The Repair/Mechanic tidbits and tricks of the trade

Discussion in 'Mechanical' started by Taco Loco, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    Along the same line, for cam and crank seals I like to drill a small 3/32" hole in the metal ring of the oil seal and by hand screw in a short sheet metal screw just 1 or 2 turns. Then you can use a flat head screw driver and pry under the head of the screw to remove the seal.
     
  2. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    Yeah, I should prob get some into my recovery box. ...or a spray bottle for gasoline - I've always got gas! :)
     
  3. jdmcq

    jdmcq Will pay to see Cmack get tased

    Grease in freezer? Never heard of that one. Why?
     
  4. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom


    Some greases become soup like after a while! :)
     
  5. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    Or get rancid
     
  6. jdmcq

    jdmcq Will pay to see Cmack get tased

    Never kept it around that long.

    I have learned much today. Thank you both.
     
  7. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to ‘The Laundry Fairy’

    You should never question what Grandpa preaching, he knows...

    99% of the automotive greases will not freeze, easy to store without destroying your grease into a form of soup/liquid.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  8. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to ‘The Laundry Fairy’

    I saw grandpa use the old leaded gas on the farm D tractor tire to re set and seal it on the rim,
    his quote "You'd better stand back, son" "your mama will never let me hear the end of this story!"
     
  9. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to ‘The Laundry Fairy’

    The use of magnetic trays are a must, when removing several bolts/parts.

    [​IMG]
    "make sure important parts don't go AWOL in the middle of a repair project--any ferrous-metal object placed in the tray STAYS in the tray."
     
  10. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    x2! I have a few of these and they are great! My only problem is that mine are all covered with grinder shavings. :D
     
  11. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to ‘The Laundry Fairy’

    Pressure wash them:)
     
  12. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    great idea!
     
  13. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to ‘The Laundry Fairy’

    Use old panty hose from yo ol lady as a precleaner around the filters on shop vacs
     
  14. Yesmar

    Yesmar Active Member

    Whenever you change the oil take a rag and lightly dip in in the old oil and wipe down all the engine bay plastics, and rubber. It's free and it doesn't dry them out and your engine bay will always look new! Not a lot, just a little bit.
    This car had 125,000 miles
    [​IMG]
    Im a mechanic at a used car lot. I'll try to think of some other stuff.
     
  15. Anathollo

    Anathollo Armorall is my choice of lube Staff Member

    Nice! Keep em coming.
     
  16. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

  17. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    Many of the guys that I wheel with that are professional race drivers/stunt drivers just WD nearly EVERYTHING instead of trying to keep up with paint. Especially the surfaces that get sandblasted by the desert sand.
     
  18. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing spare time Staff Member

    Wait.... we are supposed to clean under the hood?
     
  19. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to ‘The Laundry Fairy’

    Splinter or metal shaving into finger or skin??


    A couple drops of Elmers glue and 15min later peel glue off and out comes the splinter.
     
  20. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to ‘The Laundry Fairy’

    All lawn equip, weedeaters, mowers, blowers, chainsaws, power washers etc....

    Always use premium gas and a treatment like STA-BIL Ethanol Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer to all your small engine fuel.

     

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