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Old 07-17-2014, 02:48 PM
AKA PDXtyler
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Portland, OR
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Just a Rant

I just replaced my belt and tensioner. During the process, cleaning etc I saw a crack in a mounting tab for the hydraulic pump. Well it turned out that the PO's "mechanic" installed a belt that was to short and in the process destroyed the tensioner and literally broke the front mounting tab on the hydraulic pump at the upper tensioner bracket mounting point.. I mean seriously what a hack!
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:31 PM
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Location: Berkeley, CA
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Oh man. It happens. Hack mechanics and service people of all kinds all about.

1986 300SDL, 315K
1987 BMW 325i, 440K
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:48 PM
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I had some health issues a few years ago and had to take one of my cars to a shop. It was highly recommended by several people.

I still had to redo their work when I got it back.

If you want it done right do it yourself has always been true for me when it comes to auto repairs. I am interested in doing it right and not doing it over. Mechanics are interested in doing as fast as possible and moving on to the next job.
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