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notjoe
05-05-2005, 09:13 AM
As you all know I was looking for someone to change my starter when RevShot messaged me and said he could do it.

I drive out to Niagara Falls (from Toronto) as that's where he lives in the middle of rush hour and end up getting there about an hour late. He starts working on the car and off come the fuel rails, manifold, and everything else around that general area.

So he's working on the car for hours and hours and can't seem to get one of the bolts for the starter out. We decide to cut the losses as he needs to get to work and its probably about 9-10pm now and he starts to put everything back together but its quite obvious has in a rush now as its almost time for him to go to work and chances are has going to be late.

So we get everything back together and fuel starts to spray out of the injectors all over the engine. Turns out he didn't put them in enough and didn't clip them to the right groove on the injectors. Some of the plastic injector clips near the nozzle were also broken on a couple of the injectors. He manages to get the injectors on once I inform him they're not properly clipped (after I spent time looking at his car).

This whole time Jay's dad is coming out and insinuating/pressuring jay to basically leave me high and dry to figure out the problems with my car which his son caused so his son could go to work and get there on time.

So we fire the car up and it isn't spraying fuel like some 2bit whore who just douched BUT the car idles extremely rough and stalls. He looks at me with the look on his face like "There isn't much I can do" so now i'm trying to figure out what the **** he did to my car. I figure out that he has left vacuum hoses off the intake manifold...And you know what he told me? "That's ok just keep the car above 2k RPM".... WTF? I bring my car to you with a starter problem now I got to worry about vacuum hoses and trying to keep my car running? AND you want me to drive on the highway for an hour+ like this?!

So he grabs some electrical tape and puts it over the area the vacuum lines were supposed to go into, fixed!

I take my car to Charlie (who I should have went to in the first place) and it took Charlie about 1.5 hours to replace my starter instead of 6+ hours and still not having my starter changed. Charlie pulled the tape RevShot put (which almost got sucked into my intake manifold) out and put the hoses back on right so my car ran the way it did before revshot touched it. Charlie also touched only a fraction of the engine parts that revshot did.


My Advice, take your car to Charlie or someone just as good as him who actually knows what they're doing. You'll get your car back in the same shape you gave it to them minus the problem you brought it to them for.

BMW BMXer
05-05-2005, 10:52 AM
Did you pay?

notjoe
05-05-2005, 11:16 AM
Did you pay?

Absolutely not.

But i did throw him a spliff of some good shit since he did put in an effort ;)

RevShoT
05-05-2005, 02:36 PM
only thing that stopped me from getting this job done was time and a single starter bolt that was too tight on the firewall for me to get at, and it would have required me to let the tranny drop down and get in that way, which i didnt not have time for.

BMW_7
05-05-2005, 03:27 PM
Hmm, well Revshot, I got one thing to say to you. If you do not know how to do something don't do it. I think it's largely notjoe's fault for coming up to you in the first place. but don't touch other people's cars if you don't know how to do it otherwise you'd get in some big shit, and lawsuits,

I don't even want to know why you're putting your ass on the line for this, "Help out a max member....right. If you can do something on your car doesn't make your the master mechanic of all E36, I think you should leave these things to the pros.

BTW. thumbs up for Charlie, great guy.. I'll come back to him anytime

greekthang
05-05-2005, 03:53 PM
2 thumbs way up for Charlie. That man is incredible when it comes to repairs and super fair with price. Thats why I drive from Scarborough to Sauga to see him and completely trust him with my beast. I rarely trust mechanics and watch them like hawks. Charlie I can completely trust with my ride. Keep it up Charlie you will always have my busniess.

E36er
05-05-2005, 04:06 PM
hey hey

i said NO dis-respect so oviously i dont want to call you an Asshole..sorry for the previous post...still was waking up..


PS im guessing your a big guy eh!?

greekthang
05-05-2005, 04:13 PM
hey hey

i said NO dis-respect so oviously i dont want to call you an Asshole..sorry for the previous post...still was waking up..


PS im guessing your a big guy eh!?

