wondering what to
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: North Yorkshire
hmm, banned? i'm going to give my 2p, as fair enough, the guy may be an absolute star when it comes to mechanical work, especially with the Sele' being the complicated pain-in-the-rear it can be, but it's the attitude in a certain place (in this case, this forum) that will have annoyed admin.
i have personally read:
1) vastly overexaggerated claims of working times, including saying cambelts can be changed in less than half the time any specialist can do it in.
2)refusing to provide possible solutions on the forum, instead wanting to PM problems/solutions only
3)shouting down other people with mechanical knowledge, saying his way is correct, theirs is wrong etc, etc, and starting an argument.
smaky may well be exactly the guy iainfm says he is in person along with being an expert mechanic, and i honestly have no personal reason to doubt this, but it seems that smaky saw everyone else with knowledge of alfa romeo and the selespeed as "competition", and has used the above points and this forum in general for one reason and one reason only : to procure "business" for himself, to dissuade others from using any other service/specialist/shop other than him by any means possible (see the above points again) and i believe this has got him banned....
only going on what i have seen, but from what i have seen, i dont think i am wrong.