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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #825 on: February 10, 2021, 05:38:46 PM »
Basket cases are cheap most of the time :o

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #826 on: February 10, 2021, 08:33:25 PM »
The one thing that building my '32 has taught me is not to be afraid to tackle anything, just keep moving forward.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #827 on: March 28, 2021, 11:42:53 PM »
Today I went over to my dad's to fire up the atvs to get ready to sell and 2 have dead battery and also the throttle is stuck closed. Been sitting awhile. 
Looking in the gas tank we noticed "Salt" like debris at the bottom of the gas.   :o
Walked away for now,  till next weekend. 

On the way home.  I stopped at auto zoo and grabbed a 02 sensor socket for the truck.  Once home I noticed the check engine light turned off.

I had the upper 02 sensors changed out weeks ago and then a new code said the passenger side was bad.  Guess it decided to cooperate.
 

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #828 on: March 29, 2021, 11:59:44 AM »
I've been picking away at reorganizing my shop and have moved all the big tools that will get moved. I have learned that just moving things around does not create more space.  ::)

I bought a 12000 lb Badland (Harbor Freight) winch and have prepping my 2014 Silverado for front and rear hitch mounts as well as the car trailer. These things have gotten very good reviews and for the price they are attractive. I got the winch, which mount, wireless remote, and a tree saver strap for $505. In the process I'm cleaning up some sketchy wiring added by previous owners and moving some of it to less damage prone  locations. Sometimes it's hard sorting out all of the free information on the different 4x4 sites.  :)
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #829 on: March 30, 2021, 08:01:40 PM »
Sometimes it's hard sorting out all of the free information on the different 4x4 sites.  :)

Yeah,  I've noticed while searching through forums on wood burning stoves all the different "debates" on wood vs propane and single vs double pipe and the whole "no elbows" thing.  Could drive ya crazy. 🥴
I can imagine the debates on winches. 
Years ago I quit jeeping with groups.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #830 on: March 30, 2021, 11:16:06 PM »
There are two kinds of people: Those who do stuff and those who tell everybody else how to do stuff.  ;D
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #831 on: April 02, 2021, 02:35:18 PM »
Here's a couple tops from the last few weeks.
Haven't done a camaro in a year cause the factory doesn't want to pay the labor.
They say they will only pay for 2 hrs labor but our book said 7hrs minimum.
Wonder where they get this 2hrs from ?
Is it when the robot installs it on the line already attached to the frame?
Anyway my boss said no more camaros till they pay the proper labor rate.
Even thier own mechanics won't touch em.
This one came from Idaho/private owner.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2021, 02:39:23 PM by Rattiac »

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #832 on: April 02, 2021, 09:25:03 PM »
There are two kinds of people: Those who do stuff and those who tell everybody else how to do stuff.  ;D

Lol, I use to be in the first catagory. Now i'm in the second, (not by choice) but only when asked!  😁

Rattiac, GM only pays in house warrenty time, (or use too). All the techs use to hate getting stuck on warrenty jobs, big screw over!

Ran into that around '79 on a new Corvette with transport damage, rear quarter panel cracked. Repairable but because it was new it needed replaced. They didn't have anybody in their bodyshop that had fiberglass experience, or at any area Chevy dealers. Dad gave them an estimate to repair, Gm wouldn't approve hours or materials. We used Mitchell Collision Manuals for labor rates/ procedures, which were pretty much in line with correct times. The Dealership finally decided to pay the extra cost to get it fixed and back on the lot.
 

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #833 on: April 04, 2021, 07:23:53 PM »
Well, I screwed up and ordered the wrong front hitch. Mine is a 2006 and I ordered one for a 2014. I can make it work but why? The right one gets the receiver and thus the winch higher with more clearance. My wife's Jeep is a 2014.  :(

I removed about 40' of heavy extra wire used by the PO for culturally based sound and lighting upgrades. That plus the synthetic winch rope will help off set some of my add ons. Poor old truck is confused and having identity issues. I think I'm going to have to do a total rewire on the aftermarket backup cam.
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