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Old 11-01-2004, 08:32 PM
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Dang....I need to talk Randy and Greg into doing that here locally....that would be great...I need it BADLY!!

I thought about making some wrenches...but that one ugly one...I dunno if I can make that.

Think I need a book to explain it to me too....

Sounds like you all had a great time...and just in time...I here tell it's gettin a bit cold up there.....
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:11 AM
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Smile A reminder of the best kind of party to have.

A reminder of the best kind of party to have.
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How far is Eau Claire from you? I MIGHT have to do that if I have a weekend off this summer.

What kind of crap can a minor bring to a party sutch as yours?
Sounds like a good time
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:13 AM
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Talking Enthusiasm, Lipton ice tea, Mountain Dew, a valve cover gasket and tools.

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How far is Eau Claire from you? I MIGHT have to do that if I have a weekend off this summer.

What kind of stuff can a minor bring to a party such as yours?
Sounds like a good time.
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:47 AM
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Had one of these such parties the other day helping a friend of mine adjust the valves on his new to him 300D.

The 300SD is good for awhile...I usually put the hood in the service position and sit on the fender area and adjust them. No friends around to help

Did a VW last night...showing a friend of mine how to adjust her valves. Doin it without feeler gauges is the only way when it comes to VW Do it by feel/sound on the aircooled
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:52 AM
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I brought mine to the stealer in October, Paid $106, and had them adjust the valves while I surfed on my laptop with their wireless and had "free" cookies and coffee in the fancy waiting room. Then a week later I did my tranny fluid/filter change on my own, and bathed in dexron during the event.

*Puts flame suit on.*
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:55 AM
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I brought mine to the stealer in October, Paid $106, and had them adjust the valves while I surfed on my laptop with their wireless and had "free" cookies and coffee in the fancy waiting room. Then a week later I did my tranny fluid/filter change on my own, and bathed in dexron during the event.
I saw your origional uneditied post....I guess you SORTA redeemed yourself with the tranny change

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Old 01-23-2006, 10:27 AM
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WoW....wouldn't you have more light working in the daytime? I'm suprised you could even see the valves!

Glad you guys had fun.

I almost always wear nitril gloves. I don't mind getting dirty I just hate that it takes days to go away. Also it's a health hazard gettting oil and grease on your skin.
Oil/grease = Cancer

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Old 01-23-2006, 11:08 AM
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Depends on who you ask, but I've adjusted thousands of valves using the starter to bump the engine over. On a gasser, disconnect the coil, dist., fuel pump or ecu fuse. Diesel will usually bump fine without starting if it's in short bumps and the engine hasn't just been shut down.
Here`s the palce to ask...is it safe (for thi IP)to bump the crank by the starter (a remote switch,connected to the terminals) with the IP lever it the "Stop" position..you know,the pull/push knob on w110/115/early123`s....I believe,as the plungers are in no delivery position,it can do no harm? even if cranking too long...Thanks! I`ve already bought those wrenches
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Old 01-23-2006, 12:07 PM
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WoW....wouldn't you have more light working in the daytime? I'm suprised you could even see the valves!

Glad you guys had fun.

I almost always wear nitril gloves. I don't mind getting dirty I just hate that it takes days to go away. Also it's a health hazard gettting oil and grease on your skin.
Oil/grease = Cancer

Danny
It was day time, small flash on the camera so the photos appear dark. You can see outside in photo 3.

I have 12,000 on the adjustment now, perhaps this summer we need to hold another party.
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Sounds like a fun day..

Saturday I took advantage of a day that supposed to be rainy and wasn't. I changed the fuel and air filters on my car. Also ran some diesel purge through it just to listen to the hum for a while. Still a little grease left under the fingernails today ... and I like it.

One of my favorite days off is to go visit a buddy that gets into serious car work. I learn something each time, he gets some cheap help ( I work by the beer, paid after we are done). We get to catch up over the course of the day. We've been doing it for over 30 years now.

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Old 01-23-2006, 08:13 PM
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WoW....wouldn't you have more light working in the daytime? I'm suprised you could even see the valves!

Glad you guys had fun.

I almost always wear nitril gloves. I don't mind getting dirty I just hate that it takes days to go away. Also it's a health hazard gettting oil and grease on your skin.
Oil/grease = Cancer

Danny
we should have a valve adjustment party.. cha.. i tried to do it myself and it wouldnt turn with the power steering pully.. so now i need a 27 mm deep socket
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Old 01-23-2006, 10:54 PM
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I almost always wear nitril gloves. I don't mind getting dirty I just hate that it takes days to go away. Also it's a health hazard gettting oil and grease on your skin.
Oil/grease = Cancer

Danny
Amen.
I started using Nitrile gloves about 2 years ago, and rarely DON'T use them now.
Take some getting used to, however the wife appreciates my clean hands, and I feel better about it, especially when playing with the kids. Going out somewhere nice is easier too.
I agree with the cancer thing. I spent too many years absorbing that crap, just as bad when I was in the printing industry.
The other guys in the shop think I'm nuts. I likely am, however I'm a nut with clean hands.

Glad you guys had a good time. Working on your favorite pastime with your favorite people doesn't get any better!
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:12 AM
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we should have a valve adjustment party.. cha.. i tried to do it myself and it wouldnt turn with the power steering pully.. so now i need a 27 mm deep socket
We should. There's a lot of people in our area on this board.
Maybe we can have a chain replacement party? I think I'm going to do mine in the next few months.
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I agree with the cancer thing. I spent too many years absorbing that crap, just as bad when I was in the printing industry.
The other guys in the shop think I'm nuts. I likely am, however I'm a nut with clean hands.
There's no quarantee you'll get cancer from smoking but that doesn't make it any less dangerous.

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Old 01-24-2006, 04:38 PM
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Wow...and here I am...operating on the valve adjust job that I got R Leo to help me with....(ok...I helped him...he did most of the work.....)

That was a great day ! ! ! !
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