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Old 02-13-2013, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, my son comes up to me the other day and says his car is making a weird noise from the belts. I checked the accessory belts and they looked good so i pulled the front timing cover and found this.




Today i started tearing into it and notice some of the bolts were missing and/or wrong. The bolts that hold the plastic pieces of the wheel well were wrong and 1 (of the 3) 17mm nuts that hold the motormount to the bracket was missing. Needless to say i figured out where it went.



The guy i bought the car from said he had the 120k done at 112k miles. I guess they figured a dropped nut wasn't such a big deal. It will be fixed tomorrow.

I'm just glad we found it before the engine got toasted. It was done at a local speed shop here in San Antonio that i wouldn't recommend to anyone.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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oh shitz dayum
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm usually the guy who fixes something like that after it gets screwed up. Some people really shouldnt have wrenches.

Your boy deserves extra credit for realizing there was a noise that wasnt right.

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you drop a nut, you have to find it. Lazy ass mechanic.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, caught that one just in time. Exactly why i work on my car too.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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oh shitz dayum
Not quite the words i used but you got the idea.

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Your boy deserves extra credit for realizing there was a noise that wasnt right.

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Yep, he has been around these cars long enough to know when something doesn't sound right you better look into it or it could lead to something much worse.

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If you drop a nut, you have to find it. Lazy ass mechanic.
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Wow, caught that one just in time. Exactly why i work on my car too.
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I bought a handy extendable magnet especially for those situations
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I am amazed it stayed right there!


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Old 02-14-2013, 09:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
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WOW!! Glad you caught it.

Can't believe that didn't back off. Very lucky.
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So the mechanic got to the very end, dropped a GIANT hex nut for the motor mount down into the belt and went, "screw it". I'm shocked that it bounced around until it ended up there... But once there, it was continuously getting sucked into the belt. Things might have gotten REALLY interesting when it wore through the belt and wedged between the crank sprocket teeth and the oil pump.

As always, nice work, Phil. Hope everything has been worked out since the little mishap at SAR.
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