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50 thoughts on “Mechanic states: busted nuts! time to destroy some metal!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Ovington says:

    Your are doing an amazing job..
    If you can't take criticism..
    Say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
    Keep up with the awesomeness!!
    There World is full of negativity.
    You are not going to please everyone
    even if you do your best under the worst possible conditions and get it done and get it done right and make safe.There will always always be Karen's sadly.
    It is what it is, ignore it, move on..
    When the Job is done.
    Walk away with your head held high
    and a smile on your face..
    I love your "whistling at work"
    wish more would do it..
    Remember..He's knew..
    We all were at one time..Amd as bad as this one is..Someone new or experienced has done something way way way worse.
    Hopefully he was given a couple more chances.I play 3 strikes your out.There is hope yet for this young gentleman..Even if he was asked to move on, there is hope he will turn into a fine mechanic yet..

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Jackson says:

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  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Bentley says:

    It's like you said Ray, the younger generation won't listen. I hope his chastisement was suitable for the degree of annoyance it caused. If they don't listen on the small things then what they going to be like on the big stuff. Next it will be pneumatic hammer to aluminium.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Bentley says:

    I hope the Scorer's Apprentice was made to pay for your drill bits and time. More haste less speed. It's good that you were there to save the day Ray.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Dietz says:

    Hopefully the "kid" learned his lesson and goes on to be a fine tech one day.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Offbrandthor says:

    That should Be common sense not to do that in the first place. You never start off a lug with any power tool.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Peters says:

    I wonder if welding antispatter spray would protect the rim better

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Kennedy says:

    That a kid would apply at a shop and not have the basic sense to hand thread a nut to start says he should neve have been hired.

    I wonder if the stud is a sacrificial softness compared to the hub plate so the damage stays on the cheaper part

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Trev says:

    Your way was probably the right way, but I think I would have attempted to unbolt the hub.. if it was a bolt in hub type of deal.. If it was pressed then nvm. Once the hub was unbolted you could either cut the back of the stud off or weld a nut to it and grab with a sturdy vice grip.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aidan Davis says:

    Ray if I lived in Florida you would be the only mechanic I would ever trust to work on my truck. I’ve had several mechanics try to scam me where I live. I barely even trust the guys I let change my oil, even then when I get home I check it myself. Your an amazing mechanic and a great content creator. Keep up the good work Ray.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott slattery says:

    it would seem that patience in training has its rewards. even the best have to learn but it really shouldnt b at a customers expense. im hoping you show this young tech this video ray. we all make mistakes and the real test is when that young tech accepts hes human and makes mistakes. slow down do the job right the 1st time and if accidents happen then so be it

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Markomyt1 says:

    Good Job Ray!
    I had a shop do the same with my splined security lugnuts that had a specially keyed socket.
    Rather than turn it in til it seated they would spine the socket and nearly rounded the thing off. People!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dallas Davis says:

    cobalt bits are good until they catch
    they are brittle but cut good

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sjaak van engelen says:

    we drilled the bulldozer guiding rolls out with widia drills .concrete drills .bosch are the best

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Fry says:

    I had to do this on my Ram rear hub but the nut did come off with enough air power. You Tube was very helpful and so are you.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ramon Garciano says:

    Maybe that new stud shoulda be welded to the hub. It could give way "again" someday. But am sure your judgement has answered that

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Noble says:

    I would use that socket that was just broken as a sleeve or heat shield. Worth a try. It may have saved the Powdercoat from the heat.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Noble says:

    I would use that socket that was just broken as a sleeve or heat shield. Worth a try. It may have saved the Powdercoat from the heat.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barry Rudge says:

    I think we can look back over the years and we all learn the hard way, we've all done something silly due to a lack of knowledge

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Noey Garza says:

    Trying to save money on not destroying the rim? I would of just bought another one. Life keeps moving on, but you did an excellent job Ray, loved how you stepped drilled and used cobalt drill bits.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Abel Kraaij says:

    You can sharpen your drillbits

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars brian watkins says:

    if he's costing the company money he's got to go, deadwood is a drain

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Staszko says:

    HoBo Freight! Woohoo

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheOnespeedbiker says:

    I inherited a 4×4 ATV and discovered 3 out of 4 lug nuts on one wheel had been stripped,(very easy to do with 1/4" lugs studs). The previous owners solution was to install washers to space the lug nuts above the stripped area, which were also in various stages of being stripped out. It think I found the replacement studs cost about $8 @ set for 4. Fortunately lug studs are usually a softer alloy than the hub, but it was really a chore installing the new lug studs; I used a c clamp for the first two and then got smart and used a socket as a spacer and pressed in other two with a 1/2" ratchet.

