Monday, September 22, 2008

Mazdas Suck and I'm Back!

I just started a new job today in an auto shop that specializes in Japanese auto repair and boy did they throw me to the Wolves. I had the bad luck to get stuck with a Mazda V-6 engine equipped with a supercharger. The firewall bank has water in the number 1 cylinder indicating a blown head gasket or a cracked head.

The Snap-On All-Data labor guide gives twenty-two hours labor to pull both heads. I am pulling the one with water in the cylinder in an automotive version of exploratory surgery. It figures I'd get the shitty bank (firewall side) to yank. Oh well. Welcome back to the wonderful world of Car Wars greasywrench.

I enjoy working on Japanese cars but this thing is not what I expected when I got back into auto repair. I was all set to dazzle my new boss with my speed and knowledge and this thing comes along. Why didn't I apply for Welfare? Oh Lord!

Friday, September 12, 2008

I'll Be Back! (Think Ahhhnold)

To the few people who read my blog I won't have much time for a while to post. I am going through some personal changes in my life and that will take priority for now. All I can say is vote McCain / Palin in November. Until then I'll have to get my personal situation squared away.