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And Now ... The Rest of the Story

While I may be an AFOC, I most certainly am .... an idiot. After further review and independent verification, there can be no doubt.

It seems that the "wrong" filters they gave me, weren't. It was my application of them that was wrong. Using the handily provided O-rings that came with them, I put one in the groove at the top of the filter, not realizing, I was blocking the point of entry for the fuel. As I said, there can be no doubt, I am a first class idiot.

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Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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I think everyone of us has done a really dumb thing. Your just a braver guy by telling the truth in public

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PB- If it makes you feel any better, I did the exact same thing this year during my spring commissioning.

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Well, at least you've learned something about it..

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And by posting your woes you may save someone from pulling a pbeezer...
lol jk Education is a wonderful thing I am sure someone on here will remember what happened to you and take a second look at what they are doing and thank you for you post.
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Good on ya for fessin' up! As long as we learn from our mistakes, and don't repeat them it's all to the good in the end.

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I used those O-rings to replace the rubber bands on my braces...they work good for that!

Say what you want...they did the trick...just look at me BEFORE...

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John, on behalf of Local 01 of the Professional Idiots Guild, I must take exception and ask you to retract any claim that you might be an idiot of the first class.

First of all, your name is not on the Guild books, and until a committee of Senior Idiots certifies you, no one becomes a first class idiot.

But even more important, if you were a true First Class Idiot you would not have blocked the fuel flow, you would have arranged to have the high pressure fuel pump INGEST THE O-RING, requiring extensive repairs to it or the injection system.

And even an Ordinary Idiot could figure out a way to set the whole damn boat in fire by misfitting fuel system components.

Nope, I'm afraid you won't make the Guild Lists at all this time. You're just not trying hard enough. < WEG >
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