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Life Lessons with an Apprenticing Mechanic

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Life Lessons with an Apprenticing Mechanic

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Office Space - Division Between Shop and Office Personnel

What can we learn from other workers in the office space? I have found some division between shop and office personal, mechanics and truck drivers. Mechanics are smart, but truck drivers are...

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What can we learn from other workers in the office space? I have found some division between shop and office personal, mechanics and truck drivers. Mechanics are smart, but truck drivers are...

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Working as a mobile service technician

                Over my years as a mechanic, three to be exact. I have had the opportunity to be a mobile service...

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                Over my years as a mechanic, three to be exact. I have had the opportunity to be a mobile service...

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What it’s all about

      Working as an apprentice mechanic is tough. Day after day of hard work, physically demanding labour, and mentally challenging tasks. Why do we do it? Why do we put...

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      Working as an apprentice mechanic is tough. Day after day of hard work, physically demanding labour, and mentally challenging tasks. Why do we do it? Why do we put...

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1.2 Million km And Getting Older (Part 2)

The same old Freightliner axle on the same side. Remember the last thing I talked about? That’s right, the beaten up brakes on the rear axle of the Freightliner. Well, this time it’s a wheel...

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The same old Freightliner axle on the same side. Remember the last thing I talked about? That’s right, the beaten up brakes on the rear axle of the Freightliner. Well, this time it’s a wheel...

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1.2 Million km old and Getting Older (Part 1)

Hello again fellow mechanics and apprentices! This time around, I’d like to share some experiences with hub seals and brake jobs. Particularly an old Freightliner. The other day, we had a big,...

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Hello again fellow mechanics and apprentices! This time around, I’d like to share some experiences with hub seals and brake jobs. Particularly an old Freightliner. The other day, we had a big,...

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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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School Bus Mechanic

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School Bus Videos - Some of my Favorites

Changing The C2 Saf-T-Liner School Bus Windshield The Thomas C2 Saf T Liner school bus has a very large windshield and it takes 2 to 3 glass technicians to get it installed. We use Speedy Glass...

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Changing The C2 Saf-T-Liner School Bus Windshield The Thomas C2 Saf T Liner school bus has a very large windshield and it takes 2 to 3 glass technicians to get it installed. We use Speedy Glass...

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Winter Maintenance and Repairs

Freightliner School Bus Heating System The conventional school buses heat up faster than a pusher bus because of the slightly smaller area the floor heaters have to cover. It still takes a...

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Freightliner School Bus Heating System The conventional school buses heat up faster than a pusher bus because of the slightly smaller area the floor heaters have to cover. It still takes a...

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Turbo Boost Performance Code 2631 Mercedes MBE 900

The video was a little altered because of my android battery needing a reboot LOL. All I wanted to show you was the severity of the leak at the charge air cooler. The gaping split on the core was...

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The video was a little altered because of my android battery needing a reboot LOL. All I wanted to show you was the severity of the leak at the charge air cooler. The gaping split on the core was...

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Hub Guest Blog

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The New Guy

Hub gets in late, sighs heavily as he unlaces his boots.  Covered in the usual layer of grime, grease and wood dust, he reaches a dirty hand into the fridge for a cold beverage and plops down at...

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Hub gets in late, sighs heavily as he unlaces his boots.  Covered in the usual layer of grime, grease and wood dust, he reaches a dirty hand into the fridge for a cold beverage and plops down at...

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The Mechanic's Wife

Whenever my truck is getting winched onto a wrecker here in our small town, the driver usually says, “Isn't your husband the mechanic over at Such and Such?” Yeah, yeah he is, never mind, just...

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Whenever my truck is getting winched onto a wrecker here in our small town, the driver usually says, “Isn't your husband the mechanic over at Such and Such?” Yeah, yeah he is, never mind, just...

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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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