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Tour bus driver escapes death as jack collapses while he makes roadside repairs

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He should have asked the tourists to get off the bus first.

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On 7/28/2020 at 6:14 PM, sammieuk1 said:

Surprised this lucky man has never heard of a chock also surprised to hear you can repair a shock absorber whilst attached to a 10 ton bus 🤔

Correct term is axle stand, and one normally remove the shock absorber and replaces it as they can't usually be repaired by guys on the side of the road.

I'm guessing that he used a car jack, and not one large enough for a bus.

 

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On 7/29/2020 at 12:22 AM, digger70 said:

If the mounting is broken of the shock one can weld it or if the mounting bold is broken one can weld it  . Done before .

You can do anything but it doesn't mean one should. No way I'd trust a welded bolt on a bus shock. Not like they are expensive to replace.

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duh first jack it  up 2nd  stick axle stands under it, axle  stands  are  not  lumps  of  wood or  blocks dummy

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5 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

You can do anything but it doesn't mean one should. No way I'd trust a welded bolt on a bus shock. Not like they are expensive to replace.

One can and should if there's not a New one Where one is and and Have to drive to a Destination .

Than Have to Order/wait for a new one.Right?

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2 hours ago, bodga said:

duh first jack it  up 2nd  stick axle stands under it, axle  stands  are  not  lumps  of  wood or  blocks dummy

Nah they are bricks, perhaps he used those weak breeze blocks!

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On 7/28/2020 at 1:55 PM, Geoffggi said:

Obviously the bus had not been through any kind of maintenance checks recently .....!!

of course IT HAD.......and the driver had been on a course "how to repair big bus when shock absorbers are KAPUT" !!!!

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On 7/28/2020 at 3:27 PM, grumpy 4680 said:

     I really don't see what repairs can be made to a shock absorber, other than having a replacement.

me too.......!!! once kaput new one is needed......I would assume....

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On 7/28/2020 at 4:27 PM, grumpy 4680 said:

     I really don't see what repairs can be made to a shock absorber, other than having a replacement.

c'mon, that's easy! 

stick tennis balls in all the spaces between and betwixt the coil spring spirals.

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19 hours ago, ChouDoufu said:

c'mon, that's easy! 

stick tennis balls in all the spaces between and betwixt the coil spring spirals.

Not sure where they can find tennis balls when even a suitable jack is not to be found.

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WHY did the driver not use phone to find a mechanic/service place and have them repair/replace the shocker ???

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On 8/1/2020 at 3:44 PM, digger70 said:

One can and should if there's not a New one Where one is and and Have to drive to a Destination .

Than Have to Order/wait for a new one.Right?

In that situation OK, but replace soon as possible. No one ever died because the shocks were not working ( far as I know ).

However it needs someone that can actually weld, and doesn't think sunglasses are OK for arc welding.

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On 7/28/2020 at 7:22 PM, digger70 said:

If the mounting is broken of the shock one can weld it or if the mounting bold is broken one can weld it  . Done before .

so you expect  A THAI BUS DRIVER TO BE  qualified welder and have welding equipment on the bus?????!!!!

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45 minutes ago, essox essox said:

so you expect  A THAI BUS DRIVER TO BE  qualified welder and have welding equipment on the bus?????!!!!

No, One could've stopped at an Mechanical Workshop somewhere Couldn't one ? 

There Are Drivers that are Mechanics and Can weld .

Maybe even some Thais? 

They would be Smart enough to stop at the Right place and do a Temporary Fix  :jap:

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1 hour ago, thaibeachlovers said:

In that situation OK, but replace soon as possible. No one ever died because the shocks were not working ( far as I know ).

However it needs someone that can actually weld, and doesn't think sunglasses are OK for arc welding.

Ha ha ,Yea seen that welding with Shades, One said, Cannot see with Helmet. 

I said Fritz u .

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