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Old 07-23-2003, 11:14 AM   #1
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Are they frickin retarded or something???? I had to rescedual a damn scantool appointment just to find out wtf is wrong with my car because they don't understand what 9am is or something... I go in today and they say it won't be ready for 3 hours????? 3 HOURS??!?!! CAN I PLEASE BEAT YOU OVER THE FACE WITH A TORQUE WRENCH?!!!

I takes 10 minutes to plug the thing in and TA DA! Look you got codes! Match it up to the book--wait better yet, I got a book of codes, just tell me what the codes are and I'll figure this crap out.

This is mental! ANYONE WANNA LOAN ME A SCAN TOOL? They ONLY cost $280, sorry but I must be a cheap *** and can't afford that.

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Ya, the only problem is..it does only take 10 mins, but it take 2.5 hours to sit outside, 15 mins for the dude to roll it in, 10 mins to do the scan, 30 seconds to call you and 4 mins 30 seconds to take your money.

All part of the circle of life
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LMAO.... Good one Jim, and Mach, just tell them to give you the tool cause you can probably do it quicker, with no prior knowledge.
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They will carge me to use it. I'm gonna try to find someone with one that I know.
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yeah i am glad i can work on my car. i was in firestone dealer getting an alignment done on my truck, they were telling this woman that they found her coolant leak. the thermostat gasket was leaking. $ 15 for the gasket and $120 to put it on !! $135 to replace a thermostat gasket !!!! the bastids
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$135 for a thermo gastket in??? Holy cow it takes 5-10 min if you know what you're doing and have every tool on a bench...
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LMAO Jr, i can just imagine the scene.
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JR can you get me a scan tool for free?
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What is this charity? Those bad boys are spendy!!

How bout Ebay?
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