Originally Posted by meyermm
From your post I gather you are a jack of all trades master of none. So I take offence at you calling yourself a Diesel mechanic. Recently and I hope Sven is reading this post much has been written on the subject of poor quality Diesel mechanics.
Yeah I get that a lot, but my skill is offset by the amount of schooling I attended to to get my certification
in machining, welding and then 2 years later diesel tech. I did my apprenticeship in a heavy duty diesel shop who's main client was a little company called JB Hunt. They are in the states so I doubt you have heard of them, the other big client owned a company called Wal~Mart, you may have heard of them.
I've been tinkering with diesels for only 20 years so I can see why some might think me a hack, but I am still pretty good at making old machines purr. Of course I am a not certified in rigging
, electrics, fiberglass
, knots or most needed nautical trades, but a jack I am not, a master of only metal smithing. Certified only in tool and die machine, welding, diesel mechanics, black smithing, forge and foundry works. It's amazing what one can learn when their hobby is trades education.
No need to take offence, there is a whole half of a planet between me and OZ, too bad you only find hacks, the hillbilly has been around diesel tractors for only 35 years and developed a system to run MBZ 617/618 on waste grease from "off the the shelf" hardware
store bits while in college, but I spent most of my time toying with chemistry learning
to make soap and hooch as by products in making better diesel fuel
from trash. ( I went to college after trade