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Offline Deziner

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #915 on: April 02, 2015, 08:04:56 am »
You can't fix stupid.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #916 on: April 02, 2015, 10:07:42 am »
Idiots who can't/won't do their jobs properly.    >:(

I ordered a new steel dually wheel for my RV (it didn't come with a spare tire so I had to order the wheel and a tire). The wheel was ordered through Amazon and came from a Chevy dealer in Phoenix. The wheel came yesterday and it was beat to ****! The moron who 'prepped' it for shipping, via Fed Ex (by far the worst of this two main shipping companies IMO), didn't even bother to put the wheel in a box of any kind, he/she just place the label on the wheel and sent it on it's way.   :o

WTF did the moron think was going to happen to the wheel during shipment? It's scratched to **** but the worst of the damage is a nice gouge on the inside of the wheel right in the area where the tire's bead seats. Yes, this is going to be a spare tire and may never be seen or used (one can hope) but I paid for a new wheel and what I got is not a new wheel.

This makes me crazy and annoyed!

This is what the wheel should look like, notice the nice shipping box. I should have ordered it from E Bay!




Several years ago I ordered a set of four aluminum rims from a Toyota dealer in Texas.
They were the Ivan Stewart special edition Tundra rims, and this dealer had a strong presence as an online retailer.
Anyway, the rims were well packaged, but they had obviously been 'touched' up...somebody had tried to repair nicks or marks in the clear coat with what looked like Scotchbrite marks, and or heavy polishing compound marks.

I tried complaining but it was a waste of time. They would do nothing for me and claimed that any 'marks' I was seeing must have happened in customs.

Yes, of course...because a customs agent (USA or Canada) would open up four boxes, and just randomly start polishing imperfections in the finish, right? Ugh.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #917 on: April 02, 2015, 12:32:23 pm »
Idiots who can't/won't do their jobs properly.    >:(

I ordered a new steel dually wheel for my RV (it didn't come with a spare tire so I had to order the wheel and a tire). The wheel was ordered through Amazon and came from a Chevy dealer in Phoenix. The wheel came yesterday and it was beat to ****! The moron who 'prepped' it for shipping, via Fed Ex (by far the worst of this two main shipping companies IMO), didn't even bother to put the wheel in a box of any kind, he/she just place the label on the wheel and sent it on it's way.   :o

WTF did the moron think was going to happen to the wheel during shipment? It's scratched to **** but the worst of the damage is a nice gouge on the inside of the wheel right in the area where the tire's bead seats. Yes, this is going to be a spare tire and may never be seen or used (one can hope) but I paid for a new wheel and what I got is not a new wheel.

This makes me crazy and annoyed!

This is what the wheel should look like, notice the nice shipping box. I should have ordered it from E Bay!





Oh, that's nothing unusual.
Several years ago when I was putting the '01 TDI Jetta together (bought as salvage title, engine was toast) I bought the first engine from a "specialty" supplier of engines and transmissions from Tx. It came strapped to a pallet with old seatbelt belting. Nothing to support it underneath, so the oil pan was unrecognizable and crank full of dirt, one engine mount broken off and the intake manifold broken off. The second one came from somewhere on the eastcoast. About the same deal, except it had a tire under the broken oilpan. A shipment of loose tires (large/heavy ones) in the back of the semi trailer had fallen on it. Valvecover and manifolds also broken.
The third one from the first vendor got to me useable.
It was an interesting series of freight claims and disputed charges to the credit card company.

A couple years ago my son bought a parts snowmobile from a guy in MI. When the truck brought it several days late the driver asked if he would sign for it before he opened the trailer. Since it was so late they had called the shipping company to see where it was. It had been "delayed" due to a snowstorm in MPLS/St Paul and they had to send a different trailer to "transfer" some of the loads. Yep, the trailer had been "delayed" by the snowstorm alright. It had been upside down. With a load of soda vending machines on board. The snowmobile was about a foot high after being under a couple of those.
I deal with freight shipments received at work a couple days a week and often unload them either with our little forklift or depending on the type load, sometimes by hand. It is always "interesting" to see how some of this stuff is loaded and "secured", depending on the carrier and/or driver. 
Many a professional idiot.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #918 on: April 02, 2015, 01:04:11 pm »
I guess this story explains your screen name. Welcome to the forum if I haven't already done so.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #919 on: April 02, 2015, 03:45:31 pm »
I guess this story explains your screen name. Welcome to the forum if I haven't already done so.

