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Old 02-04-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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In honor of a fellow Jeepers Screw up...

For the guy who stripped his oil drain plug and actually admitted it.. Good for him
takes a big man to do that. In all truth we HAVE ALL done some dumb things
Let start listing our goof ups to make the poor guy feel better.,

For the grace of God go I

Pastor Scott..

Heres mine - While changing the water pump on my TJ I cracked the brand new pump housing.. MY BAD
Brand new plastic windows on my Jeep.. Never knew you dont clean them with a paper towel and Windex... End of nice new window

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Old 02-04-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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Hulked out and rip a zipper off back window on my first jeep.. all because I didnt want to be patient and realign. Ended up buying a new material top.

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Old 02-04-2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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I thought the front bumper bolts were T-50's until Jerry B. pointed out that they are T-55's. I felt really stupid and..........it hasn't completely worn off yet.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:36 PM   #4
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This was not on the Jeep, but my old Buick when i was a teenager. Also mixed up the righty tighty lefty loosy.
Except i did it on a side mount battery terminal. It broke off and leaked acid down my ex's driveway. Lol. Young and dumb.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:38 PM   #5
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removing my rear seat bracket i broke off 1 out of two bolt heads on the pass side.
instead of readjusting my strategy i ended up busting off both on the drivers side.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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I was changing the u-joints on the front drive shaft, when I got to installing the last cap on the double u-joint side I couldn't seat it all the way with a wrench on the tool, or with the traditional socket and hammer method, so I got the impact out. Yeah shattered the cap and sent needle bearings everywhere. Had to take the damn thing apart. Lesson learned you can always force it in....
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:53 PM   #7
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changing my shift knob broke the whole stick down to the leather housing...had to weld a screw onto the remaining piece and screw a new beer tap on
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:20 PM   #8
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I pulled a plug wire off with my bare hand while the engine was running.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:29 PM   #9
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First time taking the doors off of my jeep when I got it I didn't realize that the ratchet was set to tighten and I broke one of the nuts that would go on the door, also striped a torx screw on the door and while sanding the passenger side mirror down to paint it black (was all chipped) I cracked the mirror, had my fair share of mess ups
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:29 PM   #10
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I pulled a plug wire off with my bare hand while the engine was running.

Some people won't understand that.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #11
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Trying to remove my backseat, broke off all 4 bracket bolts. I just wanted it out
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:33 PM   #12
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was pulling shrubs at my folks house a few years back.....by the time I got to the 4th one was getting tired of digging and chopping but still did a little knew it wasn't completely through...hooked up to tow hook on front end and jerked repeatedly..snapped rope....tied rope around bumper jerked repeatedly....bent front Bumper....chopped and dug for ten minutes came right out
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:33 PM   #13
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I pulled a plug wire off with my bare hand while the engine was running.
I bet that was a shocking experience....
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #14
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Trying to remove my backseat, broke off all 4 bracket bolts. I just wanted it out
Me too now i have no backseat!
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #15
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While trying to replace a wheel stud I tried to use a washer and an old lug to cinch the new stud in place. Didn't have it lined up, it started spinning, then I couldn't get the damn lug nut back off.

