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Old 12-01-2006
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Ha ha! "muffler bearings" is a very old joke -- but fortunately there are always new people to pull it on!

Ah, it was all in good fun, lol. We aren't judging you...[hold hand in front of mouth to stifle laughter....]
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I worked at Valvoline instant oil change whe I was 16. This kid started that was a few ***** short. You'd have to explain everything to him three times to get something done. I was fed up one day so I handed him an empty oil jug and sent him to the back room for Blinker Fluid. I said It will say right on the barrel! Easy as pie. After about 15 minutes My boss came up and said to me, "Where's Steve?", I said "I sent him to the back room for a couple quarts of Blinker fluid" My Boss Went back there and found him moving barrels trying to find some!

I also got him to look for a Spark for a Spark Plug too! I hope this kid didn't breed!

~HJ
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^^ hahaha


Once I told my girl that her 1987 Tempo (345k miles) was held together with chicken wire and bubble gum, and she came home with a roll of duct tape and asked if that would help any
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I Would Pay Someone To Race His Stang And Literally Kick His Butt! But I Have To Witness This All!
I'd race him with a hyabussa. you never said it had to be a car racing him.
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I'd race him with a hyabussa. you never said it had to be a car racing him.
x2, i had a 00 unrestricted with some mods...

Not saying it would be a fair race though
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I told my girlfriend once that I was going to get my summer air taken out of my tires and put some winter air in...then I told her that she should do the same. I work at a garage, so I told her it's free for me, but for her it'd be around a hundred dollars. She said she had never done it before...I said "OMG you serious...your car is 3 years old, you're still running around with the factory air in it? You're lucky you haven't died by now!"

She got all concerned. Even after I told her I was joking, she still wasn't 100% sure I was joking and kept asking me if I was sure I was joking.

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I'm a service advisor for a living, so I meet my share of people that are completely clueless. Although sometimes the more clueless people are, the more they think you're trying to rip them off. We're talking going the extra mile, bringing their brake pad out to them and showing them how there's 3/32's of material left, but how the huge ridge from the messed up rotor in the middle of the pad brings it to 1/32 and is why they're getting a squealing...and they always think you're ripping them off. It's a shame.
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Well the fact of the matter is that they probably DID get ripped off before...

It's alot easier to LEARN what's going on than try to live your life paranoid of auto repair shops though...
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I'm a service advisor for a living, so I meet my share of people that are completely clueless. Although sometimes the more clueless people are, the more they think you're trying to rip them off. We're talking going the extra mile, bringing their brake pad out to them and showing them how there's 3/32's of material left, but how the huge ridge from the messed up rotor in the middle of the pad brings it to 1/32 and is why they're getting a squealing...and they always think you're ripping them off. It's a shame.
When I worked at the Ford Dealer, a guy came in with a Taurus and said there was a Clunking sound everytime he went around the corner. We checked it out and got back to him. The conversation went something like this:

CSR: How long have you had that problem?
Customer: about a week.
CSR: Did you go bowling last week?
Customer: Yes, how'd you know?
CSR: Becasue your bowling ball is rolling around in the trunk!

Of Course, as long as I am telling tails, I'll tell one on me. I bought a Brand new excort ZX2 in 2000. One day I noticed the Dome lights weren't working. No bid deal I got a warranty. So I took it into work, told them what was going on, they wrote up a work order. I went out on a delivery, came back to all the guys laughing. The tech sent up the work order to the parts department where I worked and somebody posted it in the breakroom, It said:

Customer Reported Dome light not working
Technician Verified that this is the Case
Technician Checked off switch
technician flipped off switch to on
Problem solved.

I honestly have never owned a car before that had a dome light over ride and It was hidden behind the moonroof button. I felt like the biggest jacka$$ ever.

~HJ
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thats pretty funny tho. kick his *** haha
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I'd race him with a hyabussa. you never said it had to be a car racing him.
Dude, it's a stock mustang with a cam for the most part, the rest of the parts combined might make 20 whp and the oversized T body lost your 10 of that.

I would embarrass him in the honda without even having to turn the boost up lol.


