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Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic #4575780
11/16/17 09:08 AM
11/16/17 09:08 AM
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Central NY
Miller88 Offline OP
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Had to go to pepboys to pick up some open end lugnuts.





Noticed this in the parking lot and brought up the backwards (and lose) donut to the cashier. He informed me that it was driven by a mechanic and has been like that for months!?

The donut has some camber to it because it is loose. There's no taper on the back side of the wheel. It also isn't held into the hub bore correctly when backwards.


18 Forester 2.5I 6M
00 Jeep XJ
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Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Miller88] #4575806
11/16/17 09:37 AM
11/16/17 09:37 AM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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You should buy some tires and have him mount them for you so he can afford a good wheel and tire smile

You would think with all the take offs, he'd have a tire; back in the 70's when I was a mechanic I was always mounting a set of used tires for my Buick. Many orphaned J78-15's got burnt off during the weekend of misspent youth.
Spin'n is Win'n smile


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Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Miller88] #4575810
11/16/17 09:40 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
Some mechanics drive the worst cars. My dad is like this. Won't drive anything unsafe but also drives beaters in poor condition because he can fix them. I had to buy him the Caravan from our work fleet off lease because I wanted him to have something a little more respectable and newer.


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Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Miller88] #4575826
11/16/17 09:58 AM
11/16/17 09:58 AM
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At least when he goes to sell the car, the can say it was "mechanic owned and maintained." grin


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Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Miller88] #4575827
11/16/17 09:59 AM
11/16/17 09:59 AM
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In the Garage...
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In the Garage...
I was going to say. I have known some Mechanics who will drive junk or just keep stuff running. Guess they get tired of working on stuff.


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Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Miller88] #4575859
11/16/17 10:23 AM
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Central NY
Miller88 Offline OP
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Driving junk is one thing. Driving something with the wheel mounted backwards is something else.


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Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Miller88] #4575906
11/16/17 11:20 AM
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Nick1994 Offline
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It's all about the stance man! grin2 But that rust though shocked I've never seen it that bad on a car

Maybe I've been putting my wheels on wrong on my Cherokee this whole time!


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Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Miller88] #4575909
11/16/17 11:23 AM
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I thought you weren't supposed to mount a donut spare on a driven axle/differential? Supposed to swap to a non driven wheel and put the non driven full size good one where the flat was. I could be mistaken though.



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Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Miller88] #4575926
11/16/17 11:36 AM
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I can't say I'd want that guy working on my car...


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Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: LoneRanger] #4575931
11/16/17 11:41 AM
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I have to conclude you thought the cashier would see the irony of a mismounted spare.

No way do I think you were ratting the Jeep owner out in any way.

A car would have to be on its roof and on fire for me to point it out to a Pep Boys cashier.

They're friendly and all but are no steps above a McDonald's cashier.

Just wonderin'

Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Miller88] #4575974
11/16/17 12:23 PM
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Some ASE Certified mechanics are lazy .

Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Mr Nice] #4576036
11/16/17 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Some ASE Certified mechanics are lazy .


Too lazy to spin the wheel around before they put it on the hub? LOL


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Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Miller88] #4576039
11/16/17 01:39 PM
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Maybe he thought rotating it meant turning it inside out? grin

Last edited by Crispysea; 11/16/17 01:40 PM.
Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Miller88] #4576048
11/16/17 01:50 PM
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Plenty of hacks out there calling themselves "Mechanics".

Do your due diligence.

Re: Driven by a Pepboys Mechanic [Re: Miller88] #4576084
11/16/17 02:22 PM
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At least he's smart enough to have it on the back so when it BLOWS... sleep


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