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Full Circle- Back to where I started (almost)

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Crummy, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Crummy

    Crummy Senior Member

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    I spent a week banging my head against the wall trying to find a problem.
    Machine was running fine turtle to rabbit, but WOT under load picked up a miss. I could hear it, not really bad but it was there. Got to be fuel. Lift pump OK. A few squirts if brake clean around the injectors, no rpm change. Hard lines to the injectors all good. Temp gun to the exhaust idle>WOT = close enough. Everything else checks out. Must be the fuel filter. Has to be.
    Nope. No joy
    Poking around and wiggle the tiny rubber bypass line between #1 and the thumb valve on the injection pump- fuel starts dripping. Pull it off and behold a little tiny crack. Replace it and it runs like a top.
    The crack was on the pressure side after the injectors so it should have been leaking and easy for spot, not sucking air back only at WOT under load.
     
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    Last night I was down at the creek finishing up my firebreak and a deer came charging out of the thicket towards me, about jumped out of my skin. Made me think of the 911 call recording from years back- 'yeah I need a bambulance, mf'n deer bit me in the neck!"
     
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  3. Crummy

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    19 fires burning in the upper valley and they had to stop aerial operations because of people flying drones. Thanks dipwads.
     
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    What is a TFR for $1000
     
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    Done-holes don't care.
     
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  6. Crummy

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    'Yotes were yowling in the field 0130 this morning. The laser looked pretty cool in the smoke- just like the movies. The foregrip light and laser sent them scurrying, which is good as I wasn't going to put anything down range into the grass(fire starter).
     
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  7. Crummy

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    Just got "prepare to evacuate". My neighbor said she'd take mom if necessary as I got a text to be relief dozer operator on the line.
    Eat dinner look at the internet and watch the fire crown on the other side of the valley out my front window and wait.
    Dammit
     
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    Man I hope it works out. We had fire across the road last Labor Day and thankfully they got it out before it jumped the road.
     
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    I just hate hearing about the wild fires. Sit in place and wait for the order to leave with little to nothing to start over with.

    Stay safe, Good Luck!
     
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    Dozer lines holding & Dept. of Lands backfire doing its job.
    Sweat+smoke+ash+dust. I'm not even going to try and wash my clothes- garbage.
    Still getting full burnt deciduous leaves falling here at the house- fire is a little over 2 miles away.
    The main paved road coming up the valley looks like a refugees escaping war- but it's deer, elk, cows, horses.
     
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    Stay safe!
     
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  12. Crummy

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    Hard to see with all the smoke, stopped it at the far ridge for now.

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    Picked this up right where I'm standing. You can actually see them way up in the air with binocs. Came a long ways- one little ember POOF goes the field.

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    Fire making it's own weather.
     
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    Yep, big fire is awesome in its power. I threw that leaf as hard as I could and it didn't get anywhere near the ridge.
     
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    There's an bald eagle nest behind the house. Last evening I walked around the garage & one of the fledglings was on my shed roof eyeing the field for food. A sibling came out of the nest and swooped low across the field and made a perfect......crash. It's landing skills need improvement. Even at that stage they are one big bird.
     
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    Had one of those days after the good start with the birds. Everything I went to use broke, the stuff I used to fix the broken stuff broke, and when I went to get stuff to replace the stuff that broke that I was using to fix the broken stuff the stuff I was driving broke.
     
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    That bird just has the look of "I need to kill something" written all over its beak.
     
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    Yesterday the two of them were a pair of serial killers.
     
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    I got a referral call for work- but get this, he wants me to do regular PM on their equipment. He feels money spent on regular maintenance is less than what it costs to have equipment go down in the field. Wait, what? You don't want to call me when something breaks and everybody is standing around and push me to fix it when nobody has checked oils, coolant, fuel for a year and/or "it's been running hot/leaking/making that noise for a long time"?
    I'm not sure about this, sounds like a scam.
     
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