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I Am a Diesel Mechanic

For diesel mechanics/technicians from Caterpillar to John Deere and everything in between 42 People

    And I Love It!!

     I wouldn't even call myself a mechanic because I forget SO MUCH that when somebody actually asks me something, I go blank and don't know what to say.  Maybe because I don't have a lot of experience yet. But just getting under a machine or truck is incredible...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 11 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    Inexperience Talking

    I look back now and this is funny, but at the time it wasn't so much. I was working as a service manager and was out of town on vaction. The owner had recently hired a new mechanic ignoring my input. One of our rental generators had failed on a jobsite with low oil pressure, so...
    tomwhite45 tomwhite45 51-55 1 Response Feb 29, 2012

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    Job Opportunity

    Great job opportunity guys!! We are hiring Caterpillar and Komatsu certified diesel technicians to go over to Perth Australia and work. We sponsor your visa, and all accommodations are provided!! Starting pay is $45.00 an hour, but can go up to $60.00 an hour. If you are anyone...
    sbrantley0506 sbrantley0506 26-30, F Oct 24, 2012

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    I Am A Diesel Machanic

    I have a 1998 chevy 3500 6.5L Diesel my pump went bad, I removed everything to get to the  pump 3  bolts holding pump removed bolts pump moved out about 1/4" than stoped it will not come out seems like something is holding it ? looked at new pump it looks...
    zitro zitro 56-60 2 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    Diesel Fuel In The Crankcase Deutz Dfp6-2012-c15

    Looking for someone with experience with this engine. Deutz DFP6-2012-C15. This is a fire pump engine that I serviced last week for the first time since it was installed new. The oil sample report came back today with 27% diesel fuel in the engine oil. The diesel fuel tank is...
    tomwhite45 tomwhite45 51-55 3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    The More I Know, The More I Know I Don't Know.

    My instructors favorite saying when I took Diesel Electric in Pocatello Idaho. Really enjoy the work and like the diversity that Diesel Electric gives me. I love to troubleshoot most of the time, and electrical is usually cleaner than diesel work, but once in a while it's nice to...
    tomwhite45 tomwhite45 51-55 Feb 28, 2012

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    I Need A Deisel Mechanic

    i have a 953 cat and have some questions for anyone that can help
    allyb2005 allyb2005 22-25 2 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    1993 6.5 Turbo Diesel

    I have a 1993 6.5 turbo diesel when I rev it up sitting still it blows out white smoke out the tail pipe
    Jedmisten Jedmisten 41-45 1 Response May 19, 2013

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    Oops

    I acciently put 1 gallon of unleaded in a deisel engine the rest of the tank is deisel what will happen
    ooops2 ooops2 31-35 Feb 1, 2013

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    Career Opportunity

      Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship Paarl R15 000 – R20 000 ctc pm negotiable on experience 5+ yrs experience in the construction industry.   Join a professional team with more than 15 yrs experience in the civil construction industry. Clients in the private...
    Recruit Recruit 31-35 2 Responses Jul 2, 2009

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    Diesel Experiences

    I have only worked on a few diesel engines over the past 40 or so years of my mechanical life, mainly  tractors, an irrigation rig and recently my 5.9 Cummins motor home. So, you see I am more of an enthusiast than a regular diesel mechanic.  I am very...
    carztech carztech 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2010

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