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Old 11-03-2010, 11:07 PM   #1
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Murphy'* law was in my face all day today. No garage, no heat, neighbors dog running around with no leash, growling at me from 30 feet away. All I had to do was swap out the DS control arm and axle. Not a big deal. I couldn't budge those bolts with anything I threw at them. Even my 600 ft/lb impact gun couldn't move em. Then I find out I jacked up the threads on the ball joint stud, and the outer tie rod end to boot. So instead of fixing anything, I'm trying to re-thread both of those just to get back to where I was this morning. Ugh.

I have so much to do, and the next 2 days I took off, and its gonna rain. Great. I have 2 axles to replace, a control arm/ball joint to replace, a misfire to track down, an oil change is in desperate need, not to mention the car is already past due for inspection. Last week I took the same 3 days off and spent most of it sick. I've been trying to get things done before winter, including cleaning up the house, but the 15 yard dumpster hogging the driveway for a month is barely getting used. I just can't win. Days like this I wonder why I bothered to get up this morning..

Its been 5 years since I've had a place with a garage. I've forgotten what its like to not have to deal with cold, rain, snow, a mudpit for a floor, dragging jacks through mud and stones, running out of daylight...etc.
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Sorry to hear that man. I know what it feels like working without a garage, I have to beg to get to use ours. Most of my work is just done in the driveway.
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Hey sorry to hear that i know how it feels..My last house ialways worked outside cuz the roof on the garage was shot so it was moldy and stank...
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There'* a Bonneville with a lot of stuff all around it blocking my garage access. It really is tough, but I'm rooting for you to make it through just fine. Let us know how it goes, and stay warm!
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I feel your pain. Something so simple that would normally take an hour, say, takes 3 days.
I always have these problems with the VW'* :/
Best you can do is go inside and have a beer or 6.
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Good luck getting everything put back together. Things may be rough now, but you just have to keep on pushing and things will come around.
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