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Old 12-29-2010, 11:07 PM   #1
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a photoblog of what i did today.....

a place where you photoblog your day or major project of any field. carpentry plumbing electrical automotive. any DIY job....(never know....someone might need the info someday....)

today was two projects. on the Fixed Or Repaired Daily my goal was to change the front rotors and brakes as well as a bad cam position sensor located under a bunch of shit you had to remove to get to on the right front side of the engine. a real PITA. I did the front end first. first pic here is the tight fit into the shop today and go kart limited space in which to work...

truck 1 by plthijnx, on Flickr

the new rotor:

truck 2 by plthijnx, on Flickr

the doohickey you put the rotor on cleaned off with a shop rag. make sure you put a thin coat of grease on it before putting the rotor back on.

truck 3 by plthijnx, on Flickr

remove the wheel bearings from the old rotor, bathe them in gasoline then pack them with grease...

truck 6 by plthijnx, on Flickr

the best thing since sliced bread for this project... a bearing packer...

truck 7 by plthijnx, on Flickr

then with your bearings packed and in the new rotors you're ready to put them on...

truck 4 by plthijnx, on Flickr

new rotor on with brake mounting assembly.

truck 5 by plthijnx, on Flickr

done. put the tire back on and hit the road.

cam position sensor was a helluva lot harder and i was impatient so the blackberry sat on a go kart for that job. but i did take this one..the old sensor on the left cuisine-arted by the cam

truck 9 by plthijnx, on Flickr

so put ur projects here. even needlepoint. anything that you've done and you're proud of doing yourself....
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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Nice work!
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:16 PM   #3
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ty sir. both were easy compared to the transmission swap!
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:18 AM   #4
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Now you can go and stop.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:24 AM   #5
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Now you can go and stop.
right on and since i don't have to fly it (thank god it's not a plane with a old motor) i can drive it. keeping it running, albeit expensive lately, has really given my spirits a lift. times been bad my friends. everyone here has been a tremendous help. thank you.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:26 AM   #6
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Nothing like getting shit done to improve your outlook on life.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:57 AM   #7
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couldn't have said it better myself!
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:16 AM   #8
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:57 AM   #9
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plthijinx, the whole thing looked like a PITA. I use to love to work on my vw's because they were mechanically simple. Now you need a degree in mechanical engineering to fix more modern trucks and cars, and all the electronic bs to do it.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:21 AM   #10
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I've replaced worn calipers on disk brakes before, but haven't done the rotor before. Do new rotors normally come with new wheel studs included?
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:29 AM   #11
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I've replaced worn calipers on disk brakes before, but haven't done the rotor before. Do new rotors normally come with new wheel studs included?
fortunately mine did. some do and some don't from what i understand...

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plthijinx, the whole thing looked like a PITA. I use to love to work on my vw's because they were mechanically simple. Now you need a degree in mechanical engineering to fix more modern trucks and cars, and all the electronic bs to do it.
no kiddin'! i think even the sensors have sensors!!
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:35 AM   #12
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the next project

what was going to be only about a 6 tile replacement in the bathroom wound up being a "fuck it, lets redo the whole thing"


tile 1 by plthijnx, on Flickr

prybar was the sliced bread tool for the demolition:


tile 2 by plthijnx, on Flickr

a little more prep work and it's off to homo depot for hardy board and the tile store for tile mortar and grout.


tile 3 by plthijnx, on Flickr
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:37 AM   #13
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Nice, plt. I wish I had the skills to do stuff like this. I can clean the tile, but I can't tear it out and replace it.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:44 AM   #14
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Home projects I can do. Auto repair I leave to someone else. Great pics and flickr photos pjinx.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:02 PM   #15
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thanks kero... it's not that hard. tearing up stuff can be fun sometimes and is usually easier than the re-install!

ty merc! the automotive stuff i'm going to have to agree there. i just can't afford to pay someone right now to do the work for me. the transmission? they wanted 650 bucks to just swap them out if i brought them one. $1800 to rebuild the one i had.
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