- Eye Rolls?
- "This is YOUR project...." ?
How about when they slow-leak you when you are ready to do a job, and they take their own sweet time to pull themselves away from the TV or computer, and come out to the garage?
Do you ever say: "If I didn't have to ask you for help - I wouldn't!"
Right... Neither have I...
I am hoping this thread can give me some ideas about how two man jobs can be done by just one. These are tasks like:
* Bleeding Brakes
* Moving the car when it's on roller dollies
* Electrical Checks
I found one trick for finding TDC - this is opposed to having your wife put her finger in the #1 spark plug while you turn over the engine.
Pull the plugs, then just put on your compression gauge (with the flexible hose) on #1!
Now, while you turn the engine over with a wrench - you will be able to release a puff of air at TDC, whereas if you are 180* out, you won't!
All done from a convenient location.
PS> This is a good time to mark the bell housing with a reference point, and the flywheel with white fingernail polish through the inspection cover with 0* (TDC), 6* or 16* (Initial advance) and 36* ("All In").
I don't know about you all, but do you ever get tired of sullen teenagers who make it seem like asking them for a little help on your car is the worst imposition you could ever make on them?