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Stress relieving off roading cancelled out by stressful mechanical problems

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Yesterday, Saturday, I took the day to goof off with friends out at the ORV park, instead of working.

    It was fun, and the Orange Blazer was actually running good after I fixed it's problems from the last time out.
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    So then today rolls around, Sunday. Unexpected things in the morning make me decide to forget things I need to do, and I go out to the ORV park again with some friends and others out there.
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    Of course, just after adding two new gallons of antifreeze for winter, I blow my upper radiator hose. Get it back on shortnened. Then I throw a PS belt. Put it back on. Then I blow the rad hose again. Put it back on shorter. Then I throw both my PS belt and water pump/alternator belt. The PS belt gets lost. Then the rad hose pops off again, and I put it back on, and start driving home without power steering.

    I unlock the hubs, and everything is visually tight and fine.

    Then halfway home in town, all the lug nuts off the drivers front wheel fly off with no warning.
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    Stress level... back to where it was on Friday. Only now I'm a bit further behind schedule on work.
     
  2. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I haven't taken my rig anywhere in nearly three months...then I try, and my tow rig's tranny goes out.

    Back to the drawing board.
     
  3. 85burbanator

    85burbanator 1/2 ton status

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    i hear ya on the stress. i havent driven my burb in a long time due to tcase problems. finally get a chance to put in the new t case i got for free with the blazer and it leaks. now i have to replace the "new" cover with my old one. i also might be needing trans work again. im starting to feel tims pain with the auto transmitions.
     
  4. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    man that would make anyone snap!!!


    that sucks, hope you get you winterizing done!
     

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