The past week in Car repair

Have you done so much to the car today that it just doesn't fit into one section, or are you too damn lazy to split it all up? Either way, this is the section for you.

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Briano1234
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:38 am

Well the Green one started to act up... Son said the power steering stopped....a few times.
Well I finally found one for less than one hundred bucks new not re-manned... as I took the old one off I saw that the upper pivot bolt was missing.
This is the second time it went missing......
Well as usual run to the hardware store (True-Value Howards Bros.) and got a M8X140X28 grade 10 bolt 2 washers and a Aircraft lock nut (Hopefully this will stay on.).

Then I rounded all the Allens,,,,, Run back to the hardware store to get a pack of re-enforced Dremel cutting wheels, and 4 Allens for the pulley M8X12

Go home and well got it mounted....My son also said it was stuttering..... So take a look at it and be damed if the Distributor cap was sitting half-cocked on the dizz..... looking at it the metal clip on the back wasn't clipped on the diz body, but the black plastic cap, and that black cover was
half broken.....20 minutes to 9 pm, and Autozone had one. Decided to take a look at it prior to buying it and the metal clamp pieces were missing on the back side..... Ordered a New one from the Irish Auto part Store and it won't be in till 3pm.......

At least I have 4 500 watt Quartz lamps on in the garage to get it up above the 20 degrees....

So it goes....
Briano

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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:52 pm

Well installed the new cap, and that took care of the Miss when warm, but after turning the car off, I heard the psst psst of escaping steam/af/pressure from the expansion tank... I tried to tighten the Cap, and it or the tank is stripped... New parts won't arrive till Tuesday.... Ain't that how it goes.
Briano

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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:53 pm

Don't you hate it when you replace a hose in the summer, and then the first really cold spell, it starts to leak at the clamp.
So you have to re-tighten it... Dang Clamps.....and forgetting to tighten them when it is colder....
Briano

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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:47 am

Got tired of lossing my ciggie lighter because of the Kids inserting the usb convertors and wobbling out the socket so the lighter wouldn't work, then the usb convertors has to be wiggled and twisted to work.....

So....

I ordered a few of these water proof Dual fast charge 2.5 Amp sockets.
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I Pried out my Ashtray with a flat blade screw-driver.
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Since it didn't quite fit
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I dremeled it out a wee bit,,, about 3 seconds with a sander.
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Inserted it and ran the lock nut down.

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Clipped the Power and Ground connector, then the solderless connections to the wires, as it is polarized and well marked on the rear of the unit.
Didn't need the power light at all....so I heat shrinked it closed.

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Works good I opted for the 2.5V units as that wouldn't interfere with the existing fuse... Glows light blue..... and my phone says Fast/charge.
Briano

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