Thursday, May 21 2020
By kempkemp4 on Thursday, May 21 2020, 14:24
Ensure to find out if the dealer has a good reputation in the market and is known to sell good auto junkyards near me . At least then you can rest assured that you would get good service.
I filled the master cylinder reservoir with fresh clean brake fluid to get things going. I then opened the bleeder valve at the right rear and attached a hand operated vacuum pump. You squeeze this handy little tool a few times and it sucks brake fluid right down the line from the master cylinder. Be sure and keep a close eye on the master cylinder reservoir too..you don't want to empty it..or you will have to start over. It doesn't take long to bleed a brake system when you have the right tools. And I was soon able to move over to the left rear and repeat the process there.
Obviously you will need some bottles and there are lots of places to get these. Most junkyards near me will carry a range of old beer bottles that you can purchase. I typically don't pay more than a few dollars a dozen for old used bottles. Make sure you sterilise them when you get them home, and then do it again before pouring your beer into the bottle.
Any paint job depends on proper preparation. The boys took the prep work seriously. They first cleaned the bed using a wax and grease remover that we got at the auto parts near me. If you don't get the bed clean before sanding, you'll drive the gunk into the finish. So get the bed clean first.
We cranked the motor until the battery was almost dead. I kept looking at my watch thinking that this trip wasn't going to happen. The weather was perfect with not a breath of wind. Many people use starting fluid (ether) on diesel engines, but it is hard on internal components. One of the guys on the boat asked if there was any WD-40 aboard. He sprayed the WD-40 into the air intake, and it fired right up. I already knew the many uses for the old WD, but I gained respect for it that day. We made an overnight trip, and caught 51 Dolphin, 3 Yelllowfin Tuna, and missed a nice Marlin.