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    Talking Auto Parts, Auto Parts, and the Dingbats who work on 'em..............

    Reading another thread about a "Runaway" auto, and a few funny stories about the automotive world, I thought about this incident: Many moons back, I was a Rookie firefighter, working in an auto parts store part time. One day, a older Gentleman (who seemed to have consumed a bit of alcoholic refreshment) came in and asked my partner, "can you get me a Clutch, a Pressurized Plate, and a Throwaway Bearing?" My buddy Dave never skipped a beat, "What make?" "Buick" "What Color?" "Blue" "2 or 4 Door?" "2" "Whitewalls?" "No" Dave flipps thru the parts book, looks up and says "don't have one to fit with blackwall tires, you want to get new tires and come back?" Customer "I don't know, I'll have to ask my wife............" Stay Safe....
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    You've worked in parts, too? Man, I used to love selling rotaries, calibers, and modulars all day. Oh, and "3/4" race cams.

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    And how many of you have sent the new guy to the parts store with a request for a "Spare Falopian Tube."
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    those are stored in the back..... next to the left handed nozzles....
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    those are stored in the back..... next to the left handed nozzles....
    and above the Muffler Bearings

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    and lets not forget the headlight solvent...........
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    or blinker fluid..........

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    Customer: I need spark plugs for a 4 cylinder.
    Me: What year and make?
    Customer: It's a 4 cylinder, they're all the same.
    Me, after "checking": Nope, we're all out of those.

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    Originally posted by firenresq77
    or blinker fluid..........
    Beautiful!

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    Don't forget the metric screwdrivers required to install a lot of this stuff!

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    I am a clean car fanatic and I have an automotive detailing venture on the side. I was running low on a particular interior cleaning concentrate. I went to the auto parts store where I had purchased the interior cleaner and was told...

    "we never carried that brand"

    I went to my truck and took out my receipt file, walked back into the store and showed the "customer service" person the store issued reciept with the name of store, the store's number, the interior cleaner, the manufacturer's stock number and store's sku number on it.

    "You must have bought it somewhere else... we never carried that brand".

    While having the discussion, one of the company's delivery vans arrived and dropped off... three cases of the stuff.

    "d'oh...I guess we do carry it after all"
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    Actualy there are metric screwdrivers,
    and they do fit metric srcews better.
    JIS Jap Ind Standard any philips head
    screw that has a round punch mark on the head
    ( +.) is metric.

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    And we can't forget the diesel spark plugs.
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    Mcaldwell - Don't forget to send one out looking for a Storz Double Male Adapter..... Stay Safe....
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    Default if you work around aircraft...

    rotor and prop wash
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    Talking Oh yeah and

    Air Brake Fluid
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    Also on the aircraft side; 100' of "Flight Line"

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    Default Blinker Fluid

    I work in the parts department of a small Chevrolet dealer. My boss (another firefighter) and I actually discovered the mysterous "blinker fluid." The heated mirrors in GM's newer vehicles has a gel in it. We got a truck in that had a crack in the mirror right over one of the turn signal LEDs. Thus the discovery of blinker fluid. We had one of tha gals from the local parts store going for 2 days looking for the stuff.

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    That is some nasty stuff! I detailed a Tahoe that had it's mirror broken... the fluid will stain paint!
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