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2017-12-06 22:09:59 UTC


2017-12-06 22:19:12 UTC

@this_that5553 hey bro, all cars are the same under the hood now. I sold the same parts to Ford and GM as I did Toyota and Mercedes. Same goes for all vendors, I've had the opportunity to work in every North American auto plant.
Buy what you need, for example I'm a simple man, needed a new truck, I shopped for like 3 years looking for exactly what I need. I picked up a 2010 F150 16k miles, for $7500. I wanted an 8 foot bed single cab no power anything. Less shit to break.

2017-12-06 22:20:11 UTC

Feck. Even our engine compartments are globalist.

2017-12-06 22:24:30 UTC

TBH cars like Mercedes are 100% fact more $ for parts I drove a BMW before I got my silverado and the cost of parts were crazy, even for an oil chage, having to get premium gas sucked espiccally

2017-12-06 22:28:06 UTC

It's all malarkey. They make Mercedes in Alabama

2017-12-06 22:29:26 UTC

Except the SL, SLK, C-Class, E-Class Coupe and the GLK

2017-12-06 22:29:50 UTC

made in good ole mother land germany

2017-12-06 22:29:52 UTC

They do pick up work

2017-12-06 22:34:23 UTC

Does everyone know about the NUMMI plant in Cali? Where GM and Toyota's were made in the same plant.
It's Tesla plant now. I only went in there once, right after they started tooling it.

2017-12-06 22:35:15 UTC

yea that was old GM

2017-12-06 22:35:30 UTC

they left that plant after they became a new company after the bail out

2017-12-06 22:36:22 UTC

most trucks all made at fort wayne now a days brotha

2017-12-06 22:51:54 UTC

Yeah it closed in 2010, there are parts manufacturers everywhere.
Are you in Northern Indiana? I worked at the Subaru and Caterpillar plants around Indy.

2017-12-07 00:59:43 UTC

No man im out in the city I live in Boston I work at a large volume GM dealership

2017-12-07 11:45:49 UTC

Ok so I wake up at 3 this morning to my trucks horn blaring for no reason. I don't think it was the alarm because it was one solid blast. It only stopped when I honked the horn

2017-12-07 11:46:00 UTC

Anyone know whats up?

2017-12-07 11:46:41 UTC


2017-12-07 11:56:45 UTC

Does it only happen when it's cold?

2017-12-07 11:56:52 UTC
2017-12-07 11:57:36 UTC

This is the first time it's ever happened

2017-12-07 11:57:53 UTC

The temperature did drop last night though

2017-12-07 12:02:10 UTC

Most of the parts around the horn are plastic. Cold weather can cause the plastic parts to compress which would cause the horn to go off.
You have to open up your horn to do a little modification to the horn pads.

2017-12-07 12:02:33 UTC

Yeah you probably have the connections touching

2017-12-07 12:06:02 UTC

@Thomas Morrow let us know what you find out.

2017-12-07 12:06:56 UTC

For sure. The cold could very well have been it

2017-12-07 16:19:29 UTC

@bostoneuropean glad you’re in here. I lot of people are completely in the dark about car sales

2017-12-07 16:20:30 UTC

Glad to be here and trust me I️ know I️ see people getting fucked all day every day I’m here to make sure it doesn’t happen to our brothers

2017-12-07 16:22:22 UTC

I️ will give best step by step negotiating skills hahaha you will be a better negotiator than (((them)))

2017-12-07 19:21:59 UTC

@bostoneuropean I've heard that a lot of dealerships do 0% interest towards the end of the year. Is that true? If so, now is the time to buy, right?

2017-12-07 19:28:13 UTC

Buy a car cash if you can dude. You never really win at a dealership, especially if you finance.