I used to be a 89-93 Fox FREAK, all I owned (88 amd down was MAP cars and hard to idle with big cams because vacuum is all over the place) and with the mods he has, on a good day, with perfect air, a set of slicks, and a downhill grade at the track, that car would probably run a low 14 second pass. He needs a lot more than that before he starts picking on others lol.
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That's a classic!

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When I worked at the Ford Dealer, a guy came in with a Taurus and said there was a Clunking sound everytime he went around the corner. We checked it out and got back to him. The conversation went something like this:

CSR: How long have you had that problem?
Customer: about a week.
CSR: Did you go bowling last week?
Customer: Yes, how'd you know?
CSR: Becasue your bowling ball is rolling around in the trunk!

Of Course, as long as I am telling tails, I'll tell one on me. I bought a Brand new excort ZX2 in 2000. One day I noticed the Dome lights weren't working. No bid deal I got a warranty. So I took it into work, told them what was going on, they wrote up a work order. I went out on a delivery, came back to all the guys laughing. The tech sent up the work order to the parts department where I worked and somebody posted it in the breakroom, It said:

Customer Reported Dome light not working
Technician Verified that this is the Case
Technician Checked off switch
technician flipped off switch to on
Problem solved.

I honestly have never owned a car before that had a dome light over ride and It was hidden behind the moonroof button. I felt like the biggest jacka$$ ever.

~HJ
That was good for a chuckle. I hate that when you can't find a damn switch or something and then somebody makes you look like a big ol' ***. Haha... done it too many times.
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We had a guy come in and complain about his car making a sqealing noise when he would hit the gas to leave from a light or stop sign. He also complained that his rear tires were wearing too fast for a car that only had 5,000 miles on it, and he wanted them replaced under warranty. Service advisor told him warranty doesn't cover lead foot syndrome. He tried to take us to court over it, was thrown out, then tried to take Mercedes Benz to court! You can guess how that came out.
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Well the fact of the matter is that they probably DID get ripped off before...

It's alot easier to LEARN what's going on than try to live your life paranoid of auto repair shops though...

I agree, it's definately a lot easier to LEARN ... if only they were interested in learning. I guess what I said was mistaken a bit...what I meant was I hate it when people have no will to learn anything but think you're ripping them off. If a customer wants to learn something about their vehicle, then more power to them...it'll certainly make my job easier in most respects.
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Old 12-02-2006
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You sound like a redhead.
Nope sorry not a redhead! BRUNETTE to be exact!
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lmao when i saw the title of the thread i thought this person was a gay person lol
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Thanks alot! I just fall for stupid things....i'm a girl!
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lmao the classic joke..thats awsome hey just kick him in the teeth and he'll leave ya be haha..
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NO i need to keep hiim in the teeth! I can't believe I fell for something that retarded!
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This is what you should do Samantha. Next time you see your boyfriend, tell them thanks for advice on the muffler bearings because you just got back from your mechanic for getting them serviced. Say the mechanic mentioned they were on the verge of going out and it was lucky they held together so far. But unfortunately the bill was soo high that you can't get him anything for christmas, except for maybe a big hug for the service reminder...

You have to do it with a very straight face, and make him feel like a jerk for trying to trick ya... :)
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lmao! do it!
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This reminds me of that Alan Jackson song, the one where the mechanic tells the car owner his water pump is a quart low.

As for me, I removed my truck's muffler belt and it got alot louder. Easy mod.
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Heh, I'm an enlisted C-5 electrician, and we play jokes like the ones mentioned on some of the newbs that are being tards... I had a kid looking through our Tech Orders to find out where and how to swap out a AC battery. It took him awhile to catch on.

Another one is when we check out the external lighting, we send the same brand of tards up to the T-tail to see if the strobe light works.... even though you can see it from the ground if you move far enough. Here's a pic for those not familiar with avaiation. http://lostworld.pair.com/trips/travis99/C5-2.jpg
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At the woodworking shop I work at, we send clean up kids looking for the "board stretcher", you know, a board gets cut a little to short so we have to stretch it out. We had one kid going for 2 hours, he even knew what it looked like (in his mind)
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