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Author Topic: Fixing things (breaking things)  (Read 1675 times)

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Offline lucas clay

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Fixing things (breaking things)
« on: August 28, 2007, 10:07:28 PM »
  i went to do a brake job and the alt. bearing froze up and broke the belt. had a life time warr. on the belt and alt. so i got the alt and put it on then i went to put on the belt and the belt tensioner breaks, hope i don't have to pull the alt back off to get to the tensioner, and i still have to do the brakes. Friends i hate to wrench on shit.

On a good note i had to fix the oven, took over a day to get the old part off then you had to cut the old wire hook ups off the old part and splice them on the  new part and they raped you 64$ for the part.
Well the oven is fixed and i didn't burn the house down so one down and more shit to break I'm sure

Done wrenching ( breaking shit) for the day.
After  it cools off I'm going to fire up the  IRON MISTRESS and take a putt.

On a better note the neighbor did the brakes for 30$ and they came out good, i think.
I still have to fix the belt tensioner so i can start the truck and get it up to 70 to see if it stops.
Well maybe ill check them out good on the side street before i get on the main road.
Have to work the rest of the week so i will procrastinate until the weekend I'm sure.
                         (Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow)

                                                          Lucas

Offline Robert

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Re: Fixing things (breaking things)
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007, 11:20:41 PM »
lucas....

just reading this little epistole gives me the hibbie jibbies.  All I can think of is the many, many things that can go wrong and the big bucks it would take to fix it all.

robert
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Re: Fixing things (breaking things)
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007, 06:43:34 AM »
LOL... Lucas, you made me remember all the hours I used to spend "fixing" my car. Of course, that was back in the day when you didn't need a computer degree to figure things out.

And then there were the fishing days. Boat engines have a way of going haywire. As I always had the smallest hands of any crew member, I always got the job of helping the skipper in the engine room, because I could get my hands into all sorts of nooks and crannies to tighten bolts etc. that the men couldn't. It was a job I hated because I always seemed to end up elbow-deep in bilge water. And it's always so damned hot in an engine room! I would try to make myself scarce when there were engine repairs on the go - but I'd get dragged out of the pub every time.  >:(  :'(  ;D

Ah, memories.

Ann
(who still does her own repairs, whenever possible)

Edited to add the attached photo - I spent many an hour in her engine room.

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Re: Fixing things (breaking things)
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2007, 06:56:00 AM »
I really admire people who fix things themselves, even if they break something sometimes.

I was always told to stand at the side of the road and wait for a nice man to stop if there is a flat tire   :-\

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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Fixing things (breaking things)
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2007, 09:23:17 AM »
Lucas,

Sounds like you had quite the productive day !! I love working on my car, the fact of the matter is, I have very little trust in anyone else working on it, although sometimes, I do have to have someone else do some of the work.

I am about to replace the front brakes on my car, I will most likely have to get the rotors resurfaced.( or replaced, depending on the tolerances).If I am going that far, I may as well replace the bearings. I had the back drums off last week,  and everything is fine there, so I just cleaned it all up, and adjusted them.
I'm glad I purchased the repair manuals from the dealership, when I bought the car. The manuals come in very handy !!

I also have to replace the serpentine belt, so your post reminds me, that I probably should replace the belt tensioner assembly (bearing) also. I've also noticed a little noise in the alternator too, I'l get a better look at that...

I like doing all that stuff, I like doing all that house repair stuff too !! ;)  Keeps me out of trouble !


Take care----Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
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Offline lucas clay

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Re: Fixing things (breaking things)
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2007, 05:22:54 PM »
Lucas,

Sounds like you had quite the productive day !! I love working on my car, the fact of the matter is, I have very little trust in anyone else working on it, although sometimes, I do have to have someone else do some of the work.

I am about to replace the front brakes on my car, I will most likely have to get the rotors resurfaced.( or replaced, depending on the tolerances).If I am going that far, I may as well replace the bearings. I had the back drums off last week,  and everything is fine there, so I just cleaned it all up, and adjusted them.
I'm glad I purchased the repair manuals from the dealership, when I bought the car. The manuals come in very handy !!

I also have to replace the serpentine belt, so your post reminds me, that I probably should replace the belt tensioner assembly (bearing) also. I've also noticed a little noise in the alternator too, I'l get a better look at that...

I like doing all that stuff, I like doing all that house repair stuff too !! ;)  Keeps me out of trouble !


Take care----Ray


Ray you are more than welcome to stop by and show me how its done the correct way

                                                                 Lucas

Offline thunter34

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Re: Fixing things (breaking things)
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2007, 05:31:17 PM »
the only thing i know how to fix is supper in the microwave.

ps-  i'm real good at breaking stuff, though.
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Fixing things (breaking things)
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2007, 05:50:58 PM »
Ray I really admire you fixing things on your car... I used to fix almost everything on my cars..then we started with the computers and electronic controls......now all I can do is use the OBll tester to find out what is wrong....I can do brakes  and I have done that recently...but bearings on the front wheel drive are a bitch...need a puller and a press  and I no longer have either.....also it screws up the front drive shafts if you are not very careful.....
I also like fixing things around the house  will tackle most things and usually do a more than passable job...
Nick
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Fixing things (breaking things)
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2007, 06:02:38 PM »
Ray you are more than welcome to stop by and show me how its done the correct way

                                                                 Lucas



LOL  :)  I got to warn you though, I have also had those projects that were disastrous !! :P. Sometimes a simple job of changing a washer in a faucet, ended up replacing the pipe in the wall :)


Take care------Ray  8)
 
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline ademas

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Re: Fixing things (breaking things)
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2007, 06:05:45 PM »
watching men work on their cars and fix stuff is almost like porn to me...
 ;)

Offline thunter34

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Re: Fixing things (breaking things)
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2007, 07:27:53 PM »
watching men work on their cars and fix stuff is almost like porn to me...
 ;)

I'm Sayin' !   :P
AIDS isn't for sissies.

 


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