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TurboBlueNX
September 17th, 2001, 08:15 PM
So I'm really low on Gas, and I just happen to be at U of A and it just happens to be the cheapest in the city at the time (69.9 as of 4:10pm).

I know it's full serve, but I'd rather do it myself, I'm in a bad mood, it's been a long day, I'm late for an appointment. And seeing as I have a fuel cell in the hatch, I'll do it. The jockey needs to unlock the pump with a code, fine.

I swear all I heard him say is "You need gas?" "Yep" I replied, I thought seeing as I was pressing the "92 oct." button, I have only my dumbass self to blame for not making sure that's what he selected.

I fill my fuel cell up nearly full when I realize he'd pressed the fucking 87 oct. gas button. FUCK!.

I'm SO sure if I attempt to drive away I'd blow my engine up.

I make a bit of a fuss saying that I can't drive on 87 octane gas, there is a very good chance of my motor detonating and becoming a useless heap of metal.

Now let me say for the record, I think the jockey conductde himself well considering he just realy pissed off a chinese guy. It's the goddamn hick Mechanic that really rattled my good manners.

"Well, leave it here and we'll drain it tomorrow, I'm off at 4:30" Well, thanks for a fat lot of nothing.

The billybob mechanic with slurred speach walks away. He totally gave me attitude like "You're an ####### kid"

It's like he didn't even care what happend, just gave me that "You're wasting my goddamn time" tone in his voice.

"I can't leave, I have only one car, don't you have a fluid pump of some kind, I'll do it my self!"

What kind of goddamn mechanic shop doesn't have a fluid pump of some sort?!.

"Nah, nah, nah, I don't have nutin' for ya."

"You're fuckin' useless"

He proceeded to shout something at me but I know if I turned back, I know it would've gotten reeaal ugly.

So I pay for the gas I didn't want... crawl out of the Esso station at the U of A, drive at like 40 kms/h to the nearest Canadian tire I can think of (on kingsway ave) and buy two bottles of Black 104 octane booster for &#3613 ea and pour them both into the tank for good measure.

So far, no problems, but since my battery died yesterday, my ECU has been on the learning curve and it's going to program itself to whatever oct rating the gas is sitting at with 2 bottles of 104 in.

So now once the cell goes empty, I'll need to reset the #### thing again and it'll drive like shit for the next week whiles its adjusting it's fuel and timing maps.

Certainly was the most expensive tank of gas I ever bought.

Here's to the kindness of all the "Jeb the mechanics" out there.

GirlRacer P1
September 17th, 2001, 10:24 PM
I feel bad for you Andy...

(please watch the language though)

What station was it?

CYA
September 18th, 2001, 08:52 AM
i'm sorry andy but i gotta laugh at this... too funny. http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif you're too paranoid. driving on that 87 octane won't do diddly to your motor. just don't go WOT and don't bring the revs up high. you're car can drive on that stuff all day long don't worry. lol. certainly doesn't excuse the dickhead gas jockey but hey... drive off and be happy that you didn't spend a couple days installing and removing the flywheel a couple times over the past weekend. dumb@ss craftsman torque wrench wasn't reading properly and i broke the pressure plate bolts. not once but twice! then after i get the tranny and everything in i decide to prime the motor... fricken starter melted on me after a 30 second crank. starter replacement means removing the passenger header or transmission and bellhousing. i opted for the header. the header isn't easy to remove like imports either. it's a nightmare. i swear every fricken bolt on my car has an order to it or else the next one will NOT line up. anyway... good thing i had my stock starter cause i threw that in. hopefully it works fine and doesn't do the heat soak thing again. that mean green starter i bought for &#36450 lasted me a whole 2-3 weeks! woohoo!! lucky me! http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

cya

TurboBlueNX
September 18th, 2001, 12:32 PM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Quote: from GirlRacer P1 on 10:24 pm on Sep. 17, 2001
I feel bad for you Andy...

(please watch the language though)
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But I thought this was the "Bring it on" Forum, anything goes? http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Right?!, RIGHT?! http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Quote: from GirlRacer P1 on 10:24 pm on Sep. 17, 2001

What station was it?
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It was the Esso station at the University of Alberta just down the road from Butterdome heading west.

TurboBlueNX
September 18th, 2001, 12:40 PM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Quote: from CYA on 8:52 am on Sep. 18, 2001
i'm sorry andy but i gotta laugh at this... *too funny. *http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif *you're too paranoid. *driving on that 87 octane won't do diddly to your motor. *just don't go WOT and don't bring the revs up high. *you're car can drive on that stuff all day long don't worry. *lol.
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Well, I knew you'd laugh at that Sam, as only you could http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

I just didn't want to take the chance of undoing 2 1/2 years of blood, swears, and tears... mostly swears and tears though...

