Message from Tanner - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics
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