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Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By JimN
Or, pump out the gas, clean the tank and make...

Or, pump out the gas, clean the tank and make sure no sediment is left.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By JimN
Check this place...

Check this place out-

https://www.obd2allinone.com/mefitune.asp
Forum: Tow Vehicles Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By JimN
Don't these have a towing package, with a button...

Don't these have a towing package, with a button on the shifter to activate the transmission? My Astro van has that.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By JimN
Read the manual- this may be a "power port", not...

Read the manual- this may be a "power port", not a lighter. Big difference in current handling.

I had a charging adapter for a lighter and the LED still illuminates, but it doesn't charge the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By JimN
Does the pontoon trailer have brakes? If so, are...

Does the pontoon trailer have brakes? If so, are they binding?
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,979
Posted By JimN
That's an odd shape for random damage- the edges...

That's an odd shape for random damage- the edges are too straight, IMO. The reason I mentioned a thruster is that the hole looks cylindrical.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,979
Posted By JimN
Isn't that where the axle passes through the...

Isn't that where the axle passes through the hull?

Almost looks like the port for a bow thruster, but the fiberglass patch came off.
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,380
Posted By JimN
Over seven grand for the stereo system? *** are...

Over seven grand for the stereo system? *** are they using? Another $2125 for the subwoofer? ***? I'm in the wrong damn business!
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By JimN
OK, so leave the switch connected and disconnect...

OK, so leave the switch connected and disconnect the purple exciter wire from the alternator and try it again- if it stays charged, connect a test light (the kind with a bulb, not LED) between the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By JimN
Disconnect the purple wire from the alternator...

Disconnect the purple wire from the alternator and see if it helps. If the problem stops, it probably means that the rectifier in the alternator is toast. While it's being repaired (I recommend this...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By JimN
No. The engine will use different amounts, based...

No. The engine will use different amounts, based on the load, temperature, throttle position, engine vacuum, etc.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,484
Posted By JimN
Use a 2 oz lead sinker- gets their attention...

Use a 2 oz lead sinker- gets their attention better.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By JimN
DO NOT turn the key to ON when the IAC is...

DO NOT turn the key to ON when the IAC is connected to the harness and out of the throttle body. The pintle can be ejected and it won't necessarily go in as easily as it came out. Better to spray...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 07-11-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,695
Posted By JimN
Not a bad wake, for a car.

Not a bad wake, for a car.
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-10-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 524
Posted By JimN
Replacing both is a good idea- using one new...

Replacing both is a good idea- using one new battery and one that has been depleted/old/treated like a farm animal is really hard on the alternator and the resting voltage ends up averaging...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-10-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 524
Posted By JimN
Deep cycle batteries are for run time with a...

Deep cycle batteries are for run time with a load, not cranking, rated in Amp-Hours (Ah). A starter can draw 150-350A while cranking and the construction allows it to recharge at a different rate...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-10-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,031
Posted By JimN
It was in all of the papers.

It was in all of the papers.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By JimN
Often, a loose connection will become overheated...

Often, a loose connection will become overheated because it's making and breaking contact. Surface area allows more current to flow without becoming hot (same principle as heavier wire handling more...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By JimN
Check the connector at the pump. If it shows any...

Check the connector at the pump. If it shows any signs that it overheated (melted plastic, discoloration of the metal terminal), replace it.
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By JimN
Those relays rarely fail on their own- they make...

Those relays rarely fail on their own- they make so many and have been doing it for so long, the % of defective ones is incredibly small. If a relay fails repeatedly, either there's an underlying...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-09-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By JimN
The parts may not void the warranty, but who...

The parts may not void the warranty, but who installed them? If the person is the type who thinks they can work on something purely because they know which end of a screwdriver to pound on, it causes...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-09-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By JimN
"If that ever happened I am guessing voiding a...

"If that ever happened I am guessing voiding a warranty with FAE would no longer be a concern."- as long as the proper installation procedures are followed, sure, but we all know some people will dig...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-09-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By JimN
They're assuming the levels will be set properly...

They're assuming the levels will be set properly during installation- I think it's completely reasonable to expect that, but people who base their buying decisions only on price aren't necessarily...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-09-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,031
Posted By JimN
It goes further than this- it starts with how...

It goes further than this- it starts with how people are raised and who influences them along the way to adulthood. When the kids aren't taught the difference between right and wrong (the definitions...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-09-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By JimN
And make sure the wires do not and can not touch...

And make sure the wires do not and can not touch and cause a short-circuit. If the wires are a bit longer than needed, it's a good idea to cut one shorter than the other, so it won't even reach.

If...
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