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    WARNING: Drilling bumper shocks.

    I was tucking the front bumper on my 84' drilling the shock off of the car. I used a very small drill bit and held a rag over the hole. The shock exploded with way more power than I estimated. The shock fluid shot in a fine mist and hit my roof, car, drill and my face. The shock of the shock exploding caused me to gasp and I inhaled the mist of death. I cleaned everything up and felt fine.

    The next day on my way to work I felt drunk and I was coughing painful lung tearing coughs. I just avoided coughing as much as possible until I got home, at which point my throat started to close up. I laid down and relaxed and it went away. Then 4 or so hours later my throat was almost completely closed. So I called the poison control center who looked up the info and informed me that this fluid is hydrocarbon based and very harmful(no shit). It often causes delayed pneumonia symptoms which I had.

    So I went to the ER with a 100 degree temperature coughing up huge chunks of random stuff with extremely painful coughs.

    After a chest Xray I was told I wasn't going to die. Given a breathing treatment to open up my lungs and sent home with an inhaler.

    I'm a idiot for breathing it in, and for not setting up a better shield. If you're going to do this, wear a mask, face shield, turbin, anything to protect your orifices and lungs.

    Originally posted by StewStewIloveyouyou
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    #2
    Damn, dude! Full face shield next time. Glad you are ok.
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      #3
      Glad the Po already did mine ;)

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        #4
        Originally posted by LJ851 View Post
        Damn, dude! Full face shield next time. Glad you are ok.
        And this ^^

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          #5
          Whoa, note to self: where face mask when tucking bumpers on eta. glad you're going to be alright. did you get that shit put back together and tucked ?
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            #6
            holy hell. Im doing this next week, thanks for the warning. Glad your okay.


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              #7
              Yeah, I heard a lot about things like that (not exactly your case) but I wore goggles, did it outside, away from my car, and most importantly, closed my mouth right before breaking through.

              Glad you're going to be okay OP. Seemed like a scary situation.

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                #8
                shock Oil is.................well oil. Of course its hydrocarbon based.


                but yeah breathing in anything other than air is generally not advisable, as is drilling holes it shit that has highly compressed fluid in it. UNLESS Proper precautions are taken.

                I am glad you are ok, and the good thing about this is, you have learned a very valuable lesson outta this.

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                  #9
                  That sucks, hope you feel better

                  When I drilled the shocks we were squirting the fluid onto our neighbors yard and plants.....Two days later; DEAD!/
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                    #10
                    damn. good to know, thanks!
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                      #11
                      Good to hear you're ok. But i thought that when drilling a shock that was under pressure, that common sense would say stand back for the pressure to be released!
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by expressfish View Post
                        Whoa, note to self: where face mask when tucking bumpers on eta. glad you're going to be alright. did you get that shit put back together and tucked ?
                        Haha yeah it's back together and looks so much better.

                        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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                          #13
                          Originally posted by JasonC View Post
                          Good to hear you're ok. But i thought that when drilling a shock that was under pressure, that common sense would say stand back for the pressure to be released!
                          Yeah I'm totally retarded. But I did learn my lesson. I felt like an idiot explaining what happened to the doctor. "what's a shock absorber?"

                          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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                            #14
                            Ahhh damn that sucks, good to hear your ok

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                              #15
                              Fever is 103 degrees. Getting worse. Missed the E30 meet :-/ 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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