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My car won't start

NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,682
edited August 2010 in The Crudcatcher
And I just came in to call the AA then realised just as I put the phone down it's because I have the fuel pump relay in my pocket.

That is all.

Oh, wait, no it's not, I'd better call the AA back
Uncompromising extremist

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    have you got fuel?

    i only ask as even though i am a trained mechanic, during my course i had a load of trouble getting my car to start and it urns out i had run out of fuel, what a mong.
  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    Hehehe.. it happens..

    Many years back, jumped on my Yamaha IT490, kick started it, stuck it into gear, released clutch and nothing! It wouldn't move. My dad then pointed to the chain rolled up neatly in the top tray of my toolbox (I'd taken it off while doing some maintenance on the swingarm)
    Doh!
  • -Liam--Liam- Posts: 1,831
    I've never done anything so stupid as any of you. If i had, i would be a complete spastic.

    But i'm not :D
  • Sheepsteeth. You're not a Planty are you?!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Sheepsteeth. You're not a Planty are you?!

    class 2 fitter general and class 1 fitter machinist.

    i can drive plant as fixing it has been my main job for the last 10 years or so but i couldnt operate it for toffee, i cant do 2 things at once!
  • *AL**AL* Posts: 1,185
    i can drive plant as fixing it has been my main job for the last 10 years or so but i couldnt operate it for toffee, i cant do 2 things at once!

    I concur sheeps.
    Operating plant to a high standard is a massively skilled job requiring all the qualities only found in very, very intelligent people with impossibly good hand to eye co-ordination.

    These people are thin on the ground and fully deserve to be paid more money than they currently are for what they do.



















    Hope my employer reads this.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    haha, id never tell the plantys at work that i think it is difficult, i just tell em to stop breaking my machines.

    luckily im not looking after plant at the moment, im working in a different job but im under no illusion i could end up back there at some point!
  • *AL**AL* Posts: 1,185
    I doth my cap sheeps, I wouldn't be a fitter for all the tea in China, not when you have planks like me doing stuff like this;

    photo.jpg

    Apparently the nut on the end of the cylinder rod was fubared and it wasn't driver error.
    I like that version of events, and agree wholeheartedly :D
  • rubins4rubins4 Posts: 563
    I dont understand how you have managed to get the piston to come out of the ram like that?! :lol::lol::lol:

    My friends dad was trying to get his range rover (old skool rangie) going after replacing a few bits and peices under the bonnet, but it just wouldnt start. Que lots of head scratching and swearing until he noticed my friend nonchalantly playing with the rotor arm in his hands... :roll: :lol:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12613038
    Anyway, fk dis, I iz off 4 a ride innit. l8rz peepz
  • *AL**AL* Posts: 1,185
    rubins4 wrote:
    I dont understand how you have managed to get the piston to come out of the ram like that?! :lol::lol::lol:

    The ram was re-sealed about 30 hours before, but according to the fitter the nut on the end of the rod was either over torqued or the threads were damaged when it was rebuilt and the nut parted company with the rod whilst I was using it.

    I felt a little guilty when they told me it cost £24,000 to fit a new ram :oops:
  • rubins4rubins4 Posts: 563
    ouch! thats a serious repair bill :oops:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12613038
    Anyway, fk dis, I iz off 4 a ride innit. l8rz peepz
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,682
    *AL* wrote:
    I felt a little guilty when they told me it cost £24,000 to fit a new ram :oops:

    On the bright side, it only took me 10 seconds to put the relay back in so I guess it balances things a little :lol:
    Uncompromising extremist
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    thats a spectacular effort to bend a ram, never seen that done.

    i never really paid any attention to the costs of how much repairs cost but that is a whopping ammount of cash.

    i once saw an operator make the top fall off of a cat 320b when he rotated it more than 7 times in one direction, the whole thing just unscrewed :wink: bet that was pricey.

    al, you would probably love our remote controlled diggers, i know i do, they are amazing things.
  • *AL**AL* Posts: 1,185
    rubins4 wrote:
    ouch! thats a serious repair bill :oops:

    To you and me it seems a lot, and I suppose in reality it is, but the machine it self cost £800,000 new,
    tyres are £13,000 each and it burns £450 of fuel a day (approx 1000 ltrs a day)

    I have 4x68 ton trucks working with me and we can shift around 11000 tons of material in a 11 hour shift, apparently that makes it cheaper to run than a common or garden JCB, price pre ton.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    either way, big diggers are cool and the gang.
  • rubins4rubins4 Posts: 563
    I used to work for John Deere at one of the independant dealerships, so used to see a fair bit of kit, and certainly some pricey bills. Dont remember anything as much as 25k tho. Mind you, I dont think any of the machines are as much as 800k either, even the odd combine we sold.
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12613038
    Anyway, fk dis, I iz off 4 a ride innit. l8rz peepz
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    i really want a tshirt which proclaims that "nothing runs like a deere"
  • rubins4rubins4 Posts: 563
    i really want a tshirt which proclaims that "nothing runs like a deere"

    ?

    NothingRunsLikeAQueere.png
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12613038
    Anyway, fk dis, I iz off 4 a ride innit. l8rz peepz
  • *AL**AL* Posts: 1,185
    either way, big diggers are cool and the gang.

    Word.

    photo-1.jpg

    78 ton tare, 105 ton gross.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    love it.
  • ooooh, are you onbe of the few remaining clay guys then al?? bought up in St.a just when it was in its height!!if your folks didnt work in clay they worked down the mines lol!!

    i want me one of these!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI7BHSOV ... re=related
    8) 8) 8)
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
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