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Old 07-02-2005, 10:19 PM   #1
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Learned a valuable "Uh,Oh!" while pulling a timing cover this afternoon. My ratchet slipped off the last bolt under the waterpump and the back of my hand made contact with the edge of the crankshaft. 1/2" gash in the back of hand, a little neo-sporin, a few bandaids and bloody tissues later took care of the problem. Boy, does this thing throb and hurt........should've had a few stiches, but at my age.....what'* another battle scar of two.
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Does this advice apply to other years as well? Ive got a S1 and S2 L67...
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We all have injuries man. I broke my pinky when my starter fell on it. Stitches are for losers. Just but some ice on it


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Yup I lost plent of blood on Buick engines... Gashed a finger open on a 3.0 V6... Had to hold it with a papertowel for a good while.... A little bearing grease and a bandaid and I was good to go again...

We were swaping out a trans, and had dropped the subframe.... I grabbed it to move it out of the way.... Set it down as we were about to yank the trans out.... Kept thinking where is this trans fluid coming from... There were these reddish drops everywhere.... My friend laughed and asked me if I cut a finger open again... Damn sure enough I had gashed a finger open.... LMAO... It never fails...

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Why is it we love sharing war stories and blood. The nature of the beast I guess. I keep hitting this wound on things and opening it back up again. Stupid thing caught in my my sons knit pants fabric while dressing him in his "sunday go to meet'n" this morning. Thing started oozzing again. Oh, the drip of anti-freeze in this thing too will send you thru the roof!
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lmao! Antifreeze you say? Dude.. 1/2" cut, and you weren't wearing gloves with the antifreeze? Hell, I wouldn't even touch the bottle, be sure to wash that real good, and clean it up with some rubbing alcohol. I don't think I would want antifreeze coming in contact with my open wound!

Yeah, nature of the beast is correct. It'* what we do. We work on cars, hurt ourselves, then brag about who got hurt the worst. Don't girls do that too?


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i would have to say, brake fluid would be the worst in an open wound, that stuff will kill!!
I've skined a few knuckles so far..thats about it.
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Mines minor bought it taught me caution. When i was under my car changein my O2 sensor i rubbed the inside of my arm against the exhaust...which was very very hot....then my head flew up...and hit the exhaust...again was hot...yeah it hurt...twice...
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Sounds like the nasty burn I had when I leaned over my air compressor to retreave a screw I dropped. Upper left arm came into contact (milli-seconds) with that very tiny copper tube coming out of the side...........yea, that one! Real nasty burn, still has a nice scar after nearly 4 weeks to heal up.....and Oh, the itch!

BTW, the other cut.....massive amounts of topical cleaning agents,coverings etc... to keep the infection out.
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My wife'* allways patching me up. She knows I won't come in till the jobs done.
Just wrap a band aid and back to work, then clean it out later. Should be the other way around though. I get in a trans when I've got a project.
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