Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Accomplishment of the day...

  1. #1
    I'm Kind Of A Big Deal Feedback Score 8 (100%) Emilie@GZP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    2003

    Location
    Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    216
    Thanked 106 Times in 90 Posts

    Accomplishment of the day...

    What was your accomplishment of the day? Something you did, that made you proud of yourself?

    I correctly diagnosed a bad piston/piston ring over the phone for a customer. He had called a few days ago with a vague description of "smoking really bad, and it shuts off if I let off the gas". I told him it sounded like it could be his headgasket, but sounded more like a piston/piston ring problem. He was sure it was his cylinder head, and said he would call back after he investigated a bit more.

    Sure enough, he called earlier today and spoke with Hans, and his piston/piston rings on the number 4 cylinder (??) were shot.

    That just totally made me feel awesome.
    Circa 2005... Oh my, how far I've come
    Quote Originally Posted by Emilie@GZP View Post
    gear wrenches = wrench with the spinny thing inside of the circle part?
    Current:
    2004 ML500 - Mommy Mobile
    1996 Ram 2500 V10 - Tow Vehicle
    1991 Stealth R/T Twin Turbo - Pink Parts, Billet GZP 747's
    1995 3000GT VR-4 - lawn gnome
    1999 3000GT SL - 7,436 miles
    1995 3000GT Spyder - garage ornament

    FOR SALE:
    1995 3000GT Spyder VR-4 Red, 80k miles

  2. #2
    The one. The only. verified
    supporter
    Feedback Score 14 (100%) stealthee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    August 28, 2002

    Location
    SWPA
    Posts
    4,011
    Thanks
    169
    Thanked 682 Times in 513 Posts
    Sounds kinda like me. While I won't call it an accomplishment, I was right.

    A guy I work with was telling me about his car problems yesterday. Right away I knew it was the alternator, or something to do with the charging system. Another guy who was giving him a ride home swore it couldn't be the alternator. Well, as soon as I get to work he walked up and said "It was the alternator all along."

    [06-05, 19:29] OhioSpyderman: Brian, finding a woman is NOT the answer, you need to shop for a good VACUUM

  3. #3
    1st ever COTM and COTY verified Feedback Score 9 (100%) green-lantern's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Owner Since
    Birth

    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    7,254
    Thanks
    654
    Thanked 459 Times in 354 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Emilie@GZP View Post
    What was your accomplishment of the day? Something you did, that made you proud of yourself?

    I correctly diagnosed a bad piston/piston ring over the phone for a customer. He had called a few days ago with a vague description of "smoking really bad, and it shuts off if I let off the gas". I told him it sounded like it could be his headgasket, but sounded more like a piston/piston ring problem. He was sure it was his cylinder head, and said he would call back after he investigated a bit more.

    Sure enough, he called earlier today and spoke with Hans, and his piston/piston rings on the number 4 cylinder (??) were shot.

    That just totally made me feel awesome.
    An attractive gearhead, Hans is a lucky guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by HilbillyHomeboy View Post
    I bet she smells of old mustard and sawdust.
    Jeremy

  4. #4
    I'm Kind Of A Big Deal Feedback Score 8 (100%) Emilie@GZP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    2003

    Location
    Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    216
    Thanked 106 Times in 90 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by green-lantern View Post
    An attractive gearhead, Hans is a lucky guy.
    Hans may beg to differ

    Most customers, if I'm corresponding with them through email, PM's, through forums, etc, assume I'm a dude. The shock on their faces when they meet me is priceless

  5. #5
    I'm Kind Of A Big Deal Feedback Score 8 (100%) Emilie@GZP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    2003

    Location
    Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    216
    Thanked 106 Times in 90 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by stealthee View Post
    Sounds kinda like me. While I won't call it an accomplishment, I was right.

