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The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
WE DID IT BOYS! 10,000 Subscribers as I finished uploading this video at 12:16 am 12/12/2016 ! THANK YOU ALL!
TheAstro30 (1 год назад)
R230Tuner (1 год назад)
Your mom.
Maxwell Peter (1 год назад)
ialmanza4 what do you do troll
R230Tuner (1 год назад)
You look like a 13 year old who got into his dad's closet. I feel sorry for the 10K sad people who actually belive that you are a real "mechanic". You are pretty boy who likes to flaunt that he is a "business owner" yet his business sucks. LMAO Good luck twinkle toes. Muuaaah! Oh yeah, get some new music... Christ!
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Thanks Hard, Appreciate it bud.
Michael Lionetta (1 месяц назад)
Real mechanics fix everything. You can do the gravy work.
J. J. (1 месяц назад)
Hey nestor Did you replace the engine with a used engine or a new engine?
Ali (1 месяц назад)
Good Boy
Jines Feliciano (3 месяца назад)
My biggest mistake when i open my shop 17 years ago is the one you are making nestor !!!!!!! You have to decide whether u want to be a mechanic or shop owner !!!!!! As a mechanic you all ready know how much you can make and theres no way you make more unless you work 16 hrs a day , i did that for a long time 16 hrs a day 6 day a week on my own shop and i make money good money but theres a limit , as a shop owner theres no limit you can open 100s of shops seating in your office !!!!! Think about it !!!!!!!!!
R P (4 месяца назад)
Turning away business it the worst thing you could be telling people to do. What you should do is boss up and hire a staff of employees that have automotive experience!
Prince Human (5 месяцев назад)
Im 21 running a shop my father has left me. Some of his old friends helping me along the way as far as guidance goes. These videos are doing a lot for me dude. Working 80+ hour shifts while everyone else is partying and drinking is one mind boggling experience but after a hard days worth of work. Its the best feeling in the world to know your doing something good. Hope your shops still up and running, its gonna suck to see you leave this channel, but these videos keep me up and ready for more bullshit every day. Business is not something i thought i could handle but sooner than later all the peices are coming together so perfectly despite hiccups along every hour. Thanks again. Your a huge inspiration my guy
Neftali Dejesus (6 месяцев назад)
I enjoy your YouTube channel I watch it all the time but this something that I notice you always saying okay boys or you know what I mean boys or something of that nature but you have to understand that there's a lot of girls that work on cars and trucks 2 just saying LOL now I don't know if you have any girls on your Channel but like I said there's girls that work on cars and trucks 2
Fred Berfal (6 месяцев назад)
yeah man u d shit. i fo like s say bitch . i dont pull engines i only put them in i just put. my 4th engine in my 47 hudson but i got a big problem man . i put 2 engines under. the hood i ibn the trynk and 1 on the roof. ut like i cant shut the fukn hood noe cuz two engins i n front i cat shut hood . so like should i just drive in teverse only or what man ?
Maj Wor (7 месяцев назад)
Join the club of the ultimate small business...One man show...lol 40hrs of labor to get paid for 10 hrs..and the customer still bitching! Preaching to the choir! Had a honda civic doing the same thing! lol
back alley boyz customs detroit (7 месяцев назад)
I'm the opposite I'd rather do engines and transmissions. The shop I work at I average 3-4 engines and maybe the same in transmissions each week and still have to help with general repairs witch sucks to me cause brakes and struts don't pay like heavy does
Paul Oshea (7 месяцев назад)
Here's a tip if you're a one man shop. Start at 6am(On the tools at 6)work till 12. You'll get 6 productive hours in before lunch. No phone calls or other distractions, during that time. Use the afternoon for ordering/office work/emails/customer queries/collection and delivery of vehicles. You'll be a lot more relaxed, and you won't burn yourself out like most mechanics do.
Dan R (8 месяцев назад)
So, you were not a part of the Nika-seal-Alu-seal debacle with I believe the M54 (E34 and E38)engine. This is where the blocks wore out and the engines had low compression. We had to replace engine internals. Big (probably the costliest campaign for BMW ever)Suprisingly you still run across these cars today (priced really low).
Edgar Bravo (10 месяцев назад)
I've pulled out two engines in my backyard on the dirt and grass with cherry picker. Not easy but fun. A Kia Sportage and Toyota Camry 4cyl. Actually tore them both down complete. If I had a shop it would've been way more fun.
Rick Carrillo (10 месяцев назад)
You need a service writer
The Mechanic OC (10 месяцев назад)
Subaru Time (7 месяцев назад)
Remove rebuild and install in one day 🤑
spanionneo (7 месяцев назад)
you must be a two cycle engine specialist. Good for you !
