Dropped the front driveshaft.
Checklist - everything prepped and ready for tomorrow:
drain the transfer case,
drain front diff,
remove old / clean
replace new front output shaft seal,
prep/paint transmission crossmember,
install new front driveshaft,
R&R rear driveshaft,
Torque spec EVERYTHING!
R&R old/new radiator,
Swap bottom spacers used on trans cooler,
Tomorrow? Nope, that’s (this) morning. Bloody hell! As in less than three hours from now. I’m getting nowhere having this guy help me. Nowhere other than aggravated over broken parts and teaching the same info each day.
I need help from someone who knows the difference between a 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” socket. Swivel, extension, drain pan and my Milwaukee 3/8 ratchet…
”um I found a claw hammer, will that work?”
That’s a piston hammer numb-nut$! So not only “No”, but “hell No” that won’t work.
Are my expectations of help (even gofers) just too f*¢kin’ high? Does anyone else feel like we are shooting the wrong caliber and maybe it’s time we should put away the match grade, since everyone else at the range is shooting dummy rounds?
Denali will once again be on hold for…an unknown time frame. I need to mow and weed whip (10 acres), clean the house, open the pool and somehow find time to “baby-proof” the house in prep for a new puppy.
I swear I might go John Wick on a Mf’er tomorrow. Just be cool…
if you're asking if you should expect less from helpers. yes, very much yes. did the show up? consider yourself very lucky.
they hired 30 new aircraft mechanics a few weeks ago next door and they couldn't figure out why their golf carts kept dying. they thought they kept getting bad batteries. being all mad and shit, saying China builds the batteries now blah blah blah. I had to explain to them what a GFI outlet is and how to reset it.
they never even thought to wonder why there were no lights in the front of their chargers when they plugged them in.
these are middle-aged men that work on airplanes for a living.
literally no one knows anything these days.