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Old 05-20-2020, 08:04 AM   #1041
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Here's another one, last night I got a message on the "cracklist" messaging system, how much money for a non existant bathroom in the basement. Just another idiot who doesn't even read the very first line in the ad that states TELEPHONE ONLY, any emails or text messages will not be replied to.... I deleted it jut like the dozens and dozen of others I know are trying real hard wasting my life.

This morning he sends another message and a video of pipes in a ceiling and based on a 21 second video he expects a "basement price"(Pun intended). I always want to mess with them however the GF tells me every time don't do it.


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thats easy to price....minimum 20 k plus any unseen expenses..and your done with the idiot..
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Old 05-20-2020, 06:13 PM   #1042
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This is the second option, first place said it was pooched. Next place said it injector but couldn’t tell where the oil went
I'd go to a real garage. Dealers are usually crooks and like downhill said they don't repair but replace the entire thing.

A private garage surely can fix it way cheaper or swap the engine way cheaper too.

at 17K$ Do you have a lamborghini V12 in there??

I have first hand knowledge the Toyota dealer don't even sell transmission parts, they replace the whole thing. I know the parts woman well and she told me that info. I tried to get parts but even herself trying real hard the system wouldn't make it possible. I ordered parts online and over hauled it myself.

When I had the work van tranny fixed, they pulled it and 36 hours later it was rebuilt and reinstalled for 3K.
Nope ford diesel. I’m doing a bunch of plumbing work at the dealership. In question. I hung out with the owner as he was diagnosing it. Fired it up knocked a bit at idle as it warmed up his computer showed injector 2 and 6 misfire as the temp came up it got louder then squealed and stalled. Then it wouldn’t restart and realative compression was super low in cylinder 4. Pulled oil filter and it was full of glitter. So pricing KUV’s for a new F-450
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6.7 ford diesel. The truck still runs but it knocks bad and it shakes. The oil eventually drained back down into the crankcase and but it smelled like it was heavy on the diesel so I’m thinking a injector went bad.
can you do any work yourself? replace the injector and do an oil change and see how it runs...
it shakes because 1 cylinder is not firing and the knock could just be the lifters pumped down because the oil thinned out..or is it a definite bearing or rod knock?
not being able to listen to it, its hard to determine whats wrong...if it still runs im betting you dont need a new engine, just some repair on that one...
I do all my own mechanic work and have rebuilt several gas engines...I have alot of heavy equipment with diesel engines, but havent had the pleasure of rebuilding any yet..


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Diesel knock" actually refers to an unfavorable level of combustion noise on a diesel engine and can be caused by engine overload, high-load/low speed, leaking injectors, over-temperature and many other causes.Nov 8, 2010


it sounds like you may just need new injectors....


What does a bad diesel injector sound like?
A bad injector can sound exactly like a rod knock. One that completly fails and squirts all it's fuel all at once will scare the daylights out of you it's so loud. You'll think it's going to crack the block!
Spun a bearing. So looking for a luv to put on a cab and chassis f450.
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thats easy to price....minimum 20 k plus any unseen expenses..and your done with the idiot..
It's still a waste of time, why waste typing a high price when we all know they expect a whole bathroom for 200$. I'm not kidding I made a mistake once on a verbal estimate to some haiti people for a non existent bathroom for 2K and he started to curse at me it was too expensive! He literally thought it should be done for 200$ of less.
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Spun a bearing. So looking for a luv to put on a cab and chassis f450.
probably spun because you kept driving it with watered down oil from the fuel..that suxs....
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A New Slumlord Tactic...



Got a call from a guy to have some repair done, he seemed decent on the phone. Then he sends me a text for the address. I was working and didn't look at the text right away and he calls back asking if I read it (No) then he says it's for a guy he knows. I said what you aren't the owner? He says no I'm doing a message for him.

As I'm heading to the van I have a voice message with a heavy arabic accent asking to call back (the real owner).

I get in my van to read the text and it states to close the water in #5 , fix the issue in #4.... I look online and its a shody house turned into apartments. I typed in no I don't do that type of work. He tried calling and texting again.

Not interested in those incoherent fairy tales. Another dead give away is when he didn't argue about the price on the first call. They probably expected to screw me over on the payment.
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Got a call from a guy to have some repair done, he seemed decent on the phone. Then he sends me a text for the address. I was working and didn't look at the text right away and he calls back asking if I read it (No) then he says it's for a guy he knows. I said what you aren't the owner? He says no I'm doing a message for him.

As I'm heading to the van I have a voice message with a heavy arabic accent asking to call back (the real owner).

I get in my van to read the text and it states to close the water in #5 , fix the issue in #4.... I look online and its a shody house turned into apartments. I typed in no I don't do that type of work. He tried calling and texting again.

Not interested in those incoherent fairy tales. Another dead give away is when he didn't argue about the price on the first call. They probably expected to screw me over on the payment.

And The Story Continues!


Day after in the afternoon the phone rings from a number across the country, he says to fix a kitchen drain and settles for monday. He gives me the address and I'm like this is Deja Vue! Now he says its a tiny convenience store turned into 5 apartments. It was the same caller using a different number from another province! I wonder if he called the whole city and got turned down and started to use a different number or he mistakenly called me again. Seems to happen a lot where I disqualify a caller and they call me back not long after thinking it's another company.
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Day after in the afternoon the phone rings from a number across the country, he says to fix a kitchen drain and settles for monday. He gives me the address and I'm like this is Deja Vue! Now he says its a tiny convenience store turned into 5 apartments. It was the same caller using a different number from another province! I wonder if he called the whole city and got turned down and started to use a different number or he mistakenly called me again. Seems to happen a lot where I disqualify a caller and they call me back not long after thinking it's another company.

You must have a sign on your back saying "please screw me"....
What is the name of your plumbing company??

Whatever it is, you ought to change it of modify it to make you seem more for-boding to the arabs....

Maybe put the star of david in your add.........
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You must have a sign on your back saying "please screw me"....
What is the name of your plumbing company??

Whatever it is, you ought to change it of modify it to make you seem more for-boding to the arabs....

Maybe put the star of david in your add.........
" Moses and Profits Plumbing Company"......
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You must have a sign on your back saying "please screw me"....
What is the name of your plumbing company??

Whatever it is, you ought to change it of modify it to make you seem more for-boding to the arabs....

Maybe put the star of david in your add.........
Well thank Mr. Trudeau to open the floodgates. I had another this afternoon, More like egyptian or Syrian or something. Ceiling leak to discover a flange too low with double wax and rotten floor. I told him he needed a new floor and he expected just the service call. NO!!! You pay me my minimum 1hr, I didn't pull your toilet for free and to give you a free estimate too. He complained I wasn't repiping on the spot. You need a new god damn floor! Then he asked me to swap the shower cartridge to fit the 1hr then complained it would cost more money to redo the pipe once the floor was repaired.

He's getting the label DNA Do not answer!

For a while I declined all accents but some do have very luxurious houses and pay without a fuss but you never really know until I get there. The majority I need a therapist afterwards because of their tricksters.
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