Friday, May 29, 2015

shipping tools

Had an environmental systems emergency this morning...the pump on the swamp cooler was not cycling.  Ran a quick diagnostic and discovered there was a loose junction in the timer circuit.  A little solder and it was back in business.

Once cool air was back in service, had a meeting with the shipping department.  We decided to take advantage of the shipping tools that PayPal has to offer.  Mailing out the next offering will be much more streamlined and no more trips to the post office.  85,98,65,0,B

7 comments:

Sam Finn said...

It's nice when you can fix things yourself.

Larry G said...

John is a man of many talents.. who would have thought it was a solder connection much less figure out which one!

Margery Bills said...

Good work. The heat is nothing to fool with, especially as one gets older.

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

So 2 weeks ago I was 30 miles from the house.I pulled in a gas station for the obvious,Got back in the truck to turn the key, nothing. So I sat there for the next 45 minutes jiggling the key and trying to turn it until I had a blister on my thumb.Finally called a guy I knew with a wrecker.3 bucks a mile + hookup. Everything was locked up.I knew what the problem was but no tools.I had been having problems with it for 6 months.Rolled the bones and lost.Should have fixed it long ago.So anyway, got to the house.Got my socket,pulled out the panel under the steering wheel.Little hole under bottom side of ignition, pushed in the detent,ignition cylinder barrel slides out,popped off the end the key goes in, pulled the guts out, took needle nose and pulled out the 2 pieces of the last pin. It's a split pin and when it get worn one or the other half will drop down and lock up the ignition.Easy fix but no one in the biz. will tell you about it.The cheapest ignition cylinder I could find was NAPA,$ 109.00. Go to the dealer you better have an IRA to cash out. It's nice to be handy but even better not to procrastinate.You have an older tundra John, ignition feeling a gritty when you turn the key, need to jiggle it ? BTW, forgot to mention the ignition must be in accessory to push the detent and get it to slide out.It's a whole other thing if you let it get to the point mine was as the key wouldn't go in accessory so I had to muscle it out with vise grips.The end is hidden by the bezel so you can't see it where it's all chewed up.Works smoother that it has in 5 years...

Sam Finn said...

Rev.jimmyleebob ...

Very helpful. They don't cover these things in the owner's manual.

Margery Bills said...

Yes Rev., I remember the frustration and helplessness of needing a new ignition many years ago. Glad it is smooth now.

DEL said...

I took the guts out of mine and put it back in. Any key that will fit the hole will work now.
Don't have to worry about lost keys, split pins ot anything else.