customer called about his chainsaw….was upset…said that every mechanic that he has taken it to, says the same thing-'‘its worn out’'
but he cant believe me- '‘how can it be worn out , when it starts and runs? ’'
i dont know what other places it has been to, all i know its been in my hands 3 times in the last 2 weeks
and its been worn out every time i look at it. taking something thats worn out, to a different mechanic, will not yield different results…
this guy told my boss that '‘your mechanic doesnt know what hes talking about’'
once again, if you are going to critique me, you had better be as good or better than me.
ask the customer where they work , then tell them that you dont go to their work and tell them how to do their job, so why do you do that here?
people on the outside looking in have no clue as to what is really going on. it gets annoying, and funny, at the same time.
and peoples sense of time is terrible. have a dirt auger come in AGAIN. i worked on it last year ? i think? earlier this year i fixed the recoil (in the spring?) and that was a freebie repair…
this guy brings his stuff in, and expects me to drop what i am doing, and fix his…old , abused, neglected shit…cheap ass farmer type of guy…
'‘you guys just worked on it, and now its not running’'
he came in with it last week- complaining it wouldnt start- '‘ i pulled and pulled and it wont start’' so after he says that, he gives it a pull, and it fires up
making him look like a clown
so he throws it back in his truck…i cant fix it, if it isnt broken. but it came back on thursday…the owner was mad. went right into the bosses office, and started chewing out the boss, complaining that '‘ i drove 4 hours to auger holes and it didnt want to start’'- what are you going to do about it?
its not my fault, or the shops, that it doesnt run…i did not do any engine work to it. but he expected the boss to reimburse him for his 4 hours of lost time…?????
so, i tried starting it yesterday. bad fuel tank grommet, bad / cracked fuel lines, cracked fuel tank, fuel very old/ stale /stinky, very dirty fuel tank, extra fuel filter installed on RETURN fuel line to tank (improper)
it was so flooded with fuel. removed spark plug (it was already loose, not by me ) and used compressed air to dry out cylinder and spark plug. there was so much fuel in the cylinder it was like fog coming out of the exhaust…
i did get it running, but it would only start if you held the throttle wide open…would not idle. so, pull the carb….and it was FILTHY AND GUMMED UP INSIDE….something terrible. had to soak the carb to get it clean….got the carb kit and all assembled, but i ran out of time…will install it monday, and see if it lives…
i doubt the owner will want a gas tank….its over $110, and may not be available…they stopped making robin / subaru engines a few years ago
but on these small engines, they rely on fuel tank pressure and a sealed, pressurized fuel system…with a pinhole in the tank, it may not run properly…