Just a thought.
This site is one that is quite benevolent, as compared to many other off road sites.
Perhaps it is because there is a certain UNIMOG thing, or virus, or compulsion....something...
Sometimes, a Unimog buyer needs some support, when his "Dream Truck", the UBER
TRUCK, turns out to be a rust-addled lump, that has more systems, and more leaks in those
Systems, than any previously owned vehicle. UNIMOGS are fantastic - they can have
Leaking seals in the AIR, HYDRAULIC, ENGINE, DIFFERENTIAL, PTO, OR GEARBOX systems.
Lots of stuff, lots of variations, lots of solutions, and potentially, lots of problems.
This board is mainly comprised of fellow enthusiasts and, therefore, fellow sufferers....in that
We all will run into unique issues that the Chevy Silverado owner will never have to face.
Add to that, the bulk of the UNIMOGS in the US have had some previous, possibly semi-secret
Life in Europe, or Germany Specifically ( where SALTED roads are a big part of the Diet),the
Truth of which, will only be revealed when the new owner starts to live with the 11,000lbs
Of his dream....
So, we have chosen this path of automotive endeavor , or Truckness, and this particular
Choice has opened up a floodgate of complications, and we ask each other for help.
Mainly, I Think, because we need it .
So, we help each other out.
My request is just this : if somebody, anybody, asks for help on some damn DIN snap ring,
Or some Damn Gummi thing.....and that person gets an answer, or a clue to the answer
Be correct and reasonable, and THANK the person that took the time to search and dig up
The solution for your problem. It really is an easy thing to do.
It is just good manners.
This isn't about me, specifically,( although I have been bent about some effort that was ignored), it is really about good manners.
If you ask a question, and one of the heavily-skilled members takes the time, and makes the effort, to help you out, then, in my way of thinking ( old school, admittedly), then please
Take the time to say THANKS.
There is a great line from the film " L.A. Confidential ". It is " reciprocity is the basis of all
( But then, Capt. Dudley Smith, also said : " I admire you as a policeman- particularly your
Adherence to violence as a necessary adjunct to the job"
Which is NOT Germaine to this discussion...
To get down to brass tacks :
If you ask for help, and you get it, or some form of it, just take the time to thank the person
That took the time to provide it.
Otherwise.....Dooshe -ness will hang on your neck like the Albatross ....which is a movie quote from
A film not yet made, I think.
Last edited by TRUKTOR; 03-14-2013 at 10:52 PM.