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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2016, 05:04:49 AM »
Was an R model Mack.

We see some of those at truck festivals here in the UK.  thumbsup2
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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2016, 06:25:48 AM »
Yesterday I took in a job on a MK4 VW Golf 1.9L TDI with a cracked sump pan, the customer was lucky it didn't cost an engine, because there was very little oil left in there.

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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2016, 07:47:33 AM »
Cast aluminum oil pan, and ran over something on the roadway?   Saw a couple of those on the Ford Escort and Tempos, where it did take out the engine.  You mean one is supposed to stop when the oil light comes on?

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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2016, 04:57:35 PM »
Cast aluminum oil pan, and ran over something on the roadway?   Saw a couple of those on the Ford Escort and Tempos, where it did take out the engine.  You mean one is supposed to stop when the oil light comes on?
Yes Cast aluminium oil sump pan, the owner either hit a speed retarder or a raised bus stop kerb stone, the problem with running out of oil is the engine will eventually seize and that would be costly, but this customer was lucky and his engine is now running fine, he also had an oil filler cap missing which was causing blow-by. Sometimes it's best to stop when the oil warning light comes on, otherwise you are risking further damage to the engine!
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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2016, 04:18:32 PM »
Invested in some more diesel injector sockets, recently, to use mainly on Ford 1.6l & 1.8l TDCI engines amongst a few others.

http://www.lasertools.co.uk/product/4843

This set also includes lambda sensor sockets.

http://www.lasertools.co.uk/product/4260

I'm also going to have to order some more slide hammer injector adaptors soon, because there are some weird and wonderful makes of injectors on some of these diesels I get to work on.
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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2016, 05:14:46 AM »
Working on a Vauxhall (GM) Vivaro diesel van that is in for a service and replacement turbo oil feed pipe that got sprained when the engine mountings snapped. In the photo after cleaning the Turbo with brake parts cleaner I saw the oil blowing from the top Union.
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« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2016, 07:59:48 PM »
You seem to get all all the good stuff, diesel motor oil sprayed all over,  yum.   Still got some white T shirts that were ruined by diesel motor oil. 

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« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2016, 02:51:50 AM »
You seem to get all all the good stuff, diesel motor oil sprayed all over,  yum.   Still got some white T shirts that were ruined by diesel motor oil.

Yeah bout time I got the cream jobs for a change, normally I get all the horrible time consuming pain in the ass jobs that nobody likes but with most jobs you just have to take the rough with the smooth and I wouldn't have it any other way. This van is plastered in engine oil all around the engine, all along the exhaust and back axle, so yeah this one is another dirty diesel.  lolx
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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2016, 08:38:09 AM »
Take the rough with the smooth.  A great Brit expression I always liked thumbsup2
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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2016, 03:14:59 PM »
Where I worked, there were two or three that always got the cream, sailed thru them and made big money.  The rest of us fought over the sour stuff.  Complaining to management did no good, ( work is given out on a fair basis, end of story). 

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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #40 on: December 09, 2016, 05:31:54 PM »
Take the rough with the smooth.  A great Brit expression I always liked thumbsup2
it's a true quote.  th-smile
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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #41 on: December 09, 2016, 05:37:06 PM »
Where I worked, there were two or three that always got the cream, sailed thru them and made big money.  The rest of us fought over the sour stuff.  Complaining to management did no good, ( work is given out on a fair basis, end of story).
I had exactly the same at a dealership I worked for, but now being self employed I guess I get it all, seems like I get a couple or three good jobs and then a series of the painful ones where you wished that you hadn't bothered getting out of bed for the hassle.  th-smile
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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2016, 02:09:08 PM »
Had a  Ford Mondeo 2.0L Tdci in for rear wheel bearings. Today, these cars shared the same parts with the Jaguar Xtype.
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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2016, 12:37:31 AM »
Another easy number in yesterday, a service job on a Toyota Avensis 2.0L diesel 
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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2016, 01:14:47 PM »
Got another straight forward job come in on a fiat doblo 1.9JTD. Clutch master and slave cylinders to change.
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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2016, 01:14:47 PM »