Monday, August 07, 2006
The Apprentice Foreman
hahaha!! This is one episode I wont get fired from so they are stuck with me!!!!
How this came about ... Jen has always been offering me the ooportunity to work on my car at his garage, way back from even before his daughters birthday. The distance, the inexperience, the humility of going there was causing a lot of hinderance not to mention the tightening of the wallet. Push come to shove, my quiet, but draining weekend (ahhhhhhh) turned into a fun Sunday after some work I headed to his place bout lunch time.
We started working on the car, Project Nissan Sunny. Like the series American chopper there are times when the Sifu must step in and there are times you must step up to the place. Without the fear of being blur, I asked the questions to then my knowledge bout car maintenance and servicing would grow. I did hands on a various number of things and there are times I would ask that I do some of the tasks.
We worked on the following, Window Washer and pump, the air-condition, the wiring and the radiator fan. The Window washer pump ( I owe Jen one set and Jen owes his dad 1 set) was services , rehosed and being an old car. The mechanics of resetting the nozzle and flushing the nozzle was not an easy task. The finished result was a success.
The aircond was toughie, learned how to actually service the aircond, vacuuming it, the importance of refrigeration oil and getting it to work again. Jen, I did not forget to put the window up today morning hahaha and yes I felt the cold air. I did not dare ask Jen bout taking pics of me working on the car, with the fingers all greasy.
I got under the car, into the car, learn how to use the proper tools. Tube cutting, flaring etc etc Got all greasy arrhggh arrghhh arrghg (ala Tim - Home Improvement)
The wiring was not an easy task. We had to call the Sifu's Sifu. The Sifu's Sifu landed with manual for the car, the frigging schematics for the wiring the cables.
A break for tea to recharge and refresh we got back to work on the radiator fan, we noted that the bypass was done on the fan and it made it on from the onset instead of operating only when the temperature rose.
We finished, tired drained and beaming with pride of the task we accomplished...headed back to Jen's Place....