FAIL!

Last week, I changed the brakes on all four corners of B’s car. On the way in to work tonight, she texted me.

My wheel sounds like it’s about to fall off.

Against my counsel, she drove the rest of the way in to work. Her assessment was spot on. All the lug nuts on the driver’s front wheel had backed off a couple turns. I know they were tight when I finished the brake job. I even rechecked them after the test drive. Obviously, they weren’t tight enough. They are now. The next motherfucker to remove any of those wheels better be packing a high end impact ratchet or a three foot length of pipe to use for leverage.

It sucks when a grown man can’t even change a tire correctly.

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4 Responses to FAIL!

  1. Craig says:

    I can relate…. I’ve had so many of these “fails” lately I have several unfinished auto repair out of fear just another failure would follow. If I could afford it, I’d never tough another fucking wrench again. Let someone else have the headaches and meltdowns.

    • alaskan454 says:

      I might not have fucked it up if I’d had all my tools at the time, but the bulk of my tools, including my torque wrench (yes, I really do torque lug nuts, and this is why) is still in the garage at my former residence. Like you, though, I’d prefer to have someone else do shit like this for me. But I have seen the work ethic and lack of attention to detail by the current generation. I’ll keep doing it myself, thankyouverymuch.

  2. Larry says:

    Once upon a time I had a problem with lug nuts coming loose on me. Letting the dog out one night fixed all of that right up, plus I got a cool 4 way lug nut wrench out of the deal. 😉

    • alaskan454 says:

      This one was all my incompetence. Maybe if I’d had your fancy 4 way lug wrench instead of the piece of shit from the factory, it wouldn’t have happened.

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