Hey folks! I know it’s only Wednesday but I am doing Shop Shots today.

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This is a picture of a 2007 Jetta. This car is a victim of a problem called coolant migration. What can happen is coolant will travel through the electrical wires from the coolant bottle it just about anywhere in the car.
The customer brought her car in saying that the fuel gauge was not working. We pulled the cover over the fuel pump and found coolant pooled up in the valley of the connector. The problem is coolant will travel EVERYWHERE. The proper repair is to replace the harness from the coolant bottle to the pump. That involves replacing the main harness for the body of the car. Basically, it is every wire and connector from the head lights to the tail lights. The car gets stripped bare! Not a job anyone wants to do, EVER!

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I took this picture when I was checking another fuel gauge issue. This is under the back seat of a Touareg. Don’t worry, I wore gloves. 🙂 When I told the customer, she said, Just go ahead and throw all this away. I took a few minutes and cleaned it up some what. There was chocolate so old, it have turned into dust! It was pretty gross, and of course, that is where I had to work. Yuck!

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This one came in today. I pulled a used CC in the shop to do a used car inspection. Like every used car I do, I check to see if there is anything good. I found about $0.14 in the cup holder, but I never expected to find that!! I am not really sure what I will do with them. I might just let the detail guys handle it. Not really something i want to mess with!

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Ok, so this is totally not my shop! I think I had mentioned that I would be out of town for a couple of days last week. Well part of the trip was a brew tour of NoDa Brewing Co on North Davidson in Charlotte, NC. We actually stayed across the street from the NASCAR hall of fame. My wife and I try to take brew tours any time we travel. I think this is a 15 barrel system. If your ever in Charlotte check them out! Their beer rocks.

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8 replies
  1. Charles
    Charles says:

    Oh, Those are needles in that 3rd picture by the way. Not sure what they are for, I hope its diabetes, not crack or what ever crack like drugs that need needles.

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  2. Garrett
    Garrett says:

    Yea i dont think drug addicts would be kind enough to put the caps back on the needle after shooting up heroin or cocaine! Lol an ive found some stuff under my rear seat too but holy crap that sucker was loaded! Kids were prolly savin that for later haha

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  3. James
    James says:

    I have found needles before. Scary stuff. Another technician I was working with at a shop found a loaded 38 special under the back seat!

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  4. Automobilexyz
    Automobilexyz says:

    Good Experience !! Actually Many customers Comes to Varies Problems of Car !! If you Solved Different Problems so your confident label will High !! Thanks to sharing this >>>>>

    Reply

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