Saturday, March 12, 2016

A day in images....

 At work, solving a mess left to a poor customer from the fine folks at Munro Muffler, Brake, Bait, and Butcher shops. A HUGE bill to replace a TPS sensor (3x retail on the parts), and so butchered I had to strip it all out and start over.
Finished the work day by mounting a hitch on the Subbie.  Hoping to bring home an elderly (Read CHEAP) 14' Jon boat and trailer this weekend.  Fingers crossed... the trailer has a 1994 tag on it....
 The neighbors are away, and I am playing jigger for their horses.  Old Dakota here is a sweetheart, and they sure do love their sweet grain :-)
Finally...... up at 3am. Can't sleep.  Brain too full of thinkies, and lungs too full of coughies.  Blech.  So much going on in life, and me hankering for a break that's not coming anytime soon.

2 comments:

Bryn said...

Just trying to imagine how any mechanic could justify a large bill on a TPS sensor, unless it was on a really exotic car...?
Typical parts-only unit price on a common Ford in the UK, £50 sterling from a main dealer, or £15 sterling from a car parts discount shop.
Labour on the one I saw replaced was 40 minutes, mainly removing plastic covers & other parts to get at the TPS at one end, and the EMC connector at the other.

I'd be more concerned with what on earth went on in the repair shop that resulted in that wiring melting?

Carteach said...

Not melted, Bryn. That is some weird mess of butt connectors, solder, shrink wrap, tub caulk, and electrical tape. None of it solid, and more than enough resistance to eat .3 or .4 volts of signal. I replaced it all with proper sensor wiring.

Drunken Monkey mekaineeks.....