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Unread 06-14-2012, 09:54 PM   #16
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My heater core started misting antifreeze in my vehicle which fogged up the windows real bad so I clamped off the hoses going to and from the core with a few of my sockets and some hose clamps. The downside was no heat. The upside I got a new socket set.

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Unread 06-16-2012, 04:01 AM   #17
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one time my buddys and i went wheeling in a ford bronco 2 (yeah not a jeep doh) well he busted his rear driveline and we didn't have the tools to pull it off (it broke on the transfer case side odd but it did) and he had a roll of duct tabe and some bungie cords so we bungie corded it to the side and duct taped the heck out of it to stop from coming loose on our 25 mile ride home on the front shaft. what fun.
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Unread 06-20-2012, 12:27 AM   #18
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Back in he late 60's, early 70's there was a small group doing a trip down Baja when a K-5 Blazer threw a rod on it's 350 engine. The crank end of the rod was still intact with no crank damage so they cut the rod close to the crank with a hack saw. They removed all the old busted junk out of the oil pan. The rod busted a hole through the cylinder wall and to seal it they carved a plug out of wood and hammered it down the bore. They removed the 2 push rods for that cylinder and drove the sucker home 300-400 miles. No radiator cap so no pressure. Oil and water were mixing, but the engine was toast anyway. They were putting half and half oil and water in the cooling system every 20 miles or so to keep it topped off. It always amazed me they did this with simple hand tools, no new gaskets and no silicon.

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Unread 06-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #19
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Back in the late eighties friends and I were 4xing out in the great wild about 40 kms from home when the mechanical fuel pump broke. To get the carburated truck home I emptied my windshield washer tank, ran the line to my Carb and filled it with fuel. To get home I had to use the washer switch inside to keep fuel going to Carb. Had to stop and refuel it guite often but it got me home.
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Unread 06-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #20
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we did the ol string to the wipers in a vw bus. and then the fuel in a soda bottle to the carb when our mechanical fuel pump went out. jb weld on a block that cracked a water jacket. hold a spot light out the window when the headlights quit
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Unread 06-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #21
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back in he late 60's, early 70's there was a small group doing a trip down baja when a k-5 blazer threw a rod on it's 350 engine. The crank end of the rod was still intact with no crank damage so they cut the rod close to the crank with a hack saw. They removed all the old busted junk out of the oil pan. The rod busted a hole through the cylinder wall and to seal it they carved a plug out of wood and hammered it down the bore. They removed the 2 push rods for that cylinder and drove the sucker home 300-400 miles. No radiator cap so no pressure. Oil and water were mixing, but the engine was toast anyway. They were putting half and half oil and water in the cooling system every 20 miles or so to keep it topped off. It always amazed me they did this with simple hand tools, no new gaskets and no silicon.

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Unread 06-27-2012, 12:34 AM   #22
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Back in the late eighties friends and I were 4xing out in the great wild about 40 kms from home when the mechanical fuel pump broke. To get the carburated truck home I emptied my windshield washer tank, ran the line to my Carb and filled it with fuel. To get home I had to use the washer switch inside to keep fuel going to Carb. Had to stop and refuel it guite often but it got me home.
Note to self---Self, remember this trick.
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Unread 06-27-2012, 10:02 AM   #23
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My favorite.............

I was Still living in Pa..traveling across the turnpike coming off the mountain down into the Breezewood exit in my old 80 F150 Stepside...noticed the smell of antifreeze and looked at the temp gauge she was gettin HOT...pulled over..looked under the hood..top radiator hose had a split in it..
Cop pulled over and asked if ok..apparently he called one of the roadside tow trucks becaus he pulled in just a few minutes afterwards...

i aksed the tow truck guy how much to tow me into Breezewood..(and this was back in 1992)he said ..."we usualy charge 150.00 but since its not far i'll do it for 100.00"...

So...the gears in my mind got to workin....i cut a plastic pepsi bottle apart so it was the same size all the way through...cut the radiaitor hose at the split and cut the split out...slid the pepsi bottle over both ends..had some duct tape in the tool box and duct taped the heck out of it all...walked down over the hill to a lil creek with a Bolt Bag off my ironworker's tool belt,filled it with water and refilled the radiator......slammed the hood..drove off while the tow truck guy looked at me funny like"wth is he going?".....he followed me into town..geuss he was HOPING i'd pull over again needing the tow because when i pulled into a gas station there that had hoses he just looked at me and shook his head and left.........
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Unread 06-27-2012, 10:46 AM   #24
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My dad and I were on our way back from shooting in a canyon by his house in our Suzuki samurai that we put A vw diesel engine in and coming up the steep grade the engine had heated up to the point
that it popped the plastic cap off of the radiator flushing tee we installed. So to remedythe situation we took one of those gloves that have the rubber grip on it and used zip ties to pies it against the hole left from the missing cap. Topped off the water and We were able to make the 15 minutes left of the drive with out a problem.

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Unread 06-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #25
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I was coming down the mountain (40 miles from home and out of cell service) in the last chevy ill ever spend another hard earned dollar on when as it has in the past shorted out the ecm and blew the fuse. Having to wiggle the wiring harness then try it used up all my spares any others i could rob out of the panel i used the tin foil from a cigarette pack in place and managed to get it to run and back home. The next day with the makeshift fuse i held it to the rug in an epic first gear burnout until it seized! Then off for scrap. Before anyone gets upset i paid $300 for it and did a ton of bashing in it but was sick of tinkering on unreliable junk and got my money back in scrap. Then i got my jeep!
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Unread 07-28-2012, 01:40 PM   #26
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I went without heat for a while until I figured out that my heater core was clogged. I watched youtube videos to see how to unclog it, most used compressed air which I didn't have easy access to so I cut the end off of my bike pump hose, slid that sucker in coolant output side and pumped it hard a few time. Presto! Unclogged and I have heat.
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Unread 07-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #27
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My dad once lost a U-joint on his rear drive shaft of his cj7 renegade. He got out looked at it, pulled his shoe strings out and tied the drive shaft to the frame, put it in 4HI and let it idol home. He made it.
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Unread 09-13-2012, 09:10 PM   #28
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once a few of us were camping and torn the spring hanger off of my friends atv trailer.... 3 pairs of sunglasses, 2 pair of gloves and 2 camper batteries and some wire we "borrowed" from a fence I welded it up and we got it home with all 5 atvs
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Unread 09-14-2012, 11:24 PM   #29
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Jeep gas gauges are notorious for not being accurate....well I ran out of gas 4 miles from my house. I made my wife get out and push, and although it took awhile to get home, it worked like a charm.


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Unread 09-15-2012, 04:28 AM   #30
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It wasn't me but I once watched a guy drive two blocks on a floor jack when his axle broke
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