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Forum: The Garage Today, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Wasser
:thumb:nod

:thumb:nod
Forum: The Garage Today, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Wasser
Just because the flex plate is turning, it could...

Just because the flex plate is turning, it could still be broken (at the back of the crank.)

The flex plate/ring gear should actually be hard to turn. You are turning against engine compression. ...
Forum: The Garage Today, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Wasser
Yup. Is this actually a 1990 Caprice? ...

Yup.

Is this actually a 1990 Caprice?

If so, it only had two engine choices. 5.0 or 5.7L (you could special order the 4.3 for a taxi)

Sure sounds like a broken flex plate with the...
Forum: The Garage Today, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By Wasser
+1 Also check the steering head bearings as...

+1

Also check the steering head bearings as well. Worn or improperly adjusted steering head bearings can cause cupping.
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,538
Posted By Wasser
+1 Love my FZ1.

+1

Love my FZ1.
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By Wasser
Very wise & sound advise!! Had a...

Very wise & sound advise!!



Had a mechanic try and use a shop rag and cracking a line on a DT466E trying to bleed it and, got injection poisoning. He ended up with his lower right arm...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By Wasser
They all do that is correct. Chrysler solenoids...

They all do that is correct. Chrysler solenoids have that buzzing sound. It is the check balls buzzing in the sol pack. We would get quite a few used ChryCo's through the service dept. from the used...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By Wasser
You could try a solenoid pack and fresh ATF+4...

You could try a solenoid pack and fresh ATF+4 fluid change. The new sol pack includes new screens. Don't attempt to clean the old ones.

You will need to re-learn the TCM after sol replacement....
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,957
Posted By Wasser
Leviton key switch. Single pole, 20A. PN#...

Leviton key switch. Single pole, 20A.

PN# 1221-2KL

http://images.drillspot.com/pimages/23863/2386399_300.jpg

You can always change the mounting screws to a tamper proof screw for added...
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,216
Posted By Wasser
There is no federal law. Could be a state...

There is no federal law.

Could be a state law in some states. Not in mine though.

Most shops won't do it anymore because of liability. If a person is properly trained on how to inspect a tire...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Wasser
AllData DIY...

AllData DIY (http://www.alldatadiy.com/?at=ra&siteID=XKiyX8ZknCA-wx1ZBzG9TII6TXUIX8Om7Q&ls_affid=XKiyX8ZknCA)

Been a while but, from the description of a 2 prong WP connector in that area, air...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Wasser
Yup. BTDT got the t-shirt. :baldy During...

Yup. BTDT got the t-shirt. :baldy

During reassembly, you are supposed to wiggle the output shaft on the trans to get the rod back in properly.
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,129
Posted By Wasser
Understand. You still need to get the old...

Understand.

You still need to get the old valve off. Either by cutting (hopefully the stub is long enough afterwards) or heating up the old one to remove it.

You can clean the old solder off...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,129
Posted By Wasser
Shut the main water off and then replace the...

Shut the main water off and then replace the under counter shuts off(s) to the sink with new style, 90 degree, ball valves.

The old compression fitting ferrule can remain. Use it for the new...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By Wasser
Run down to the library and borrow their free use...

Run down to the library and borrow their free use of a computer for AllData.

Do some reading first to see how the system works and diagnosing problems with poor cooling before you "just dump a can...
Forum: Regional forums 06-22-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 161,118
Posted By Wasser
Plain 'ol nut has been placed under a plain 'ol...

Plain 'ol nut has been placed under a plain 'ol rock in Colorado.

If you familiar with the Rampart Range area, you will know where this is.

Its where the South Platte & Pine Creek rivers meet....
Forum: Regional forums 06-17-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 161,118
Posted By Wasser
Thank's RC! I found plain nut in the morning...

Thank's RC!

I found plain nut in the morning after Ziamon dropped it in Bryce Canyon.

Here is a picture of Ziamon's bike on Hwy 12 of the Escalante Ridge in UT, for the folks that want a...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,933
Posted By Wasser
I looked at the Sthil 4 mix system. It was an...

I looked at the Sthil 4 mix system. It was an additional $50.

The 2Smoke 50L was just too good to pass up for the price and how well it works.


The big thing I learned was to pass (burn) some...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,933
Posted By Wasser
String trimmer that doesn't suck

Behold, Excalibur!!!

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-hHQ6TNN/0/L/i-hHQ6TNN-L.jpg

Went to the local sales place that carries Honda Power equip. and Sthil dealer.

Looked at the Sthil...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-08-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,655
Posted By Wasser
Are you looking for a "place" with a dwelling on...

Are you looking for a "place" with a dwelling on it or vacant property?

$175K might get you a small piece of vacant property near a mountain town.
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,959
Posted By Wasser
That's kinda why I brought it up. Not to bust the...

