Selections from Social Media Vol. 1

I put out new blog posts here every Monday and Thursday, but the rest of the week I’m also posting pictures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here are some of the most interesting pictures that you may have missed if you don’t follow my social media.

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This engine oil dipstick had broken off at some point, and instead of replacing it, the owner of this car just drove a screw into it so they could still use it.

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An older Honda Odyssey came in with two ignition cylinders. One of them wouldn’t turn, so the customer had gotten another from a junk yard. They needed the old one still attached because it had the immobilizer keys programmed, until we programmed the keys with the new ignition.

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A friend got locked out of her car, but the door was ajar just enough for a spoon taped to a yardstick to squeeze through and unlock it.

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These valves have had an unfortunate meeting with a piston. I don’t know what caused this, but obviously caused a bunch of damage.

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This is what happens when a transmission fails. A car came in, not able to drive, and upon removing the magnetic drain bolt, we found debris from the CVT falling apart.


New blog posts every Monday and Thursday, plus pictures throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Mechanical Malarkey T-shirts, hats, and stickers are available to order!

-Dan

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