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by Kevin Johnson
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Electric & Hybrid Vehicle ** NEW **
Topic: Who here actually drives an EV/HYBRID?
Replies: 50
Views: 3802

Re: Who here actually drives an EV/HYBRID?

My Escape hybrid blew an a/c line...the battery isn’t much good now when it’s hot. Do the newer EV’s and hybrids have battery cooling provided by the a/c , or are the batteries less susceptible to heat? ... Ford reduced the size of the hybrid battery by two-thirds by changing its cooling system. Th...
by Kevin Johnson
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Catching a black snake?
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Catching a black snake?

http://www.wildlife-removal.com/snakecatch.html We also have at least one black snake around our front door. I just ignore it. We have had them try to enter the house. They can be very single-minded -- a sturdy broom and quick reflexes helps. My Father-in-law cannot tolerate snakes but that is due ...
by Kevin Johnson
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Installing damper with hammer
Replies: 61
Views: 1920

Re: Installing damper with hammer

I want you guys as fellow survivors if our plane crashes in the Gobi Desert with a load of oil rig parts. The plane was overweight because of an incorrect standard to metric conversion.
by Kevin Johnson
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Piston ring side (axial) clearance - higher than spec?
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Piston ring side (axial) clearance - higher than spec?

There have been many, many near and actual disasters caused by flubbed Metric/Imperial conversions (or lack thereof...). One I really like (probably because of the alliterative name) is The Gimli Glider, an Air Canada 767 that in 1983 was fueled in litres instead of gallons and ran dry mid-flight: ...
by Kevin Johnson
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Tired rod bolts - inconsistent torque development?
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Tired rod bolts - inconsistent torque development?

"Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt."
De Niro in Ronin
:wink:


Replace them all unless you like experiments.
by Kevin Johnson
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Notice To Veterans
Replies: 22
Views: 2437

Re: Notice To Veterans

You don't need to drag them back inside?
by Kevin Johnson
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cleaning plugs with propane torch ??
Replies: 27
Views: 5408

Re: Cleaning plugs with propane torch ??

On this subject, any guesses or similar experiences here? A few years ago (like 40) a friend brought over his Suzuki 250 enduro, 2-stroke. Said it wouldn’t start & was stumped. Said it was running ok, did a regular tune up (spark plug & air filter), then no start after. Getting visible spark (holdi...
by Kevin Johnson
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: BBC oil restrictors
Replies: 37
Views: 813

Re: BBC oil restrictors

One of the things I would like to add to this pan is a trap door, but I called every major pan company and none of them will sell a trap door. I found aluminum trap doors for aluminum pans, but mine is metal. Can anyone help with finding one? I considered purchasing small prefab hinges for trap doo...
by Kevin Johnson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Shortening valve springs
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Shortening valve springs

Might be a bit unusual procedure, but I need to match a springs now and then to get the minimum distance to coilbind and within a set of springs the CB heights may need to be adjusted. This is with some engines where selection is very limited and I need to work on what is available. Usually I use b...
by Kevin Johnson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Cleaning plugs with propane torch ??
Replies: 27
Views: 5408

Re: Cleaning plugs with propane torch ??

The gas in my mower is so old, it requires a dirty plug to function.
by Kevin Johnson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Notice To Veterans
Replies: 22
Views: 2437

Re: Notice To Veterans

Paul, you're available to lay the track, right? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/33/Inspection_of_U.S._Navy_14%E2%80%9D_naval_railway_battery_MK1%2C_Sandy_Hook%2C_New_Jersey_%2826107751364%29.jpg/1024px-Inspection_of_U.S._Navy_14%E2%80%9D_naval_railway_battery_MK1%2C_Sandy_Hook...
by Kevin Johnson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Offtopic Forum
Topic: Notice To Veterans
Replies: 22
Views: 2437

Re: Notice To Veterans

Calls to mind Street Sweepers.

I think there has been a lot of discussion on "slug" loads that can be used in dwellings so that you don't risk other family members whose location might be uncertain.

Consult Dave Chappelle for sequential drum loading.
by Kevin Johnson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Installing damper with hammer
Replies: 61
Views: 1920

Re: Installing damper with hammer

An old friend visited both Renault and Porsche factories in the 1950s.

He commented that BFHs were in use at the former and not the latter.

When a Porsche component did not fit correctly, work stopped and part numbers called out and engineers consulted.
by Kevin Johnson
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Fuel system architecture question (mechanical pump / filter)
Replies: 28
Views: 677

Re: Fuel system architecture question (mechanical pump / filter)

... The boat gets used on the west end of Lake Erie. I have marine towing insurance. I didn’t cut the old filter open, but I did squirt fuel into the outer perimeter of the filter with a squirt bottle and it immediately transfers to the inside of the cartridge. I may cut it open and check, as I hav...