Thursday, April 22, 2010

You Know You Have a Crooked Mechanic When...

One day you take the car in to the mechanic you've been using for years for a tune-up, e.g., new plugs, wires, fuel filter, and clean the injectors. After a few thousand kilometers, the car runs terrible. Dissatisfied on the mechanic's work, you go and find a better one...an honest one (impossible?). By word-of-mouth we learned about "Chivo". I told my wife to take the car there to get it road worthy again. Besides having a real diagnostic computer, he seems to be an honest guy. This is what he found in our car's engine from our last "tune-up".
Three of the four spark plugs are of different manufacture. Unbelievable!

6 comments:

Gunnar Berg said...

waste not, want not.

Mimbres Man said...

Well, it is Earth Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

mark scotch said...

Reconsider? as in using your old mechanic again....
my son called me today. a mechanic in the town he lives in told him he needed a new ball joint. He got 2-3 estimates there then called my mechanic. My guy was $130 cheaper. he brought the car over today and my guy found he had a warped rotor, ball joint was fine. could have just been a miss-diagnoses, but makes one wonder.

mark scotch said...

waste not, want not? so why Cash for Clunkers from the Green Prez...and destroying the Clunkerz? seems a waste to me.

sorry of getting political, Mims.

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Ko212ryS_Dahle0 said...

People throw stones only at trees with fruit on them.......................................................