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Old 03-01-2015, 02:32 PM
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Default Tips and Tricks

Just thought I'd start a thread on things that we have learned over the years.

here's one for all the folks here,,
" if you hold the "SHIFT" key on your keyboard and click on a photo that someone has posted, it will open in a new separate window.
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Right click on pic and select open new tab - piccy opens in new tab
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Default Grease Gun

Did you know, your grease gun is adjustable....
Been working on mechanics for quite some time now and never knew this.
If the end of the grease gun keeps falling off the nipple,
you can turn the end to adjust it to fit tighter.
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Did you know, your grease gun is adjustable....
Been working on mechanics for quite some time now and never knew this.
If the end of the grease gun keeps falling off the nipple,
you can turn the end to adjust it to fit tighter.
As Atlas'd say, "everyday's a school day" here.
I don't mind admitting I never knew that and I too have pumped too many guns to wish to remember, how many.
I shall be examining my guns the next time I have 'em in my 'graspers'.
Got a couple of nipples that are absolute bar stewards to keep the gun on (to the point I was going to change the nipples!!)
Ta muchly for that little gem!!
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How about this then in a tubeless tyre with a slow puncture or leaking around the rim mix a bit of PVA wood glue with water and put some in the tyre

It remains liquid till it finds the hole then seals any holes up

We use an old fire extinguisher the type with the old screw top
with a air valve fitted to the top filled with PVA mix and a pipe going the the tyre valve

so can put the glue in the tyre then continue to inflate

Had a lot of success on the old volvo dump trucks we have
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[QUOTE=Hookedondiesel;113722]Just thought I'd start a thread on things that we have learned over the years.

This would be a good thread to be STICKY and kept to the top of a page
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MogMan, what is "PVA"?
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MogMan, what is "PVA"?
Its that white wood glue................you know the type,

used to have it at school you'd paint it on you fingers let it dry then peel it off in the next class
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A lot of people call PVA unibond these days,
And I used to do that a lot when I was younger, that's a good trick to get ground in oil and dirt out the grains in your hands, if you work it in well and put a nice thick layer on, it takes all the dirt away with it.
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Another one is if you got a stubborn nut/bolt put the ring end of a combo spanner on the nut/bolt and hook the ring end off another spanner over the end of the 1st spanner, give you a lot more leverage.
I been doing this for years, and a mechanic friend of mine said, ( well I've never seen that done like that before).
He does it all the time now.
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