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    Wow, that's awesome. So, if you've worked at a place for three years you get a full years payout?
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    Its only 8 bags of rice, and a burlap sack of barley.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1uzusee View Post
    Wow, that's awesome. So, if you've worked at a place for three years you get a full years payout?
    The actual severance allowances are not that generous, the unions have put the screws in though.

    Only the local production staff are under the union, any office staff/managers (local or foreign) are not. I have been here for 8 years this coming October. If they asshole me they will have to write me a cheque for 13 months salary.

    Average salary for production staff is about $450.00 a month, they monetary payout of 4 months will not bankrupt the company.
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    Customer recently asked if His warranty would Still be valid as we aren't a dealer, assured him it would be fine. He then commented he was 50,000 is overdue (must have meant 5000 over) which would make it a moot point. there was less than a litre of oil left in the sump.

    Will keep an eye open for photo ops.

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    I used to drive e a different Hilux home from site every fortnight so I could use it for the RDO weekend, and drop if in to Toyota for a service.

    Best effort was a 19 month old dual cab bought new at the start of the job with 78,000km on it.
    Guy at the service counter was scratching his head an looking confused as it wasn't showing up on the system.
    It had never been serviced, not even the free post delivery inspection.

    Apart from the tyres being rooted & needing a wheel alignment, and the interior having a liberal coating of JD'n'Coke from using it pig hunting (in a 2WD diesel) it ran fine.
    Management were not impressed when told by Toyota Fleet that it would not be covered by warranty.
    Lots of minis & mokes including a G13b powered Sports Sedan, a couple of Swift Gtis, a Goggomobil, Porsche 928S, Polo Gti, BMW 540i, a WRX and a few others.

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    I've heard of fleet companies withdrawing vehicles from leasees over the condition of them, and lack of servicing.

    Youth Off The Streets was one of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Awesome thread.

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    My ex-work had a Hyundai ix35 (SUV thing) that had never been serviced (only had about 35K km on the clock) and the transmission died and Hyundai still replaced it under warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidFlanders View Post
    At work we have a lot of Indian contractors fitting aftermarket equipment to brand new cars. /snip
    How does that situation come about? Surely with such shoddy work being done they'd all be sacked in a hurry? (couldn't find a word that means sacked tbat rhymes with curry )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falchoon View Post
    My ex-work had a Hyundai ix35 (SUV thing) that had never been serviced (only had about 35K km on the clock) and the transmission died and Hyundai still replaced it under warranty.
    Yeah, but that said, not like the tranny would have been part of the service routine in that 35,000 kms anyway, these days with sealed units etc. If the engine had seized due to lack of oil changes then I'm sure it would have been a different matter.

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    Contractor has massive staff shortages, and lots of work that needs to be completed on time or they receive financial penalties due to kpis not being met.
    So they couldn't afford to lose anyone.
    All that is in the process of being changed now, mass hiring of properly skilled workers and getting rid of the dud ones. Will take time.

    Some of these guys can't even charge a battery.
    I've rejected cars for a flat battery, send it back to them to charge it, then walk past later to see the charger connected but doing jack shit for hours because they haven't pressed the start button on the charger. This has happened many times.
    If i connect a battery charger to a battery, i check with a voltmeter to confirm that the battery is actually charging.
    These guys lack this sort of thinking.
    If you replace a light globe in your house, do you not check that the light turns on straight after?
    These guys lack this sort of thinking.

    But, if they weren't so hopeless, my job wouldn't exist.

    They also stand on the toilet seat to poo. Leaves footprints on the seat.

    Enough of my awesome life, more stories please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidFlanders View Post
    Contractor has massive staff shortages, and lots of work that needs to be completed on time or they receive financial penalties due to kpis not being met.
    So they couldn't afford to lose anyone.
    All that is in the process of being changed now, mass hiring of properly skilled workers and getting rid of the dud ones. Will take time.

