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Angry F#@!*? Mechanics

Hi all,

Last year I had a new clutch fitted at a local garage. About a week later, the car wouldn't start. I have had to cut a wire in the engine compartment to get it to start (Cold start/thermotime). I have not had cold start since last year.

I have just got round to looking at it and found that there is a wiring loom trapped between the bell housing and engine. I would just like to point out my frustration to you all: F*??#@ Wa$!es ?#'"@@!!! Mechanics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's better!
Misty

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Old 10-11-2004, 01:03 AM
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Notify the shop immediately. Any reputable shop will repair the damage that they caused.

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It's going in tomorrow to be repaired. The trouble is, if the wire is damaged, will they repair it or....will they replace it? Can I blimmin trust them? I think I'll let them do it and I'll have to inspect it when I get it home.
I won't be using this garage anymore, that's three times they've F*'#ed up!
Oh well!!!
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blimmin... now thats a word i never hear!

but after the first time they screwed up theyd go on my black list...
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Yes, why did you go back a second and third time? They shold repair it for you though. They clearly caused the problem.
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I wonder what else is not working if the loom was cut?
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Kurt, Don't know till it get's fixed tomorrow!
SoCal, yep...to put it bluntly..ahem!!!!
Third time is enough...no more!!!
Blimmin, bloomin, flippin, 'ec...all cockney type words!
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HAHAHA sounds like they dont know what they are doing. GO raise hell misty. Ohh yea and not all mechanic's are bad Im a Mechanic for Toyota but I went to 3 years of schooling for toyota and am ASE certified. SO I guess not all mechanic's are equal
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hey misty, you must be right bhrams and list, about your garage work! go up the apples and pears and get your barnet fair done, and put on your best whistle and flute, when you go back to see em !
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hey misty, you must be right bhrams and list, about your garage work! go up the apples and pears and get your barnet fair done, and put on your best whistle and flute, when you go back to see em !
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rriigghhtt..... can someone translate that Amerrrrican for me?
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Sounds like your mechanics a bit of a bengal lancer mate!
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na mate, he sounds like more of a merchant banker!!
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I always look crooked at new owners that say they are taking their 944 into the 'shop'.



....no, they don't mean 'Motorwerks' that has 911's, 68's, 44's etc..parked outside everyday of the year.

...no, they don't mean Dave White's...That has all kinds of P racecars parked in the bays no matter when you show up....

...they mean Al's place down the road...you know the one..that kid Mickey just got a job there...Yeh, he used to drive the white panel van...THAT Al's place....


Round here that is usually how trouble starts...


Hope you had better luck this time Misty.





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thats why I do all the work myself if possible
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Fast924 Sorry, no offence to all mechanics, just those who don't know what they're doing. Anyway, car's sorted now, they done it...free of charge of course!!! I now have cold start, ready for the long winter!

Cheers all
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Misty :-)
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Glad everythings sorted Misty, and we all had a giraffe about it too!

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