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    Veteran Member kebo's Avatar
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    Default Dumb thing to do....

    I saw this ad on Craigslist. Guy was selling his nice rider for a mere $85 bucks, but there's a reason. Yeah, we all do dumb things from time to time, but I haven't come close to this one....yet!


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    42" cut Huskee needs motor. Everything else very good condition. Also has fairly new battery. As usual, I change the oil in Nov. but after draining, I didn't have any on the shelf. When March arrived, I forgot I hadn't replaced the oil. Thus, I blew the 20 HP twin Briggs & Stratton motor. Duh!
    Last edited by kebo; 03-10-2010 at 09:01 PM.
    Nothing could be finer than riding my JD790 in South Carolina!!

    2001 John Deere 790 4x4 with Model 70 FEL, 5ft International World Agritech bush hog, 5ft Wallberg BB, 5ft Frontier disc harrow, 5ft King Kutter II Rototiller, 5ft Cultipacker, 5ft Sitrex finish mower, Leinbach PHD with 9" & 12" augers, Leinbach middlebuster, Leinbach #11 Field Cultivator, boom pole, custom 3pt handi-hitch, clamp on bucket forks, Pat's Easy Change.

    Nothing runs like a Deere, or smells like a John....

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    Default Re: Dumb thing to do....

    At least he's honest.
    Cub 1872(SOLD); Cub GT2554

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    Default Re: Dumb thing to do....

    One of the cars I run is a Renault Clio 172 Sport: Every second year it enjoys a change of oil: disgustingly expensive 5W40 synthetic wateryness..

    Last year after draining the oil from a nice hot engine and putting the new filter on, I excitedly poured the oil in... and realised I'd not yet plugged the sump.

    I lost about a pint... and suffered a badly burned finger as I plugged the sump with it... but I was damned if more of that liquid gold was going to escape!

    I bet we've all done that once... right?
    4 Acres, an 1890 Farmhouse and a Foton 254 + bits

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    Default Re: Dumb thing to do....

    Quote Originally Posted by SensibleNick View Post
    One of the cars I run is a Renault Clio 172 Sport: Every second year it enjoys a change of oil: disgustingly expensive 5W40 synthetic wateryness..

    Last year after draining the oil from a nice hot engine and putting the new filter on, I excitedly poured the oil in... and realised I'd not yet plugged the sump.

    I lost about a pint... and suffered a badly burned finger as I plugged the sump with it... but I was damned if more of that liquid gold was going to escape!

    I bet we've all done that once... right?
    Nope, sorry you are all on your own for that one.
    "If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking." George Patton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffster View Post
    Nope, sorry you are all on your own for that one.

    Story of my life...
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    Default Re: Dumb thing to do....

    [CENTER]At the shop I used to work at, we had a guy start to fill the engine of a L10 cumins, and then go to lunch, Did you know that you can get 134 QT. of 15W-40 in one of those?

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    Default Re: Dumb thing to do....

    Quote Originally Posted by OLD FARMER View Post
    [center]At the shop I used to work at, we had a guy start to fill the engine of a L10 cumins, and then go to lunch, Did you know that you can get 134 QT. of 15W-40 in one of those?
    When I was a kid I used to drain the oil in the old man's semi on the weekend. Got to listening to Chuck Berry on the 8-track player and ran all the new oil onto the floor. Yep, forgot to put he plug in.

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    Default Re: Dumb thing to do....

    Talk about oops. . . this oops takes the cake.

    USS Guitarro
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    Default Re: Dumb thing to do....

    Quote Originally Posted by jinman View Post
    Talk about oops. . . this oops takes the cake.

    USS Guitarro
    Yep, I'd say that one takes the cake.
    Bird

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