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    #46
    holy shit!
    Originally posted by myshortyboomba
    I've had many gauges in cars. I always found the conrods react faster than a gauge.

    you can always hear them when they break and they stop the engine immediately so you can't do any more damage.

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      #47
      Classic!

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        #48
        I did see a commodore at the wreckers once with no surface left on the front rotors, just the vanes. I wasn't surprised it was in an accident.
        My car
        Corolla
        Originally posted by brasher
        I'd have no qualm about punting a kid into the fresh produce section if it meant the difference between getting a set of night vision goggles or not.

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          #49
          There was one kid who owned a nissan nxr nugget that had a sr20det conversion. Worst workmanship I have ever seen and it was downright deadly. Once we had finished trying to resurrect lazarus from the dead the extra-bolts-we-had-to-use count was 61. I will never forget that number.

          We actually had him sign a disclaimer absolving us of any misfortune that might come our way. Few weeks later he ended up totalling the shitter we he ran out of talent at 150kmhr.

          Whoever had worked on the car before us shouldve seen the insides of a jail cell. Truly a death trap.
          Fortune favours the white knights

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            #50
            Another classic i just remembered. Young asian pokemon loving woman early 20s with a s15 that had around 40ish k km on the odo.

            Engine seized.

            Hmm. Unheard of. Definitely wtf. Asked her what happened. She said it just stopped. When was last time oil changed? Stared blankly.

            No oil change in 40k km. Oh well. At least we all found out what abuse sr20dets can take before they throw in the towel.
            Fortune favours the white knights

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              #51
              A Yarris will do a shade over 100,000km on the factory fill of oil, bloke I used to work with had one towed in, bought new by some young chick (well parents probably bought it) and she had absolutely no idea you were supposed to service a car. It had a set of tyres fitted at some stage but the bonnet had never been popped since the dealer PD.


              I thought it was pretty decent, think he said he got about a cup of some sort of oil product out of the sump.

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                #52
                happened a few years ago like over 10 years ago but a Bosnian put an intercooler on his Corolla because it would cool the air better and give more power, no turbo in sight! the boxy corolla that looked like a nissan exa
                Originally posted by BeverlyHillsCop
                I think u should marry her... slip the ring inside your ass and next time she goes in, she'll come out with a ring on her finger...

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                  #53
                  Originally posted by Madhatr View Post
                  had a customer come in with a peugeot 406 complaining the brakes had gone spongy and was difficult to get into gear sometimes. Wanted it looked at. Something major had gone wrong in the rear end and the solid brake line had been moving all over the place, eventually rubbed through just behind the caliper and dumped fluid everywhere. Made a new line, bleed the rear brakes, came around to bleed the fronts and realised the whole front subframe was just about ready to fall out of the car. Im not even joking, forget the engine mounts being completely trashed, the struts, the subframe mounts and pretty much every bush in the front end were completely destroyed. One of the subframe bolts had snapped after the pounding it had copped, while one of the others had worn to a nice taper from the cradle moving around.

                  Tried to drop the car back down on to it's wheels but everything was out of whack. No way in hell I was going to let anyone get into it, so we put a couple of jacks under the rear end and pulled the car backwards until a HUGE bang was heard and the subframe rested back into position. Called the customer for a bit of a chat and a please explain, they knew all about the worn bushes, been like that for at least a couple of years, every time you go over a speed bump the car steers funny for a moment then it usually comes good with some driving. If you though that was completely ridiculous in itself, the brake line had been leaking for weeks and they just kept topping up the brake master every time they went to drive anywhere.

                  If you have ever seen flogged caster bushes in a commodore allow a wheel to move forwards and backwards in a guard, times that by about 10. The front end moved so much it would rub on the inner guard and firewall.
                  I have never seen a car that bad lol but close

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by dnegative View Post
                    A Yarris will do a shade over 100,000km on the factory fill of oil, bloke I used to work with had one towed in, bought new by some young chick (well parents probably bought it) and she had absolutely no idea you were supposed to service a car. It had a set of tyres fitted at some stage but the bonnet had never been popped since the dealer PD.


                    I thought it was pretty decent, think he said he got about a cup of some sort of oil product out of the sump.
                    same as a 3.5 magna, had one customer back in the day murder two motors by not changing the oil .. ever.
                    100k from brand new and then again at a shade under 200k, had never been back since the first motor.... seemed happy to pay the couple of $k for a wrecker motor install and labour. People are strange!

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                      #55
                      Originally posted by Passion-Fingers View Post
                      same as a 3.5 magna, had one customer back in the day murder two motors by not changing the oil .. ever.
                      100k from brand new and then again at a shade under 200k, had never been back since the first motor.... seemed happy to pay the couple of $k for a wrecker motor install and labour. People are strange!
                      100k is 10 services. Unless each service is less than ~$200 he is ahead...

