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Things I learned today

Some are new and some are refreshers:

Toyota's are a big Lego puzzle, just doesn't come apart like my mind thinks it should.

Panel clips, retainer clips are cheap.....unless you break a lot of them.

Heat shrink tubing will burn.

The tool I need at the moment is most inconveniently located.

Always find a tool in the last place I look which is never where I think I left it.

I'm not bendy.

Might have a touch of OCD

A dap of anti seize ends up everywhere.

A bolt dropped in the engine bay will go klink...klink....klink........but never clunk.

Pre measured wire is always to short.

After Monday and Tuesday even the calender says WTF


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I learned to pay attention to what your doing and you wont squirt out thread sealer everywhere you wanted to put Locktite Red. The tubes look almost the same.

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Always find a tool in the last place I look.
It's good to learn something new everyday! Here's one:

Isn't the tool ALWAYS in the last place you look? Or do you continue looking even after you've found it?

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I totally agree. 30 years as an aircraft mechanic taught me these things and more. When reaching into a tight space there will always be a cotter pin or safety wire to snag on.

You haven't lived until you hook a cotter pin under your skin and can't pull your arm out of said tight spot.
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It's good to learn something new everyday! Here's one:

Isn't the tool ALWAYS in the last place you look? Or do you continue looking even after you've found it?

Nah....the last I look is never where I think I left it.
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I'm not bendy.

A dap of anti seize ends up everywhere.
I'm in with these two^^^^

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I totally agree. 30 years as an aircraft mechanic taught me these things and more. When reaching into a tight space there will always be a cotter pin or safety wire to snag on.

You haven't lived until you hook a cotter pin under your skin and can't pull your arm out of said tight spot.
I can relate. Started working on aircraft in 1970, still an A&P mechanic to this day. Still learning something new everyday.
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Re: Things I learned today

I can relate to most of those...

- Solder takes ages to melt, then you have a flash flood of molten metal everywhere. This is usually true when you are soldering something in place, and is directly proportional to:
a) how much skin will be caught in the torrent of molten solder
b) how much additional wiring / carpet / plastic will be coated in molten solder
c) the presence of a catch tray/splash guard.
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Something I have learned and re-learned: even though I think I have pre-staged all my necessary tools, I haven't.

For some reason, even though I know the oil is hot, I always underestimate how hot.

States my FJ has been to.
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All above are good life's lessons including: Why you should where gloves when working with a punch and mallet!

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