2017-12-07 19:36:41 UTC


2017-12-07 19:40:03 UTC

spooky_kraut#8307 Alright so here’s the thing with 0% yes dealerships do 0% but a lot of the time they have to buy the rate down so you will loose discounts on the vehicle either way they get their money the reason dels at the end of the year are good because the manufacturer give extra rebates to get rid of left over 2017’s

2017-12-07 23:31:27 UTC

I just went through a lot of leasing research. Was gonna lease instead of buy my wife a car. Seemed like leases work for nicer cars but don’t pan out for cheaper ones. Plus they hide all their fees in $ down on a lease. Seemed like it is best to never put money down on a lease

2017-12-07 23:31:50 UTC

Just decided to fix the car we have for now

2017-12-08 11:46:55 UTC

Well my horn went off again last night

2017-12-08 11:47:15 UTC

I ended up disconnecting the battery

2017-12-08 12:12:25 UTC

@Thomas Morrow can you go ahead and pop open the steering wheel?

2017-12-08 12:15:13 UTC

Haven't had time to yet. If all else fails I'll just pull the fuse for the duration of winter

2017-12-08 12:15:29 UTC

Hopefully I can just fix it after work today

2017-12-08 13:41:42 UTC

Sounds like a good long term solution

2017-12-08 15:21:37 UTC

Yeah I'd rather fix the problem but if I can't I'll just pull the fuse. Better than waking up at three in the morning and running out into the cold to disconnect the battery

2017-12-08 19:18:56 UTC

I had the same problem with an old car. Had to pull the fuse out to fix it.

2017-12-08 22:36:29 UTC

I ended up pulling the fuse until I can figure out how to fix it

2017-12-23 02:28:41 UTC

PSA: car drivers ... trucks and SUVs fare far better in car crashes. The heavier weight forces the crash energy into other objects and reduces G forces, the large size provides big crumple zones, the higher bumpers match other trucks and make the collision at knee level rather than shoulder level. You should consider an SUV for your next vehicle purchase, it could save your life and prevent permanent injury.

2017-12-23 19:15:48 UTC

Plus trucks are cool

2017-12-26 18:57:02 UTC

I was thinking of getting something like Ford Escape maybe. I like the smaller SUV models out now

2017-12-29 23:59:20 UTC

whats the rundown on a honda civic purchase as a tuner car

2017-12-30 00:51:56 UTC

What year are you looking for? What's your goals for the car?

2017-12-30 01:00:01 UTC

I was thinking Id just start with modified exhaust panel air filter VTEC and the flywheel

2017-12-30 01:30:40 UTC

They are pretty good. Nip legos. But you should go Volkswagen. Sweet little hatchback.

2017-12-30 04:01:57 UTC

The aftermarket is very strong for hondas. What year are you thinking? I would recommend one with a k series engine. The money to power ratio is much greater than older models engines. I'm mostly a rear wheel drive guy myself but I went through the tuner stage at one point. Volkswagens make decent cars unless you want something really fast.

2017-12-30 10:08:43 UTC
2017-12-30 13:13:32 UTC

Honda would be cheap, if your looking for something fast and cheap I would go either dodge peon or an older Toyota Supra my buddy just built a peon srt 4 for literally only 3k thing has 450 at the rear wheels

2017-12-30 14:03:19 UTC

That's sweet. Those turbo neons were pretty awesome, I just think they were ugly.

2017-12-30 16:26:33 UTC

It all really depends what your after. If you want to go really fast for cheap buy a fox body mustang ls swap it with a turbo.

2017-12-30 16:51:07 UTC

@bostoneuropean you mean 450 at the *front* wheels.

2017-12-30 17:38:33 UTC


2017-12-30 17:40:10 UTC

But back to @Deleted User original question. A civic makes a fun little car that you can modify pretty cheap. Just don't get an auto trans.

2017-12-30 17:48:26 UTC

Yeah of course lol

2017-12-30 17:59:07 UTC

I don't know your budget but if your plans are only bolt ons I would go with a newer than 01 because they have the k series engines. They're similar to b series but more power and more responsive to modification. And easier to tune being obd2

2017-12-30 18:26:58 UTC

Get 2006 or newer. They made big safety advances with the 2006 redesign.

