Haven't been here in a while - which is okay. I have another place I am writing.
But I can update here once in a while.
I have had one of my 4 wheelers over at this backyard mechanic's house for almost 2 months now.
Not that it matters, it was not in running condition when I got it. I figured some engine work, I didn't
figure the amount of engine work it needs. I would have taken the thing apart myself and slowly rebuilt it - with whatever tutoring I would need online to get it done.
I have rebuilt plenty of car engines, I doubt ATV engines are too terribly different. Piston, rings, crankshaft, head, valves. Don't forget the bearings. And boring the block if necessary.
I was informed by someone yesterday that replacing CV boots on the Polaris would be too difficult for me. Uh huh. CV boots. Yes, you have to take apart a lot of stuff. You have to remember how to put it all back together. I did truck and car mechanics for a lot of years. It was a while back now, but I figure I can figure it out with the help of the internet if necessary. And for as much time as it has taken for this dude to get anything done, a 4 wheeler sitting up on jacks for a few weeks or less isn't going to be a big issue.
At least, not for me it won't. Other parties I dunno.
But, the dude has the other one torn apart and sent the engine somewhere so I just have to wait. But the Polaris? I'm starting to get irritated. It should have been done 2 weeks ago. The cooling fan wasn't coming on, I figured either a bad motor or more likely a bad sensor. Turns out the things has 2 sensors and they are attached or built into 2 separate thermostats? What kind of nonsense is that?
I'm just going to have to start learning ATV mechanics so I won't have to pay someone to do the work. Or have to wait forever for someone I don't mind paying to do the work for. I was surprised to find out that ATV parts cost more than car parts. Same kinds of parts - far higher prices.
Turmoil at the house with a non paying tenant and another who is attempting to dictate to the house what he can and cannot do. Including turning up or down the thermostat according to the season/time of year it is. The man is in danger of eviction, for I will not tolerate such shit in my house, even if it is 1,200 miles away. He has been living there for over 3 years. My tolerance does not include tenants dictating to the house what they will or will not do.
Work - crappy. Pay reduction, a person working there that is constantly in a very sour mood, long drive, just getting tired of it.
Church - still looking. Passing by a retreat every day that I just found out is internationally renowned prophet. Dunno if they have weekly church services or what, going to look into it.
Life in general not bad, just a lot of stuff going on.
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