Wound up having to cut the lug nut off the (now destroyed) stud. No angle grinder, a dremel cut off wheel did the trick after an hour or so. Angle grinder purchase forthcoming. Lesson learned- just because a job is quick & easy doesn't mean you can forego paying attention to what the hell you're doing!
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #16
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Had hood up in the garage since was doing a MML, light was in the way so it wouldn't fold down. Opened up the garage, started to back up a bit with the hood up to get space to close it. BOOM. Hood hit a bracket holding the door, the hinges bent and hood won't line up for shit. Lesson: Always help someone make decisions if your already pissed off from breaker bars and PB blaster
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:24 PM   #17
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When I was a teenager this was on another car, I believe a reliant k, anyways I checked every fuse like 3 times, replaced an alternator, a starter, and a battery and i think a voltage regulator or similar when I finally noticed it was in gear. HAHAAH I felt so dumb, especially since I told others that of course I checked to see if it was not in gear.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #19
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I split a Ford C6 tranny case all the way around. Replacing front pump seal, and the pump splines weren't fully seated and I proceeded to start tightening the pump housing bolts. Got them all torqued down and left the transmission on the bench to re-install the next morning. Walked away and heard a really loud *CRACK*! Needless to say, I ended up rebuilding it with a new (used) case on my own time. Really dumb on my part.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #20
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I pulled a plug wire off with my bare hand while the engine was running.
Ah hahahahahaha. I was checking the spark on my sled and left one boot on. Sled fired up and shocked me 30-40 times befor my hand would let go of the boot.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:38 PM   #21
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One day i wondered if my battery was dead, ant the power was out, if i could push start my 98 tj 4 banger manual, in reverse down my really steep driveway. The reverse gear costs about $65.00. But a lot of teardown, and put back together. But it did start, and run.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:42 PM   #22
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I pulled a plug wire off with my bare hand while the engine was running.
That's an "ouch why the f*ck did I do that " moment..
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:47 PM   #23
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First time I ever tried to change spark plugs , I put the spark plug socket on the air cleaner when I was done, standing up. Forgot it was there, closed the hood (firebird). Looked like the hood was on viagra
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #24
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One more...

Drove around without my skid plate. Made some funky noises but nothing broke that I know of.
Lesson learned....check the forum to see if its okay to do something like that before you do it....
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Was working on a set of ailerons for a plane, had them set up nicely with the leading edge( rounded part) up and the tail end down( two pieces of .025 aluminum huck riveted together) well one end of the aileron is counter weighted with a dove tail that goes into the actuator. So im wiping the ailerons down for paint and BAM, the counter weighted end falls three feet to the floor smashing the trailing edge. new aileron...$10,000 if i remember right
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I was changing the u-joints on the front drive shaft, when I got to installing the last cap on the double u-joint side I couldn't seat it all the way with a wrench on the tool, or with the traditional socket and hammer method, so I got the impact out. Yeah shattered the cap and sent needle bearings everywhere. Had to take the damn thing apart. Lesson learned you can always force it in....

I was also doing something similar. Putting the last cap in place after working on the jeep all day. Pushed it to far and cracked it. Had to reuse on of the old caps. It's still in there.
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The first time I changed a u joint I broke one of the needle bearings while trying to force the last cap on. Should have known there was a reason it didnt want to go on lol. I'm sure I have done some other dumb things but can't think of any right now.
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Was working on a set of ailerons for a plane, had them set up nicely with the leading edge( rounded part) up and the tail end down( two pieces of .025 aluminum huck riveted together) well one end of the aileron is counter weighted with a dove tail that goes into the actuator. So im wiping the ailerons down for paint and BAM, the counter weighted end falls three feet to the floor smashing the trailing edge. new aileron...$10,000 if i remember right
i was working on the tail gear box of an H-60, i set a phillips head screwdriver in the ring that is between the tail and the tail rotor blades. somebody decides to turn the main rotor head which in turn spins the tail rotor. screwdriver falls out and was at the exact point in its rotation to stab a hole right into the stabilator.

as for my jeep, i broke the little orange clip inside the plug that you have to remove to take the hardtop off on day 1 of ownership.

also found out the hard way that the snorkel on a kubota 1100 side-by-side is just for looks.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:10 PM   #29
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I was painting my flares for the third time and was sick of removing my flares so I just sprayed the white paint on the flares while shielding the Jeep with paper. If I could redo one thing in my life it would probably be that.. The pure laziness..
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:25 PM   #30
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While under my 2002, with a screwdriver and hammer, cleaning off spots of rust in order to treat, repair, and repaint. I put the screwdriver right through my oil pan.

Oh well, it is better that I put in a new oil pan on my schedule, than having it break on the road or trail.
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