Timmy the Toolman is in the House!

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Not trying to be a ass but I am not really clear why ur so upset with someone putting ur videos into a written forum... (to be clear I haven't seen ur videos or read anything the other person wrote) here's why, the information ur providing is not proprietary, U and others taking time to put repair info in a video format is very helpful and gives people access to DIY repairs and understanding but u r taking repair procedures manufactures provide to company's like alldata Mitchell and others. The repair process is the repair process, and putting it in video format while helpful to many people (which u understanding a market for said is great and the time you and others put into said should be rewarded), the person that then put ur videos into a written format is just putting the repair info back into what manufactures have already provided to the market...

again not trying to attack or diminish the work u and others have done

Well, I'll try just this one time, and if you don't still understand my perspective then I give up like I gave up on Tacoma World. The FSM doesn't show everything. It needs to be interpreted and then you have to figure out how to do that step listed in the FSM. Then the FSM regularly states using SST (Special Service Tools) which nobody really can buy so you have to figure out what tool you can buy to mimic what is shown in the picture to get the job done. For my videos, I've done the FSM interpreting for the viewer. I show them how to perform that step in the FSM and I share with them a tool I found that works. Does the FSM provide part numbers? Nope, it doesn't. I provide those in my videos as well. So, I heavily disagree with your statement that the "Repair Process is the Repair Process".

The first video I noticed that the guy copied my work was the Rear Axle Seal/Bearing job. Up until my video, nobody came close to documenting the job like I did and also featured the inner retainer flip technique I learned from a guy "Dr Coffee" on T4R.org. This guy posted his write-up in a thread I started on TW for this job. I look at it, and it's a fucking carbon copy of my work down to the exact special tools I used in the video. The guy even admitted on this occasion his primary resource was my videos on the subject. At first I didn't care that this guy copied my work because I do realize some people like write-ups over videos. Weird as I think it is, these people exist. So, I let it go. Then I notice the guy posts a write-up on the Timing Belt Job, again, a clear copy job of my work. The dead give-away is his tool selections. They are identical to mine and that doesn't happen by coincidence. I did give the guy shit on this occasion because he off-handedly mentions my video on page 2 of his write-up. I exchange PMs with the guy and he apologizes and mentions my channel more prominently in his write-up. By the way, that mention of my channel and video has since disappeared from his timing belt write-up.

Fast forward to about a week ago, I notice the same guy posts an LCA bushing replacement video. Again, total identical techniques and tools as me. Does this guy use other references to put together his write-ups? Sure he does. Are my videos his primary resource? I think they are for sure based off how closely the techniques and tool choices are and plus he has admitted to heavily rely on my videos in the past. So, then I look through his LCA Bushing write-up closer, and I notice he's using Amazon and Ebay Associates links for the tools and parts listed in the write-up. Tools and parts he got from my videos. That's when I said, fuck this guy. He not only copies my work and gets praise for it, he's also making money off it. I took a closer look at other write-ups of his and I believe this guy has used many more of my videos as his primary resource to put together his write-ups. There's just way too many similarities between my work and his. They are very much carbon copies of each other.

You and many others think because there's the Toyota FSM, other manuals, and existing write-ups that I have no reason to be upset. But, I know the guy has used me for his own benefit and it pisses me off. You don't have to try to understand it because it's hard for some to get where I'm coming from. I put an immense about of time into researching my videos, filming them and editing them. To see a guy like this stroll up and just help himself to my content and make a buck off it, that doesn't feel all that good. I've never come anywhere close to doing what this dickhead has done. I use information that I have learned from others but I have never taken someone's full body of work and basically copy it. That is dirty and dishonest. If he was just doing it to serve the write-up community and wasn't turning a profit, I'd have way less issue with him and I wouldn't have blasted him. I do my best to mention people in my videos that I got a helpful tip or technique from.

This is my final thought. If this guy was all about helping people, he could just refer people to my channel when subjects come up for which he knows I have a video for. Lots of people refer my videos to others. But no, this guy doesn't really want to refer people to my channel. He wants them to use his write-ups so he can make money off his Amazon and Ebay Associates links. His write-ups which are based off my videos offer no additional helpful knowledge. They just serve the write-up loving community and that's it.

This is the last time I'm going to try to explain where I'm coming from and why I blasted that guy. I'm sick of it. Anyone else still perplexed why I did what I did will get no further explanation from me. I'm over it. If you don't get it, then you don't get it. Move on with your life as I have done.
 
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Apparently you haven't moved on
I'm trying desperately to move but people keep questioning why I did what I did. I gave the guy his answer and I am done explaining myself. if people are still bewildered why I was upset and blasted the guy on TW, I'll just tell them to read through this thread for my explanation. I'll say it again, I'm done with this topic. I came here for a new start and to contribute and not to rehash the drama from another forum. The reason for the discussion of the past on this thread is people were curious and I shared my take on things with them. That is all. Bye now.
 
