Stupid Things You've Done

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by guzzimike, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

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    Well, here's my latest in a long line.
    Last new air filter I installed I managed to bend back the edge pleat and tear it, so as a temporary fix I tore the pleat completly off, leaving abot 20mm at the base, stuck a length of gaffer tape, folded over to seal the pleat off until I could get to the parts man & get a new filter.
    This morning I went to relace said filter & WTF? The gaffer has gone, disappeared!
    The only place it could have gone is into the engine. Is this possible?
    150mm of 50mm wide tape, you'd think it would have got caught up on something................
    What damage might I have done?
    Where is the Red Face Smilie?
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  2. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    Cut off another strip and light it. If it burns, forget about it.
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  3. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

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    :clapIt did, I feel better now. Thanks



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  4. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    You checked to make sure it hadn't got stuck on one of the throttle plates or in the intake tract somewhere right?

    That's a pretty good sized hunk of tape...............
    If you did end up burning it up you are REALLY lucky that it didn't get wedged behind a valve at some point and <ehem>
    cause an issue.... whew....</ehem>
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  5. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

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    I couldn't believe it didn't get caught up somewhere on the way to the engine.
    Funny thing is, I almost convinced myself that it was a stupid idea as I did it.
    As you say, lucky.


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  6. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Wow... put that on your list of blessings to be counted!
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  7. Tucson Jim

    Tucson Jim Been here awhile

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    potentially blowing up a motor over a $6 filter? Not even close.

    My father in law tried to GIVE me 15 acres of land years ago, told him I didn't want it.

    That land is now next to a giant subdivision and is going for $20k an acre.

    Now THAT is stupid.
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  8. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    A couple of days ago I was weed whacking my lawn and decided to obliterate a piece of dog shit with it.

    Did not end well. :cry:rofl
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  9. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    My father in law tried to GIVE me 15 acres of land years ago, told him I didn't want it.

    That land is now next to a giant subdivision and is going for $20k an acre.

    Now THAT is stupid.



    Jim :
    Always take land when you've got the chance-----It's the only thing on this planet their not making any more of. :deal
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  10. EIGHTLUG

    EIGHTLUG Lost on purpose.

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    Don't tell that to the people in Dubai. They'll not only make more land, they'll form it into the shape of palm trees and make resorts out of it!
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