This is WHY we FAILED the Inspection!
This is WHY we FAILED the Inspection!
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@Sam Val You’ve signed up?
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@Sam Val How do you access the emojis? Just figured it out.
@Tony Grimes we have a section under shade netting but this is actually a new part of the fields we are working on and havent put up any shade netting as yet but it is in the future plans
So if you had that much trouble getting them off how did they inspect them initially..
@Jake K. In New Zealand the inspectors don’t take the wheels off, they inspect from underneath, then take it to a machine which tests the braking capacity of each wheel. If the brakes fall below a certain point, the vehicle fails inspection. (btw, NZ is where I’m from – it may be different in the US.)
@Steve Baker In the US we don’t have machines to test braking capability, at least that I have heard of, or seen. And it seems to be common for independent mechanics to do the inspections in a lot of states. Most shops wouldn’t have that technology. There are a lot of states that don’t have an inspection at all.
@Scott Bennett Yea, ok. Talking in circles now I see. You’re special aren’t you?
@Keith Rayeski to do it right the wheel comes off. The inspector was lazy
@Jake K. Nope. You’re clearly a child arguing with people who actually know what’s going on.
wow, the amount of rust dust comin’ off the wheel nuts… I don’t even want to hazard a guess regards the brakes! 😮 btw, mornin’ to Al, Gina, Olivia & the critters. <3
They were the original brakes. Not surprising for a (I think) 4 year old car in those northern conditions.
We been getting alot wind and rain from the hurricane. We need the rain.
Most don’t know a Farmer is husband father carpenter mechanic then a farmer !
And plumber, electrician, gardener….
Oh yes, all the above!
lets add engineer to that
@Myra Alexander To be a good father you have to be all of the above along with being a faithful child of GOD.
Good morning. The rotors and calipers I just put on my car where blue. The parts man said that it’s the same type of bluing used on gun barrels to keep them from rusting.
I do phosphate coating and it doesnt look like that
@Johannes Tejder That may be but NAPA says their premium brake rotors are phosphate coated. Nowhere on NAPA’s web page does it say what that blue color is from. Not a big deal, who gives a sh*t anyway.
@Gary S im not hundred percent but phosphatetreatment causes the metal to become pity. It would give excellent friction between the rotor and breakpad. But it would be even more practical to have your rotors heattreated and dont have to worry about them getting warped
@Johannes Tejder Most brake rotors are made of cast iron, so therefore seldom are they heat treated. Warping happens when they are heated when the pads are applied for a long time and then cooled. Most race cars are using carbon fiber rotors as the carbon fiber will not warp (one reason, anyway). If you watch a night-time F1 race, often times the rotors are cherry red.
@Gary S yes i am aware of that. But once the rotor has been fabricated and it has gotten its final shape, its not heattreated to stabilize it. Thats why you should wear them in when they are new by breaking in a certain pattern, especially if they are solid rotors. By doing this you stabilize the iron so they are more resistant to warping when they are being hot from intensive breaking. Thats why i thought it would be brilliant to heattreat rotors cause you would blue them from the treatment and protect them from getting surfacerust before the reach the customer but at the same time you wouldnt have to worry about the rotors being warped if you havent worn them in properly. Phosphating doesnt blue the metal, it blackens it and makes the surface porous but that wouldn be an effective way of protecting the rotors from warping, only from rusting.
Is there no end to this man’s talents, farmer,builder, carpenter, electrician,mechanic, big up to you.
@Kim Roberts that’s very true I apologise for my error
Al and his Super Cat side kick… they blow my Mind!
I’m so jealous, in a good way 😀 what can’t Al do, Love this Family and I never miss a video. Gena is a talented cook and helper to Al and Olivia is adorable and sweet helper, and the animals on the farm are very entertaining especially Figero.
AND ZERO WOMEN.
you need to be a jack of all trades master of none on a farm
anti-seize between the rotor and wheel would help immensely the next time you have to take the wheels off. Signed, Karen 😉
Use the correct one or it will make it worse. Steel on steel, copper based is ok, if the wheels or brake bell is Alloy use a zinc or ceramic base grease. Use copper type anitsieze can cause galling and corrosion and effectively ‘weld’ the wheel to the hub.
@James T The face of the axel is steel (an alloy of different metals) which is what the rotor bolts up to. The rotor is cast iron. Wheels, in this case, are steel, more predominant today are aluminum wheels, and they can do the same thing as Al’s wheels did in this video.
Nothing there will work until all the rust is removed from the spindle and the rims. Other than that only use copper antisize it is made for the heat brakes give off.
🤣🤣🤣 signed Karen!! That’s hilarious!!
Al, Harbor Freight has really good Daytona floor jacks. You can also get a 20% off coupon on the net to use towards your purchase. Good Luck.
I have the yellow Daytona jack, and I can tell you that it is a BEAST! Well worth every penny.
That being said, I’d give fixing the old jack a shot first.
I have used mine for over 5 years lifting everything from machinery to a Nissan 300zx to my 1 ton truck. Never a faulter.