No, that Jebidiah mechanic was really giving me an attitude. I really wanted to strangle him with that pump nozzle.

Ah, what the ####, I'll just let it slide and not let anyone touch my car.

</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Quote: from CYA on 8:52 am on Sep. 18, 2001

*certainly doesn't excuse the dickhead gas jockey but hey... drive off and be happy that you didn't spend a couple days installing and removing the flywheel a couple times over the past weekend. *dumb@ss craftsman torque wrench wasn't reading properly and i broke the pressure plate bolts. *not once but twice! *then after i get the tranny and everything in i decide to prime the motor... fricken starter melted on me after a 30 second crank. *starter replacement means removing the passenger header or transmission and bellhousing. *i opted for the header. *the header isn't easy to remove like imports either. *it's a nightmare. *i swear every fricken bolt on my car has an order to it or else the next one will NOT line up. *anyway... good thing i had my stock starter cause i threw that in. *hopefully it works fine and doesn't do the heat soak thing again. *that mean green starter i bought for &#36450 lasted me a whole 2-3 weeks! *woohoo!! lucky me! *http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif
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Geez, is there no such thing as a reliable street going race car? http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Sofar everything on my car is holding together very well, 'cept for that little fitting for the EGT, I'm going to loctite copper gasket goo it in tonight. Andy if you don't put the wrong gas in it, and if you don't reset the ECU because your battery died because you left your headlights on because you have a turbotimer running and you don't realise you left your headlights on because you don't hear the beeping because you walk away wile the car is idling/cooling down...

Other than that http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

GirlRacer P1
September 18th, 2001, 09:33 PM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Quote: from TurboBlueNX on 12:32 pm on Sep. 18, 2001

But I thought this was the "Bring it on" Forum, anything goes? http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Right?!, RIGHT?! http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
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Andy, you just sush... It is not about that, there are females present, it is impolite to curse in front of them. http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Scintillater
September 18th, 2001, 10:27 PM
Curse away! I'd be worse if I was in your position! But then again, I have a crazy temper for a girl! *hahahah* I know what you mean...crappy mechanics, and stuff like that. The best are those high school kids working at Canadian Tire telling you stuff you don't need for your car! For the record, DON'T GO THERE UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET RIPPED OFF AND HAVE YOUR CAR BROKEN! If anyone here works there, sorry man...this is my experience and the experience of EVERYONE I have talked to who has brought their car there. Besides, this is the "Bring it On" forum, sooo....BRING IT ON BABY YEAH BABY YEAH!

Marximus
September 19th, 2001, 12:03 AM
I can't blame the man for swearing, and I think you've probably did the right thing with the octane boost. *No WOT is not an option http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif. *If it were CYA he probably would have done simliar - or drive around the block 500 times, after beating up the jockie of course http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

I'v had 2 tanks of bad gas since I've been driving, thank god they were on my Winter Beater, but they were 87 Octane, once from Esso, the other from 7-11. *

TurboBlueNX
September 19th, 2001, 11:27 AM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Quote: from GirlRacer P1 on 9:33 pm on Sep. 18, 2001
Andy, you just shush... It is not about that, there are females present, it is impolite to curse in front of them. *http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
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Well, I had no idea That you were standing "right there" http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

You were also free to "walk away" too http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif))


You could've also not read it either, judging from the topic name, I'd have guessed there'd be more of the same, it's not like I forced you to read it http://www.asianet.ca/images/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif LOL!

TurboBlueNX
September 19th, 2001, 11:29 AM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Quote: from Scintillater on 10:27 pm on Sep. 18, 2001
Curse away! *I'd be worse if I was in your position! *But then again, I have a crazy temper for a girl! **hahahah* *I know what you mean...crappy mechanics, and stuff like that. *The best are those high school kids working at Canadian Tire telling you stuff you don't need for your car! *For the record, DON'T GO THERE UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET RIPPED OFF AND HAVE YOUR CAR BROKEN! *If anyone here works there, sorry man...this is my experience and the experience of EVERYONE I have talked to who has brought their car there. *Besides, this is the "Bring it On" forum, sooo....BRING IT ON BABY YEAH BABY YEAH!
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Canadian Tire = baaaaaaaaaaaad

I knew a guy who worked there for 15 years and he says don't even thing about taking your car to crappy tire!.