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I should wash my car cleaning stuff too....trouble is, I dont have a car I feel like washing/buffing anymore.....lol

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I should wash my car cleaning stuff too....trouble is, I don't have a car I feel like washing/buffing anymore.....lol


 Sighhhhhh. I need to do a fresh washing and then finish waxing the 38 foot long by 10 plus foot side walled camper, do my crew cab long bed truck and my wife's little Ford Fusion but I have a malaise called ......... procrastinationconfuse. Fall is coming followed by, eventually, next spring after a long and nasty winter.

(And my washing .... it's even been done)



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I can relate - - - our Yota DD looks like it's been used in Military Maneuvers on the Saudi outback. The Wiffy just shakes her head when I spit and polish the Fairlane and it gets to set under the carport while "her ride" sits outside with cobwebs and dust from who knows when.

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I need to do all those things you guys have described  problem is I contacted a dreaded disease called leadasis,, its caused when the iron in you're blood turns into lead in youre ass, and gives ya a ****ty outlook on life , sometimes described as ****tylookitus,, its been hotter than hell here the last few days,,

  I did manage to get the oil changed out in the Bonneville,,  but couldn't get the filter off,, the old wrench I had just went kapoot, and bent up like a pretzel,, and now I need to go buy anew one,, 

 

 Dave  ,,,,, you just described one wall on that Motor home,, a detailer would probably hit you for a couple hundred bucks just to wash it,,,,



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Don't tell anyone but I have been known to drive a screw driver through a stubborn Oil Filter to remove it. See Avatar.

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Don't tell anyone but I have been known to drive a screw driver through a stubborn Oil Filter to remove it. See Avatar.

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 So have I but oily armpits aren't my thing.

The 'accepted' DIY way to do a Ford diesel is to pop a hole in the filter to drain - but that filter holds over a quart so you not only have an oiled arm pit, your driveway takes on a nice shine. For less then a hundred bucks, one of our local Ford dealers gets a chance every 6-7000 miles to supply me with a 20 buck filter and 13 quarts of 4 buck per oil and I get a tire rotation, (32 lug nuts each torqued to 165 lb ft) windshield washer fluid top off, ATF, axle plus transfer case oil checked too in less then an hour. The other big plus is that I don't have to transport that oil somewhere to dump it in a recycle barrel.



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Yeah I thought about the ole screwdriver trick,, but Knew I couldn't crawl out from under that tank quick enough to prevent getting oiled down,, I have to get it up on jackstands tomorrow to change out the front coil springs ,, so I'll  do it all at one time,, ,, Its just not as easy to crawl around under a damned ole car anymore,,

 



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If I was to try and put the Fairlane on jack stands and change my 'very weak' coil springs you could change the name of that Car to the "Widow Maker" - - - in other words 'taint gonna happen.

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If I was to try and put the Fairlane on jack stands and change my 'very weak' coil springs you could change the name of that Car to the "Widow Maker" - - - in other words 'taint gonna happen.

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 Could very well be. If I recall, they are coil over top 'A' frame and have been known to 'pop out' with interesting results unless you use a special compressor.  Or if you do as I do and sit on the ground with your legs under the car, those springs could become an emasculator - and that would REALLY hurt!!!!!!!!!!!



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I don't own any car washing items. It is my belief that water plus steel makes rust, so what ever the rain washes off my cars is good enough. I just don't see the sense of exposing my vehicles to additional rust causing water. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. (LOL)

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Can I quote you on that, Joe?

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On the coil spring replacement thingy,, My son  jacked that tank up last night, and changed out both springs replaced both shocks in less than 30 minutes, it would taken me at least 2  days to talk myself into attempting it,,  he has been bugging me to drive it to work ( round trip of probably 60 miles which equals probably 25.00 $ in gas) But I agreed to let him take it because 2 days ago we went to Costco to get gas in it,, we always put 30$ in it cause it holds probably 25 + gallons,, so we sat there waiting for him to take the hose out,, I glanced down at the gage and it  was almost full,, and asked the boss how much she told him to put in,,, so she gets out asked the ole fart how much he was putting in and he said , " you told me to fill it" she said NO I said 30$ worth    we always get 30 $ worth,, wanna see a old recept?  so he jumps nasty with her,,,( VERY BAD IDEA ON HIS PART) and starts arguing with her, finally another attendant heard the commotion,, and intervened,, ON HER SIDE , wrote out a overfill thingy and told her to go over to the store and they would give her a refund on the extra charge ,, which amounted to  37.30,  Total was 67.30  ..

So the least I could do was let Billy take it to work,, since I didn't have to pay for the gas and got the springs replaced for free,, can't beat that with a stick,,  Kinda off topic but I looked in the mirror to see if anyone gives a s h I t , didn't see anything, so get over it    biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin







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Bad Rat wrote:

----- Its just not as easy to crawl around under a damned ole car anymore.

 


And that's the truth!!!  Last time I had to do that, I didn't have much trouble getting down on the ground and scooting my fat self under the truck, or even moving around under there; getting back up was more of a problem.  Took the pictures of the driveshaft I wanted, and generally looked things over, then decided I was fairly comfortable, so I just laid there a few minutes enjoying the nice day and resting my back - then something bit me, and bit me again and again.  I discovered the ants that live under the concrete and came up through the joint I was laying on; I must have disturbed them, and got ants in my britches for my trouble.

Reading your last post, Rat, I was thinking to myself that it is kind'a nice of that fella to put gas in your car for you, then I remembered where you live.  I damn near got killt in Klamath Falls once when I pulled into a station early in the morning and got out  and started to pump my own gas; that young kid just about had a fit - scared the hell out of me when he came running out yelling at me to stop.  Where I come from, no station has any attendant other than someone to take your money if you are prone to using that, let alone one whose job it is to actually put the gas in the tank for you.



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Yep Oregon doesn't allow self pumping of gas,, they need those jobs for the millions of illegal Mexicans that show up here.. since California is over run with them,,

they mostly work in landscaping, everywhere you look there are pickups with a POS trailer hooked up to it with every know yard tool known to man,, they normally get 150$ per yard, to mow trim shrubs, and haul off the debris ,, all in less than a hour,, most time what they haul off isn't debris at all , but something you sure as hell wasn't wanting to get rid of,,, especially  metal,, depends on if you are home when they are there,, they took a set of NEW fenders for a mustang we were working on,,, of course they didn't know W.T.F. we were talking about when I jumped them about it,,, now I have to mow my own damn yard,, furious



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That's the same reason I WILL NOT let the Wiffy get someone regularly to clean this house. This is MY Domain and I don't want anyone snooping around acting like they're working. Our yard is small and except for the heat and humidity which is tolerable early in the morning, I can handle all it can dish out. Believe it or not we got "Yard of the Month" with a big sign out front. The ?????? that presented it to me at the front door is NOT my favorite person and her first words were "you need to water your flowers". Hell, I figured she was being sarcastic so after she left I took it down and emailed my neighbor FRIEND telling him what I had done only to find out it was for real. Well, now I have to live up to the freaking sign for 3 more weeks. With this draught we're in, if you go more than 2 days without watering then it takes a week to catch up. Next year there will be NO flowers in the ground only containers with lots of bark chips where the flowers used to be. Grrrrrrr

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