Message from JesseJames in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics

2018-05-08 19:30:23 UTC  

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.

2018-05-08 19:30:28 UTC

2018-05-08 19:30:51 UTC  

The red line is where the bead is sealed. As long as it is straight there you're good to go.

2018-05-08 20:54:15 UTC  

Oh fantastic! Yeah, that might have happened while I was pulling over to change the tire. Thank you guys for all the help!

2018-05-09 11:14:29 UTC  

I should probably check my tire pressure πŸ€”

2018-05-09 13:36:00 UTC  

>not having a sensor that tells you pressure from the dash

2018-05-12 02:23:30 UTC  

*Laura Loomer detected!*

2018-05-16 01:44:51 UTC  

Everyone hates a tailgater, this guy is a genius.

2018-05-16 01:45:08 UTC  


2018-05-17 14:04:07 UTC  

@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.

2018-05-17 14:07:17 UTC  

Damn. Let me call a friend and ask before you buy a carb. He is much more knowledgeable on carbs than I am.

2018-05-23 01:24:47 UTC  

@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?

2018-05-23 01:57:55 UTC  

So my job for tonight is to find and grease every single greaser on this piece of equipment. Wish me luck.

2018-05-23 02:07:50 UTC  

And I bitch about the 15-20 on my boom truck.

2018-05-23 02:45:34 UTC  

Farm stuff..... 😍

2018-05-23 03:41:53 UTC  

@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.

2018-05-23 10:57:55 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD I hope you had a battery powered or pneumatic grease gun.

2018-05-23 10:58:38 UTC  

@Deleted User that sucks man. What the heck? How much longer did it run this time?

2018-05-23 11:38:46 UTC  

@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.

2018-05-23 12:07:00 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD plus you'd have perma claw hand

2018-05-23 14:17:21 UTC  

@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.

2018-05-23 14:36:03 UTC  

I somehow doubt it too @JesseJames but I’m out of ideas

2018-05-24 13:26:32 UTC  

@Deleted User sometimes your only option is to try things until you find the cause.

2018-05-24 13:27:11 UTC  

How good was the truck running for the hour and half the other night when it was running?

2018-05-24 14:08:49 UTC  

Fine. Just idling really

2018-05-25 20:17:30 UTC  

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.

2018-05-25 20:20:39 UTC  

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.

2018-05-25 23:17:19 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD Cannot go wrong with a cummins

2018-05-25 23:38:19 UTC  

Honestly you can't go wrong with American.

2018-05-25 23:45:10 UTC  

Diversity is our strength πŸ˜‚

2018-05-28 02:26:24 UTC  

@Conway - OK had this happen just now

2018-05-28 02:26:28 UTC

2018-05-28 02:27:40 UTC  

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.

2018-05-28 02:28:21 UTC  

@ophiuchus had that with a non-spare earlier this month.

2018-05-28 02:29:53 UTC  

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.

2018-05-28 11:23:00 UTC  

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.

2018-05-28 17:41:14 UTC  

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.

2018-05-30 22:28:15 UTC  

Cool mechanic story:
Belt snapped at 2AM in route to Disney. Guy drove over an hour with zipties running his water pump.
β€œThis 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.”

2018-05-30 22:30:02 UTC

2018-05-31 09:41:12 UTC  

ha! awesome

2018-05-31 18:37:48 UTC  

@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.