drained tranny fluid on my t-reg while changing oil? yay 600$ to top off tranny fluid... Mk3 wise... same old widowmaker story as everyone else.
Was trying to ground out some stuff in my trunk area while installing air and drilled into my gas tank after looking under the car checking for clearance!!
Didn't happen while working on my car but driving, had my first air set up set too low and rubbed a hole through one of my front bags at 40mph going around a corner, that was a fun night!
While installing a new %*#@ coilpack on my VR, I somehow managed to plug the 'lead' (not sure what the wires do?) in upside down?! When I tried to start the car, the ignition switch was toast!
This of course happened as I was picking up my fiancee from school (500km from home) and we had tickets to fly to meet my family in three days! The dealership really did bend over backwards to get my dumbass back on the road and we made our flights!
There's probably a lot more answers in the MK4 forum.
If you want to make your 2.0 8v faster, read the thread below!
first one: cranked an oil pan bolt crooked, and cross threaded it.
second one: putting the door back on, and let the door fall closed and crushed the plug on the pillar.
Also, dat early VW fuel injection. Have fun OP, you'll need the VW special fuel injection adjustment tool set: A box containing a hammer for hitting the FI setup with, and a gun for shooting yourself in the head with when that doesn't work. - 4chan.org/o/
Unscrewed the power connectors,(speaker wires,vacuum locks etc) from the drivers side and shut the door off and it broke. 3 days later did the same sh!et to the passenger's side.
Ps. I lmao @ all the posts. hilarious!
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I disconnected the MAF sensor one night and in the morning thought my car was broken. Ended up driving all the way to work, but at each stop, Id get out of gear and press the brake with left foot while trying to stay on the gas to keep the engine on with my right foot. Felt like slapping myself when I got to work and realized it was unplugged
Oh this list
Slightly smashed rocker from jack.
almost destroyed inter cooler that stopped the engine from falling on top of me when taking the core mount off
Snaped ear off the alternator PIC HERE, was praying against it and the bolt was still partially in. Funny thing, i am still driving it as is, the ear that is broke is jsut a big washer now. truly so beefy that i dont think it matters, will weld it up some time when i care enough
THEN I UPGRADED TO the 130 PD intake , ima TDI btw, Put it in BBQ to get the crud out, crud turned to fuel and melted the intake and destryed my $400 grills electronit part on its side. good thing i came out to check on it, would have burned down the deck.
wil post more when i think of them, had the tire lose bolts ect, but got it in time before any damage.
checked oil level one night before a 100+ mile cruise, and add oil accordingly. Park half way through the next morning, and see oil drips next after 50 miles. Realize Im a bonehead, and forgot to put oil cap back on, but find said cap dangling from shift linkage. Lucky save, and stupid mistake. No harm made, thankfully.
TBS Fo Life!
I can't wait for Oktoberfest!!!
-over tightened the belt tensioner on a vr6, and cracked the casting. Because I couldn't get it loose it cost me an entire assembly with pulley as well as a new belt.
-stripped out two of the bolts on a vr6 steel pan.. two that are deep in between the pan and the transmission.
p o r s c h e n v y
mk3 is stoopid
mushroomed the axle yesterday. seems my cv axle is in with the power of hulk. IN it stays, then and no more hammers on axles!
overtightened steering column cover screws and broke....both sides.
decided to drive home after getting a bit tipsy. who knows how my oil pan got dented, strut/tie rod got bent, 2 wheels chunked up, brake line frayed, fender hashed and only guy around here that has vr6 parts thinks the parts are worth gold. just a giant brilliant decision I made
Watch out for shady sketchy crooked guy kevin goddard. '2dr.jetta'
"All these little kiddies don't really get what is "tasteful". More interested in scene points, tight fitting jeans, ugly painted wheels, stickers, and flat brimmed hats."
While replacing a leaky heater hose, I broke the inlet nipple while yanking and twisting on the hose to get it off. I really should have cut in and peeled it like a banana since it was going in the trash anyways.. Lesson learned (while I'm still driving around with no heat).
The worst ive done and am still trying to fix to this day, while re-installing my engine and trans, i connected the positive from the battery to the trans housing and the negive to the starter and then fried my ecu and some sensors.
The reason i had to take my engine and trans out is because my clutch literally blew up when i was going 40 and locked up the engine and i came to a screeching halt.
When trying to just pull the trans i stripped every single triple square on the axles.
The reason my clutch blew is because the green plastic cover wasnt pushed in and that damned plastic coolant flange dry rotted and cracked and spewed coolant down all over my cluch and anti-freeze and the clutch material apparently disagree with each other.
I was buffing the car to remove oxidation and burnt through the paint on one of my pillars
I bought a ford as a daily driver.
Her name is Skiddles. When you see her, you'll know why
I gotta get in on this.
3 months ago I supported the rear beam on the beam itself with jack stands (in a hurry). Popped the last bolt out of bottom of strut without thinking (it was kinda hard to get out). I was sitting inside wheel well a little when the rear axle swung up and the brake rotor ****ing smashed my face.
Broke my front toof, ripped my nose completely open, and ripped a dime sized hole in my chin that actually went all the way through to my gums. I could pull my lip out and see the roots of my bottom teeth.
Lucky me I had the VA stitch me up. Cost me $500 to fix the tooth and I look better for it (tooth was a little crooked, not any more!).
Got stitches all over my face without anasthetic. Been a long time since I worked on spring-equipped cars so I was a bit rusty on safety protocol. Oy.
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I am Lord of The Crab People, bow to me.
Lost my temper fixing something, punched a bunch of dents in my hood.
Bought replacement window regulator and broke it as soon as I took the old one out. My driver side window now has a crank
This thread is full of awesome.
Dumbest thing I've done was an oil change while working @ Firestone. Drained oil, changed filter, added oil, turned on car... 5 qts of 5w-30 on the ground. The drain plug was sitting on the rolling oil drain barrel.
Was working on changing the lower intake manifold gasket. What a pain in the ass that is.
Disconnected fuel lines, fuel rail and getting the SRI off took a bit. So after I put everything back together I went to drive it around to make sure nothing went wrong when driving to work the next day.
Riding around and it smelt like gas and eventually the car came to a stop at the red light near my house. It was late so I put it in neutral, skateboard pushed the car across the intersection and coasted down a small hill into the Food Lion parking lot. Popped the hood and smelled gas. Kept the hood open and cranked the car and saw what looked like arterial spray coming from the engine bay. One of the fuel hoses cracked and an injector was leaking.
In a rage I walked the mile back to my house and left the car overnight. Called in sick to work the next day and went to get new fuel hoses and fixed the car in the Food Lion parking lot in the middle of summer.