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    After using a batch of fuel containing ethanol I...

    After using a batch of fuel containing ethanol I have had a perfect success rate by flushing it out with another tankful of fuel containing ethanol in all of my vehicles just as millions of drivers...
  2. Thread: Do I really?

    by GKman
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    I've heard Fram trashed numerous times with no...

    I've heard Fram trashed numerous times with no solid information. Some clown started a website that is often referred to as some kind of proof. He states no credentials and starts off with a grudge...
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    Body shops use tons of plastic repair cement. ...

    Body shops use tons of plastic repair cement. Unfortunately it comes in a mini (300mg?) twin-tube calking gun used in a matching gun. At least five kinds of plastic used in automotive exterior...
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    No expert

    I'm no expert by any means but have had to bleed the entire system before on mine.
    Have you removed the tank and verified that both reservoirs in the 423 pound servo are filled to the correct level?
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    Curious, do these engines have detonation (knock)...

    Curious, do these engines have detonation (knock) sensors?
    Many automotive engines do and can retard the timing when detonation is sensed.
    Good system, allows high compression for high power and...
  6. I'm just going to duct tape a Depends diaper...

    I'm just going to duct tape a Depends diaper around mine. If the oil leaks out, it won't get on the tire.
    You can depend on Depends.
  7. Fifty Lawyers

    I heard somewhere that colleges are producing fifty lawyers for every engineer. Looks like it here.

    Has anybody pulled off the defective shock, compared it to whatever they have laying around...
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    I have a 1951 Ford 8 N tractor. In excellent...

    I have a 1951 Ford 8 N tractor. In excellent condition, running one very hard will cause the oil pressure to drop to nearly zero. There is an old salt (who was working on them when new) has...
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    The tool looks nice but I managed without it. ...

    The tool looks nice but I managed without it.

    The idea is to torque a locknut without turning the pivot (bolt) it is on.

    I followed the instruction to put a magic marker mark at 12:00 and be...
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    So what is a "friction zone demo"?

    So what is a "friction zone demo"?
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    I did mine with the aid of a Hanes manual and...

    I did mine with the aid of a Hanes manual and lots of web searches (spline lube).

    Are late models junk? They do a lot right and sometimes something wrong.
    A few thousandths wear or damage on a...
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    Just to add to the confusion, in assemblies that...

    Just to add to the confusion, in assemblies that have steel rubbing on steel (without lubrication) no matter the hardness, one part must be harder than the other or galling will occur. Seems like 50...
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    An FAA crash inspector would notice it since the...

    An FAA crash inspector would notice it since the government figures that light plane passengers lives are worth about 1,000 times as much as car or m/c victims. At least that appears to be how they...
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    1. After years of waiting, I finally built a shop...

    1. After years of waiting, I finally built a shop that I didn't have to share with the cars.
    2. Imagine the look on my face when I looked through the current issue of ON and found
    a vertical mill...
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    And if you ever pulled the wings off flies when...

    And if you ever pulled the wings off flies when you were a kid.
  16. Lock cylinders need use to stay free. I always...

    Lock cylinders need use to stay free.
    I always used a keychain remote for the doors on a Ford pickup and for some reason wanted to
    use a key in the door and it wouldn't turn. Locksmith just used...
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    Just searched ebay for motorcycle - BMW...

    Just searched ebay for motorcycle - BMW transmission and got over 600 hits.
    If what you need isn't on there or at Beemerboneyard this week it will be.
    Insurance companies total bikes for anything...
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    I've done a spline lube (identical job to trans...

    I've done a spline lube (identical job to trans replacement except for $$$) by myself with a Hanes manual and info from several websites. Tough but can be done. I was always a...
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    Thanks for the detailed explanation. I believe...

    Thanks for the detailed explanation. I believe you are in possession of the facts.
    In the days we tuned for best power, leaner was hotter but apparently not now with the tuning of these engines....
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    Back to the aircraft engine chart, peak power is...

    Back to the aircraft engine chart, peak power is not at the red line at the center of the chart.

    For the red hp curve curve peaks at a fuel flow of aprox 103 PPH (pounds per hour ?) with an EGT of...
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    Roger 04 RT Thanks for the chart, interesting....

    Roger 04 RT
    Thanks for the chart, interesting.
    Chart shown is for an aircraft engine at cruise, working hard.
    Our m/c's would need to be running, what 85 -95 mph to be in that part of the chart....
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    Just search for Gold Star on youtube. The voices...

    Just search for Gold Star on youtube. The voices of heavens choir couldn't be sweeter.

    Got to see some good flat track and TT in the late sixty's just before two strokes.

    Mostly HD KR's...
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    I did my 2002. Seemed like carefully grouping...

    I did my 2002.
    Seemed like carefully grouping parts and fasteners and labeling some of the cans was a hell of a lot more important than anything I'd ever worked on before. Also, just got finished...
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    Don't know if this is applicable but it is not...

    Don't know if this is applicable but it is not uncommon for a weldor to place a hex nut over a stuck fastener and plug weld it on. In addition to having a nice new hex head the heat also helps. In...
  25. Thread: Greasing Spline

    by GKman
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    If there is no heat in the shop, move to the...

    If there is no heat in the shop, move to the living room. A lot of work close to the floor where the carpet would be a real plus.

    I studied a number of good how to's online before doing mine. As...
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