Milwaukee M12 Fuel Stubby Impact Wrench Review
The Milwaukeean community is aware that there are two types of fuel stubbies available: 1) Standard 2) Special. These terms refer to the size of the gas tank and the capacity of the gas tank. The standard gasoline tanks have a capacity between 4 and 6 quarts while special ones have capacities up to 10 quarts. Gasoline is usually sold in cans or bottles. You may see some gas stations selling gasoline in plastic jugs.
The first thing you need to know is which type of gas you have when buying a fuel stubby. Some gas stations sell both types of stubbys. If they do, then it means that the gas station sells only one type of stubby. Otherwise, you will find out if you buy a standard or special gas at the pump.
Standard Gas Tanks
A standard gasoline tank holds 4 to 6 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline. The tank itself is made from steel and has no safety features like a cap or other security measures to prevent tampering with the contents inside the tank. If your tank is made of plastic, then it holds less fuel. Most standard gas tanks have no markings on the outside.
A regular gas tank is usually painted green. The word gasoline and the word standard may be written in white letters on the side of the tank. The word shale may also be written on the side of the tank. In some cases, it may be written on top of the tank.
There is no need to open the fuel tank if you want standard unleaded gasoline. If you need a larger fuel tank, then you should buy a specialty stubby that holds 10 gallons of fuel instead.
Special Gasoline Tanks
A specialty gasoline tank holds more than 6 gallons of fuel. A specialty tank is made from steel and is designed to prevent the release of any harmful fumes or gas into the air. Specialty tanks have safety features included in their design such as caps or other security measures to prevent people from opening the tank.
There are two types of specialty tanks: one holds 6 gallons and the other holds 10 gallons. The type you use depends on your vehicle. You can get a 6 gallon stubby if you want, but it may not fit into your vehicle. A specialty tank is usually painted blue or red. The word gasoline may be written in bold letters on the side of the tank.
The word specialty may also be written on the side of the tank.
You can recognize a specialty gas tank by looking at it. If it has a cap, then you are looking at a specialty gas tank. You can turn the cap, but you may not be able to open the fuel tank completely.
A specialty gas tank has a smaller opening than a standard gas tank. You can not put your entire arm inside the tank to retrieve the fuel. You can not just pour the contents of a gas can into a specialty tank, either. If you try this, the gas will spill onto the ground.
There is no need to open the fuel tank if you want specialty unleaded gasoline. If you need a larger fuel tank, then you should buy a standard stubby that holds 6 gallons of fuel instead.
You are now ready to check the fuel tank for leaks and other damage. Have your partner roll a die and then examine the fuel tank based on the number they roll.
1- The fuel tank is rusty and you find a loose panel next to the gas gauge. After tightening the bolts, you are able to close the panel without any issues. The fuel tank is safe!
2- You find spots of dry gas under the hood. It looks like a rodent tried to chew through the fuel line. You tighten the bolts on the line and spray some WD-40 on the spot to prevent this from happening again.
3- The fuel tank smells like gas and you notice a puddle of it on the ground underneath the tank. A small hole has been pierced in the side of the metal and it is leaking out slowly. You find the hole and seal it with some rubber cement.
4- You notice a small crack in the bottom of the fuel tank. You carefully apply some glue to seal up the crack. It holds for a few weeks, but then fuel starts leaking out again. You may need to replace the fuel tank depending on how much it leaks.
5- The fuel tank is covered in rust and you notice that one of the bolts holding it to the engine is missing. You tighten the other bolts to prevent the tank from falling and then replace the missing bolt. After putting on a new bolt, you tighten it down and the fuel tank is good as new.
The Fuel Gauge
Now that you have inspected the fuel tank, you can check the fuel gauge. The fuel gauge determines if your car will start or not. If the fuel level is too low, the car won’t start.
The fuel gauge is an analog gauge that has a dial from 0 to 100. When the dial is over half full, the car should start. When the dial is between one quarter and half full, the car should have enough power to drive a short distance. When the dial falls below a quarter, you will need to refuel before you can drive anywhere.
Move the needle on the fuel gauge to where you think it should be based on how much gas is in your tank. If you move the needle to the correct spot, you will be able to start your car and drive it off the lot.
Did you adjust the fuel gauge correctly?
NOTE: The needle may not be in the exact spot. It could be slightly higher or lower than your choice. This is just a random factor added to increase the length of the game.
If you adjust the fuel gauge correctly, proceed to the “Test Drive” section below.
If you do not, proceed to the “Do Over” section below.