2017-12-30 18:28:50 UTC
2017-12-30 18:29:32 UTC

What's your budget and what are your goals besides bolt-on mods? You can do bolt-ons on a minivan. Do you want something that looks cool, sounds cool, sharp handling, fast cornering, fast acceleration, does it need to have cargo capacity?

2017-12-30 18:43:02 UTC

That's what I was thinking as well, I'm looking at a 2013 model @Tanner - SC

2017-12-30 18:43:15 UTC

Budget is 8k for mods 10k vehicle

2017-12-30 18:43:49 UTC

I'd like to keep it below 4k for mods and 5k for vehicle but I have wiggle room

2017-12-30 19:30:20 UTC

In my area you can pick up a low mileage 06 and newer for 5-7k easy. With 4K for mods you can put a good set of wheels and tires, coil overs, exhaust, intake, and a good tune.

2017-12-30 19:30:38 UTC

As long as you do the work yourself excluding the tune.

2017-12-30 19:58:58 UTC

I was going to also add I prefer Acura rsx to the civics

2017-12-30 20:00:13 UTC

“As long as you do the work yourself”
You must not know of Koba’s road trip debacle.

2017-12-30 20:03:43 UTC

No I haven't heard about it. Lol.

2017-12-30 20:10:12 UTC

The VW Jetta/Golf of the same era has a 5cyl engine. I think it sounds amazing with an intake and exhaust, far better than a 4cyl.

2017-12-30 21:12:12 UTC

Agreed. Vw are fun also. I had a pal who had a vr6 with just intake and exhaust and it sounded good and was quick.

2017-12-31 07:05:42 UTC

The VR6 also sounds good. Most manufacturers are abandoning the 5cyl design and moving to turbo 4 to boost mpg for CAFE regulations. Owning a 5cyl might be a once in a lifetime opportunity, I don’t think there are any new cars made with one and might never again.

2017-12-31 20:41:35 UTC

Anyone into off-road racing?

2017-12-31 20:56:47 UTC

Aw man I've never raced but I used to love mudding. I had a jeep wrangler and, believe it or not, a 6-cyl Chevy Cheyenne I used to mud with!

2017-12-31 21:06:58 UTC

Ya I used to be into mudding I had a chevy k2500 on 37inch tires with a built small block. Then I got into rock crawling and built a pretty impressive trail rig Cherokee. Now for some reason I'm really getting into prerunners and buggys and even lifted bugs like the different kinds of cars you see race Baja.

2017-12-31 22:26:22 UTC

@JesseJames You ever see those mud rigs where they strip everything down, even taking the cooling system off, and just go full throttle for about 20 seconds?

2017-12-31 22:33:06 UTC

Sounds like you're describing a mud bog rig. Most of the time the ones I've seen move the radiator to the rear to keep from clogging air flow with mud. My step brother lives in lake placid and they're really big into mudding.

2018-01-02 22:34:29 UTC

Yes sir. That sucks they won't let you temp store it.

2018-01-02 23:26:09 UTC

Most storage unit rental places usually rent trailer parking places around here for cheap. Maybe try that?

2018-01-13 23:37:02 UTC

@Deleted User did you ever find your car?

2018-01-14 00:56:11 UTC
2018-01-14 00:56:23 UTC

I should be all set

2018-01-14 00:57:48 UTC

What did you end up getting? Got any mods lined up yet?

2018-01-27 15:36:33 UTC


2018-01-27 15:37:02 UTC

@Deleted User what car did you get?

2018-01-27 15:42:51 UTC

2005 Honda Civic EX

2018-01-28 16:47:23 UTC

@Tanner - SC is that something you just found on the net or did someone you know do it? @Deleted User sweet how are you liking it so far?

2018-01-28 17:06:46 UTC

Its alright, very economical. Going to pay off another thousand or so and close the loan, then I'll start modding it.

