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they're trying to tell me i need ALL NEW exhaust and shit just because one stupid clamp fell off. i'm not stupid. i know exactly what happened. and i know that system isn't more than three years old, so they can just get fucked.

unfortunately, not only did i need new break pads, but also one rotor and the other one had to be ground down. and, as expensive as that is going to be, it's not even half of what they were going to charge me for the exhaust.

lesson learned: don't put the next brake inspection off for three years after i notice a problem.

i think i may have gotten a little carbon monoxide poisoning again last night when i was driving home. i couldn't have been tired enough to be hallucinating again. but i sure do see some funny stuff when i drive at night.

i can't wait to get a new car.


Apr. 18th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)
wow... Honestly, I mean I know it sucks, but if all you needed was 1 new rotor and 1 turned, after 3 years of neglect you either dont drive much, or are VERY lucky ;) Needing rotors turned or new ones is pretty common even if you go in when your supposed to!

the exhaust thing though... eh... they might be trying to stiff you. Its possible you could have something going on, but the exhaust system is pretty simple and basic, and if nothing more then a clamp rusted off, go get one at the hardware store and put it on yourself ;) a flat screwdriver, and maybe some pliers is all you need! you'll feel good after its done too.
Apr. 18th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
well i think whatever the clamp was holding also fell off. i clamped it all back together with a soup can, but that was hardly a good fix. still, it seems like i need a lot less than all new exhaust.

anyway, thanks.
Apr. 18th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
You might want to check out Bell's Auto Exhaust down here... I got my whole system replaced for pretty cheap... my uncle knows the people who run it and they're actually honest auto mechanics *gasp*!

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