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  23 days 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 ►

    Subscribe and hit the notification bell! ►

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    • David T.
      David T. 21 day 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 22 days ago

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

    • Thomas Michael
      Thomas Michael 22 days 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 22 days ago

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

    • Chris Sheridan
      Chris Sheridan 23 days ago +1

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

  • bbaaspencer1
    bbaaspencer1 22 hours ago

    I’m always replacing the Power window motor assemblies!

  • Sir Jhonson
    Sir Jhonson Day ago

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

  • Marzan
    Marzan Day ago

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

  • WantCoffee99
    WantCoffee99 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days ago

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

  • Erich Mais
    Erich Mais 4 days ago

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

  • Dewayne Thomas
    Dewayne Thomas 4 days ago

    No restarted

  • Demetrio V Morales
    Demetrio V Morales 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    plastic, plastic, plastic everywhere...

  • William Jeffrey
    William Jeffrey 4 days ago

    Scotty I agree with you 100 %

  • Wallace Durango
    Wallace Durango 5 days ago

    Are u closing this youtube channel ?

  • 04dram04
    04dram04 5 days ago

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

  • Tom Smith
    Tom Smith 5 days ago

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

  • D.David Winters
    D.David Winters 6 days ago

    Please don't stop making videos

  • Barnabas Kim
    Barnabas Kim 6 days 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 6 days ago

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

  • audio links
    audio links 7 days ago

    Soooooo, ur closing or what?

  • Mark Remmington
    Mark Remmington 7 days ago


  • clayton jones
    clayton jones 7 days ago

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

  • Ray crazyraysplace
    Ray crazyraysplace 7 days ago

    Designers don't know a dam thing about repairs.

  • dexter lovejoy
    dexter lovejoy 7 days ago


  • dopiaza2006
    dopiaza2006 7 days 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 8 days 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 8 days 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 8 days ago

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

  • Motorcitymadman
    Motorcitymadman 8 days 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 9 days ago

    engineers...educated idiots

  • Erik Blazer
    Erik Blazer 9 days 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 9 days ago

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

  • XA351GT
    XA351GT 9 days 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 9 days ago

    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 10 days ago

    So true Scotty

  • GLEN Dooer
    GLEN Dooer 10 days ago

    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 10 days 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 10 days ago

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

    RV NATION 10 days 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

  • Frank De Ruiter
    Frank De Ruiter 10 days ago

    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 10 days ago

    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 11 days ago

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

  • Alexander Chavez
    Alexander Chavez 11 days ago

    Ok boomer

  • DimitriLozoya
    DimitriLozoya 11 days ago

    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 11 days ago

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

  • the mac
    the mac 11 days ago

    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 12 days ago

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

  • RellyOhBoy
    RellyOhBoy 12 days ago +2

    For the record: I've never been "rear-ended" by a girl.

  • Erick Cisneros
    Erick Cisneros 12 days ago

    The headlamp thing gets me so upset!
    I think headlights look great new.

  • Mrdubomb
    Mrdubomb 12 days ago

    I would like to see scotty design his own car

    • Frank De Ruiter
      Frank De Ruiter 10 days ago

      It would be something like the Peel 50 I guess, otherwise he isn't able to fix it himself.

  • Larry Watkins
    Larry Watkins 12 days ago

    Scotty, were you an Airborne Ranger?

  • Ronaldo Susa
    Ronaldo Susa 12 days ago +2

    Cmon Scotty!!!! You don't have to lie, your better than that.

  • GoliathAngelus
    GoliathAngelus 13 days ago

    I a gree with you!!
    Car manufacturers produce plastic parts because its cheaper to make for them.
    For us consumers, there is no benefit.
    They break much earlier
    Notice,,car brands make money with cheap plastic parts they use
    Maybe the parts are cheaper to buy (which isn t always the case)but it costs us much money and time when the car is in the garage again.

  • Green Genes
    Green Genes 13 days ago

    I once had a diesel rabbit and it shook so bad I had to replace the plastic radiator with a metal one. At least in those days a young guy could work on his own car. Not much anymore.

  • SouthernEagle
    SouthernEagle 13 days ago

    I'm beginning to think Scotty is a sham. All his "experience" that he touts and he only has a single driveway "garage"? No heated and lighted indoor garage, no car lift system, no display of tools other than a junk carport. He claims he has done "hundreds" of this and that repairs which is actually impossible....and his hands and fingers look like a female opera singer... I like to watch his videos, but I think he is full of s---

  • Andrzej D
    Andrzej D 13 days ago +1

    Scotty as a young apprentice in the 70s I was taught to look at the water flow in the radiator to tell if the pump was pumping, try it never to late to learn BUD

  • hgallegos915
    hgallegos915 13 days ago

    Mr Scotty! Help! My wallet can take no more! F150 5.4 3v.. whole timing kit still have phaser issues :( chech engine light... im at a loss.. :(

  • jm jm
    jm jm 13 days ago

    Wow, I have been complaining about the same things forever. For the radiators, I usually custom order mine from Mexico. They are all 100% metal. Ironically the metal radiators from Mexico are cheaper than the plastic radiators. I hate those serpentine belts. You loose everything in one shot. Those belts are also so difficult to replace. I really hate the fuel filters in the gas tank. This is one of the reason's I switched to Toyota's. At least you don't have to drop the tank on Toyota's. I helped a friend change the fuel filter on her Chevy Suburban. The dealer wanted $2000 for this. This is when I switched to Toyota's. I really hated doing this but they forced me. Changing a fuel filter was part of my tune up. Now I only do it when necessary. Hate those plastic headlights. The worst part is that a car will not pass inspection because of those headlights. I hope the automakers stop doing these things, and understand that people stopped buying their cars for these reasons.

    • Peter Kroll
      Peter Kroll 11 days ago

      - LED lighting units with lighting items that are not user exchangeable!
      In a few years customers will get a shock about replacement costs. These thingies do not last as long as they claim, by far.

  • Christine Berven
    Christine Berven 13 days ago

    Plastic framed intake manifold gaskets used on late 90's GM 4.3L would fail with coolant dumping into the lifter valley and ruining the main crank bearings.