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Old 07-31-2008, 02:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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2k2Prot5 - '02 Mazda Protege5
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I HATE handing my keys to a mechanic. It has only ever happened once for a timing belt change. Now my car ticks and the valve cover is missing a screw.... wait, i just put 2 and 2 together... i hope there isn't a screw in my valvetrain...

A friend of mine is a mechanic. Her brother was changing his brake pads in the driveway and asked "what do I have to torque my tires to?" she said "Just put them all to 115" and looked me and said "he is so dumb when it comes to cars". I said "115 seems a little high, mine are only 85 spec"... "yeah, we just put them all to 115 at the shop."

Never trust mechanics because they are certified. Trust them when you know they do a good job. She'll never be putting my tires on my car.
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