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Tales of a breakdown driver (modern content)

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#1081 ONLINE   Joey spud

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Posted Yesterday, 09:55 PM

I'm surprised you don't have an Pela Pod oil sucker on board for when people decide to put too much oil in.


To be fair i don't make a habit out of draining excess oil out of sumps.

If it's a diesel engine thats way over the top the first the thing the driver usually knows about it is when they run off on their own,plus it's a pain in the arse to store and correctly recycle it.

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#1082 ONLINE   Joey spud

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Posted Yesterday, 10:19 PM



Had a call to a little Hyundai i10 at a farm on the Kent/Sussex border with a fuel leak.

Not too sure what had been nibbling on this bit of pipe but it was a piece the local garage had replaced about a year previous after the original plastic fuel pipe had  been munched on too



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Posted Yesterday, 11:29 PM

Right he thought he also heard a slight tapping noise



Had 55 plated Clio stop on the M20 the other morning the spotty youth with it said he knew about cars and the battery was flat because it wouldn't crank over.

Unluckily for my young budding mechanic his Clio didn't crank over any more because he had neglected to check his oil level and it was now seized solid and had a nice hole in the block where a con rod had made a break for freedom.



Are you sure he's a budding mechanic. Surely he must have noticed a noise as above just before it stopped  :?

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Posted Today, 04:48 AM

Not if his BANGIN CHOONS were loud enough...

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Posted Today, 07:04 AM

At least with no oil in there, the conrod exit hole didn't make a mess.

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Posted Today, 07:22 AM

Just want to say Joey that you're a good guy, you're helping people out and I think you often go beyond your duty.


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