Apology accepted E36er no worries. I dont and never will brag about my size. Let the other members explain me to you. Well the ones that have seen me *wave*

vertakul
05-05-2005, 07:16 PM
Revshot i've read good feedback about you in a ton of threads.. can't make everyone happy... that's business.

RevShoT
05-05-2005, 07:17 PM
Revshot i've read good feedback about you in a ton of threads.. can't make everyone happy... that's business.

thanx man appreciate it a lot!

soo dumb this is all over a vaccume leak that dosent even do anything but make a car chug a little

T.Dot_E30
05-05-2005, 08:47 PM
soo dumb this is all over a vaccume leak that dosent even do anything but make a car chug a little

not really i think its more due to the fact that u didn't know how to get his starter out.
there is no way you need to take the intake manifold or exhaust manifold either one (first post didn't specify). Fuel rail? Injectors? damn.

Quack
05-05-2005, 08:49 PM
because he already had a LSD diff and i had an open diff he could have taken the LSD from his diff and put it in the 3:91 and BAM! for 100 bucks hes got a 3:91 LSD

thats the cheap solution i was offering


that makes sense, you should have explained it more clearly for him

RevShoT
05-05-2005, 09:04 PM
not really i think its more due to the fact that u didn't know how to get his starter out.
there is no way you need to take the intake manifold or exhaust manifold either one (first post didn't specify). Fuel rail? Injectors? damn.

no it wasnt nessicary to completly remove the fuel rail, the intake was needed cause i wasnt about to snake my hands under their to remove it, i moved the fuel rail because it makes it easier to have less things in the way to work on something like the starter, have u seen the location of an e36 starter? its a real nasty spot located directly underneath the intake and unless u got stick arms which i dont then there was no way i was snaking my arms in there to change the starter

bimmer318ti
05-06-2005, 12:10 AM
Like i said in the past - Revshot did some great service for me in the past (Installed Subframe, lowering springs all around, complete sounds system instal.. just to mention a few) He did it for a fraction of the price most places charge.

Before I went to RevShot (Jay).. I tried a number of times to get a reach of charlie AKA BimmerSport Via Pm and telephone, but I never got a reply. I know that he is a very busy person, but I wanted to work done to my car ASAP for a good price - and RevShot was the only one willing to help me out. I never looked back since. (Only draw back is.. that he lives kidda far from me :P)


A++ For RevShot *th-up*

WhadUpp
05-06-2005, 12:21 AM
Rev, Im sure youre capable of doing good work but dont you think it would be more appropriate to schedule work on a day when you're off work so you have the time to complete the job. Leaving someone there because you have to go elsewhere like your other job isnt much consolation for the person youre doing the work for.

Since you were committed to doing the work for someone that drove that far away, the appropriate thing in my opinion and this is what I would of done is to call in to work telling them you can't make it.

You really have to make a choice, its either you stick to your full-time job or you go into business fulltime fixing cars. You must allot the time for finishing the job, especially a customer that travelled a great distance to give you their business.

I don't think youre a bad guy but some planning is needed when you take on these projects.

notjoe
05-06-2005, 12:36 AM
No, no you didnt take any money. Do you feel i should have paid you something? Do you normally pay someone who is supposed to fix something and doesnt?

As for the "parts" thing, I do believe it was you who lost the O-Rings since they werent properly taken off and stored when the rail was removed. As for the metal clips to hold the fuel rail down,well, yes i did lose them trying to undo what you did, when you seemed to have more or less given up.

As for you working late, quite honestly it isnt any of my concern. You're the one who decided to start pulling parts off the car which didnt need to come off for you to replace the starter. Had you known what to do, the job probably wouldnt have taken you more than 2 hours


i missed the install of 1 single vaccum line which will cause the engine to chug putting tape on this was a temporary fix i told you this, having the tape sucked in? com on buddy the vaccume hole was smaller then a pencil!


The hole is bigger and the tape was sucked in but in such a way that a peice was still folded up and kept the strip from being completely sucked in. There was two disconnected vaccume hoses Plus there was a couple of brackets which were left over and the rubber flap for the heater/cabin part.

