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Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-04-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,632
Posted By rscurtis
Don't rule out the fact that it could be leaking...

Don't rule out the fact that it could be leaking where it joins the back of the roof.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-03-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By rscurtis
Took the parts to Ray Barton today. He told me...

Took the parts to Ray Barton today. He told me that those are 12.5:1 compression ratio racing pistons. I can't believe how well it ran on pump gas. It's getting honed to .030, new pistons,...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-01-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By rscurtis
You're right about the thread. I assume the...

You're right about the thread. I assume the crank will have to be replaced. The lifter bores will be sleeved and honed to size. The nice thing about this engine is that I can go to the local Dodge...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-31-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By rscurtis
It's an original hemi car, not a clone, or...

It's an original hemi car, not a clone, or "tribute car", the PC terminology used today. Actually, the engine ran perfectly, no noise, smoke, or blowby. The problem started when I installed an oil...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-30-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By rscurtis
Started a new project.

Since my signature car is working perfectly, I decided to look into the Hemi to see where the oil pressure is going. Surprisingly, it's a very easy engine to remove. Turns out the lifters are very...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-27-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By rscurtis
If it's only worth $1000, sell the cap and scrap...

If it's only worth $1000, sell the cap and scrap the truck.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-25-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By rscurtis
JMHO, but Mitsubishi will be the next marque to...

JMHO, but Mitsubishi will be the next marque to bail from the American market.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-25-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,047
Posted By rscurtis
I would verify that it's starting out in first...

I would verify that it's starting out in first gear.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By rscurtis
I would say a valve is too loose, probably an...

I would say a valve is too loose, probably an exhaust valve based on the shaking.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-19-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By rscurtis
Something has too much valve clearance, and a...

Something has too much valve clearance, and a valve is not opening much. Note how the engine runs rougher as the speed in increased.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-19-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,247
Posted By rscurtis
The noise is a moot point. With that debris in...

The noise is a moot point. With that debris in the pan, that engine is on its death bed.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-17-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By rscurtis
If the photo is correct, those busses, or at...

If the photo is correct, those busses, or at least one of them, is still using split rims. At the very least, the front tires should be reinflated in a cage. The rears can be done in-situ, as the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-17-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By rscurtis
You don't need a high pressure cap for proper...

You don't need a high pressure cap for proper cooling system performance. All you're doing is stressing the radiator, hoses, and heater core. I used to run a 7# cap on my signature car, but after I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-10-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,403
Posted By rscurtis
That will be your nemesis. Take the axles off,...

That will be your nemesis. Take the axles off, send them to CVJ and get them rebooted properly. Reverse them on installation and they'll last another 30 years.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-09-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By rscurtis
Keep in mind that electric saws can be more...

Keep in mind that electric saws can be more dangerous than their gasoline counterparts- they don't have a clutch that will slip, can't be "part throttled", and defeat the safety aspect of chaps.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-07-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By rscurtis
The guy on the west coast that we don't mention...

The guy on the west coast that we don't mention here sells sunroof grease in small quantities. He may also have other sunroof parts.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-06-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,650
Posted By rscurtis
and the upper radiator hose is scolding hot,...

and the upper radiator hose is scolding hot, while the lower one that goes into the thermostat housing is ice cold

That's a normal situation. When the cooling system is working at full capacity,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-05-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,650
Posted By rscurtis
Wait until we have an EMI attack or a large solar...

Wait until we have an EMI attack or a large solar storm and your car will be the only one running. See how much she likes it then.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-04-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By rscurtis
Again, it really looks like this is a solution in...

Again, it really looks like this is a solution in search of a problem.

I would have to agree. While 2 micron filtration is valuable on HPCR systems that work near 30,000 PSI, it is of limited...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-26-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By rscurtis
I faced the same music when I did my car over. ...

I faced the same music when I did my car over. That guy on the west coast who we don't mention here had them priced very reasonably. He also had the bushings for the trunk lettering and the trim...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-18-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,265
Posted By rscurtis
I agree with davidmash, it's not going half that...

I agree with davidmash, it's not going half that speed.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-18-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,756
Posted By rscurtis
Keep in mind also that the load removed from the...

Keep in mind also that the load removed from the engine by eliminating the fan will simply be transferred to the alternator to run an electric fan(s).
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-10-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By rscurtis
Propane tank.

Propane tank.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-25-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,767
Posted By rscurtis
Very possible. A scuffed piston can also grab a...

Very possible. A scuffed piston can also grab a ring and keep it from touching the cylinder.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-22-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By rscurtis
There is no harm in using an old crush sleeve, as...

There is no harm in using an old crush sleeve, as long as it is not too short. Crushing it a little more is no problem. It's probably a good place to start, as bearings are made to a standard...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-22-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By rscurtis
Especially if they smoked the rear tires in 800...

Especially if they smoked the rear tires in 800 miles. Still probably a good investment though.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-22-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,095
Posted By rscurtis
Nice looking car!. A firm 1-2 upshift is the...

Nice looking car!. A firm 1-2 upshift is the nature of the beast. It should smooth a little as the transmission warms up. The headlight "doors" are easily removable with no tools, and are...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,487
Posted By rscurtis
The balance shafts in the Mitsu are used to...

The balance shafts in the Mitsu are used to cancel second order vibrations common in in-line four cylinder engines that occur twice per revolution. They have nothing to do with flywheel balance. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-21-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By rscurtis
The R4 compressor is fine as long as it has...

The R4 compressor is fine as long as it has enough oil and is running R12. Save your money on the hoses, they're designed to last a lifetime.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-16-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,094
Posted By rscurtis
Call it a "status symbol" if you want, but I...

Call it a "status symbol" if you want, but I chose my 2003 Dodge for its fuel economy, longevity, utility, safety, and phenomenal resale value that a car cannot touch. The S550 in the thread above...
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