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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-25-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Jim H
Distilled water is $0.99 for a gallon at our...

Distilled water is $0.99 for a gallon at our local grocery store. Why wouldn't you use it?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-09-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Jim H
In some form, power will be routed from the...

In some form, power will be routed from the battery through a fuse, ignition (key) switch, safety "kill" switch to an electronic ignition module. The module must be grounded, or have a negative wire...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-24-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Jim H
Gilmore Car Museum - Western Michigan

Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, West Michigan (http://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org/)

Large, interesting collection of cars and related stuff, gathered into several buildings. You could easily...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-24-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By Jim H
I find that method, with liberal and creative use...

I find that method, with liberal and creative use of Google search(es) usually works well, no matter the problem.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-07-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jim H
Fairly easy to check: Loose wire terminal where...

Fairly easy to check:
Loose wire terminal where power cord enters back of dryer, or wire connections to power outlet? TURN OFF POWER BEFORE CHECKING ! <big grin>

Harder to check:
Bad/failing...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-30-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Jim H
Nothing new here... I used to work for the...

Nothing new here...

I used to work for the (now defunct) Public Lighting Department in the early '70's. Our crews had similar experiences on an all too regular basis.

It's hard to win an...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-06-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By Jim H
I want the contract to change all of the...

I want the contract to change all of the Interstate 'mile' markers, exit numbers and all of the maps that reference these markers.

Of course, we would all have to relearn our favorite exit...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-29-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Jim H
USAF Basic Military Training has been, and I...

USAF Basic Military Training has been, and I think still is, at Lackland AFB in San Antonio Texas.

A lot has changed since I was there in 1971...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-21-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By Jim H
Not to mention, try to find insurance! :D

Not to mention, try to find insurance! :D
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-17-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By Jim H
Coolant in the engine won't do much good unless...

Coolant in the engine won't do much good unless it can circulate. Without circulation it is just sitting in the engine's water jacket passages and heating up like the rest of the metal in the block....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-27-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 874
Posted By Jim H
There is a HUGE variety of sockets, including...

There is a HUGE variety of sockets, including Mogul (commercial outdoor lighting) Medium base (Edison) socket, mini-candelabra (Night Lights and chandeliers, etc.), Bayonet (some microwave oven...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-23-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Jim H
Also possible that the float has been turned into...

Also possible that the float has been turned into the same goo...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-05-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By Jim H
AFAIK, diesels love to be cranked as fast as they...

AFAIK, diesels love to be cranked as fast as they can! Cranking speed helps to really compress and heat the air so combustion can occur. Glow plugs help out with cool/cold engine.

Have a good...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-16-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Jim H
We get the same effect, but we are the downwind...

We get the same effect, but we are the downwind house that GETS all of the trash and leaves from our neighbors who live upwind.... :D
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-08-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By Jim H
I would not trust any Craigslist ad where the...

I would not trust any Craigslist ad where the seller felt it necessary to include 11 lines of keywords... :rolleyes:
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-06-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,072
Posted By Jim H
... and apparently, change the cabin air filters...

... and apparently, change the cabin air filters too! :D
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-09-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jim H
I did a quick Google, and found Solar cell -...

I did a quick Google, and found Solar cell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cell#Lifespan)

"Most commercially available solar panels are capable of producing...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-07-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Jim H
Um, does it have a carburetor? :D :D :D

Um, does it have a carburetor? :D :D :D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-03-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,852
Posted By Jim H
I suspect that latex/vinyl gloves have caught on...

I suspect that latex/vinyl gloves have caught on because they now exist and are so inexpensive. I mean, why not keep the gunk off of your hands if all it takes is a few pennies worth of disposable...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-03-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,226
Posted By Jim H
If it was properly rebuilt, the float setting...

If it was properly rebuilt, the float setting should be OK and the only 'tuning' required should be the 'cold' (choke on) idle speed, the 'hot' speed, and (maybe) the hot idle mixture.

Once the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-25-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Jim H
I think the auxiliary pump runs anytime the ACC...

I think the auxiliary pump runs anytime the ACC is in Auto and it varies the monovalve's Open/Close duty cycle to modulate the amount of heat produced to keep the cabin at the desired temperature. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-25-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Jim H
I think the heater solenoid (monovalve) is a fail...

I think the heater solenoid (monovalve) is a fail ON device, so removing power opens the valve, and applying power closes it.

That way if the power fails, you will have HEAT! :D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-15-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Jim H
A reading less than 12.7 volts means the battery...

A reading less than 12.7 volts means the battery is not fully charged. 11.7 volts is close to the lower limit, or fully discharged.

13.8 to 14.29 would be expected with the engine ON, not off. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-15-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,140
Posted By Jim H
I don't believe that a fuel filter would 'choose'...

I don't believe that a fuel filter would 'choose' this specific time to plug up...

I would go back and look really, really hard at the resonance flaps that you replaced, including all linkages and...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-07-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Jim H
Looks like a DIY boost gauge to me!

Looks like a DIY boost gauge to me!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,478
Posted By Jim H
The Good News is that there is no hurry to change...

The Good News is that there is no hurry to change anything, eh? It sounds like it is working OK, leaving you time to drive it where you need to go and 'play' with it' later if you wish.

Me, I'd...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-01-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jim H
IF the monovalve is opening and closing as it...

IF the monovalve is opening and closing as it should, you are left with the symptoms of inadequate flow through the valve. Corrosion in the valve, as you mentioned, could be one problem. Improper...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-15-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,829
Posted By Jim H
Sorry to hear about the 'bad' part, but I'm...

Sorry to hear about the 'bad' part, but I'm feeling kinda' good about Post #2. :D

[gloating mode OFF]
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-12-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,514
Posted By Jim H
So, what I gather from this thread is: ...

So, what I gather from this thread is:

Pretty much any chain saw will be better than nothing.

How hard you expect it to work and long you expect it to operate will dictate how much you need...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-12-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Jim H
THIS! If you can't lean a motorcycle, or a...

THIS!

If you can't lean a motorcycle, or a bicycle for that matter, you can't make a turn at any significant speeds. So, if you stabilize the bike, you can't lean at speed, and if you can't lean...
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