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PostSubject: Re: When something fucks up......?   When something fucks up......? - Page 3 Icon_minitime1Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:12 am

She's usually in the thick of it, getting dirty......and wearing a scowl that says: "Don't you dare take that picture."

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Only neat at the end of a project.  Mid project, not so much.....

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PostSubject: Re: When something fucks up......?   When something fucks up......? - Page 3 Icon_minitime1Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:18 pm

Since this thread has wobbled off it's original subject, which is owning up to screw-ups, I'll share one:

I have a 2020 F-150 with the annoying feature of turning off the motor when you come to a stop. After owning it a day, I went online and found you can unplug a little junction under the dash and it no longer stops. Yeah.

A few months later, I was told that my trailer lights weren't working. I had running lights, but no brake/turn. We were hauling our bikes in Tennessee and Georgia and lights are pretty important when pulling a trailer wider and taller than the tow vehicle. Found a dealer who had a cancellation and they fixed it under warranty. But danged if they didn't plug that wire back in. So, I unplugged it, again.

Then a few weeks ago, we had to make a quick run to Florida to haul "Old People Stuff" (my mom and step-dad) and darned if the brake/turn didn't work again. Found another dealer who fixed it, and when we picked up the truck, I asked if he could show me the problem. Duhhh..... little white plug under the dash.

So now, every time I drive the truck, I poke the button on the dash that disables the shut-down feature. I know, it's designed to save gas, but in my normal driving, I rarely need to stop for more than a second or two. No traffic lights or jams out in the hinter lands.

So, I screwed up, and I admit it.

Next?

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PostSubject: Re: When something fucks up......?   When something fucks up......? - Page 3 Icon_minitime1Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:33 am

Used to do the same with scuba diving mask but with toothpaste Laughing Not always efficient but it didn’t hurt.
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PostSubject: Re: When something fucks up......?   When something fucks up......? - Page 3 Icon_minitime1Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:25 am

My turn
In 2007 i had a Ducati M900 Monster- about 18,000 miles old but not the good early carb one or the fuel injected one ...
...a cheaper black 1997 model with those carbs that ice up, the dodgy fuel pump and the the reduced size inlet valves. Razz

So i got some of the older large valve heads, ground in the valves, shimmed them, fitted the heads and serviced the Monster.  
It was running smoothly and well at tickover and wide open but not in between.  As is common on those engines the carburettor needles and jets were worn so i decided to strip and clean the carbs and fit a FactoryPro needle kit.  

I had the carbs off on the bench and the bike in the middle of the garage about 3 metres away with the inlet stubs facing upwards (but not covered = Mistake 1  jocolor ).
I stripped and cleaned the carbs, installed the parts and started the rebuild... all so good so far.  But as i tried to get the two carbs throttle spindles to engage the little spring that tensions that engagement said Bye Bye! and jumped. Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad ..cant have gone far... (= Mistake 2  jocolor ).

I spent ages  with a torch and magnet looking for it on the bench then the floor (= Mistake 3  jocolor )- no luck.  Sad
I checked my bits-tins for a replacement - no luck  Sad
Then i spent a couple of hours on-line checking carb and spring specialists for a replacement - no luck  Sad

So i stripped every biro in the house and shortened the most similar looking spring to fit.
Carbs back together - all looking good  Thumbs Up

So i fitted the rebuilt carbs - it was a pig to start on one cylinder but I assumed it was just due to empty float bowls.  The throttles did not synchronise at all well so i took it out for a ride to see if it would settle down.  The mid range was better but starting was really poor, top end was soft and tick over was sh1te everything apart from the pick-up was worse than before the carb rebuild. Sad

I Sleep and next morning decided i needed to go back to basics & check everything. Crying or Very sad
So into the garage and started with the last thing i had touched...stripped and rebuilt the carbs again but the carbs fuel lines, fuel pump etc all looked fine. Question

So i decided to to check through all of the things i hadn't touched
(or thought i hadn't  jocolor ).
About an hour later i was down to looking at the valve clearances... Question
And then i found a big (about 0.050") clearance on one of the inlets  Evil or Very Mad ...Much swearing ensued

I took off my nice 'new' cylinder head and sure enough i found a bent inlet valve!
A valve with little scratch marks on the valve edge, a line dent in the valve seat and little pock marks on the aluminium of the cylinder head. No other evidence or marks anywhere - a valve that had been sealing 24hr before was now bent Evil or Very Mad  Twisted Evil  .

As far as i can tell that Bl**dy spring jumped about 3m then accurately fell down a 40mm inlet stub, caught between the open valve and the seat and as the desmo cam heaved the valve shut it bent... the spring then came loose and bounced around inside the head before finding the exhaust port
 Acid Bath

Cost total: about 10 hr work, 1 week riding time, 1 new inlet valve, 2 more closing and one opening shims to get the new valve clearances and another gasket set.

Btw - My tips ....(1) don't ever leave inlet ports unplugged  geek  (2) biro springs are great Viva la Fiesta

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PostSubject: Re: When something fucks up......?   When something fucks up......? - Page 3 Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:41 am

MISTAKES!
I don’t make mistakes.
I’m far too careful, planned and methodical to make mistakes like you bunch of imbeciles Evil or Very Mad



See…..job done!

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Wait?? scratch

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! boj ecin

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PostSubject: Re: When something fucks up......?   When something fucks up......? - Page 3 Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:17 am

up side down like.......
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Oz1200Guzzi wrote:
up side down like...

Yup.
But I only noticed on the ride to work the next day when I was sitting at lights and wondered why they’d engraved the eagle emblem upside down, and why I’d never noticed it before……

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southern hemisphere perhaps scratch scratch
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S'OK, it's just the clot gene coming out......😂

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When I opened the fuel cap to correct it there was a distinctive ‘whoooosh’. Rolling Eyes
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Breather vent is blocked.

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