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                        #56
                        Being a mitsu he would've spent 2k in 100,000km topping it up.

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                          #57
                          Chick friend of mine is like that. Bought a swift new in late 2009, comes over one day in 2012, asks me to have a look because the oil light is on. Remove oil cap, sludge everywhere, ask her when it was serviced last, stares blankly. 55,000kms on original oil. Fuck me. We go get 5L of oil and some engine flush to clear it out, I gor 700ml of old oil out, actually measured it. I tell her to bring it back to me the next week once the sludge has had a chance to loosen up and give it a proper service. About a month ago she comes over while I'm in the garage, belts are squeaking like fuck. I go to take a look at it when she tells me it's running in the same oil from when I last changed it 3 years ago. 128,000kms on it now. At least she had the tyres and brakes done recently.
                          Smashed another litre in it and degreased the gunk outa the bay then and there telling her to service it ASAP. Still hasn't.
                          Runs mint tho, testament to Suzuki, stupidly resilient cars.

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                            #58
                            V8 Grand Cherokees will last about 35k without an oil change.

                            Had an early 80's Hilux 4by come in with an engine conversion. Nothing wrong with the install, however they had chosen a fucking Astron 2.6.

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                              #59
                              had seen this on the net -lo and behold, a search on the net shows been on PF:

                              mattress wrapped around tailshaft:
                              http://performanceforums.com/forums/...light=mattress

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                                #60
                                Had a current shape Lancer back in Feb that had gone close to 70,000km since it's last oil change. Got about a litre out of the sump.

                                Story goes, she busted up with her husband, he took the car and went AWOL for about 18 months. Came crawling back with the car a near write-off, got it all fixed (poorly, mind you. You could see roughly-sanded bog in every panel), and then decided it needed a service.

                                Also got an ex-DOCS Toyota Avensis on the books that is completely fucked inside and out. Does bulk kilometers every year, but is happy to get it serviced and looked at/fixed around rego time. Really surprised it hasn't seized the motor. I worked at a Toyota dealer when these were new, and no word of a lie, we'd get at least one 1AZ/2AZ-powered 'Yota (Camry, Rav, Avensis, Tarago) a month in with a locked-up motor, because they'd missed a service or two. Went to a breakdown once that a similar vintage Rav had locked up. Happened at 110 on the Federal near collector. Had to put some effort into getting the dipstick out, and needed multigrips to undo the oil cap. Sirry Asian girl never bothered to service it. What's worse is that when she pulled over, she stopped with the right-side wheels right on the fog line. Her and her mates were all happily sitting in it, blaring the music and having a jolly old time. Idiots...

                                Another breakdown was a VT Ecomoo that conked out on the Hume. At first she thought it ran out of juice, but the guy who stopped to help her, noticed fuel pissing out of the hose that goes into the fuel rail. No worries, replace the hose, get someone to try and fire it up. Starter motor is intermittantly cutting out while they're trying to crank it over. I look down, and there's sparks shooting off the main B+ lead to it. How the fuck it never went up, I'll never know. I go to tighten up the nut on it, and SNAP. Cunt of a thing had been arcing out for so long, it's welded itself to the stud, and the stud's now spinning freely inside the back of the starter. Pulled the pin on it for the night, and the woman arranged a lift back to Sydney.

                                The next day, I organised another starter motor, and a battery clamp to replace the non-existant one. I roped a mate into coming out to help me get it going and drive it back to mine, as abandonned cars usually end up stripped after a couple days sitting. Got the starter swapped over, poured some more fuel in, and tried again. Was running a bit rough, and then it conked out. Cunt of a thing was pissing fuel out of the rubber lines either side of the fuel filter too! It started to rain, and it was getting pretty dicey trying to sort it out on the side of the freeway, so we flat-towed it about 200m up the highway along the shoulder, and down a slip road, before going to get more fuel and something to eat. We came back, and got stuck into it again. My mate reaches under the back to start working on the fuel lines, jumps out in pain, with blood pouring out of his forearm. Right rear tyre is down to the wire across half the tread. This was going to be fun. After another hour of dicking about, we managed to get it going finally, and dumped it back at mine for the night.

                                The next morning, I decided to give it a good lookover as I had a feeling the car was pretty fucked. I wasn't wrong. Oil level was halfway up the dipstick, centre bearing on the tailshaft was fucked to the point that the tailshaft was resting on the exhaust. The other back tyre was showing wire, vacuum lines off the motor everywhere, the interior electrics had a mind of their own, trans pan was drenched, rack was covered in oil, and when the owner finally came to collect it, she tells me it just past rego about two weeks prior! I found the pink slip in the glovebox, and reported the cunts to the RTA. Fuck sharing the road with a fucking death trap.
                                Originally posted by brewdles
                                In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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