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3 weeks ago, I payed off my car. 2 weeks ago I upgraded the suspension. Last weekend, my engine exploded

3 weeks ago, I payed off my car. 2 weeks ago I upgraded the suspension. Last weekend, my engine exploded

chmmr1151

Guess you should have gotten one of them extended warranties they're always calling about


JWCRaigs

We've been trying to reach you regarding your vehicles extended warranty.


albinohut

Not interested, I just paid it off and the suspension is upgraded, I'm all set.


QueefChiefKeith

*engine blows*


FluidApple98

Yeah? How does one get a car to do that to them? Asking for a friend.


Nitin-2020

It’s part of the Pleasure Giving package


dubbymcdub

It's a flesh light shoved into the exhaust pipe.


Tintcutter

That causes anti-matter


jdawgsplace

LMAO, have a upvote


FelixFaldarius

“This is why you pay us money.” **Don’t make us do it again.**


runninron69

Engines blows? Must be a Subaru.


betheculture

Triggered 😤


HibachiKebab

So about that extended warranty....


PsychedelicOptimist

Hello, we've been trying to reach you regarding your extended warranty on your extended warranty.


zasz211

I bought one of those from the dealer when I got my current car and it saved me around $350 over the cost of the plan when my fuel pump went out.


Iwanttoplaytoo

In 1971 I had a $300 car (1950 Chevy). Water pump goes out, I go to the junkyard and get one (you find the car and remove it yourself) for $5. Put it in myself with basic tools (tons of room under the hood). Now, it’s some ridiculous $1,000 event.


639wurh39w7g4n29w

On the other hand I have a driving appliance that gets 30-40 mpg and I’ve done nothing but oil and filter changes in 50k miles. It just runs.


campingthisweekend

Hondas have several models with the water pump inside of the engine. It's a maintenance item to replace the timing belt at 100k miles, at which point most people opt to change the water pump at that time. It cost $870 to change water pump and timing belt. If I would only change the water pump it would be closer to $800.


PureAntimatter

Of course you couldn’t drive 100 miles without fixing a tire on a 50s car. I have a couple of Toyota trucks with 200k + on them and unused spare tires. Haven’t had to break out the points file, either. There is literally nothing better about 50s,60s, etc cars.


Silent_Bort

And that 50's car would turn you to mush in a head on collision.


1quirky1

The styling was awesome, but that’s about it.


Meggarea

We still do that. It's a dying art. Saves us tons of money though.


Lucid-Design

One day the world will realize car salesmen are jus crooks lol


BanjoTheFox

Everyone already knows they are, but they lobby congress so they can remain crooks


joe579003

It's kind of telling the man to be able to defeat their dealership scam scheme and unlock ship car to door was Elon Musk, should have been a red flag, ominous choir chanting in Latin and all.


whiskeyboundcowboy

This is a final courtesy before my implosion -engine


ClaudeJRdL

Or spent the suspension money on a service.


StewPedidiot

It's really his own fault, they've done everything they can do to reach him.


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nigmo284

Generally, the clutch disc is considered a wear item. Most new car warranties don't cover those either.


WeinerboyMacghee

Isn't the whole fucking car a wear item?


slowjoe12

"My engine just blew up!" "Ooooh, sorry man, that's normal wear and tear."


Robinflieshigh

Yeah bad credit lenders make you get an extended warranty incase something fails on a vehicle, and you can’t afford to pay for the repair & car payment. Burn your clutch out? You’re an idiot that doesn’t know how to drive a stick. torque converter go out? Not your fault 99% of the time, can cost thousands to repair, covered by extended warranty.


FasterThanTW

This is like being upset that they won't warranty your brake pads. Guess this is your first car?


Avenged_Thrice

Lmao, good luck finding a warranty that will cover a clutch


DrawerStill9680

A clutch is never covered under any warranty? It's a wear item. Unless the car is under 10k miles they'll never replace it, plus it's super easy to prove it was user error burning it out not a mechanical one.


David511us

Unless it's proved the clutch is defective (aka design problem). Ford (eventually) paid for 2 clutches on my 1989 SHO. The 3rd clutch was an improved design (finally). That said, in general you are correct.


Mr_Canard

That car is between 12 and 15 yo, they don't offer warranties for that.


StopBoofingMammals

I have never met a Mazdaspeed3 owner. I have, however, met multiple *former* Mazdaspeed3 owners.


sk8rcrash

The explanation? They are actually Ford's.


darkfuryelf

This is the correct answer lmao. The 2.3l turbo i4 in the Mazda speed 3 is extremely similar to the modern 2.3 ecoboost. Just yknow... about 15 years older and way less powerful and reliable...


