Well, I'll shake my own hand, because it was me who mad that comment. Well, I've got nothing to apologize for, and I stand by what I said.
There's no "hand shake" emoji, so this will have to do.
With me, it's all about inflating my own ego, NOT actually fixing anything. I probably have come backs each and every day. I probably couldn't diagnose a flat tire.
Seems you've got me all figured out
Let me pose a question to you . . .
If you already know what the problem is, why don't you just buy the part yourself, install it, clear the codes, let the evap monitor run to completion. Drive the car under the exact circumstances in which the code would set, and THEN maybe you can say you know what the problem is, and you have proved it
Until then . . .
Sure, we understand each other just fine . . . whatever you say
As I said before, I respect you
But you apparently have no respect whatsoever for the mechanic profession
Seems to me you think you're so much better than us "poor old grease monkeys"
Put your money where your mouth is and prove it
Get out of retirement, invest in tools and training, get hired somewhere. Then tell us how easy it is. Tell us about all the great experiences and/or run-ins you had with customers, management, etc.
It amuses me to no end . . . since I would theoretically refuse to work on your car, on YOUR terms . . . as would several of the other mechanics on this website, I might add . . . you are quite sure that also means I have no diagnostic skills, when it comes to intermittent problems
Glad you have everything figured out
You should sell these since you seem to possess at least one. You could make a fortune
I just gave you a way to make a fortune . . . you should be thanking me