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scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Stormangel posted:

phone book on the intake. It sucked it in page by page. Apparently diesels will run on burnt phone books too!

That is the fuckin poo poo!!


I recall when I was doing my apprenticeship course, many moons ago my instructor saying the same thing about diesels continuing to run.
He said try a small piece of metal or wood, say a short chunk of 2X4 over the air intake.

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scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Sockington posted:

250fwhp and a Mazda G-series FWD transmission;

Pictures

Goodbye 3rd gear and the diff.

Holy gently caress, I always thought it was the case that busted on those G series trannies.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


insta posted:

Not always Did this pulling a 2.2 60' in my 130whp Escort.





Since it was an escort doing a 2.2 60 ft. I'll assume it was an EGT w/ G series.
Holy gently caress, perhaps they aren't as robust as I thought, though I was aware before that they weren't indestructible.
Seeing the pics of the MSP diffs also jogged my memory. I seem to recall now, guys in P5s and MP3s having issues with the G series.
THough alot of the people I've seen with a bpt swap in first gens don't seem to have the same issues. Maybe I've just forgotten.


Baby Hitler posted:

Helical gears, so you have a longer gear than the width. That and good metal.

Agreed, steel is strong.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Prelude Gundam posted:

I know this is old and lacks enough photos to make up for the amount of text, but it's still relevant I think.

Hummer Ball Joint Failure Analysis



That knuckle piece is upside down

JnnyThndrs posted:

I generally agree with you, but I wonder if your cast knuckles are made of the same poo poo that the H2's cast knuckles are composed of. Since H1's have a military pedegree, I'd imagine the materials would be held to higher standards.

Cast steel and ductile cast iron(like what the H2 is made of) look similar, but the cast steel unit will be much more impact resistant than the iron piece.

<edit> According to this SAE .pdf, the type of material used in the H2's lower arm was first used in the IRS of the Mustang Cobra in 1999, so I'm guessing the H1 uses cast steel.

I'm no engineer, or metallurgist, but I would think that the use of cast iron in any type of automotive application besides and engine block or head let alone a high stress suspension part, especially on a "heavy duty" type vehicle is truly, automotive insanity.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


I've only heard of sparkplug explosions when someone changed the plugs a few days before, but didn't tighten them enough.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


thArf posted:

Found the 2wd hub pics.



Again, the 2wd front hubs are not meant for big tires or abuse and they have no axles to keep them from falling out.

Who the gently caress would do that to a 2wd pick up anyways?
Really, whats the point?
Bling rings? Maybe, but what appear to be "mud tires" and the driving lights?
Is this some how the american equivalent of a Type R sticker and big exhaust/spoilers on a base model civic?

scapulataf fucked around with this message at 00:24 on Nov 29, 2009

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Imagine, a whole society of refugees living at the bottom of the sea in their shipping containers.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


rocket_350 posted:

Just found this. Pictures of the laker Algoport breaking up under tow to China.

http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/algoportsink.htm

Sissy lakers can't handle the open sea.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


What the fuckin poo poo is that thing in the lifter valley?
Balance shaft?

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


SGNL06 posted:

More locomotive engine failure:


Power assembly, weighs about 750lb. Looks like the four hold-down bolts broke (you can see one of them sans threads sitting on top of the assembly; the other pipe looking thing is a pushrod) and the whole unit was ejected through the engine bay doors and clear of the locomotive.

Followed promptly by the piston itself...





Weighs about 90lb.

I'm certainly mot calling bullshit, or disputing this in any way, but that piston seems to be quite small given the length of the crankshafts in locomotive engines.

About 5 years ago, I was doing a job at a place in Winnipeg this place to be preciseand they were remanning locomotive crankshafts. Which were 2 pieces each piece longer than my arm span which is about 5 1/2 feet. So, the whole thing put together is 10+ feet long.
So, my point being. It looks like an awfully small piston, given the length and over all massive size of the crank shafts that I saw at that place.

Was that a "small" locomotive that happened to?

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


VanFullOfMidgets posted:



What am I missing here?

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


meatpimp posted:

It's probably a G60.

I don't know my superior german vehicles very well, but I'll assume some sort of body kit or cosmetic work to make it look like something its not.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


I HATE CARS posted:

G60 is an engine code for the supercharged version. The G stands for 'grenade'.

Ahh, now I think I've figured it out, the engine is a mechanical failure because of the tendency for the engines to blow.
Now I get it. It didn't help that I thought I was in the "you put what on your car" thread.

