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Forum: The Garage 06-25-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Gimpinator
My bet is that it will probably run decently now,...

My bet is that it will probably run decently now, but you overheated / cooked the starter.

I would probably replace that pushrod, and do something to make sure those rocker studs don't back out...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Gimpinator
You probably have a loose intake valve rocker. ...

You probably have a loose intake valve rocker. This affects the compression release that helps the starter spin the engine over. Read about the fix here:
...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,607
Posted By Gimpinator
^^^ What he said! You can also use the time to...

^^^ What he said! You can also use the time to accumulate extra funds for the little things you're sure to need once it gets running.

Car projects take time! I've got one that's been waiting...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,607
Posted By Gimpinator
The problem with the pressurizing procedure is...

The problem with the pressurizing procedure is that some cylinders will have an intake valve or exhaust valve at least partially open. You'd have to take the covers off and disassemble the pushrods...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,607
Posted By Gimpinator
I wouldn't call your 318 Polyshperical engine...

I wouldn't call your 318 Polyshperical engine "rare", but they are not common-easy to find, like the later 318's. You should be able to get at least $500 for the long block as it is though. People...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,607
Posted By Gimpinator
Yeah I think $1300 for a rebuilt long block is...

Yeah I think $1300 for a rebuilt long block is low. Bear in mind that your engine is the early, far less common - "A" Series 318 Polyspherical head. This is NOT the later, much more common "LA"...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,607
Posted By Gimpinator
That is a sweet truck! I agree with Black Rhino...

That is a sweet truck! I agree with Black Rhino that you should be able to get that engine turning with good penetrating oil. The carb and air cleaner are on, which is great.

Those 318's are...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,607
Posted By Gimpinator
I wouldn't give up on that engine yet. As Black...

I wouldn't give up on that engine yet. As Black Rhino said, if it was stored with the carb and air cleaner in place, with plugs in, it shouldn't be that hard to get turning. Patience and a pry bar...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,607
Posted By Gimpinator
+1 on the Kano Kroil. I have a gallon can of...

+1 on the Kano Kroil. I have a gallon can of that stuff and it's amazing! Another good formula is automatic transmission fluid mixed 50/50 with acetone. Just be careful because it it very...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-13-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,814
Posted By Gimpinator
I had a similar shorts-soiling experience on the...

I had a similar shorts-soiling experience on the 12GS in afternoon L.A. rush hour traffic. I was gently cruising in the carpool lane, by the double yellows, when I came upon a white dash merge area....
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By Gimpinator
If it was me I would tear into that existing...

If it was me I would tear into that existing engine to see where you are. I do stuff myself so it's relatively cheap though.

OTOH, if you are paying a mechanic by the hour to turn the wrenches, a...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Gimpinator
Yup - My Mitutoyo 6" caliper uses the SR44...

Yup - My Mitutoyo 6" caliper uses the SR44 battery.

Here's a good deal on a ten-pack at Amazon:
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By Gimpinator
Some good info in these responses. I would be...

Some good info in these responses. I would be wary of unshrouding those valves at all. The ledges around the chamber are carefully engineered to provide "quench" area while the piston is at TDC. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By Gimpinator
Check your bulb sockets for heat damage. I had...

Check your bulb sockets for heat damage. I had the same problem on my bike - eating both bulbs at least once a year. I noticed both sockets were slightly deformed from heat/ arcing and found...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,977
Posted By Gimpinator
One thing nobody mentioned is how well the OP...

One thing nobody mentioned is how well the OP bled his system after that pad change / fluid flush. The servo module will "hide" an incomplete bleeding job by pumping up the system and collapsing...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-02-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4,009
Views: 611,322
Posted By Gimpinator
There is one intersection in the neighborhood on...

There is one intersection in the neighborhood on my commute to work. It seems almost everything in the area is a four-way stop, except this one spot. My direction has no stop sign, though there is...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-01-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 432,060
Posted By Gimpinator
Unfortunately it's that 15% that create an...

Unfortunately it's that 15% that create an unacceptable risk. I lived up there for years, and learned quickly that you never want to ride on a weekend - especially Sunday. The landing pattern at...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-30-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4,009
Views: 611,322
Posted By Gimpinator
^^^ Are you nuts??? Kicking a car at highway...

^^^ Are you nuts??? Kicking a car at highway speed is a great way to make a point, and a lot of money for a funeral home.

Today I was riding back from work and some asshat decided to spray me...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Gimpinator
It may be as simple as the transmission being...

It may be as simple as the transmission being over-full. My '05 started doing the same thing when it was several months old. There's a vent on top of the trans, and fluid was dribbling out and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,108
Posted By Gimpinator
Considering the ABS Pro system was developed in...

Considering the ABS Pro system was developed in conjunction with KTM, I highly doubt you'll see it on a BMW :wink:
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By Gimpinator
Sounds like there's a leak in the system and it's...