ItsAndwew

Doesn't the RS have an unreliable Turbo i4 as well??


Radboi_420

Short answer: yes Long answer: yes


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StopBoofingMammals

My dad almost bought one of those. Ended up with an FR-S. Whined about it the whole time. You know what he wasn't whining about? A blown engine.


upsidedownbackwards

My friend owned one and I rode in it a few times. That thing was falling apart as it went. When he bought it from the dealer it was missing the driveshaft and nobody told him about it, he had to find that out himself


darkfuryelf

I would fucking hope his front engine FWD car didn't have a driveshaft???


upsidedownbackwards

Maybe I'm thinking of another model then. His was AWD and he went a few weeks with FWD only because the drive shaft was missing. It was a Mazda Speed...something. Edit: Looked it up, it was a Speed 6


darkfuryelf

Lmao I was gonna say, if he installed a driveshaft into a speed3 I'd be pretty thoroughly impressed


venturelong

My neighbor has one that seems to be leaking oil, you can smell when it’s coming down the street


xder345

Amen.


gee-dangit

Never again


StopBoofingMammals

Are we talking the MZR L3-VDT or that Austrian with the bad moustache? They tend to get the same sort of language.


gee-dangit

The mzr. I’m sure the mustache man lasts longer


StopBoofingMammals

He was shooting for a thousand years. Didn't work out.


ConvexFever5

The Mazda was only looking to hit 5 or 6 but that didn't happen either.


MayOrMayNotBePie

What happens this weekend? Find out next time on Dragonball Z.


hindey19

Sounds like an engine swap.


QuitAbusingLiterally

I dunno, sounded more like an engine explosion.


hindey19

That was last weekend.


AdjutantStormy

I don't need another fucking LS swap video


Shnoochieboochies

Here I have a Jaguar XJS V12, I'm completely incompetent and trying to solve problems and learn new skills is not my wheel house, I have a slight oil leak coming from the rocker cover gasket, you know what that means....


Yolaroller

Just drill some holes here in this plastic plasticky structure part and bam new motor mounts.


Flybuys

Is that the sound of an LS crate being opened?


Kryten_2X4B-523P

ahhhhhhhh Ahhhhhh AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


DiabeticPissingSyrup

Next weekend, set fire to it in an insurance scam. Also, how come "payed" is becoming more and more common at the moment? It's "paid".


BreweryBuddha

Payed doesn't get autocorrected because payed is actually a word, so it's a spelling error that doesn't get corrected like other ones.


reggit99

Can you elaborate on the difference/usage?


BreweryBuddha

Paid is the past tense of pay when speaking about money. Payed is the past tense of pay when speaking about handling a cable or rope, it's the word for letting out by slacking.


HitlersSpecialFlower

Interesting. Payed has to be an antiquated, or industry specific term. Because I've never, and will never hear that word.


IRLImADuck

It’s a naval industry’s word. To pay out a line (rope). E.g. “I payed out the line an hour ago, so it should be fine.”


autopilot4630

As a former engineer in the merchant marines, hearing a mate say "It should be fine" is one of the scariest phrases to be spoken.


IRLImADuck

Haha yea… but seamen will be seamen


31jarey

They're both a past tense / past participle of the word pay. Pay however has multiple meanings, notably one financial and the other nautical. Paid is the past tense for the financial term, "I paid my taxes last week" Payed is the past tense for the nautical term, "a seam between the planks of the deck had to be payed with tar" You'd also use paid for "giving attention to" or "suffering misfortune as a consequence of ones actions" Edit: you also pay out rope / cable, i.e. letting out slack. This uses payed, e.g. "The contractor payed the cable for the telephone lines". Apologies for forgetting this one!


reggit99

Hmm I think I'll start using payed for laying stuff out, or sealing seams in general. I have to pay the peak of my house roof


Fjolsvithr

You've probably never had a use for the word "payed" in your life. It has to do with tarring boats or something.


QueefChiefKeith

>seal (the deck or seams of a wooden ship) with pitch or tar to prevent leakage. "an open groove between the planks had to be payed by running in hot pitch from a special ladle"


BlasterPhase

sounds like a grammatical error


lizerdk

It’s actually spelled payedd two D’s for the double dose of this pimpin’


IDK_khakis

A pimp's love is different than that of a square...


Tigeruppercut36

It is a fascinating world though


NGLIVE2

That line and his face when he’s saying it is etched into my soul.


whodaloo

Fun fact about Upgrayedd... He was played by the rapper Scarface. The song in the beginning of Office Space when Michael Bolton is [rapping in traffic](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XASNM1XEQPs) is by [Scarface - No Tears](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCb40h_gI3I). I think Mike Judge might be a fan.


