View Full Version : Toyota employs super miniature mechanics

20th Aug 2011, 22:24
This is a photo, taken at my local Toyota dealer, showing miniature mechanics working on the engine on my car:

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20th Aug 2011, 22:32
Didn't realize they were using a straight eight these days.

20th Aug 2011, 22:37
You got the joke!

21st Aug 2011, 09:01
Did Toyota buy Sulzer ?

21st Aug 2011, 10:06
Looks more like a straight 10 to me....

tony draper
21st Aug 2011, 10:26
Just a little buggah that one is.:rolleyes:

Takan Inchovit
21st Aug 2011, 11:03
You wouldn't be carrying your vernier calipers in the back pocket then.

21st Aug 2011, 11:33
we're gonna need a bigger torque wrench !

tony draper
21st Aug 2011, 11:53
Just think our Grandfathers used to make things like that and now we can't even make our own bloody railway engines.
Hang you heads

21st Aug 2011, 15:00
Tony, I think you missed "can't" inbetween we and even.:O

tony draper
21st Aug 2011, 18:21
Thanks Mr Phil,I had indeed missed out 'can't',error rectified.:\

21st Aug 2011, 19:19
I stand corrected.

21st Aug 2011, 19:26
A work colleague (from the motor industry) sat on a committee that decided the 'standards' for nuts and bolts (including the dimensions of the heads of bolts and nuts).

He said that on one occasion, a previously silent participant interjected that the proposal was unacceptable as the bolts "Wouldn't be climbable."

After some confusion as to his meaning, it was explained that his company built very large structures, and the maintenance engineers relied on the heads of the bolts as footholds when they needed to climb the structure.

21st Aug 2011, 19:51
The pistons........I wants to see the pistons!

21st Aug 2011, 19:53

21st Aug 2011, 22:18
Bloke in green asks:

"Are you some kind of crank?

21st Aug 2011, 23:21
Bloke down the ladder says: You bet I've got the keys to the ignition in my pocket!

It's awe-inspiring to think that these things are rated at the equivalent of several thousand HP per cylinder!

21st Aug 2011, 23:34
I suppose if the principle is proven & you can scale the design, then the power is a function of how much bang juice you can pour down the cylinder in one go. Very impressive to see all the same.

22nd Aug 2011, 00:10

Piston Broke?

Yup, usually am, that's why I'm living in a barrel!

22nd Aug 2011, 16:04
Spare a thought for the poor buggers that have to repair ships engines when they suffer serious internal damage!

Most ships carry at least one spare piston, and these are often replaced, in-situ, at sea. However, serious internal engine damage, such as a damaged crankshaft, is a real headache... and in the case of the very large engines, this can result in the ship being scrapped.
When you have an engine bedplate weighing several hundred tonnes, it just can't be fixed anywhere... :suspect:

Crankshaft replacement on a "small" MAN engine - 580mm bore... Renewing and replacing the crankshaft on a MAN B&W L58/64 after the engine over sped (http://www.marinediesels.info/repairs/crankshaft_replacement_3.htm)

Many interesting failure pictures in this index... The Construction and Repair of Large Marine Engines (http://www.marinediesels.info/index.html) (Click on "Horror Stories", and check out the test bed failure, and the ZA 40 in-situ crankshaft regrind)