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OAUSA Net - February 16, 2017 - Vehicle Maintence

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:51 am
by DaveK
Driving season, or at least that season where driving will hit a peak, will be arriving soon. Keeping your 4 wheel drive or trail vehicle in good running condition is a great way to avoid trouble. Our discussion on vehicle maintenance will be led by Larry Bernstein, W6LPB. The depth of Larry's expertise is significant, and for those interested in some excellent tips and advice, this is a net that shouldn't be missed.

Bring your questions and comments and join us!

Re: OAUSA Net - February 16, 2017 - Vehicle Maintence

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:51 am
by cruiserlarry
Simple truth - mechanical devices require regular maintenance to keep them in top operating condition. Off-road enthusiasts spent a lot of time using their equipment and vehicles in extreme environments, and under extremely stressful conditions - reasons that make careful inspection and thorough maintenance even more critical to a safe journey and a more relaxing, less expensive expedition.
That said, even the best maintained vehicles can have component failures at inopportune times on the trails, so a basic knowledge of major automotive systems, and components, as well as a selection of repair parts on board can help to make any trip safer and more successful.

Below are a few of the many field repair scenarios I've been involved wit over the years; broken rear differential (Death Valley), Broken CV axle (High Sierras), broken steering linkage (Calico Mountains), Tire repair (East Mojave Desert)
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Re: OAUSA Net - February 16, 2017 - Vehicle Maintence

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:34 am
by Voodoo Blue 57
Hi Dave and Tom!

On-line checkin please.

Re: OAUSA Net - February 16, 2017 - Vehicle Maintence

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:14 pm
by KAP
Dave, Tom and Larry,
Looking forward to some schooling.
Would love a list of suggested tools and spares if anyone has one.

Please check me in.
Kevin
KK6DGL

Re: OAUSA Net - February 16, 2017 - Vehicle Maintence

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:09 pm
by lrsrngr
KK6CTT with online check-in please.

Re: OAUSA Net - February 16, 2017 - Vehicle Maintence

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:05 pm
by N7AJJ
Hi Dave and crew...request early check in please. Thank you sir! :)

Re: OAUSA Net - February 16, 2017 - Vehicle Maintence

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:40 pm
by JackM-KK6WXQ
Please check me in for tonight's net!

Thanks!

Jack M. KK6WXQ

Re: OAUSA Net - February 16, 2017 - Vehicle Maintence

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:40 pm
by toms
Tools - here is a start - modify as you need

PEACE OF MIND TOOL KIT

BASIC
Hammer
Screwdrivers
Pliers
Crescent Wrench
Vice Grips
Socket Set 1/4,3/8,1/2 (SAE, Metric)
Set Open-End Wrenches (SAE, Metric)
Needle Nose Pliers

Lug Wrench
Tire Gauge
Air Compressor
Valve Core Tool
Hi-Lift Jack
Jack Platform

Gloves
Jumper Cables

BASIC PLUS
Breaker Bar
Set Box End Wrenches (SAE & Metric)
Wire brush

Crow Bar
Pipe wrench
Brake tools


BASIC PLUS PLUS
Tire Iron(s)
Bottle Jack
Air Hose
Ratchet Strap
Plastic Tarp
Paper Towels
Spark Plug Wrench
Siphon Hose
Hacksaw
Allen Wrench / Sockets -SAE, metric
Snap Ring Pliers
File
Telescoping Magnet
Torque Bits -sockets
Multi Tester
Welding Rod & Goggles
Grease gun
Tap & die set

Re: OAUSA Net - February 16, 2017 - Vehicle Maintence

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:10 pm
by kevinhum55
Early Check in
W6RIP
Kevin

Re: OAUSA Net - February 16, 2017 - Vehicle Maintence

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:38 pm
by kE6PLA
Please check me in KE6PLA Edgar, thanks 73!