    Some of these guys can't even charge a battery.
    I've rejected cars for a flat battery, send it back to them to charge it, then walk past later to see the charger connected but doing jack shit for hours because they haven't pressed the start button on the charger. This has happened many times.
    If i connect a battery charger to a battery, i check with a voltmeter to confirm that the battery is actually charging.
    These guys lack this sort of thinking.
    If you replace a light globe in your house, do you not check that the light turns on straight after?
    These guys lack this sort of thinking.

    But, if they weren't so hopeless, my job wouldn't exist.

    They also stand on the toilet seat to poo. Leaves footprints on the seat.

    Enough of my awesome life, more stories please.
    You need one of these signs:

    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidFlanders View Post
    At work we have a lot of Indian contractors fitting aftermarket equipment to brand new cars. I'm quality control on behalf of the customer.
    Some of their work is horrendous. Seatbelt or seat bolts left loose or just not bolted in at all, Live wires rubbing on bare metal brackets, regularly scratching and denting brand new bodywork etc

    Last week i was checking a new Territory they'd fitted some gear to, and noticed a fuel smell lingering around it. I searched everywhere but couldn't find any leaks. But the smell wouldn't go away. I was getting very suspicious, when the boss came down looking for the car as the customer was desperate to pick it up.
    I told him, "do you smell fuel? I think they've drilled into a fuel tank again...."

    All the cars have a full tank of fuel, so i drove down the back of the yard swerving side to side to get the fuel sloshing around. Sure enough when i pulled up fuel was dribbling down the side of the tank. When fitting equipment under the passenger seat the went straight through the floorpan with the drill and continued on into the plastic fuel tank. 3rd one ive seen in the year and a half ive been there. That cost them another new fuel tank to be fitted.
    Mercedes had multiple bulletins out about using depth stops on drills when fitting equipment to their vans, and a special "warranty" job code for fuel tank replacements on Sprinter conversions. I had to replace the fuel tank on a T4 Syncro ex ambo when we found the top of it was full of holes, van had been retired for a year or so and no one could find the source of the fuel smell until the owner bought it into the dealer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Evo 7 View Post
    They're rough as all fuck. You can show them the right way to do it, and they'll still fuck it up. It's their way or the highway.

    My van's got a Caddy fitout in it, and a lot of it was pretty scray when I bought the van used. A few other tradies who have Caddy stuff in their vans or utes have had to fix various fuck-ups as well. Caddy in Blacktown has a whole factory full of head-wobblers boring holes through things to attach their accessories.
    We have the opposite issue with Caddy, they only use tiny rivets to fit the interior wall kits and rear window grills on our vans. Although they did a neat job of welding the driver's side sliding door closed on the other SLWB Hiace here, mine just had all the latch rods removed, company policy is no driver's side sliding doors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmuz View Post
    Should actually be hours like every other piece of machinery on the planet.

    Saying 10k servicing makes sense when a city car takes 300 hours to get there but a highway car takes 100 to do the same, huh?
    All our equipment gets serviced on a strict time table, 95 days for the Hiaces, 150 for the Sprinters and forklifts. Works OK when our vans are doing only 800-1000km every 5 days, weird when the forklift managed 3 hours between services! Except 1 van has run out of brakes between services 6 times, and needs brakes every service. And by running out of brakes I mean the driver has destroyed 3 calipers by spitting pads out while driving! Dumb cunt thinks he's a fucking race driver, well he does actually race.

    Quote Originally Posted by StupidFlanders View Post
    Nope. Electric then pneumatic rattle guns. None of them own an air ratchet.
    And they haven't managed to break bolts or rip the nutserts out? Air rachet then torque wrench on bolts which will bite you on the arse if things go wrong, I've found rattle guns don't always do the bolts up to spec.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Evo 7 View Post
    I've heard of fleet companies withdrawing vehicles from leasees over the condition of them, and lack of servicing.

