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shady mechanic, need advice

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  1. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    So a week before my water pump went out on the S14 a friend of mine's water pump went out as well. I declined to fix it as I'd never changed one before lol, guess that excuse flew out the window, damn karma

    anyways

    she has it changed at this mechanics shop in a one horse town "Billybobs auto shop" or whatever.

    Then she calls me Saturday, her car is overheating... I drive out to where she is and sure enough, it's leaking coolant.

    I didn't bother to do much troubleshooting, it was a slow leak (took nearly two weeks to drain the system) so I reserviced the radiator and told her to take it back to them on Monday.

    She just got ahold of me, the shop says it's the radiator and it needs to be replaced.... for $300. Seems a bit shady if you ask me. I know my Chilton's gives specific warnings on taking care to not damage the radiator during the Waterpump R2

    alright what do you guys think she should do?
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I would do the following, on my own time:

    Look at the front of the motor, look at the radiator. Track down this leak once and for all.

    Measure the pressure behind the radiator cap (Swap your cap onto the radiator) (I have a tool for radiator pressure)

    You may find that she has a blown head gasket.
     
  3. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    nope, I just asked her about it and I guess it was leaking before, it's just worse now

    dumb girls

    lock her up B! (this thread)
     
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    "women and machinery don't mix"

    :p
     
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    Ovens are Machines too.
     
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