That's kinda why I brought it up. Not to bust the OP's chops but, to just have him think about it.

The world has changed a lot. We are a very litigious society these days.

The OP might be the...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By Wasser
Would this work? JEGS...

Would this work?

JEGS (http://www.jegs.com/i/Edelbrock/350/8090/10002/-1?parentProductId=)

Since the factory fuel lines on a rat motor from pump to carb are 3/8 you should be good to go.
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,959
Posted By Wasser
In addition to the IRS and local/state tax...

In addition to the IRS and local/state tax agencies, here is something else to think about-

Insurance.

Scenario 1. Say you work on the brake system on someones bike and an accident happens...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,933
Posted By Wasser
Did not know Honda made a string trimmer. They...

Did not know Honda made a string trimmer. They make a damn good lawn mower. I'm with you, don't like having to have two separate gas cans and then running out of pre-mix.

Will have to see if a...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Wasser
NO! Cheap fuses, made in China, from Harbor...

NO!

Cheap fuses, made in China, from Harbor Freight are and have been a disaster.

Do some Googleing about cheap fuses from Harbor Freight.

There are quite a few reports, and maybe even...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Wasser
Don't do it. Use your time (read money$$)...

Don't do it.

Use your time (read money$$) more wisely. Talk to friends and see if they know someone in the body repair/paint business. See if someone will paint it on the side.

Rest of the car...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By Wasser
Marks. (http://www.marksusa.com) Made in the...

Marks. (http://www.marksusa.com)

Made in the USA and damn good, grade 1 lock-sets. At very reasonable prices to boot :clap


None of that grade 2 or 3 crap the chain stores sell.

Never,...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,933
Posted By Wasser
Looks like the Sthil or the Husky are the ones I...

Looks like the Sthil or the Husky are the ones I should check out. Like the Honda engine on the Husky! :deal

Took my POS TroyBuilt 4 stroke back to Lowes last night. Barely one year old. Starts...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,933
Posted By Wasser
I'm leaning towards a Sthil. Yea, it costs...

I'm leaning towards a Sthil.

Yea, it costs about twice as much, or more but, with the money spent so far on HD, Lowes & Sears, probably would have paid for itself by now.

Does Sthil make a...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,933
Posted By Wasser
A string trimmer that doesn't suck

Fellow garage mates, I need your help.

I am looking for advise on a string trimmer (weed wackier) that doesn't suck.

I have gone through three, 2 strokes. Craftsman, Echo & Homelight. They seem...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,878
Posted By Wasser
3.5 ft.lbs on a GS? That translates to...

3.5 ft.lbs on a GS?

That translates to German torque.. Goode-n-tight.
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,167
Posted By Wasser
If you ever wanted to know anything about oil. ...

If you ever wanted to know anything about oil.

Bob is the oil guy (http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1514060)

Pay no attention to the person in the link...
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,167
Posted By Wasser
So, just wait another day and a few more miles...

So, just wait another day and a few more miles and just get a bottle of 10-60.

One less thing to worry about. You'll sleep better.
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,370
Posted By Wasser
Why on earth would you check with the service...

Why on earth would you check with the service department to see if they can pass your quiz for a new vehicle purchase?

Would you have a salesperson pass a "pop quiz" before you conduct a parts...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By Wasser
Go buy a cheapo kiddie pool from Walmart and...

Go buy a cheapo kiddie pool from Walmart and submerge the whole thing.

Naturally, take the kiddie pool back when you are done. Its the Walmart thing to do. :lol3
Forum: Americas 04-12-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,225
Posted By Wasser
I'd be happy to store it in Colorado. Locked...

I'd be happy to store it in Colorado. Locked garage or shed, even on the side of the house.

Done it a couple of times for travelers. My usual charge is a case of good beer or a nice scotch.
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 65,161
Posted By Wasser
Tom, Don't know if anyone has told you this...

Tom,

Don't know if anyone has told you this but "you got a nice rack" :lol3

Just installed mine yesterday. Top notch quality workmanship and fitment. Well worth the price.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By Wasser
If fuel pressure gets low enough, the engine will...

If fuel pressure gets low enough, the engine will stop running and a few seconds later the pump will stop beacause of either oil pressure switch or PCM command since the engine is not running.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By Wasser
Hey hpsVFR, I was out dicking around in the...

Hey hpsVFR,

I was out dicking around in the garage and took a look at my service manual. I have an older 97 NS ChryCo minivan.

Section 8A of the service manual (ChryCo probably hasn't changed...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24,208
Views: 4,142,014
Posted By Wasser
Hey 150ron, Who makes or where did you get...

Hey 150ron,

Who makes or where did you get your rearview mirrors?
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