Give This Volvo A Brake

Give This Volvo A Brake
RAY: We ‘re back. You ‘re listening to Car speak with us, Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers and we ‘re hera to discuss cars, cable car compensate and the new puzzle.

TOM: OK, I can barely wait.

RAY: All right. Well, I realize that I have n’t very done any automotive puzzles for a long time, because a in truth, a good automotive puzzle, so —

TOM: Yeah. Well you have n’t been to work for two months. That ‘ll do it, I mean you ‘ll forget.

RAY: Yeah. A customer who shall remain nameless called up the other day and said that a brake job we had done had gone askew. We had done a brake subcontract on his old Volvo and we had put on new pads and new disk rotors and it was all right for several months. And, and then Dick says, oh, did I say nameless, he says, gee now when I step on the brakes, he said, I get a rumble. And he said, the hard I step on the brakes the worse it is. In fact, I do n’t truly feel it at gloomy speeds or if I step on the brake gently even at senior high school speeds, but if I very lay onto the brakes, I feel that shuddering in the cable car. He says one of those new disks must be warped. And we say I doubt it. anyhow, he brings the car in and we drive it around and surely enough, he ‘s good. It is doing, it is doing the – classic symptom, a heave magnetic disk. We put the car up —

TOM: Those are pretty goodly disks.

RAY: Those are brawny, meaty, beefy disks.

TOM: Those are hefty, meaty, beefy, they ‘re not cheap little Yugo disks.

RAY: No, no, no.

TOM: Those are good.

RAY: Yeah, Yugo, they get the rejects from I-HOP and they good, they slap a brake caliper …

TOM: You can still read Coca-Cola on some of them.

RAY: Anyway, we put the dial indicator on it and determined that there ‘s nothing ill-timed with the magnetic disk, of course.

TOM: If you had, there would be no puzzle.

RAY: That ‘s right. That ‘s right.

TOM: Yeah.

RAY: But, we check all the bushings — cause a bad tie-rod end or a ball joint or a see arm bushing, or a bad strut climb, anything can cause this vibration. We check everything. We check everything. And we can find nothing wrong, but to humor him we put four new disks on.

TOM: You do ?

RAY: not in truth. We just told him we put, no, we put four new disks on, figuring that possibly one of our instruments is off a little bit. We drive the car, of course, what —

TOM: Same thing.

RAY: precisely the lapp thing. Back up on the raise it goes. And hours go by. And we have Ralph chained to his toolbox until he figures this out. And he ‘s standing there and he ‘s right in the middle of the car.

TOM: Was he lying down ?

RAY: No, nobelium. He ‘s, no, he ‘s standing and the car ‘s on the face-lift. He ‘s standing there right smack in the center of the car with wrenches in hand and he ‘s ready to remove something. And I say to him, what are you doing ? He says, I know what ‘s incorrect with it. What ‘s he gon na remove, and why does that fix it ?

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