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 ►

    Subscribe and hit the notification bell! ►

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    • David T.
      David T. 29 days 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 29 days 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.

    • Chris Sheridan
      Chris Sheridan Month ago +1

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

  • LazyGeekgamer HD is dead channel

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

  • John Molloy
    John Molloy 23 hours ago

    The man speaks truth.

  • milowagon
    milowagon 3 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 3 days ago

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

  • Effiong Mbom
    Effiong Mbom 7 days 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 7 days 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 8 days ago

    I’m always replacing the Power window motor assemblies!

  • Sir Jhonson
    Sir Jhonson 8 days ago +1

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

  • Marzan
    Marzan 9 days ago

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

  • WantCoffee99
    WantCoffee99 10 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 10 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 10 days ago

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

  • Erich Mais
    Erich Mais 11 days ago

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

  • Dewayne Thomas
    Dewayne Thomas 11 days ago

    No restarted

  • Demetrio V Morales
    Demetrio V Morales 11 days 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 12 days ago

    plastic, plastic, plastic everywhere...

  • William Jeffrey
    William Jeffrey 12 days ago

    Scotty I agree with you 100 %

  • Wallace Durango
    Wallace Durango 12 days ago

    Are u closing this youtube channel ?

  • 04dram04
    04dram04 12 days ago

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

  • Tom Smith
    Tom Smith 12 days ago

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

  • D.David Winters
    D.David Winters 13 days ago

    Please don't stop making videos

  • Barnabas Kim
    Barnabas Kim 13 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 14 days ago

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

  • audio links
    audio links 14 days ago

    Soooooo, ur closing or what?

  • Mark Remmington
    Mark Remmington 14 days ago


  • clayton jones
    clayton jones 14 days ago

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

  • Ray crazyraysplace
    Ray crazyraysplace 14 days ago

    Designers don't know a dam thing about repairs.

  • dexter lovejoy
    dexter lovejoy 14 days ago


  • dopiaza2006
    dopiaza2006 14 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 15 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 16 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 16 days ago

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

  • Motorcitymadman
    Motorcitymadman 16 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 16 days ago

    engineers...educated idiots

  • Erik Blazer
    Erik Blazer 16 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 16 days ago

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

  • XA351GT
    XA351GT 16 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 17 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 17 days ago

    So true Scotty

  • GLEN Dooer
    GLEN Dooer 17 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 Fx
    Thomas Fx 17 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 17 days ago

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

    RV NATION 17 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 17 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 18 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 18 days ago

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

  • Alexander Chavez
    Alexander Chavez 18 days ago

    Ok boomer

  • DimitriLozoya
    DimitriLozoya 18 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 18 days ago

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

  • the mac
    the mac 18 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 19 days ago

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

  • RellyOhBoy
    RellyOhBoy 19 days ago +2

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

  • Erick Cisneros
    Erick Cisneros 19 days ago

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

  • Mrdubomb
    Mrdubomb 20 days ago

    I would like to see scotty design his own car

    • Frank De Ruiter
      Frank De Ruiter 17 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 20 days ago

    Scotty, were you an Airborne Ranger?

  • Ronaldo Susa
    Ronaldo Susa 20 days ago +2

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

  • GoliathAngelus
    GoliathAngelus 20 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.