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Copy and paste as needed.

Hey dummy, I have explained this topic several times in the last few days. Please go to post number 1 and start reading from there. Once you have read thru, if you still have questions, read it again. The questions have already been answered.

Thank you
 
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I was trying to be encouraging to u, that ur intended market with videos isn't going to be affected as the people wanting written info already have this and peeps wanting video r still going to people like urself... I have no clue who the other person is but I know who u r because of what u contribute... I could go on and on about business, people, emotions, but doesn't matter. Didn't say u don't have the right to be mad about someone using what u put a lot of time and effort into, was trying to make the point that there's no reason to let the actions of people like this to control ur emotions as u r just giving them more pwr over u...

best wishes man
 
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I was trying to be encouraging to u, that ur intended market with videos isn't going to be affected as the people wanting written info already have this and peeps wanting video r still going to people like urself... I have no clue who the other person is but I know who u r because of what u contribute... I could go on and on about business, people, emotions, but doesn't matter. Didn't say u don't have the right to be mad about someone using what u put a lot of time and effort into, was trying to make the point that there's no reason to let the actions of people like this to control ur emotions as u r just giving them more pwr over u...

best wishes man
You make very valid assessment and I agree with you. The easiest path was to say nothing but I'm very much a man of principal and I really think he needed to be called out in a public way on the forum. But, I accomplished nothing other than get myself banned and learn how many assholes and haters there are on Tacoma World. I did waste a lot of time and emotion on that jerk, and in the end, it really wasn't worth it. He'll keep ripping off people's material to suit his selfish needs.
 
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I'm trying desperately to move but people keep questioning why I did what I did.
Trying desperately to move on, yet the second sentence you posted was you complaining about TW and not moving on.
You’ve taken to multiple Facebook groups and other forums. You going to post about it on YouTube too?
You’re a 57 y/o child. Congrats
 

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Trying desperately to move on, yet the second sentence you posted was you complaining about TW and not moving on.
You’ve taken to multiple Facebook groups and other forums. You going to post about it on YouTube too?
You’re a 57 y/o child. Congrats

Hah. Long time no see. Hope NorCal is treating you well.
 

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I'm sure every single write up on Turbos website is a copied from somewhere right?

I'm sure he bought every single tool he owns because someone else had it in a write up.
 
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Hah. Long time no see. Hope NorCal is treating you well.
Had to come join in and see what Timmy the Tool was saying over here

Eh, NorCal is still CA. Got out of the Bay Area which was a huge win. If work wasn’t so good, I’d probably be gone by now.

Still in SoCal? Still rocking the 4th Gen?
 
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Trying desperately to move on, yet the second sentence you posted was you complaining about TW and not moving on.
You’ve taken to multiple Facebook groups and other forums. You going to post about it on YouTube too?
You’re a 57 y/o child. Congrats
You know what they say, opinions are like assholes and everyone has one. I could say more but then this is just going to turn into another huge waste of time for me. I'll take the advice of @clearock and not let you draw me into another thing I will waste energy on.
 

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Had to come join in and see what Timmy the Tool was saying over here

Eh, NorCal is still CA. Got out of the Bay Area which was a huge win. If work wasn’t so good, I’d probably be gone by now.

Still in SoCal? Still rocking the 4th Gen?

Yessir on both accounts. Can't leave until the kid turns 18 or finally tells his mom and the judge to fuck off. Haha. Rigs been down for some time now for maintenance and upgrades. Need to get things wrapped up so I can get some dirt time in during desert season. I'm already a month behind. It sucks..
 
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Yessir on both accounts. Can't leave until the kid turns 18 or finally tells his mom and the judge to fuck off. Haha. Rigs been down for some time now for maintenance and upgrades. Need to get things wrapped up so I can get some dirt time in during desert season. I'm already a month behind. It sucks..
Mines currently getting parted out haha, so being down for sometime doesn’t sound too bad. Bought a proper shit box - just getting started on building that thing
 

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Mines currently getting parted out haha, so being down for sometime doesn’t sound too bad. Bought a proper shit box - just getting started on building that thing

Damn you wreck it? That's a pisser you had a pretty well built rig going.
 
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@Timmah! Would you know what shop I can go to to get my Tacoma Dyno tested? I just want a test only. I'm not looking for a "tune".

Plus, about how much does a typical Dyno test cost? Again, just to test the damn thing? :rolledeyes::noidea:
 
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@Timmah! Would you know what shop I can go to to get my Tacoma Dyno tested? I just want a test only. I'm not looking for a "tune".

Plus, about how much does a typical Dyno test cost? Again, just to test the damn thing? :rolledeyes::noidea:
I've never dyno tested one of my rigs so I don't know of a shop I could refer you to. And because I've never done a dyno test, I have no clue what they cost.
 
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