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Old 07-02-2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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any auto techs here? curious to see how many fellow techs on the forum

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Old 07-03-2013, 01:03 AM   #2
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:12 AM   #3
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Cool, at a dealership or independent shop?
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:03 AM   #4
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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Cool, at a dealership or independent shop?
Worked at two small independent shops then switched to a larger independent collision shop. Was head painter there for 10 years. Did work for all the dealerships that were close. At one point i was the highest certified tech the GM dealership had working on their cars. ASE, ICAR, PPG, yada yada. Now im at a auto fab shop where i can take my time and there is very little pressure. Much better
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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ASE master tech in soCal.

No longer working on cars for a living. Switched careers.
Same here. Also smog license since 90. Did everything from heavy line to smog and driveability. Got tired of dealing with the public's POS and moved on . Get my fix by building al MY stuff, haha.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #7
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:55 AM   #8
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was ase certified... i let the certification run out... worked at the local honda dealership for just under 8 years...
was a good gig, didn't pay shit but i do miss it.
now i just do it on the side (i get to pick the mess i get in) and work on my own junk...
working on a 99 chrysler 300m right now (well not right this minute, but its tore down in the garage for headgaskets)

now, i draw medical wire for all over the us and world really...
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my coworker here at the Cady dealership is a hardcore VW/Euro fan, don't understand why he never bothered working for a VW or Audi shop. Sure you guys stay prety busy?
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my coworker here at the Cady dealership is a hardcore VW/Euro fan, don't understand why he never bothered working for a VW or Audi shop. Sure you guys stay prety busy?
Yeah we do stay busy for the most part.A new/much better owner is buying us out and hes ordered 1000 cars and they need to be prepped for sale.Ive been coming in early & staying late.Last 2 wks9I get pd bi weekly) I had 174 hrs for the 2 wks.Nice paycheck.I also get my foreman bonus each month.
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my coworker here at the Cady dealership is a hardcore VW/Euro fan, don't understand why he never bothered working for a VW or Audi shop. Sure you guys stay prety busy?
...was under a flippin jetta on the lube rack yesterday...that is the biggest p.o.s. in the world. that cartridge cannister was designed by a moron. the gasketing system is beyond belief...
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...was under a flippin jetta on the lube rack yesterday...that is the biggest p.o.s. in the world. that cartridge cannister was designed by a moron. the gasketing system is beyond belief...
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