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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma Mike, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Dec 20, 2020 at 2:41 PM
    Plain Jane Taco

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    Have you spent with day worrying about your start button failing and paint flaking off?

    :laugh:
     
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    Heh, not worried at all. It's like the sky is falling if you get 040 Super White and a start-button. :rofl:

    I will say white was not my first pick, but it's what they had. That and it does hide alot of paint imperfections, so there's that...
     
  4. Dec 20, 2020 at 2:46 PM
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike [OP] 48 Year Chrysler/Toyota/ASE/ Master Tech.RETIRED

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    Not sure what you mean...
    Why would I buy new when I can repair.

    This motor needed new rings.
    Hone job
    Grind and lap the valves
    Stem grind the valves and adjust clearance.
    True the head.
    Adjust the decompression mechanisms
    Re Assemble.

    I’m highly skilled
    Why Not?
     
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  5. Dec 20, 2020 at 2:48 PM
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike [OP] 48 Year Chrysler/Toyota/ASE/ Master Tech.RETIRED

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    it says non chlorinated on the can.
    Please don’t ask me to get a pic lol
     
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  6. Dec 20, 2020 at 2:50 PM
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    That's a lot work. Well to me it is.

    I wasn't sure if it worth your time.
     
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  7. Dec 20, 2020 at 2:57 PM
    Plain Jane Taco

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    Mike....who's that old fella in your garage?
     
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  8. Dec 20, 2020 at 3:02 PM
    Tacoma Mike

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    Pride on a job well done.
    Taking something that someone else has thrown away.
    Making it your own.
    Making it like new.
    Self Satisfaction
    It’s what I’ve done all my life..
    Anybody can go buy....
    Few can overhaul like new..
    I help restore Million dollar cars.

    A snow blower motor?
    Pffffft

    25 bucks and a few hours labor...
    And it’s fun.
    I enjoy it.
    Might get a part time job at a small engine place when I retire.
     
  9. Dec 20, 2020 at 3:03 PM
    Tacoma Mike

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    Jesus I don’t know.
    Old fucker keeps walking in when the door is open and
    Thinks he knows stuff..
     
  10. Dec 20, 2020 at 3:09 PM
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    I understand, it's a hobby that you enjoy doing.

    What about starting your own business when you retire?

    You have the knowledge, tools, garage.
     
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    Tacoma Mike

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    I have been asked that 100’s of times.

    Auto repair shop
    Race shop
    Small engine shop
    The red tape and startup costs would kill me.
    Not make it fun.
    Have to be zoned for business.
    Inspections.
    Dealing with fluids I’d have to get hasmat shit and permits.
    It’s my own stuff.
    Don’t have to deal with outsiders....
     
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    Let me know which one so I can bring anything I don't want to deal with to you! I like working on my own stuff and I'm decently handy, but damn it if there's some stuff I just don't have time to do.
     
  13. Dec 20, 2020 at 3:31 PM
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    I forgot about all the red tape involved, insurance and the other stuff.

    In this area, there's no small engine repair shop that takes pride in their work anymore. It's all about the volume and money.

    One place I call when I had mower problems started freaking out as soon as I mentioned Honda.
     
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    Tacoma Mike

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    well my take on that.

    say your a toro and simplicity dealer
    You have manuals, Parts, etc.
    Someone comes in with a Honda ?
    No books, parts..

    we have people come in with fords.
    WTF
    Anything parts we get takes 30 min.
    Diagnosis?
    No special tools

    I tell anyone car truck small engine.
    Buy with maint in mind.
    Don’t buy a Honda A hour and a half away and try to bring it to a
    Ariens dealer across the street.
    Some parts do interchange. The ones that don’t they can’t get through their venders
    for their prices.
    The little mom and pop guy can do it possibly. But more delay time trying to find parts.
    That’s my take on it.
    They just don’t want to deal with an unknown..
     
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    :rofl:
    :fistbump:
     
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    Who wants to retire.....then work?

    o_O
     
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  17. Dec 20, 2020 at 3:54 PM
    Tacoma Mike

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    I’m always doing something.
    I like working with my hands
    Projects
    Don’t like the business, the people, the other things I can’t say right now.
     
  18. Dec 20, 2020 at 4:01 PM
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike [OP] 48 Year Chrysler/Toyota/ASE/ Master Tech.RETIRED

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    and your gonna sit on your ass all day when you retire ?
     
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    Funny you mentioned Toro. The shop owner used to worked for Toro. He mentioned Honda parts can become an issue. Can't get a good wholesale price.
    He just want to work on what he used to, Toro, and Briggs and Stratton engines.

    I did some research on Honda dealer and repairs before buying Honda power equipment. Closes dealer was 45 minutes away. But now there's a dealer plus repairs 15 mins away.

    I wanted a Yamaha snowblower but I have to get it in Canada or Ebay. Parts and repairs will definitely become an issue. Now I thinking Ariens.
     
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  20. Dec 20, 2020 at 4:08 PM
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike [OP] 48 Year Chrysler/Toyota/ASE/ Master Tech.RETIRED

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    Again all about the service...
    You won’t go wrong with an Ariens in my experience. The service is the other part of the story
     
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