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« Reply #180 on: February 08, 2017, 04:45:46 pm »
Oh, and the sprockets are not keyed to the cams. You just have to line it up and tighten the the bolt without anything slipping out of place.
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« Reply #181 on: February 08, 2017, 06:17:25 pm »
WTF is all that white? Exploder bukkake porn?
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« Reply #182 on: February 08, 2017, 06:20:47 pm »
WTF is all that white? Exploder bukkake porn?

Yes. Someone filled it with block sealer, which clogged the radiator cap so it actually held all the combustiom pressure, even when cooled off.  The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the cap. And boom, bukkake all over the place. On my head, on my tools, on my radio; just a mess.
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« Reply #183 on: February 16, 2017, 07:05:08 pm »
I have to mention that I recently worked on a Buick Enclave, and I think it is one of the dumbest crossover crap vehicles, ever. First of all, the fuel tank is about seven feet long, and yes, I had to drop it to replace an evap vent. Second, it has this long metal rail hanging under the body on the driver's side to protect the fuel tank from impacts. Okay, I guess you can't even drive over curbs with this thing now. Oh, and if you reach under the body around the B pillar and pull the plug hanging down, you will disconnect the fuel pump. Not hard to do. Oh, and the interior. Wow, plastic wood. So much. Such horrible. And guess what, the font on the instruments is impossible for old people to read. It is tiny tiny. What the hell is this vehicle for?
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« Reply #184 on: February 17, 2017, 03:31:06 pm »
I have to mention that I recently worked on a Buick Enclave, and I think it is one of the dumbest crossover crap vehicles, ever. First of all, the fuel tank is about seven feet long, and yes, I had to drop it to replace an evap vent. Second, it has this long metal rail hanging under the body on the driver's side to protect the fuel tank from impacts. Okay, I guess you can't even drive over curbs with this thing now. Oh, and if you reach under the body around the B pillar and pull the plug hanging down, you will disconnect the fuel pump. Not hard to do. Oh, and the interior. Wow, plastic wood. So much. Such horrible. And guess what, the font on the instruments is impossible for old people to read. It is tiny tiny. What the hell is this vehicle for?

The 3rd row seats three real-sized people.


I'm not a fan of these cars, but they're big and sold well because no one could figure out how to make a crossover that seats 7-8 real adults.

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« Reply #185 on: February 17, 2017, 04:06:05 pm »
The 3rd row seats three real-sized people.


I'm not a fan of these cars, but they're big and sold well because no one could figure out how to make a crossover that seats 7-8 real adults.

The trick was to make it really big.

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« Reply #186 on: February 19, 2017, 07:08:49 am »
I don't have $515 for a FSM.  Will a Hayne's work.


I know this was a post from a couple of weeks ago, but thought I'd add this: Some dealerships, depends on how well you now your service advisor/shop manager/parts manager, will copy pages out of the factory shop manual for customers.
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« Reply #187 on: February 23, 2017, 08:40:26 pm »
This is how you remove a 5.0L V8 from a 2012 Ford F-150 in three steps:

1. Open the hood:



2. Remove the headlights, horns, a/c condenser, transmission cooler, radiator, impact sensors, hood latch, battery junction box and radiator support:


3. Remove the engine:


Did you see that nasty air filter? That is why this needed a new engine. Someone lost the fender liner, exposing the intake to mud, and then let the airfilter get clogged up until the suction caused it to collapse. The intake manifold was caked with mud on the inside. I don't know what kind of people do this.
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« Reply #188 on: February 23, 2017, 09:20:54 pm »
That under-hood mountable light is dope as fuck.  Where can has.

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« Reply #189 on: February 24, 2017, 12:13:13 pm »
That under-hood mountable light is dope as fuck.  Where can has.

It's like $300 from Matco
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« Reply #190 on: February 24, 2017, 01:56:14 pm »
It's like $300 from Matco

Oh. Well. I found the cheap version. There are even cheaper LED versions but I'd rather have the flood of a T8.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002J8RTF0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_v2jSybYNWTFTA

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« Reply #191 on: February 24, 2017, 02:00:08 pm »
Oh. Well. I found the cheap version. There are even cheaper LED versions but I'd rather have the flood of a T8.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002J8RTF0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_v2jSybYNWTFTA

That looks exactly the same, except it doesn't say Matco :lol:
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« Reply #192 on: February 25, 2017, 01:09:55 am »
I have to mention that I recently worked on a Buick Enclave, and I think it is one of the dumbest crossover crap vehicles, ever. First of all, the fuel tank is about seven feet long, and yes, I had to drop it to replace an evap vent. Second, it has this long metal rail hanging under the body on the driver's side to protect the fuel tank from impacts. Okay, I guess you can't even drive over curbs with this thing now. Oh, and if you reach under the body around the B pillar and pull the plug hanging down, you will disconnect the fuel pump. Not hard to do. Oh, and the interior. Wow, plastic wood. So much. Such horrible. And guess what, the font on the instruments is impossible for old people to read. It is tiny tiny. What the hell is this vehicle for?

