What's a typical day like as an automotive technician?
i dont know but every time i take my car to one they bitch about how much work it is and how they hate my car.
i can do the easy stuff myself but shit like fuel pumps and exhaust ill let them do.
It really varies with setting
There are different kinds of automotive technicians and there are different work settings
Being an entry-level technician at a dealership is much different from being a supervisory mechanic at a small town auto body shop.
Would the fb or fc rx7 make a good second car?
Alrighty /o/, what are the dos and don'ts of jacking up a car on your own? I've seen /o/ lambast people on Facebook posts and such for doing it wrong and risking death, so I want to make sure I don't make any mistakes. Are the jacks that come with cars for tire changes enough? Should I get one of those rolling single ones like pic related? Put simply what's the safest and easiest way to get access to your suspension and underside of your car?
>Put simply what's the safest and easiest way to get access to your suspension and underside of your car?
just get jack stands dont go getting under a car with just a jack if you can help it
Buy a pair of jack stands, and a quality hydraulic jack.
Best place to jack is the subframe.
I don't like using the pinch points because those are designed for the scissor jack, and a large disc of the hydraulic jack only ends up bending that pinch.
step 1: jack the car up with a real hydraulic jack. not only are they not flimsy they are just plain easier and they are cheap.
step 2: place jack stands at sturdy locations. pic related. this includes the designated areas under the rockers, crossmembers, diff, subframe, etc.
always leave the jack snugged up to something to catch the car. if I'm working on the rearend of my car ill have jack stands in the designated spot under the rocker and I will also have the jack snugged up to the rear diff or rear subframe to catch the car if a jackstand fails.
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So, what does /o/ think about the new F30 LCI? They've got a few at my local dealer and I'm thinking about getting one. I looked at at F30 in 2012 but the steering was numb and it felt like driving a rental car. I tried a 2016 328i yesterday and it was surprisingly ages better than my 2012 experience. I've got about 75k to spend and I figure if I don't buy one sooner or later, I probably never will.
You know the drill. Post your Swedish cars and discuss the benefits of owning street legal APCs.
>22 year old with G license and no accidents
Find me a car, /o/.
Scoot 4 lyf
No h8 allowed
my 2001 yamaha aerox
everytime i fix something more issues come up.
last time it was supposed to be a simple piston ring change but the cylinder was so worn that i replaced it. Fucked up the crankshaft in the process.
getting ready to finally sell my 328xi
any tips for making a good, compelling, informative CL ad? and specific pictures to take?
the priority is selling quickly, I'm pricing it a good deal below KBB and not looking to make any profit. although not looking to lose much either
come on GCF you know damn well /o/ is too broke to sell their shitbox
Anyways i would suggest be accurate as possible and pricing it slightly above what you think youll get for it becuase you know people are going to try to jew down the price.
and don't be one of those "price is firm" aholes either.
Could someone please tell me what this part is? The car is a 92 Oldsmobile cutlass ciera
How fucked is she?
>On her way home from work, sitting at a red light
>Third in line to go
>Gets rear-ended by a 16 year old girl doing 80km/h or so (speed limit is 70)
>Sister slams into the guy in front of her, who hits the guy in front of him
>Somehow manages to drag herself out, can't go back in to get paperwork-her Jeep is vomiting fluids everywhere
>Girl's cunt mother shows...
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As long as your sister gives her account accurately and its true that she was no way in the wrong I don't see it going "wrong"
Also, you said that she has a Jeep... thats not a Jeep in the photo?
That's the girl who hit her. My sister drove a Patriot.
Because I haven't had an accident in years. Don't believe me? This is her in the neck brace.
2017 Lincoln MKZ on the top, 2016 on the bottom.
Why does every car need to look like every other these days?
On the one hand the new one looks quite a lot better. On the other hand, that's because it looks almost exactly like a Jaguar XF (disgusting wheels notwithstanding) which is a reasonably good-looking car.
I swear between this and the Fusion's db9 copying, Ian Callum is getting on for the most influential designer of our time.
Wheels and other styling elements are taken from the Continental concept.
I just got this turbo manifold for free from a co-worker
He said its to some sort of Volkswagen or Audi about the same year as my car (01)
Is their any way I could easily and cheaply jerry rig this thing onto my shitclipse?
So, how important is this part (n9)?
It's an oil nozzle from a J35Z5 Honda Ridgline Engine. I bought all the parts for the rebuild, and when taken apart one of these was broken.
The mechanic doing the repair told me he could fix the part or block off the port, leaving it with no nozzle, as he told me there "wouldn't be any problems with that"
I highly doubt it. IT's thrre for a reason.
What do? Shipping it from abroad would take at least two weeks, and cost me over 100 bucks because fucking third world custom laws.
Yeah, but I'm working in the coutnryside. I get an Internet connection for a couple of hours a day, and the thread died before I could see if anyone replayed. Sorry
I know, I mean, I know it isn't the main oil supply, but if I understand what that piece does is to provide lubrication to the rod