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Life Lessons with an Apprenticing Mechanic

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Beefing Up the Ol Mechanical resume

I just finished my first night of trucking school. 5:30-8:30 Pm. I’ve always had an interest in trucks, and trucking. Ever since my first job at a truck shop as a general labourer, when I was...

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I just finished my first night of trucking school. 5:30-8:30 Pm. I’ve always had an interest in trucks, and trucking. Ever since my first job at a truck shop as a general labourer, when I was...

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Working as an Apprentice, The trials and tribulations

The end of April, 2011. I was fresh out of my entry level trades training in Vancouver.  I had taken a year of diesel engine technology, at the British Columbia Institute of technology. I was...

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The end of April, 2011. I was fresh out of my entry level trades training in Vancouver.  I had taken a year of diesel engine technology, at the British Columbia Institute of technology. I was...

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Experienced Mechanics: The Wizards of Repair

Journeymen get older as apprentices grow wiser. As an apprenticing heavy equipment technician, I've had the opportunity to work with some incredible mechanics. Experienced mechanics have the kind of...

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Journeymen get older as apprentices grow wiser. As an apprenticing heavy equipment technician, I've had the opportunity to work with some incredible mechanics. Experienced mechanics have the kind of...

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Rookie in Blue

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Unlucky #14

It’s amazing how quickly the feeling of success can fall to frustration and self-doubt. Not that long ago (yesterday actually), I had the wondrous task of changing a slack adjuster on a rather beat...

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It’s amazing how quickly the feeling of success can fall to frustration and self-doubt. Not that long ago (yesterday actually), I had the wondrous task of changing a slack adjuster on a rather beat...

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Rookie in Blue…That’s Me!

Hello fellow Journeymen, apprentice mechanics and I must not forget, those aspiring to-be-mechanics either. My name is Alex Smith, and I hail from Calgary, Alberta. For those of you who don’t know...

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Hello fellow Journeymen, apprentice mechanics and I must not forget, those aspiring to-be-mechanics either. My name is Alex Smith, and I hail from Calgary, Alberta. For those of you who don’t know...

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School Bus Mechanic

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The New Cummins V8 5 Liter Diesel

The Cummins ISV 5 Liter diesel will be going into the Nissan Titan for 2015. The original plan was to fit these engines into the Dodge Ram but that did not happen. The reason was the engine...

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The Cummins ISV 5 Liter diesel will be going into the Nissan Titan for 2015. The original plan was to fit these engines into the Dodge Ram but that did not happen. The reason was the engine...

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Low Power No Codes Maxxforce DT Diesel Engine

Low Power with No engine codes is a tough problem to have because of the lack of information which generally comes from reading an engine code. A lot of times a code will point you in the right...

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Low Power with No engine codes is a tough problem to have because of the lack of information which generally comes from reading an engine code. A lot of times a code will point you in the right...

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Maxxforce 7 Turbo Waste Gate Repair

"No Power" 2008 International MaxxForce 7 Diesel Engine - No Turbo Boost This is what we discovered on our one and only International hybrid school bus equipped with a MaxxForce 7 diesel engine....

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"No Power" 2008 International MaxxForce 7 Diesel Engine - No Turbo Boost This is what we discovered on our one and only International hybrid school bus equipped with a MaxxForce 7 diesel engine....

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road: 4 Tire Myths Debunked

As one of the most commonly replaced parts on a car, vehicle tires represent a $23 billion industry, according to IbisWorld.com. Everyone seems to have some kind of advice about proper tire care and...

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As one of the most commonly replaced parts on a car, vehicle tires represent a $23 billion industry, according to IbisWorld.com. Everyone seems to have some kind of advice about proper tire care and...

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Top 8 World Famous Mechanics

Most people don't think "world famous" when they think mechanic. Instead, the image of a grease smeared, wrench yielding man who gives them a straight scoop about their car's woes comes to mind....

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Most people don't think "world famous" when they think mechanic. Instead, the image of a grease smeared, wrench yielding man who gives them a straight scoop about their car's woes comes to mind....

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6 Must-Have Apps for Beginner Automotive Mechanics

The popularity of NPR's "Car Talk" illustrates a fact even beginner mechanics know: once you tell someone that you're a mechanic, you're expected to diagnose that weird sound the car makes every...

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The popularity of NPR's "Car Talk" illustrates a fact even beginner mechanics know: once you tell someone that you're a mechanic, you're expected to diagnose that weird sound the car makes every...

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