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Worst Riggin You've Ever Found

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  1. 94H_Ex

    94H_Ex Under employed

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    If this is a repost, then my regards.

    Well the other day I thought a exhaust gasket had gone out in my recent cheap buy of a 2000 Chevy Cavalier. I want to flip the car and make a little bit of money and no ones going to buy a car for a decent price sounds like open header. So I found that the flex type pipe from the down pipe was leaking. I paid for the decent replacement and had it take care of. Only to find that I had jumped ship too fast and that wasn't my exact problem. Turn of events, some one replaced the head on the car and didn't get the exact replacement of its year. It came off a older version, that had a EGR Valve and newer generations don't I guess? Now the head does work well and the manifolds and everything else seems to bolt up well. Instead of making a nice EGR block plate, who ever did this great amount of work took cardboard and JB Welded it over the exhaust whole. It late wore out and started to flap and make a horrible noise. I took me an hour to wrestle the plastic intake out of the way and another hour or more to scrape all the old JB weld off. I'm afraid to find anything else.


    So far this is my worst. Whats yours?

    Heres the new block plate.
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  2. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    buddy of mine had an s10 a couple of years ago. i think it was an 01.
    has some issues with the gauge cluster working then not working randomly.
    i took it out, and i shit you not, all the wires were hacked and replaced with the same color speaker wire.
    a total fucking nightmare. he let the dealership repo it.
     
  3. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Brake caliper bracket welded on on my old Mazda because the bolts broke off, and holes in my friends S10 exhaust patched with bondo, I got some moore good ones.
     
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    Fuel pump was straight wired directly over the drive shaft in my Explorer. When I had my low rider, my pressure sensor went bad, so I had to cross 2 wires to get the pump to kick on.
     
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    94H_Ex Under employed

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    I had a chevy 350 block that I had discovered someone had stripped the threads on the crank for the harmonic balance, then they took red RTV silicone stuffed it in the hole, and shoved the bolt in there to "appear" bolted up. I had to take my sweet sweet time and make sure I re tapped correctly.
     
  6. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Had a few later model cars come into our shop that frequent quick oil change places. Seen an easily removable bellypan that had a trap door cut into it for the drain plug. I've also seen a gaping hole cut into the bottom of a skid plate just to acess the oil filter. Seen a large female threaded fitting jammed into an oil pan with a bolt inside it for the drain plug when an independent stripped the original one out.

    I've also seen charge pipes held on with nothing but zip ties, harness connectors zip tied to each other and broken engine covers glued and duct-taped together.

    The best was some thrifty owner of a Q7 SUV who didn't think our quote for front pad replacement was reasonable. So she went to pep-boys. They apparently told her they didn't have the wear sensors - so she would have to come back to us to have them put in. I get the thing up in the air - and both sides don't have the sensors attached anymore. One side had the sensor wires cut off just after the easily removable connector - fine. The other side, the connector and the female side of the connection was literally smashed to bits. Apparently Pep boys employs primates. So needless to say the owner had to pay for both sets of wear sensors - the labor to put them in and the wear sensor harness for one side and the labor to install that too.

    As for personal hacks. I've used manilla folder paper and spray gasket to make TB gaskets. My personal favorite is a block of wood used to keep and alternator tensioned against a belt on a friends 94' Civic when the top bolt seized and broke off.
     
  7. UNDR8D

    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    Sounds like a mileage hack to me
     
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    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    yeah, i would have thought that too, but all they would have to do is pull the fuse for the gauge cluster, a little inconvenience at not having any gauges, but it wont record the miles, or just replace it with a much lower mileage cluster. but every single wire was cut and re-ran with speaker wire.
    it was fucking nuts.
     
  9. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    My friend had a B swapped EF for a year, when he got it it needed an alternator and he didnt want to buy one, so I had an old D series alt. The bottom bolt lined up but the top was way off, we ended up zip tying the top bolt hol to the firewall, he rocked it for a whole year and sold it with it like that.
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    That is nuts...maybe it was a flood recon:confused:
     
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    Something I just remembered, when I was pulling parts for my own caviler in a junkyard, I had to snatch the door panel off on the drivers side, and noticed it had power windows. What I found was someone removed the regulator, and who the fuck knows what type of glue they used, but glued a piece of wood to the bar the runs on the inside of the door itself. It was wedged right against the bottom of the glass to hold it up. I trade to break it for a second just to do it, but that bad boy was glued in there.
     
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