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Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,246
Posted By rapidoxidationman
it's highly recommended to replace the steel fuel...

it's highly recommended to replace the steel fuel lines that go from the common rail to each injector. The likelihood of cleaning ALL the rust particles from them prior to reinstallation is low, and...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Many surge supressors come with a warranty that...

Many surge supressors come with a warranty that covers electronics that get fried due to the supressor failing to supress. Maybe you just got a new computer for free:clap

A whole house...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By rapidoxidationman
smaller hoses would in no way increase system...

smaller hoses would in no way increase system pressure, but will slightly (insignificantly) decrease coolant capacity.

Edit: Backpressure (resistance to flow) would be increased slightly, so the...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By rapidoxidationman
[QUOTE=Wasser;24813014] Can you hear the...

[QUOTE=Wasser;24813014]
Can you hear the solenoid pack making the typical Chrysler "buzz" sound when you select reverse?

QUOTE]

Can't hear that on his minivan, but my daughter's 2000 Jeep GC...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Clearly the problem lies with the phase inverter...

Clearly the problem lies with the phase inverter as engendered by the prefabulated confabulator. Duh, why didn't I notice that?????
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Oops I should've put that in there: It's a 4...

Oops I should've put that in there: It's a 4 speed that has the overdrive button on the dash in front of the shifter. Might be worth a call to one of the transmission shops in the big city.
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Dad's '95 Dodge Caravan

The transmission has lost reverse. The ATF smells burned and isn't exactly red anymore but the 3.3 liter V6 pulls the minivan down the road quickly and efficiently (25+mpg easily) and doesn't seem to...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,692
Posted By rapidoxidationman
In what world does it make sense to decrease...

In what world does it make sense to decrease mileage and increase fuel consumption to decrease pollution?:huh

In diesel particulate filter regeneration, raw diesel is injected into the exhaust...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,692
Posted By rapidoxidationman
You don't really know how the Diesel Exhaust...

You don't really know how the Diesel Exhaust Fluid system works, do ya? It's a whole different animal than the Diesel Particulate Filter system that injected unburned diesel fuel directly into the...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,692
Posted By rapidoxidationman
http://www.freightdefense.com/locking-def-cap ...

http://www.freightdefense.com/locking-def-cap
Granted it is made for the big rigs, but I wonder if you could also replace the filler pipe so this cap would fit?


or call these guys and see...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I've replaced the power switch on my old Delta...

I've replaced the power switch on my old Delta contractor's saw twice.
The motor is pretty bomber, but the switch gets pounded full of sawdust and eventually won't close.
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Three year old kids shouldn't be messing with...

Three year old kids shouldn't be messing with house electrical wiring.:deal

An electrician can do this right for you for probably less than a couple hundred dollars. Much cheaper than the...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,795
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Copper has been around for long enough to have...

Copper has been around for long enough to have proven itself.
Remember PEX's predecessor and the lawsuits that came soon after its implementation? Granted, PEX is a superior product to CPVC, but it...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By rapidoxidationman
google knows. "police switch for motorcycle" ...

google knows.
"police switch for motorcycle"

here's one result:
http://www.globalsources.com/gsol/I/Motorcycle-fitting/p/sm/1007738858.htm#1007738858

...
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,795
Posted By rapidoxidationman
They are available in Idaho.

They are available in Idaho.
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,795
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I'm curious to hear his thoughts on using them...

I'm curious to hear his thoughts on using them for a permanent repair...:ear
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,795
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I wonder how long the rubber O ring that makes...

I wonder how long the rubber O ring that makes the seal will last. Other than that, sharkbites are easy to use.

Edit: a compression fitting would also work and takes almost as little effort to...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Oil is good. No oil is bad. Thinking one way or...

Oil is good. No oil is bad. Thinking one way or another does not change that.:deal
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,863
Posted By rapidoxidationman
57 spikes gonna guess (conservatively)...

