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You Can't Fix Stupid (Closing My Car Repair Business?)

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You Can't Fix Stupid (Closing My Car Repair Business?), DIY and car repair with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Car repair fails. Stupid people doing stupid things to cars. Stupid car designs that should end. Stupid things on cars and how to fix them. Auto repair shop closing. How not to fix a car. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 52 years.
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Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer 7 months ago
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Shane
Shane 14 days ago
Plastic headlights replaced the glass ones for one reason only: Pedestrians. So in the case of an accident, the person who gets hit won't have shards of glass in his knee.
de0509
de0509 5 months ago
Sir. I appreciate your sharing of knowledge, but I think you are wrong in calling these design decisions as stupid. These things are working exactly as intended. Because the more things break, the more cars that people need to buy. :D
David T.
David T. 7 months ago
Scotty, I'm not sure if you think about doing this or not in the past. But have you ever tried to write to all these car companies about doing stupid things and have some of them change some off or all of the stupid things that they do? If so, do some of them listen to what you have to say about this topic? Such as putting fuel pumps in fuel tanks,etc..
Dave Davis
Dave Davis 7 months ago
had a 1970 Cadillac , easy to work on . Fuel pump went out , two bolts easy fix :)
Thomas Michael
Thomas Michael 7 months ago
Mr. Kilmer. I have been watching your videos for some time now and find you to have the years experience of a mechanic behind you to take your words as education. Myself I am a veteran auto body tech who restores classics for a living and I know my old carburetor cars very well. But we get into this fuel injection vehicles even as older as 90s I have some issues. I have been looking for a way to find your actual email info but as I said fuel injection stumps me as does technology with electronics so this computer stuff isn't a strong point either. I am in middle of an issue with my work vehicle which is 91 s10 4.3. I would like to ask a few questions if I could so I can confirm my hunches that I have a failing fuel pump. Thanks and love the channel.
crazyhorse
crazyhorse 12 days ago
how about the tires, if you get a flat the lugs are so tight you cant loosen them so your out on the highway , stuck until something smashes into you !!!!
rhythmandacoustics
rhythmandacoustics 12 days ago
Scotty's Guide: Buy a 1994 Toyota Celica Anything Luxurious except for a Lexus is an Endless Money Pit Plastics Sucks Timing Chain better than Timing Belt Turbos suck
Sambo Mambo JamboTango
Can not run a business from the garage unless the property is zoned commercial, and you have all the necessary code requirements!!
Richard Scott
Richard Scott 16 days ago
Scotty, Is the 101 decal from an earlier life?
norcalhozay
norcalhozay 28 days ago
Congrats on not being able to fix stupid Scotty! How long have you been working on cars?
Forklift Master
Forklift Master Month ago
I sure hope RUvid is paying you well XD
TIGERWOODSBOYFRIEND
Scotty is absolute CORRECT (No shocker there!) about bumpers or fenders as they say in the USA. I'm in my 30's and I recently started going to more authentic areas of Spain where the towns are still 90% native whereas before I've only ever been to tourist spots and myself and my family found it highly entertaining watching the local residents park lol! They use their car "bumpers" like you've never seen and it is common and considered okay to actually move other cars by force so you can fit yours into a space that say was not originally big enough! Talk about a blast from the past, Scotty would LOVE a couple hours in these neighbourhoods where the ONLY parking rule is: If it doesn't fit, you make it fit and if you cannot, just dump your car in the road and come back when you feel like it. The attitude is if people need to move things they do and nobody gets too bothered if they return and their car is now parked half a mile away vertically in a swimming pool. They don't see cars as anything more than a tool to do a job and clean them?? Hahahaha! You see cars that I haven't seen since I was 5. Cars from the 50's that are complete rust and have no windows and you think oh it must be an ornament and then some woman jumps in cranks it up and a mushroom cloud engulfs the whole town as she takes off in this bare metal shell that sounds as smooth as broken glass in a lawnmower!😂 Even people who have the money to have modern luxury vehicles like your Wayne Rovers and Bentley Cuntinentals are covered in dings, scratches, scrapes, dents, crushed areas and its also common to INSTEAD of getting a repair of body work or doing it yourself to save money, the local tradition is to use mountains of duct tape and THEN paint the tape any colour of a similar shade lol! WHOLE NEW WORLD!
Corey Audet
Corey Audet 2 months ago
Plastic is DRASTIC!!! All to save a dime eh Scotty?
No Comment
No Comment 2 months ago
3:02 You're not superman with x-Ray vision?!
Little Pal
Little Pal 3 months ago
The old gm yukun fuel pump replacement u have the take out the whole fuel tank
Mitch Staff
Mitch Staff 3 months ago
Scotty one thing in defense of the companies is the fuel consumption laws which forced manufacturers to use lighter plastic. I'm sure ease of assembly has a lot to do with it as well. But I agree cars nowadays suck to work on.
