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Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By Langanobob
Yeah, I tend to agree with you about Costco. I...

Yeah, I tend to agree with you about Costco. I paid a small fortune at Batteries Plus for two Made in the USA AGM batteries for my F250 and so far they're good batteries but honestly I can't say...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,671
Posted By Langanobob
Can you get ahold of the contractor who did the...

Can you get ahold of the contractor who did the floor 14 years ago and get some input from him? Or have him talk to your general contractor?

My experience with concrete is that neither wire or...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,856
Posted By Langanobob
Regardless of any possible ECU damage or not,...

Regardless of any possible ECU damage or not, that was an excellent field repair. Too bad you don't have pictures to go along with the text.

Bob
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,799
Posted By Langanobob
In the US if a company requires a certain oil...

In the US if a company requires a certain oil brand to keep the warranty in force, they have to provide the oil for free. Not sure what the name and number of this law is, but it's a law. Not...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,020
Posted By Langanobob
Best of luck and please let us know how it goes.

Best of luck and please let us know how it goes.
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By Langanobob
Thanks for saving me the ink of saying the same...

Thanks for saving me the ink of saying the same thing. I've done a lot of trying and never have brought back a sulfated battery. However, the pulse type chargers seem to be good chargers and work...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,277
Posted By Langanobob
I've owned a lot of older vehicles and my...

I've owned a lot of older vehicles and my experience is that the cost of paying shops is just too high and you have to do some or all of your own work.

You can also buy most all of the tools...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By Langanobob
Good question and I hope someone comes up with a...

Good question and I hope someone comes up with a definitive answer. When wet they have distinctive and different smells. Probably doesn't help at all after they've cured.

- Bob
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By Langanobob
Took me a minute to figure out you're talking...

Took me a minute to figure out you're talking about oil filters and not air filters.

I've never had any problem with the nut. There's only about 0.040" difference between a 16mm and 17mm wrench...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,767
Posted By Langanobob
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,767
Posted By Langanobob
The coil in a relay opens and closes electrical...

The coil in a relay opens and closes electrical contacts. The coil in a solenoid actuates a mechanical device such as engaging a starter drive.

What I don't understand is why "Solenoid" is almost...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,480
Posted By Langanobob
Nice that you took the time to make those videos....

Nice that you took the time to make those videos. My only suggestion is to edit them keeping the core content and getting rid of all the other stuff. No one is entertained or educated by watching...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,451
Posted By Langanobob
Probably not much help but I think Puma...

Probably not much help but I think Puma compressors are made in Taiwan, not China. Makes a big difference to me, but still far from finding one still made in the USA or Canada.

Any chance of...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By Langanobob
It pains me to agree with any of the inmates...

It pains me to agree with any of the inmates here, but I'd go with the two stroke oil suggested by concours. It's designed to be diluted 50 to 1 and in its undiluted form it provides some serious...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By Langanobob
My turn signal relay arrived in Saturday's mail. ...

My turn signal relay arrived in Saturday's mail. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,476
Posted By Langanobob
Thanks for the reminder about Carrol Smith's...

Thanks for the reminder about Carrol Smith's great books. My favorite is "Engineer to Win." Should be required reading for anyone who does their own fabrication or wrenching work.
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,891
Posted By Langanobob
Plugs are a better repair than an internal patch....

Plugs are a better repair than an internal patch. Plugs seal the tire casing from the outside and don't allow moisture and debris into the punctured area where it can over time lead to a delaminated...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,398
Posted By Langanobob
Looks good and it also looks like you'll have...

Looks good and it also looks like you'll have room for the inevitable expansion. Thanks for taking the time to make a thread about your project.
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,414
Posted By Langanobob
I have only limited experience with Sharkbites. ...

I have only limited experience with Sharkbites. I bought tubing, several valves and fittings and the compression tool and re-plumbed an old Shasta camp trailer. It was easy to do and so far after a...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By Langanobob
OldPete knew.

OldPete knew.
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By Langanobob
Is it a Lucas switch? If so, I'd be inclined to...

Is it a Lucas switch? If so, I'd be inclined to buy a generic replacement switch and toss the Lucas switch.