I don't know anything about working on it but as a crossover crap vehicle I really liked it :lol:  Fake wood galore which didn't match the color of the real wood on the steering wheel was annoying but it drove like a Buick should.  Real quiet and real smooth.  Looked much much better than a minivan too in my opinion.  Never got even close to being stuck in the snow and I never scraped any curbs or bottomed out on any speed bumps even with a full load. Great great deal for around $45 grand in my opinion.  And I really liked the shiny chrome wheels. 

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« Reply #193 on: February 25, 2017, 01:22:01 am »
I've detailed and driven Enclaves.  Seemed like it pegged its target market pretty well.  Faux luxury errywhere, good looks, smooth sailing, etc.

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« Reply #194 on: February 25, 2017, 01:22:27 am »
That looks exactly the same, except it doesn't say Matco :lol:

You got jipped! :lol:

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« Reply #195 on: January 11, 2019, 12:58:46 pm »
This is an intake valve in a direct injection Hyundai engine after ???,??? miles. Them deposits are thicc, bo.

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« Reply #196 on: February 12, 2019, 08:09:06 pm »
Tomorrow I have to replace a damn Allison 1000 on a 4wd Duramax pickup. I had better eat my Wheaties.
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« Reply #197 on: February 14, 2019, 09:23:20 pm »
I was all up in the butt of a 2002 GMC Sierra 4WD, 6.6L Duramax V8 for the last two days. I had to replace the gigantic Allison transmission. It also had a damaged flexplate, so I had to get a good rusty one from a junkyard. Removing the crankshaft bolts required a 6-foot cheater pipe. I didn't have a torque wrench that read to 260 lb-ft, so I had to wing it when installing the new rusty one. The bolts take a 14mm hex key, just in case you need to know.

 I also had to unseize the front driveshaft from the transfer case, and replace a universal joint in the rear driveshaft.

Rusty ass piece of shit diesel truck.

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« Reply #198 on: February 22, 2019, 01:00:42 pm »
I hate aftermarket remote starters, and I hate it when the installers just twist wires together and wrap them in 'lectric tape. :rage:
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« Reply #199 on: February 22, 2019, 01:20:30 pm »
I hate aftermarket remote starters, and I hate it when the installers just twist wires together and wrap them in 'lectric tape. :rage:

I've never seen any aftermarket wiring done by an installer that was worth a tinker's dam. I made the mistake of allowing the shop that installed my hitch also wire up the brake controller and it nearly caught my truck on fire.
We should get into the sympathy business.  There is a killing to be made.

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« Reply #200 on: February 22, 2019, 01:53:00 pm »
I've never seen any aftermarket wiring done by an installer that was worth a tinker's dam. I made the mistake of allowing the shop that installed my hitch also wire up the brake controller and it nearly caught my truck on fire.

Most of them use those crappy quick splices in an application exposed to all of the shit thrown off the back tires, and being underwater on a boat ramp.

I install these GPS tracking/starter disabling boxes on every car for a used car lot, so I get to see a lot of shit wiring jobs on remote starters, alarms, and GPS trackers installed by previous car dealers. I also get to see lots of fancy woodwork inside of door panels to hold up windows woth broken regulators. It's amazing how much effort people put in to being stupid.
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« Reply #201 on: July 31, 2019, 02:51:29 pm »
Got a 98 Blazer in that needed a fuel pump.
Dropped the tank, removed and disassembled the fuel pump module. Pump fits right in, and even looks just like the old one.
Put it all back together, no start. Check fuel pressure: 20 PSI. Check parts invoice: pump is for an 89 Blazer, not a 98. Fuck.
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« Reply #202 on: July 31, 2019, 03:10:10 pm »
Got a 98 Blazer in that needed a fuel pump.
Dropped the tank, removed and disassembled the fuel pump module. Pump fits right in, and even looks just like the old one.
Put it all back together, no start. Check fuel pressure: 20 PSI. Check parts invoice: pump is for an 89 Blazer, not a 98. Fuck.
Someone at the parts counter may be dyslexic. :huh:
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« Reply #203 on: July 31, 2019, 03:54:52 pm »
Someone at the parts counter may be dyslexic. :huh:

Yeah, seems like every day.
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« Reply #204 on: August 01, 2019, 02:10:47 pm »
I love Ford Blazers.

Got a 98 Blazer in that needed a fuel pump.
Dropped the tank, removed and disassembled the fuel pump module. Pump fits right in, and even looks just like the old one.
Put it all back together, no start. Check fuel pressure: 20 PSI. Check parts invoice: pump is for an 89 Blazer, not a 98. Fuck.

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« Reply #205 on: August 01, 2019, 11:05:51 pm »
I love Ford Blazers.


Not as much as I love Mercury Jimmys.
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« Reply #206 on: August 02, 2019, 01:15:30 pm »
Syclone Jimmy GT!

Not as much as I love Mercury Jimmys.

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« Reply #207 on: August 05, 2019, 08:43:59 am »
So I'm replacing a cam sensor for a friend on a 4.0 Nissan. My arm hits the plastic fitting on a heater core line and indtantly breaks it. Milkshake. Yeah, it's the transmission cooler.  Bad/good luck?
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