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Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By JimN
Or, Ace Hardware.

Or, Ace Hardware.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By JimN
150 is normal for a new engine- I used to see...

150 is normal for a new engine- I used to see that on engines that had a lot of hours and some weren't cared fro very well. I seriously doubt it has much wear.

If you want the original owner's...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By JimN
If the block isn't cracked or hogged out to the...

If the block isn't cracked or hogged out to the point of no return, I don't think I would consider buying a long block- it's an easy engine to work on, the parts aren't expensive and for a few bucks,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Posted By JimN
Huh????

Huh????
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By JimN
If the gasket has eroded between the cylinders,...

If the gasket has eroded between the cylinders, it can leak and not compromise the water seal since the weak area is more likely to be between the areas of high compression. If the heads were removed...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Posted By JimN
Do you have a vacuum gauge? Monitor that when...

Do you have a vacuum gauge? Monitor that when it's loaded and accelerating- if you're opening the throttle far enough, it'll be too rich when the engine is at normal operating temperature. Might need...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,216
Posted By JimN
I'm constantly amazed when I drive along the road...

I'm constantly amazed when I drive along the road with some of the state's most expensive real estate and see that the garage is stuffed with all kinds of crap and they leave the overhead door open...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,216
Posted By JimN
My subdivision is part of the oldest area of the...

My subdivision is part of the oldest area of the city (it's a suburb that was officially formed in 1950, but the original homes were built in the 1850s). No HOA, no real problems except a few homes...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By JimN
Wet test, or dry?

Wet test, or dry?
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-01-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,216
Posted By JimN
There's no reason to assume renters can't afford...

There's no reason to assume renters can't afford fines. Look at the cost of rentals now- the house two doors from mine is a rental and the owner is getting $1500/month. My mortgage payment, including...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-01-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,216
Posted By JimN
Unless the HOA is headed and/or staffed by...

Unless the HOA is headed and/or staffed by lawyers.
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,338
Posted By JimN
If you have to ask.....

If you have to ask.....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By JimN
Sweet! Solder and heat shrink tubing?

Sweet! Solder and heat shrink tubing?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By JimN
Changing more than one thing makes it impossible...

Changing more than one thing makes it impossible to be certain about what they determined as the cause. If they weren't looking at the voltage on the return from the crank position sensors before...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,338
Posted By JimN
You missed a spot. I'll let you find it. And...

You missed a spot. I'll let you find it. And what's the deal with the dirt on the backside of the rudder shaft?:D
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By JimN
It needs 4000 RPM? Bullcrap! (and you can tell...

It needs 4000 RPM? Bullcrap! (and you can tell them it's bullcrap) The ECM is programmed to consider <300RPM as Crank Mode and >300RPM as Run Mode. In Crank Mode, the TPS determines fuel delivery and...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 08-29-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 837
Posted By JimN
I'd rather send it somewhere- driving to the...

I'd rather send it somewhere- driving to the local Cat dealer would take an hour and a half.

If you had seen some of the boats I serviced or if you have serviced vehicles for others, you know that...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 08-29-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 837
Posted By JimN
Cars go more than 3 months/3000 miles all the...

Cars go more than 3 months/3000 miles all the time and that's a lot more than 50 hours. If you go 80, don't worry about it unless you haven't run it long enough to get it to normal operating...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By JimN
Look for the threads about crank position sensors.

Look for the threads about crank position sensors.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By JimN
Open the throttle a bit and crank it- if it...

Open the throttle a bit and crank it- if it starts, check the ECT (coolant temperature sensor).
Forum: Storage / Winterization 08-29-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 837
Posted By JimN
Oil is corrosive when it's fresh and even more...

Oil is corrosive when it's fresh and even more after use. If you get a decent vacuum oil change pump, you'll save enough time to make doing it at the end worthwhile.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By JimN
Nah, I'm pretty sure "lefty loosey" works just as...

Nah, I'm pretty sure "lefty loosey" works just as well from the side.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-28-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,216
Posted By JimN
Can't you call a vote and remove him? If you show...

Can't you call a vote and remove him? If you show that he's damaging the association and by extension, the community, it shouldn't be too hard. By allowing the renters to get away with things, the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-28-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,216
Posted By JimN
Can't really slap a lien on a house unless money...

Can't really slap a lien on a house unless money is owed- it's not to be used as a vendetta or out of anger.

What is needed? People need to band together in larger groups and fight against the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-27-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,216
Posted By JimN
Google 'RV' or 'Recreational Vehicle' and you...

Google 'RV' or 'Recreational Vehicle' and you probably won't find a boat. That said, I have heard the saying "In a dispute, lack of specificity benefits the plaintiff". If they don't specify "at any...
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