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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by ari666, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. figjam

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    Drove the ute into town to collect my trusty Victa 2 stoke mower.
    I have had the same mower 15 years, during that time I have only replaced the deck and handle, and now had the motor rebuilt.
    The motor was in pretty good nick, just requiring a new muffler, a new carby, new bearings, new pull start spring, new throttle lever, and a new barrel. Blades were good.
    So, instead of a grandfather's axe, I have a grandfather's mower.
     
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    Ran some home made fuel additive. The car seems to have more power. It runs smoother and better. A blip on the throttle makes a belt squeal that did not do it before. And i haven't even introduced the amines yet.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    WTF do you want to run amines in your fuel for?
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Gave the wife's oil burner an oil change with HPR Diesel 10 and it's a lot quieter now.
     
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    What do you think is in Caltex Techron PEA? What do you think nitrogen enriched gasoline has got in it?

    It's been around for more than 10 years.
     
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    Replaced the starter motor, broke a socket wrench adapter and needed to buy a set of car stands in the process.
     
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    Set up some simple water injection to a varajet on a black 202. Got a trace of milkshake under the rocker cap initially. Then used a smaller needle as a fixed jet and moved it away from the vac port and closer to the water bottle. More of a drip feed under vacuum but it makes a difference. Less rattle and more poke. It is still in the R&D. Time will tell.
     
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    Not what I did, but what the brake gurus did.
    When I bought the Crewman AWD nearly 7 years and 70Km ago, it had a brake shudder and needed new front pads, so that was attended to, along with machined discs. Didn't make any difference to the shudder, which came and went depending on what day of the week it was, and the brake mech swore that the discs were good, (but it could have been stuffed front radius rod bushes) . So I put up with it by careful applications of the brakes to try to reduce the shudder.
    Took it to a brake specialist shop today to replace the original rear pads, and let them have a go at fixing the shudder.
    Front pads still good, but left disc had a varying thickness, ( crap job done 7 years ago by other mob ? ) so both front discs were machined (off the vehicle) …….. and no more shudder.
    I am well aware that the discs will need replacing when the pads are replaced, but after years of indifferent braking, what a difference it is now. Perhaps I should not have trusted the word of a less than competent mechanic, and followed my own initial judgement of the problem.
     
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    Cleaned the needle on the water induction setup for the 202 because it doesn't take much to block a tiny bore. Trialing a simple valve in the line to add some adjustability to the drip delivery. I am getting much less rattle from the engine and it is running smoother than before. The aim is better timing and no rattle. So far so good.
     
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    Just purchased this kit for my girl. Now to find time to fit. J-LEDS.jpg
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    Bought a towball, (although could have just used a 7/8 UNF nut and bolt)
    To be able to put the bike rack on.
    So it actually gets driven a bit.
     
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    Fitted these bad boys.
     
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    walked passed it.
     
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    ^^^i did the same several times to get a beer and still going
     
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    Tried that when no parts showed up in mail this week...

    Cleaning out garage last night found vs v6 thermofan harness plug...dodged it up quickly today...now got vs thermofan working in a vp ute with v8 transplant.

    Hooked up speedo,no idea if it works correctly yet...temporarily fitted monster tacho to see how far out v6 tacho is out lol
     
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    The water definitely makes a difference reducing the pinging and making more power on the 202. No milkshake under the cap. Now using two little valves (close to each other) inline to control the water flow and seems to help better with adjustability. Did a 50km drive and it went though about 500ml, so about 10ml per km on that run.
     
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    Bought some RX Super for the old ecotec. Clean engine inbound.
     
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    I did an oil and filter change plus did the air filter as well
     
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    Dayvo Because i can

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    Put some new blutac on the disabled sticker :p
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Nothing. Just like every day since I last serviced it.
     

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