2018-01-28 17:12:24 UTC

@JesseJames found it on the net

2018-01-28 17:28:44 UTC

Glad to see you being smart about it. It will be a fun car for ya I'm sure.

2018-01-28 18:14:13 UTC

Sweet! What all do you have to do to it? I had a buddy who built one into a truggy back when we were all into rock climbing.

2018-01-28 22:37:01 UTC

Plugs cap wires and everything would be good for it.

2018-01-28 23:05:49 UTC

Yessir. Will keep you guys posted

2018-01-28 23:38:39 UTC


2018-02-07 01:40:25 UTC

So, old Lawn Chief tiller dating back to the 1980s. 5 HP Briggs & Stratton 4 stroke pull start. Haven't used it in a couple of years but kept in pretty good condition. New gas, won't turn over. Bad spark plug; replaced it and tested new one, which works. Still no turn over. Removed and cleaned gas tank, line, filter, and carb. Still nothing. Carb starter fluid. Nothing.

2018-02-07 01:40:31 UTC


2018-02-07 01:40:39 UTC

Any ideas?

2018-02-07 01:40:52 UTC

here's the address for the manual

2018-02-07 01:41:06 UTC

Model 130202-3205-01

2018-02-07 01:41:39 UTC

Pull spark plug with wire still attached, pull starter, see if spark is made.

2018-02-07 01:41:56 UTC

Tested with voltimiter - has juice

2018-02-07 01:42:07 UTC

also zap test

2018-02-07 01:42:08 UTC

But does it go ZAP

2018-02-07 01:42:13 UTC


2018-02-07 01:42:41 UTC

Fuel tank plugged with debris?

2018-02-07 01:42:50 UTC

Cleaned it, dried it

2018-02-07 01:42:58 UTC


2018-02-07 01:43:01 UTC

Does it flow into the carb?

2018-02-07 01:43:51 UTC

Seems to. Have to take rubber seal off to check but it's wet in there

2018-02-07 01:44:11 UTC

Also, “won’t turn over”, you mean “won’t fire”?

2018-02-07 01:44:19 UTC


2018-02-07 01:44:49 UTC

You could run the primer button 50 times with the spark plug removed and look to see if gasoline is in the cylinder.

2018-02-07 01:45:00 UTC

no primer button on that model

2018-02-07 01:45:12 UTC

Pull start?

2018-02-07 01:45:15 UTC


2018-02-07 01:45:36 UTC

but that's a good point

2018-02-07 01:45:44 UTC

i havent looked into the cylinder while pulling

2018-02-07 01:46:21 UTC

Gas sitting for a while makes me thing somewhere between tank and cylinder the flow is plugged.

2018-02-07 01:46:44 UTC

Plus, no primer to force shit through

2018-02-07 01:46:49 UTC

me too but I took the carb off the tank and cleaned the line (which is just a straw)

2018-02-07 01:47:05 UTC

Need to verify fuel in cylinder

2018-02-07 01:47:15 UTC

And the exit of the tank could be clogged

2018-02-07 01:47:23 UTC

Could have an in-tank fuel filter

2018-02-07 01:47:25 UTC

kk will report back on that. 9/10 small engine issues ive ever had are fuel flow problems

2018-02-07 01:47:29 UTC

it does

2018-02-07 01:47:33 UTC

I took it out

2018-02-07 01:47:43 UTC

Could still be plugged

2018-02-07 01:48:00 UTC

At the tank exit maybe

2018-02-07 01:48:38 UTC

Lack of primer is stupid

2018-02-07 01:48:46 UTC


2018-02-07 01:48:52 UTC

Old shit had primers

2018-02-07 01:49:05 UTC

There's pic of fuel straw (34 I think)

2018-02-07 01:49:40 UTC

Lemme check cylinder for fuel and i'll report back tomorrw

2018-02-07 01:49:50 UTC

When did it last run?
Is it a 2-stoke?

2018-02-07 01:51:02 UTC


2018-02-07 01:51:51 UTC

See, I knew it wasn’t old. Old stuff was 2 stroke and had a primer.

