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No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by jolo-bolo, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. jolo-bolo

    jolo-bolo Donator

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    And today my kin enemy was a 10 mil bolt on a front disc. Decided my brakes needed doing front ones new pads and discs dead easy take wheel of undo 3 more bolts change pads easy. Drivers side went like clock work. Apart from I started to hear hissing as I put wheel back on. O **** got a puncture bolt wheel on hissing stops tyre still up. Start to let car down hissing starts again pull jack out hissing stops stand up realise it's my leg the valves wet and sweaty so it's allowing air in bloody things nearly falling of DOH!!!.
    move all tools round to passenger side start again wheel off calliper of start to undo 10mm bolt after letting wd40 soak in then a bit of slow pressure. Bloody thing snaps find drill get drills taps and start drilling can I get the bloody thing out no drill from small upwards till it's the right size to tap easy. Now I know I have a mixed box of bolts can I find them no phone the wife yes she knows where they are at work she took them. So I scrabble around the house for a bolt only one I can find to fit is one of an of an old set of scope mounts so cut to size and put it on wheel on let jack down after taking out the axle stand yes I forgot first time.
    It's going dark now that second wheel took nearly 3/12 hours . So get torch out I have started so I will finish oil change new toy vacuum Pump shove the pipe down the dipstick few quick pumps and the oil flows out the dipstick none of that crawling up underneath. Then I have got the wrong tool to take the top of my oil filter I'm finished. I'm sat on the boot of my car cannot change the filter no oil in car I look down and I put my hand on a bit of metal I got with a wheel clamp it's got a big hex cut out. My lucks in it only goes and fits filter out oil in car sorted I'm knackerd my leg is killing and then the wife arrives home and offers to clean up result a 2 1/2 hour job max 5/6 hours. What a day. But the vacuume pump is a real life saver easy to change oil.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014
  2. Soximus

    Soximus Busy Member

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    Behind you! Mwhahahahah Just kidding. Christchurch
    Sounds like you have the same luck as me at car repairs....

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