BravoR2

No we're having fun fellas.


2wiceashard

And he is/was in Geto Boys who sing ["Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta".](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIoPlLEXM2Y)


FRESH_TWAAAATS

Mike Judge's love for southern rap is real


LeaveTheMatrix

As real as a pimps love.


2wiceashard

My man.


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QuitAbusingLiterally

> More and more of us have become reliant on the calculators our maths teachers told us we wouldn't have in our pockets The importance of studying mathematics is more or less the same as exercising. You don't spend an hour each day deadlifting and whatnot because you will be deadlifting frequently in your everyday life.


CaptainAwesome06

That kills me about Reddit. "Schools need to teach real skills like balancing a checkbook!" They do. It's called addition and subtraction.


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ProbablyNotTacitus

Something tells me their spelling and story have a bearing on one another


dekrant

Now that’s the kind of sober analysis that I expect from Tacitus!


Chrissy9001

Glad you asked this so I didn't have to.


bkdlays

Thank you for asking I have to keep checking o see if payed is a new word. Sadly it's just the dumbing down of society.


payed_is_not_a_word

I mean, as explained above, yes, it is technically a word. But it’s never the word you want.


millenniumxl-200

> Also, how come "payed" is becoming more and more common at the moment? Well, that's what he sayed.


ValuableIsopod6

> how come “payed” is becoming more and more common at the moment? This is a relatively new practice, but some banks keep track of the debtor’s obligation by visualizing loan payment schedules as markers at 1-foot intervals along a length of rope. As the borrower makes payments, he pays out a proportional length of the rope from his reel back onto the bank’s reel—kind of like an audio cassette, but much bigger of course. When the last bit of rope is payed out, the borrower is free of debt, but sadly still saddled with being ignorant of how “paid” is spelled.


payed_is_not_a_word

I like you.


SwagginsYolo420

Misspellings and misheard phrases spread like wildfire on social media.


Pittsburghhh

“The way she goes”


onewithoutasoul

Fuckin' way she goes he says


stumpdawg

Sometimes she goes, sometimes she don't.


mantisdubstep

The way of the road, bubs


SarahPallorMortis

SMOKES NOW


MomshellBelle

I feel this in my soul. Just spent $1600 getting a brand new set of tires and replacing two tie rods, $350 on tag and fees, and another $80 on an oil change to have our fully paid off vehicle blow a head gasket and break down. Life is a cruel mistress at times.


Benstockton

Damn, sorry to hear it man, you feel like doing it yourself or sending it off to a shop?


MomshellBelle

It was a 2009 Dodge Journey with around 119k miles on it, so we decided to trade it in. We have gone through so many high mileage cars over the years that we wanted something newer to hopefully avoid getting something different in the next two years again. Scored a 2017 Kia Niro with 19k miles on it, hopefully it'll be with us for a while.


Benstockton

The Kia is a safe bet, dodges aren’t really known as high mileage cars, sorry yours definitely wasn’t


nate800

Well there’s your problem...


L3s0

Life do be like that sometimes


MyOversoul

Curse of paying off the loan. Never fails for us. I've warned my daughters and one whose getting ready to pay hers off decided she's going to go look at trade ins this coming week. As soon as she decided that she felt like hers was wobbling funny, tire rod was about to snap so first it sits at the mechanic's.


Zediac

The tie rod is a minor repair, work and cost wise. That's still far cheaper than taking on a new vehicle loan. Toe rods are also easy and cheap to do yourself. Firestone wanted $320 to replace 1 inner tie rod, 1 outer tie rod, and both accordion boots on my 20 year old winter / road trip / hauler vehicle. Instead I replaced both inners, both outers, and both boots myself for $160 and 1.5 hours of my time. Easy.


land8844

Did you get it aligned afterwards? Not a bad idea to do so after tie rods replacement.


Zediac

Yeah. I have a "lifetime alignment" through Firestone. I got the tie rods close and then took it in for an alignment. The tech asked if I did the work myself because everything looked clean and was close.


land8844

Lol, nice. "Lifetime alignment" through Firestone is more like "toe 'n' go", at least according to the service managers I worked under years ago: >me: "Hey, this car needs bushings, rear camber is out and not adjustable" >sm: "Uh, yeah, it's just a lifetime alignment, just set toe and get it out, they aren't gonna buy anything." >me: "But it needs parts..." >sm: "..." >me: "..." >sm: "..." >me: "Fine." Repeat ad nauseam. So glad to be out of that industry.


