The gearhead thread.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by JimVH » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:46 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:25 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:14 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:45 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:35 pm
... I cracked my knee cap...

There may have been cussing. Maybe.
Oh dang, that's real pain right there.
JB Weld might work on knee caps.
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WD-40
WD-40 for the cut followed by duct tape.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by UncleBob » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:45 am

Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:25 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:14 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:45 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:35 pm
... I cracked my knee cap...

There may have been cussing. Maybe.
Oh dang, that's real pain right there.
JB Weld might work on knee caps.
One word:

WD-40
WD-40 for the cut followed by duct tape.
Alas! All I had was FlexGlue and duct tape.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by UncleBob » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:47 am

JimVH wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:46 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:25 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:14 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:45 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:35 pm
... I cracked my knee cap...

There may have been cussing. Maybe.
Oh dang, that's real pain right there.
JB Weld might work on knee caps.
One word:

WD-40
WD-40 for the cut followed by duct tape.
Don't forget the marginally clean paper towel under the duct tape.
Just shop towels and I shooed off the dog before I could use one. But I took a salt tablet so it's all good.

On a serious note, they don't offer much room for simple repairs in those Jeep Liberty engine compartments.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:28 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:47 am

On a serious note, they don't offer much room for simple repairs in those Jeep Liberty engine compartments.
Not much room on any of the newer stuff. I will not turn a nut on the newer cars.
Half the stuff on cars today, I raise the hood and don’t have a clue.
Mrs. R’s car 11 years old now and I don’t even change the oil, we take it to the dealer for that.
I did change the engine air filter and cabin filter.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:42 pm

...and if you do change the oil, where do you dispose of it... My local auto parts store will take it if its in an approved disposal container and I give them $10.

The days of putting it in a milk jug and throwing it in the trash are long gone.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:02 pm

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The days of putting it in a milk jug and throwing it in the trash are long gone.
Well duh. You sneak over and put it in the neighbors trash.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:11 pm

FredS wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:02 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:42 pm
The days of putting it in a milk jug and throwing it in the trash are long gone.
Well duh. You sneak over and put it in the neighbors trash.
That's nice...very very nice
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:51 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:11 pm
FredS wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:02 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:42 pm
The days of putting it in a milk jug and throwing it in the trash are long gone.
Well duh. You sneak over and put it in the neighbors trash.
That's nice...very very nice
Guess I lucky because O'Reilly, Auto Zone, Wallyworld, plus a neighbor who has a heat stove that burns motor oil will take used oil as long as it does not contain any water.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:00 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:11 pm
FredS wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:02 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:42 pm
The days of putting it in a milk jug and throwing it in the trash are long gone.
Well duh. You sneak over and put it in the neighbors trash.
That's nice...very very nice
Guess I lucky because O'Reilly, Auto Zone, Wallyworld, plus a neighbor who has a heat stove that burns motor oil will take used oil as long as it does not contain any water.
O'Reilly takes mine up here. Limit is five gallons a day.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by mustangii » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:53 pm

Hit a deer last Tuesday night on the home. Found a complete blue 04 pt cruiser for 500.00 in Independence MO. Will buy it when the tax return comes in. Time to go to work again when it warms up.Image

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by JimVH » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:17 am

I have an irritating tail light short on my kayak trailer that's popping a fuse in the car as soon I connect the lights. The brake and turn lights work properly, but no running lights. All lights worked previously and it appears properly grounded. I'm considering just replacing the whole harness.

It should be a easy fix and I'm sure there's something simple I'm missing.

Very frustrating. When I mentioned rolling it into the street and setting it on fire Rita intervened and suggested I walk away. She's good about that kind of thing.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by JimVH » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:51 am

I want one.


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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:56 pm

Oh la la, look at what my cuz is selling - a Raptorish Ranger! I think I'm in love (with the truck not Tim, although he's not a bad guy).

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by hugodrax » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:10 pm

JimVH wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:51 am
I want one.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Thunktank » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:23 pm

FredS wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Oh la la, look at what my cuz is selling - a Raptorish Ranger! I think I'm in love (with the truck not Tim, although he's not a bad guy).

I have my eye on those.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Thunktank » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:25 pm

Thunktank wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:23 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Oh la la, look at what my cuz is selling - a Raptorish Ranger! I think I'm in love (with the truck not Tim, although he's not a bad guy).

I have my eye on those.
I love the eco boost engine technology that come with it.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:06 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:17 am
I have an irritating tail light short on my kayak trailer that's popping a fuse in the car as soon I connect the lights. The brake and turn lights work properly, but no running lights. All lights worked previously and it appears properly grounded. I'm considering just replacing the whole harness.

It should be a easy fix and I'm sure there's something simple I'm missing.

Very frustrating. When I mentioned rolling it into the street and setting it on fire Rita intervened and suggested I walk away. She's good about that kind of thing.
Fix it?

I have a similar issue. Fuse blows as soon as right turn signal is engaged. Long story, but I think a piece of broken fuse materiel may be stuck down in the fuse slot.
I'm old but I'm happy. (Most of the time.)

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:10 pm

Thunktank wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Thunktank wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:23 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Oh la la, look at what my cuz is selling - a Raptorish Ranger! I think I'm in love (with the truck not Tim, although he's not a bad guy).

I have my eye on those.
I love the eco boost engine technology that come with it.
Why do you love the Eco boost? My good friend that owns his own shop tells me to never get one, he's down on them big time. Always doing Piston and other related jobs on them in his shop.
I'm old but I'm happy. (Most of the time.)

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by JimVH » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:11 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:06 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:17 am
I have an irritating tail light short on my kayak trailer that's popping a fuse in the car as soon I connect the lights. The brake and turn lights work properly, but no running lights. All lights worked previously and it appears properly grounded. I'm considering just replacing the whole harness.

It should be a easy fix and I'm sure there's something simple I'm missing.

Very frustrating. When I mentioned rolling it into the street and setting it on fire Rita intervened and suggested I walk away. She's good about that kind of thing.
Fix it?

I have a similar issue. Fuse blows as soon as right turn signal is engaged. Long story, but I think a piece of broken fuse materiel may be stuck down in the fuse slot.
Yep, I just replaced the whole harness. Fortunately it's a small, simple trailer.

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