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Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By GreaseMonkey
What size does it need to be? It would be simpler...

What size does it need to be? It would be simpler and faster to get a 3/16" or whatever size bolt and just drill a hole in the end where you need it to go.

Or you could run a 1/4" drill through...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,620
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I use a combo of the red shop rags (HF has bags...

I use a combo of the red shop rags (HF has bags of them on sale occasionally, and one bag is enough for most casual users) and paper towels to clean up the stuff that needs serious cleaning or things...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Before we let this discussion get any more...

Before we let this discussion get any more involved, I think you need to post pics of the friend you are helping.
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,577
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Now if you want to get a bit more detailed, on a...

Now if you want to get a bit more detailed, on a blown fuse pull it out and look at it with a light behind it. If you had a short and it blew the circuit the metal bar will look just plain melted in...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,577
Posted By GreaseMonkey
The blade type of fuse (called an "ATO" type of...

The blade type of fuse (called an "ATO" type of fuse) you can test easily with either your light or the meter on volt setting
http://assets.bluesea.com/images/products/180px_thumbnails/5235.png
...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Do you have a large enough vise you can clamp the...

Do you have a large enough vise you can clamp the aluminum in and bend it that way, either by clamping it between some iron or even just using a hammer on it?

As mentioned, your current bending...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Well I score poor in comprehension here, I...

Well I score poor in comprehension here, I thought it was the high pressure line from the fuel filter, and in re-reading it you are saying it is the return line.

Anyway, you will probably need a...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Shock looks like this one, correct? ...

Shock looks like this one, correct?
http://www.everythingbenz.com/prodimg.php?src=http://207.252.3.106/tapsimages/WPC/W01331898578SAC.JPG&h=200&partnum=2033261500

You pretty much have the process...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Is the blue line cracked at a fitting/junction or...

Is the blue line cracked at a fitting/junction or could you possibly find some stretch by loosening the steel line from the filter? Then you could theoretically just snip the bad part out and put a...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Anyway, to answer your question if it is the...

Anyway, to answer your question if it is the return line then you could probably get away with fuel line and hose clamps but I would strongly advise no to do that as in certain situations the line...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I can't tell which line it is, is it a high...

I can't tell which line it is, is it a high pressure line going to the fuel rail or is it a return line?

You can get replacement line in bulk, and the magic part name is " Fuel Line Compression...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By GreaseMonkey
If you think Italian bikes are messed up, wait...

If you think Italian bikes are messed up, wait until you try working on Italian automobiles.
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By GreaseMonkey
You may not have room in the fuse box. Another...

You may not have room in the fuse box. Another option is to find the terminal on the vacuum pump and wire it in there, just get a male and female of whatever connector they use and put that on some...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,209
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Pretty much this. Is the pushrod bent at all?...

Pretty much this. Is the pushrod bent at all? roll it on a table. Is the tip of the valve dented or hammered on a corner? You can also try swapping pushrods, they look to be identical in the pic. A...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Run a jumper from tthe battery to the horn +. ...

Run a jumper from tthe battery to the horn +.

If it honks then start going over the wiring, if not then look elsewhere but at least you will isolate the problem.
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,577
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I also suggest getting both as they have...

I also suggest getting both as they have different uses. When you get a multimeter try to get one that has a 10 amp current setting, they are the most useful for vehicles and there are a ton of them...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Looks like a decent place to start. About...

Looks like a decent place to start.

About the only thing I might consider doing differently would be to put the lower vents in the floor. If you have high ambient temps, if you could pull up the...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,580
Posted By GreaseMonkey
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/almighty_tu...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/almighty_tuna/revival.jpg
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,105
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Or just tell the wife "If I got used to the...

Or just tell the wife "If I got used to the smell, the gorilla will too.." :)
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By GreaseMonkey
That setup is probably not going to do what you...

That setup is probably not going to do what you want it to, with the handle at 90 degrees.

If you go straight out, here is a table that you can punch in your numbers but the shorter the "arm" is...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,105
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Oops, guess it makes 9 gallons not 10...

