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i do not like people working on my truck

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2000GTacoma, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Sep 6, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    2000GTacoma

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    Since I do all my work myself I hate when I have to get it aligned or something like that and other people work on my truck and drive it. Anyone else like this? I guess its just if I work on it myself I know what's been done and what has not been done. Just my thoughts
     
  2. Sep 6, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    Konaborne

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    Tons of people are DIY guys. It's amazing what some people accomplish in their garages.


    then theres people like me. Some mechanical prowess, but overall mentally disabled.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    VirginiaBound

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    I'm the same way, I usually look around a few weeks in advanced and try to scope out the best shop to go to. Always good to have a trusted mechanic! I had one at home, but here it's more of a battle of who won't do the worst.

    I've had a shop forget to tighten BOTH upper control arms and leave cotter pins out, another forgot to tighten lugs, ect. Always good to go back over and inspect the work before you leave.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    Are you kidding................can't even get a burger made right from the fast food chains, much less get something done right that actually requires some knowledge and common sense. ;)
     
  5. Sep 6, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    Zac808

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    I hear ya. I do everything myself. Except alignment because of the necessary tools. Though dwreck and i tried to align my truck with a level and a trawl. Lol. Didnt work out to well. Im even a diy'er on other peoples vehicles. Spent this weekend working on this.

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  6. Sep 6, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    jberry813

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    I am right there with ya. I replaced my own motor cause I didn't want someone else doing it.

    I had to take my truck in for some infamous Toyota recall work. At first I just asked for the parts and they said hell no and they had to do it. So I scheduled an appt to bring it back in two days. In the meantime I changed the boot screen on my navi.

    It had an image of an oil pressure gauge at 0 PSI with the words "OIL PRESSURE DANGEROUSLY LOW...DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE DOING"

    When I picked it up the service manager pulled me aside and said I nearly gave his mechanic a heart attack because he only did the ball joints. My response was simply if he was a good mechanic, he would have known it was a joke and had nothing to do with his work. :cool:
     
  7. Sep 6, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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  8. Sep 6, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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    I definitely know what you mean about other people working on your truck. I am the same way to an extent, but if I know that if it's at a reputable shop, then I usually have the peace of mind knowing that it's in good hands.

    What I am particularly anal about however is when other people drive it, as greedy as it sounds. I don't know why, I've always just been that way with all the vehicles I've ever owned. I guess I just want my vehicles to be driven a certain way, my way, and always makes me uncomfortable for some reason when other people do because I don't always like their driving style.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    Do what I do-first off any mechanic can see when I roll up how much I care for my truck. Second-sort of elude to how much you know your truck and establish an understanding with the guys who handle your truck. 99% of the time they respect that because they deal with way too many people who could give a crap about their vehicle.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    hahaha.... thats fucking funny jason.

    BTW: what re-call stuff were you getting done? i'm curious what i'm missing out on...
     
  11. Sep 6, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    Not a fan either. Every time I take it in for an alignment the techs grease either the arm rest, or plastic floor board on the door.
     
  12. Sep 6, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    I have taken my truck to the shop for three things scince i got it (2) alignments (1) oil change "f*ck that budbuilt in a foot of snow." I would feel comfortable taking it to toyota because i know one of the techs i would specifically ask for him. I just cant justify spending the $$$ when i can do it myself.
     
  13. Sep 6, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    Speaking of this, I'm getting an alignment tomorrow. Only time I let others work on my truck is for warranty work or the prepaid maintenance (got from prev. owner) and alignments which I have no clue about on IF/RS.
     
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    Don't forget the smudged black steering wheel and readjusted seat...
     
  15. Sep 6, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    Your not alone OP.

    There seems to be lots of DIYers on this forum. I do as much as I can in my garage at home and unless its something specialized, I'll head to a shop somewhere.

    I like the feeling I get after accomplishing whatever repairs. On top of that. The costs savings are incredible. A few cold ones and the job gets done.
     
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    capetaco12

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    I wish i could do an alignment myself... I have gotten three in the past year and twice my wheel has been far from centered. I brought it back and they failed once again. So i just took the wheel off and centered it myself... Should not have to happen.
     
  17. Sep 6, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    Try "greasing" whatever part they will be working on with old dog poo.

    Tit for tat...
     
  19. Sep 6, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    ^then you have dog poo on your seat... Seems like the joke is on you in the end anyways. I just put antisieze under the door handles off all the cars parked in the employees lots:D
     
  20. Sep 6, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    DIY'er here too. I try and do anything myself, and If I cant get it done... I get my buddies to help...I do have a trusted mechanic as a back up. I generally dont trust mechanics...especially those that work at places like tire kingdom that get paid minimum wage (or close to it) and dont give a fuck about their work...and your truck.

    Its funner and MUCH cheaper to do things yourself. Just invite a couple buddies, get a case of coors light, and go at it.
     
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