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Re: What did you do to your Swift today

 by blueturbofly ¦  Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:07 am ¦  Forum: General Swift Chatter ¦  Topic: What did you do to your Swift today ¦  Replies: 277 ¦  Views: 189918

changed a flat tire after work yesterday….. :beaten:

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:01 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 124 ¦  Views: 26810

there is a sign on the wall, as well as printed on the invoices, that we reserve the right to sell the customers item after 30 days, to recoup parts/ labor....i dont know if thats ever been enforced... i can understand , that when its raining out, people dont think of picking up their lawn equipment...

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:03 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 124 ¦  Views: 26810

splitting the case and replacing the gasket on that one engine was easy peasy....once the lower half (oil pan) was off you could see where the gasket was damaged right from factory... so, cleaned off the old gasket, a thin film of permatex on both halves, install new gasket, crank seal and assemble....

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:47 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 124 ¦  Views: 26810

makes for a good day when its a bunch of easy trimmers to do... 4 of them had plugged spark arrestors, the 5th had way too much oil in the gas... dump out the customer's fuel...i have no clue what the mix is, or how old...even if its fresh and full, i dump it out... then pull the muffler and check c...


 by blueturbofly ¦  Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:22 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: UPGRADING MY ''MAN'' CAVE ¦  Replies: 88 ¦  Views: 40291

need more cabinet i keep finding and buying tools, i am running out of room.. :wacky: i have a wind-damaged fabric shed that i will be covering in tin hopefully soon.. then i can move some stuff out (like 3 atvs and a tow behind sprayer) and other seldom used stuff, try to clear up floor ...

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:48 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 124 ¦  Views: 26810

busy week, with 7 am starts....but getting stuff done. issues with one customers mower, been back 3 different times, finally did a leak- down test to confirm my suspicion of the engine being worn out- and it was, blow-by thru the rings into the crank-case, out the dipstick and exhaust...poor exhaust...

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:58 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 124 ¦  Views: 26810

geez yesterday was recoil day...from simple rope replacement , to full on changing springs and pawls....5 in total, walk-ins.... one tiller and 4 mowers done as well... the 5th mower was an issue. i always cringe when people bring in their lawn equipment, half taken apart, and stuff is missing... si...

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Sun May 30, 2021 7:43 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 124 ¦  Views: 26810

there is a lawnmower that came in friday, that i have worked on 3 times already....every time i fix it, it runs great....even show the customer it runs great before it leaves the shop... but then the customer gets it home, and he calls , complaining it runs like crap, blows black smoke, then eventua...

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Fri May 28, 2021 8:29 pm ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 124 ¦  Views: 26810

so some warranty stuff came in yesterday , from b.c....a Canadian tire certified brand lawn mower and a brand new Husqvarna trimmer.... the lawnmower had a complaint of ''hard spark plug installed'' so i give it a try; maybe pulled the rope out two feet and it snapped back out of my h...

Re: Do you own other vehicles?

 by blueturbofly ¦  Wed May 26, 2021 11:03 pm ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: Do you own other vehicles? ¦  Replies: 43 ¦  Views: 19654

A pair of 96 S10 Blazer 4 doors for winter and to pull my trailer to pick up GT's and verts (and now turbo cars for Paul D :D ). Geez, I need to update this. Add: 2007 F150 FX2 1997 Ram 1500 ext. cab. 1994 GMC Sierra 1500 4X4 ext. cab 2-2009 Suzuki SX4 awd hatchbacks I am going to swap out all but ...

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