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

  • Published: 20 October 2019
  • 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 Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   3 weeks back

    6 Worst SUVs Only Stupid People Buy:

    ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:
    1. Bluetooth Scan Tool:
    2. Mid-Grade Scan Tool:
    3. My Fancy (Originally $5,000) Professional Scan Tool:
    4. Cheap Scan Tool:
    5. Basic Mechanic Tool Set:
    6. Professional Socket Set:
    7. Ratcheting Wrench Set:
    8. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter:
    9. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter:

    ⬇️ Things used in this video:
    1. Common Sense
    2. 4k Camera:
    3. Camera Microphone:
    4. Camera Tripod:
    5. My computer for editing / uploading:

    🛠Check out the tools I use and highly recommend ►

    🔥Scotty Shirts and Merch ►

    Subscribe and hit the notification bell! ►

    Scotty on Social:
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    • David T.
      David T.  3 weeks back

      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..

    • Dave Davis
      Dave Davis  3 weeks back

      had a 1970 Cadillac , easy to work on . Fuel pump went out , two bolts easy fix :)

    • Thomas Michael
      Thomas Michael  3 weeks back

      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.

    • Aye Bee
      Aye Bee  3 weeks back

      Revell, Monogram and Tamiya. Auto engineers sniffed to much glue.

    • Chris Sheridan
      Chris Sheridan  3 weeks back

      Scotty you a motoring legend .
      Love from southern england ..
      Wish you had a garage around here

  • bbaaspencer1
    bbaaspencer1  23 hours back

    I’m always replacing the Power window motor assemblies!

    • Sir Jhonson
      Sir Jhonson  1 days back

      It always seems like the fuel pump goes out when your tank is full'

      • Marzan
        Marzan  2 days back

        I here you.Nice to know there is someone else out there that feels the same.

        • WantCoffee99
          WantCoffee99  3 days back

          Plastic clips! -fuel line clips, door panel clips, etc. Designed by Satan himself. They get brittle, some require a special tools. They are hard to find replacements for. Dealers charge more per ounce for than the going rate for gold.

          • snowblind5151
            snowblind5151  3 days back

            My neighbor backed into my 99 Cadillac and pushed in the front right about two inches. After further investigation that car has a front shock built into the cross member that was a little rusted .I got under there with a sledge and tapped it a couple of times and it popped right back.A little paint smear was all I was left with.

            • Tailong
              Tailong  3 days back

              Dafuq was with this clicmbait video.... Why??? Just why??

              • Erich Mais
                Erich Mais  4 days back

                Vw: brass syncros/wax based glue that smells like crayons/plastic-allofit

                • Dewayne Thomas
                  Dewayne Thomas  4 days back

                  No restarted

                  • Demetrio V Morales
                    Demetrio V Morales  5 days back

                    Words that you will hear in every Scotty's video: When I was a young mechanic or I was a mechanic for 52 years...

                    • Gábor Érdi
                      Gábor Érdi  5 days back

                      plastic, plastic, plastic everywhere...

                      • William Jeffrey
                        William Jeffrey  5 days back

                        Scotty I agree with you 100 %

                        • Wallace Durango
                          Wallace Durango  5 days back

                          Are u closing this youtube channel ?

                          • 04dram04
                            04dram04  5 days back

                            Scotty your celica pump may still be good, but I guarantee you, the filter is bad

                            • Tom Smith
                              Tom Smith  5 days back

                              Not alot of people know that inside the bumper is Styrofoam. Thats it

                              • D.David Winters
                                D.David Winters  6 days back

                                Please don't stop making videos

                                • Barnabas Kim
                                  Barnabas Kim  7 days back

                                  Toyotas with plastic oil filter housing they break easily. The plastick oil filter housings stuck so bad sometimes unscrewing them can break them. The aftermarket metal oil filter housings had no problem busting them off at all.

                                  • tim ahlf
                                    tim ahlf  1 weeks back

                                    All the cheap ideas sure don't show up in the price of the car.

                                    • audio links
                                      audio links  1 weeks back

                                      Soooooo, ur closing or what?

                                      • Mark Remmington
                                        Mark Remmington  1 weeks back


                                        • clayton jones
                                          clayton jones  1 weeks back

                                          scotty i want to see your eyes , remove the glasses , what are u hiding

                                          • Ray crazyraysplace
                                            Ray crazyraysplace  1 weeks back

                                            Designers don't know a dam thing about repairs.

                                            • dexter lovejoy
                                              dexter lovejoy  1 weeks back

                                              TRUTH TO POWER MY BRUTHA!!!

                                              • dopiaza2006
                                                dopiaza2006  1 weeks back

                                                Plastic water pump impellers aren't as stupid as they sound. They are a form of mechanical fuse. Virtually all these days are driven by the timing belt, and if your coolant freezes then the water pump pulley will strip the teeth off your timing belt risking severe engine damage. By having a plastic impeller, the timing belt won't be damaged as the water pump pulley can continue to run.

                                                • Man of Many Trade's Master Of None

                                                  this is the whole reason I still drive the 3800 GM cars and Right know I have a 2006 Grand Prix Fun fact you have to drop the gas tank yep it sucks but I made mine better I used the access door from a 2004 Grand Prix LMFAO so I never have to drop that tank Again

                                                  • iskandartaib
                                                    iskandartaib  1 weeks back

                                                    Isn't there still a law in the US that says bumpers had to withstand a 10mph collision? I remember it came in in 1974, that year all cars started sporting these ugly blocky bumpers and all the car magazines were complaining about how stupid the government was for passing this law. Before that, bumpers were just heavy gauge sheet metal, a 10mph collision would result in deformed bumpers and a large repair bill. I believe the law was watered down somewhat (probably during Reagan's or the first Bush's presidency) to 5mph or something of the sort. Sounds like they actually got rid of the law altogether if the bumpers are as bad as he says they are now.

