Hey Scotty, I have a friend who never listens to me when I tell him he car a car problem. I mean…

Trip02

Hey Scotty, I have a friend who never listens to me when I tell him he car a car problem. I mean never. Oil to low, injector leaking, clutch noises. You name it the guy just ignores it and answers I don't have the money to fix that now. He bought a Diesel Mazda 3. I told the guy take me with you to buy it, I'll plug in my scan tool, inspect the car and tell you if it's worth buying. His response. The guy I'm buying it from is a friend and a mechanic, you should know that it won't have any problems. I said OK smarty. After he bought it I told him dude there's a sensor laying on the inside of the bumper in water, it will short out, answer I couldn't be bothered with that now, I have to fetch my wife. I mean really.

Now, 2 months later, I plugged a battery load tester onto the car, the battery is bad, but it cranks and starts, charging test is bad, no data. Charging system error. Plugged in a scanner and pulled these codes.

C1994, P1632, P0335, P1609, P138B, the injector is leaking so damn bad you can hear it blowing. Black death on the way.

I don't trust this guy at all, and I have the feeling I shouldn't work on his car, because he'll blame me for some issue his negligence caused.

What do you think?

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Trip02
Trip02

I looked for what could be causing the electric short, checked grounds and sensors that tripped codes. but refused to fix anything else.

The guy has a diesel injector leaking, a battery not charging and he claims it has to be because the car starts in the cold just fine. I mean come on it's a 1.6 engine, you cranking over a 1.2 engine because 1 cylinder has no compression. Obviously it starts now, once I fix the damn injector, the compression will return and it wont crank over. He wont get it, so I stay clear.

Techsus
Techsus

@scottykilmer

Be a good sport and buy him a Scotty logo shirt for Christmas, slogan: "You Can't Fix Stupid."

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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yea, don't touch it, let fools lie where they fell

dil 89
dil 89

The guy is stubborn I wouldn't touch the damn thing if he won't listen