Previous owner stuffups
How many times have you bought a car, and then found some really nasty surgery that was performed by the then owner that you didnt find when you looked the car over and handed over you hard earned cash?
Here's a couple I found
1. Xb GS that had a funny clunk from the rear end everytime I turned right, figured it might be a wheel bearing so no big problem. Popped out the shaft, replaced the bearing, still had the clunk.. Pulled out the diff (8" cone type LSD)..Previous owned must have damaged the splines on the cone, so instead of replacing the unit decided to machine all the splines out and stick it back. Which left the end of the free to move around hence the clunk..
2. My 2nd 3.0lt Capri with auto box. Drove her home everything felt fine, started to clean the engine bay and discovered a 1/4" gap between the bell housing and the back of the block, strange I think, better tighten them bolts up, did that only to discoved that the motor had locked solid, scratch head, loosen off bolts, motor free's up..weird..more head scratching. Decide to drop auto, discover that some clown had WELDED the torque converter to the flex plate, not only that but it was the wrong converter. Then to my disgust i notice a ridge of what looked suspisously like araldite running from the left front side of the box to the right rear.. It turns out to be sealing a massive crack in the casing.. Went back to confront the guy I buy the car off, seems he blew the converter, couldn't find/ couldn't afford/ couldn't be bothered getting a new one so used an old one he found in his garage, welded her on and found the motor wouldnt turn so he tried a tow start which split the auto..Renegotiated price of car and got the cost of new auto and converter deducted
People light that should be shot