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    Default what's your worst failure when working on a car?

    Not sure if there is already a thread for this or not, but what's your worst failure when working on a car?

    For me it would be doing a fluid change on the auto and i left the old oil in the container behind the rear wheel. Finish the job and accidently run over the forgotten oil covering half the driveway. Was stained for yonks.

    Another would be starting to remove the compete front end out of an old VL project car. Had it up on stands and trying to bash the strut tops down in preparation for when we drop the k frame bolts and the whole motor/k frame/suspension would drop free. When the whole car slides back and falls off the stands. Oh did i mention it was put on stands on the dirt.... luckily no one was under the car ect. Just had a laugh at our stupidity and the obvious lesson learnt to make room on the driveway no matter how packed it already is!

    Post any you blokes have had over the years.

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    I had a Diahatsu Scat 4x4 years ago and the oil filter sits upside down on them. Changed the oil (about 8 ltrs from memory) and didn't see that the old seal stayed on the motor. Put the new filter on oil in started it up walked out of the shed and back in to find 7.5 litres of oil under the car and up the shed wall with motor still runnig.

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    I, for some reason was welding in the engine bay of my vl with a open container of fuel underneath, you geussed it caught a lite. A mate sitting in my workshop office heard the woof and came out, I noticed in the corner of my eye the room getting brighter and stop to check what was going on, mate was already pulling the lit container out from underneath me and put it out

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    shit happens i guess but put it all together, fired it up and i hadnt put the valve stem seals in.. momentary lapse of reason :P

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    Bleeding the brakes on my old hilux, trying to crack the bleeder decided to get right in there to look what i was doing and fluid got me right in the eye. :l
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    Quote Originally Posted by monaro maniac View Post
    I had a Diahatsu Scat 4x4 years ago and the oil filter sits upside down on them. Changed the oil (about 8 ltrs from memory) and didn't see that the old seal stayed on the motor. Put the new filter on oil in started it up walked out of the shed and back in to find 7.5 litres of oil under the car and up the shed wall with motor still runnig.
    Had almost exactly that with my brother's old 280 Merc. Oil filter was in a steel case in a horrible position. Hard to see so you tighten blind from under the car. Nipped it up, fired it up, all good, start talking and then a few moments later there's oil around our feet. Not a fun clean up. Just didn't have the filter sitting correctly in the case so it bottomed early.
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    Fitted a long range tank to my diesel Rodeo and managed to put some dirty fuel in the new tank from a jerry can and destroyed over 4.5 grands worth of fuel pump and injectors.

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    Forgot to tighten the flex plate bolts on a tarago cause the lunch bell rang. Came back and put the box in. Nice rattle
    Lowering my car of the raised stands it was on for the build and it slipped of one stand put a nice dent in the floor pan. Lucky one of the mufflers hides it.
    Forgot to put oil in a car and drove it out to the wash bay. "yeah it just needs a top up and it's finished"
    Nothing compared to what I saw others do in the shop. Oh the stories I could tell. Dealer service, yeah right.
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    Forgot to put the side plug back on after changing the oil in my M21 gearbox.
    Started my ute up and oil shot out the side of it and went everywhere!
    Fortunately it was only a litre or so of oil and the shed floor is easy to clean.

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    Oil spills seem to be pretty common haha.

    Had an auto electrician do some work on my another VL of mine. One of the bits was to replace the taillight socket/plug and wire in the new one. Well long story short he couldn't get one of the wires to stay in so he wedged an old screw in there to hold it. Said he be back to do it properly a few days later with a proper fitting part. It didn't last that long however, the taillight caught fire and burnt down the whole ass end of the car some 2 days later. Of course it was the old ’cashie’ so i didn't have a leg to stand on.

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    ive done the old put oil in without the sump plug in that makes you feel like a ****
    and knocked it off axle stands had a wheel under it so it landed on that and wasnt that bad
    oh and rounded off a spark plug that sucked for a couple of days

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    Another thing I've done while I was half asleep was try and hook a battery up back to front and wonder why the alternator was pissing out smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHOGES View Post
    Another thing I've done while I was half asleep was try and hook a battery up back to front and wonder why the alternator was pissing out smoke.
    I was installing a new 2000W monoblock amp in the boot of my old VZ and got a mate to Chuck in the +/- wires while i headed to the battery ready to connect it. When i did, the spark off the battery lit up the front of the bloody house almost! Needless to say old mate put the wires in the amp backwards. The 130A fuse saved me some money on needing a new amp.

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    I was once a young inexperienced punk that new it all. Welding in the engine bay of my VC commy. All the safety gear including stubbie shorts. The ray burn on my inner thighs hurt lick fark for days.....

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    spend couple days and mega dollars assembling a brand new 383 stroker efi holden engine, fitted engine to hj ute, put throttle body on, all fuel rails etc, last thing to do was dizzy and as i was about to place dizzy in i dropped the hold down clamp bolt straight down the dizzy hole. lucky all the bed in grease on the camshaft held the bolt on top of the cam and a magnet stick got it out very slowly and quite frustrating.

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