Ashley P

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  1. Random thought thread

    I didn't want to see it, don't want to see it again, but I was not traumatized by it. The worst part was being SO ignorant about "person repair". When I read about agonal breathing I thought "that's it!", that's what he was doing and that's likely caused by the brain dying. So, no matter what anybody could have done, he was most likely dead from the ejection.
  2. Random thought thread

    I'm dragging this up from the past to point out what I just learned. The subject at hand was a car crash with an ejected victim pinned under the truck, at first he was breathing deep and labored, almost a gasp. He stopped breathing after a minute or so. I've just learned about agonal breathing. It's sort of a reflex as the brain is dying.
  3. Random thought thread

    And on step "i" the decimal point is off!
  4. Random thought thread

    I am biased. I grew up working on old US built stuff. I went to school with a focus on GM and Chrysler stuff. 13 years at a Chevy/Chrysler dealer. With that said... Ford and Nissan can build the most over-complicated stuff. My co worker is putting a water pump on a Ecoboost truck, and he mentioned it's complexity. I pointed to the 99 Frontier that I've got the heads off of, and I agreed and added that NIssan is the same way. A minute later I looked up the cylinder head torque specsfor the 3.3. Here's the process: 5. Tighten cylinder head bolts in numerical order using angle wrench [ST10120000 (J24239-01)]. Apply engine oil to threads and seating surfaces of cylinder head bolts before installing them. ^ Cylinder head bolts for 4, 7, 9 and 12 are longer than the others. L: 127 mm (5.00 inch) for 4, 7, 9 and 12 L: 106 mm (4.17 inch) for others ^ Install intake manifold and cylinder head at the same time using the following procedure: a. Tighten cylinder head bolts to 29 Nm (3.0 kg-m, 22 ft. lbs.). b. Tighten cylinder head bolts to 59 Nm (6.0 kg-m, 43 ft. lbs.). c. Loosen cylinder head bolts completely. d. Tighten cylinder head bolts to 10 Nm (1.0 kg-m, 7 ft. lbs.). e. Tighten intake manifold bolts and nuts to 4 Nm (0.4 kg-m, 2.9 ft. lbs.). f. Tighten intake manifold bolts and nuts to 18 Nm (1.8 kg-m, 13 ft. lbs.) g. Tighten intake manifold bolts and nuts to 16 to 20 Nm (1.6 to 2.0 kg-m, 12 to 14 ft. lbs.). h. Loosen intake manifold bolts and nuts completely. i. Tighten cylinder head bolts to 29 Nm (3.0 kg-m, 2.2 ft. lbs.). j. Turn cylinder head bolts 60 to 65 degrees clockwise. If an angle wrench is not available, tighten cylinder head bolts to 54 to 64 Nm (5.5 to 6.5 kg-m, 40 to 47 ft. lbs.). k. Tighten cylinder head sub-bolts to 9.0 to 11.8 Nm (0.92 to 1.20) kg-m, 6.7 to 8.7 ft. lbs.). l. Tighten intake manifold bolts and nuts to 4 Nm (0.4 kg-m, 2.9 ft. lbs.). m. Tighten intake manifold bolts and nuts to 9 Nm (0.9 kg-m, 6.5 ft. lbs.). n. Tighten intake manifold bolts and nuts to 8 to 10 Nm (0.8 to 1.0 kg-m, 5.8 to 7 ft. lbs.). ^ If only intake manifold is removed and to be used again, install it using the following procedure: a. Tighten all bolts and nuts to 4 Nm (0.4 kg-m, 2.9 ft. lbs.). b. Tighten all bolts and nuts to 9 Nm (0.9 kg-m, 6.5 ft. lbs.). c. Tighten all bolts and nuts to 8 to 10 Nm (0.8 to 1.0 kg-m, 5.8 to 7 ft. lbs.). CAUTION: If replacing intake manifold with a new one, cylinder head gasket must also be replaced with a new one. Refer to step 4.
  5. Random thought thread

    Some are held to a high standard. Bravo Sheriff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzJ4GoXk6qw
  6. EVENnewestER DD 2018 F150

    Your truck is so well rounded that it should be called a gran turisimo omologato.
  7. Random thought thread

    There needs to be more accountability. More painful accountability.
  8. Random thought thread

    You are a tad bit unique.
  9. Funny of the day.

    The other day a customer with a random cam sensor code stopped by to show me a pigtail for that sensor, he wants me to put it on when I do some suspension work later. He said "I hope it's the right part, but it should be, I gave them the social security number to look the part up" I'm so professional that I kept a straight face. (He was a Ford Mustang guy.....I've got decades of keeping a straight face when they talk. )
  10. Random thought thread

    Can I face the sign and lean on it? What if it bends backward a little while I'm leaning on it?
  11. Random thought thread

    Happy Easter folks!
  12. WTB v-8 sized turbo

    Could you sell and install them on a Pontiac 455 in a 2nd gen Trans Am for about $2000?
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  15. Disney's Auto Shop Top Tips

    11:48 mark...
  16. Ashley P's photo dump

  17. Honda CBR1000RR

    When do you race Tino?
  18. Funny of the day.

    ^ I'll explain: Second dude on moto obviously has a car that's broke down. Broke down cars obviously go to a shop for repair. Since it's night time, obviously the repair was complicated. Obviously complicated repairs are expensive. Obviously dude is out robbing for repair money. Who's the last person he wants to shoot? His mechanic.
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  21. Random thought thread

    ^ Sounds like it's an uphill battle. That's par for my course this week. I think I've got about 2 days worth of work left over. And the phone keeps ringing for more.
  22. Manual trans failures

    I've had a rash of manual trans failures lately. I turned 2 customers away that had synchro issues. CrAzEE!
  23. Random thought thread

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuQIr9Nn3MU
  24. Random thought thread

    Book says: Camshaft Position (CMP) ActuatorCamshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid Connector Oil SeepageCamshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid Lands DamagedCamshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid Screens Torn, Restricted, Out Of Position or MissingCamshaft Position (CMP) Intake Actuator Solenoid ValveEngine Control Module (ECM)Engine Oil ConditionEngine Oil Level and PressureOil Leak Between Camshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid Oil Sealing Lands Experience says: dang, that should have fixed it. I've fixed several Ecoturd cam timing codes with Dorman solenoids. Any driveability issues? What's live data show (actual vs desired position)? Good oil level? (I've seen about a dozen Ecoturds with almost NO oil, throwing cam codes and dying at stops.) Can your scanner command actuation while watching position?
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