Just wondering what your worst mechanic stories are (except you dr.j
The one time I took a car to a mechanic (I hated doing it, but didn't have the time/space to check it all out myself), I asked them to check out a gas leak the car had developed that morning (i figured it was prolly just the fuel filter - it was my wife'* car shortly after we were married, and it had the original filter at 106k).
after 'checking' for the fuel leak twice, the mechanic concluded that the gas puddle forming on the ground must have been because the engine was flooding when i tried to start it.
when he told me that on the phone, i stood silent for a minute, not believing that a 'certified' mechanic would tell me that. i mean really?! so I asked him how the gas got from the cylinders to the ground back underneat the passenger seat... and he just went silent and said that he had some work he had to get to...
on the other hand, i've worked in a shop with some mechanics for a while, and those guys (at a gm dealership) knew their crap and went out of their way to make sure people knew they weren't getting screwed.
but yeah, just wondering what your 'worst mechanic' stories are.