Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Jeremy airjer W

Automotive Odds & Ends (August)

1 post in this topic

A couple of odds and ends from the August file of auto repair.

 

I had thought all of these had been replaced by now but apparently there is still one trailblazer with the factory harness for the low beam headlight. This used to be a pretty common repair 5 years ago.....

20160830_124215.jpg20160830_124321.jpg

 

Evap leaks aren't always a mechanical or electrical failure. Sometimes Minnesota just has to have its part. This Rav4 had a small evap leak code and was really clean on the outside. Unfortunately the same could not be said for the underside. I found tthese leaks with a smoke machine but sprayed with leak detector for a nice Lawrence Welk affect.... The new filler neck will be installed tomorrow morning.

20160830_083554.jpg

 

The GM 3.8 liter is well known for the coolant elbows going bad. This one had a whole in it rather than just cracked.

20160819_111009.jpg

 

Rodents are at it again. This was a jeep something or another. The customers "Dad" scanned it and just assumed it was a bad O2 sensor and brought the part to be replaced. A quick visual inspection revealed a much worse problem. Fortunately for this customer I have become quite good at rebuilding connectors and I managed to save the harness which would have been BIG $$$

20160815_085901.jpg

 

I don't get to excited at the things I find in tires any more but this has to be in the top ten of holy cows. I should have taken the pic with a tape measure for full affect.

20160826_103314.jpg

 

Lastly, a long over due purchase. I have been getting by with torque to yield torque application for some time with an analog torque angle gauge. I finally pulled the trigger on a digital torque wrench that measures angles along with all the other settings in metric and standard. It also will store 9 presets which makes it really nice for doing heads. Set your presets, run through the bolts, hit the next preset, run through the bolts, etc. Huge time saver!

20160812_103230.jpg

Jim Almquist, rundrave, Hoey and 1 other like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now



  • Posts

    • Sounds perfect, thinking your guys reviews will seal the deal for me once I can see one in person again, a hyfax kit will also be on my list as I plan on pulling it behind my sportsman 570. Thanks for the review also AAmerican, it's early to be thinking ice fishing but I'm sure there's people out there like us that are a little anxious!
    • The Chippewa flowage would be a great place to start. I will be honest. Walleye are not what I have ever chosen to Target when I fish up there but the flowage is a great fishery.    Nelson lake would be another choice.
    • I have had 3 of the otter pro xt's, a cabin, lodge and resort. I still have the resort and recently purchased the cabin. I have not had many different brand portables but have fished in other brands buddies have. They are the nicest portables I have personally owned and until I try something I like more I wouldn't change from them at all. The resort is heavy and not something I like dragging far by hand especially loaded with gear and much snow on the lakes. But it has tons of room and I have fished 4 people in it before, a little tight but doable. The cabin I purchased for more hand pulling and an extra for if I have people along. They are very warm and I have fished in them down to -30 deg F. A regular buddy heater keeps them plenty warm, if it isn't to cold or the house is banked well its easily t-shirt weather inside. The resort needs a big buddy heater for colder days sometimes due to the larger size but isn't terrible with a regular. Overall very happy with them all and have been very durable. Also no dripping of water from the ceiling. Highly recommend a set of hyfax for the bottom. I had over 1000 miles pulling my old lodge and they hyfax held up great but I always pulled on snow and not across asphalt much at all.   Changes I have made to them: - added a battery box and inside LEDs  - used stainless screws on the band that hods the fabric to the tub only because I don't like the look of the rusted screws.     If you think you'll be purchasing one I would recommend stopping at a Gander Mountain if you have one near by and getting a set of hyfax since they are going out of business there is a good amount of ice gear. I found hyfax recently there for $15 a set.
    • We are on Lake Edward at WildWoods RV resort just north of Merrifield, MN. It is nice just driving up, unlocking it, playing for the weekend and locker her back up and leaving the frig on.  They let Atheists and Jesus freaks all in!
    •   My wife and I are starting to think about parking ours someplace. I'm tired of trying to get reservations and having to hook and unhook and all that goes with a weekend of camping. Plus I would like to have the toys available like 4-wheeler and boat.   We are looking at places up north. We know several people and like the Emily-Outing-Remer-Hill City area. I think you a further west, right? Brainerd area maybe?  
    •   5 years at one campground until they went private and wanted 60-70g's per lot with one-just-like-silly-me-o-en fees which were about what we were paying yearly already on top of that!  12 years where we are now with way bigger lots.
    •   Too bad the previous owner didn't know what they were doing. Never, ever use silicone on a rubber camper roof. I learned that the hard way many years ago.....   At least you have a good reason to have to go to the camper this weekend    How long have you been doing the seasonal thing?
    • Thanks for the reply, sounds about like what I expected and I really like the square tubing on the otters compared to clams round cheaper setup. Anyone seen any changes to the new otter lineup for this year? 
    • Last weekend spent some time re-sealing a small seam leak on a trim edge. Found out the owner before us had a leak on the same trim edge spot and left out a screw!! Also washed down the canopy and the ever reoccurring black streaks around the roof edge.   This weekend may go back and clean out and reseal a few other areas the passed own made a mess of sealing with sillycone! Using Butyl rubber this time as silicone can be pulled right off after a few years.
  • Our Sponsors