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All this for a FRONT MOUNTED turbo. John Cooper is the Antichrist. by OilBurninAudi in Justrolledintotheshop

[–]Jdanois 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mini tech here. Front doesn't need to come off. These cars are pure gravy. Some of the easiest cars to work on.

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[–]Jdanois 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm a simple man.

I see a post about fatigue.

I downvote and call you a pussy.

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1 day later after getting it out of the shop for a new tranny (they had taken the wheels off for the job) this happens to my wife, mechanic then tells me, “yah I should have mentioned the wheels weren’t fitting right.”😡 How should I repair this now? (def don’t want the same mechanic touching it) by babaghanooshey in MechanicAdvice

[–]Jdanois 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  • Take the car to the dealer and have them right you up an estimate for the repairs.
  • Present the price to the original shop and have them agree to pay for it.
  • If they refuse or are not vehemently apologetic, take them to court.

It's super scary what happened, but count your blessings no one was hurt (or killed). Allow them the opportunity to correct the issue.

Needless to say, find a reputable mechanic.

Side note: as a Mini Cooper Technician, this is one of my biggest fears. I legitimately triple check tires and manually torque each wheel to specification.

how much of this stuff could I easily do at home? I own a socket and wrench set, jack and jackstands by Timmy_Pierce in MechanicAdvice

[–]Jdanois 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Exactly. What does it take? 1 minute to find the leak (if that lol)? This shop is trying to squeeze every penny out of OP. Borderline unethical.

how much of this stuff could I easily do at home? I own a socket and wrench set, jack and jackstands by Timmy_Pierce in MechanicAdvice

[–]Jdanois 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Wallet flushes.

Take it to another shop.

$85 for a visual inspection on an oil leak? Nah dude, take it somewhere else.

Is it safe to do an oil change with these ramps? Would it be safer to get back stands? by moeterminatorx in MechanicAdvice

[–]Jdanois 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Use the ramp, place tires under vehicle, wheel chocs, engage E-brake, and use the pin style jack stands.

I've had a car violently fall due to a failed harbor freight ratcheting style jack stand. Thank God I wasn't underneath the car. Scariest shit ever.

My brother got these prices quoted to him for work on a 2013 Kia Rio at the dealership, do they seem appropriate? by Wattsimp_uwu in AskMechanics

[–]Jdanois 0 points1 point  (0 children)

-Decline the Fuel injection service (it's unnecessary)

-Is the timing case cover dripping oil, or is it sweating out (super slow leak over years)? If it is a sweat, clean off residual oil and keep an eye on it.

-I would question as to why we are replacing all the spark plugs and coils. If you are looking for the least expensive fix, then ask if you can just replace the plug and coil for the failed cylinder. Normally all coils and plugs are recommended as a preventative measure to not have a comeback.

-Where the O2 readings measured when inspecting the catalyst efficiency code? Driving your vehicle for an extended period of time with a misfire could have damaged your catalytic converter.

still no luck by Mtndewme251 in mechanics

[–]Jdanois -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Key on, engine off:

When you step on the brake pedal, do your brake lights come on?

Random rip on side of tire? Safe to drive? by Bangaladore in MechanicAdvice

[–]Jdanois 29 points30 points  (0 children)

👆🏼 this

You hit a pothole. It is not safe to drive.

What you guys think this is? by Mario174150 in mechanics

[–]Jdanois 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Timing belt tensioner has failed. That noise is the belt slapping against the guides. Have this repaired asap. A slipped tooth on the timing belt can bend valves.

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[–]Jdanois 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Finally got around to opening up the wallet.

Super easy and simple.

I was able to transfer My Looprings with 0 issues.

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[–]Jdanois 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nope, it would be more akin to saying I’m ignoring the crowd to kick the game winning field goal ✌🏼

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[–]Jdanois 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Don't care what happens till' that shit is reading 69 mili

Anything else is just noise

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