    Youth Off The Streets was one of them.
    Coles lost their Hinos that way, and my lease contract said that for my old Voyager.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Evo 7 View Post
    You need one of these signs:

    Doesn't work, and all you need is some do gooder union cunt to complain and you'll be forced to take them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falchoon View Post
    My ex-work had a Hyundai ix35 (SUV thing) that had never been serviced (only had about 35K km on the clock) and the transmission died and Hyundai still replaced it under warranty.
    Likely because the transmission isnt due for a service until 80k or 100k. Hard to turn down a claim on the box at that km when regular servicing wouldnt have touched it anyway.

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    My mechanic had a customer with a pug 207. Seized engine. Screaming blue murder about how unreliable french cars are.

    65,000kms without an oil change or top up is not the fault of the car was his reply. I was trying not to laugh.

    She wanted it fixed by the next day.
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    "there's been a bit of a rattle since i had the accident"

    yeah mate, that would probably be the dinner plate in your engine bay

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    bwahahahahaha

    Decent piece of china right there to not have broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by id View Post
    My mechanic had a customer with a pug 207. Seized engine. Screaming blue murder about how unreliable french cars are.

    65,000kms without an oil change or top up is not the fault of the car was his reply. I was trying not to laugh.

    She wanted it fixed by the next day.
    I wonder if it was the same lady who wanted her brake fluid replaced under warranty.

    "Surely it should last longer than 2 years!", she shouted.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Evo 7 View Post
    You need one of these signs:

    They don't work. I laughed so hard I nearly collapsed the day I heard a student fall into the dunny while I was at the urinal. Piss and Dunny Water. Everywhere. Stupid cunt.


    I'm rarely surprised by people not servicing cars anymore. Old man barely ever got his NM pajero serviced. He picked it up from the dealer new, drove it around for a week, then drove from Melb to the gulf of carpentaria and back, then around for a few months before its first service. No mechanical sympathy whatsoever. He just kills cars then trades them in.

    A woman at the Salvos never took her lease BA falcon in for a service. Ever. 35,000 kays from the day she picked it up and she was being all clever in the staff room until I asked her how often she got her personal BMW serviced. She said she never serviced that either, it didn't need it. Car killers.... they'll never learn.
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    Perversely there's some twisted financial logic in just flogging a car to near death and trading it.Everytime ive traded or sold a car the fact it was very well maintained was pretty much irrelevant to its value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    Perversely there's some twisted financial logic in just flogging a car to near death and trading it.Everytime ive traded or sold a car the fact it was very well maintained was pretty much irrelevant to its value.

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    BoganDave trades his cars in. Proof of concept.

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    We opened the bonnet on colleagues work Hilux to find a funnel jammed into oil filler and oil cap neatly resting next to battery about a week after a service.

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    Mate had a Commodore ute, about a VS (or whatever the ute version is), stock V6 Ecotec. He bought it secondhand with about 30,000km on the clock and he just drove it like a granny and had it serviced regularly at the local Holden dealer until it clocked over about 100,000km and the motor shit itself. Can't recall now if it seized or threw a leg out of bed but in any case it was terminal damage. The oil was all sludgy and gummy and looked like it had never been changed. Holden dealer just shrugged their shoulders and refused to warranty it.

    He swore after that he would never buy another Holden. He bought a Prado instead, petrol 6 cyl. Still going strong now with over 200,000km on the clock. Drives like new.

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    Hahaha that's awesome!
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    I love reading this thread.

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    I was a marine mechanic in a past life, specialised in high speed diesel in pleasure boats.
    One job I was involved in, a large, around 110ft, aluminium hulled white boat (uber luxury tri-level luxury rich mans toy worth several Million) had had a recent cosmetic makeover at an interstate boat yard, including a repaint and spruce up of the engine room that housed both it's twin V16 MTU main engines along with the pair of 6BT Cummins gensets.

    While it would have been nice to have pulled the engines during the refit, the reality is that there's three decks above them so they seldom come out that way, so big cuts need to be done through the side of the hull to get a crane in from each side to get them out. Engines are big and long, and damned heavy. Apparently the budget didn't stretch to that (typical story, minimal money spent on things unseen) so the decision was made to instead thoroughly cover the machinery up and media blast the engine room interior, prep, then repaint.
    The job came up a treat, beautiful glossy lustre that most show cars would be proud of.
    Unfortunately however, the media used was very fine, and the shit gets everywhere, into every nook and cranny.

