Coming back to Tangoman and the $3000 dollar Misdiagnosis (UK £1750) This shouldn't be a competition and it isn't, more to highlight that this incompetence is just as rife in the Uk as it is anywhere else.
I walked into a garage this afternoon. (First time customer)
Not sure I want to give the fixes away to the Golden Nugget Hunters, but here goes.
First job was a Land Rover Discovery that wouldn't lock or unlock from the keyfob - Garage is Equipped with "Dealer Level" Autologic for LR - I used my KTS. New RF Receiver, New Body Control Unit and a New Key. I'm guessing £1700 parts and fitting. Vcc / Vdd Missing at Receiver Pin, Perfect as it exited BCM !!!
Next Job a 2010 Astra with Throttle Body Range / Performance Faults. New Throttle body £600 plus fitting I guess - Feedback wire incorrectly crimped in ECU plug - Manufacturers fault as far as I can see. I didn't have a dedicated scantool for this but EOBD did suffice to give me DTC's & Actual Values
Last Job a Nissan Navara with APP, EGR & CKP fault. Garage is equipped with "Dealer Tool" "Nissan Consult" I used my Snap On and Autodata. The shared 5v Ref wire insulation compromised and pulled to ground. You guessed it, new APP, EGR, CKP, Engine ECU & ABS ECU (because the battery went flat and he couldn't clear the St-Ang-S fault ??? I'm guessing £3000 plus with programming etc.
By far the worst I have ever seen in one afternoon under the same roof in the hands of one man.
Oh, and he wants me back there tomorrow and reckons he can keep me busy - "No S4it Batman" was my first thought !!!
I do like Pictures of the Queen was a close Second