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    #46
    As a registered respiratory therapist, which, yes... I am; this thread should be a warning to anyone doing anything around hydrocarbons.

    Hydrocarbons that contain a benzene ring, which virtually all do, (or else they arent hydrocarbons) are one of the worst chemicals to inhale. What OP is experiencing is a chemical pneumonitis which can lead to a serious pulmonary infection, or worse, permanent damage to the upper and lower airways. If you get too big a whiff of this type of chemical in a vaporized form it can penetrate very deeply into the airways and is very toxic to the delicate tissues.

    Frankly, this isn't a topic for joking around. Nor is it something to be taken lightly. Need to be very careful when working around any hydrocarbons that might vaporize and be inhaled. I understand that the bumper shock oil is a different type of compound hydrocarbon and is very toxic. It isn't just normal motor oil.
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      #47
      Originally posted by txtorquemade View Post
      As a registered respiratory therapist, which, yes... I am; this thread should be a warning to anyone doing anything around hydrocarbons.

      Hydrocarbons that contain a benzene ring, which virtually all do, (or else they arent hydrocarbons) are one of the worst chemicals to inhale. What OP is experiencing is a chemical pneumonitis which can lead to a serious pulmonary infection, or worse, permanent damage to the upper and lower airways. If you get too big a whiff of this type of chemical in a vaporized form it can penetrate very deeply into the airways and is very toxic to the delicate tissues.

      Frankly, this isn't a topic for joking around. Nor is it something to be taken lightly. Need to be very careful when working around any hydrocarbons that might vaporize and be inhaled.

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        #48
        OP, so did you die or are you getting better?
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          #49
          I am still having some small issues. My throat swelling up, fever. But for the most part its gone. I feel a ton better. Heres a pic of the bumper tucked.



          Rear will be tucked this week.

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            #50
            When I tucked my bumpers on my 1st e30, i ended up getting a 1,000,000 psi
            spray right into my hair....that sucked =(

            For new-comers to doing this...wear a helmet with a full face visor!
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              #51
              Almost dying for compressed aluminum bumpered e30... no thanks
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                #52
                Originally posted by txtorquemade View Post
                As a registered respiratory therapist, which, yes... I am; this thread should be a warning to anyone doing anything around hydrocarbons.

                Hydrocarbons that contain a benzene ring, which virtually all do, (or else they arent hydrocarbons) are one of the worst chemicals to inhale.
                So they don't require first term OChem to become an RT?

                A hydrocarbon is just a compound that contains solely carbon and hydrogen. Benzene is a hydrocarbon, but not all hydrocarbons contain benzene; only one does... benzene. I highly doubt that there was any benzene or phenyl compounds at all in the shock oil. It was most likely long-chain hydrocarbons.

                Regardless, inhaling any hydrophobic compound is pretty hazardous.
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                  #53
                  I blame Ronald Reagan.

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                    #54
                    Did anyone else, who's tucked bumpers before, burst into laughter after reading the beginning of the story?

                    I imagine this happening to everyone doing this for the first time. Luckily for me, I was outside and had some idea of how hydrolic shocks work, so I avoided the disaster, but was still caught by surprise.
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                      #55
                      I know this is an old thread but I'm sorry I just couldn't help laughing..though relieved that you're ok...I think??? it is July now..
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                        #56
                        Originally posted by Bene View Post
                        I blame Ronald Reagan.
                        Don't you know it's Bush's fault? :D I hear about all the pressure and now realize why my car had no damage when that Jeep backed into me. :drink:

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                          #57
                          Yeah so I have asthma now. That fluid destroyed my lungs.

                          I keep trying to workout thinking I'll get over it. After a couple months I still can't run/workout for more than 10 minutes at a time. I get so out of breath I almost pass out. Rad.

                          Originally posted by StewStewIloveyouyou
                          hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah f--- this community its like am making my life with you guys
                          And am making my life with you guy too. ;)

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                            #58
                            Originally posted by zxert View Post
                            Yeah so I have asthma now. That fluid destroyed my lungs.

                            I keep trying to workout thinking I'll get over it. After a couple months I still can't run/workout for more than 10 minutes at a time. I get so out of breath I almost pass out. Rad.
                            For real? That sucks, bro. Have you got a professional opinion of your outlook for the future? Is it something that will go back to normal?
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                            Originally posted by slammin.e28
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                              #59
                              That's bad!

                              I remember 4 years ago I tucked the bumpers as well, but what I did is put the shocks inside a cardboard box....drilled a hole through the box and covered stuff with some old rags so that nothing would come out. Not worth the risks etc.
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                                #60
                                the worst of the story is- the car doesn't even look better.
                                hope you do get better though.

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