If you decide to use this do-over feature, all previous work is void. You will need to go back and try again from the beginning. You may make another choice in that section or proceed on to the next section if you choose.
You should know how to proceed from this point. Good luck!
This is it, the moment of truth. You have fixed your vehicle and now need to push it off the lot and drive it home. Your vehicle does not have a key or an ignition switch. Instead, you will need to push start it like a lawn mower. This is accomplished by getting behind the wheel and pushing it forward.
A series of clacking sounds will follow as the gears mesh and then it finally catches, firing the engine to life. The process is a little complex and if you were to get out of the drivers seat before the engine starts, it will all reset and you will need to start over again. Once your vehicle is started, you can leave the lot and drive it home.
Will you push start your vehicle and drive it off the lot?
NOTE: The following section contains a series of videos that will show you how to push start the vehicle. From this point on, any reference to vehicle will refer to your vochile and any reference to car will refer to the vehicles in the used car lot.
If you haven’t pushed started a vehicle before, it can be a little tricky. You want to give it enough gas to catch the engine but not so much that you start sliding backwards on the gravel. You don’t need to give it too much gas if the tires are already in good contact with the ground. There is plenty of friction to get the vehicle moving, you just need a little forward momentum to engage the gears and start the engine turning over. Once the engine is started, the hardest part is behind you.
All you have to do is release the gas and steer.
The first step in pushing a vehicle is to get in the drivers seat. If you haven’t done so already, you will need to adjust the seat and steering wheel so they are comfortable for you. Your knees should not be jammed up against the dashboard and you should be able to reach the pedals without stretching. Once you are seated comfortably, adjust the rearview and side mirrors so that you can see clearly out of all three. (You will need to turn the vehicle around before you can leave the lot, so you’ll be able to see where you are going then, too.) Next, start the engine and make sure the gear selector is in neutral (or Park, if your car has that feature.)
Now you are ready to push start the car. First, make sure all of the windows and the sunroof are closed. Then move close to the driver’s side door and open it quickly. Next, take a firm grip on the door handle and pull the door closed as fast as you can. It may help to have someone inside the car pull the other door closed while you are pulling on the outside.
Make sure the door closes completely.
Now that the front doors are closed, go to the rear passenger door and open it. Check to make sure there are no children or small animals inside the vehicle. (It would be a real shame if you accidentally closed the door on a kid and knocked them under the wheels of the car!) If the coast is clear, reach inside and pull the door completely closed.
Next you are going to take a big step backwards and get ready to push. You want to place your hands in a position that will allow you to apply steady pressure to the car without straining or stumbling. The best position is to place your palms on the side of the car with your thumbs over the top of the door and your fingers on the bottom near the door edge. You should have a firm grip along the whole length of the door. Check to make sure you have a good footing before you start pushing.
If anything feels unstable, reposition yourself on more stable ground.
Once you are ready, you should give a quick, firm push to get the vehicle in motion. Then quickly run around to the front of the car and get in on the driver’s side. If everything goes according to plan, the vehicle should be moving forward just as you reach the door. As soon as you close it, release the brake and slowly give it gas while looking out for any obstacles in front of you.
Once you are clear of the area, you can continue to give it more gas until you reach a safe speed. Once again, make sure all of the windows and the sunroof are closed as soon as you reach your desired speed or you will lose a lot of the wind flow over the car that helps reduce wind resistance.
Hopefully, this information is enough to get you back on the road. If not, you may need to practice a few times before getting it right. But before you go, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind:
Wear shoes with rubber soles that give you a good grip.
Do not wear anything that will blow in the wind and hang onto you (such as a robe or a long shirt).
Make sure the vehicle is completely stopped before getting in.
Make sure the area is clear before getting in (to avoid someone stepping out in front of you suddenly).
Make sure you have a safe path once you get the vehicle moving (in case you need to stop again, or there is an obstacle ahead).
Finally, have fun and enjoy your travels!
(NOTE: If you have any further questions about vehicle operation or safety, please see one of the Kagwhers listed in the Information Directory).
SECTION IV: EMERGENCIES
This section is intended to provide you with helpful information in the event that you find yourself in a situation that requires immediate action. While the topics listed are serious, your safety is important to us and we want to give you the best chance for survival.
In the event of a fire, you will be exposed to extreme temperatures, smoke, and the risk of burns. The key is to get yourself out of there fast!
If There Is No Fire:
Get Up Close to the Object: If there is a fire close to you, get up against an object that isn’t on fire (such as a wall) to keep the flames from spreading and your clothes (and hair!) from catching fire.
Get Duct Tape and Cover Your Face: Cover your nose and mouth with the duct tape to protect yourself from the smoke.
If you can’t get close to something or there is nothing close to you, cover yourself in blankets, bathrobes, sheets, etc. to keep from catching on fire and protect yourself from the smoke.
If the Fire Is Spreading:
Don’t Run Through the Fire: The fire is much more intense close up and you risk burning your body (which could lead to a host of other complications). Instead, get low and crawl/roll away from the fire.
Use Anything You Can Find to Put Out The Fire: Use bathrobes, blankets, sheets, towels, even clothing if necessary. If you can get something wet (outside the flames) and use it to smother the flames, that should work as well.
If You’re On Fire:
Stop, Drop, And Roll: If your clothes catch fire, you need to get them off as quickly as possible. This works best when you are still close to where the fire started so you won’t have far to go. Quickly get the cloth off of your body (even if you aren’t on fire yet). When you do, get on the floor and roll back and forth to put the fire out.
If You’re Not On Fire:
Somehow Get The Fire Extinguished: If someone else is there, have them stop, drop, and roll while you go get a fire extinguisher (or something else to use to put out the fire) and then help them.
Once the Fire Is Out:
Move Away From the Danger Area: If the fire is out, but there is still smoke in the area where you are, leave immediately. The smoke can be just as dangerous since it is hard to see and breathe (especially if you have lung or breathing problems).
Get Medical Attention: If you experience pain where your skin is burned, see a doctor immediately.
Do Not Break Any Blisters: If you have any on your body, do not pop them. This can lead to infections and other problems.
Most importantly…remember that fires can be deadly. Be careful when working with them, and do everything you can to avoid one if at all possible.
SECTION V: APPOINTMENTS AND EMERGENCIES
There are several types of appointments you may need in your life.
Doctor’s Appointments: When you need to see a doctor because of a medical condition, disease, or other health need.
Dentist’s Appointments: For dental work and check-ups. If you don’t go, you are likely to get severe toothaches and other problems.
Eyeglasses: You will need to get new glasses every so often as you age. This usually happens in your 40s or 50s.
Haircut: Hair begins to get really long as you get older. If you don’t get it cut on a regular basis (every 4-6 weeks) it will begin to affect your social skills (and attractiveness).
Pluck/Trim Eyebrows: This usually isn’t an issue for men, but if your eyebrows grow out of control, you may need someone to help you keep them under control.
Shave: Depending on how fast your facial hair grows, you may need to shave every couple of days or even every day. This is more of a male issue.
Teeth Cleaning: You’ll need to brush much more frequently and have a cleaning when they start to get too dirty. If you don’t, you are likely to get gum disease and other complications.
Toenail Clippers: Don’t ignore toenail clippers. If you let them get out of control, they can be painful and bleed a lot. Not to mention be unattractive.
Appendix A: Glossary
Acupuncture: An ancient Chinese art of healing that involves sticking small needles into “meridians” or energy centers of the body. It is said to cure all sorts of conditions.
Allergies: Things that cause the body to have an over-reaction to a foreign substance.
Anemia: A disease where the body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells to carry oxygen through the body. Symptoms include shortness of breath, dizziness, and pale skin.
Antibiotics: A drug taken to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. They are useful for curing infections.
Arrhythmia: When the electrical impulses from the heart are irregular. It can cause shortness of breath, fainting, chest pain, and other issues.
Benign: A tumor or growth that is not cancerous.
Biopsy: The process of taking a sample of body tissue to examine it more closely. This is usually only done for a tumor or growth to see if it is cancerous or not.
Bronchitis: An illness that causes the bronchial tubes to become inflamed. Symptoms include a chronic cough and mucus buildup.
Cataract: A clouding of the eye’s lens that causes vision problems.
Cesarean Section (C-section): The delivery of a baby through surgical incision made through the mother’s abdomen and uterus. A common procedure for pregnant women who have difficulty giving birth.
Chemotherapy: The administration of drugs to treat cancer.
Cholesterol: A fat-like substance that is an essential part of all human cells. However, if too much of it circulates in the blood it can cause blockages and plaque buildups in the arteries.
Colic: A condition causes painful contractions and cramps in the stomach muscles. It is most common in babies but can occur in adults as well.
Colonoscopy: A procedure in which a long, thin, flexible tube (colonoscope) is inserted into the rectum to examine the large intestine for irregularities or cancer.
Condom: A latex or non-latex sheath that a man wears over his erect or semi-erected genitalia during sexual activity. Its purpose is to prevent pregnancy and the spread of STDs.
Contraceptive: Another word for birth control.
