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Old 04-08-2017, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default Worst vehicle you have ever worked on?

The timing belt posts in the what have you done thread got me thinking, what is the most infuriating vehicle you have ever wrenched on? It can be anything really, motorcycles, yard equipment etc. Let's see what this thread can come up with.

I'll start: heater core in a modular-era Ford truck. Trans R&R in a Subaru. One more: late 80s Honda with the electronic carburetor.

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Old 04-08-2017, 11:02 PM   #2
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Infiniti Q45T, did the knock sensors under the intake plenum, broke the plenum had to order a new used one. More hoses under that plenum than on the whole KA24E !
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KA24E doesn't even have a knock sensor. Or cam seals for that matter.
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didn't say it did
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I know. I was just trying to point out how easy everything is on these by comparison. Sorry for any confusion.

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the two worst ones i have done heater cores on are my D21 and my dads old 1986 crown vic 5.0.
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well after doing the PCV on my KA today that come in a close second ! I knew if I pulled the oil filter it would be easier but I didn't want too.

I actually got to use my 3/4" wrench ( I know the PCV is 19MM), that years ago a guy I worked with "borrowed" and cut in half for a job he was working on and gave me back the 2 pieces ! He replaced the wrench later on.
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the PCV valve on the 300 inline 6 ford trucks is a giant PITA. one wrong tug on that hose and your yanking the entire plenum.
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well after doing the PCV on my KA today that come in a close second ! I knew if I pulled the oil filter it would be easier but I didn't want too.

I actually got to use my 3/4" wrench ( I know the PCV is 19MM), that years ago a guy I worked with "borrowed" and cut in half for a job he was working on and gave me back the 2 pieces ! He replaced the wrench later on.
Forgot about the PCV valve on these. I replaced mine when I did my timing chain and had it all torn down anyways. One of the reasons I love cheap tools is I can cut and bend them as needed to get a job done without any remorse.

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the PCV valve on the 300 inline 6 ford trucks is a giant PITA. one wrong tug on that hose and your yanking the entire plenum.
Looks like we're already seeing a disproportionate number of fords on here. Shame since the heater core is a breeze on the really old ones (under the hood instead of under the dash). Just kidding I hate working on Fords man.
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1980 Buick LeSabre.
GM decided that they would transition from all standard nuts and bolts to some standard and some metric - all on the same car. So 3 out of 4 might be standard and then number 4 is metric which may cause you to end up hurting your hand when the standard wrench slips off. For an added bonus you might also round the head off.
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