    As far as drilling hardened steel I have to go with slow is better. I was repairing a riding mower where the mounting holes for the blade spindles in the deck had rusted out. My solution was to use some old circular saw blades as a sandwich support between the mounting bolts, deck and spindles. Using a drill press, the smaller drill bite went through fairly easy, but I burnt up some larger bits until I slowed down the speed and continually dunked the bit in oil to lubricate and cool it down. The fix was a success, even though I burnt up about $30 worth of carbide drill bits in the process; I read somewhere that such monetary costs are not a loss, they are simply the morale equivalent of tuition.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Google says:

    Great job!!!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Google says:

    I would assume the shop paid for the drill bits,right?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eddy Anderson says:

    Yea I know somebody just like that young kid your talking about. Can’t tell him shit he knows how to do everything

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Geordie Gixxer says:

    Good job Ray. Done a few of those and that can be an utter biatch.. as for the haters, jealousy gets them riled up.. 😁👍

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Grosser says:

    Hi Ray , I can't understand why you didn't just call in some of the numerous "Experts" out there and you could have sat back and learned from their "VAST EXPERIENCE" . You must remember Ray ,that no matter what you are doing in this world there will always some "expert" that knows better than you do. As usual, a good video and I thank you. I do have some very helpful advice in regards to the subject at hand, but seeing as you have already had so much "unwanted help", I will refrain. Cheers from Australia.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kelly C says:

    Once again, GREAT JOB, RAY!!
    👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kelly C says:

    Ray, a very old school driller taught me… the harder the steel the slower your drill speed.
    At the Naval Shipyard I worked at for 20 years doing just that proved him right.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jeff porter says:

    Hope when you got done you shared your oil full story when you first started in the field.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kasual Skeptik says:

    Repeat after me; "I don't know what I don't know…" Should be the Pledge of Allegiance to the garage every morning before you start your shift…

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kasual Skeptik says:

    Wow, you swore..!! I love it…!
    I always said, truly honest and frank people swear a lot…. Just look at Jimmy Dore on YouTube…
    Nothing has changed over the years; The youth of all generations always think they know better, and treat the old-timers as senile, to their own detriment…
    After a while, most will become less retarded, tired of doing things 5 times, and some will learn to listen and follow instructions…

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jean Meslier says:

    My boss would have literally kicked my ass. In the far off days of last Century pre-impact, people still cross threaded lug nuts and bolts.
    Back to Harbor Freight. They used to sell bags of factory reject drill bits really cheap with about an 80 per cent use rate.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Iain Earl says:

    Had a similar situation with a lift at work today. But it wasnt a new guys who did it. It was actually my boss. We have those cheap tire shop lifts that are stationary on the ground and only go up a foot or two. With newer f150 pickups, because they are so long, they need to be pulled forward further than most vehicles. My boss didnt follow this simple procedure and lifted this 5,000+ lbs vehicle like most others. This in turn made the vehicle unbalanced and when I took one of the front tires off the rear end dropped down and rolled off the back of the lift. Later on he wouldnt claim responsibility for this incident and when i called him out on it he said it was my fault and sent me home. I have a meeting with our manager later to sort everything out.

    Moral of this story, pay attention to your lifting points. Any vehicle at any height in the air can cause serious damage and injury. Number 2, always check other peoples work, it may end up saving your butt. Number 3, dont be an a-hole and take responsibility for your actions. This event could cost me my job in the end and its not my fault.
    Thanks for letting me vent about my bad work environment. I have plans to leave but for the moment i just need to stick it out. Love your channel Ray. Keep up the duck-a-duck clicks.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SOCOMJON says:

    Don’t lambaste someone for doing a dumb job while you’re not wearing a seat belt!!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John says:

    As for kids knowing everything, well I'm 62 and still learn new things everyday. Which makes me wonder, When I was a teenager and knew everything, how come I forgot so much ?

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Madow says:

    I used to have a four wheel drive, Isuzu Trooper that equipped with magnesium rim and the chrome hub cap that held by lug nuts and 4 Philips head screw size 7mm that needs to be re-assembled every time we do the tire rotation. When the rust got inside to the lug nuts and all tread of 7mm screws, the cross tread issues occurred all the time so it take longer for the job. The store manager keep breath over the shoulder of the crews for time spending on each tire rotation job. That create pressure to the crews and they came to me as customer and I have to pay for time and nut lugs and 7 mm screws or else the repair facility will not work on the wheel rotation on my truck.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen says:

    Wait until you're 70 and realize what you don't know would fill an encyclopedia.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars spelunkerd says:

    When we were kids, most of us went through this learning experience. I screwed up and crossthreaded more than my share of bolts along the way. So in the end, in the face of frustration over a young colleague, I try to stay positive and remember how it felt to go through the embarrassment and humiliation. Arrogant bravado from those guys can be hard to take, but many have the potential to become excellent technicians if they can get through their dangerous phase. Interestingly, most of us in the DIY field never get the experience to advance beyond false confidence.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bowhunters says:

    If that lug nut is all that kid screws up then he's doing good, the lift pads not being positioned correctly is scary and how someone can die.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars roythearcher says:

    I was watching that just waiting for the drill bit to lose an edge, you didn't disappoint! Like you said you learn something new every day.
    I know hindsight is a wonderful thing but.. I would have gone for the larger drill bit after first using the smaller one to just make a divot big enough to keep the larger drill bit from wandering off too much. from a guy with 40 years of workshop experience.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan's Learning Curve says:

    Watched this video a while back. Came back to add a thought.
    When you have a wheel stud spinning like this one. When you're drilling it out, have you applied pressure on the stud by forcing the wheel against it? Just to stop it from spinning by the force of the drill.
    Thoughts?