Was browsing and came across this thread.
Glad I did - it reminds me of why I like to do my own work/maintenance, and why I hover around the mechanic/garage when I let someone else touch it.
Don't know if I would use some of the language you guys do
, but I certainly agree with the sentiment!!!
It's your butt, and/or that of someone close to you in that vehicle - have to agree 100% that it always pays to check it out IMMEDIATELY when you suspect all is not right.