Mechanic talk

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Davey80, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Davey80

    Davey80 New Member

    I'm new to this site and I noticed how there's not a lot of mechanic forums so post some your hacks and tips on trucks
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Lets talk about our tools. I love playing with mine.
     
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  3. iamupser

    iamupser I'm Institutionized

    Tip #1 - Don't have a less than 7 breakdown!
     
  4. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Forum on back order,,, ok to drive!!
     
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  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Wasn't there a thread about driver hacks gone wrong?
     
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Slip mechanic cash or a sixpack occasional and they will take care of you. My mechanic is Vietnamese, I bribe/pay him in Ramen noodles.
     
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  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Toss in some fish heads too for good measure.
     
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  8. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Most VT 365 powered PCs can be fixed with just a few pounds of C4.
     
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  9. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    It pays to look around during LOF's.
     
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  10. Mechanic86

    Mechanic86 Repairing the crap you break.

    Pack/replace the front wheel bearings every other brake job. Had a bearing fail in both oil bath and grease packed setups.
     
  11. Gear

    Gear Parts on Order

    Ive seen guys just do the LOF and put it back outside. Same thing with write ups, guys only repair the write up and wont look the vehicle over. Every time I have a vehicle I look it over. If Im online working, I check the basic things drivers complain about. The guys who dont look their vehicles have the most write ups. Its common sense, things break, find it and repair it.
     
  12. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    The Borla headers for the Chevy V8s crack. Don't bother with them as a special item.
     
  13. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Replace all the injectors on the Reviva VT 365s before installing them. They are crap.
     
  14. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    [​IMG] or about 5000 lbs of Anfo.
     
  15. OK4service

    OK4service New Member

    This is a fantastic tip.

    They are JUNK. Couple cans of gray spray paint and they send em back to us.
     
  16. OK4service

    OK4service New Member

    Tell your drivers not to wait until friday to write the car up.
     
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  17. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Some don't even make it back from OSS before dropping a cylinder. The last 4 had all started making oil and running like crap within a few weeks.
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Or right before vacation for major repairs.
     
  19. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Reamable kingpin sets for IHC from MDC go in with the numbers facing DOWN.
     
  20. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Any knowledgeable supervisor should go along with a warranty claim against Reviva for the bad injectors. Almost all the ones I pull out show bad sealing at the tip copper.