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#4751272 - 05/08/18 03:31 PM I'm exhausted
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 2958
Loc: NJ
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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#4751275 - 05/08/18 03:34 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99]
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Registered: 09/30/13
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Sounds like a fun day.

Good for you with helping him.
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#4751276 - 05/08/18 03:35 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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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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#4751290 - 05/08/18 03:51 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99]
dave123 Offline


Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 2291
Loc: wi
Id be embarrassed to post it sounds like you need to get into shape.

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#4751298 - 05/08/18 04:01 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: dave123]
Lolvoguy Offline


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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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#4751306 - 05/08/18 04:09 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
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Loc: Orlando, FL
Its good he learns to repair his car and avoid sketchy mechanics.

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#4751307 - 05/08/18 04:10 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Lolvoguy]
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Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1870
Loc: VA
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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#4751309 - 05/08/18 04:11 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1870
Loc: VA
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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#4751314 - 05/08/18 04:18 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Lolvoguy]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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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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#4751357 - 05/08/18 05:09 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: dave123]
michaelluscher Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 2403
Loc: Staten Island, NY
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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#4751358 - 05/08/18 05:11 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: dave123]
Zee09 Offline


Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 150
Loc: W. Palm
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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#4751398 - 05/08/18 05:54 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5653
Loc: Michigan
Good bonding time and passing on knowledge.
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#4751403 - 05/08/18 06:01 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99]
SR5 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
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Good work dad.
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#4751404 - 05/08/18 06:08 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: SR5]
Inspecktor Offline


Registered: 03/16/14
Posts: 638
Loc: Twin Cities MN USA
Originally Posted By: SR5
Good work dad.
Yes.
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#4751408 - 05/08/18 06:12 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99]
bdcardinal Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 10885
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
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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