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I have seen it happen a few times. Once to me and when it does this the fuel doesn't leak out of the filter it just allows air in causing the pump to lose prime and therefor fuel psi.
Wish u was close enough for me to run over and check it out.
We would probably figure it out pretty quick on that stuff. I always know it all when I consume it.
That stuff was like water. I was scared to drink it because I thought I was going to accidentally die from alcohol poisoning
It could happen for sure.
Trying to change my wheel bearing for the first time on my own with a grand am. Any advice on changing it. Trying to avoid having to pump the brakes
Well I just went ahead and did it and nowthis caliper won’t come off
To get the caliper off use a screw driver a big one to force the pistons in.
You should be able to find the process on YouTube.
I’ll look that up
That's great news!
Naturally it would be pouring
Any idea why tf this happened?
Over pressurized tire?
Yeah it’s the tire
Wasn’t overpressurized last I check but damn
This is apparently blowout season. It can happen on under inflation to, or any puncture that causes a rapid air leak. That may be the worst ive ever seen
Bet he's seen a ton of blow outs
@ophiuchus I think under inflation. Causes a lot of sagging/wrinkling in the sidewall, drive it on the highway and that becomes rapid wrinkling and unwrinkling as the sidewall moves between the underside of the wheel where wrinkle is max and the top side of the wheel where there is no wrinkle. This builds up heat and fatigues the sidewall, creating a tear around the entire sidewall.
Unwind a paperclip, then bend and unbend one of the corners 50 times as fast as you can. You’ll be able to feel the heat generated in the bend and it will likely break through from fatigue failure. Same with rubber.
When is the last time you inflated that tire?
Here is an example of my neighbor’s tire, which was under inflated. I noticed and waived him down and got it replaced just before it would have completely let go.
Probably a month or two ago when it started warming up, wanted to check them after the change in weather
Apparently I should be doing it a lot more often though
Also the spare said to inflate it to 60 which sounds ridiculously high to me but idk. That’s what it said.
Yes, the spare needs twice the pressure because it’s half as wide.
Check your tire pressure monthly and before every road trip.
Damage to the tire or the valve stem or the wheel can cause faster than usual loss of air pressure, leading to the kind of under inflation failures shown in our pictures.
For example, this wheel damage from your picture is a possible cause of an air leak.
Yeah it’s gonna be a fun little fix
I hadn’t even noticed that prior
Tanner has done an excellent analysis. The only thing I would add is the bend on the wheel probably happened after the tire blew. I don't see that being a problem for you at all. You can take a hammer and beat it back straight. The lip going up isn't where the tire seals to the wheel.
The red line is where the bead is sealed. As long as it is straight there you're good to go.
Oh fantastic! Yeah, that might have happened while I was pulling over to change the tire. Thank you guys for all the help!
I should probably check my tire pressure 🤔
>not having a sensor that tells you pressure from the dash
*Laura Loomer detected!*
Everyone hates a tailgater, this guy is a genius.
@Deleted User if I was you and was going to try anything I would try the fuel pump next. It doesn't sound like an issue that would be caused by a carb.
Damn. Let me call a friend and ask before you buy a carb. He is much more knowledgeable on carbs than I am.
@Deleted User sorry man I have been super busy lately. My buddy had no answers for me but maybe some more tests. But sounds like you have some developments. How is it doing now?
So my job for tonight is to find and grease every single greaser on this piece of equipment. Wish me luck.
And I bitch about the 15-20 on my boom truck.
Farm stuff..... 😍
@JesseJames HaHaHa. I lost count at 60. There's 7 per set on the front caster wheels alone. I'm pretty sure I missed some too.
@Der Seeteufel - SD I hope you had a battery powered or pneumatic grease gun.
@Deleted User that sucks man. What the heck? How much longer did it run this time?
@JesseJames yeah I had an electric grease gun. If I had to do it manually I'm pretty sure I'd still be crawling around looking for greasers.
@Deleted User while that is possible in the past I've never had those symptoms because of a worn cam lobe. Not saying it may not be the cause but if it is it is very interesting.
@Deleted User sometimes your only option is to try things until you find the cause.
How good was the truck running for the hour and half the other night when it was running?
Fine. Just idling really
I'm making some serious progress. This truck wouldn't start when I got here. I diagnosed and fixed it myself and now I have a farm truck all my own.
It was actually a pretty simple fix once I found the problem. The low idle screw was worn down. All it needed was a few turns and it runs good as new. Took me awhile to figure that out though.
Honestly you can't go wrong with American.
Diversity is our strength 😂
First tire picked up a nail and went flat. Put on the spare (that nobody inflates on a regular schedule) which was at 15 psi, drove it at 65 mph on the highway to the next exit and unsurprisingly, the sidewall failed due to the pressure and speed.
