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Old 05-20-2005, 04:55 PM
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Once I had a great idea to solve that breather hose problem that goes to your air cleaner since it leaks a lot. I went and got some aluminum tubing and fittings and hard tubed it. Except I forgot about that and 5 months later when i was doing some unrelated work, I crimped it unknowingly. I lost 6 quarts of 8 because I was driving at night and ruined an engine.
Every bad event has an upside. That mistake really shook me and put my head back in the game.I realized i was getting cocky and I learned a lot more about diesels and cars after that. I improved a lot more in my troubleshooting and learned to be patient.
Mine leaked where the thing hooked to the air cleaner spout up on top (617 turbo with the oil collecter)

The Solution? I replaced the rubber part and the tube and sealed all the joints with a little forma-gasket (brown goo) and hasn't leaked a single drop yet. Just replace the parts...they are nice and cheap

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Old 11-03-2008, 12:08 PM
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Please be sure all your kids know how to start a diesel.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:40 PM
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Damn this thread is old.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:28 PM
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I wouldn't let let ANY stranger that randomly walks up get in my car with the keys! If I were her dad she would still be grounded, not for the dents, but for handing the keys over to some old guy (no offense ) off the street she had never met before. whunter, I know you wouldn't do it, but anyone in that situation could have easily closed the door and driven away with her car.

Oh, I seriously doubt she had any clue what ASE is or means.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:12 PM
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I wouldn't let let ANY stranger that randomly walks up get in my car with the keys! If I were her dad she would still be grounded, not for the dents, but for handing the keys over to some old guy (no offense ) off the street she had never met before. whunter, I know you wouldn't do it, but anyone in that situation could have easily closed the door and driven away with her car.

Oh, I seriously doubt she had any clue what ASE is or means.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:56 PM
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the thing that struck me funny was worrying about a 16 year old putting gas in the diesel car. what 16 year old puts gas in ANYTHING?
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:01 AM
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My sister didn't know how to put gas into her car until she was 17 or so. Luckly a full service station was down the street.

My mom learned in her late 30's.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:12 AM
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the thing that struck me funny was worrying about a 16 year old putting gas in the diesel car. what 16 year old puts gas in ANYTHING?
Both my older kids have for years. I don't really understand that statement????
Now they don't necessarily pay for it.....
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Coming back from 2009 tech session

I stopped for food/nap in Ohio.
Mc Donald's, wearing my work jacket (ASE patch).
Elderly woman 560SEL hood 1/2 up, young employee poking under hood.
I asked what the issue was, woman near tears.
The young employee says the A/C locked up, and his buddy is coming to fix it (remove belt) for $200.00, and what the "Freak" do I know about cars...........

I am instantly ticked at his attitude and price gouging...
I turned, showing the woman my ASE patch, and mention my qualifications for MB.
The kid wilted, slinking away.
The woman asked if I could get them back on the road, and how long/much it would take..
I slipped my leatherman out, reached in, cut the A/C belt, stuffed it in the trash, and said it is done, have a merry Christmas.
She jumped in the car, started it, came into Mc Donald's trying to stuff money in my hand.
I asked her to spend it on the grandkids or donate it to toys for tots..

Feels great to rescue people during the holidays..

Walking out, I heard the kid on his cell to the buddy, (incredulous voice) "the car is fixed and the old man wouldn't take her money"...
Some people never will understand.......

Happy Holidays to all my friends out there..
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I've helped bicyclists before, but have yet to find motorists in trouble. I guess all these rich snobs are just driving new cars.
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the old man wouldn't take her money"...
Happy Holidays to all my friends out there..
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...........see.........I was right..........you are getting too old for this crap.
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good for you

Thanks for keeping some good neighbor / Samaritan feelings in this crazy world. We need more of that.

I was near Times Square last week and rushing across a street when a light changed. I saw someone's glasses fall on the street. I picked them up and walked back to the other corner and asked if anyone had dropped their glasses. Was ignored, until a lady looked at them and said... "they are mine" and snatched them up. I started walking away, and finally heard a "thanks" from the distance.

I think you have to be self rewarded knowing you made the world a better place these days.

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