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oh what a sad sad XT6 story
Posted 09 April 2004 - 08:26 PM
so off our hero goes to a mechanic that is brought to his attention thru his girlfriends mom,(she trades the hunting rights to the farms in return for mechanical labor to the farm equipment) he figures 'this guy at least won't try to rip me off since he knows i'm part of the extended family'...WRONG....it started with a simple beating...hit me to the tune of $225 for the clutch kit (i think should be no more than 160) but i think whatever if it gives me this car back i'll be stoked....than i go out to his yard a few 5 days later and there's my car sitting out in the field w/the window down and it's been raining for 2 straight days! The battery was dead(hmmm)so i jumped it and rolled up the window, brought that to his attention and then paid 100 of the bill...come back next week to pay another 100 to find the tire flat. I leave it. Come back 2 weeks later to pay off the remaining 300 to find that the passenger side quarter panel has been hit(hard and deep) the muffler is detached from the cat, converter and it turns out that a freakin ½ inch bolt was the cause of the flat tire! So he welds the pipes together and off i go. After driving the car for about 10 maybe 15 miles i notice smoke comin' from the hood...so i pull over and glance at my gauges...water temp is pegged...didn't even know the needle went that far up off the mark! I instantly saw the problem, one of the hose clamps was tightened so hard that it sliced thru and drained all the antifreeze. Blown engine. Head gaskets at least as well as i'm freakin sure warped head. Then i notice that he filled the crank case to the bloody top w/ tranny fluid...only about 800% past the FULL mark...honest mistake huh?
He should thank his god that i do not hold a NRA card cuz if this were a decade ago...one less mechanic on the planet.
In 26 yrs of drivin, this has been, buy far, the best car i've ever owned and i've had 50+ at this point. for overall comfort,speed,weather conditions,and all important 'cool factor' nothing beats the xt6 4x4's.
I hate to let this go but i think this may be an omen.
i'm open to any and all suggestions
Posted 09 April 2004 - 08:43 PM
Posted 09 April 2004 - 09:54 PM
Posted 09 April 2004 - 10:16 PM
If its a real shop, file a complaint with the BBB..
If hes some backwoods no teeth havin redneck wrenchtuner, you ar SOL. Exact your revenge however you are able, don't get caught and get another Soob.
Posted 10 April 2004 - 02:27 AM
First of all, I would get ahold of your GF's Mom, and make sure this rump roast no longer has hunting rights on her property.
Then, if its in a small town it shouldnt be to hard to pass the word around about him (if its not already known). Then do whatever you can to make him pay for the necessary repairs.
And I hate to say it, but never take your car to a tractor mechanic.
Posted 10 April 2004 - 02:35 AM
Not sure what you could do, but i would definatly hold him 100% accountable for the damage. Is he licensed or does he run a business?
Expecially a Subaru. I have yet to meet many domestic mechanic's that know much about Subaru's.
And I hate to say it, but never take your car to a tractor mechanic
Posted 10 April 2004 - 04:27 AM
Posted 10 April 2004 - 12:42 PM
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Posted 10 April 2004 - 05:35 PM
Granted I dont have an xt, but when I had my clutch done, did both front axles at the same time too, total cost was $628, give or take a couple bucks - just over $120 for the clutch and right at $100 each for the axles, the rest was labor. Have had NO problems with them either & this was done 2 and half yrs ago by a reputable shop (and this was the first Subie thay had done too!)
You may even want to try talking to a lawyer yourself - some will take cases on contingency - they dont get paid unless you win....worth a try anyway.
either way, take this jackoff for everything you can!
Posted 10 April 2004 - 09:25 PM
Posted 10 April 2004 - 09:35 PM
I'd hate to say it... but if this is some shadetree tractor mechanic with no license and you have no reciepts then your probably screwed. Then it'd be time to take the law into your own hands.
Posted 11 April 2004 - 12:16 AM
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