Zediac

The one near me doesn't do that. I've had my alignment rejected twice because the car needed parts to do the alignment properly. Also I've always been given a before and after spec sheet. Firestone might not be the best but my tires have always worn evenly so I can't complain.


projektdotnet

Used to have a 74 FJ40 Land Cruiser...thing had 6 tie rod ends, a pitman bushing, and a center bushing...if any one of them was worn out it was downright scary to drive. Had a few friends help me swap power steering and it made it so there were only 4 rod ends afterwards. That said, replacing stock to stock isn't bad, though make sure you make real good measurements of the original position before you remove them so that you can realign it well enough to get it to a shop for an alignment afterwards.


Steev182

Even if you add in the money for a trolley jack, jack stands, breaker bar, sockets and rent the more specialist tools for the tie rods and the lubrication, you’ll still be in a decent position for most other minor repairs.


land8844

I just paid off our 2013 Caravan last week (84 month loan - don't do that, kids). Taking it on an 800 mile road trip tomorrow, so I gave it an oil change and a pre-trip lookover. Found one of the plastic Y-pipes that splits flow between the front and rear heater cores was leaking and getting crusty. It's a known infamous issue - thankfully an easy fix - but the part I ordered immediately after finding it isn't coming until later this week. I packed a handful of tools, a length of heater hose, and a couple jugs of coolant if I need to bypass it in the middle of the AZ desert...


jeffsterlive

Are transmission still complete garbage on caravans? I really wish that stow and go was on the Sienna.


land8844

The 62TE isn't terrible, you just gotta keep up on maintenance. It's effectively an upgraded 41TE with three extra gears (5th + 6th + a second 4th gear, geared slightly lower for downshifts). It doesn't have a dipstick, but it's got the tube... There's a couple guides on YouTube and forums on how to mark up the oil dipstick for transmission usage. https://www.allpar.com/threads/the-chrysler-62te-automatic-transmission-transaxle.230007/ And yes, if Toyota implemented some form of fold-flat seating like stow and go, I'd trade up.


-BroncosForever-

That’s not a reason to replace the car though. You could fix that on your own if you knew how to.


Osko5

Walk it off


bigbode123

Rub some dirt on it


UnfitproductSociety

Take a salt tablet.


BigBeagleEars

Turns out those salt tablets were horse crank


11122233334444

Just get some rest, it’ll heal right up


Rawtashk

*picture of 4 guys around an open car hood that doesn't show any actual damage* Peak reddit


chmilz

I see 4 guys that look like they can clear a 7-11 out of all its Doritos and Monster, but can't even tell what kind of car he apparently owns.


WhyIHateTheInternet

No, peak Reddit is you having to explain that and having it be in the controversial section of the comments. This is a shit post if I've ever seen one.


Thisgirl022

Paid.


Sega-Playstation-64

This is driving me nuts. In the last year I see the word "payed" almost every other day now on Reddit.


heyimrick

People get all bent out of shape when you correct em too nowadays. That's why we keep seeing "could of" more and more.


SpongeDot

Personally, I’d love for people to correct me online given that it’s anonymous—then I don’t have to worry about it going forward. If you don’t care about making mistakes in your writing, move on and ignore corrections, but for people like me who often write in professional/academic settings, it’s actually quite helpful.


mada447

*looks closely for mistakes* Your last sentence is a run on.


Titobanana

god i hate that so much


Draked1

Don’t read “no country for old men” then


neocommenter

Don't forget possessive apostrophes everywhere they're not needed. Like holy fuck people.


bzekers

Junkyard engine time?


that1guy4805

LS SWAP


sloppyjoesandwich

I also have a gen1 speed3. Any engine mods you think contributed? This is my greatest fear and I’ve had the car for 7 years now


5hiftyy

HPFP and a pro tune and you'll never go wrong. Check out more info at r/mazdaspeed3


sometrendyname

My focus has a similar motor and I hear that the worst thing is to floor it while in a high gear.


StopBoofingMammals

Isn't flooring it on the highway what these cars are...for?


sometrendyname

Not in high gear. You downshift then floor it.


masalaz

It's called lugging the engine and it's the worst for almost all cars.


sloppyjoesandwich

I’ve heard many stories of people blowing their engine cruising along in 6th gear with cruise control on.


CeceWobbles

lmao, i totally feel ya. had a reliable daily with my '93 Impreza, upgraded the measly 1.8 to a 2.5 with 2.2 heads, and fucking destroyed the trans. rust was gonna finish it off, but its life got cut short. i'm sure you can find a junkyard engine from a crashed one, though. keep 'er goin'.


