have it back. I went to pick it up, and the damned thing wouldn't even turn over, so I had it towed to a shop that came highly recommend from someone I trust.

Fast forward to today, when the new shop called to give me an update. It turns out the old place was completely inept, and actually damaged the car on top of not fixing it. Reworking the head on top of fixing what they broke would be only a small difference in cost over replacing the motor, so now I'm doing the latter. The list of things they screwed up is astonishing, including things like poking a hole in the timing cover and bending valves on the head they just rebuilt. The new shop said there's no way it ever ran after the work they did.

So, yeah, this is awesome.
post #81603 of 85729
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

So at some point recently I'm pretty sure I complained here about my car issue. I had it in the shop for what I suspected would be a big repair, and my suspicion was confirmed: The car needed a top-end rebuild.

Fast forward to the car being finished, at which point the shop informed me that the rebuild was done, and the problem remained. They were "kind" enough not to charge me for they work they did, and told me I could have it back. I went to pick it up, and the damned thing wouldn't even turn over, so I had it towed to a shop that came highly recommend from someone I trust.

Fast forward to today, when the new shop called to give me an update. It turns out the old place was completely inept, and actually damaged the car on top of not fixing it. Reworking the head on top of fixing what they broke would be only a small difference in cost over replacing the motor, so now I'm doing the latter. The list of things they screwed up is astonishing, including things like poking a hole in the timing cover and bending valves on the head they just rebuilt. The new shop said there's no way it ever ran after the work they did.

So, yeah, this is awesome.

That sucks, man. So infuriating. cloud.gif
post #81604 of 85729
Sorry to hear it.
post #81605 of 85729
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

...so I had it towed to a shop that came highly recommend from someone I trust.
 

 

why not just start here? 

post #81606 of 85729

Should have taken it to Harv RIP. 

post #81607 of 85729
Thanks, dudes. I'm going to push and see if I can get some compensation, but I'm not optimistic.
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why not just start here? 

Because the shop it was at was a place I'd used for other repairs, and they did well. I also had a strong feeling it was in the valve train, so I was confident they were correct. Despite being major engine work, redoing a head shouldn't be that difficult for a decent mechanic, but I guess they got out of their depth. Plus, I didn't get a referral for the second place until I'd already set things up with the first one. Also, the first shop was up the street, and the new place was about 15 miles away, which might as well be on the Moon when you've got a major misfire.
post #81608 of 85729
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

Should have taken it to Harv RIP. 

H and I are similarly adept at car repair, and I have a reliable shadetree guy for when stuff gets beyond my abilities. A head job on an import, however, is an entirely different animal.
post #81609 of 85729
MrG if you ever need your wheel speed sensors replaced, I'm your guy.
post #81610 of 85729
Funny, I thought you were an expert at performing head jobs
post #81611 of 85729
When HRoi's joaks are no longer on point.

😕
post #81612 of 85729
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I woke up about 20 minutes before my alarm the other morning and thought "ugh, I'm so tired, I really don't want to get up for work in 20 minutes."

Then I realized it was Sunday icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif.


Good thing you are not a pastor.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

So at some point recently I'm pretty sure I complained here about my car issue. I had it in the shop for what I suspected would be a big repair, and my suspicion was confirmed: The car needed a top-end rebuild.

Fast forward to the car being finished, at which point the shop informed me that the rebuild was done, and the problem remained. They were "kind" enough not to charge me for they work they did, and told me I could have it back. I went to pick it up, and the damned thing wouldn't even turn over, so I had it towed to a shop that came highly recommend from someone I trust.

Fast forward to today, when the new shop called to give me an update. It turns out the old place was completely inept, and actually damaged the car on top of not fixing it. Reworking the head on top of fixing what they broke would be only a small difference in cost over replacing the motor, so now I'm doing the latter. The list of things they screwed up is astonishing, including things like poking a hole in the timing cover and bending valves on the head they just rebuilt. The new shop said there's no way it ever ran after the work they did.

So, yeah, this is awesome.

I think names here would be relevant for some poasters. Not that I am thinking of anyone in particular or anything.
post #81613 of 85729
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrG View Post

So at some point recently I'm pretty sure I complained here about my car issue. I had it in the shop for what I suspected would be a big repair, and my suspicion was confirmed: The car needed a top-end rebuild.

Fast forward to the car being finished, at which point the shop informed me that the rebuild was done, and the problem remained. They were "kind" enough not to charge me for they work they did, and told me I could have it back. I went to pick it up, and the damned thing wouldn't even turn over, so I had it towed to a shop that came highly recommend from someone I trust.

Fast forward to today, when the new shop called to give me an update. It turns out the old place was completely inept, and actually damaged the car on top of not fixing it. Reworking the head on top of fixing what they broke would be only a small difference in cost over replacing the motor, so now I'm doing the latter. The list of things they screwed up is astonishing, including things like poking a hole in the timing cover and bending valves on the head they just rebuilt. The new shop said there's no way it ever ran after the work they did.

So, yeah, this is awesome.


Yikes man.  Good luck getting some compensation from them.

post #81614 of 85729
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post
 

Should have taken it to Harv RIP. 


He isn't dead yet.  He posted like 6 days ago in DT "..."

I wonder if he's the Styfo equivalent of Reddit shadowbanned, where everything he posts just gets auto-edited to "..."

post #81615 of 85729
Hey I have a controversial opinion I think the Fetty Wap song "My Way" is better than the Frank Sumatra song with the same title.
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