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Aventador LP700-4
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:55:46 AM
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What does this sentence mean?

There's something else worth mentioning here - do not try to disassemble a shock absorber. Ever. Those things are like little bombs, and unless you have all the right tools, you could easily loose a hand as the shock explodes into its component parts when you get that last twist off the collar.

Source:
http://www.carbibles.com/suspension_bible_pg4.html

I know the writer is refering to the explosion of shock absorber components but what I don't get is the parts he talks about loosing a hand and get that last twist off the collar.


thar
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:58:16 AM

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If your hand is in the way when that thing shoots apart, what happens to your hand?

If it is plastered on the wall in little bits, and it is no longer attached to your arm, then do you still have it? Or have you lost it? d'oh!

foolofgrace
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:02:10 AM

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I suspect the correct wording is to "lose" a hand, not "loose" a hand.
Aventador LP700-4
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:16:06 AM
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foolofgrace wrote:
I suspect the correct wording is to "lose" a hand, not "loose" a hand.


Yes, I also think that there is a typo in the text. Lose fits much better.

But what about the last part of the sentence? you get that last twist off the collar?

What does it mean? Is collar a part of the shock absorber or simply refers to the collar of your shirt?!
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:48:43 AM

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Twist apparently means here (TFD):

7.
a. To turn or open by turning: twisted off the bottle cap.
b. To pull, break, or snap by turning: twist off a dead branch.


And collar perhaps:

5. Any of various ringlike devices used to limit, guide, or secure a machine part.


So it seems collar is part of the absorber.


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:12:17 AM

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Yeah, sorry, I was skimming it in a hurry, saw what I expected. But given the quality of writing in some of this stuff, you can't expect the proofreading to be any better!
pjharvey
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:58:29 AM
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Yes, the stop collar is a part of the shock absorber.
You can google "shock absorber collar" and see what part it is.
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