James Hall (1 год назад)
Motors are fun still after almost 40 years, don't forget to load the suspension.
Brad Lucas (1 год назад)
Engines and transmissions are my favorite jobs, 10-15 hours per usually. RWD trans R&R trucks that pay 6 hours that takes 2 hours at most. Best weeks are always when I have multiple big jobs like that in the week
Leon Springs Boys TV (1 год назад)
Fucking skrub... Crying about replacing an engine... I'm younger than you and I do them all the time...it's really no that hard
siniasta99 (10 месяцев назад)
Leon Springs Boys TV cool story bro
hamza akhtar (1 год назад)
Hello bro
Adrian Antunez (1 год назад)
Easy money . Buddy
john allen (1 год назад)
Mechanics always treat the Service Advisors like shit but it also takes a good person to estimate the work out and get it sold. Sell it high and deliver low. For both time and money. Always add contingency money. If you don't need it then deliver the repair under cost. The customers LOVE that. I've done a lot of engine jobs and there's always one or two things you have to go back and redo, readjust, tighten etc. And anytime you do an engine job, you just put a wedding ring on that fucking car. That's right you're now married to it. Anything that goes wrong, it's your fault. People think when they pay for an engine job that the entire vehicle somehow gets overhauled. "Uh yea, last week you put in a new engine now the CD player doesn't work, what did you do to my car."
Gary Slama (9 месяцев назад)
john allen Gotta love those cases of "eversince".
Troy Wiseman (1 год назад)
I liked motors at the dealership that was gravy work got so efficient at it would have it r&r in 4hrs but we did about alot of them so was just routine
hostilityy (1 год назад)
Can you or somebody tell me how you come up with price estimates for a job?
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
hostilityy I'll write a book on how to do sidenwork at your house. That'll come out thisnsummer
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
hostilityy use a website like automd.com where you can get estimates for free.
Uncle Bart (1 год назад)
With the right equipment labor intensive jobs such as engine trans replacement are great money makers. best off to have an employee that has a few under their belt
Tony Soliz (1 год назад)
I hear you bro...I've had a lot of engines lately and recently slowed down a bit...unless it's an gm ecotech or a 4 cylinder ford I want nothing to do with engine jobs. it's just me and my girl here at the shop so I'm definitely blessed to have her here because my shop is a sales and service so I still have to go to auctions buy cars sell cars and work on my own cars, but I live for the shit so I'm not complaining but I just don't need any engine jobs in my life. Plus I only have a 2 stall garage..
Horacio Cernas (1 год назад)
Would like to lean from you...
Joni English (1 год назад)
what happened to your partner ???????????????????????????
elxso18 (1 год назад)
Lack of experience doesn't help. The german cars are no chevelles. Stick to oil changes rookie.
Prince Human (5 месяцев назад)
Hater lmao smh
shamarone (1 год назад)
re: "The german cars are no chevelles" and there it is. the mistake is taking in modern BM's and thinking they're like everyone else's car. BM deliberately OVER engineers.
Wallace Grommet (1 год назад)
I am always working on my X3. P0141....new disa valve, then P0340, must have left something disconnected, new o2 sensors upstream, new cooling system, washer pump, battery, lube change diff's, trans, and transfer case....on and on and on.....
Flat Four Automotive (1 год назад)
Funny You say this, because 90% of my work is engine replacements. You're pricing the jobs wrong would be my guess, (or working on the wrong cars, (Euro Crap lol ;) !) .
Mod MINI (9 месяцев назад)
It also gets easier the more you do them. You can shave hours off the job if you are organized and methodical. It's a great time to upsell other work since everything is so accessible. Could pay 25% of your take home pay that month.
Flat Four Automotive (1 год назад)
I guess i didn't really have a point lol, other than that you were correct on your statments, assuming its a bmw/audi or cars of that nature.
Flat Four Automotive (1 год назад)
The Mechanic OC True, same engines over and over, but fast, Nah, lol. I guess its more about being able to push cars out of the way while the engines get built. No subfrme/suspension/or hood removal needed is pretty epic.
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
lol well maybe youre fast at it because you only do subies. Makes you fast when you the same engine every day!
RacerRickxx (1 год назад)
The money in a shop is the smaller jobs, the in and outs in a few hours. A hoist needs to make X amount of $ per hour to keep the shop going. You figure that out by taking all your over head for a month (don't forget to put is some sort of salary for yourself and your guys), and dividing it by the hours you are open. That gives you the $ you need to make an hour just to keep the doors open and everyone paid. Then divide it by bays or hoists. A good mechanic can work 2 or 3 at the same time, making money on all. Some flat rate guys I know average 100+ hours a week out of three bays, two with hoists. If the bay is sitting idle, or is just storing a customers car, its costing you money. Unless you are a specialist shop and can slam the engine in in a day, you are never going to make the same money as doing a number of smaller jobs in the same time. I do know of more than one specialist shop that can do an engine swap in 6 hours, and at least one trans shop, that can can remove/rebuild/replace most transmissions in a day. But that is all they do, all day, every day. They have all the specialized tools, and know every trick to speed up the job. Don't expect your general repair shop to be able to do it in the same time. They might do it just as well, but they will take longer.
