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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-25-2003, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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It was a beautiful day here in northern Ontario, so i took the day off of work to get some work done on greyj...routine oil change, brand new engine mounts (bit of a PITA getting those installed)...

and the one job I never want to do again - changed the auto tranny fluid and filter...transmission juice all over the place, bolts tucked up in places that you need carny hands to get at, a gasket that prefers to be anywhere but on top of the pan when you're installing it, a teeny little fill hole (which requires a teeny little funnel to fill it with), and loads of smoke from spilled fluid when you fire it up again. Not to mention my neck hurts from holding my head up to get at the previously mentioned bolts, both removing and installing.

So.....what, if any, jobs are there on your rigs that you know must be done, but you just hate to do them?
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Total engine rebuild. The smoke keeps getting worse.
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Total engine rebuild.

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I don`t enjoy the washing. It could always stay dirty as far as I`m concerned. Everything else is a labor of
love. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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I hate exhaust work on a rusty old cj... all that crap falling in your eyes...all the bolts break off...I just really hate it.
right behind that is the cj with a wireing harness thats spliced in about 23 places and the headlights dont work. I usually just get a whole new harness from the junk yard.
taking the roll bar out of a yj is no fun... the TORX!!!!
the body mounts on a cj.. they are all stripped.....
I really enjoyed rebuildig my engine..tha and axle builds are my favorites
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greyj, you did put a $5 drain plug in your pan while it was out...right? I keep 2 or 3 of those in my tool box so I have them when I do trans fluid on a 'new' vehicle.

Does anyone else remember when cars came from the fac-tree with drain plugs on the trans pan AND on the torque convertor? Maybe I'm getting old. [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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Anything to do with gear oil. That stuff is foul [img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img]
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Re-arranging vaccuum lines to go where they are supposed to after a carb swap. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
Made harder by the fact that they weren't in the right place before the swap.
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Changing gear oil from a manual for the reasons mentioned above. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Toss up between electrical work and body work. Don't like neither of them.
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