    A guy I work with was telling me about his car problems yesterday. Right away I knew it was the alternator, or something to do with the charging system. Another guy who was giving him a ride home swore it couldn't be the alternator. Well, as soon as I get to work he walked up and said "It was the alternator all along."
    hahaha awesome totally makes you feel good to know you were right

  6. #6
    1st ever COTM and COTY verified Feedback Score 9 (100%) green-lantern's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Owner Since
    Birth

    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    7,254
    Thanks
    654
    Thanked 459 Times in 354 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Emilie@GZP View Post
    Hans may beg to differ

    Most customers, if I'm corresponding with them through email, PM's, through forums, etc, assume I'm a dude. The shock on their faces when they meet me is priceless
    Most guys will say that. What is the quote? "No matter how hot or cool she is somebody somewhere is sick of her shit" Same can go the other way. ha ha

  7. #7
    Man vs 3/S verified Feedback Score 6 (100%) R/T93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    2003

    Location
    Kingston, WA
    Posts
    1,543
    Thanks
    124
    Thanked 173 Times in 114 Posts
    Managed to break a drill bit off in a 30,000$ pump component. Inconel is hard as F***!! Sent the part to the machine shop to get the hole EDM'd ( it uses electricity to pulverize metal, can get rid of a broken tap or drill bit in a threaded hole without damaging it no problem ). Ok so this is maybe a blunder but it happens quite frequently, 10-24" threads are small and its almost expected to have a few give you problems when you have to unpeen and remove about 30 setscrews.

    I am standing in for the supervisor in my shop and I havent had any major problems with personnel or production, its been a whole week so I consider that an accomplishment!
    93 R/T - Modded, Full Suspension, Full Exhaust, Quaife Diff, Turbo brakes, Alpine/Boston Sound One of 25
    98 VR-4 - Billet 13t's, Downpipe, Blitz EBC, Ohlins R/T coil overs, SCE center differential, SCE oil pan, Pampena braced trans, TEC Rear Strut Bar, Custom Front Strut Bar, Camber Arms, Alum Driveshaft, 2" Koyo, Maximal oil cooler, SAFC2, Defi Gauges, RC 550's, Supra Pump, Skillard Splitter, Hardpipes, XYZ 14" front brakes/Carbotech, 255 Dunlop Z2's, AMR 18x9's, Alpine/Infinity/JL Sound. One of 13

    3SNG15 Best overall




    "I explode 1 piece rotors" -- ABM --
    Runs 12's (12.98's!!!!!!)
    My Garage

  8. #8
    Forum User verified Feedback Score 2 (100%) Boomer3000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since

    Location
    STL, MO
    Posts
    1,184
    Thanks
    192
    Thanked 36 Times in 29 Posts
    Um... yea I got nothin...

  9. #9
    Now with more poop-smear Not Verified Feedback Score 8 (100%) IPD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    Not Anymore

    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    6,658
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    484
    Thanked 547 Times in 393 Posts
    ...i haven't hung myself with a celibate rope....

  10. #10
    Hitokiri Battousai verified Feedback Score 0 Jeremy C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Owner Since
    June 2002

    Location
    in the desert
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 30 Times in 21 Posts
    I just tore apart my monitor and replaced the caps on the inverter board that starts the CCFL's. Saved a $350 monitor.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
The 3000GT/Stealth/GTO Web History Project
3000gt.com
3000GT / Stealth International WWWboard Archive
Jim's (RED3KGT) Reststop
3000GT/Stealth/GTO Information and Resources
Team 3S
3000GT / Stealth / GTO Information
daveblack.net
3000GT/Stealth/GTO Clubs and Groups
Michigan 3S
MInnesota 3S
Wisconsin 3S
Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas 3S
North California 3000GT/Stealth
United Society of 3S Owners
3000GT/Stealth/GTO Forums
3000GT/Stealth International
3000GT/Stealth/GTO Event Pages
3S National Gathering
East Coast Gathering
Upper Mid-West Gathering
Blue Ridge Gathering