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Automobile Internship – 04/04/2013

Today was a mild day at work. Thursday being a half day, I got off early at around 1.oo pm. However, today marked a landmark in my internship experience. It was the first time that I was allowed to do unsupervised work.

A Peugeot 206 required an AC repair and this called for the dashboard to be removed from the car. Fresh from my experience of opening the dashboard of another 206 yesterday, I volunteered to do the job. Sure, I exceeded the 40 minute time limit allowed for preliminary repairs, but I was allowed to go on since it was my first solo experience. I really enjoyed doing it and I leave you now with some pictures from the job.

Friday is an off day for work so I will see you all on Saturday!

The untouched dash.

The untouched dash.

My tools.

My tools.

Work in progress. Detaching the center console.

Work in progress. Detaching the center console.

Without the dashboard and steering wheel.

Without the dashboard and steering wheel.

My handiwork! The detached dashboard is on  the bottom right.

My handiwork! The detached dashboard is on the bottom right.

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Automobile Internship – 04/03/2013

3.2.1. I am back!

My board examinations have ended and I am done with school!

Recently, I have begun an internship at the service center of one of the largest automobile dealership in the UAE, which primarily sells Peugeot cars. However, the service center also operates on most major European cars.

Through this internship, I aim to gain experience in working with vehicles so that I am better prepared for automobile related projects that I plan to undertake in college, such as FSAE and renewable energy related ventures.

Starting today, I have decided to post daily updates of the work I do at the service center. I do all my work under supervision of technicians and mechanics at the facility.

So here goes…

DAY 1

I started at 9.30 this morning with a simple fuel pump replacement on a 2009 Peugeot 206.

Second, we received a Peugeot 508 sedan with a litany of repairs to be performed. My assigned technician, Sixen, and I replaced the leaking water pump and installed a new fuse box as the previous one was smoked.

At a few minutes to 12.00 noon, I went over to another part of the workshop and observed a mechanic perform a rather tedious clutch repair on a bulletproof Peugeot Boxcar. It was fascinating to lift the car and get under the engine. Of course, I wasn’t allowed to physically take part in such a complex operation.

After lunch, I began some real work. Sixen and I opened up the dashboard of a 2008 Peugeot 206 to fish for a parking card lost by the owner inside the dash. It was fascinating to actually put myself to work on such a project and I learnt a lot by way of practice. Sixen made me do most of the work and explained the use of each tool while I did so. After taking out the card, I put the dash back on and left soon after, around 3.30 pm. I took some pictures during the work, and have posted them below.

Hope you enjoyed this first post and stay tuned for daily updates through April and May.

The bare front of the car without the dashboard.

The bare front of the car without the dashboard.

The detached dahboard.

The detached dashboard.

The detached steering wheel.

The detached steering wheel.


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Trailblazers

Milestones set in stone.
They say, go down this way or perish alone,
Without this path, you’ll stay frail.
Forget they do, that grassy trail,
That had seen its last traveller in brocades
And will see it’s next one in shades.
This isn’t the road not taken,
‘Tis the trailblazer’s haven.

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This photograph was taken at the Dachau concentration camp, Germany in May 2012.

For more of my photography, visit my Instagram profile @himanshusahay.
To buy prints of my photographs, visit http://instacanv.as/himanshusahay.


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BLOG OF THE YEAR 2012

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I am extremely honored to have Bullet in a Maelstrom awarded the Blog of the Year 2012 Award! This is my second blog award, after the Liebster Award early last year. For this award, I am extremely thankful to one of my most faithful followers, Zygerina! Check out her poetry at http://zygerina.wordpress.com/ , you’ll love it!

Now, I haven’t been posting much these past few weeks, and I have a reason for that – I was applying to colleges and writing several college essays. But I promise, as soon as I’m done with school, on March 25th, I will resume weekly posting.

On to the rules now:

  1.  Select the blogs you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012 Award’.
  2. Write a post and tell about the blogs you have chosen and present them with their award.
  3. Please include a link back to this page and include these rules (do not alter the rules or the badges).
  4. Let the blogs you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the rules with them.
  5. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display it on your blog and sidebar!

I confess I am not the best follower someone can have, but there are some blogs that stand out to me and I would like to award them. They are (in no particular order)

Lauren Grace Evans

I really love reading her random thoughts on daily life and her posts have made me laugh on more than one occasion.

h20 by Joanna

Joanna is a great photographer, and her picture series on water drops has inspired me to try out new and innovative styles of photography.

MAZE A DAY

Warren Stokes is easily one of the best pencil artists I have ever seen. His infinite creativity always amazes me and I love viewing his maze drawings.

Well, that’s it I guess. I started Bullet in a Maelstrom last January and I am glad that I have been able to gain over 650 amazing followers in such a short time. Keep reading guys, there’s a lot more to come!

Ciao!

– Himanshu