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My truck bit me today.

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Old 03-17-2012
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My truck bit me today.

I was changing the oil today (first oil change since I took possession of truck). I was under it and went to reach for my filter wrench, and the side of my arm hit my catalytic converter and burnt the crap out of me (I know I should have let it cool down but was to busy today) However on a positive note, I did not have to break out the jack to get the oil changed, which was nice.
 
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Yeah it happens man! I ended up with 12 stitches last year when I fell on my hub bolts! We should start a thread called Ranger scars lol
 
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Old 03-17-2012
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Def not the worst injury I have had working on cars tho. This is just the first time the truck bit me.

I have a 51 ford deluxe that between me and my dad we hit our heads enough times on the front of the hood we both said to hell with it and removed the hood, where it has sat on the roof for the last several years while we keep working on it lol. I have like 9 good scars on my head from that SOB.
 
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Lol....usually after the 3rd time you learn lol!!
 
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Ehh, what can I say, me and dad are hard headed. I learned from the best though lol.
 
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lol...for sure! I would have beaten it with a hammer lol
 
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Just did this man. Changed the fluid on my transfer case right after I went for a drive. Have a huge burn on my forearm from bumping into the exhaust pipe. Hurt like **** and its not the first time either!
 
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How Men and Women Change the Oil




Women:

1. Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 since the last oil change.

2. Drink a cup of coffee.

3. 15 minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly maintained vehicle.

Money Spent:
$20.00 Oil Change
$1.00 Coffee
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$21.00 Total

Men:

1. Go to auto parts store and write a
check for $50 dollars for oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and scented tree.

2. Discover that the used oil container
is full. Instead of taking it back to recycle, dump in hole in back yard.

3. Open a beer and drink it.

4. Jack car up. Spend 30 minutes looking
for jack stands.

5. Find jack stands under kid's pedal car.

6. In frustration, open another beer and drink it.

7. Place drain pan under engine.

8. Look for 9/16 box end wrench.

9. Give up and use crescent wrench.

10. Unscrew drain plug.

11. Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil; get hot oil on you in process.

12. Clean up.

13. Have another beer while oil is draining.

14. Look for oil filter wrench.

15. Give up; poke oil filter with screwdriver and twist it off.

16. Beer.

17. Buddy shows up; finish case with him. Finish oil change tomorrow.

18. Next day, drag pan full of old oil out from underneath car.

19. Throw kitty litter on oil spilled during step 18.

20. Beer. No, drank it all yesterday.

21. Walk to 7-11; buy beer.

22. Install new oil filter making sure to apply thin coat of clean oil to gasket first.

23. Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.

24. Remember drain plug from step 11.

25. Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.

26. Hurry to replace drain plug before the whole quart of fresh oil drains onto floor.

27. Slip with wrench and bang knuckles on frame.

28. Bang head on floor board in reaction.

29. Begin cussing fit.

30. Throw wrench.

31. Cuss for additional 10 minutes because wrench hit Miss December (1992) in the left breast.

32. Clean up. Apply Band-Aid to knuckle.

33. Beer.

34. Beer.

35. Dump in additional 4 quarts of oil.

36. Beer.

37. Lower car from jack stands

38. Accidentally crush one of the jack stands

39. Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during step 23.

40. Test drive car

41. Get pulled over; arrested for driving under the influence.

42. Car gets impounded.

43. Make bail. Get car from impound yard.

Money Spent:
$50 parts
$12 beer
$75 replacement set of jack stands; hey the colors have to match!
$1000 Bail
$200 Impound and towing fee
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$1337 Total
 
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I've had hot solder drip onto my hand when I was doing the cargo lamp mod tying it into the dome light. I watched it burn my skin cuz If I let go of the wire they'd come apart lol
 
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I've dropped the stupid oil drain plug into the dirty oil more than I can remember. lol
 
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Originally Posted by annguyen1981 View Post
I've dropped the stupid oil drain plug into the dirty oil more than I can remember. lol
when I worked at valvoline, I dropped a piece of a pump into a big DRUM of oil. It was fun fishing that out....
 
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Originally Posted by dj wayne View Post


Money Spent:
$50 parts
$12 beer
$75 replacement set of jack stands; hey the colors have to match!
$1000 Bail
$200 Impound and towing fee
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$1337 Total



That is a cheap DUI...It's like 5k after everything is said and done here.


I'd say it goes like this for most guys...

-Go to the auto store

-Buy 1 five gallon jug of oil, a tg2 equivalent oil filter, just for ***** buy a drain plug for those just in case moments

-Go home

-Let truck cool down for 10 mins while you grab your tools that you need. (because it's nice to organize your tools so you know where they are when you need them.)

-While your at it grab your drain pan that you were smart enough to buy that isn't just an open drain container. It just has a few small holes so nothing can fall into it.

-Pop hood, pull oil cap off motor so it can ventilate while your draining the oil.

-Get under the truck with your gloves, socket, ratchet and new oil filter if it's 4x4

-If it's to low for you to get under then you should have pulled onto the ramps. (because jacking it up and jack stands are a waist of time for just doing an oil change.)

-Put drain pan under where the oil is going to land.

-Loosen and remove drain plug. Wait till it is just dripping.

-Take off oil filter. Let that little amount drain. Place oil filter upside down of drain pan.

-Check drain plug and gasket on drain plug. If all is well screw back in/on and tighten it.

-Take one glove off and new oil filter out of box and unscrew lid to new oil.

-Take finger and insert into new oil container. Apply small amount of oil onto oil filter gasket/seal.

-Screw oil filter on and tighten.

-Grab all that crap under the truck and pull it out.

-Dump new oil into the motor.

-Look under truck to make sure nothing is leaking

-Put cap back on and jump under the truck and make sure everything is tight.

-Turn truck on and let it sit a min or two.

-Put tools and everything away and drive truck around the block to make sure all is well.

-Clean up your little mess on the ground with whatever. Dirt, sand...Steal your gf's cat littler. (Get yelled at.) lol

-Then sweep that crap into the bushes and tell yourself that the birds will eat it instead of mother nature.

-Done.

All in all with making the trip to the store around 45 mins.

-Knowing it was done right and not buy some stupid kid at jiffy lube...Priceless. lol
 
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So true, Just figured I would share since it was the first bite (sure as hell not the last lol, Esp when I start leaving my hitch in and kick my shins every day)

Need to check my air filter tomorrow, and while I am thinking about it. does the 10 have a cabin filter? If so is it in the cowl or behind the glove box?

Need to pack the truck up this week for its first long trip (since I have owned it).
 
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Old 03-19-2012
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around here you can get an oil change for around $22.. but.. they use generic filters and some bulk type oil like penzoil...
if you buy the proper motorcraft filter and 5 qts of some decent oil like castrol or valvoline the total price comes out to as little as 19.50. moral - you can get better quality parts for around the same money if you do this job yourself, and you know it's done right.
 
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Ouch. How much skin did the converter steal?
 
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Thankfully not alot, just a good singe lol.

 
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