2018-02-07 01:51:59 UTC

Did you change the oil and filter?

2018-02-07 01:52:05 UTC


2018-02-07 01:53:14 UTC

When you pull, is the resistance normal? Do you feel the compression pulses? Does the exhaust go “blop blop blop”?

2018-02-07 01:53:45 UTC

Air filter, is it good?

2018-02-07 01:53:45 UTC

Yes, no, no

2018-02-07 01:53:48 UTC


2018-02-07 01:54:04 UTC

Is the underside of the air filter good?

2018-02-07 01:54:17 UTC

Like, the compartment when you remove the air filter?

2018-02-07 01:54:25 UTC

clean, plus i tested w/o filter on

2018-02-07 01:54:53 UTC

i feel like it's a fuel issue but i can't figure out why it would be

2018-02-07 01:55:12 UTC

Something is plugged that you haven’t verified

2018-02-07 01:55:33 UTC

When you remove the straw, does fuel spill out?

2018-02-07 01:56:33 UTC

Well, you can't really remove the straw without taking the carb off so it's tricky to tell but when i did take the carb off, the straw was clear

2018-02-07 01:57:11 UTC


2018-02-07 01:58:26 UTC

Pull spark plug and verify fuel in cylinder. Pull starter with spark plug out. Note if the resistance is any less with spark plug out. You could also unbolt the exhaust to eliminate a variable.

2018-02-07 02:00:15 UTC

Ok thanks I'll check in tomorrow

2018-02-07 02:05:35 UTC

Lemme ask a question I should probably already know the answer to - without a primer bulb and without a fuel pump, is it really just the piston stroke that's supposed to draw that gasoline all the way up the straw, through the carb, and into the cylinder?

2018-02-07 02:05:52 UTC

Feel like that would take quite a seal

2018-02-07 04:14:16 UTC

It would think its gravity fed. Try a little starting fluid in the carb

2018-02-10 18:08:57 UTC

Anybody know how to check if a clutch cable is broken? Geo tracker. I went to leave this morning, pressed the clutch and heard a snap. Now it won't go into gear at all. It feels like it's been stretching the past couple weeks as its progressively gotten harder to shift. Did I answer my own question.. I've done extensive work on it, but have no experience in dealing with the clutch. Thanks.

2018-02-10 20:08:46 UTC

@Sonic#0818 how much play in the pedal?

2018-02-10 23:51:19 UTC

There is obviously 2 ends to the cable one at the pedal and one at the bell housing. Get some one to press the pedal in and out while you watch the other end to see if it moves the clutch fork.

2018-02-10 23:51:26 UTC
2018-02-11 20:22:41 UTC

Thank you. The cable's broken. I'll be replacing it. At least it's only $30 for a decent one 👌

2018-02-11 20:23:57 UTC

Not bad at all.

2018-02-17 10:16:28 UTC

Anybody know of any good guides for tuning up a bicycle? I want to repair my old bike, but I"m pretty sure everything needs to be replaced and both the breaks and gears are fucked up and need fixing.

2018-02-17 12:22:49 UTC

I know zip about bicycles, unfortunately but I will @everyone this so we can find out who does

2018-02-18 17:53:40 UTC

@Gaius Mucius Scaevola search YouTube. If you can't find anything there search google for bicycle forums.

2018-02-18 20:09:41 UTC

I'm a huge bike nut, as you might see from my avatar. YouTube has every maintenance topic covered. The most popular is GCN. Art's Cyclery is also good.

2018-02-18 20:11:40 UTC

I learned one step at a time, researching each time a new maintenance task came up. If you're starting from square 1 and need a full tune-up, it will be far easier to bring it by a shop. Bike shops only charge like $15 an hour for their labor rate, so they're far more affordable than a car mechanic and they can get a lot done in an hour because they're experts. You could spend days trying to figure out all the various components you need to order that are compatible with your bike. And if everything is worn, it can be cheaper to buy an entirely new bicycle than to replace all of the worn components on your current bike.

