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50 thoughts on “Spring compressor fail! no more death wander!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aaron Burson says:

    Just call them hairpins?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sand 007 says:

    For polyurethane anti-swaybar bushings and to avoid possible squeaking, I apply plumber's teflon tape over the bar then the bushing over it

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Goodie Smalls says:

    Cotter pins is what i always have called them

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Kelley says:

    They were called cotter pins in late 70s when I started turning wrenches

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ben Avery says:

    That's a cotter pin! In the U.K. as well. 😈

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Guy Franks says:

    It appears that both bump stops are missing on this truck. Guy Franks

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cjr1881 says:

    I guess you disregard the sensor fail check engine light.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BG Outdoors says:

    Been working on vehicles since I could pick up a wrench so about 20 years. I never once heard a cotter pin get called a split pin. I could see why it would be called that but i and everyone i have ever met call them cotter pins

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonathon Huntley says:

    How much would that normally cost to have a shop rebuild a front end?? Guessing $3k

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Partin says:

    No new bumpstop rubbers?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bobeaseshop says:

    I've been trying to not say anything about it – BUT the appeal to tradition is a fallacy of logic AND it does not matter what a parts store $1.98 box reads. How do you know all the other languages on the box don't read cotter pin? What ya got hold of on those ball joints is a split pin. It is not a cotter pin, nor is it a hairpin. A cotter pin is a solid (not split) tapered pin to tighten an assembly. Look up Austin-Healy 100/6 front end assembles to see a good example. I love your videos by the way and you are simply using the vernacular. It just went wrong somewhere and it stuck. It is not a hot water heater – it is a cold water heater. Just thing folks say and we all know the meaning… but you are using a split pin. 🙂 Love you videos and admire "most" of you knowledge and super hard work you do. You're right up there with Eric O. in my book. Bobby

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars starving artist says:

    There's no use watching if its in fast forward !

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars starving artist says:

    That phone would drive me insane

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Scribner says:

    Hey Ray, love your videos. Did you replace the missing lower control arm bump stop rubbers ?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheOnespeedbiker says:

    So are they Angry or just Frustrated pliers?

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Moore says:

    Love your music, no loud yelling or banging just plain soft great music.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Gostling says:

    A cotter is a pin or wedge passing through a hole to fix parts tightly together. In British usage cotter pin has the same meaning, but in the U.S. it means a split pin.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Graeme says:

    A cotter pin is just any metal pin used to fasten two parts of a mechanism together. Then all the different types of cotter pin were given or known by a certain name. So for example, an "R" pin looks an R shape and people ask for R pins. The pin you refer to as a cotter pin, the name usually given to it is a split pin, because it splits. The only pin I know that was just called a cotter pin was on older push bikes. If you search "PEUGEOT UO8 TYPE/SIZE Cotter pins 2X NOS! Beta01 D10-002-02 20/3/21". you will find a wedge shaped pin with a nut on the end to hold the crank arm in place on a bike, this was always called a cotter pin.

    So technically, if you asked for a cotter pin, you will probably be asked, "Yes, which type?". Then you ask for the type that splits. This is all UK speak by the way.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars OldSchoolComix says:

    Welcome Back, Cotter (pin)

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Citizen First says:

    Nice job on the rear springs. Keep up the vids.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thoridin58 says:

    I have heard that Moog parts are no longer of the same quality as in the past. Is that true? (Anyone?) OH, and Cotter Pins is the American name for them. In the UK and Europe they are known as Split Pins. Lived in Europe for 3 years and that is what they were called.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thoridin58 says:

    "Too early for noodle arm" he says. I get noodle arm sometimes just from thinking of the work I have to do on my vehicles.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WRG says:

    Technically speaking, there are 8 different types of cotter pins: Split Cotter Pins, R-pins or R-clips, Standard Cotter Pin, Spring Cotter Pin, Barrel Cotter Pin, Dipped Cotter Pin, Straight Cotter Pins, Cotter Pin with a Key

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nathen Young says:

    I love the midnight sonata

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Butterfield says:

    All the new parts and no grease??? There were a lot of zerk fittings that are very hard to get a grease once installed.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Bates says:

    Nice job on the rear coils

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mrblueun says:

    Please tell me why you are so anal about the orientation of the oil fill cap ? Lol

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    I like the blue color…it matches your gloves.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars phillips phillips says:

    split pin used on dist. shaft gear / axle shaft sprocket on a go kart etc.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Alexander says:

    Watching this video makes me appreciate the fact that I have a mechanic and can afford to have a mechanic

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Alexander says:

    Make sure to use blue thread lock, not red.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lisa Burnett says:

    Yes Ray… across the pond we call them split pins lol.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Harris says:

    Do you paint your disc rotors or do they come that way?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Hicks says:

    With the price of new and used cars cheaper to repair regardless of book value, unless rusted out

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

    now you have a good live .the music says so.good mecanic
    do your "thing"

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Smith says:

    Nice job again Ray but why no Bump Stops on the front suspension?

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Terry Sansom says:

    when working on rear suspension it alway good to put a screw jack up under the front k-memeber FOR SAFETY!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TechLife says:

    Cotter Pins here in Australia too

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Walter Fuller says:

    I don’t know if this has been asked, but I have to ask. Why does the brake pad instructions say to open the bleeder valve when compressing the caliber back? If you do not you can damage the ABS booster system by forcing the brake fluid back or is this something that is on much newer cars?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Rudd says:

    REEEEE!!!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Ellison says:

    They're cotter pins. I'm 51 – always called cotter pins. The people arguing are probably Liberals, they're infamous for needing 1000 different labels to try to express themselves in a manner that makes them feel good and important.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Al Catraz says:

    If you are afraid of this task YOU ARE A SPRING CHICKEN…..

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Al Catraz says:

    COTTER PINS are same as SPLIT PINS !
    Welcome back cotter….

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Al Catraz says:

    A JOINT VENTURE,,,,,

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Rhodes says:

    Where is the lower control arm stop bushing

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars STABLEBUM1 says:

    Watching you spread those shoes reminded me of the time I decided to put shoes on our Dodge Dually. Everything went fantastic, I pushed the two round things back into the calipers to make room for the new shoes. Got it all back together and took it for a test ride. I hit the brakes a little harder than normal and both front brakes locked up. Had to call a wrecker to take truck back to our mechanic to find out what I had done. Turns out that sand gets behind those round things and you are supposed to pull them out and clean behind them or you will end up on the side of the road like me.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Castinn says:

    According to Wikipedia, split pin is the UK usage of USA cotter pin.