Patrick Snarski
Patrick Snarski 3 months ago
I had a Oldsmobile delta 88, and the Mechanic I took it to, took the backseat out and cut through to the top of the gas tank.
Boneyfreak
Boneyfreak 3 months ago
I remember working on a lot of F150's where the sender in the fuel tanks would short out burning the wires. Some people would request the old part and the ensuring freak-out would usually go something like "WTFuck!, that thing could have blown me up!!!!!! " Funny stuff.
MrDm2609
MrDm2609 3 months ago
i bet they will make plastic motors soon
Gary Chandler
Gary Chandler 3 months ago
Here's a stoopid things for ya that nobody thinks about until they HIT ONE: ...Grey paint. "Gee, let me get a car the color of asphalt or cement!" Camouflage is for HUNTING, not driving. A money saver: I've been polishing out faded headlight plastic for 20+ years with regular car polish (not wax) and still don't waste money on those dumb repair kits. Scam.
vdelrio999
vdelrio999 3 months ago
The keep changing designs to keep their consumers buying new cars, paying to get old(er) models fixed, learning to repair new and old models, and, ultimately, making a profit and staying in business.
Don Hawley
Don Hawley 4 months ago
You should get a job advising auto manufacturers, they would stand in line to hire you!!
Dwayne Zaluski
Dwayne Zaluski 4 months ago
Yeah Scotty I had the Same problem with an 08 Mack truck when it was idling the temperature was good until I put it under load and made it work it got Hot! It was the plastic impeller that when it idled it still turned but at a higher rpm it would slip and not pump enough water through to keep it cool! And the Rad tanks are Plastic too! Have a good one and Keep up the good work!
Visente Chavez
Visente Chavez 4 months ago
He told all his customers to buy celicas and f150s so he ran out of business
Steven Fogerty
Steven Fogerty 4 months ago
Scotty, repeat after me, sell-e-ka. Now say that quickly. Your welcome, Australia
Theodore Sugarmerchant
Plastic is not the only material that a water pump impeller could be made out of, that does not rust. Not all metal rusts. A water pump impeller does not need to be made out of a strong metal such as iron or steel, so it can easily and cheaply be made out of a cheap, low-melting point, easily-cast, non-rusting pot metal.
Kazuhira Miller
Kazuhira Miller 4 months ago
...............?
Akeel Taylor
Akeel Taylor 4 months ago
Make cars a lot cheaper but charge more money for people to buy them. And then change more money to buy replacement parts for the cheap stuff that breaks. That makes a lot of sense for the seller but not so much for the buyer
Bruce Radford sorry wrong house
I'll drink to that!!!
Mr Hertz ppl
Mr Hertz ppl 4 months ago
my Dad always said reason for complications it must’ve been because a mechanic that slept with an engineers wife
Mike Mitchell
Mike Mitchell 4 months ago
It is stupid for the consumer yes. But genius for the auto companies pockets. We need to re educate people they dont produce what we want dont buy it. Make them make something we want
Otpyrc Ralph Pierre
Otpyrc Ralph Pierre 4 months ago
I can tell that the people who Design these piece-0-krap cars now NEVER had to work on them.
Pods and Pieces
Pods and Pieces 4 months ago
Scotty is 45. He was fixing cars before his parents met
carnage6ar
carnage6ar 4 months ago
panty hose drive belts whooo
travis morrison
travis morrison 4 months ago
If you do close your shop you should teach automechanics pass it locally
Ian Clegg
Ian Clegg 4 months ago
Five minute job five minute labour rate?
usern4metak3ns
usern4metak3ns 4 months ago
i cant believe this guy is still alive, talking about all the intentionally faulty equipment thats designed for annoying and tedious repair that forces owners to goto a mechanic. these are like trade secrets.
Sci-Fi Guy
Sci-Fi Guy 4 months ago
There is no quality in anything anymore it’s all about how cheaply can be made
Arjay Martin
Arjay Martin 4 months ago
Do you have to pull out the fuel tank for Holden/GM Captiva? (2007, petrol/gasoline, auto)?
Arjay Martin
Arjay Martin 4 months ago
@metalwolf112002 I thought that they made it hard to keep 'the boss' in work
metalwolf112002
metalwolf112002 4 months ago
@Arjay Martin bright side, fuel pumps aren't frequent maintenance items. That is how they get away with putting those in the tank. When i got my truck, one of the first things i had to do was replace the filter because the old one was starving it for fuel.
Arjay Martin
Arjay Martin 4 months ago
@metalwolf112002 oh, that sucks.
metalwolf112002
metalwolf112002 4 months ago
these days, it is truly amazing if you dont have to drop the tank to get to the fuel pump. Even on my old 92 sierra the pump is in the tank. at least they had the sense to put the filter along the frame so it is easy to replace.