2018-02-18 20:12:44 UTC
2018-02-19 23:08:48 UTC

@Tanner - SC I know it'll be easier to pay it to get fixed but I also really want to learn how to fix it myself, so starting from square one and fully fixing up my bike I think would be a good way to learn. Where would you personally recommend I start?

2018-02-19 23:08:56 UTC

With the tune uo

2018-02-19 23:31:51 UTC

@Gaius Mucius Scaevola What kind of bike? If you bought it from Walmart, it is not worth fixing. You’ll probably need chain rings, cassette, chain, tires, tubes, brake pads, wheel truing, shifter cable and housing replacement. That’s all before you even start “tuning”. The wheel hubs might need a rebuild from loss of grease and gain of rust.

2018-02-19 23:32:14 UTC

It could literally cost you two bicycles and weeks worth of effort to get it running like new.

2018-02-19 23:32:14 UTC

I can take a picture when I get home

2018-02-19 23:32:30 UTC

I know I got it off of Craigslist and it's at least a halfway decent bike

2018-02-19 23:32:50 UTC

Truing wheels alone is a complicated art form.

2018-02-19 23:34:14 UTC

Easiest would be to buy a whole new group set from eBay, then let the bike shop handle the wheel truing and any bearing replacements. You will need to buy tools and accessories too.

2018-02-19 23:36:17 UTC

How long has it been since you last rode it?

2018-02-19 23:41:47 UTC

Months, if not more than a year

2018-02-23 06:08:33 UTC

I was recently added, am also a Bike Mechanic.

2018-02-23 06:09:27 UTC

@ me for slow response.

2018-02-23 06:42:58 UTC

Also @Tanner - SC and @Gaius Mucius Scaevola ParkTool has a YouTube channel with a video archive for almost every repair.

2018-02-26 00:40:40 UTC

@Gaius Mucius Scaevola Are you still looking for some bike help?

2018-02-26 00:52:00 UTC

@Freiheit - CA yeah definitely

2018-02-26 00:52:09 UTC

once the weather gets a bit warmer I want to fix up my bike

2018-02-26 00:52:17 UTC

not just to have a bike to ride, but to learn how to fix a bike in the process

2018-02-26 01:03:49 UTC

Let me know when ready. Can give pointers.

2018-02-27 00:50:39 UTC

Posting a PSA in here, please let me know if its too graphic / breaks any rules and I’ll remove. Any of you guys that are in an industrial field no doubt get your PPE policies drilled into you over and over. But it’s all too easy to neglect that when you’re working at home. Almost lost my thumb this weekend, taking apart an automatic louver/damper motor, and I neglected to relive the tension from the spring inside. Had I been wearing gloves it probably wouldn’t have been as bad.

2018-02-27 00:52:18 UTC

Friday night trip to the ER for a severed tendon and artery, severed the nerve also, Dr says I probably won’t get the feeling back, at least not fully. Stupid mistake.

2018-02-27 00:52:54 UTC


2018-02-27 00:54:21 UTC


2018-02-27 00:56:51 UTC

I'm sorry to see it, bro. Great point, though. Just because it's at your house, doesn't mean it's a toy

2018-02-27 01:01:48 UTC

Yeah, just an oversight. Could have been way worse. Could have flown up and hit me in the eye or something permanent. Or another 1/4in I would have been picking my thumb off of the garage floor

2018-02-27 02:25:38 UTC

Good PSA. Call me overkill, but I wear this every time I’m working with a knife or dremel:
Stainless Steel Mesh Hand Glove - Cut Resistant <https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NNT2F8/>

2018-02-27 02:28:26 UTC

Best wishes brother. I have a buddy who was shot in the hand in Afghanistan and later sliced a tendon in his kitchen while cooking chicken. He said the pain from the bullet didn’t approach the pain from the sliced tendon @Px4stormtrooper#3883

