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

  • Published on Oct 20, 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  Month ago +51

    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 ►

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    • de0509
      de0509 2 days ago

      Sir. I appreciate your sharing of knowledge, but I think you are wrong in calling these design decisions as stupid. These things are working exactly as intended. Because the more things break, the more cars that people need to buy. :D

    • David T.
      David T. Month ago

      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 Month ago

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

    • Thomas Michael
      Thomas Michael Month ago +1

      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 Month ago

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

  • J M
    J M 18 hours ago

    Scotty , you got me screaming at my computer screen "Yeah yeah !!! Everything is crap !!" LMAO. My next truck is gonna be at least 40 years old. Screw the car companies.

  • Dadmezz
    Dadmezz 4 days ago

    Thank you Scotty for telling the truth. I just got bit with the compressor change out because of the single belt on my 2004 Taurus for $675 but now I have air conditioning again on my rust bucket.

  • The average Joe’s tinkering And Repair Show

    I think water pumps driven off the timing belts are stupid. I think timing belts are stupid. nothing wrong with pushrods simple and effective and these Plastic timing chain guides!! Really. It would be nice if they could just put the fuel pump snug on the side of the tank. It wouldn’t hurt to back technology up a little bit on some things.

  • John E
    John E 7 days ago +1

    Thank you for the complaint about plastic water pump impellers. Standard fix on VW/Audi is to swap in a metal water pump with every timing belt change.

  • jim z
    jim z 11 days ago

    It's a shame even if you buy a high end car you still get crap engineering.

  • Joe Johnson
    Joe Johnson 12 days ago

    The cars are getting smarter, it's the people operating them that are getting stupider. How many times have I flashed my high beams again and again on a car that had no lights on late at night...and they still don't get it ! Who was the genius that came up with the brilliant idea to design a dashboard that lights up the instant you turn the ignition key on? In the old days, the dashboard would remain dark until you turned on your lights!

  • Big Thunder
    Big Thunder 15 days ago

    Scotty you should of had a supra instead of the celica

  • Jim Kline
    Jim Kline 15 days ago

    The doorknob on the car door was classic

  • Rick Jones
    Rick Jones 16 days ago

    This guy has given out more bad info and advice than a timeshare salesman.

  • Vinay ESO
    Vinay ESO 16 days ago

    You do know that the audis that have a plastic water pump blade( it's not normal plastic, its reinforced ) dont use water as coolant right, these high end cars use waterless coolants..... wich is heavier to pump and gets alot hotter then water cooled engines. Normal waterpumps on high end cars break easy after a while, getting hot and cold again all the time, this reinforced plastic. IF it even breaks off ( wich hasn't happened in my 9 years of working with audi ) it wont hurt the engine like steel or aluminium does. And plastic also does not get corroded.
    And is immune to all other minerals like chalk found in water.
    Guess this channel is stuck in the 1990s, just as that shitty celica you always praise.

  • John Whyman
    John Whyman 18 days ago

    I had a plastic radiator and the top blew when the water pump belt pulley slipped. That was better than the alternative, warped aluminum head.

  • olin johnson
    olin johnson 20 days ago +1

    I have enjoyed your program so much through the years. Olin Johnson

  • potato salad
    potato salad 20 days ago

    everything is turning to crap

  • dandandatreeman
    dandandatreeman 23 days ago

    I'm looking for a 70s Ford pickup. I'm done with this plastic crap! Love the videos.

  • LazyGeekgamer HD is dead channel

    3:38 false information about plastic its made in 1858 lmfao.

  • John Molloy
    John Molloy 24 days ago

    The man speaks truth.

  • milowagon
    milowagon 26 days ago

    In this " green " world we now live in, we are bombarded with messages of the evil of plastic.
    Yet, car makers are turning their back on metal components.
    Not very " green " and stupid.

  • edward thor
    edward thor 27 days ago

    But you can organize and stand in the face of it.

  • Elegant Fowl
    Elegant Fowl Month ago

    Just cleaned and re-assembled my original starter motor on my deere lawn tractor.. The new chinese $40 one (ebay) lasted 24 hours...What fun making a rig to hold the brushes for reassembly...Its a phd subject on its own but great fun when it works.... Come on Scotty, you can do it !

  • spruceguitar
    spruceguitar Month ago

    SCOTTY language:
    1. Rolling pile of junk
    2. Fiat-Chrystler joke
    3. 51 years!
    4. You can’t fix stupid
    5. Go see a psychiatrist
    6. Cheap plastic
    7. Fancy Scan tool
    8. Will run forever / I know what you’re thinking
    9. Look at my ‘94 Celica, shiny as the day it was made (and the AC still blows cold)
    10. The 2004 Lexus I got for my wife
    11. Plastic piece of crap / It was a tragic day
    12. Stupid plastic headlamps that fade away
    13. Stupid plastic painted bumpers
    14. Ugly black stuff sticking out
    15. Endless money pit
    16. Just Empty Every Pocket
    17. I was wrong about Mazda
    18. Revv up your engines
    19. If you never wanna miss one of my videos
    20. The way I see it Subaru is full of hot air!
    21. I’m lucky I’m not sitting in a death trap!
    22. Yr car has a turbo, yr transmission goes pop
    23. A customer who’s kind of a loser
    24. He fell for an auto industry trick
    25. They rust like crazy!
    26. This is a Nissan: what a pile of junk!
    27. A tiny leak like that on the Celica is no big deal

  • bbaaspencer1
    bbaaspencer1 Month ago

    I’m always replacing the Power window motor assemblies!

  • Sir Jhonson
    Sir Jhonson Month ago +3

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

  • Marzan
    Marzan Month ago

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

  • WantCoffee99
    WantCoffee99 Month ago

    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 Month ago

    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 Month ago

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

  • Erich Mais
    Erich Mais Month ago

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

  • Dewayne Thomas
    Dewayne Thomas Month ago

    No restarted

  • Demetrio V Morales
    Demetrio V Morales Month ago +1

    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 Month ago

    plastic, plastic, plastic everywhere...

  • William Jeffrey
    William Jeffrey Month ago

    Scotty I agree with you 100 %

  • Wallace Durango
    Wallace Durango Month ago

    Are u closing this youtube channel ?

  • 04dram04
    04dram04 Month ago

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

  • Tom Smith
    Tom Smith Month ago

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

  • D.David Winters
    D.David Winters Month ago

    Please don't stop making videos

  • Flat Box Cross
    Flat Box Cross Month ago

    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 Month ago

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

  • audio links
    audio links Month ago

    Soooooo, ur closing or what?

  • Mark Remmington
    Mark Remmington Month ago


  • clayton jones
    clayton jones Month ago

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

  • Ray crazyraysplace
    Ray crazyraysplace Month ago

    Designers don't know a dam thing about repairs.

  • dexter lovejoy
    dexter lovejoy Month ago


  • dopiaza2006
    dopiaza2006 Month ago

    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 Month ago

    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 Month ago

    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 Month ago

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

  • Motorcitymadman
    Motorcitymadman Month ago

    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 Month ago

    engineers...educated idiots

  • Erik Blazer
    Erik Blazer Month ago

    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 Month ago

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

  • XA351GT
    XA351GT Month ago

    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 Month ago +1

    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 Month ago

    So true Scotty

  • GLEN Dooer
    GLEN Dooer Month ago

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

  • Thomas Fx
    Thomas Fx Month ago

    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 Month ago

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

    RV NATION Month ago

    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

    Love your videos so funny