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Old November 16th, 2013, 05:12 PM
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Whats the most boneheaded move you've ever done while wrenching?

Why....mine has to be at the top!

Been prepping the old D90SW for winter and addressing some minor idle irritants under the hood. Was repainting the snorkel hood as well while addressing electrics.All set with the electrics I reconnect the battery and start the rover when...backfires, snorts, coughs, exhaust coming out of the engine bay, I shut her down quick and thunk what the hey??.... stepping out of the driver's seat I suddenly saw the rubber glove I had stuck over the snorkel air intake pipe to protect from the drizzle, that was being sucked into it..

In all my 25 years of LR ownership, that one took the cake for bonehead move ever..
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Old November 16th, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Old November 16th, 2013, 05:34 PM
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changing oil in record time.....only to forget putting drain plug in
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Old November 16th, 2013, 05:36 PM
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changing oil in record time.....only to forget putting drain plug in
lol, starting to feel better.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 06:31 PM
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Did a complete engine swap and didn't think to move the wiring harness away from the exhaust manifold. So that caught on fire and earned me a ride home on a tow truck. 3 miles from my house, my wife brought me coffee to enjoy while I waited. At least the tow was covered by my road side coverage through my insurance.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 06:52 PM
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Did a complete engine swap and didn't think to move the wiring harness away from the exhaust manifold. So that caught on fire and earned me a ride home on a tow truck. 3 miles from my house, my wife brought me coffee to enjoy while I waited. At least the tow was covered by my road side coverage through my insurance.
Ouch!
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Old November 16th, 2013, 07:43 PM
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Yup, feel better yet? I spent 4 hours the next day building a new engine wiring harness. Good as new now lol.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Shearing off bolts that connect the tank guard to the crossmember. Now need a new crossmember for several reasons.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Many years ago I redid the rear seals and brakes on my old bronco II, I got excited that they weren't leaking after the job was done and missed lug nut day....about 10 miles from home driver rear wheel came off. Usually not a huge deal, but in a bronco II....I don't know how I didn't roll it. So I got to buy new brake stuff again. Never did find that wheel.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 08:02 PM
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Shearing off bolts that connect the tank guard to the crossmember. Now need a new crossmember for several reasons.
That happens on all of them.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 08:35 PM
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Draining oil with a funnel way too small on a concrete porous floor.
Fun fun fun.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 09:03 PM
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That happens on all of them.
Hell, yeah.. and I don't want to drill them out.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 09:36 PM
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I'm startin' to feel less stoopid..I think...
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Was working on the never ending saga that is my wife's DII steering... Changing the steering box. I needed better light to see way down in the engine compartment so I moved my work light. A minute or two later noticed the smell of plastic burning and came to the understanding that the metal guard on my work light burned a good size hole through the plastic intake hose. Doh!
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Old November 17th, 2013, 12:21 AM
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I was dropping the oil pan on my first car after exploding a piston in second gear. I was lying under the car removing the oil pan bolts and just after I took out the last one realized I'd forgotten to drain the oil pan first. The 4 quarts of oil that landed on my chest reminded me real quick.

Many more have followed since....
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Was working on the never ending saga that is my wife's DII steering... Changing the steering box. I needed better light to see way down in the engine compartment so I moved my work light. A minute or two later noticed the smell of plastic burning and came to the understanding that the metal guard on my work light burned a good size hole through the plastic intake hose. Doh!
ehehe...

[QUOTE=JackW; I was dropping the oil pan on my first car after exploding a piston in second gear. I was lying under the car removing the oil pan bolts and just after I took out the last one realized I'd forgotten to drain the oil pan first. The 4 quarts of oil that landed on my chest reminded me real quick.

Many more have followed since....[/QUOTE]

lol !
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Old November 17th, 2013, 09:03 AM
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On a certain 1990 RRC attempting to remove the big nut on the pitman arm, I use a little too much oomph and pulled the truck sideways off the jackstands. Lucky for me I only had my shoulders under the front of the truck but the air dam came down on me pretty hard. Only broke two ribs. I did get the thing back up and finished what I was doing. The next day I was hurting pretty good.
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if you dont connect the MAF it wont start, that can cause some head scratching

every time i change the oil is a fucking mess, seems like between the 3 trucks i have i wouldve learned by now
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if you dont connect the MAF it wont start, that can cause some head scratching every time i change the oil is a fucking mess, seems like between the 3 trucks i have i wouldve learned by now
It will start with the MAF unplugged. That is one of the diag steps I use often.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 09:57 AM
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On a certain 1990 RRC attempting to remove the big nut on the pitman arm, I use a little too much oomph and pulled the truck sideways off the jackstands. Lucky for me I only had my shoulders under the front of the truck but the air dam came down on me pretty hard. Only broke two ribs. I did get the thing back up and finished what I was doing. The next day I was hurting pretty good.
Yikes !


rover4x4 : every time i change the oil is a fucking mess, seems like between the 3 trucks i have i wouldve learned by now

Funny you mention that, I just changed the oil last week, was extra careful, to no avail when I pulled the filter even with a bucket under it I still ended up with a mess.
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