While hanging around at the repair shop.

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While hanging around at the repair shop.

Post by Ivanerrol » Fri 17 Nov, 2017 7:45 pm

I was at a workshop today getting some gas installed in the AC system

While waiting a customer came in with his daughter.
He had bought his daughter a Jeep Cherokee and it was having some issues.
The Jeep was in the driveway.

AC not working
Heater not working
indicators not working properly
Doesn't run right.
Booked it in for a service next week.

Customer asked the mechanic to look at the headlights before they go. Haven't been working for a while he said. Daughter couldn't see properly at night and had run into a speed hump - couldn't see it.
Mechanic checked the lights - they were like glow worms - car has many electrical issues he said - can't fix it today - told the man to leave the car.
Daughter needs car to get to work.

They drove off.
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Re: While hanging around at the repair shop.

Post by John Green » Sat 18 Nov, 2017 6:23 pm

Yep, seen it all before... Some days I wish we had the power to impound unroadworthy cars.... Overall our customers are fine, this week had two cars with tyres way past being "just roadworthy" both just said yes when I said "new tyres or we don't do a test drive", but its not always that easy.
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Re: While hanging around at the repair shop.

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 20 Nov, 2017 5:53 pm

Consider yourself lucky you have a yearly inspection all over the east coast.

Here in WA most cars never see the pits at all for an inspection....


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Re: While hanging around at the repair shop.

Post by Ivanerrol » Mon 20 Nov, 2017 6:44 pm

Bartman4800 wrote:
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 5:53 pm
Consider yourself lucky you have a yearly inspection all over the east coast.
Bart
Actually only NSW has those compulsory yearly inspections.
That very subject was bought up with the mechanic when discussing the Jeep in the O.P.

What's extra sad. The father bought that car for his daughter. What real father would let his loved child get around in an unroadworthy car like that. Some Father :bs:

Next ....... they don't realise the consequences.
If daughter not having enough illumination on her car runs over a small child because it couldn't be seen in the dark. The authorities do a comprehensive investigation into serious injuries or death. That car is not roadworthy, therefore not registered, therefore no insurance. A Manslaughter charge is in consideration.

Further to observations.
I was back there again today re the AC Gas.
While I was there for 45 minutes, four drivers came in to have their interlocks read. Another came in to have one fitted.

The workshop has a license from the courts and Vic Roads to fit and monitor interlocks.
Fit the interlock : $2,500.00. The interlock is rented. You need to insure it. If it gets damaged or the mouthpiece or components are lost then you are up for the cost of the device. Part of the cost is a 4 hour instruction course. The Mechanic's wife is qualified to do it.
Once a month the interlock must be downloaded. Cost $210.00 - If you are on a 15 month interlock control that's 15 x $210.00
Then there's another cost to remove the interlock.
That mechanic can live solely on installing and monitoring interlocks.

Another corollary

My niece got caught Drink driving. A very high range - she was 24 years old. B.I.L. hired a silk for the court. She was studying law. If convicted wouldn't have been able to be called to the Bar.
She had to have the interlock fitted for 25months. When it came to court time to get her license back, the magistrate refused to give it back - the interlock records weren't that good. She went overseas for 2 years instead. When she was back she applied to the courts to get her license back. Another 12 months of interlock. Lucky daddy paid.
Buggered her career. She's now a qualified lawyer but not working as one - just in a related field.
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Re: While hanging around at the repair shop.

Post by DBW124 » Sat 25 Nov, 2017 4:36 pm

Ivanerrol wrote:
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 6:44 pm

......Another corollary

My niece got caught Drink driving. A very high range - she was 24 years old. B.I.L. hired a silk for the court. She was studying law. If convicted wouldn't have been able to be called to the Bar.
She had to have the interlock fitted for 25months. When it came to court time to get her license back, the magistrate refused to give it back - the interlock records weren't that good. She went overseas for 2 years instead. When she was back she applied to the courts to get her license back. Another 12 months of interlock. Lucky daddy paid.
Buggered her career. She's now a qualified lawyer but not working as one - just in a related field.
4 "questions".

She's studying law and (still) thinks it's OK to drive after having a few drinks? Or did she decide to drive after having a few because she is studying law? Overseas trip paid by a 3rd party (just guessing) to try and avoid the consequences? Is she planning to go into politics?
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Re: While hanging around at the repair shop.

Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 25 Nov, 2017 5:02 pm

DBW124 wrote:
Sat 25 Nov, 2017 4:36 pm
Ivanerrol wrote:
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 6:44 pm

......Another corollary

My niece got caught Drink driving. A very high range - she was 24 years old. B.I.L. hired a silk for the court. She was studying law. If convicted wouldn't have been able to be called to the Bar.
She had to have the interlock fitted for 25months. When it came to court time to get her license back, the magistrate refused to give it back - the interlock records weren't that good. She went overseas for 2 years instead. When she was back she applied to the courts to get her license back. Another 12 months of interlock. Lucky daddy paid.
Buggered her career. She's now a qualified lawyer but not working as one - just in a related field.
4 "questions".

She's studying law and (still) thinks it's OK to drive after having a few drinks? Or did she decide to drive after having a few because she is studying law? Overseas trip paid by a 3rd party (just guessing) to try and avoid the consequences? Is she planning to go into politics?

Answering first three questions:
Irresponsible spoilt millennial with too much money - her own and parents money.
Daddy sent her to Oxford on paid 6 months law course so she could add “Oxon” on her resume.
She has a drinking problem (probably in her genes)

4th question : politics ? Out of the question.
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W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
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W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240, E240
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Re: While hanging around at the repair shop.

Post by DBW124 » Sat 25 Nov, 2017 5:38 pm

Ivanerrol wrote:
Sat 25 Nov, 2017 5:02 pm
DBW124 wrote:
Sat 25 Nov, 2017 4:36 pm
Ivanerrol wrote:
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 6:44 pm

......Another corollary

My niece got caught Drink driving. A very high range - she was 24 years old. B.I.L. hired a silk for the court. She was studying law. If convicted wouldn't have been able to be called to the Bar.
She had to have the interlock fitted for 25months. When it came to court time to get her license back, the magistrate refused to give it back - the interlock records weren't that good. She went overseas for 2 years instead. When she was back she applied to the courts to get her license back. Another 12 months of interlock. Lucky daddy paid.
Buggered her career. She's now a qualified lawyer but not working as one - just in a related field.
4 "questions".

She's studying law and (still) thinks it's OK to drive after having a few drinks? Or did she decide to drive after having a few because she is studying law? Overseas trip paid by a 3rd party (just guessing) to try and avoid the consequences? Is she planning to go into politics?

Answering first three questions:
Irresponsible spoilt millennial with too much money - her own and parents money.
Daddy sent her to Oxford on paid 6 months law course so she could add “Oxon” on her resume.
She has a drinking problem (probably in her genes)

4th question : politics ? Out of the question.
And a drinking problem? Politics sounds perfect.
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