Problem solved.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Speaking from experience, its sometimes hard for ne to keep my work cube van in its lane in cross winds. Even worse driving the "bus" with trailer on the back.
I can't imagine how hard it is for a truck with a 53' trailer on the back to do the same.
That being said, I got cut off by a truck driver today, and I wasn't in his blind spot. Coming from the 400 south to 401 west, coming on to the 401 west, I check and moved over,this trucker guy moved over in front of me. There was nobody behind me, or in the lanes beside me, moved over again, and went to pass trucker man, who then decided to cut over on me and I had to slam on the brakes.
I know that highway well, and the lane he was in didn't end for a couple km, nobody behind me for several hundred meters and nobody beside me, but this guy had to get over RIGHT NOW!!

For the truckers on here, I know it ain't easy, you guys work long hours, jacked up on speed and caffiene pills to make your deliveries on time, and there are more cars doing stupid poo poo around trucks than there are trucks doing stupid poo poo around cars but some guys drive like douche bags. Truck or car drivers.

Now back to talking about mechanical failures I guess.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


el topo posted:

I hope BP is tallying up the ever-increasing costs of containing their gently caress-up. Maybe after that they can multiply that by the number of rigs they have in the Gulf and reevaluate whether using better prevention technology could really "cripple" them more than having to pay to fix issues those could have prevented.

I read estimates of 15 loving billion!

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


el topo posted:



Workers are also responsible for their own safety gear. They get paid squat and pro equipment is expensive, so they have to show some ingenuity.

Oh come on, that hard hat clearly has a six point suspension. Even mine only has a four point.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


If I saw that thing coming at me, I wouldn't even try to run. I'd just slit my wrists and let it take me to the burning pits of hell and damnation.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Since someone posted the deepwater horizon. Its probably appropriate to post this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Ranger

At the time the largest oil paltform in the world. Sank in a storm in February 1982 on the grand banks off Newfoundland with no survivors.
It is said that a port hole in the ballast control room was smashed, causing the computers to malfuction, later on, the rig develpoed a list, unable to be corrected by the waterlogged computers and eventually it flipped bow first and later sank. There were alleged to be a lot of problems with the rig. A week before the rig sank it developed a list, which obviously needed to be corrected. Some people who worked on the rig nick named it the "Ocean Danger"

The radio operator was using an "oil company frequency" when sending distress calls rather than using a regualr distress frequency to alert the coast gaurd etc. Due to some sort of atmospheric condition, the emergency communications were also received by an oil rig in Tuktoyaktuk North West Territories.

The wreck of the Ocean Ranger was only 32 metres below the surface of the ocean, and posed a hazard to large ships. On Aug. 22, 1983, the wreck was refloated and towed upside down out to deeper water where it remains to this day. Three divers were killed in the effort to refloat the sunken rig.



Also this from the CBC archives, its long but quite interesting:

http://archives.cbc.ca/environment/...her/topics/349/

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


doggo posted:



to add to the thread:


engine from a R33 Skyline 2.5L straight 6 - piston should be at the top of its stroke heh. There was also a chunk of the block missing just under the thermostat housing

Didn't even notice (or know) that the piston should be at TDC. Only that the one piston was crooked, looking that the valve reliefs.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Hillridge posted:



In the second view it looks like it gets punched by the invisible hand of god.

According to the comments on the video, it is actually invisible Godzilla.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Fucknag posted:

The car's a 2003 Mazdaspeed Protege. I believe it has a mechanical clutch. The thing is, it seemed to be actuating the clutch just fine; I had no problems getting into gear. Once in gear, though, it wouldn't hold any power above idle.

I got it towed to the nearby dealership where some of my class buddies work, they should be removing the transmission about now to see what's going on.

Mechanical clutch.... linkage? I'm pretty sure its hydraulic.
Also, as I recall, the G series in the third gen proteges was known for having a few problems. Back in the day, I knew a few MP3 drivers that had tranny problems.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


bird cooch posted:

Thats oil mostly, the plastic intake manifold was destroyed. a couple of valves and such went through the turbo, grenaded it and threw goodies into the manifold. Including that chunk of piston shown in my hand.

The intake valley had a hole in it the size of a grapefruit just for fun too.

Well, if you're going to blow the engine you might as well do it as spectacularly as possible.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


jamal posted:

so that rod broke for some reason:



Is that just the gasket thats broken at the bottome of the picture, or is it the block?

