Worst times for interruptions when working with or on the Z?

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by Sanouske, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Sanouske

    Sanouske Retired Moderator

    Just throwing it out there.

    What's been peoples worst interruptions whe you've either been working on the Z, or when driving the Z. Etc?

    For me, it's right now. I'm on call with work. But currently im waiting at work for a customer to arrive. This simple task is interrupting me, sanding the Z down. I'm currently a wash with coloured dust, waiting in the car, with the warm sun out.

    I must admit I've been lucky all week to not have this sort of event happen. As I've been on call all week.

    What's yours???
  2. Jamie

    Jamie Jamie The Hobbit

    Casual worker at a chain of pubs, so whenever I have a day off and start working on the Z, I almost always get called in -.-
  3. frysie

    frysie FRYTECH

    not having the right tools.

    on call 24/7, and my forcast changes daily... even hourly
  4. mungyz

    mungyz Well-Known Member

    Waiting for Jono to mention the finger incident .....
  5. Nauraushaun

    Nauraushaun New Member

    I work all day in the city, but I don't live in the city. Every day I get home at 7, think "oh I can do this, it'll be a half-hour job!", and it takes 2 hours, the sun goes down, bedtime approaches, I get hungry...nothing ever gets done.
  6. Hidds

    Hidds THAT annoying guy....

    rain when you have the bonnet off to install gas struts
  7. stumagoo

    stumagoo Active Member

    When you think you are about done and the wife comes out and picks up something you missed an hour before and asks "what's this for?". Ok so it wasn't on a z but she did it on one car..... Just screwing the air filter on to the Darby and she picks up the new thrust bearing....... Normally with the z its her making suggestions as to what may be wrong. Fair enough she has a good basic idea of what's going on but 99% of the time I have already checked her idea about 10 times already
  8. SIM300


    Haha Yeah, having the end of my finger torn off by the timing belt while my partner was asking if I needed anything from the shop. Do they sell fingers at the shop? :rolleyes:

  9. michandy

    michandy Active Member


    Thats gotta hurt :(
    For me it was discovering that I had left the sandwich plate out from between the motor and gearbox on the zed just after I had finnished putting the motor back into the car :( The funny thing is that the only reason I discovered it is because I had done the same thing the day before when working on a mates xf falcon :eek: Silly me :eek:
  10. bRACKET

    bRACKET Do Right Dean

    What's your hand look like now? Did they sow it back or way too far gone... Didn't realise it was that bad!
  11. SIM300


    They saved it by taking flesh from the bottom part of my finger and sewing it up top.

    Lots of scars, just more to add to my collection really :rolleyes:

    The pic of the flesh and finger nail was discovered by my father a couple days after the accident under the car, so there was no saving that haha. Dog wouldn't eat it either, what a waste!
  12. Moo

    Moo Shocking...

    Why did you have the bonnet off...? :confused:
  13. Moo

    Moo Shocking...

    Worst interruption has been when I needed to poo. Man I hate that!
  14. frysie

    frysie FRYTECH

    ^this ?

    just prop it up with your bonnet prop, put on the brackets remove the bonnet prop and bobs your uncle
  15. Polish

    Polish New Member

    This 100%.
  16. loud'n'proud

    loud'n'proud Challenge Accepted

    and having an erection... like you want to have a play but your hands are dirty, and you dont want your missus coming home and asking why your shalong smells like axle grease....

    and if you leave it untreated it can get caught on exhaust pipes under the car... probably should start wearing pants in the garage too

    and if you are leaning on the car ie in the engine and you start to grind a little it feels gay that you are grinding your car
  17. Wrathlon

    Wrathlon Member

    Not on my Zed but on my Prelude - bottom shifter cable boot tore and I couldnt get 2nd 4th or reverse...had to drive like that for a week before a day off to get it fixed.

    Worst interruptions normally are getting under the car, maneouvering into position...and realising I left the goddamn tools out of my reach.

    That, or when everything seems fine, you put it all together and either some part is similar but wrong, or you forgot something that necessitates pulling everything back off again to rectify.

    Thankfully, I actually learn and only ever do this shit the first time. Once bitten, twice shy.
  18. Moo

    Moo Shocking...

    Can't be gay if you're calling them a girls name...

    Yeahhhh I'm often caught out butt nekkid around my car... I was washing my car in just my undies the other week and a car full of old girls went past to see the house up the road for sale... I started to bar up when they slowed down to have a perve... They later stayed for the show. ;) Old girls FTW.

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