Thanks!
Yes, pretty much. The TDI forum was the first I joined years ago and I've just always used the same screen name for all the interests I follow.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #920 on: April 03, 2015, 04:48:46 am »
Several years ago I ordered a set of four aluminum rims from a Toyota dealer in Texas.
They were the Ivan Stewart special edition Tundra rims, and this dealer had a strong presence as an online retailer.
Anyway, the rims were well packaged, but they had obviously been 'touched' up...somebody had tried to repair nicks or marks in the clear coat with what looked like Scotchbrite marks, and or heavy polishing compound marks.

I tried complaining but it was a waste of time. They would do nothing for me and claimed that any 'marks' I was seeing must have happened in customs.

Yes, of course...because a customs agent (USA or Canada) would open up four boxes, and just randomly start polishing imperfections in the finish, right? Ugh.

Maybe my wheel was damaged before shipment and the dumbass who prepped it for shipping decided that the wheel didn't need to be boxed up since it was already buggered eh?

I took the wheel and tire in yesterday to have the tire mounted and balanced. The tire tech ground and 'polished' the gouge out of the wheel and said it would be fine. The seller has agreed to give me a discount. I'm asking for 25%, we'll see.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #921 on: April 03, 2015, 04:49:59 am »

Oh, that's nothing unusual.
Several years ago when I was putting the '01 TDI Jetta together (bought as salvage title, engine was toast) I bought the first engine from a "specialty" supplier of engines and transmissions from Tx. It came strapped to a pallet with old seatbelt belting. Nothing to support it underneath, so the oil pan was unrecognizable and crank full of dirt, one engine mount broken off and the intake manifold broken off. The second one came from somewhere on the eastcoast. About the same deal, except it had a tire under the broken oilpan. A shipment of loose tires (large/heavy ones) in the back of the semi trailer had fallen on it. Valvecover and manifolds also broken.
The third one from the first vendor got to me useable.
It was an interesting series of freight claims and disputed charges to the credit card company.

A couple years ago my son bought a parts snowmobile from a guy in MI. When the truck brought it several days late the driver asked if he would sign for it before he opened the trailer. Since it was so late they had called the shipping company to see where it was. It had been "delayed" due to a snowstorm in MPLS/St Paul and they had to send a different trailer to "transfer" some of the loads. Yep, the trailer had been "delayed" by the snowstorm alright. It had been upside down. With a load of soda vending machines on board. The snowmobile was about a foot high after being under a couple of those.
I deal with freight shipments received at work a couple days a week and often unload them either with our little forklift or depending on the type load, sometimes by hand. It is always "interesting" to see how some of this stuff is loaded and "secured", depending on the carrier and/or driver. 
Many a professional idiot.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #922 on: April 03, 2015, 05:20:51 am »
I deal with freight shipments received at work a couple days a week and often unload them either with our little forklift or depending on the type load, sometimes by hand. It is always "interesting" to see how some of this stuff is loaded and "secured", depending on the carrier and/or driver. 
Many a professional idiot.

Back in 2007, I drove from Denver back to the east coast, and I did almost all of I-80 in a snow storm that was also moving east...roads were very slippery...ice covered, black ice, you name it...it was pretty nasty. Having been born and raised in Canada, I was pretty used to it. Across Nebraska and Iowa, I counted well over 100 semi trucks off the roads...it was surreal to see...there were groups of them...2, 3, 4, 5...whatever, laying on their sides, in ditches, upside down...wrecked, smashed etc. I couldn't imagine how much freight was at the very least delayed, and at the very worst, ruined.

I recognize your screen name from TDIclub. I only visit the Mk4 page, but I do see you on there as well. (Trying to get my ALH all finished up between today and tomorrow...I have to drive to Boston next week and I'll really like to take the TDI on a shake-down run...lol).

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #923 on: April 03, 2015, 08:31:00 am »
Back in 2007, I drove from Denver back to the east coast, and I did almost all of I-80 in a snow storm that was also moving east...roads were very slippery...ice covered, black ice, you name it...it was pretty nasty. Having been born and raised in Canada, I was pretty used to it. Across Nebraska and Iowa, I counted well over 100 semi trucks off the roads...it was surreal to see...there were groups of them...2, 3, 4, 5...whatever, laying on their sides, in ditches, upside down...wrecked, smashed etc. I couldn't imagine how much freight was at the very least delayed, and at the very worst, ruined.

I recognize your screen name from TDIclub. I only visit the Mk4 page, but I do see you on there as well. (Trying to get my ALH all finished up between today and tomorrow...I have to drive to Boston next week and I'll really like to take the TDI on a shake-down run...lol).

