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Life Lessons with an Apprenticing Mechanic

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Life Lessons with an Apprenticing Mechanic

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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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Checking Out School Buses For Sale

2005 Freightliner FS65 School Bus I was looking at school buses for sale and I spotted a keeper below. This video was taken a couple of years ago but if you're in the market for a reliable used...

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2005 Freightliner FS65 School Bus I was looking at school buses for sale and I spotted a keeper below. This video was taken a couple of years ago but if you're in the market for a reliable used...

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Allison Automatic Transmission Wiring

An Over View on Allison Automatic Transmission Wiring We didn't experience the New World Transmissions from Allison until 1995. The ER Saf -T- liner Pusher buses all came equipped with 3000 series...

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An Over View on Allison Automatic Transmission Wiring We didn't experience the New World Transmissions from Allison until 1995. The ER Saf -T- liner Pusher buses all came equipped with 3000 series...

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Cat 3116 Diesel Engine Memories

Remembering The Cat 3116 Diesel Engine It's been a few months since we sold our last bus with a Cat 3116 diesel engine. They were a well built engine but their top end was weak. It was #5 exhaust...

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Remembering The Cat 3116 Diesel Engine It's been a few months since we sold our last bus with a Cat 3116 diesel engine. They were a well built engine but their top end was weak. It was #5 exhaust...

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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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