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Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By JimN
Measure the voltage WHILE cranking and if it...

Measure the voltage WHILE cranking and if it drops below 9VDC it could be a battery, starter, friction, timing (too far advanced makes it hard to turn over) or valve timing problem. Knowing that it...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By JimN
Check the timing if you can rotate the crank by...

Check the timing if you can rotate the crank by hand with the spark plugs out, using a wrench. Don't try to rotate it counter-clockwise and don't force it if it doesn't turn. If it doesn't turn at...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-16-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 535
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 93,269
Posted By JimN
Check codes and timing before replacing any parts.

Check codes and timing before replacing any parts.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By JimN
Sounds like the original owner wanted a new boat...

Sounds like the original owner wanted a new boat and the insurance adjuster is a friend.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By JimN
Laser? Sure, if you want to become a target. Glow...

Laser? Sure, if you want to become a target. Glow in the dark?...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-14-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 38,978
Posted By JimN
"There's a fine line between brilliant and...

"There's a fine line between brilliant and stupid".
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-10-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 535
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 93,269
Posted By JimN
With your humidity, I would add it every time,...

With your humidity, I would add it every time, especially if your gas has ethanol. That crap is really screwing up a lot of people's engines and fuel systems.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-09-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 535
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 93,269
Posted By JimN
You should have the same pressure with the key...

You should have the same pressure with the key on/engine off as when it's running.

Taks a fuel sample when you check the pressure. It's possible that you have something in the gas that shouldn't be...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-09-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 535
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 93,269
Posted By JimN
If the hose is long enough, it's not a problem-...

If the hose is long enough, it's not a problem- ask if the store has an extension and you may be able to pass the gauge under the rear seat or through the gap between the cushions.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-09-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 535
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 93,269
Posted By JimN
No, Key ON, Engine off will only turn the pump on...

No, Key ON, Engine off will only turn the pump on for three seconds, then shut off. If it's not running or cranking, this is all you get with the key in the on position without other...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-07-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 535
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 93,269
Posted By JimN
If it's not a PCV valve and it's clean (allows...

If it's not a PCV valve and it's clean (allows air to pass through), don't worry about it- replacing it will do nothing for you.

Or Supra/Moomba or Malibu dealer. They used Indmar at that time, too.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-07-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 535
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 93,269
Posted By JimN
You need to check for codes, rather than throw...

You need to check for codes, rather than throw parts at it. If the MAF was bad, you'd see the MIL on (not Mother In-Law).

To test the fuel pressure, you need a fuel pressure gauge. Not usually much...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 21,419
Posted By JimN
It's about d&mn time!

It's about d&mn time!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-06-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By JimN
A white noise machine would have to mask the...

A white noise machine would have to mask the traffic noise, which means it has to be almost as loud as the existing noise, especially in the range where human hearing is most sensitive. This means...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-05-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 21,419
Posted By JimN
The closest station to my house has it at $2.599,...

The closest station to my house has it at $2.599, which is pretty good, considering WI has very high gas tax.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-05-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 21,419
Posted By JimN
I was trying to make the point that the oil price...

I was trying to make the point that the oil price today won't reflect the gas price today. It can, if the stations are in cahoots or if the price to the station has been raised/lowered preemptively...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-05-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 21,419
Posted By JimN
How long until the oil bought today is useable as...

How long until the oil bought today is useable as fuel?
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,570
Posted By JimN
Like movies, where they take a jump start pack...

Like movies, where they take a jump start pack and torture someone, complete with massive sparks, screaming and melting skin?
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,570
Posted By JimN
"LiION has potential"? That's hilarious!

"LiION has potential"? That's hilarious!
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,570
Posted By JimN
Ever touched the clamps after cranking a 5.7L...

Ever touched the clamps after cranking a 5.7L engine? I don't recommend it. The voltage drop caused by cranking means it's drawing a lot of current and the chart shows 400A, but it also shows only...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,570
Posted By JimN
You're cranking a small-block car engine, not...

You're cranking a small-block car engine, not driving screws. The older-style starters that didn't use gear reduction draw between 150A-350A of current and that's why a little battery won't work....
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,570
Posted By JimN
"Compact car jump starter that can jump start...

"Compact car jump starter that can jump start your car 20 times on a full charge"

Did you miss "Compact car" in this?
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,026
Posted By JimN
Part of the problem with making laws for some...

Part of the problem with making laws for some lakes and not others is that idiots travel, move to these lakes and some people have far more money than brains. What may have worked for a while ends up...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,026
Posted By JimN
I think skiers should have a little red rubber...

I think skiers should have a little red rubber thing on top of their head and when the water sensor gets wet, it pops up, like on a Butterball turkey.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-30-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By JimN
The part number, if the shell is in decent...

The part number, if the shell is in decent condition, is laser-etched. If it's rusty, you might be able to reveal it by gently using a ScotchBrite pad.
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