2018-02-27 11:18:54 UTC

Funny enough, the initial cut wasn’t very painful at all. I believe because of the severed nerve. It was more of a dull pain, and I still have very little sensation at all on the whole side of the thumb. It has mainly been a huge annoyance not being able to grip with that hand. It’s damn near impossible to do anything without a thumb, even simple things, like having to reach across with my left hand to start my truck. Luckily I’ll be healed up in a week or two and it’ll be a lesson learned. Just take care of yourselves gents, be safe out there

2018-03-02 12:37:37 UTC

Any pointers beyond RTFM when it comes to not breaking powertools/stripping bolts/don't do X to Y because Z

2018-03-02 12:37:53 UTC

Been having a time of it lately.

2018-03-02 12:39:06 UTC

Also is there any kind of 'how not to be a greenie round the shop' manual beyond binging AvE vids?

2018-03-02 16:31:38 UTC

Downward pressure, sharp tools.

2018-03-02 17:07:38 UTC

@Freiheit - CA Why is Snap-On still in business? Does the quality of their tools really demand such a high price? All my wrenches are Craftsman, and although I don't use them but about once a week, they've stayed sharp for the 5 years I've had them. Plus, the warranty

2018-03-02 17:10:52 UTC

What do you guys think of Klein?

2018-03-02 17:12:39 UTC

I have them, they're electrician's tools more than anything

2018-03-02 17:13:50 UTC

@Deleted User If you're just a hobbyist, do Craftsman. Klein is like $40 for a pair of pliers

2018-03-02 17:17:13 UTC

@John O - Snap on has killer warranty and support but these days it's a lot of marketing.

2018-03-02 17:17:57 UTC

Replacements are no questions asked, that's what you pay so much for

2018-03-02 17:17:59 UTC

I'm sure the fact that they offer in house financing helps, too

2018-03-02 17:19:03 UTC

There are other small task-specific companies.

2018-03-02 17:19:05 UTC

No questions asked returns pisses me off. I have to pay more because some retard can't take care of his shit?

2018-03-02 17:43:09 UTC

A decade later you'll appreciate it when Craftcuck no longer makes it

2018-03-02 17:45:28 UTC

Buy old tools @John O - there are deals to be had.

2018-03-02 17:59:29 UTC

I’ve been using a new holland set for years but I’m in the market for another set now and want to by US made

2018-03-02 18:05:18 UTC

Le farm law

2018-03-02 18:05:45 UTC

@Freiheit - CA Yeah bro, I'm very aware that Craftsman is in it's way out

2018-03-02 18:06:47 UTC

@John O - What kind of work do you do?

2018-03-02 18:14:06 UTC

@John O -#7072 if it's just home stuff, that'd cool, I don't mean to be a rude snob. I own no Snap-On, but use it at work all the time, have my own set of other stuff for same kind of work at home.

2018-03-02 18:32:49 UTC

Commercial electrical @Freiheit - CA

2018-03-02 19:50:14 UTC

I see.

2018-03-02 19:59:22 UTC

@Joseph McCarthy - NJ what is it you're doing?
I have a ton of pointers and advice, I've been working blue collar for the last 18 years. Grew up on a tobacco farm and I'm a tool maker by trade, so I've pretty much seen it all.

When a motor in a power tool is going out you'll start to smell ozone, and it's cake to replace the motors. You can really smell it from a drill.

If you're giving a saw hell and it's screaming obviously back off and let the blade do the cutting. Hand saws let the blade cut don't try to use your saw as a knife.

If you're stripping heads out of screws make sure you have the proper bit size, most people use a #2 phillips head for everything, it's to big for a #1 ph and it will strip, if you try to use a #2ph on a #3 ph it will strip because it's to small. Push as hard as you can on it to try and back out the screw then ease off the pressure.
If you're using a hand screw driver, mostly slot head, put the palm of you hand on the butt of the driver and apply pressure using your other hand to turn it, sounds like common sense but it's not.
If you have a stripped screw, Phillips, you can try a square bit and about half the time you'll get it out, if whatever you're working isn't wood or it will be hidden get a pair of needle nose vice grips and un screw it that way. Or you could drill it out...

