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Old 04-23-2010, 10:15 PM   #1
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So while I was washing the blood, steel, and coolant out of my fresh wound I was wondering what other have attained while working on their miata's.

Then while I was sitting here squeezing the pus out of the same wound I decided I should make a post to see just what others have done to themselves in the pursuit of a better (less bitch) miata.

I'll start off: I dug a 1/2" deep by 2" long trench into the meat between my thumb and pointer when I was doing a bbk in 03 and still can find the scar. Another time I was helping a friend fix a fuel leak and his fuel line split and sprayed me in the eyes...what made this particular event extra shitty was I had gotten prk about a month prior.

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personally i haven't had anything major, just the usual cuts, burns, bruises, extreme soreness, charlie horse while holding a transmission under the car. however, since i've worked in a car dealership since 1997 i've seen some nasty ****. worst probably being a compressed spring coming loose and hitting tech in the head, thought he was dead, but wasn't, doesn't work anymore either.
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I too have had nothing major. Many cuts and bruises indeed.

I don't have a wire stripper so I use a razor. Not only is the bottom sharp but the top is also. By the time I'm finished with what ever, I have super deep cuts in the tips of my fingers. I can't feel it until it starts to heal. Don't know why I keep doing it. JDM I guess!

Edit: I remember something big. A hose clamp fucked my thumb up gooood.
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Same here, just typical cuts and bruises. The only one that you can really distinguish from the other scars is one on my thumb with oil in it. Nice 3/4'' long black scar. My other worst injuries have probably been environment related. Tripping over ****, hitting my head, pulling muscles lifting stuff way too heavy for one person.
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A toolbox got dumped over in the shop once with a can of undercoating on it. I was standing by and the stuff was spraying on me, and before I knew it it seeped right through my pants, and stuck where I really did not want it to. Not an injury, but really sucked, typical scratches/burns otherwize.

I saw plenty of guys catch on fire, get hot coolant in their face, saw one guy fall out of a car on 6' in the air on a rack, because the guy was working under the dash of the car, and another guy thought it would be funny to raise it up while he was in there.
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That's pretty messed up! I would have been belligerent with anger if that had happened to me.
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While changing the front driverside coilovers out, I rested my hand in the brake rotor. The rotor turned and all four of my knuckles on that hand got sliced open pretty bad by the dust shield. I wrapped them in electrical tape, finished up, and went out to the bar. True story...
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I have a circular scar on top of my right hand from the bastard little coolant barb under the thermostat housing when I did the timing belt job on my 94. Pretty much like taking a little biscuit cutter of skin out.
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not my accident but the guys down the street. we were watching tv one night heard a huge explosion and felt our house shake. i jumped up looked out the window seen a fire balled 250 300 foot in the air.
apparenty they were changing a fuel pump out and had an open flame it caught there shop on fire which had a 1000 gallon fuel tank in it when that sucker went it leveled the shop put most of the roof in a wood area over 100 foot away and damn near burned everything around it to the ground.
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I wrapped them in electrical tape, finished up, and went out to the bar. True story...
**** yeah! Ahaha
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I was getting out from under the car, and poked myself right in the center of my cornea with the pointy end of a ziptie that was sticking down. That sonombitch hurt - I went to the doc, got some drops, and it healed in 2 days.
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Cut my fingers open with razors, hose clamps, screqdrivers, etc more times than I can count. Worst so far was a e-brake cable breaking, the car rolled and pinned my leg to the garage wall. Didn't brake any bones, but it hurt for a few weeks.
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I was lifting the head off my motor and pulled a muscle in my groin but after 45 minutes of rubbing and caressing, it felt way better!
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A rapidly decompressing spring nailed me in the hand and then in the back of my head.

I also had a piece of an oil drain line stuck on my hand; I had to be sedated and it took 3 men to rip it off (It was too big to cut with the cutters). Took a good chunk of my finger with it too.
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I decided it was a quicker idea to grind something by holding it in my hand instead of clamping it in a vise. The grinder slipped and hit my hand. I didn't feel it until the next morning when it was a burn blister.
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Hit my thumb with a hammer one time and completely ripped the nail off.
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once a wire wheel piece lodged itself 2 inches in my arm, punched/burned a hole in my palm with a tig welder, I once grabbed a very hot part of my go-kart where I forgot I just welded there, I ******* hate SS braiding, drill slipped and went into my finger, hose clamps have a hidden evil, someone else's cut-off wheel in auto tech exploded and a piece found its way into my leg... I have many things I can remember, car or no car relation.

Edit: didnt realize it was just miata related, well 5 of those happened working on the miata... also I dropped a rotor on my hand, while trying to pry it off... slices in my hand from vigurously grabbing the top lip of the firewall, slices in my hand from edges of the fenders, skinned my knuckles many times with a wrench slipping in blind spots...
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No one ever wants to admit their stupid wrenching mistakes, but i sure can share a good one.

I work in Car dealerships. BMW had a rule... if we had a Cat faliure, you would cut the cat out of the pipe,and send just the cat to BMW for warranty. Basically they didnt want the extra pipe to go along with the shipment.

SOO our technician thought of the easy way to cut the cat out of the pipes. He left it mounted under the car, got out his HUGE 8 Inch grinder, with a cutoff wheel in it... With the car up in the air above him, he proceeded to grind / cut thru the pipes. The rear pipe went great, but the front one, once almost cut thru, binded on the cutoff wheel. KICKED BACK like a ****. and poped right out onto his FACE...

Needless to say... SPLIT HIS NOSE , UPPER LIP, BOTTOM LIP, AND CHIN PRETTY WIDE OPEN. It wasnt HORRIBLE< could have been alot worse, but still busted open, 6 months later left with scar top to bottom.

New dealership rule... when cutting exhaust pipes. USE SAWZAW in VICE.
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I punched myself in the eye with the pointy end of a crowbar once. Well, eye socket. .25" lower and it would have been bad.

I was trying to pry a rear shock/spring out while changing suspension myself. I suddenly thought a crowbar would be the best thing ever. Pry................ It comes free!!!! all that springy force goes right into my face. I actually fell over. Blood gushed.

Yeah, I damn near knocked myself out and blinded myself. lol.

I am older and smarter now.
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Not miata related, but one time I had a t56 land on my face. Never again....
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