    Anyway, long story short, over a fairly short period of time all four engines started grinding themselves to pieces and blowing gobs of smoke thanks to a diet of air mixed with the very fine left over media blasting particles. Marine engines don't normally need a lot of filtering as they don't operate in dusty conditions, so the dust really took a toll. It was probably shaking out of places unseen every time the boat flexed in a seaway.
    Cue months of work, re-doing much of the cosmetic refit internally, all to get all the engines out to access and rebuild, clean the spaces thoroughly, and refit. Soaked up many hundreds of thousands of dollars, all thanks to dust. Of course, would have been avoided if the job was completely "properly" first time around.

    Boats. Never a dull moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    Doesn't work, and all you need is some do gooder union cunt to complain and you'll be forced to take them down.
    Cool story bro. But that's bullshit.

    It's considered an educational poster - and heaps of GovCo departments use them in bathrooms without issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy View Post
    Cool story bro. But that's bullshit.

    It's considered an educational poster - and heaps of GovCo departments use them in bathrooms without issue.
    Plus OH&S considerations, can fuck you up pretty bad if ur on it and it snaps in half under you ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post

    Boats. Never a cheap moment.
    Fixed that for ya. Lived on a boat for a bit over 2 years. Great, but sends you broke faster than pretty much anything... OK, maybe a helicopter would be more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leothedrummer View Post
    I was moving into an old housemates place one Sunday when he showed up with a 5L bottle of oil among his regular shopping. Asked wtf he was doing with that, he replied that the oil light had come on, so he would top up the oil. Nope....let's go take a look.

    Dipstick is dry and the underside of the filler cap is caked in sludge. Turns out it's been roughly 3 years and 40,000k's (aka, the entire time he's owned the car) since a service. I tell him that I'm going to go pick up my tools and that we'll get stuck into it and see what we can do, old mate says it's too much trouble, he'll get it serviced through the week. Tuesday night I get a call, the engine has seized on the inner city bypass....

    He ended up paying the dollars to get a reco motor installed, but then went overseas and let the rego lapse, then it stayed in the front yard for another 18 months before he moved out. He got it towed but fuck knows if he ever did anything with it. Some people just don't grasp the concept of "how to car".
    First sign it's not a good idea using engine flush (an upsell on everything usually).



    Once had a V6 ecotec at tafe when doing my apprenticeship that was driven until the engine seized. The oil turned to big cakes or dirt and carbon and nothing was going anywhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post

    when i worked in a workshop we had a Seat Toledo that no one could work out why the exhaust was making a weird rubbing noise and all the donuts were in place and in good nick - got it on the hoist and the whole car had a bend in the middle...
    Worked for ford for awhile. Had a guy drop off an XF ute. Lifted it up on the hoist, lots of creaking, strange noises. Dropped it back down for a WTF?! couldn't open the doors. Had a crack through the floor pan big enough to put your hand in.

    One of the last jobs I had before getting out of the auto industry was a guy with a new hilux that did hydraulic repairs. Kept coming back complaining it drives weird, really touchy in the steering. It was just by chance one day he came in on the way home from work so it was loaded up with everything he normally has on it. I finally saw what the problem was when I put it on the aligner and everything was out, but it was out pretty even. Walking to the back looking under the ute when I saw the problem. He had heavier springs and airbags fitted to it to help with the weight. Problem was even with 70psi! in the air bags, they were still compressed to about 2 inches thick. Front end was so far in the air with everything on the back it was driving like a shopping trolley. I'll dig up pics off my phone, guy was positive he only had close to 1T on the back. Trouble is he had an extended steel tray (not an alloy one), steel lock boxes for all his tools, a rack, parts and consumables, gas bottles.
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