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So, we are getting ready to start up an engine (Detroit Diesel) that we just rebuilt. I am asking one of my guys to keep a look out and shut it down if needed. I have to go up into the flybridge to turn on ignitions and start them up. My guy says, give me a few minuets to get into position. I ask why, what are you doing?

He then tells me he is going to put his fingers into both turbos. He is going to keep the compressor wheels from turning while the engine builds oil pressure. Then he will release. 

Holy Chit!!!!

I stop where we are at. I call him out of the engine room and we go for a walk on the docks to talk about this and how this is not what we do and how on earth he came up with this idea.  

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Ask him if he drank his bath water last night

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Did you tell him next time to use a Banana? 

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:kenk: 

Tell him to pee on an electric fence to see if it is live!

  :lmao:

 

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10 minutes ago, Grease Monkey said:

So, we are getting ready to start up an engine (Detroit Diesel) that we just rebuilt. I am asking one of my guys to keep a look out and shut it down if needed. I have to go up into the flybridge to turn on ignitions and start them up. My guy says, give me a few minuets to get into position. I ask why, what are you doing?

He then tells me he is going to put his fingers into both turbos. He is going to keep the compressor wheels from turning while the engine builds oil pressure. Then he will release. 

Holy Chit!!!!

I stop where we are at. I call him out of the engine room and we go for a walk on the docks to talk about this and how this is not what we do and how on earth he came up with this idea.  

Did he answer Youtube?

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u guys filming a Jackass show ?

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Is this him???

 

 

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 He might be a nice guy but that there is shade tree mechanics.

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His reply, 

His previous employer instructed him to do that. He says he has done this many time. I laughed as I know his previous boss. I trained him too. I have never even considered such a task let alone will I allow or condone this. All of my staff is trained to pre lube the oil system and even if its just a turbo replacement we pre lube the turbo.  

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He had good intentions!

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 Thank you grease monkey for making me feel smart today  :bigrin ....... it’s been a while :lol:

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17 minutes ago, CMBAMF said:

He had good intentions!

Indeed, I couldn't argue as to why he wanted to do it. 

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That's crazy, just put a screwdriver in there, geez.

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That's deserving of a nickname at the shop now.

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1 hour ago, TD said:

That's deserving of a nickname at the shop now.

8-finger Tom? 

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20 minutes ago, WLD-OTZ said:

8-finger Tom? 

No Tips Tommy ?

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“”TURBO TOMMY””

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Hey, why do they call you fingers?

Oh! I see now!

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The Shocker

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Freddy?

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You should buy him a case of Starter fluid to use on the diesels.....that'll fire em right up......

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46 minutes ago, realbadlarry said:

You should buy him a case of Starter fluid to use on the diesels.....that'll fire em right up......

I though that was the standard procedure for starting. My BIL starts his Bobcat like that when it hasn't been used for awhile. :)  

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I have two DD 8 V71 with twin turbos ..... like to see him do that in my engine room ....... actually ....... no, I wouldn’t 

That is one of the dumbest things I have herd of in a long time.

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