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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by trevorf, Jun 2, 2014.
Rusted up semi trucks are the opposite, the longer the better to break stuff loose.
this x 100
It’s nice to know how, have the tools, facilities, etc etc to do whatever you could possibly want.
After doing it daily for the last 20 years, it’s not fun anymore. I’ll never build a car for myself like I do for customers. I don’t drive old cars, usually getting a new car every year, I want nothing but oil changes and tire rotations.
nice selection of ratchets.
I don’t have THAT many, I think I have 9 total.
2 quarter drive short ratchets
1 3/8 in quarter drive body
1 3/8 standard ratchet
1 3/8 long handle ratchet
1 3/8 long flex head
1 1/2 standard ratchet
1 1/2 flex head 18” ratchet
1 1/2 breaker bar about 20” long
Unfortunately my having the tools means loading up tools and bringing them home, 3 weeks ago I did my front hub in my driveway. I'm up to 14 years at my current job, if I had the money I'd never own anything out of warranty and let someone else fix it...sadly I get to deal with 15 year old vehicles.
I really only use 3 or 4 of those ratchets, the rest are used as backups or to fit in certain spots. My big 3/4" ratchets are hiding in a different drawer as they are to big to fit in there. I'll have to look if I can find my speed wrench somewhere.
You guys ever see car ads stating something like owned by a mechanic? Then there were the oil commercials. Something like go after hours and see what the mechanic put in his car?
We sold oil by the quart. Bike takes 3.8 quarts. That leaves .2 quart donation to my oil change!
I’m sure that’s the case for some. But for me, I’m an anal prick when it comes to vehicle maintenance.
My current truck is under litigation with GM right now and I’m still changing oil every 4k and rotating tires, checking air filters, etc etc.
I dunno how long I’m gonna be driving it between now and when it all settles out. So it might as well be impeccably serviced like I always do. I’m sure those that have bought vehicles from me appreciate it.
I'm the same. I am crazy on top of maintenance and typically do 1/2-2/3 the factory service intervals. My diesel costs me roughly $200 for an oil change doing all the work myself (it gets fuel filters every oil change and they cost $95 for the pair) and instead of going the 15,000 miles that Cummins recommends I change it at 10,000 miles. My Harley is supposed to get engine oil every 5,000 and transmission every 10,000 and I do both every 3,000 and use the expensive stuff when I do it, not the cheap oil and generic filters. Same with my DR and pretty much everything I own except my '83 Toyota Pickup and '95 4Runner. Those two get oil changes every six months with no regard to mileage, but they do get the good oil so I don't feel bad about it. Hell, I even change the oil in my two lawn mowers and snow blower once a year and use Synthetic lawn mower oil in them!
For anyone wondering, YES, I know that I am wasting money with excessive maintenance and using top tier products. I'm OK with this. I don't smoke, drink, gamble or pay $150 a month for TV like most of my friends so spending extra money on my vehicles is like my version of entertainment and it makes me feel good inside.
I would not recommend buying a vehicle from me, granted they are over 15 years old and getting pretty rusted away so not worth anything any ways. Now my wife's Subbie I'm putting as much maintenance as I can because we really need kit to last.
Lets just say i know a guy that services are billed out by the gallon and ends up with a few extra quart bottles and has tons laying around, yesterday I only bought a filter since the oil is free.
I’ve been called anal over maintenance more than once.
When I talked to the guy I bought my V-Strom from I knew I was buying it (even though it was 2,000 miles away.)....... because he was a maintenance freak.....I was not disappointed.
I also change oil every 3k no matter what the manual says for my Cummins.
You own the best engine model Cummins has ever made, as long as there's some oil in it you can run it a long time. Now the new ones with the egr and exhaust stroke injection are the ones that would benefit most from shorter oil changes.
Yes sir and it will run on anything that even remotely resembles something burnable.
The new charcoal canister fixed my fuel fill problem! 26 gallons of unleaded pumped in at full throttle in under 5 minutes.
I know everyone was on the edge of their seat in suspense
Despite an incredible mild Michigan winter this year so far, still got some use out of my 88' chebbie plow truck project, she purrs like a kitten and plows like a tractor.
Sure beats the ATV's that I used for 20+ years.
With that many square feet to cover I certainly agree. I still like my Polaris for plowing but have to admit that I am much less anxious to 'get out there' than I was a decade or so ago!
Hurry up Spring!
I'd rather be riding it, but I like the way my new to me 701 looks on the back of my truck
its not fuel efficient or pretty but it gets the job done and goes cool places
There are ways to deal with non fuel efficient trucks...
Duke got a bit heavier this week: