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Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Lomez
Like I said, I used to be an oil snob. Only...

Like I said, I used to be an oil snob. Only "synthetic"....and then only European Synthetic (PAO) and/or Polyol esters. At the end of the day, and after ridiculous amounts of research, here's my...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,426
Posted By Lomez
yea, E10 isn't going to absorb much more than...

yea, E10 isn't going to absorb much more than atmospheric humidity. But E0 (pure gas) won't absorb any. I'm no fan of E10.....just because it's a corporate (paying off politicians) scam, forced...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Lomez
Great info! thanks I took it back to the...

Great info! thanks

I took it back to the tire place (a local joint).....they swapped left to right and right to left on the front. I took it for a drive...pulled to the right still. I went...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lomez
The plan was to pull that piston and replace; so,...

The plan was to pull that piston and replace; so, I didn't care about scuffing it up.
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,426
Posted By Lomez
E10 has 3% less energy than E0 (pure gas). ...

E10 has 3% less energy than E0 (pure gas). So.....you get 3% less mpg. It's that simple. Also, you'll have less water in the tank, because the water will be absorbed by the E..and burned.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Lomez
Thanks guys! That's exactly what I figured since...

Thanks guys! That's exactly what I figured since it was the only variable. But then I talked myself out of it. I'll swap the fronts and see.
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Lomez
4th Gen 4Runner- Alignment Adjustment? Driiting to the right

My 4th Gen 4Runner was perfect....until I took it in to have the front tires re-balanced. Now....it pulls or drifts or whatever to the right, on the highway.

Being not excited about paying for...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Lomez
group 3 in the USA is "100% synthetic" by law. ...

group 3 in the USA is "100% synthetic" by law. They can call it that all day.....and do. In Europe, you can't
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Lomez
As a full-blown oil chemestry nut.......I've come...

As a full-blown oil chemestry nut.......I've come to terms with the likely fact that "blend" is the same as "full".

By the way, in the US.....oil companies won the ability to call mineral oil...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,426
Posted By Lomez
+1 E10 hurts exactly NOTHING.....except in...

+1

E10 hurts exactly NOTHING.....except in the minds of conspiracy people....and those looking for a problem and a boogy-man, when there isn't one. It does lower you mpg by about 2% though. So,...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lomez
Grease gun trick- wouldn't that really gum up...

Grease gun trick- wouldn't that really gum up the internals of the caliper? Maybe I need to brush up on exactly what the grease gun trick is though...??

UPDATE- I went to Arts Used Toyota...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By Lomez
Sounds like a master cylinder piston (pumping)...

Sounds like a master cylinder piston (pumping) seal to me. Sounds like it's not pumping the fluid. If it were leaking....you'd know. Sounds more like it's just not pumping. Maybe I missed...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lomez
yea, you're right...I bet A1 Cardone is running a...

yea, you're right...I bet A1 Cardone is running a little scam where they sell plastic brakes.....so people crash.

Let me guess....you work for a stealership?
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lomez
actually seeing remanufactured "new" calipers for...

actually seeing remanufactured "new" calipers for $55 online. Probably way easier, and only $35 more than trying to rebuild the bad piston.
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lomez
Seized Brake Caliper Piston....tips/tricks?

It's from my 4Runner. One of the 4 pistons on one caliper is stuck. It won't depress all the way. I really don't want to buy a whole new caliper. I'd rather rebuild or recondition that pistons. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,443
Posted By Lomez
Good stuff. I suspect it's going to be pretty...

Good stuff. I suspect it's going to be pretty rough under there. In fact, I know there holes punched in it to wire a fan. That'll be fun.....patching sheetrock in at least 3 places. I'm...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,443
Posted By Lomez
Popcorn Ceiling removal and painting

Just started to remove the "popcorn" ceiling in my house (built in '89). I was surprised how relatively easy it was. Spray a mist of water on the popcorn, wait 1 minute, and scrape with a putty...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By Lomez
Shooting plastidip with HIGH pressure gun?

So I happen to own a high-pressure Wagoner "Paint Crew" system. I also want to shoot my 1969 Bronco flat orange (it's currently hemi-orange....but has some bad spots and I'm adding a new hood). ...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,490
Posted By Lomez
I'd like to know how an air-cooled engine could...

I'd like to know how an air-cooled engine could have a nikisil failure. I don't see how that's possible. By what mechanism? To my knowledge, the only way to damage a nikisil lined block was by...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-04-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,679
Posted By Lomez
The 650 just doesn't have enough power. I ran...

