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Author Topic: Norman, OK. mobile mechanic advice?  (Read 4477 times)
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« on: January 05, 2010, 07:16:06 PM »

We are sitting in the Walmart parking lot, in Norman, OK. We just lost a oil line, so we are going to need to get that fixed. It is a line that they creased when they installed the new air compressor. The Lord blessed, because we didn't get shut down. I discovered it when stopped. It is a steady stream, so we don't want to move until we get it fixed.

So, my question is, does anybody have any recommendations for a good mobile repair company? If nothing else, we will probably do MCI ERSA.

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 07:21:42 PM »

If you can see it. Can you reach it? Can you take it off and have another one made at a local hydraulic shop and put it back on? In most cases, that's what the mech. would do...Just a thought...Cable
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 07:31:12 PM »

Cable,

Yes we could do that. The problem is we are sitting in a Walmart parking lot, and we don't have the ability to drain the oil into something. I might do it if we had a toad, but we don't. I know that is all the mechanic will do, but that appears to be our best option.

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 07:49:02 PM »

That does look like your best option. I wish you the best of luck....Cable
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 07:54:09 PM »

That does look like your best option. I wish you the best of luck....Cable

Thanks, Cable.

We are trying to get the same guy that we used last time we were broken down in Ok city. We are farther south, then we were back then, but maybe he will come down...we will see.

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 08:07:43 PM »

If all else fails John Jefferson is not that far from you he opens at 7 am 


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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 08:14:49 PM »

Tough break( no pun intended Grin) John, glad you caught it.Good luck! Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010, 08:18:08 PM »

Get a 5 gal. bucket or two from walmart $3.00 also get oil drain pan.

Should only be short walk to parts place.

Hope this helps might be faster then waiting for service tech.

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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010, 08:27:16 PM »

John, if you can figure out a way to drain the oil and get the line off, I can sned one of my employees down there and have him haul you to a shop to get the hose made. . don't know if that will help you out or not, but at least that way you'll have some transportation.  I'll check back on this thread in the morning and see what you found out.  Christy hicks
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010, 08:30:24 PM »

John< check the emergency assist link here on the board, there is a member listed in Norman 10-4 ? Over? Grin glad I could help Cheesy GB
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2010, 08:51:43 PM »

John,  as the guys have mentioned there shouldn't be that much oil coming out of the line..

Being that you are in the Midwest, any "good" hydraulic company>>  I like the Parker products, then there is Aeroquip and the large NAPA carries Weatherhead.    The large companies will have mobile line repair.   It will cost you less in the end if you call one of the LARGE hydraulic companies.  They will come out and build the line and install it for you.   The have to be careful with EPA and State water regs so they will have pans that will catch the oil.

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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2010, 06:25:36 AM »

Thanks for the replies, guys. Here is what it looks like we will do. We will move over to a hydraulic supply store, that will make us a new line. I can bandaid that line, to make the block over there. Once there, I will replace it myself...at least that is the plan.

I will post more later.

Thanks again.

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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2010, 06:35:04 AM »

Good luck with your fixin', John.

Hope to chat with you later, and you'll be bragging about how easy the fix was!.

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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2010, 06:46:36 AM »

It is morning - Are you running yet?

Just checking on you, my friend.

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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2010, 08:21:49 AM »

Add me to that question. . .  offer still stands for some transportation sent your way if you need. . . call us at four oh five four one oh five two eight oh.  Christy Hicks
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