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
This is true.
Dena Rauch (1 год назад)
Apparently you're the amateur get more experience then post your video
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Dena Rauch (1 год назад)
Clearly you are not as good as your ex employee
Mod MINI (9 месяцев назад)
Doesn't matter how good or not, things are more than twice as easy with two people.
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
nop. He was wayyyy better.
mrgearheadfromhell (1 год назад)
A week to swap a engine, really? When I worked at Hall ford I drove a Crown Victoria in the shop at 7:00am and replaced the long block. I test drove the car at 5:00pm. It wasn't just a swap because I had to use the tin off the old engine as well as the timing cover, intake and exhaust manifolds. I would usually paint the new engine prior to installing it, they told me that wasn't part of the job because at that point Ford had quit painting their engines. I prefer to paint engines I install "hot rod white" it tends to brighten up the engine bay and later if it has any type of leak it is real easy to find where it's coming from. This is just something I like to do unless it's a restoration whereas the engine would be painted the same as it would have been from the factory. Although today with aluminum heads and in some cases blocks they don't get painted. My Crown Victoria has 366,000 + miles on it now, the engine I rebuilt that is currently in the car has 110,000 + of those miles. When my mother had the car it got the typical main bearing knock at cold start, I told her it would do that for 100 K miles without any issues. She didn't like it and had me build a engine for the car at 153,000 miles. I got the car from her with over 250 K and it still runs just as sweet as the day I put it in.
Filiberto Ayala (1 год назад)
5 hours is a lot. You should hire someone on commission
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
ehhhh. to much hassle to have employees.
Robb (1 год назад)
I like the music you use in your videos man good shit!
Vons Motorwerks (1 год назад)
When I first started in the business one of the best investments was hiring someone to answer the phones, handle sales people, order parts etc, most of the front office stuff, freed me up to turn wrenches, only way to get bigger is to delegate some of the work load.
Vons Motorwerks (1 год назад)
I grew and grew during my 30's and 40's got tired of the grind, closed my shop in California, moved out in the middle of nowhere in Missouri built a nice big 10,000sq ft shop on a 50 acre farm and now I build custom German cars for myself, build it, do a few car shows here in the midwest than sell it to finance the next build. happiest time in my wrench turning career. A lot to be said for staying small, you run the business and not letting the business run you! I like your videos, I think your doing a great service for the young guy's just starting out, I wish I had something like this when I started out!!
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
true. If you want to grow you ahve to hire. I dont want to grow. i only want to grow my youtube channel .
Miles Barber (1 год назад)
There is defiantly plenty of money in engine swaps if you know what your doing and are fast. My business partner can do 1-2 engine swaps in a business day at 400+ a piece.
Miles Barber (1 год назад)
So on a day your going to do an engine don't schedule anything else. That would be the best way
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
That's fast. If i wasnt bothered i might be able to do one in 2 days.
Cary K (1 год назад)
Yeah dude, I agree man. If you had another employee or two it'd be different, but like you said, you could make a lot more money with other, quicker jobs. Good video man. Enjoy your life.
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Thank you Cary.
cody forsythe (1 год назад)
suck it up bitch
Andrew Wilson (1 год назад)
Just found your videos and like what I see so new subs here. Your hard work is noticed and appreciated.
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Thanks for watching Andrew! Glad to have you brother
Larry Bird (1 год назад)
ARe you working for free? Why not just charge the actual time/cost?
Mod MINI (9 месяцев назад)
I've had to charge friends for work lately. They get a really good deal of course. They know I am busy and that their work would eat into paying work. They offer to pay so it's not uncomfortable. They know they are getting a good job, and that they will get the same level of service as anyone else and I'll take care of them if anything goes wrong.   I don't charge for family, however.
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Friends car.
John Gibson (1 год назад)
They all love man keep up the good work. 10000 nestor your next goal is ???????
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Thanks john! I dont have goals, I have systems. I dont want to sound glib or arrogant. but my systems for youtube is "Upload a video a day and respond to all the comments" its been working so far!
Rodin Ramos (1 год назад)
10.000 real Mechanics and one DIY Hahah. CONGRATULATIONS NESTOR keep up the good work man. 💪👍
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Thanks Rodin!
