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 Post subject: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:53 pm 
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Ever paid a mechanic good $$ only to have them stuff up the repair?? :evil:
Ever tried driving your car with the IRS mounts installed the on the wrong sides??
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Next time I think I'll save my bucks and stuff things up myself.
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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:58 pm 
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How can you install IRS mounts on the wrong side of an AU? It's impossible. Don't try an IRS swap at home! It's a PITA

 

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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:15 pm 
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With my last service I asked my mechanic (whose usually really good) to have a look at this rattle coming from my back left, I even said in the note I left that it was something to do with where the handbrake hook thing goes through the dustcover and that they just tightened it to get the RWC when I bought it (even though it was supposed to be properly fixed - rattled a couple of days later).

$45 to have my handbrake tightened and told it is all good; one week later the rattle is back 10x worse....C***.

 

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Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:30 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
How can you install IRS mounts on the wrong side of an AU? It's impossible. Don't try an IRS swap at home! It's a PITA

It can be done, I've been looking at it all day and shaking my head. You would of
thought the R and L marked on the mounts should correspond with the R and L on the body. :roll:
I should take a photo just for the hell of it. I pretty certain that these are now stuffed, only
been in since Friday. I'll be demanding new mounts. I just hope in hasn't stuffed my new springs
and shocks. I don't like the fact you get charged full workshop rates for the friggin apprentice to
work on your car either.
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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:33 pm 
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not all apprentices are dumb sh*ts just so u know ;) , but yes that sucks! id take it back in and make them re do it as it is there fault and they should wear it!
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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:58 pm 
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Mr220kw wrote:
67RCE wrote:
How can you install IRS mounts on the wrong side of an AU? It's impossible. Don't try an IRS swap at home! It's a PITA

It can be done, I've been looking at it all day and shaking my head. You would of
thought the R and L marked on the mounts should correspond with the R and L on the body. :roll:
I should take a photo just for the hell of it. I pretty certain that these are now stuffed, only
been in since Friday. I'll be demanding new mounts. I just hope in hasn't stuffed my new springs
and shocks. I don't like the fact you get charged full workshop rates for the friggin apprentice to
work on your car either.
Cheers
Mr220kw

when your standing in front or behind,too many directions-----drivers side or passenger.labour may have been anyone and you paid the top rate for the workshop\the bigger the shop,the higher the overheads and costs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:09 pm 
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hans hartman wrote:
Mr220kw wrote:
67RCE wrote:
How can you install IRS mounts on the wrong side of an AU? It's impossible. Don't try an IRS swap at home! It's a PITA

It can be done, I've been looking at it all day and shaking my head. You would of
thought the R and L marked on the mounts should correspond with the R and L on the body. :roll:
I should take a photo just for the hell of it. I pretty certain that these are now stuffed, only
been in since Friday. I'll be demanding new mounts. I just hope in hasn't stuffed my new springs
and shocks. I don't like the fact you get charged full workshop rates for the friggin apprentice to
work on your car either.
Cheers
Mr220kw

when your standing in front or behind,too many directions-----drivers side or passenger.labour may have been anyone and you paid the top rate for the workshop\the bigger the shop,the higher the overheads and costs.

The R and L are actually stamped on the body and also are a raised letter on the mounts. So I don't
know about too many directions. The boxes the new mounts come in are marked left and right as well. By the way this is the first time I've used this workshop, thought I'd give them a go as they're close to work.
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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Hans I hope you arent sticking up for the R/L f**k?
If the apprentice does it, thats fine, though each job should be checked over by a qualified mech.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:33 pm 
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Hans I hope you arent sticking up for the R/L f**k?
If the apprentice does it, thats fine, though each job should be checked over by a qualified mech.

have to agree with you,the job should have been checked,and i didnt know all the parts are clearly marked,thats a expensive job for both parties,in time and cash,and a bad rep.for the shop.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:55 pm 
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Mr220kw wrote:
67RCE wrote:
How can you install IRS mounts on the wrong side of an AU? It's impossible. Don't try an IRS swap at home! It's a PITA

It can be done, I've been looking at it all day and shaking my head. You would of
thought the R and L marked on the mounts should correspond with the R and L on the body. :roll:
I should take a photo just for the hell of it. I pretty certain that these are now stuffed, only
been in since Friday. I'll be demanding new mounts. I just hope in hasn't stuffed my new springs
and shocks. I don't like the fact you get charged full workshop rates for the friggin apprentice to
work on your car either.
Cheers
Mr220kw


i despise that. i'm an apprentice mechanic and never had a f**k up that bad

 

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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:10 pm 
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G'day guys,
All sorted. I shook the guys hand after he fixed it.
Even commented that mistakes happen.
Cheers
Mr220kw :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:17 pm 
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good stuff! and yeah that is a pretty bad stuff up! my worst is nothing compared to that
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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:11 pm 
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yeah cant say ive ever done any thing that bad but then im also working for clipsal 500 as a mechaic so...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:44 pm 
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ive been saying the same thing for quite a while, why pay someone to do something just as half a*** as i can do it for free?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Next Time I'll Do It Myself.
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:55 pm 
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Mr220kw wrote:
I don't like the fact you get charged full workshop rates for the friggin apprentice to work on your car either.
Cheers
Mr220kw



you pay that as it normally takes an apprentice longer to do stuff, plus a qualified mechanic needs to be there to give directions and check work. it actually cost a workshop MORE money to have and apprentice working on a car.
He also needs to account for the 10 to 13 weeks a year the apprentice at tafe with full pay.
He is not making extra money by having an apprentice work on your car.

 

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