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I'm exhausted #4751272
05/08/18 03:31 PM
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Leo99 Offline OP
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Son came over today with his 04 Corolla. We pulled the intake manifold, radiator fan, and replaced the starter, upper and lower radiator hoses and the battery. We put all that back together and changed the spark plugs, wipers, and cabin air filter. We were going to do the valve cover gasket but ran out of motivation and I have hard stop to catch a flight tonight. Son did most of the work; his first time really turning wrenches. Car was in the hot sun and I'm beat. Good thing I don't do this on a daily basis.


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2004 Rav4 359,000 miles
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Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99] #4751275
05/08/18 03:34 PM
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Sounds like a fun day.

Good for you with helping him.


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Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99] #4751276
05/08/18 03:35 PM
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Good going Dad you have him moving in the right direction. Its always nice to have more experience handy when you're working on this kind of thing. approved


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Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99] #4751290
05/08/18 03:51 PM
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dave123 Offline
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Id be embarrassed to post it sounds like you need to get into shape.

Re: I'm exhausted [Re: dave123] #4751298
05/08/18 04:01 PM
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I agree, good for you for helping you son learn how to maintain his vehicles!
It's a skill that will prove priceless as he ages.


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Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99] #4751306
05/08/18 04:09 PM
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Its good he learns to repair his car and avoid sketchy mechanics.

Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Lolvoguy] #4751307
05/08/18 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted By: Lolvoguy
I agree, good for you for helping you son learn how to maintain his vehicles!
It's a skill that will prove priceless as he ages.


This, not many people understand and are equipped with it.


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Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99] #4751309
05/08/18 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted By: Leo99
Son came over today with his 04 Corolla. We pulled the intake manifold, radiator fan, and replaced the starter, upper and lower radiator hoses and the battery. We put all that back together and changed the spark plugs, wipers, and cabin air filter. We were going to do the valve cover gasket but ran out of motivation and I have hard stop to catch a flight tonight. Son did most of the work; his first time really turning wrenches. Car was in the hot sun and I'm beat. Good thing I don't do this on a daily basis.


I personally applaud you, because catching a flight tonight and doing DIY, pretty awesome thumbsup


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2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Lolvoguy] #4751314
05/08/18 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: Lolvoguy
I agree, good for you for helping you son learn how to maintain his vehicles!
It's a skill that will prove priceless as he ages.


+1 smile


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Re: I'm exhausted [Re: dave123] #4751357
05/08/18 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: dave123
Id be embarrassed to post it sounds like you need to get into shape.


I'd be embarrassed to pass judgement on someone like that so randomly

Sounds like a good days work with Father and Son

Makes me value wrenching time with my Father even more, even though that day's going to come when he can't anymore


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Re: I'm exhausted [Re: dave123] #4751358
05/08/18 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted By: dave123
Id be embarrassed to post it sounds like you need to get into shape.


I'm more embarrassed of you and your post.


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Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99] #4751398
05/08/18 05:54 PM
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Good bonding time and passing on knowledge.


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Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99] #4751403
05/08/18 06:01 PM
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Down Under
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Good work dad.


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Re: I'm exhausted [Re: SR5] #4751404
05/08/18 06:08 PM
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Twin Cities MN USA
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Originally Posted By: SR5
Good work dad.
Yes.


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Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99] #4751408
05/08/18 06:12 PM
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Sounds like a great day. Working on a car all day can get tiresome. I will do stuff on one of my cars at home and get worn out much faster than when I turned wrenches for a living.


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