                                                    • F is for Fish
                                                      F is for Fish  1 weeks back

                                                      When he was a young mechanic if something went wrong with your ride you would just shoot it in the head 🐎

                                                      • David Neal
                                                        David Neal  1 weeks back

                                                        Well, I watched until the first commercial. I didn't get to finish your video. Oh-well

                                                        • Motorcitymadman
                                                          Motorcitymadman  1 weeks back

                                                          The goal is to make it so expensive to drive a car that no one but the rich will be able to do it. Then they can control where, when and if you get to travel.

                                                          • Dave Williams
                                                            Dave Williams  1 weeks back

                                                            engineers...educated idiots

                                                            • Erik Blazer
                                                              Erik Blazer  1 weeks back

                                                              Truth! Plastic radiators are junk. I've replaced mine in my 02 S10 3 times in the past 4 years due to the plastic tanks cracking

                                                              • mark N
                                                                mark N  1 weeks back

                                                                scotty, you don't have a business to close, you have a back alley garage.

                                                                • XA351GT
                                                                  XA351GT  1 weeks back

                                                                  The most stupid thing I've had to fix was the turn signal flasher on the 1988 Taurus wagon I had. The old can flasher that cost about a buck . Was clipped to the dash and all you did was disconnect the wire connector . Well this electronic flasher fails, I had to reach up to the top of the dash between the steering column and braces . ripped up arm just trying to reach it. I needed a ratchet to remove the screws try to disconnect the connector with one hand  . Then go to the store for a new one and told it would cost $75 .

                                                                  • Cancel19
                                                                    Cancel19  1 weeks back

                                                                    I bet also most of this plastic mania is to reduce weight cuz the govmint imposes ridiculous MPG demands on the automakers . Yea, oh I'm $aving in fuel. Then comes the repair bill$ for all the plastic crap that breaks. Oops, guess I didn't save much.

                                                                    • Brad c
                                                                      Brad c  1 weeks back

                                                                      So true Scotty

                                                                      • GLEN Dooer
                                                                        GLEN Dooer  1 weeks back

                                                                        I had a car that would not move at night Put in D works well... put in in N for night Nothing

                                                                        • Thomas Failor
                                                                          Thomas Failor  1 weeks back

                                                                          Scotty I think you're just angry with automotive innovation. I've been wrenching on cars for 40 years and the new models are way better than the domestic crap my parents had in the 80's. We've driven Volvo and Nissan my entire adult life, but I spend my weekends fixing pieces of crap from Detroit. Sometimes newer, lighter designs are more efficient and last longer, get better fuel economy. If everyone listened to you we'd all have to drive '87 Tercels with stick shifts. The world has moved on.

                                                                          • Lloyd Varner
                                                                            Lloyd Varner  1 weeks back

                                                                            Thank you Scotty. I always love your video's.

                                                                            • RV NATION
                                                                              RV NATION  2 weeks back

                                                                              We had a storm recently and a tree branch fell on my car barley leaving a scuff but the plastic handle broke off and flew 30 feet. I took in for repair, 1900 for repair because the inside mechanics broke. Couldn’t believe the cost. When I found out the cost, I got my insurance involved. They covered the cost. Really dumb...plastic. But it’s everywhere now. Can’t really buy a newer car now days that is designed for decades of use. Planned obsolescence.

                                                                              • baron von chickenpants
                                                                                baron von chickenpants  2 weeks back

                                                                                Love your videos so funny

                                                                                • Frank De Ruiter
                                                                                  Frank De Ruiter  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Car manufacturers make very little money on the cars they make. The only real profit is in the maintenance. Now, what's your solution for that? Making the cars perfect and sell them for twice the price? Nobody is going to buy it.

                                                                                  • Wayout West
                                                                                    Wayout West  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I take it that you will still share some of your extensive automobile wisdom with your viewers? By the way, I think we are about the same age, and I to, although not a automotive mechanic do from time to time make some car repairs, I agree with you whole heartedly about the use of plastics in cars.

                                                                                    • Fighting For England
                                                                                      Fighting For England  2 weeks back

                                                                                      plastic is lighter than metal - save weight increasing fuel economy... or so the argument goes!

                                                                                      • Alexander Chavez
                                                                                        Alexander Chavez  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Ok boomer

                                                                                        • DimitriLozoya
                                                                                          DimitriLozoya  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Had one of those plastic hose connections break on my bmw last year wasnt to hard to replace but not fun to get stranded in subfreezing temperatures

                                                                                          • panzerabwerkanone
                                                                                            panzerabwerkanone  2 weeks back

                                                                                            My 1978 Ford F100. Four inch drill pipe for bumpers.

                                                                                            • the mac
                                                                                              the mac  2 weeks back

                                                                                              They don't use metal and glass on the front of cars anymore.because impact on pedestrians is less lethal.crumple zones etc

                                                                                              • easterncommand1
                                                                                                easterncommand1  2 weeks back

                                                                                                what ever happened to opening the radiator cap and looking to see if it is flowing internally ???