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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted February 21, 2015 - 06:42 PM

I refuse to work on Exhaust..


I will if I am broke and its urgent, but if I have an extra organ left to sell, I will to avoid it.
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Posted February 21, 2015 - 07:55 PM

Jeff, I hear you.  I laid in a gas station parking lot at about 7 one night last week or the week before.  I had to replace the starter I had just replaced on my service truck.  The darn new premium starter sizzled about two weeks after I installed it.   The warranty covered the parts, but not my pain, misery, and labor. 

 

It was just grand.

 

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Posted February 22, 2015 - 08:54 AM

Sometimes it is just easier to just write the check.....


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Posted February 22, 2015 - 09:14 AM

I know a guy that has some kind of mat he lays down on the concrete floor..it warms it right up.

1` x 5` - 145 Watt - One Litter Farrowing Heat Pad

We used these to keep baby pigs warm after birth never thought of using one to work on a car or truck.

Stan


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Posted February 22, 2015 - 10:03 AM

something like this is what he has http://www.radianthe...ow-melting-mats

 

Those are a bit on the pricey side of life! :wallbanging:   A great idea though and maybe some thing similar is out there and affordable.

 

 

 

 

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Posted February 22, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Sometimes it is just easier to just write the check.....

well only if your last name is Rockefeller. Most shops now days want 60 to 100 dollar hr labor and there mech's aint worth a dang. Its only a single wheel cylinder and a 40" brake line, not worth it to me to pay someone $300 to do something that cost me $15 in parts and maybe an hr and a half to do. Plus I know its was done right the first time.



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Posted February 22, 2015 - 08:04 PM

I refuse to work on Exhaust..


I agree. Every time I order parts for an exhaust they come in wrong and I end up cutting and welding it together. I like buying vehicles with factory stainless exhaust
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Posted February 22, 2015 - 08:26 PM

I stopped doing exhaust work long ago. It's way easier and often cheaper to go to a muffler shop and let them bend the pipes on the spot.

If I ever get to build a shop from scratch I'm putting radiant in floor heat in the concrete with a wood fired boiler to heat it. No more cold toes with that.
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Posted February 22, 2015 - 08:51 PM

Sometimes if the line won't break free right away even with PBBlaster ect if you can some wiggle room either the other end or just unclamping it , unhooking the wheel cyl ,rubber brake line ect and hold the line with a flarenut wrench and turn the wheel cly or rubber line to break the threads free then work on the nut frozen onto the line second . Boy I wish I could explain things better then I do lol




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