Hi. I'm back again with a "mechanic worked on my shtuff and didn't do it right" story. Bleh. I had my d60 rear rebuilt last summer with all new bearings and seals. Fast forward to now. My axle vent was plugged, causing the outer axle seals to leak. I cleaned it out and drained the gear oil so I could replace the outer seals. This is what I found when I took the diff cover off. Potentially damaging right? Glad to finally catch something before it breaks. From now on I will do my own wrenching. Tired of other peoples mistakes.
Ya know, i dont know much of anything, when it comes to my truck. But, everytime I trust someone to do something, or furnish me something, it seems i go back and find that i got screwed.
I had the problem of getting F***ed every time I took my truck in years ago when I first started driving. So I started doing it myself. It lead to a 25 year long career as a diesel mechanic. I never went to trade school for it, I just got lucky back in the day when a guy who wanted to learn was given a chance. I finally got out of the industry when everything went electronic. I hate that it all has gone that way. I now am an owner operator running my own semi truck and still do the majority of my own work since it is an older truck that I understand LOL. My wife gives me crap all the time. She says "You wanted to stop mechanicing for a living so you buy a damn truck. Whats up with that?" LOL
It is disheartening to have my fixed stuff break! I enjoy working on my trucks, but I took my tranny, my rear diff, and a 460 to be rebuilt to mechanics because I wanted things done right! I'm slowly accumulating tools and knowledge. I just purchased a 3ton floor jack with transmission attachment so I could fix my rear diff and rebuild my transfer case. I'm looking for a place with a shop, or room for one. My current place isn't big enough and a one small car garage won't hold my parts hoard. All of my trucks are too tall, or too long to fit inside. Wish me luck!