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"...all I did was put ATF in the master cylinder a few months ago." - one of my customers who "knows a lot about cars."

Do not EVER do this!


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I've had that SAME customer...what's he doing way out in California????


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Nor anything petroleum based in a brake or hyd clutch system. The "oils" break down all of the rubber componets in the system, ie: o-rings, cups,rubber hoses, ect. Causing them to swell/disform. Can cause catistrophic failure in a brake system. Requiring replacement of the entire hyd system and flushing the steel lines completely. Dave, I hope it wasn't an ABS system. I had a customer a year ago put hyd fluid in the brake master of a new pickup and it cost him over 3 grand to fix ( and no warranty wasn't going to cover it) heh...heh.! I should'nt laugh, but, as allways it was one of the "smarter car guys"
 

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it makes you wonder how they got into the gene pool.
There are some ignorant people out there in the world.

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Hey their not in my pool !!!!!!!!
They got all the way to California because they didn't have brakes, got stuck in the sand on the beach.
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That ranks right up there with kid who told me he packed his wheelbearings with vasoline


When I told him he was insane ..He said:
Hey, it says its petrolium jelly


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I had a guy a few years back that put Hyd. oil in the brake system of a truck used for hauling fuel.After the accident he told me his brakes felt he was pushing on a brick.Then after I told him why he said(oil is oil) He ran in to the back of his own garage.

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A LITTLE knowledge is a dangerous (and costly) thing. I worked as a mechanic in a lawnmower shop 40 years ago and we always had folks doing their own repairs that we had to fix. If they had told us what they did, we could have saved them a lot in troubleshooting time. Yeah, OK my timing gears must have slipped. Right.
 

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Well, we've got at least two world-class humorous lines so far:

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>They got all the way to California because they didn't have brakes, got stuck in the sand on the beach.
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and...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>After the accident...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

These are just classic!

[This message has been edited by Big O Dave (edited 07-08-2001).]
 

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My next door neighbor came over one time and asked if I could look at his car that he had asked his son to fill the radiator with water. It wouldn't start any more.
You may have guessed already but he didn't fill the radiator.
 

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No way! That guy put water in the oil filler? Holy Crap. There really IS a shallow end of the gene pool.
 

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Another customer put 2 cans of Block Sealer in his crankcase...couldn't understand why his engine seized up tighter than a drum.


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howzit!as that insurance commercial goes,we ALL make mistakes;maybe not so much in the car,but our addictions,interpersonal relationships,etc.,but we ALL screw up,at times.when my customer sheepishly admits he failed, trying to "fix it",i just smile,remind him to call me first,make him feel good,then charge more on the bill!He&i are REAL happy!
 

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Here's a good one. My mom took her car to jiffy lube (Jiffy Screw). They checked her fluids and said she was low. They asked "Want us to fill it up?" Sounded good my mom said sure. She got home, and I checked it. now keep in mind this is a 65 chevelle i restored for her, back to mint condition. And yes, there was ATF in the brake cylinder. I messed myself. I ended up taking Jiffy Lube to court to get the money to fix it.
 

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Say, Bill, don't you know that if some is good, more is better?


I remember when I had my last motorcycle
I was in the shop one day and saw where a guy had blown the head off his engine. "Well, I thought if 3 quarts was good, I'd treat mine really good and use 6." Hmmmmm. Should we put a warning on oil bottles about hydraulic lock?

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