The Repair/Mechanic tidbits and tricks of the trade

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

  1. Silverback

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

    I tried this a few weeks ago at work... could not get it to work. :( It was a metal splinter though.
  2. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to a Laundry Fairy

    It does work, especially real fine splitters from a Cactus
  3. Oswego

    Oswego n00b

    try some of this next time *snicker*


    tweezers I got are replacing crappy plastic ones. One tweezer is a standard and the other is needle point for when you really need to dig deep.
  4. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to a Laundry Fairy

    I store used spray paint tips/nozzle in cleaner, so they will work next time you need spray paint.

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  5. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to a Laundry Fairy

    Cover magnets in plastic to discard metal shavings, easy way to keep your magnets clean.

  6. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    Today I had a 3 1/2 hour lunch in my friends shop. He builds vehicles. I brought with me my front pulley/harmonic balancer for my Taco. I'm replacing my front main seal and the last front seal, combined with the desert dust, ground a noticeable groove in the machined mating surface. He said he hated oil leaks and would remove the spring of the seal:
    1. Unwind it about 4 turns so that it comes apart.
    2. Cut a few twists on male side of the laid out spring.
    3. 'Unwind' the spring so that is will twist in and lock when you put the spring back in a circle.
    4. Put the spring back on the seal.
    5. Coat the inside of the mating surface of the pulley with RTV
    6. Coat the large flat washer for the crank bolt
    7. Torque the bolt and enjoy a 'weep-free' motor.
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  7. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

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  8. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    He also recommended a thin coat on the outside diameter of the seal too.
  9. PSU Taco85

    PSU Taco85 Well-Known Member

    never thought about this one but make sense, man it would have saved me some times in the past!
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