57 spikes

gonna guess (conservatively) about a pound of force is necessary to push each one through the vapor barrier (then you've got insulation to push through - good luck with that). How...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By rapidoxidationman
A good thought, but the ceilings are vaulted - no...

A good thought, but the ceilings are vaulted - no attic space.

Leaning towards another hole in the roof and making the vent stacks separate. A cap on the T would isolate the existing stack and...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Winner winner chicken dinner. That's exactly the...

Winner winner chicken dinner. That's exactly the response I was looking for.
32KBTU on the old hydronic heater on the first floor, and the new one I installed yesterday is (I think) 36KBTU. 68K...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By rapidoxidationman
If power was easily accessible I'd've simply...

If power was easily accessible I'd've simply stuffed a 55 gallon electric in the space and been done with it. It isn't.
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By rapidoxidationman
No dampers in the vent lines. I agree that...

No dampers in the vent lines. I agree that something changed, and I'm thinking that something is the flame pattern on the water heater.

The reason I want to know if things are up to code is to...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By rapidoxidationman
No power vents on these gas water heaters. The...

No power vents on these gas water heaters.
The roof vent cap is unobstructed and doesn't have any buildup inside the pipe.

It has been set up like this since the house was built about 6 years...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Remove the PC (put things back to stock) and ride...

Remove the PC (put things back to stock) and ride it for a while to make sure the problem is caused by the commander. It'd suck to replace it and find the problem is in your original wiring.
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Propane water heater question

My SO has two propane water heaters: One on the bottom floor for the slab hydronic heat and one on the floor above for the potable hot water. Both have 3" vent hoods and are tied into a single 3"...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By rapidoxidationman
What year is your KLR?

What year is your KLR?
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,526
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I get what he's saying thanks to a background in...

I get what he's saying thanks to a background in electronics and experience. If I (or you) did not have such background, would that sentence be intelligible? I think not.
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,526
Posted By rapidoxidationman
You can understand this??????? <!-- / message...

You can understand this???????
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Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,526
Posted By rapidoxidationman
cut and paste from another language using google...

cut and paste from another language using google translate to make into engrish does not a great first post make

W.
T.
F.

:huh

Edit:
Then again, Best first post evah!!!:clap
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Rust it.

Strip the old paint then use a rust patina inducing chemical and do a rapid oxidation:1drink
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,479
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Pretty sure you can ONLY buy Stihl new from a...

Pretty sure you can ONLY buy Stihl new from a good dealer...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,479
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Yay another Stihl thread!

Got a Shindaiwa more than a decade ago. It started 3 times and has been in the shed since.

Got a Stihl about a decade ago. It starts when I want it to and gets regular abuse. Haven't done a thing...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Why not take an hour and start with removing the...

Why not take an hour and start with removing the mods? If the shimmy is still there, then maybe look at bearings or balance. If not...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Staples or Office Max?

Staples or Office Max?
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By rapidoxidationman
B20 made with cooking oil? Like recycled cooking...

B20 made with cooking oil? Like recycled cooking oil or virgin soybean or corn oil? Recycled oil could lead to issues like carbon deposits on intake manifolds IIRC. Regular Italian tune ups can...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Mineral oil is the brake fluid in hydraulic...

Mineral oil is the brake fluid in hydraulic bicycle brakes IIRC. Can't hurt to replace it, especially after 5 years. Flush, fill, bleed, done (hopefully).
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,310
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 283,048
Posted By rapidoxidationman
When you're swapping wheels on your 3/4 ton...

When you're swapping wheels on your 3/4 ton pickup with 8 lug bolts, don't forget to remove the lug in the 6 o'clock position before trying to remove the wheel. Damn thing was hidden under the...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,619
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Fixed it for ya.

Fixed it for ya.
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,619
Posted By rapidoxidationman
If grease got out then dirt got in:deal ...

If grease got out then dirt got in:deal

Are you planning on keeping the car? It's worth replacing the assembly. You'll never get those old ball bearings as clean as they were, plus it's a...
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