For future reference, if you have a damaged car, you can drive like 35mph on the highway with your flashers on. So much easier of a load on the vehicle than 65 mph.
Also check your spare every time you check the rest of your tires. You should be checking your tire pressure monthly at the very least. Just take an extra second at the gas station and check them everytime you fill. It can end up saving you money on fuel and it might even save your life. One of my coworkers had a blowout like this while taking his daughter to kindergarten. He said it was the scariest moment in his life. Sometimes a blowout is unavoidable but no little white girls should be put at risk because you couldn't be bothered to do regular preventative maintenance.
Front end alignment can wear out your tires a lot faster. If you've been having continuous problems with your tires you may need a realignment.
Cool mechanic story:
Belt snapped at 2AM in route to Disney. Guy drove over an hour with zipties running his water pump.
“This is on my 04 Grand Cherokee I6. Idler pulley locked up and shredded my belt over an hour away from our hotel. Being stubborn and too cheap to pay for a towtruck. I bought every pack of zip ties the nearby gas station had and made it work.”
@Tanner - SC I’ve done that with belts and shoe strings to make it back to camp while out fourwheeling. I can tell all kinds of haggered things we have rigged while in the woods.
@JesseJames new carb arrived today. Will put it on in the next week or so
Damn. Hope that fixes it man.
browsing <https://www.reddit.com/r/JustRolledIntoTheShop> and came across one I haven't seen before, but I'm not surprised:
This is one of the most wild things I’ve ever seen:
Definitely check these out if you’re looking for a career in the mechanic field
I’m doing the diesel mechanic course which is only 7 months 50$ a month for the test prep
I hate lug nuts
It’s stuck, maybe for good this time
Tried heating it, using a punch, tried putting it on a stud and shaking, and the other guy did all this and more, moral of the story is that lug nuts become ”swollen” and also fuck Ford
What model Ford?
Have you tried putting a breaker bar on, rest the bar against the ground, and drive forward with the vehicle to force the breaker bar into the ground?
The ford is long gone
It was f-150 maybe
I just gave him a new lug
I don't have a breaker bar, closest I have is a tourque wrench
Not willing to hurt my baby
TBH using a chissel is the woke method for removing lugs
I use the removable handle of my floor jack as my breaker bar.
Do you grease, locktite, or neither?
I don’t use any grease or any type of penetrating oil on lugs
It can cause the torque to reduce as you drive the car. The lugs can slip off slightly despite being properly torqued.
Which probably won’t cause problems, however I’m a stickler for regulations tbh.
Oh I got the lug out with a sledge, vice and punch today.
I had to have my thinwall for some chrome rims
Why not just wipe the grease off after you've removed the lugs?
Also, the lugs come off regularly for tire rotations. Anti-seize is for things that don’t get touched for a long time, like spark plugs.
Usually lugs only get screwed up when people use far too much torque or far too little.
Jiffy lube is a heathen organization and is responsible for every error I have to fix. Almost daily
Their shop *is* pretty echoey...
Check out my new dumpster score.. the float was upside down in the carb and the fuel filter was in backwards. Fixed that, cleaned the carb and tightened up a few things. Now it fires right up and runs great! 1977 pedal Batavus scooter.
Side note- I don't actually go around dumpster diving, I saw this sitting next to the dumpsters at work. I've also gotten multiple lawn mowers and various tools. People would rather buy something new than clean a carburetor or do a couple small repairs.
I would absolutely purchase that from you
Haha well it tops out around 27mph now, but there are a few mods you can do to get a bit more out of it (different exhaust, tweak the clutch, etc)
I'll let you know if or when I'm interested in selling it.
This is sitting in the corner of our main shop. I'm tempted to see if I can get it running.
It actually fired right up. I guess it was just sitting there because nobody wanted to ride it.
Oh, a trike. Gay
I just thought the contrast was funny. That trike will do 180. The bike might do 18.
I'd say you could probably push 20-25mph
No thanks. I dumped it doing about 2mph. The handle bars came loose on me. I swear they were tight when I started. Luckily the bike fell on me and I didn't even scratch the paint I got a little bit of a scratch though. Check out the medical channel.
Yeah I'm fine honestly I was more worried about the bike. My boss let me ride it, since I cleaned it all up for him but it's his dad's so it has sentimental value.
Damn that's quite a gash man!
Eh.. I've had worse. Not cuts, but I've broken 7 bones (5 at once) and have been burned pretty badly once. I'll be fine.
That car is missing a front wheel.
@JesseJames Do you think this patch is too close to the sidewall? Do I need a new tire?
I would replace it forsure. If you need to run it until Monday put it on the back. Plugs are only for temporary use anyway. But when it is that close to the sidewall a patch won’t stay anyway.
