Have I missed something here? Why is this guy getting flamed? He's not even South Australian??
OK, it is like obvious that he has limited knowledge of like cars and stuff. (someone please call me a Gen Y) And he has a natural distrust of those in the auto repair business (who doesn't) and probably other professions also (wanna buy a car, house, used car, invest with a solicitor?).
But really an instant flame session??
Those of us with some understanding of how these systems work - crickey the poor fellow doesn't even understand the basics of a 12v DC system and his sparkie couldn't help himself - will appreciate that most of the wiring and elements between the battery and the ignition system will need to be checked and most likely be replaced, but this poor fellow is really hoping to hear "It's just a $2 fusible link and you'll be fine."
I'm sure that if others posted up "I fired my electrics!" we would get some empathy and some sympathy - we might even get some good advice (which he has received from some - love the water tank analogy) and probably some offers of help.
Come on now, give the bloke some good, positive help and save all the venom for those that deserve it (ie: the South Australians!)
For me, it has to do with someone assuming that anyone of us in the auto repair or modification business are just out to rip people off. There was also the babbling on about how we're all mature here, so why is there a swearing filter? That seemed obvious to me. Maturity to me, means being able to express one's self in a manner that does not require swearing, or cursing to get a point across. It too to me seemed like the OP was just some young guy that thinks it's cool to swear based solely on that. In my dealing it's the exception that someone that is not in their 20s puts up such a stink about being censored. I too am in my 30s and try to use clean language to convey what I'm saying. I find people are much more responsive to that than being cursed at.
As far as the repair here goes, it's hard to tell whether he just wanted to vent that he felt he was being ripped off again or wanted to tackle the repair himself. Even after subsequent replies I'm still not sure.
Yeah, everyone wants that $2 or free repair for everything, I know I do. LOL!