The 650 just doesn't have enough power. I ran into a guy once with a 650 ( I have a 1000)....he was taking a long trip and we both happened to stop in the same spot for a rest. He told me that he...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-03-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Lomez
Thanks for the responses and advice! okay,...

Thanks for the responses and advice!

okay, so I bought a new battery...and will charge and install in the AM. Obviously, all will be well....but for how long??:wink:

I remember about 2 years...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By Lomez
V-strom charging / battery issue

DL1000...and I'm having a brain fart regarding the charging system.

So, out of the blue, my bike began turning over slowly. Within a week (this morning) it wouldn't start. I started it off a...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,918
Posted By Lomez
never unless the pads are shot. Pads are soft...

never unless the pads are shot. Pads are soft and will conform to the new (non) contours of the new rotor. They will match up perfectly within 100 miles.....just like a new pad will have to do.
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,337
Posted By Lomez
:deal:deal words to live by

:deal:deal

words to live by
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,337
Posted By Lomez
Update-

UPDATE....well, if I could change the title of this thread to "Being a spaz will not help you mount a tire"....I would. :rofl

So....I finally calmed down a bit, had a glass of wine, and decides...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,337
Posted By Lomez
Shinko 705

Shinko 705
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,337
Posted By Lomez
No, I actually went out to the dumpster to...

No, I actually went out to the dumpster to check...just in case. Same exact size: 110-80-19. I'm guessing it has something to do with it being a front tire? I know people who have done rears...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,337
Posted By Lomez
Nope....it's not possible. Dudes, I didn't "warm...

Nope....it's not possible. Dudes, I didn't "warm up" the tire...but when completely zip-tied all around the tire, and the opposite side completely sunk down as far as it will go into the valley. ...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,337
Posted By Lomez
Changing a tire by hand is 100% not possible

PERIOD!

I watched some douche bags on YouTube doing it...so thought I'd give it a shot. Got the old tire off with NO problem. Probably took 10 minutes total. Then, went to mount the new tire. ...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By Lomez
I don't even know what it is anymore:rofl ...

I don't even know what it is anymore:rofl Hasn't rained here in like 3 years.
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By Lomez
Thanks. Yea, the rears should be just shocks. ...

Thanks. Yea, the rears should be just shocks. The fronts are coil-over struts....and I'll let the mechanic install those. I just want to get the rears on there.
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By Lomez
replacing rear shocks....seems easy?

Girlfriend's car's (Mercedes C240) shocks are totally shot, especially in the rear. I ordered up some new shocks for it.....and read it's not too tough. Basically jack up the car and support,...
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,297
Posted By Lomez
I don't care what state I'm in.....I filter to...

I don't care what state I'm in.....I filter to the front at red lights.
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Lomez
tough to say for sure...but clearly something got...

tough to say for sure...but clearly something got wet. When it dried out, everything was back to normal. I would not worry about it...unless you/he make/s a habit of going through deep water. The...
Forum: Face plant 08-19-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,756
Posted By Lomez
You were driving forward already in a "common...

You were driving forward already in a "common area". She was driving backwards and attempting to merge into a "common area". Thus, theoretically, you have the right of way. Hope you at least took...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,226
Posted By Lomez
vacuum leak or clogged carb. Either way, that's...

vacuum leak or clogged carb. Either way, that's pretty classic extremely lean symptom. Revs fine but can do no "work" (thus stalls under load of any type). Too much air compared to fuel. Cam...
Forum: Face plant 08-18-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,073
Posted By Lomez
Thanks for the comments. The next morning,...

Thanks for the comments.

The next morning, sure enough, I couldn't move it at all, couldn't walk, and the pain was extreme. Not swollen or black/blue though. I thought for sure it (right knee)...
Forum: Face plant 08-18-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,503
Posted By Lomez
have a buddy who snapped his left clavicle some...

have a buddy who snapped his left clavicle some years back, while mtn biking (endo). It wouldn't heal either. His MD ended up getting a medical device that stimulated bone growth/regrowth. I was...
Forum: Face plant 08-16-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,073
Posted By Lomez
Put a foot down....hyperextended knee?

Anyone else done this? I actually lost control today due to some sand/gravel on the road. The front began washing out....so I instinctively put my foot down on that side. I guess I extended it...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,541
Posted By Lomez
Guess I'm just paranoid still from the time that...

Guess I'm just paranoid still from the time that I had my 180GB Ipod in my jacket pocket (unzipped)......and pulled it up to ~110mph......suddenly...no more sound. Whoops! Don't want to lose any...
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