graverobber
Rob Emslie
graverobber
Rob Emslie is a contributing writer for Jalopnik. He has too many cars, and not enough time to work on them all.
Jan 14
84

Allow me an analogy: You walk into a Quiznos and see a guy leave half of a perfectly good Italian sandwich just... sitting there. There’s nothing wrong with it. The sandwich was clearly cut in half, and aside from being a little rough from the unwrapping process, that’s half of a good sandwich. It even still has the Read more

Jan 6
46

This one is pretty egregious. 14 year old Escalades and GM small block turbo kits aren’t that expensive. If you really wanted to duplicate this truck mechanically you wouldn’t have much trouble doing so for $8-10K less than asking here. Read more

Jan 5
31

The price sounds a little high but I could be moved to give on my limits, maybe. It would kind of depend on how the meeting went. Read more

Dec 31
11

Agreed. With the WFH order, my mornings have morphed to include NPOND as a critical part of the start of my day. I effectively replaced morning commute time with morning NPOND time, and couldn’t be happier. Read more

Dec 31
9

Npond is basically all I come to jalopnik for anymore. May the dice be ever in your favor, graverobber.

Dec 31
101

Rob, I’m sure I speak for others when I say that reading Nice Price or No Dice is almost as important a part of my morning routine as a cup of coffee and taking a deuce. Thanks for what you do.

Dec 31
8

Great Job Rob and thanks for all the witty writing about cars that we all care about in some way or another. I hope the powers that be give you a raise this year. Maybe you can afford more parts for your Porsche daily driver.

Dec 30
188

Sometimes it feels like you put stuff up here for us to just no dice it into oblivion

Dec 24
1

Rob, how much would you charge me to solder a key fob? 

Dec 23
2

Our kids obtained their first car from grandpa, an ‘82 Camry. When we went to the DMV for the first driving test, it failed before the DMV drive tester got in the car. The brake lights were not working. Bummer. A quick search revealed that the brake lights were controlled by a circuit board that had a propensity to Read more

Dec 23
3

When the key (or anything) doesn’t work at all anymore is when you start tinkering with it. Over time you’ll get a couple of successes that will give you the confidence to tackle the make it work right projects.

Dec 23
2

Rob - get yourself a good solder-sucker (I like the Engineer SS-02, personally) and you will never use solder wick again. Much less mess and much less chance of overheating a component or lifting a trace.

Dec 23
2

putting the immobilizer pill inside the car permanently would be the rough equivalent to leaving the keys in the car. anyone that could get INSIDE the car could start the car as you’ve bypassed the ignition switch completely. Read more

Dec 23
1

This is the type of repair that leads to older people saying they cannot work on ew cars because of the electronic controls. lol. good on you. I have plenty of trouble training new techs to solder wires much less small circuit boards.