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 Post subject: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations/HONDA DUDES?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:59 pm 
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a couple of weeks ago, i heard something under my car dragging when i was leaving work

i went to ntb because it was so late and there was something dragging the ground-they lifted my car and looked at it-told me i needed a new flex pipe(what was dragging was essentially a brace holding up my exhaust, a weld had failed)they gave me a ridiculously vague quote, something like $250-$400

on friday i took it to mad hatter mufflers and they told me my flex pipe was fine, though i did have a hole in my exhaust

$50

wtf


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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:11 am 
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mad hatter rules..yes

is there still a thai restaurant next to them (or right up the street?)can't remember th name but they were real real good back in th 90's

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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:11 am 
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ntb screws..

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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:02 am 
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Whenever I have had a problem I take it to the AAA on 3rd by Olentangy. The guy who runs it is real up front and doesn't bullshit you. None of the people work on commission so there is no real sales pitches. They can take a little longer, but it's worth the piece of mind. Plus you get a discount with your AAA card. How I ended up there.

My car felt and sounded like shit, so I knew there was something wrong. I can't remember the symptoms. I thought gas wasn't getting to the engine which sounded like a fuel pump issue to me. So it died and I took it to Mytee or whatever the hell that Muffler place on Olentangy by 315. I had to get it towed there since nowhere else was that close, I am no gold member. These people suck at this so called garage. Once in they tried to feed me all this sugar coated bs. Said the alternator was bad and needed to be fixed for like 450 bucks. I told them I'd think on it and called AAA to tow it somewhere else. I was going to tow it home and try and see if some friends might be able to fix it. The AAA guy looked it over and said he thought it was a fuel pump issue not the alternator. He suggested AAA on 3rd saying the guy who worked there did good trustworthy work. So I took it there and the guy looked it over for free. He even did a engine diagnostic, which a lot of places charge you for. He came back with what would need to be fixed in order to get it running. It was over 800 bucks. The car was a neon and sucked pretty hard. The fuel pump going out had screwed up a few other things inside it. He said he would work on it if I wanted but in his opinion suggested I instead spend the money on a down payment on a nice foreign car. And then went on to explain other problems the neon could/would get. When you can make over 800 dollars and you tell someone they are better off not giving you their money, that's pretty honest in my opinion.

Thus, I'd recommend them.

and yes NTB is terrible

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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:56 pm 
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SpruceCampbell wrote:
Whenever I have had a problem I take it to the AAA on 3rd by Olentangy. The guy who runs it is real up front and doesn't bullshit you.


This also is no bullshit. Seconded, Mr. Campbell. This place is maybe the ONLY time i've spent money fixing a car where I actually didn't mind it. That's because I didn't have some nagging regret, lingering questions, or the feeling i'd been screwed.

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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:37 pm 
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i've been taking my car to fritz saup at saup services on byers circle up by the pizza house on lincoln ave. he's great and really fair - won't "fix" anything that doesn't need it. took an exhaust prob to him last year after another shop told me i needed to replace the whole thing. he patched it for $75 and it's been fine since.

also, lonn from the kyle sowashes is a mechanic. if you want some car advice, i suggest you become a kyle sowash.

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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:00 am 
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groundrules wrote:
SpruceCampbell wrote:
Whenever I have had a problem I take it to the AAA on 3rd by Olentangy. The guy who runs it is real up front and doesn't bullshit you.


This also is no bullshit. Seconded, Mr. Campbell. This place is maybe the ONLY time i've spent money fixing a car where I actually didn't mind it. That's because I didn't have some nagging regret, lingering questions, or the feeling i'd been screwed.


+1

AAA on 3rd are the only guys who have fixed my truck…and it actually stayed fixed.

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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations/HONDA DUDES?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:43 pm 
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i had a new radiator put in not too long ago and i took it to the thurber bp on neil and poplar and i didn't get fucked

BUT....i do have an electrical issue that the mechanic thought he figured out-turns out he didn't

i'm gonna take it back in there when i get a chance but if anyone has had electrical issues with hondas i would love some input


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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations/HONDA DUDES?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:45 pm 
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my turn signal works except for when i press my brake pedal


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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations/HONDA DUDES?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:18 pm 
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thisoneholymedium wrote:
my turn signal works except for when i press my brake pedal

i think you have a burnt-out bulb.

i think there's a circuit that makes the brake-light override the turn-signal in case of a burnt bulb..

check them and replace.

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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations/HONDA DUDES?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:28 pm 
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the other option is the switch on the column.

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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations/HONDA DUDES?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:32 pm 
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random dudes at pick and pull told me it was the ground wire

i will look into bulb burnout

what do i check all of them?


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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations/HONDA DUDES?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:54 pm 
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thisoneholymedium wrote:
random dudes at pick and pull told me it was the ground wire

i will look into bulb burnout

what do i check all of them?


yeah, you can do this. Those bulbs have two filaments, so you gotta check closely. Like, parking light filament might be working, but the turn signal filament not. but I thought you said that everything worked fine when the brake wasn't depressed? I'm still betting that either the switch in the column is bad (lotta electrons going through there) or a wire is rubbing or getting pinched somewhere. Since it happens when you hit the brake, I'd look to see if the pedal has rubbed insulation off.


We should take this to PMs or we're going to be accused of being soulmates and guilty of expressing it on the internet.

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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations/HONDA DUDES?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:03 pm 
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groundrules wrote:
thisoneholymedium wrote:
random dudes at pick and pull told me it was the ground wire

i will look into bulb burnout

what do i check all of them?


yeah, you can do this. Those bulbs have two filaments, so you gotta check closely. Like, parking light filament might be working, but the turn signal filament not. but I thought you said that everything worked fine when the brake wasn't depressed? I'm still betting that either the switch in the column is bad (lotta electrons going through there) or a wire is rubbing or getting pinched somewhere. Since it happens when you hit the brake, I'd look to see if the pedal has rubbed insulation off.


We should take this to PMs or we're going to be accused of being soulmates and guilty of expressing it on the internet.


we can discuss this at the donewaiting staff meeting at the junkyard


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 Post subject: Re: mad hatter mufflers/mechanic recommendations/HONDA DUDES?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:18 pm 
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one year later and i got it resolved

turn signal issue was in fact a bad ground

i had a stalling issue and it was the ignition

i fully recommend alternative auto on 5th ave those girls hooked it up

straight up no bs


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