Down Syndrome: A genetic disorder caused by the presence of an extra 21st chromosome. It causes slower mental and physical growth, abnormal facial traits, and mild to severe learning disabilities.
Depo-Provera: A hormonal birth control that is administered by an injection in the arm or buttocks. It is effective within one week and it is effective for three months after the last injection.
Diabetes: A disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. It causes excessive hunger, thirst, and urination. There are two forms: Type 1 and Type 2.
Duct Tape: A gray, cloth-like tape that is often used to hold a temporary patch on bullet holes or tears in body armor or clothing. It can be purchased at any hardware store.
Enema: Flushing water or another solution into the rectum through the use of a hose specially designed for the task. It is used to flush out the lower intestines in preparation for a medical procedure.
Fentanyl Patch: A rectangular patch that contains the drug Fentanyl. It is often used to treat moderate to severe levels of pain.
Fever:An increase in body temperature above its normal level.
Fibroid Tumor:A non-cancerous growth of smooth muscle tissue most often found in the wall or lining of the uterus. They are considered to be one of the leading causes of pain during menstruation.
Fluid Intake: Drinking lots of liquids.
Gallstones: Solid pieces of matter that form in the gallbladder and can cause severe pain in the upper-right area of the abdomen.
Gallbladder: A organ near the liver that stores bile between stomach-digestion sessions.
Genes: Part of the DNA that makes up a strand of human life. Genes determine certain traits such as hair color and body type. Some genes have been found to be linked to certain diseases.
Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM): A fast growing and aggressive form of brain cancer that spreads quickly to other parts of the brain.
Glucose: A simple sugar that is the main source of energy in the body. Glucose can be obtained from breads, fruit, vegetables, and other carbohydrates.
Haemophilia: A rare disorder that causes a lack of clotting factors in the blood, causing extreme bleeding. It is known as “the royal disease” as it has affected members of several European royal families.
Hemoglobin: The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells that transfers oxygen to body tissues.
Hemorrhoids: Swollen blood vessels in the rectum that can cause pain and itching.
Herpes: A virus that causes sores to form in the genital region, mouth, and eyes. The sores of the genital region are often very painful and it is one of the most common STD’s. There is no cure, but there are prescription medicines that can lessen the pain of an outbreak.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): A virus that attacks the immune system, causing the body to fall ill. It is transmitted via blood and bodily fluids, as well as from mother to child. With treatment, the “average” person can live a near-normal life. Without treatment, the average person lives less than ten years after infection.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV): A virus that causes genital warts. It is one of the most common STDs and there is no cure. Women with HPV are ten times more likely to develop cervical cancer. There is a vaccine for girls and women to help prevent against contracting the virus.
Hypoglycemia: When blood sugar (glucose) levels fall below normal levels, causing shaky movement and lightheadedness. It can be treated by eating sugary foods or by the use of a needle to inject glucose into the body.
Immune System: The system that protects the body against illness and infection.
Incident: A “medical incident” is what paramedics refer to when an ambulance is needed.
Ipecac: A type of syrup that induces vomiting. It is used to make a person vomit if they have ingested poison or something that is harmful.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): A condition of the bowel (intestines) that causes severe cramping and pain, constipation, diarrhea, or a combination of both.
Jaundice: A condition where the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellow in color due to an excess of yellow pigment (bilirubin) in the body. It is often a complication of hemhorrage or liver failure.
Kidney: Two fist-sized organs that filter waste from the blood and help control blood pressure and maintain bones. One’s kidneys are commonly known to be painful due to a stabbing sensation caused by a kidney stone.
Labia: The “lips” that surround the female genitalia. They are similar in appearance to a puffy eye.
Leukoplakia: A thick white patch in the mouth that can be a sign of an early form of cancer.
Ligament: Tissues that connect bones to other bones. They can be injured in the same way that muscles can be injured.
Liver: A large organ in the abdomen that helps with digestion, among other things. It works with the digestive system, breaking down nutrients and excreting what isn’t needed.
Lymph Nodes: Small glands that filter bacteria and waste from the blood. They are found in groups called “glands”, such as the ones in the neck (known as the “Adam’s Apple”).
Mole: A cluster of pigmented skin cells. Most moles are completely harmless, but some can develop into cancer over time. If a mole is found to be changing in any way whatsoever, a person should see a doctor right away.
Mouth Wash: A liquid that is used to clean the inside of the mouth.
Nail Polish: A liquid that coats the outside of nails to give them a solid color.
Nasal Spray: A liquid that is used to soothe a sore nose. It generally comes in a small bottle or a can and has a pump spray nozzle. It is used for the temporary relief of symptoms caused by minor nasal congestion.
