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

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 KilmerScotty KilmerVor 7 Monate
    • 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.

      ShaneShaneVor 15 Tage
    • 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

      de0509de0509Vor 5 Monate
    • 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..

      David T.David T.Vor 7 Monate
    • had a 1970 Cadillac , easy to work on . Fuel pump went out , two bolts easy fix :)

      Dave DavisDave DavisVor 7 Monate
    • 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.

      Thomas MichaelThomas MichaelVor 7 Monate
  • 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 !!!!

    crazyhorsecrazyhorseVor 13 Tage
  • 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

    rhythmandacousticsrhythmandacousticsVor 13 Tage
  • Can not run a business from the garage unless the property is zoned commercial, and you have all the necessary code requirements!!

    Sambo Mambo JamboTangoSambo Mambo JamboTangoVor 17 Tage
  • Scotty, Is the 101 decal from an earlier life?

    Richard ScottRichard ScottVor 17 Tage
  • Congrats on not being able to fix stupid Scotty! How long have you been working on cars?

    norcalhozaynorcalhozayVor 29 Tage
  • I sure hope DE-visions is paying you well XD

    Forklift MasterForklift MasterVor Monat
  • 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!

    TIGERWOODSBOYFRIENDTIGERWOODSBOYFRIENDVor Monat
  • Plastic is DRASTIC!!! All to save a dime eh Scotty?

    Corey AudetCorey AudetVor 2 Monate
  • 3:02 You're not superman with x-Ray vision?!

    No CommentNo CommentVor 2 Monate
  • The old gm yukun fuel pump replacement u have the take out the whole fuel tank

    Little PalLittle PalVor 3 Monate
  • 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.

    Mitch StaffMitch StaffVor 3 Monate
  • 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.

    Patrick SnarskiPatrick SnarskiVor 3 Monate
  • 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.

    BoneyfreakBoneyfreakVor 3 Monate
  • i bet they will make plastic motors soon

    MrDm2609MrDm2609Vor 3 Monate
  • 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.

    Gary ChandlerGary ChandlerVor 3 Monate
  • 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.

    vdelrio999vdelrio999Vor 3 Monate
  • You should get a job advising auto manufacturers, they would stand in line to hire you!!

    Don HawleyDon HawleyVor 4 Monate
  • 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!

    Dwayne ZaluskiDwayne ZaluskiVor 4 Monate
  • He told all his customers to buy celicas and f150s so he ran out of business

    Visente ChavezVisente ChavezVor 4 Monate
  • Scotty, repeat after me, sell-e-ka. Now say that quickly. Your welcome, Australia

    Steven FogertySteven FogertyVor 4 Monate
  • 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.

    Theodore SugarmerchantTheodore SugarmerchantVor 4 Monate
  • ...............?

    Kazuhira MillerKazuhira MillerVor 4 Monate
  • 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

    Akeel TaylorAkeel TaylorVor 4 Monate
  • I'll drink to that!!!

    Bruce Radford sorry wrong houseBruce Radford sorry wrong houseVor 4 Monate
  • my Dad always said reason for complications it must’ve been because a mechanic that slept with an engineers wife

    Mr Hertz pplMr Hertz pplVor 4 Monate
  • 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

    Mike MitchellMike MitchellVor 4 Monate
  • I can tell that the people who Design these piece-0-krap cars now NEVER had to work on them.

    Otpyrc Ralph PierreOtpyrc Ralph PierreVor 4 Monate
  • Scotty is 45. He was fixing cars before his parents met

    Pods and PiecesPods and PiecesVor 4 Monate
  • panty hose drive belts whooo

    carnage6arcarnage6arVor 4 Monate
  • If you do close your shop you should teach automechanics pass it locally

    travis morrisontravis morrisonVor 4 Monate
  • Five minute job five minute labour rate?

    Ian CleggIan CleggVor 4 Monate
  • 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.

    usern4metak3nsusern4metak3nsVor 4 Monate
  • There is no quality in anything anymore it’s all about how cheaply can be made

    Sci-Fi GuySci-Fi GuyVor 4 Monate
  • Do you have to pull out the fuel tank for Holden/GM Captiva? (2007, petrol/gasoline, auto)?