Oops, guess it makes 9 gallons not 10...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,105
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'd just go with mopping it with a lysol...

I'd just go with mopping it with a lysol solution.

This stuff works pretty good:

http://www.lysol.com/media/49811/pours_concentrate-disinfectant.jpg

Read the directions and do not make it...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Rub it with a Q tip and see if any little...

Rub it with a Q tip and see if any little fragments of cotton hang up on it. If not I'd say put the new one in since your trip is coming up soon and make a note to look at this in the winter.
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Technically, I would describe that sound as a...

Technically, I would describe that sound as a buzz.

Anyway, I can't tell (as suggested) if it is the starter solenoid caused by a low battery or if it is something else. You can probably isolate...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,318
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I was going to comment but I see that Bigger Al...

I was going to comment but I see that Bigger Al has already addressed all the issues you need to do.
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By GreaseMonkey
If you don't want to go the bolt route, I'd...

If you don't want to go the bolt route, I'd suggest countersinking a hole in the rotor and epoxy it flush after you've put the magnet in.
Forum: Americas 08-17-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Any freeware non-net roadmap programs?

Hi all, I did a search and did not find anything but I am looking for a basic roadmap/route planner of the continental US that is software based so that you do not need to have cell/wifi access.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By GreaseMonkey
We get blackouts on a somewhat frequent basis, I...

We get blackouts on a somewhat frequent basis, I have the computers on a UPS so if you are a couple hours in to writing something you don't wind up losing everything typed after the last auto save. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,485
Posted By GreaseMonkey
That's a good guess, however I don't think it...

That's a good guess, however I don't think it applies here as there is a separate exhaust gas sample port just upstream of the converter. It is covered with a little silicone rubber or similar cap....
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,485
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Have you tried giving it a shot of ether yet, and...

Have you tried giving it a shot of ether yet, and seeing what that does?

I believe that has the K-Jetronic injection system, and the cold start relay on the block could have gone bad. I don't...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,485
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Also, might want to give it a whiff of starting...

Also, might want to give it a whiff of starting fluid to make sure you don't just have some bad gas in the tank.
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,485
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Have you done a compression test? That is the...

Have you done a compression test? That is the next diagnostic step here. Aqlso, do you have to pull the distributor? Might want to check the rotor is pointing correctly and the plug wires are in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,383
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Thanks for the link to the book FMScoot. Don't...

Thanks for the link to the book FMScoot. Don't think much is applicable to this situation but it is an interesting read.

Still considering all of my options, I already have a faster cycle and have...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I just like to wrap the empty tank in an old...

I just like to wrap the empty tank in an old sheet or blanket and put it in a cardboard box. You'll never have a corrosion issue nor have to worry about it getting dropped on the floor sometime in...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'm guessing that from your existing wiring, the...

I'm guessing that from your existing wiring, the green goes to the solid black and the brown goes to the red, and the blue from your new brake switch goes to the black/white. Red from the brake...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I hate to say this, but this is one of the times...

I hate to say this, but this is one of the times it would be in your (well, your dads) best interest to take it to a transmission shop and have them look at it and give you a quote.
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Can you get some touch up paint for it? I'd try...

Can you get some touch up paint for it? I'd try that first before anything else.

Make certain you wash/clean it well, first with soapy water then a quick wipe down with some rubbing alcohol, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,383
Posted By GreaseMonkey
There's been something similar on the local...

There's been something similar on the local craigslist for the last few days:
http://images.craigslist.org/00Q0Q_jyQbJqrQfEj_600x450.jpg

$500 but has a tranny issue it appears.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,383
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Not really bizarre, just different. The...

Not really bizarre, just different.

The county I live in has rivers on two sides and only one bridge. One other bridge is located about 30 miles out of the way so if it could get bypassed it would...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,383
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Oh, also the boat has a motor so I should have...

Oh, also the boat has a motor so I should have called it a jon boat but figured that some people may not know what that term meant, so I just referred to it as a rowboat.
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