That's a blowout in the making.
Can anyone tell me if a 600cc cruiser (Honda Shadow) has sufficient power to carry a passenger and still maintain highway speeds (80+mph)?
Why? Is your passenger 400lbs?
How much combined weight? What year is it? You can re hear anything to run lower rpms at higher speeds just by replacing one or two sprockets and taking links out of a chain.
Haha no she's not even close to 400lbs. Just looking to get another bike and don't want to waste my time getting a 600 if I'm going to regret it later. Looking at 750's on up.
Combined weight would be about 325lbs.
I would recommend a larger cc bike for riding 2 up. I would also recommend avoiding interstates whenever possible for safer more fun alternatives of highways.
I recommend one of those for 2+
Yeah I avoid highways. Prefer riding through the mountains or back country roads.
I have a 390 KTM, and I can easily acheive highway speeds with a passenger. I don't like it, because I can't speed out of dangerous situations, but it can be done
There is a happy medium for sure.
Based @John O - I'm actually getting a 125 LOL, you guys are all way ahead of me.
Self-driving 18 wheelers are now on the road in testing mode! Here’s one from Embark:
That's the type of disruptive technology that sparks wars. Trucking employs 3.5 million men.
In the US.
@Der Seeteufel - SD yeah exactly. I'm like... "Wow, cool... I guess" but I feel like it will also put a lot of men out of work, but then again if it works it will probably be hard to stop that kind of economic force. Trucking as I understand it actually pays decently, which mean the globalists are going to gleefully push this.
I have all kinds of mixed feelings about it.
It would be a lot better if they were replacing the foreigners driving the taxis and Uber and stuff
Many foreigners drive trucks also.
Shovels put hand-diggers out of work and we’re all better for it.
@Tanner - SC Yeah but hand diggers weren't better off for it in their lifetimes, neither were luddites.
Sure they were. The technological breakthrough dropped the price of digging related goods and services, the technology enabled previously unfeasible developments, and the large amount of labor availability allowed other projects to develop.
I know many people who used to do secretarial work on typewriters and manually running around letters. They’re all far better off now, even though computers and email “killed” their jobs.
@Tanner - SC the worrying thing is that workers are being attacked in two fronts. One, the natural progress of technology, which is (arguably) a net positive to society, and the over crowding of the labor market via immigration
The problem isn't progress it's too rapid progress. We fought some pretty massive wars around the time of industrialization which resulted in a substantial reduction in the labor pool. I'm not necessarily saying that one thing lead to the other but when there is a sudden surge of unemployed men conflict usually follows shortly after.
Why didn’t the invention of the internet and computers set off a war? That was far more profound of a change than automated 18 wheelers.
>meanwhile, in Andrew's imagination
Plus, autonomous 18 wheelers will not happen overnight and they will not transition immediately to zero drivers. I work with automation in manufacturing all the time. First you have the driver overseeing and intervening in some circumstances, then just overseeing, then maybe he manages 2 trucks at once, then 3. For all we know, this will simply allow more goods to be shipped by the same number of drivers. My manufacturing plant has seen that many times.
Fear of the unknown is overblown when it comes to technological progress. When cars were invented, many people insisted that the human body cannot survive at such speeds.
The internet created jobs that never existed before and the damage to people like postal workers was substantially limited by the government. Automated trucks represent a more serious threat to working class men in particular. Tech can cause significant disruption. Just look at the uber riots in France. They were more pissed off at some taxi drivers losing their jobs then they were about their women being raped by Africans
France protests in the streets and riots about anything and everything.
Speaking of out dated farm equipment. The automation of farming created a gigantic permanent underclass in the United States.
Their low IQ created a large permanent underclass
It’s a genetic separation of economic status, not technological.
Ok so what happens to the IQ 90 white truck driver?
Economics is a study of the seen and the unseen. Everyone points to the “seen” and demands to know exactly what will happen.
I don’t know exactly what will happen to the 90 IQ truck driver. That doesn’t mean we should halt technological progress.
“If we asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses” - Henry Ford
“But what will happen to the buggy whip manufacturers?”
Look we've all read Bastiat. I'm not saying we should halt technological progress I'm just saying that it's likely to cause conflict.
Highly recommended book on the “seen” vs the “unseen”: <https://www.mises.org/library/economics-one-lesson>
Immigration is a problem. Not technological progress.
I think a future where no one owns cars, and your movements are tracked constantly through rideshare apps is scary, but automated vehicles would *greatly* alleviate the strains that we've seen with exploding populations in major metropolitan areas
Every one of these autonomous trucks will be running 24/7. That’s like 3x the uptime per truck of current. Someone has to load and unload all of these trucks. Someone has to make the tires that will get consumed at 3x the rate. Cheaper goods from lowered transport costs mean more money is free to go elsewhere, which will drive up jobs in those areas.
