Is it just me or do simple jobs always go to shit for other people too. Take this Mitsubishi Colt droplink for example. My sister I law called me with a suspension noise, checked the car and found the droplink bolt snapped. Easy fix!!!!
So I ordered up the drop link and fitted the new one. The but tightened up but was assembly was still loose, I tried to tighten the nut a little more and it cross threaded, I obviously hit the shoulder of the bolt and not I was unable to loosen it.
The bolt was too long! I checked the part number against the suppliers site and found that although it looked the same it was for a different model. I had to cut the replacement drop link off and wait for the correct replacement.
Eventually, the new part arrived and I was able to replace it and move on with my life, but it occurred to me that this small job like so many other of late had turned into a disaster job.
Do simple jobs always go to shit for other people or is it just me?