    Arjay MartinArjay MartinVor 4 Monate
    • @metalwolf112002 I thought that they made it hard to keep 'the boss' in work

      Arjay MartinArjay MartinVor 4 Monate
    • @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.

      metalwolf112002metalwolf112002Vor 4 Monate
    • @metalwolf112002 oh, that sucks.

      Arjay MartinArjay MartinVor 4 Monate
    • 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.

      metalwolf112002metalwolf112002Vor 4 Monate
  • 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

    Robert RobbinsRobert RobbinsVor 4 Monate
  • That energy, this mrfixit got. "Er faen i meg heilt rått" Its a old jungel word in my native tounge =D

    Møller TransportMøller TransportVor 4 Monate
  • 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!

    Jim MJim MVor 4 Monate
  • Only mechanic that says he has a good reputation 52 years experience you closed your business rather than sell on ?

    Sandra ReynoldsSandra ReynoldsVor 4 Monate
  • Scott what do you think of vw caddy diseal for a small campervan are they reliable as people claim to be

    Tarkan GulTarkan GulVor 4 Monate
  • Everything you described means more dollars for the dealership.

    jeff Jamesjeff JamesVor 4 Monate
  • 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.

    EyesInTheDark1EyesInTheDark1Vor 4 Monate
  • 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!

    jkline999jkline999Vor 5 Monate
  • if the inventor of plastic auto parts was in the same room as Hitler, Scotty would kill the plastic guy first.

    Ian BallardIan BallardVor 5 Monate
  • 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.

    Cliff CarrCliff CarrVor 5 Monate
  • 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

    John MedJohn MedVor 5 Monate
  • T-CUT is the best way to clean plastic lights.

    stuart pattisonstuart pattisonVor 5 Monate
  • can you tell me about a mazda R8. I love the looks of it but read that it is undependable.

    mary823mary823Vor 5 Monate
  • As in...he's closing his shop for the night, because it's time for bed XD

    Chris DucatChris DucatVor 5 Monate
  • 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.

    Alex RiosAlex RiosVor 5 Monate
  • Craparator!!! 🤣🤣🤣

    OneSlo Gen3OneSlo Gen3Vor 5 Monate
  • 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.

    John MazzaJohn MazzaVor 5 Monate
  • 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.

    DadmezzDadmezzVor 5 Monate
  • 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.

    The average Joe’s tinkering And Repair ShowThe average Joe’s tinkering And Repair ShowVor 5 Monate
  • 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.

    John EJohn EVor 5 Monate
  • It's a shame even if you buy a high end car you still get crap engineering.

    jim zjim zVor 6 Monate
  • 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!

    Joe JohnsonJoe JohnsonVor 6 Monate
  • Scotty you should of had a supra instead of the celica

    Big ThunderBig ThunderVor 6 Monate
  • The doorknob on the car door was classic

    Jim KlineJim KlineVor 6 Monate
  • This guy has given out more bad info and advice than a timeshare salesman.

    Rick JonesRick JonesVor 6 Monate
  • 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.

    WouterWouterVor 6 Monate
  • 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.

    John WhymanJohn WhymanVor 6 Monate
  • I have enjoyed your program so much through the years. Olin Johnson

    olin johnsonolin johnsonVor 6 Monate
  • everything is turning to crap

    potato saladpotato saladVor 6 Monate
  • I'm looking for a 70s Ford pickup. I'm done with this plastic crap! Love the videos.

    dandandatreemandandandatreemanVor 6 Monate
  • 3:38 false information about plastic its made in 1858 lmfao.

    LazyGeekgamer HD is dead channelLazyGeekgamer HD is dead channelVor 6 Monate
  • The man speaks truth.

    John MolloyJohn MolloyVor 6 Monate
  • 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.

    milowagonmilowagonVor 6 Monate
  • But you can organize and stand in the face of it.

    edward thoredward thorVor 6 Monate
  • 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 !

    Elegant FowlElegant FowlVor 6 Monate
You Can't Fix Stupid (Closing My Car Repair Business?)