Robert Robbins
Robert Robbins 4 months ago
I have a 48 Chevy truck and the throttle stuck as I was pulling into a Convenience Store and I hit the cement post in the front at about 35 mph only thing to get hurt was my feelings when everyone looked at me. No damage to the truck or the cement pole
Møller Transport
Møller Transport 4 months ago
That energy, this mrfixit got. "Er faen i meg heilt rått" Its a old jungel word in my native tounge =D
Jim M
Jim M 4 months ago
I knew someone who's van kept overheating and he found out that the water pump impeller metal blades were worn down to a nub because he didn't have enough antifreeze and so it has partially frozen liquid in the winter wore it out!
Sandra Reynolds
Sandra Reynolds 4 months ago
Only mechanic that says he has a good reputation 52 years experience you closed your business rather than sell on ?
Tarkan Gul
Tarkan Gul 4 months ago
Scott what do you think of vw caddy diseal for a small campervan are they reliable as people claim to be
jeff James
jeff James 4 months ago
Everything you described means more dollars for the dealership.
EyesInTheDark1
EyesInTheDark1 4 months ago
Stupid malicious engineers in Detroit could have made things far SIMPLER if they'd wanted. Instead they chose the path of evil. In fact car design is an ecological disaster, they still put enough steel in them and don't paint or treat the underside that 2,500 pounds gets thrown away after 10 years. Guns which require great strength and corrosion resistance, use stainless, aluminum and polymers. Last forever.
jkline999
jkline999 4 months ago
Oh man, just replaced the fuel pump on my 2004 Tahoe-- myself. 8 hours later I found this vid. I laughed my butt off, as I was screaming for hours about how stupid it is to put a damned fuel pump in a fuel tank. Thx Scotty!
Ian Ballard
Ian Ballard 5 months ago
if the inventor of plastic auto parts was in the same room as Hitler, Scotty would kill the plastic guy first.
Cliff Carr
Cliff Carr 5 months ago
Scotty has got a lot of good points over a lot of things, I work with mechanics, or now they are called fitters, as they dont usually fix any thing now, just replace parts (mostly) . The car companies are so cunning, replacing metal for plastic as they say it makes the car much more lighter for economy, and cheaper to make.I noticed things going cheap and low quality in the late 80s where the car companies dont even want none franchised mechanics touch their vehicles producing their own company made tools which were highly expensive. I dont seriously think car manufcures want cars to last for many years as they used to, apart from some that actually do luckily. Plenty of negatives in the past too of the older cars, eg emissions, fuel economy, unrefinement, safety etc. I never understood people who bought cars for a year or less, then got another one for say $500 each, but now do as if it is not worth fixing just get another one.
John Med
John Med 5 months ago
So true, especially plastic bleep radiators. And plastic intake. Heat, heat, heat and fluctuating temperatures. Especially back east and Midwest where have all four seasons. I agree also with the serpentine belt. GRRRR
stuart pattison
stuart pattison 5 months ago
T-CUT is the best way to clean plastic lights.
mary823
mary823 5 months ago
can you tell me about a mazda R8. I love the looks of it but read that it is undependable.
Chris Ducat
Chris Ducat 5 months ago
As in...he's closing his shop for the night, because it's time for bed XD
Alex Rios
Alex Rios 5 months ago
One thing I don't agree with is the bumpers. They are plastic for a reason and take a hit a lot better than the old cars did. Sure it may look like the damage is huge but the body (and most important, the people inside) is mostly saved from major damage. The old cars had a lot of hidden damage and lots of people were killed because of the way they were built.
OneSlo Gen3
OneSlo Gen3 5 months ago
Craparator!!! 🤣🤣🤣
John Mazza
John Mazza 5 months ago
Scotty , you got me screaming at my computer screen "Yeah yeah !!! Everything is crap !!" LMAO. My next truck is gonna be at least 40 years old. Screw the car companies.
Dadmezz
Dadmezz 5 months ago
Thank you Scotty for telling the truth. I just got bit with the compressor change out because of the single belt on my 2004 Taurus for $675 but now I have air conditioning again on my rust bucket.
The average Joe’s tinkering And Repair Show
I think water pumps driven off the timing belts are stupid. I think timing belts are stupid. nothing wrong with pushrods simple and effective and these Plastic timing chain guides!! Really. It would be nice if they could just put the fuel pump snug on the side of the tank. It wouldn’t hurt to back technology up a little bit on some things.
John E
John E 5 months ago
Thank you for the complaint about plastic water pump impellers. Standard fix on VW/Audi is to swap in a metal water pump with every timing belt change.
jim z
jim z 6 months ago
It's a shame even if you buy a high end car you still get crap engineering.
Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson 6 months ago
The cars are getting smarter, it's the people operating them that are getting stupider. How many times have I flashed my high beams again and again on a car that had no lights on late at night...and they still don't get it ! Who was the genius that came up with the brilliant idea to design a dashboard that lights up the instant you turn the ignition key on? In the old days, the dashboard would remain dark until you turned on your lights!
Big Thunder
Big Thunder 6 months ago
Scotty you should of had a supra instead of the celica
Jim Kline
Jim Kline 6 months ago
The doorknob on the car door was classic
Rick Jones
Rick Jones 6 months ago
This guy has given out more bad info and advice than a timeshare salesman.
Wouter
Wouter 6 months ago
You do know that the audis that have a plastic water pump blade( it's not normal plastic, its reinforced ) dont use water as coolant right, these high end cars use waterless coolants..... wich is heavier to pump and gets alot hotter then water cooled engines. Normal waterpumps on high end cars break easy after a while, getting hot and cold again all the time, this reinforced plastic. IF it even breaks off ( wich hasn't happened in my 9 years of working with audi ) it wont hurt the engine like steel or aluminium does. And plastic also does not get corroded. And is immune to all other minerals like chalk found in water. Guess this channel is stuck in the 1990s, just as that shitty celica you always praise.
John Whyman
John Whyman 6 months ago
I had a plastic radiator and the top blew when the water pump belt pulley slipped. That was better than the alternative, warped aluminum head.
olin johnson
olin johnson 6 months ago
I have enjoyed your program so much through the years. Olin Johnson
potato salad
potato salad 6 months ago
everything is turning to crap
dandandatreeman
dandandatreeman 6 months ago
I'm looking for a 70s Ford pickup. I'm done with this plastic crap! Love the videos.
LazyGeekgamer HD is dead channel
3:38 false information about plastic its made in 1858 lmfao.
John Molloy
John Molloy 6 months ago
The man speaks truth.
milowagon
milowagon 6 months ago
In this " green " world we now live in, we are bombarded with messages of the evil of plastic. Yet, car makers are turning their back on metal components. Not very " green " and stupid.
edward thor
edward thor 6 months ago
But you can organize and stand in the face of it.
Elegant Fowl
Elegant Fowl 6 months ago
Just cleaned and re-assembled my original starter motor on my deere lawn tractor.. The new chinese $40 one (ebay) lasted 24 hours...What fun making a rig to hold the brushes for reassembly...Its a phd subject on its own but great fun when it works.... Come on Scotty, you can do it !
spruceguitar
spruceguitar 6 months ago
SCOTTY language: 1. Rolling pile of junk 2. Fiat-Chrystler joke 3. 51 years! 4. You can’t fix stupid 5. Go see a psychiatrist 6. Cheap plastic 7. Fancy Scan tool 8. Will run forever / I know what you’re thinking 9. Look at my ‘94 Celica, shiny as the day it was made (and the AC still blows cold) 10. The 2004 Lexus I got for my wife 11. Plastic piece of crap / It was a tragic day 12. Stupid plastic headlamps that fade away 13. Stupid plastic painted bumpers 14. Ugly black stuff sticking out 15. Endless money pit 16. Just Empty Every Pocket 17. I was wrong about Mazda 18. Revv up your engines 19. If you never wanna miss one of my videos 20. The way I see it Subaru is full of hot air! 21. I’m lucky I’m not sitting in a death trap! 22. Yr car has a turbo, yr transmission goes pop 23. A customer who’s kind of a loser 24. He fell for an auto industry trick 25. They rust like crazy! 26. This is a Nissan: what a pile of junk! 27. A tiny leak like that on the Celica is no big deal
bbaaspencer1
bbaaspencer1 6 months ago
I’m always replacing the Power window motor assemblies!
Marzan
Marzan 6 months ago
I here you.Nice to know there is someone else out there that feels the same.
WantCoffee99
WantCoffee99 6 months ago
Plastic clips! -fuel line clips, door panel clips, etc. Designed by Satan himself. They get brittle, some require a special tools. They are hard to find replacements for. Dealers charge more per ounce for than the going rate for gold.
mike
mike 6 months ago
My neighbor backed into my 99 Cadillac and pushed in the front right about two inches. After further investigation that car has a front shock built into the cross member that was a little rusted .I got under there with a sledge and tapped it a couple of times and it popped right back.A little paint smear was all I was left with.
Tailong
Tailong 6 months ago
Dafuq was with this clicmbait video.... Why??? Just why??
Erich Mais
Erich Mais 6 months ago
Vw: brass syncros/wax based glue that smells like crayons/plastic-allofit
Dewayne Thomas
Dewayne Thomas 6 months ago
No restarted
Demetrio V Morales
Demetrio V Morales 6 months ago
Words that you will hear in every Scotty's video: When I was a young mechanic or I was a mechanic for 52 years...
Gábor Érdi
Gábor Érdi 6 months ago
plastic, plastic, plastic everywhere...
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