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Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? #4480938
08/06/17 02:22 PM
08/06/17 02:22 PM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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So for the last like 3 weeks we've been getting these random storms that pop up and come out of nowhere and I need to change both my oil and the fuel filter. I don't know if I'm being paranoid, but I'd rather not have water dripping down when I do this. Especially with the fuel filter. I can't really fit the truck in the garage either.

Opinions?


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4480940
08/06/17 02:24 PM
08/06/17 02:24 PM
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Santa Barbara, CA
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I totally agree with you. Rain isn't as common here, but I hate working on a car when it is windy.


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Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4480954
08/06/17 02:45 PM
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Man ,you have got some problems going on.
All you can do is wait.


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Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4480975
08/06/17 03:14 PM
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Amarillo Texas
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Send the rain to amarillo TX, we need it badly

Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4480976
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Upstate NY
Donald Online content
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Garage was invented for this exact purpose.


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Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: Donald] #4480977
08/06/17 03:16 PM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Garage was invented for this exact purpose.


The truck doesn't fit in the garage.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4481026
08/06/17 04:07 PM
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I did my lower intake manifold gaskets outside. It felt like I worked up until the rain each night too.

Work whenever it's nice and you're not sleeping, at work, or eating food. You'll get it done.

Last edited by dlundblad; 08/06/17 04:08 PM.

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Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4481054
08/06/17 04:39 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
aquariuscsm Online content
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Yeah doing maintenance sucks in an uncontrolled environment. I remember doing a transmission fluid change in the rain. I was only wet from the waist down haha laugh


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Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4481117
08/06/17 05:44 PM
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Crawfordville FL
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Make a tarp tent thing that is big enough to protect the truck.

Clean the garage?

Wear really raggedy clothes and take a hot shower after?


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Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4481178
08/06/17 06:57 PM
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Middlesex County CT
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My coworker had a late 80s or early 90s camry he was babying until he got married and he and his wife could move into a new place.

AT failed in February and he changed it out, outside, teens to 30F. Oddly he did not purchase a home with a garage, neither did I; a decision both he and i regret.


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Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4481190
08/06/17 07:13 PM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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I remember changing the rear axle on my Mom's '80 Volare outside, lying on the ground, in the snow, with the back of the car on jackstands in the driveway. This was probably back around 1985 or so, when we used to get REAL winter weather here. Not sure I could do that now, if I had to, in the same conditions.


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Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4481224
08/06/17 07:41 PM
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When I built my home/3 car garage, the vehicles were smaller and I had enough room. Now, 11ft wide per vehicle by 30 long is tight. I don't have room to bring my truck in with the plow on it. I can do oil changes inside, and with some shuffling of 'stuff' rotate & change tires. Just gotta make do 'cause no-one has invented a garage stretcher yet.


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Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4481232
08/06/17 07:49 PM
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Texas
Bud Offline
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Texas
Just wait a bit and things will be dry as a bone before long.


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Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4481252
08/06/17 08:10 PM
08/06/17 08:10 PM
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North Carolina
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I can't believe I'm the first person to say this, but...

Did you know there are places you can take your truck that have people that will do the work for you?


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Re: Weather interfering with me doing maintenance? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4481254
08/06/17 08:11 PM
08/06/17 08:11 PM
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Central Maryland
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Can you at least pull the nose in the garage?

Do you really need such a big pickup, knowing... it wouldn't fit in your garage.

Some problems are self-made. I see the same pickups sans loads and trailers every day. Lifted, big chrome wheels, dualies, belching smoke... never see a load in them, like, ever.

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