QuitAbusingLiterally

Which is why increasing the power output (more correct: torque) should be the absolute last upgrade, after brakes, suspension, transmission, bracing, weight reduction... (in no particular order) It's possible (likely i'd say) the transmission gave up for other reasons though. Can't imagine the second engine having so much more torque. It's not like you went from a 1.6l to a 5l twin turbo :/


CeceWobbles

It does have a noticeable increase in low-end torque with that setup, but I think it was more just that I accelerated age-related issues by doing that swap. The 1.8 was so low in power that it probably would've been able to last quite some more time.


QuitAbusingLiterally

was it the mesh that failed?


Dyslexic_Wizard

You forgot #1: tires.


Zediac

If my 01 Outback ever needs a new engine I'm going to WRX swap it. Luckily, I suppose, that wagon is extremely reliable and runs like new. So I have no real reason to do the swap. The 2.5L + 5MT in that wagon is a pure mechanical drivetrain with a permanent 50/50 split and a LSD in the rear. [It's unstoppable in the snow.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6xwrf4UW5c)


blurrrrg

I'm gonna step my dead 2.5 down to a JDM 2.0, supposably it will be less prone to commiting engine suicide


CovidEnema

BACK TO THE PILE


Certain_Chain

Both of the people on the left half of the photo look like characters being played by Jack Black.


lazy_pig

They look like a Toto tribute band.


PSmurf78

Gotta love the MZR... Mazda dudes are always posting about zzb (zoom zoom boom). At least motors aren't too crazy expensive


downinCarolina

yeah i had a rod go in an 06 ms6 and put a hole in the block. it was just clutch in, and then no more engine.


Raahn

Man they're shocking ay. I know 3 guys that have blown up 2.3s (non turbo) and my NC mx5 has blown up a 2.0. I think the 2.5s are solid though, or at least I hope so cause that's what'll be going in the mx5 if it goes pop again.


hindey19

Three 2.5 that was in my '18 CX5 cracked the block after 50,000km.


RingIndustries

That’s a sky activ, not an MZR I think.


dns7950

Time for an LS swap.


keidabobidda

This picture is fucking meme worthy though! At least you got that


Shaneblaster

Exactly. Engine explodes. Friends happy!


zazu2006

Well were you driving like an idiot? Engines don't explode out of nowhere....


superspiffy

What the hell is this picture even?


wag-the-dog

Here let me add on to it - it's "paid". The word is paid. Not payed.


Frothy_Manbeast

You guys look like redditors


11Veritas

This looks like a promotional poster of an early 2000’s movie


YudufA

Paid*


MonstrousOctane

payed?


Mission_Shopping_345

Guess it's hard for people to spell the past tense of certain words... "Paid"...


Rubberduck645

Why did it explode?


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Laez

That also would describe it operating correctly.


pfun4125

It most likely blew the seals in the turbo and quickly consumed all the oil. I had one consuming a quart every 400 miles with minimal smoke at idle being the only symptom. They have multiple internal engine issues.


asslicer

Paid*


YouMakeMeDrink

At least you have friends


Th4tGuyUKn0

I swear, vehicles wait until you pay that last note for everything to go wrong.


dem_smexy_skellys

You guys look like a podcast I'd actually listen to.


OneFastBurrito

How did you owe money on a 15 year old car?


AssBlaster_666

There’s a lot of soy in these boys


5hiftyy

One of us, one of us... See you over at r/mazdaspeed3 for the part out thread.


reduxde

Doesn’t r/wellthatsucks have a rule where the situation has to be apparent in the photo? All I see is 4 happy dudes and a totally intact car... how can we even tell whether any of your story is true?


Chase_Has_Autism

This is what its like having a HP laptop


omarccx

The HP laptops don't even wait til they're paid off though.


XirallicBolts

How do people do this? My sister goes through multiple laptops annually. I travel for work, my laptop gets tossed around, I have it in my car a lot for projects... I'm on laptop #2 after a decade, and the old one is still in 100% functioning condition.


short_story_long_

Damn dude, I feel you. The day I paid off my car, a guy in a golf cart hit me in a parking lot. Have a cold one and try to laugh it off.


DeepMadness

Great story progression. Keep us posted on next developments.


corradovrt

you did something and didnt upgrade high pressure fuel pump


appleburger17

Flatbiller in a Mazdaspeed 3 blew an engine? No way!


PTCLady69

Maybe next weekend you’ll learn how to spell “paid”?


Dr_Lipschitzzz

Please post this to r/roastme


SirSoulssoul

This week your weels get slashed