Rem

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Yeah, I see stuff like that on the news. Like Lemmings following each other into the ditch or median. Hey, maybe its slippery!! Slow down!! People that live up here and don't know how to drive in winter really make me crazy and annoyed. (just to stay on topic)
What's been up with your TDI?? I have a genuine Ross Tech VCDS cable if you need to borrow one for some diagnostics or "customizing".
The ALH TDI in the MklV are the only ones I've owned (and probably will, since I will never be able to afford a newer one). After the 2003 got rear ended last fall I bought a couple (actually four total) 1.8T MklV's. The '03 Jetta wagon I'm using now for the daily driver/commuter and a real nice $600 2003 Jetta Sedan with a broken TB will be the recipient of the wrecked TDI engine/transaxle at some point, hopefully this summer. It will be a real project when it comes into getting the ECU and immobilizer issues sorted out.
The original "jettawreck" (Silver One-2001 salvage project) has been idled mostly due to excess available vehicles and it developed and severely cracked windshield and rear spring for no real reason. Time to get the diesels back on the road. Oddly enough, regular gas and diesel  prices are very close to equal here right now.
This street bike thing is all new to me.
Snowmobiles-I have a bunch of those.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #924 on: April 03, 2015, 09:15:53 am »
Don't we have enough Jetta threads already? ;)
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #925 on: April 03, 2015, 09:36:09 am »
Don't we have enough Jetta threads already? ;)


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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #926 on: April 03, 2015, 09:40:42 am »

What's been up with your TDI?? I have a genuine Ross Tech VCDS cable if you need to borrow one for some diagnostics or "customizing".
The ALH TDI in the MklV are the only ones I've owned (and probably will, since I will never be able to afford a newer one). After the 2003 got rear ended last fall I bought a couple (actually four total) 1.8T MklV's. The '03 Jetta wagon I'm using now for the daily driver/commuter and a real nice $600 2003 Jetta Sedan with a broken TB will be the recipient of the wrecked TDI engine/transaxle at some point, hopefully this summer. It will be a real project when it comes into getting the ECU and immobilizer issues sorted out.
The original "jettawreck" (Silver One-2001 salvage project) has been idled mostly due to excess available vehicles and it developed and severely cracked windshield and rear spring for no real reason. Time to get the diesels back on the road. Oddly enough, regular gas and diesel  prices are very close to equal here right now.

I've had a couple ALH cars, but the current project is a one-owner 03 Golf diesel I picked up a couple months ago. Car only has 168k miles on it, but had the usual issues...no power...intake plugged almost solid, timing out of range (retarded), check engine light on for glow plugs, VNT stuck, and fuel filter 10 years old with 140k miles on it...LOL. However, there were enough good points I decided it was worth the trouble. Four new Michelin summer tires on rims, and four new Michelin winters on rims. New exhaust down pipe, new struts, and no rust to speak of. Anyway, I just fired her up 30 mins ago and she's runnin' like a champ. Timing set properly, new MAF, new turbo, new vacuum lines, new filters, and a shiny clean intake. Glow plugs and harness will be next...then timing belt. Every one of my knuckles is bleeding...lol.

Up until this week, diesel has been anywhere between 10% and 20% more than regular gas. They are currently almost the same...within a few pennies per gallon. Today, just about $4 Canadian per US gallon...converted, I guess that would be around $3.25 US/gallon.

What makes me crazy and annoyed? So-called "German Engineering"...LOL. Buggers...some days I could beat them with a tire iron...lol.
However, getting 60mpg doesn't annoy me.

You know what else makes me crazy and annoyed? People that don't maintain their stuff...lol. And I'm not referring to running around and fixing every little squeak and "clunk". I mean people that don't change their timing belts. I just talked to a guy yesterday with an 09 gas VW...timing belt snapped while just leaving town for March break with the kids. I had just told him a few months ago that he really needed to have the belt changed. I guess he didn't. He gave the car to the dealer for $800 and bought another one.

As the world turns;)

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #927 on: April 03, 2015, 09:48:13 am »
German engineering.
They do those things because they can. Not because they should.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #928 on: April 03, 2015, 09:52:42 am »
Don't we have enough Jetta threads already? ;)

So, that's what makes you crazy and annoyed??
I understand. 'Course it wasn't a "Jetta  thread". More of a TDI "post".
Won't happen again. Maybe, but it's tough for us TDI guys when the car gets better mpg than the bike.
 
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #929 on: April 03, 2015, 10:27:52 am »
Tough for us Prius guys as well, although there really isn't any fun factor in that vehicle.
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