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Pay peanuts, get monkeys...................

Spent the last hour or so changing the upper suspension mount in Jo's car..................I tried over the weekend, but the nut-fiddler that recently fitted a replacement coil spring decided that 'torqueing' the mounting nut correctly was an over-rated & unnecesary inconvenience & instead decided to give it the beans (and then some more beans just to make sure) with the airgun

As a result there was no way the nut was coming off with a hand tool, & I ran the risk of shearing the 6mm hex in the strut if I horsed it. I've already got a bruise the size of an apple on my wrist where the spanner slipped yesterday, & my throat's hoarse with the frankly inspired insults I wasted on thin air

Anyhoo! Finally got the strut apart (got a 'proper' mechanic to loosen it with the gun) & found that the reason for the horrendous grinding noise was in fact due to the fact that the monkey had reassembled the strut arse-about-face.

As a result, I'm down twenty quid for a part I didn't need, another twenty for a set of offset ring spanners (just to get the 19mm that I needed), I've wasted about 3 hours for what should've been a 20-minute job, shredded my hands (not to mention the aforementioned bruise) and am still digging particles of rust out of my ears, nose, eyes & baccy tin........................

If I get the slightest opportunity, the airgun-happy spanner-forsaking grunt-monkey will be getting an 'offset ring' of his very own!

you not got any oxy? could of heated nut to ease it off

I know how you feel woodsmoke, My Hyundai was sold to me with 'new discs and pads fitted  recently'.  Yea, with a BDOOLY lump hammer.  The discs were warped in no time. New discs and pads and a good 150 later, the brakes were back to normal.  Grumpy doesn't cover it.

Infuriating, isn't it? The dribbling knuckle-dragging imbecile was probably holding the trigger down with one hand, & lighting a spliff with the other

I was spitting blood at the I'm just dabbing it off.

What the hell happened to taking pride in a job done right?  

Woodsmoke wrote:
What the hell happened to taking pride in a job done right?

Very rarely exists now Stu  

Seems like it, Trace!

The thing that really galls me is that the fool that did the job in the first place was 'oh, so keen' to impress Jo. He ended up making a complete arse of the job despite being a 'trained mechanic', but instead of putting himself out to do the job right he just walked away from it after sending it tits-up. I'd far rather he'd just left it the hell alone in the first place. It'd have been easier, cheaper, less painful & less hassle in the long term if I'd driven to Perth myself & done the work myself in the damn car park!

The right tool in the wrong hands is nowt more than a liability...................

Heh, had a few of those when I bought a Landy off Ebay - best one was one of the front hubs, it must have been apart for a cv joint or something, they'd either sheared off the bolts when they were undoing it, or the rock ape winding them back in again carried on swinging on them until they broke!

So they welded the cap back on  

Seems there brain dead nut fitters all over the world   found results of more than a few here too and some have past their trade exams too

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