Sounds like there's a leak in the system and it's never able to get to full pressure. Do you have a gauge on it anywhere, or a Schrader valve you can pick pressure off of? There should be a spec...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,620
Posted By Gimpinator
The quickest way to check for vacuum leaks at the...

The quickest way to check for vacuum leaks at the carb / intake is with a propane torch. Get the engine to idle with the minimum choke you need- so it's a bit rough. Crack the valve on the propane...
Forum: Face Plant 03-23-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,557
Posted By Gimpinator
Actually, that was her reaction to seeing your...

Actually, that was her reaction to seeing your pee-pee on the test shot :evil

Glad you're coming along so well. I'm a veteran of far too many pelvic X-rays, so I feel your pain.
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,620
Posted By Gimpinator
Given the good oil pressure and generally decent...

Given the good oil pressure and generally decent running qualities, I would suspect the fuel pump. It uses a lever that runs on an eccentric mounted to the camshaft chain sprocket. If the fuel pump...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,226
Posted By Gimpinator
Fuel system and carburetor...

+1 on the carburetor gaskets and seals being bad. Go ahead and pour some fuel in the carb to fire it up, but BE SURE TO HAVE A CLASS "B" FIRE EXTINGUISHER NEXT TO YOU. This is important, as I know...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,620
Posted By Gimpinator
Fly - It looks like you're closing in on the...

Fly -

It looks like you're closing in on the problem. It also seems like your timing is backed way off, in addition to the backward head gasket. Retarded spark timing will cause an engine to run...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,028
Posted By Gimpinator
+1 ^^^ Very curious

Any info I can use to keep my Mini Mill happy would be most welcome. Sounds like a very unusual problem!
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,028
Posted By Gimpinator
Something is really fooked with that spindle and...

Something is really fooked with that spindle and /or frame. Loose gibs? I could see things getting a bit jumpy if you're hogging with an eight inch shell mill, but no way should you see anything...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,028
Posted By Gimpinator
^^^^^

What software are you using to generate your toolpaths? I see lots of G01 straight segments trying to make your profiles, resulting in faceted faces. It's possible your post-processor isn't set...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-18-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,541
Posted By Gimpinator
I once rode my GS up a really steep driveway to a...

I once rode my GS up a really steep driveway to a busy road, with about 60 lbs of tools in my panniers. The top of the driveway had bad visibility, obscured by hedges. (You can see this coming...)...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By Gimpinator
Actually, it would be a good idea to pull the...

Actually, it would be a good idea to pull the driveshaft and check the u-joints. The earlier 1200's often puked u-joints at 40-60K miles. Mine lost the rear at 49K.

Check for "notchiness" while...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By Gimpinator
You've probably got pad residue burned onto the...

You've probably got pad residue burned onto the discs, from holding the brakes clamped down after a really hard (hot) stop.

Here's what you do:

Get a can of brake cleaner from your local auto...
Forum: Face Plant 11-08-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,908
Posted By Gimpinator
With a little bit of dirt bike experience, you...

With a little bit of dirt bike experience, you could have swung the bike around with the back brake, then roosted the offending car with some gravel for good measure :evil

Seriously, glad you got...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,028
Posted By Gimpinator
Usually the Z-Axis travel is sufficient for me. ...

Usually the Z-Axis travel is sufficient for me. I'm not making big tall stuff, though sometimes the 12" Y-Axis travel forces me to be creative in fixturing. A couple of times I've had aluminum...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By Gimpinator
Industrial Metals - Irvine

Just down the road from you:

2481 Alton Pkwy, Irvine

Easy shot off the 405. They are set up to deal with individuals, so you won't have any problems. Sheets and plates galore in all alloys. ...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,028
Posted By Gimpinator
+1 on the MiniMill. I've got one running in a...

+1 on the MiniMill. I've got one running in a garage on single phase 220V. It's super sweet for prototype work which supports my engineering consulting business. I'm nowhere near the machine nerd...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-25-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4,009
Views: 611,322
Posted By Gimpinator
Dual sports make short work of this problem. ...

Dual sports make short work of this problem. Having a big heavy one adds to the shock effect :evil
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-18-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,199
Posted By Gimpinator
Here's one that almost got me yesterday. I...

Here's one that almost got me yesterday.

I was running up Wilshire Blvd in L.A. yesterday. Two lanes per side, with a centerline. Traffic was really heavy and backed up the opposite way, but was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By Gimpinator
Sorry to say, it sounds like a leaking clutch...

Sorry to say, it sounds like a leaking clutch slave cylinder. Is the fluid level staying constant?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By Gimpinator
Hmm... That's interesting. So much for the easy...

Hmm... That's interesting. So much for the easy answer!

I have put 95,000 miles on my 2005 but have never heard of such a thing. I'm assuming it's not even cranking? It's sounding like a...
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