Won't be original but at least it will work reliably. No fun to lose your headlights...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By Langanobob
Yer completely missing Mr. Shakespeare's point. ...

Yer completely missing Mr. Shakespeare's point. You can lead a horse to water...:D
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
Posted By Langanobob
I had a carb float valve completely stuck with...

I had a carb float valve completely stuck with some sort of green crap from some sort of chemical reaction with the gas, brass valve and aluminum body (due to neglect and bad storage).

Hate to...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By Langanobob
"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking...

"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." - William Shakespeare

The guys who're saying the engine is ruined are not right, they are just being funny.
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,398
Posted By Langanobob
One completely off topic comment. We once were...

One completely off topic comment. We once were out in the country (desert, not green and lush like your place) and really enjoyed it. Town kept coming our way, didn't pay attention to much at first...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,398
Posted By Langanobob
Looks good. Hope you got your dog's footprints...

Looks good. Hope you got your dog's footprints and the date in a corner somewhere? About sealing, I never did seal mine, just covered it with visqueen plastic and kept it wet for a month. ...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,398
Posted By Langanobob
Yes it does :). Concrete keeps getting stronger...

Yes it does :). Concrete keeps getting stronger each year up until about 100 years. just like a bike that hasn't started after 50 kicks, If it hasn't cracked by now, it isn't going to.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,398
Posted By Langanobob
I could've typed that sentence more clearer. ...

I could've typed that sentence more clearer. There was fiber in all of the concrete mix, the fiber was everywhere including around the edges. The edges got rebar in addition to the fiber.

Hope...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,398
Posted By Langanobob
OK, I feel better now. I was picturing about 3...

OK, I feel better now. I was picturing about 3 inches of concrete on a poorly compacted pad. Sounds to me like you're on the right track. My slab is also 6" and has rebar in the footing and along...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,398
Posted By Langanobob
+1 on all of this.

+1 on all of this.
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 330,098
Posted By Langanobob
I like it. Looks like a good functional workshop.

I like it. Looks like a good functional workshop.
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,911
Posted By Langanobob
Hey, he went to a lot of trouble although I'm not...

Hey, he went to a lot of trouble although I'm not sure what his motive is.
I understood most of it which is more than I can say for some of the posts from some of us who speak English as our...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 330,098
Posted By Langanobob
Was the engine warm and was the throttle open...

Was the engine warm and was the throttle open when you cranked it for the test? Not sure what the elevation of Moneyappolis is, but compression will go down with altitude.

In any case, 185 is...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,711
Posted By Langanobob
I think I'd try to narrow the gap a bit. Not...

I think I'd try to narrow the gap a bit. Not gonna try and do the arithmetic but maybe a combination of 2x8's and 2x6's will bring it down to 1/4" or so.

I'd also put two bolts or screws at the...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,349
Posted By Langanobob
Are you sure about the Made in USA? I haven't...

Are you sure about the Made in USA? I haven't seen a made in USA Husky tool since they became Home Depot's house brand. I hope you're right on this.
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 330,098
Posted By Langanobob
Nice job on the manometer.

Nice job on the manometer.
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,569
Posted By Langanobob
Only one data point but my wife has a 2010...

Only one data point but my wife has a 2010 Forester and it's been close to perfect for about 70,000 miles. Only problem was the crappy original equipment tires that were absolutely useless to the...
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,990
Posted By Langanobob
One of the first things Irwin did when they...

One of the first things Irwin did when they bought the Vice-Grip company was move the manufacturing to Asia. Irwin used to be a quality American manufacturer but no more. Everything I've seen with...
Forum: Vendors 05-22-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 43,137
Posted By Langanobob
Not making any judgment calls at all, just not...

Not making any judgment calls at all, just not accepting marketing claims at face value.
If your product is a Class III oil, it's not a PAO based oil
(Group IV). That was the point of my post,...
Forum: Vendors 05-22-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 43,137
Posted By Langanobob
This isn't correct. The 20W50 will not provide...

This isn't correct. The 20W50 will not provide SAE 50 at low temps. It will provide SAE 50 viscosity at 212F and SAE 20 viscosity at lower winter or engine start temps.

Haven't quite drank the...
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