2018-03-02 20:01:35 UTC

Just throwing that out there. Also who cares about being green around a shop. Everything outside of machining I learned by doing, fucking up, starting all over until I got it right. Made note of mistakes and learned my lesson.

2018-03-02 20:12:10 UTC

Tools are personal preference. If you're just a home owner pretty much anything you buy will get the job done. If you're going to be using that tool more than a few times a month buy something contractor grade.
Like I'm a big fan of Milwaukee linemen pliers, where John uses Klein, I cut nails all day with mine and Milwaukee seems to holds an edge longer.

2018-03-02 20:13:41 UTC

@Joseph McCarthy - NJ oh and READ THE FUCKING MANUAL

2018-03-02 20:14:43 UTC

You wouldn't believe how many people out there don't know the potential of their tools.

2018-03-02 20:21:21 UTC

Also SnapOn, new holland, Browning are better than craftsman and popular mechanic because they use a better quality steel. Those cheap pig iron dropped forged wrenches break easy.
And I believe that SnapOn does on site repair too. I know the Milwaukee reps will do repair for cheap.

2018-03-02 20:24:40 UTC

Sorry, just thinking of things.

2018-03-02 20:25:22 UTC

@RevStench I'll ask you some question when I get a break from work.

2018-03-02 20:30:30 UTC

@Deleted User every mechanic I know uses nothing but SnapOn and New Holland. My boss only uses New Holland wrenches.

2018-03-02 20:31:31 UTC

He says they hold up longer than any other wrenches, they don't strip as fast as others

2018-03-02 20:31:49 UTC

Their socket set has been on point for me for 8 years.

2018-03-02 20:32:54 UTC

The case itself has cheap snaps but the wrenches drivers and sockets have been really sturdy

2018-03-02 20:35:44 UTC

Haha that's all companies, crappy cases but nice tools, I have a set of Pittsburgh sockets and most are stripped out, I broke a few, so I'm actually looking for a new set now. I was at the New Holland dealer yesterday looking at their sets. Funny that we're having this conversation today. I like real world feed back when it comes to tools.

2018-03-02 23:01:27 UTC

@RevStench you won’t go wrong with em.

2018-03-03 03:13:31 UTC

Snap on tools are amazing I have a small set to do work on my car

2018-03-03 09:33:01 UTC

@RevStench generators and compressors at work and a project car held together by zipties and bailing wire 😂

2018-03-03 13:48:49 UTC

Bought a generac powerwasher two weeks ago to clean my implements. Changed. My. life.

2018-03-08 00:04:54 UTC

Hi guys. Indy tech here. 5 years experience plus 2 years of tech school.

2018-03-08 00:19:09 UTC

Nice. Welcome aboard!

2018-03-08 01:07:37 UTC

Awesome, welcome bro @Justice - WI

2018-03-16 17:56:22 UTC

No start. Replaced battery, plugs and wires, coil pack, camshaft and crankshaft position sensors. P0340 on MIL. 01 Caravan 2.4L 4-cyl. @here

2018-03-16 17:57:06 UTC

Did you check all your contacts to make sure theyre clean?

2018-03-16 17:57:21 UTC

Is the starter just not cranking?

2018-03-16 17:57:38 UTC

Could be ignition switch

2018-03-16 17:58:53 UTC

@sigruna14 no start how? Won’t turn over? No juice at all? Somewhere in between?

2018-03-16 17:59:28 UTC

Cranks but doesn't run.

2018-03-16 17:59:59 UTC

Fuel pump was replaced recently and I hear it whine when I turn key to on so don't think it's that.

2018-03-16 18:00:47 UTC

@Deleted User If you're talking about wires then hell no they ain't clean, there's oil everywhere.

2018-03-16 18:02:00 UTC

Maybe try cleaning off the contacts to make sure that the oil isnt impeding the flow of current

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