“No one will own cars” is ridiculous. Technology does not make things black and white.
People who would be better off sharing will share and people better off owning will still own.
Apartments are cheaper than houses, but not everyone lives in an apartment.
I’m not going to re-install child seats every morning in a new Uber autonomous car, nor am I going to share a child seat with strangers. I will continue to own a car. Maybe it’ll be autonomous, but I will own it. I also don’t ride the subway or a bus, even though those are cheaper. But the introduction of the subway and the bus were good for those who are better served by it.
@Tanner - SC of course it's ridiculous, I was being hyperbolic. However, car ownership will become a luxury few can afford in a future of self driving vehicles
Nonsense. You cannot say that with any lick of confidence.
Renting will become cheaper. That does not mean owning will become more expensive.
Look at the affordability if vehicles over the last 50 years. They've become a greater and greater percentage of a person's net worth, because of more and more technology
Because manipulated interest rates influencing a massive amount of lending and debt
Auto loans are in a huge bubble due to this.
One moment, I'm trying to find an article
You can spend the same % of your net worth on a vehicle today as the average person did 50 years ago and you’d have a FAR better vehicle.
Used cars last far longer too, making that market enormously bigger than it used to be.
What do you mean, used cars last longer?
Technology does not make people spend more. Jew-manipulated interest rates plus media promotion of consumerism makes people spend more.
Used cars last far longer today than ones 50 years ago.
Cars used to require major service before 50,000 miles. Now there are many cars that can run 150,000 miles with just gasoline, oil changes, tires, and brake pads.
FAR more reliable and FAR longer lasting than they used to be.
Even in my lifetime (I'm only 31), tires get far fewer flats than they used to, for example.
If this wasn't the <#322712586741088256> channel, I'd transition into urbanization too. Because that's another phenomenon and result of technological progress that brings a lot of good to the world, but jews have manipulated things so as to also bring a large amount of bad.
Absent jew influence, technological progress always brings bad with the good, but it brings far more good than bad.
I'm having a hard time saucing my claims, but I have a hard time believing that all the proprietary tech involved with self driving vehicles will make car ownership cheaper
I'm not saying it won't be a net positive, I'm saying I'm worried about some of the specifics
I should probably mention I have skin in the game. I just learned how to drive truck a couple of months ago.
I don't think your average farmer will be able to afford that tech, or that it will make economic sense for him to
@Der Seeteufel - SD You already participate in one of the most highly automatized industries.
Even just a few decades ago, double-digit percentages of america were farmers and now it's below 2%
You have enormous machines that displace the work of ~~dozens~~ hundreds of men
Some machines that drive themselves already
All new 18 wheelers are now automatic transmission. Guys who trained to drive stick now have a depreciated skillset. So did VCR repairmen. We're all okay and better off for it.
The iPhone put the Walkman out of work, the Palm Pilot out of work, the Kodak camera out of work, the Garmin GPS out of work, the pay phone out of work (I still have a calling card), the GameBoy out of work ... and we're all better for it.
I used to have one of each of those and thought to myself, "I can't wait until I can have all of these in one device"
The guy who told me about Identity Evropa and got me to join? He's a very young man who was red-pilled by listening to podcasts on his iPhone while mowing his dad's lawn. iPhones and podcasts didn't even EXIST when I was mowing my dad's lawn. I had to wait like 18 extra years to get red-pilled compared to him.
@Tanner - SC I get what you're saying and to be honest I'm not that worried about being displaced. I used to operate nuclear reactors and have an IQ in the 130 range. I farm because I love it. Not everyone is so lucky though.
Also I do only make $13 an hour farming. If I didn't have secondary sources of income farming would represent a pretty substantial reduction in my standard of living.
I understand and I'm not inconsiderate of our lower-IQ whites.
I just want to push back against the idea the disruption is bad. It's change, it's different, it's unknown, it might have short-term pain, but there is a lot of medium-term gain, including those lower IQ people.
Also, "If your IQ is 120 or higher, birth control should be illegal for you" - Richard Spencer
I love that quote and I keep in mind that it's a bit of our duty as high IQ guys to have high birth rates.
@Der Seeteufel - SD your lack of a decent wage has more to do with immigration than innovation
So I’m changing the compressor on a car today and every single piece of plastic a hose was attached to was brittle and broke. So a 1-2 hour job turned into waiting for JB weld to set overnight.
I'd almost say just replace all the hoses.
It’s the plastic fittings for the hoses!
They are all brittle from heat the hoses are fine
I replaced the fittings and jb welded them in place and it held up in a pressure test
Fixing the school buses in my town
Brakes mostly tbh
Also this old piece of junk