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

  1. 1985VK

    1985VK Well-Known Member

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    Amines are what some fuel injector cleaners use as the "active" ingredient. Kerosene is a mild abrasive and is known to soften carbon but some people seem to think it does nothing to clean fuel systems. It also has a very very low octane and is more expensive than petrol so it doesn't make much sense to put it in a bottle taking up space just for shits and giggles ...
     
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    Using two adjustable mini valves to regulate the water delivery seems to be working out. Easy to fiddle with the settings and probably better than using a 27G blunt needle for the vacuum to pull water through. It should be cleaning the heads too. Getting a little milkshake in the catch can but not under the rocker cap.
     
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    Why is the 202 pinging though? Whats done to the motor?

    Put some oil flush in the ecotec and changed the oil over to RX Super for a few 1000 k's to give it a wash on the inside.
    Hopefully the sticky lifter comes good.
     
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    Dayvo Because i can

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    Washed claybar polish and waxed. Looks good but paint on front and rear bar looks crap , must get them painted .
     
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    Ordered these yesterday for the SS-V
    24250062 6L80 PAN
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    Dayvo Because i can

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    Gave the engine bay a bit of a clean 20190901_133845.jpg
     
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    I do not know why this motor "pings" ie rattles under load when warm. It is a common problem https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/pinging.27453/#post-230698.

    Feeding it water definitely makes a difference. It runs smoother and has more power. I was using up to a 30G needle as a fixed jet orifice but it was prone to block. Lately been upping the flow using a pair of adjustable aquarium air valves. It can drink it and runs much better on it. I shoulda done it years ago.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Replaced the Engine mounts on the Alloytec. What a shocking job that is unless you have some really sexy short flexy ratchet or spanners or similar. Had to use two extensions and two uni joints like a donkey dick and a breaker bar from up beside the oil filter/ master cylinder to loosen the top nut on the mounts.
    Huge difference between old and new though. Old ones had sunk 20mm and blown the fluid out years ago :)
     
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    Put the bumpers back on my vh. That was the easy bit. I went to the nuts and bolts place to get some new bolts. I took a bolt with the same thread and asked for 4 but wanted them too be about 1/2 inch longer than what I had. First time he came out with bolts that were at least ! !/2 longer, it must have been at least 1/2 an hour before I got what I wanted. Then it was off to Bunnings to get some el cheapo thread taps. They didn't have any but directed me to the other Bunnings. Turns out they didn't have the set I was after so I bought a smaller set. When I got home I found that one of the threads was rooted so it was back to Bunnings to get a larger tap. All good now.
     
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    Cleaned oil out of the air intake hose. Pulled a cell antenna off the rear windscreen.
     
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    Bent up some 3/8 T6061 Al tubing to make those swept bends for the catchcan feed/return lines.
     
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    Lowish on power. Adjusted the dizzy for more advance. I am thinking the water is cleaning the heads up and affecting the timing? It runs better now. It loves the water feed.
     
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    Filled the ve and the ute up with petrol. It looks like the price of petrol could soar due to the problems in Saudi Arabia.
    I am lucky that the servo I fill up at is reasonably close to Costco so they are less likely to jack their prices up. I fill up
    at Costco when I shop there otherwise it's Woolies.
     
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    ‘Hanging by a thread’: Australian economy bracing for petrol price hike
    Fill up your tanks now, Australia, because in a matter of days, petrol prices will go through the roof and may never come back down again.

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/eco...e/news-story/184c352b15ccf5bf8cd5e8838915bb06

    I do not think grabbing a tank of fuel now is going to be enough to make a life changing difference...
     
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    Certainly not but if I can give the oil companies one less dollar I'm happy.
     
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    I did not drive my car today. F you OPEC
     
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    Nitro_X Numbskull

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    Australia doesn't hold much in fuel reserves....crazy

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-19/australia-remains-vulnerable-to-running-out-of-fuel/11527492

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    One week or three, Australia is low on domestic supplies
    And Australia has a lot to worry about.

    "If there was a major interruption, our supply chains and stockholdings of fuel are very small, and the Government doesn't own any," retired Air Vice Marshal John Blackburn told the ABC.

    As a former number two in the Royal Australian Air Force, John Blackburn has conducted three studies of Australia's fuel security, and is disappointed in what he has found.

    "Australia's fuel reserves are all about 'just-in-time' logistics delivery," he said.

    "It makes economic sense, but it's not very resilient."

    Air Vice Marshal Blackburn claims Australia could be brought to its knees in a week if there is a major interruption to fuel supplies.
    It sounds alarmist, but the Government's own figures support his view on Australia's vulnerability.

    In its latest review of Australia's liquid-fuel security, the Department of Environment and Energy found Australia had reserves of 18 days of petrol, 22 days of diesel and 23 days of jet fuel.
     

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