Nebulizer: A device that converts liquid medication into a vapor that can be easily inhaled into the lungs.
Necrotizing Fasciitis: A flesh-eating bacteria that infects dead or dying tissue. It spreads quickly and kills the body’s soft tissue. The body begins to decay rapidly as the bacteria destroys muscle, skin, and tissue. If it is not caught very early on, it can result in death.
Ovaries: The two organs in the abdomen which produce eggs and the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Pancreas: An organ behind the stomach that produces insulin to control blood sugar and other enzymes to assist the digestion of food.
Paramedic: A paramedic is a type of emergency medical technician (EMT) that has been through additional training to allow him or her to provide more advanced medical care over that of a regular EMT.
Pelvis: The bone structure of the hips.
Peritoneum: A thin, delicate membrane that lines the abdominal wall and organs.
Pleurisy: An inflammation of the pleura, which is a thin layer of skin-like material that covers the lungs. It causes a sharp, constant chest pain and breathing difficulty.
Pneumonia: An inflammation of the lungs, most commonly caused by a virus or bacteria. It causes difficulty breathing, fever and chest pain.
Prostate: The gland in the male that produces fluid to nourish and protect the sperms. It is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum.
Pulse Oximeter: A device that clips on to a finger and measures the amount of oxygen in the blood. It also gives an accurate reading of the heart rate. It is used to help determine if a patient has respiratory issues.
Respiratory: Means of breathing. Conditions that interfere with breathing are considered respiratory problems.
Saline Solution: A liquid used to clean wounds and sooth itchy, irritated skin. It comes in a bottle or a can and is used in medical procedures such as cleaning the nose or eyes.
Scalpel: A small, sharp knife used by doctors to cut through skin and other soft tissue.
Sebaceous Gland: Glands that are connected to hair follicles. They produce oil, known as sebum, to prevent drying out of the skin.
Sedative: A medication that promotes calm and relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety. It generally makes a person drowsy and slows body functions down.
Sinus: A hollow space in the bones of the skull which are separated by walls called sinus. Air passes through them when breathing.
Sinusitis: An inflammation of the sinuses. It causes a continuous pressure in the face, pain in the eyes and forehead, and a fever.
Stomach Pump: A pump, usually with a tube and bottle, that is used to pump out the stomach if it has been over-filled with drugs or other liquids. It is only used in cases of suspected overdose.
Stroke: A condition in which an artery to the brain becomes blocked by a fatty deposit or plaques, causing oxygen deprivation to the brain and loss of function.
Subcutaneous: Refers to any tissue that is located under the skin. A subcutaneous (or SQ) injection is an injection that is given just under the skin.
Suicide Watch: When a person is suspected of being suicidal, they may be placed on a suicide watch. Nurses or other staff are required to check on them every fifteen minutes and they may be kept in isolation.
Suture: The process of stitching skin using a needle and thread. It is used to sew up incisions, cut wounds and other types of wounds that need fastening together.
Tachycardia: An abnormally fast heartbeat. It can be caused by stress, but in severe cases it can be a symptom of a heart condition.
Thoracentesis: The process of removing excess fluid from the pleural space by drilling a small hole in the chest and draining the fluid. It is only used in cases of severe chest infection or inflammation.
Tricuspid Valve: One of the four heart valves, located between the upper right chamber and lower left chamber. It is a flap that closes to prevent backflow when the heart contracts and opens to allow blood through when the heart relaxes.
Tympanic Membrane: The ear drum. When a doctor taps on this it can determine if the ear is functioning properly.
Tympanum: Also known as the ear drum. It is a membrane that separates the outer and middle ear. It vibrates when exposed to sound, causing nerve endings to send signals to the brain, which interprets these signals as sound.
Urethra: A small tube in the center of the female genitals and the male genitals that allows urine to exit the body.
Urine: Also known as pee, is a waste liquid excreted by the kidneys and stored in the bladder then excreted through the urethra.
Ventricles: Two fluid filled chambers in the heart that pump blood around the body. There are two of them, the right and left ventricles.
Ventricular Fibrillation: A serious heart condition in which the ventricles quiver instead of contracting, preventing blood from entering the arteries. It can lead to death within minutes if not treated.
Xanax: A strong benzodiazepine drug used to prevent and treat anxiety disorders. It works by increasing the GABA neurotransmitter, which slows activity in the brain.
Yeast Infection: An infection of the genitals caused by the fungus candida albicans. It causes redness, swelling and itchiness in and around the genitals.
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