Diff. done, keep them wheels turning, and a little bit of charity race at work thought, and another awesome day

Hey peeps, so today was another awesome one. Roasting hot again so overalls round waist loving the sun and had to have an icecream from the icecream van when he turned up, it was too tempting. Then nearly got into trouble because only been at work for half hour haha, but it was worth it to have icecream because that went down like perfect.

Also today I finished off that diff. job from yesterday, with a little help from little Jack, thank you dude. It was fun but the studs for the half shaft had been mushroomed over thanks to the recovery firm who towed it in. On the Volvo’s to remove the half shaft you need to hit it in the centre (easiest way as it shocks it free) and it pulls out. Often you need to use a sledge hammer, but they hit the studs so I ended up spending so much time repairing them the job took so much longer, and stressful but in the end worth it because its now back on the road woohoo. I only took pictures after we got it in sorry I got lost in the job. Happens all the time with jobs I enjoy, I just get lost into the job and shut everything out at times, same way I do with music. Even little Jack commented on that earlier, lets just say I entre a zone sometimes and just keep going. But here’s a few pictures i took.

All cleaned out. Thats the axle where the diff. fits to the left of the “hole” is the diff. lock
Thats the jack we use but for extra support we use the over head crane too.
Got it in place.
Half way through cleaning the thread the recovery firm fucked up.
Best I could do but fully secure.
Complete ready for oil filling.
Jobs a good one. Another truck back on the good ol’ road. Video taken my little Jack.

*Disclaimer-if any pictures of videos go against any rules please let me know and I’ll remove ASAP. No company names will be shown or registrations will be seen if possible, unless permission is ask beforehand. If I miss anything please let me know. If it’s your company involved I will gladly remove any pictures or videos when you ask.

Sorry had to put that but I shall avoid any company names or registrations wherever possible. I don’t want to end up in trouble or infringing any data protection acts or personal embarrassment to anyone.

It’s been an awesome day and I took my son to the park this morning and he loved it. By the time I took him home (yes I’m now “allowed” to pick him up and stuff now my windscreen been fixed) he was proper tired, he told his mum about the boom boom box, his words, and yeah she messaged asking me to make sure its turned off when he’s in the car. It’s understandable but I made sure anyway as his hearing is sensitive. We played football a bit, I’m not very good so don’t judge, it was just a fun time with my son.

I was also wandering today, I may ask my boss if we could do something at work for charity, like do a truck tyre flipping race in the yard. Maybe could be fun as well, I would enjoy doing that, along with enjoying kicking everyones ass too. I think it would be a cool way to raise some cash for a charity maybe so I’ll keep you updated on how that goes. Anyway I’ve just ordered food so I’ll leave this here and do another in the morning maybe.



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4 replies

  1. Enjoyed helping with the diff today ๐Ÿ˜‚ would have been good to do the whole job with yaโ€™ but hey ho๐Ÿ˜‚

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    • As long as you learned something bro, thats the main thing, and you helped with the main parts so next time I get one I’ll ask them to put you with me from start to finish. I love teaching you new things, your a good lad ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿค˜

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      • I enjoy learning new things๐Ÿคฃ, cheers mate really appreciate it ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™

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      • Best way to be bro, the more you learn the more you know and then when the time comes the more you can teach. Your a good lad and I love having you work with me

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