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    Equipment repair missteps

    Wanted to start a thread on funny mistakes we have all made repairing our equipment.

    I didnt do this but a friend admitted he and his son made a funny mistake. He was tilling his garden when the tillers motor started acting up. He noticed the carb was loose and the gasket was damaged. His older son said “ no problem pop Ill make you a new gasket.” He replaced the gasket and they processed to try and start it for over an hour. My friend disgusted and nursing a growing blister on his hand quit and said tomorrow is another day. The next morning his son said “ hey pop I know what’s wrong with the tiller” when the son made the gasket he only made holes for the bolts and never cut out the center hole. After fixing the sons mistake the tiller fired right up!

    Sometimes adult beverages and repairs dont mix well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1025RTLB View Post
    Wanted to start a thread on funny mistakes we have all made repairing our equipment.

    I didnt do this but a friend admitted he and his son made a funny mistake. He was tilling his garden when the tillers motor started acting up. He noticed the carb was loose and the gasket was damaged. His older son said “ no problem pop Ill make you a new gasket.” He replaced the gasket and they processed to try and start it for over an hour. My friend disgusted and nursing a growing blister on his hand quit and said tomorrow is another day. The next morning his son said “ hey pop I know what’s wrong with the tiller” when the son made the gasket he only made holes for the bolts and never cut out the center hole. After fixing the sons mistake the tiller fired right up!

    Sometimes adult beverages and repairs dont mix well!
    Excellent . . . lesson learned
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    My son and I were working an old dodge replacing some damaged wheel studs after dropping the car off of the jack

    He worked the better part of the afternoon before asking for help . . . he learned about reverse threads on older dodges . . . no beer involved as he was 11 at the time
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    Put a new starter relay in a Rhino. Nothing would work, no dash lights, no crank, nothing UNLESS you jumped the positive side and the starter output side.


    It was in backwards. I had hooked the battery to the motor side, and the motor to the positive side.

    Another time I had unhooked the spark plug on something and forgot to hook it back up. After 15 minutes of cranking and no start, I finally realized what i'd done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
    Put a new starter relay in a Rhino. Nothing would work, no dash lights, no crank, nothing UNLESS you jumped the positive side and the starter output side.


    It was in backwards. I had hooked the battery to the motor side, and the motor to the positive side.

    Another time I had unhooked the spark plug on something and forgot to hook it back up. After 15 minutes of cranking and no start, I finally realized what i'd done.
    I’ve done the spark plug thing many times. Unhook the spark plugs in the snowmobile in springtime. Then in the fall you are eager to fire it up. Pull that pull cord like a mofo, but nothing happens. You open the cowling and discover the unhooked spark plugs. Hook them back up, yank on the cord. Guess what happens next? Kabooom! All that fuel you just loaded into the cylinders finally gets its spark!
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    I had a 78 Jeep CJ-5 that had developed a strong lifter tick after I owned it a few years (bought new).
    I went ahead and sent the head out for a light valve job and was in the process of reassembling the engine after changing lifters and had the carb off and the valve cover and I think I was setting the rockers.
    I bumped the starter a couple times to get TDC on various cylinders and the last time I tried that fuel started gushing out of the open fuel line and shot straight down the intake. Motor fired up and raced to at least 4k before I killed it.
    I was really surprised!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff B View Post
    I had a 78 Jeep CJ-5 that had developed a strong lifter tick after I owned it a few years (bought new).
    I went ahead and sent the head out for a light valve job and was in the process of reassembling the engine after changing lifters and had the carb off and the valve cover and I think I was setting the rockers.
    I bumped the starter a couple times to get TDC on various cylinders and the last time I tried that fuel started gushing out of the open fuel line and shot straight down the intake. Motor fired up and raced to at least 4k before I killed it.
    I was really surprised!
    I had a 79 that I completely rebuild when I was a punk teenager. I could not get the front brakes to bleed for crap, tried manually, tried a pressurizuring cap and still squishy brakes. Ended up the calpilers are almost the same and will bolt up but if you switch sides the bleeder is not on the top. Guess what I always check now.
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    One of mine is when charging my tractor battery I must have been doing a self colon exam with my head up my tail pipe and hooked the battery charger up backwards. Put the charger on high and got involved in something else. When I returned the battery was not happy and was ready to let go but thankfully didn’t. A new battery and an acid clean up and life moved on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WifeSaidOK View Post
    I’ve done the spark plug thing many times. Unhook the spark plugs in the snowmobile in springtime. Then in the fall you are eager to fire it up. Pull that pull cord like a mofo, but nothing happens. You open the cowling and discover the unhooked spark plugs. Hook them back up, yank on the cord. Guess what happens next? Kabooom! All that fuel you just loaded into the cylinders finally gets its spark!
    I did a similar thing with a snowmobile, the end result was about 1 cup of gas in the exhaust pipe.
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