Thanks for the HF review…I’ve looked at them and considered one myself. Good use for the 20% off coupon!!
I must have missed the part about WHY you failed the inspection. It is probably a bad seal in the floor jack. Model and serial number will enable the internet to find that part – probably. But maybe not. It is usually just a spring and an o-ring. The spring usually breaks.
The floor jack failing to hold pressure is a prime example of why you never trust a hydraulic jack of any kind to support a car while working on it. I’m lucky, I have a 10k two post lift in my shop. But I always lower it to sit on the locks and not leave it on the hydraulics and cables. Al I hope you wiped down those rotors with brake clean before you installed them! And always take the car for a few miles test ride and lightly applying the brakes several times to bed the pads into the rotors.
My Dad is a mechanic. That’s the first thing he told me when I was helping in his shop, as a kid. “Never trust your life to a jack.”
That happened to ‘Leg arms’ on Welker farms. Draw bar slipped off jack, only for a steel bit on its front, would have amputated his arm.
That floor jack looks very similar to a HF model I have that also failed to hold pressure
@lawrence willard I just watched that an hr ago, it came up as recommended for me for some reason, never watched that channel before.
‘Never trust your life to a jack’ but nowadays it also applies to stands even more now with quick release. I was told always put the wheel under as back up.
It’s called being low on hydraulic oil and hydraulic jacks require the same maintenance as any other hardware. Additionally, Harbor Freight jacks do not come fully topped off with hydraulic oil and you need to add hydraulic oil. Harbor Freight does not fully load their jacks with oil due to some State shipping freight laws. Most people do not understand that you need to inspect your products after receiving them and before using them every time. As with everything in life…. things require maintenance.
The “reason” for NOT using a hydraulic floor jack as a jack stand is because hydraulic floor jacks have no safety lock to prevent the hydraulic floor jack from falling out of position. Also they’re bulky and unstable and someone can trip over them and possibly move. Hoists are the same thing as a hydraulic floor jack… it’s just a larger hydraulic floor jack but with safety locks. Even with ‘safety locks’ hoists fail, but very rarely. I know people who have been crushed by hoists… even after the fact with the hoist being inspected and passing inspection.
I think that’s good that your state does such a good inspections. Here in Missouri we also have inspections but I think it’s more about revenue for the state then safety..
I’m in Missouri and I fully agree!
If it gives better safety for all, what is saved on medical costs and suffering?.
If you have questions about Sheep look at Sandi Brock YouTube page, she has a nice family like yours and she really knows about Sheep.
She has a great channel
From western Canada too..
@MARLENE Kutcher Ontario.
I love her channel, too:)
Search “floor jack repair”. Don’t toss it, fix it.
It may just need a top-off of hydraulic jack oil – there’s a little rubber stopper on the side of the hydraulic cylinder – pry that off with a screwdriver and add jack oil until it reaches the top. Put the rubber nipple stopper back on and try it again. You may have to pump a little extra to bleed out any air.
@Sam Val I think so too. just add some fluid.
I agree…it may need just repair or maintenance…not replacing…but Al knows the history of his equipment so, I defer to him.
The seal could be bad on the floor jack or could be low on oil, but don’t get rid of it. I have never really been a fan of NAPA auto parts as I used them on replacement and they wear out faster than say AC/ DELCO. Good that you Al use antiseize for things that might have to come off in the future.
@Rob Hakeman i have found them to be quite a bit more expensive also
I miss being a mechanic and I had a whole other career after that as a software engineer. I’ve always liked working with my hands, though.
Now I understand better what mechanics are talking about: frozen calipers, rotors, pads, and cost for the work. Thanks Al.
A nice thing about having some old brake rotors around (though this is even more true with truck brake drums) is that you can make an adapter for a blower in the middle with a cast iron pipe T and make a nice little charcoal (or bituminous coal) forge from it for small blacksmithing work.
Gina, those tomatoes were beautiful! Y’all had a feast for dinner.
ikr?!? Between their tomatoes and ham no sure which was causing my mouth to water more. That dinner looked so yummy!
Hi are your tomatoes mushroom basket kind.
Everyone except Olivia ! She didn’t eat any of the red ripe juicy Tomatoes !
He does everything He is master of all technology i.e elec, mech, construction, carpentering etc, . He is so blessed.
Gina, you have the full package. Love him so dearly.
Almost as good as Andrew Camarata
Gina is blessed!!!
@Damian Bridge I think he’s better in some respects and not as good in others just like every other hard working man. I spent my life doing what they both do and they are both more skilled in certain areas than the other. But doing all that isn’t as easy as it looks. I think we are just getting the short version of very long days.
Al, seeing how much corrosion you had on your front brakes, you may want to check your rear brakes as well. Even if the pads and rotors dont need to be replaced, you may have corrosion limiting the brake’s ability to move.
Trolley jacks are mechanically really simple, they will last forever with minimal maintenance. It is probably just low hydraulic fluid or a loose seal on the return valve, both are 5 minute fixes. Axles stands should be placed under the suspension, not the bodywork. There are loads of good videos on youtube about using jacks and axle stands safely.