We have all McGyvered a solution to a problem when we don’t have the right tools to solve it. When it works out, it feels awesome. The thing is, going by the rule of averages, most of the time it won’t work out, and will leave you frustrated, waste your time, or your money if you ruin whatever it is you are working on.
Most McGyver fixes I know about involve using a bigass hammer and a blow torch to remove a stubborn part like your pitman, instead of using a puller and some presoaking in Kroil.
I used a sawzall once too to “remove” a stubborn part. But in my haste I didn’t realize a crucial detail, which left me drilling out a half inch flared fitting for a day and a half.
TO BE CONTINUED…