A "FREE JOB"?! What free job did you do? I didnt ask for you to remove parts and put them back i asked for the starter to be changed which it never was. You did absolutely nothing but waste mine and your time.


only thing that stopped me from getting this job done was time and a single starter bolt that was too tight on the firewall for me to get at, and it would have required me to let the tranny drop down and get in that way, which i didnt not have time for.


It's amazing that Charlie didnt need to drop the tranny, he didnt need to remove the manifold, injectors, fuel rail, and everything else which you did. It's also truly amazing that it only took him like 1.5 hours and not 6+, start to finish.

There is no point doing anything if you're not going to do it right...and if you cant do it atleast put everything back together like the way you found it.

You sit there and go "Poor me, they're dissing me"...put yourself in my shoes... i waste 8 hours of my time to get my starter done which never gets done and i get my car back and its barely running and i get some extra parts to boot...nice!

notjoe
05-06-2005, 12:52 AM
Rev, Im sure youre capable of doing good work but dont you think it would be more appropriate to schedule work on a day when you're off work so you have the time to complete the job. Leaving someone there because you have to go elsewhere like your other job isnt much consolation for the person youre doing the work for.

Since you were committed to doing the work for someone that drove that far away, the appropriate thing in my opinion and this is what I would of done is to call in to work telling them you can't make it.

You really have to make a choice, its either you stick to your full-time job or you go into business fulltime fixing cars. You must allot the time for finishing the job, especially a customer that travelled a great distance to give you their business.

I don't think youre a bad guy but some planning is needed when you take on these projects.

He isnt a bad guy and it isnt like i had to camp out in his driveway until his shift was over. i just didnt like the fact that things werent put back together and the solution to the car not running was putting tape to cover the hole up and the huge waste of time. While the tape was my idea it was better than his suggestion of trying to keep the car at 2k RPM so it wouldnt stall...sure its a peice of cake if you never have to stop your car.

RevShoT
05-07-2005, 03:36 AM
im so glad u never called back when my buddy wanted to buy ur car thats all i can say cause he has cash in hand, i thought u were a good guy guess i was wrong

koncise
05-07-2005, 06:31 PM
i thought u were a good guy guess i was wrong

Kev is as good as good guys come ;) ... ok, that sounds gay, but he knows what I mean.... which still sounds gay..... haha.. but whatever

Understated
05-07-2005, 06:38 PM
KONCISE LIKES BOYS :D .............j/p

Furious
05-08-2005, 09:12 PM
i love you all, come here so i can give you all a big hug :D

T.Dot_E30
05-09-2005, 11:27 AM
All I gotta say is that Revshot thinks 5x120s fits most GMs! lol


5 lugs with 120MM bolt pattern, that fit an E36 e39 and most GM cars too

WhadUpp
05-09-2005, 11:31 AM
This kind of thing shouldnt escalate to meets. That's not what Maxbimmer is about.

RevShoT
05-09-2005, 12:21 PM
All I gotta say is that Revshot thinks 5x120s fits most GMs! lol

ummmm i hope your kidding because they DO fit

s-10's camaro. firebirds all share the same 5x 120 bolt patten

RevShoT
05-09-2005, 12:25 PM
i dont goto the meets there boring and im not going to drive an hour and change to see cars i see every day

T.Dot_E30
05-09-2005, 01:30 PM
ummmm i hope your kidding because they DO fit

s-10's camaro. firebirds all share the same 5x 120 bolt patten

lol...all i gotta say.

82-03 S-10 / S-15 PICKUP 2WD 5on4.75 12X1.50 5475-1 GOR91933
BLAZER / JIMMY 2WD
82-03 S-10 / S-15 PICKUP 4WD 5on4.75 12X1.50 5475-1 GOR91933
BLAZER / JIMMY 4WD
02-04 ENVOY / TRAILBLAZER 2/4WD 6on"5" 12X1.50 65-1 GOR91934
65-87 C-10 PICKUP 2WD 5on5 1/2 50-3 GOR91983
88-98 C-1500 PICKUP 2WD 5on5 14X1.50 50-1 GOR91943
99-04 C-1500 PICKUP 2WD 6on5.5 14X1.50 655-7 GOR91944
92-99 SUBURBAN / TAHOE 2WD 5on5 14X1.50 50-1 GOR91943
YUKON / DENALI 2WD
BLAZER / ESCALADE 2WD
00-04 SUBURBAN / AVALANCHE 2WD 6on5.5 14X1.50 655-7 GOR91944


I worked for a Wheel company.
lol GMs

4.75 inches = 120.65 millimeters
any means making them fit is GETTO

RevShoT
05-09-2005, 01:36 PM
what does all these rims say?

