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


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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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#4751275 - 05/08/18 03:34 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99]
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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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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]
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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]
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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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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]
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Registered: 12/28/16
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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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#4751314 - 05/08/18 04:18 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Lolvoguy]
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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]
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Registered: 10/07/12
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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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#4751358 - 05/08/18 05:11 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: dave123]
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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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#4751398 - 05/08/18 05:54 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99]
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Good bonding time and passing on knowledge.
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#4751403 - 05/08/18 06:01 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: Leo99]
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Good work dad.
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#4751404 - 05/08/18 06:08 PM Re: I'm exhausted [Re: SR5]
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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]
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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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