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


14 INCH DICK TURBO posted:



Well............ I was going to post a couple of broken (multiple pieces) Briggs and Stratton Connecting rods. I think I won't.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


May be its got to do with the vibrations causing the pressure to increase inside the can?
I` had a can of rootbeer explode on me on Yonge St. in Toronto. I suspect it was the shaking from the lovely suspension in the truck I was driving combined with the heat from it sitting over the defroster, that was on for the majority of the drive. The can was bulged out and then the fuckin top blew off. Luckily the top was facing away from me.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Nomex posted:

Post Pictures of Horrible Mechanical Failures.

Choo choo














And an unrelated one I found, also from a train:



This was posted many pages ago, but still awesome.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


xp67 posted:

By 'many pages ago', you mean 'ten posts ago', right?

No, I mean like April 27, 2010.
Depending on how you've set up options on the forum, that would be page 27 of this thread.

http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...7#post375992639

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Splizwarf posted:

I regularly forget to put sodas in the fridge ahead of time, and find myself cleaning the freezer pretty often. They fail at just about every point I can think of. The most fun cleanup is when one tears all the way down the long way. The bottoms don't pop that often, actually.

I will have to second this with ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE. My best guess would be that ice expands where it wants to. Not always to the ends of a can.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5fF...=1&feature=fvwp

I thought this was a pretty cool video, but I could go without the music.

Edited for stupid spelling.

scapulataf fucked around with this message at 22:15 on Feb 2, 2011

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Manny posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCsSVLZ6wCI

I don't recall this being posted here yet, but it's one of the more extreme engine failures i've seen, when the whole block tries to escape the vehicle.

If it wasn't that one, there was a similar vid posted a long time ago. Same deal, tractor pull, engine decided to commit suicide by jumping from a moving vehicle.

Still fuckin awesome though.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


dissss posted:

That reminds me of the Edgecumbe earthquake damage they showed us at school when I was a child:



Bet you the driver of that locomotive poo poo themselves when it tipped over (apparently they'd just got out to use a nearby emergency phone)

gently caress, no biggie. Thats just a chicane to keep the speeds down on the long straights.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


einTier posted:

Jesus. gently caress.

The goal now is to fabricate a barrier, and use the EZ-Off very carefully to remove this stuff from the wheel. There is no way this plan can go wrong, so I will update you on the progress.

In other news, I ended up with a free set of Pagid Yellows (also race pads, but none of the issues of the Hawk Blues), so that sort of makes up for the Hawk Blues I'll never use again.

If you're looknig for a barrier for your hands, at Princess Auto in Canada, which is our version of harbour freight, you can get some pretty heavy duty gloves. I can't find the one in particular I'm thinknig of which is a big 1/8" thick rubber horse jerk off glove but they do have a bunch of chemical resistant ones chemical resistant ones.

Something like this:

http://www.princessauto.com/worksho...blasting-gloves

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Yeah, the ad notes that they are alkali and acid resistant. I don't know if they would be resistant enough though.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Geoj posted:

I would guess they'd hold up better than the sandblasting gloves. Usually gloves rated as "chemical resistant" are safe to use with anything you can buy over the counter. I wouldn't be surprised if the sandblasting gloves would start to break down immediately upon contact with a strong acid/base.

No it was the sandblasting gloves I posted that were chemical and alkali resistant.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


ROFLBOT posted:

One too many 7sec passes on your stock bottom end 2JZ...


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Tell me I'm not the only one that wishes that block could be rebuilt with clear plexiglass to replace the missing poo poo.

scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Phangor posted:

Tire blew out, better drive to the repair shop.


Oh. My. poo poo.

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scapulataf
Jul 18, 2007

by Ozmaugh


Dremel talk up in this muthafucka. I got a Mastercraft (Canadian Tire brand) Rotary tool a few years ago. I had no use for it at the time, but it was on sale for something like 50 or 75$ off so I figured why the gently caress not? It was something like a 150 piece kit and came with a fancy carrying case, right angle attachment the flex shaft etc, and works awesome. The only problem is the Medium and heavy duty cut off wheels, even with gentle use like to imitate things that explode. The super duty wheels work great like for cutting parking brake cables, but they don't last as long as I'd hope. The thing seems violently fast when I turn it on and its at the highest setting. The thing will actually twist in my hand. Between that and the explosive cut off wheels, I'd say that maybe it wants to kill me for not using it often enough.

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