CAMARO RIMS 5x 4.75
http://www.lakeshorewheelandtire.com/specials/camaro.shtml

CORVETTE RIMS 5x 4.75
http://www.lakeshorewheelandtire.com/specials/corvette.shtml

FIREBIRD RIMS 5x4.75

http://www.lakeshorewheelandtire.com/specials/firebird.shtml


i could go on and on but i think you get the point its 5x120 for GM bolt patten i know they fit cause i put my LTW's on my friends 86 blazer for fun and they bolted right up


its a good thing u WORKED for a wheel company cause you oviously dont know shit

T.Dot_E30
05-09-2005, 01:40 PM
where does it say those wheels fit a BMW also on that site? IT says they fit camero's thats nice, where dose it say its the same as BMW.

5x4.75 is NOT the same as 5x120mm.

Holy shit i did the conversion for u.


EDIT: Plus Camaros and s-10s are not most GMs, they're are far more 5x100 and 5x114.3 (sunfires, cavs, grand ams, malibus....etc)

vertakul
05-09-2005, 02:20 PM
Rev.. stick around.. i find a lot of your posts hilarious.. I don't like 90% of this board and I have hardly met anybody yet. Who cares what they think!

RevShoT
05-09-2005, 02:21 PM
Rev.. stick around.. i find a lot of your posts hilarious.. I don't like 90% of this board and I have hardly met anybody yet. Who cares what they think!

thanx man rep point for you!

RevShoT
05-09-2005, 03:14 PM
ill get a fresh pot of coffee goin

Soldo
05-09-2005, 03:26 PM
ill get a fresh pot of coffee goin
:rolleyes:
Real mature, you think we can meet up? You just seem like such a cool guy!
There was also a bad feedback cause of a steering wheel!

And it seems that theres a lot more people that don't like you then those that do!

BMW_7
05-09-2005, 03:39 PM
Lol this is such a joke, people crying over internet comments

greekthang
05-09-2005, 03:39 PM
oh no im crying cause people dont like me on the internet! my life is over!!!


Now you have the right idea. Oh and keep that coffee warm.

bimmermafia
05-09-2005, 05:40 PM
ella re calm down bro all us greek guys dont like to be called names but who cares re dont waste your gas

ps your car looks mint


BIlly

vertakul
05-09-2005, 05:41 PM
you have friends in UFC? Name 1, or even 2. I'm into MMA. (watching not participating)..

greekthang
05-09-2005, 05:47 PM
you have friends in UFC? Name 1, or even 2. I'm into MMA. (watching not participating)..

David Abbott (a.k.a tank)

Hes very close friends with a HA (Hells Angels group I personally know)

vertakul
05-09-2005, 09:28 PM
tank abott is old as ****

greekthang
05-09-2005, 09:36 PM
tank abott is old as ****

and your point is ?? He is still a tough ****er. I have seen alot man and he is a tough person. He can take and deliver .

Soldo
05-10-2005, 01:59 AM
tank abott is old as ****

:confused:
You asked for a name, he gave you a name!
He never specified if they were young or old friends in UFC!
*wave*

WhadUpp
05-10-2005, 11:15 AM
Looks like High Noon at the OK Corral :D Anyone got that tune from Fistfull of Dollars? You guys remember the scene when Clint reaches that badass town to meet the badguys and he calls the local town undertaker to build him 4 caskets. After he blows away 5 guys he goes back to the undertaker and tells him "My mistake make it 5" *uzi* :D J/K


Hopefully things mellow out, Revshot just apologize for the name calling and it will be the end of it.