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Job gone wrong.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by G_YamTech_314, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Yup...then there's the "butfirstigottas" You know, I need to rotate the tires on the truck. But first I gotta finish put the blades back on the lawn mower and get it out of the way, but first I gotta sharpen them, but first I gotta find out why the belt grinder isn't working, but first I gotta find my damn multimeter, but first I gotta....

    I've had days where I never DID get to the job I originally planned.
  2. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    If you get something done it's not a lost day.
    I try to have 1 or 2 things I want to get done every day.
    gggGary, 59Tebo, lakeview and 3 others like this.
  3. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    On the subject of filters working on off-road equipment for 45 year I always hated doing the first oil change on a new machine. Seems like they have the biggest ape in the factory installing the filters. Most of thos filters come labled with tightening directions on the filter, like finger tight plus 3/4 turn. Once installed that way they almost always came off easy with a band type wrench.

    One exception was one Cat truck that had small spin-on hydraulic filters that only went 1/16 of a turn past the point they touched the filter head. And even when doing that about half the time when trying to remove the can of the filter would slip and turn while the threaded part would stay locked on. The trick that I would use sounds a bit crude but if you took a air chisel and held it at the right angle you could give a couple quick blipps and the filter would come loose with no damage to the filer head.
    TwoManyXS1Bs, Jim, Mailman and 2 others like this.
  4. My Moto Guzzi had an oil filter that was recessed into the pan so only option for removal was an oil filter cup on a socket wrench. Original one from the factory was a bugger. The cap would slip. Some 80 grit sandpaper folded in half and then sandwiched between the cup and the filter all the way around and then hammered on cured the problem. Would not slip and when combined with my 2 foot breaker bar made easy work.
    TwoManyXS1Bs and Jim like this.
  5. Goldenboy

    Goldenboy . XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I once brought this same problem (stuck oil filter) to the tool desk at Sears. The salesman handed me the biggest Craftsman channel locks they had. If you have room, just wrap a channel lock plyers around it and scrunch the filter and twist it. Crushing the filter changes its shape and breaks the seal. I always oil the rubber seal before putting the filter back on.
    G_YamTech_314 and gggGary like this.

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