Chivo Blanco (1 год назад)
We make a grip from engine jobs. 1-2 day turn around. Then they come back for more work. Brakes, suspension, hvac, etc. Usually customers feel that much more invested in their vehicles that they want to iron out any other kinks with the car. Long term relationships. Faulty parts covered by warranty and labor claims. We make the job worth our while. So engine jobs usually more than satisfy our needs, financially.
Chivo Blanco (1 год назад)
The Mechanic OC I'm sure there has to be a way for a higher profit margin on engine work at your shop. But if bread and butters are what make the money stick with that. Haha. We do have 3 techs a service writer, a secretary, owner on the grounds, and a smog tech at our shop. So turn around time is up to snuff. We need more volume though.
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Man, I wish that was the case with my shop. lol. it always ends up bad for me.
D4x4Bronc (1 год назад)
u bidded that engine replacement too cheap
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
lol. Wayyyy to cheap.
D4x4Bronc (1 год назад)
gravy man Nestor.
Gabriel Zepeda (1 год назад)
i work for a small shop that sells used cars. i do 3 engines each month. hard work and no money
Alex G (2 месяца назад)
Brian alley i know where your coming from to get paid the best you have to work with the best no way around it.
brian alley (8 месяцев назад)
you're doing the wrong engines. 1 or 2 a month here, at the most. and about 4k in labor alone, each then again, i only do exotics, lamborghini, ferrari, porsche, etc
Andres Fierro (1 год назад)
dayan ordonez not there pal not allowed to cut everything was worth something
dayan ordonez (1 год назад)
Gabriel Zepeda you guys CUT everything and then yank em out
Andres Fierro (1 год назад)
use to work for a junkyard try 3-5 engine pulls a day In the sun for minimum wage not fun
TheMagicKong (1 год назад)
Congrats on your 10k subs!
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Thanks Magic
big_daddee (1 год назад)
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Thank you!
Nick T. (1 год назад)
Nice camera. You're a Canon guy, me too.
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
they are great. Thans.
Bill Long (1 год назад)
With all these uploads, when do you have time to work in the shop...lol
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
its not hard to put up videos and do all i do bud. lol
Zadean Robinson (1 год назад)
thanks Nester. i think this video adds some perspective on being balanced as a mechanic.
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Thanks Zadean!
toddkmj26 (1 год назад)
love your videos nester keep up the good work! speaking of work you mentioned doing the more easy things like timing belts.... I changed the timing chains on my 2007 Suzuki xl7, think I'd rather change a motor!
Victor Pecina (1 год назад)
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
hahahahaha. Well, chains are a different animal sometimes.
Jesse M (1 год назад)
hey congrats! I'm fairly new to your channel and I enjoy your videos. I enjoy the knowledge you share...I work at pepboys and I read you started there, hopefully I get as successful as you!
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Yup, Pep BOysssssss hahahaha that was a great place to work. I learned a lot from their screw ups.
The Disgruntled Mechanic (1 год назад)
congrats on the 10000! that is a huge accomplishment in such a short time.
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Thanks bud! keep uploading!
ae86techfm (1 год назад)
I guess the tranny leak fluid all over your shop. LOL 😆 Congratulations on the 10,000 🖒🖒🖒👍👍👍
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
thanks bud!
justin handley (1 год назад)
about to replace a v6 dodge motor for the cheap an i messed up taking this job on but more work fallows the guy has a fleet ill be taking on after
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Ive had simillar experiences. Taken in shit jobs that turn out to be amazing work in the long run. Positive attitude is where its at. Cuastomers know that shit work is shit work and if you do it with a smile theyll hook you up.
1970chevelle396 (1 год назад)
I've said that a thousand times that I would never do engines, transmissions, and cylinder head jobs. But for some unknown reason I keep doing them. LOL. I guess its just hard to turn down jobs.
JDPower 55 (1 год назад)
Typically contractors who don't want a type of work will just price it so high either the client goes elsewhere or they actually make a really good profit off the work. Why doesn't that apply in this situation with engine work?
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
why you jynxing me !
1970chevelle396 (1 год назад)
The Mechanic OC You will do another engine in the future for sure. I know how it is. LOL
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
hahahahahahahaahaha if I do an engine in the future, Im sure everyone will be like "I thought you wouldnt do engines nestor!"
180SX (1 год назад)
How do you like Arizona? We need a good shop here *HINT HINT*
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
lol. Its ok. hot as fuck
kylepymale (1 год назад)
10k!!! congrats foolio! fuck that beamer dude lol, your friend owes you big time!
Brian Videos (1 год назад)
that's 10,000 subscribers tho
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Fred Rocha (1 год назад)
Tell me about it. 😒.
Fred Rocha (1 год назад)
Congrats on 10k subscribers! 👍🏼
The Mechanic OC (1 год назад)
Lifes tough.
180SX (1 год назад)
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