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Forum: Oil & Lubrication 03-28-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,111
Posted By jimandmandy
This does explain why those expensive "permanent"...

This does explain why those expensive "permanent" screen type oil filters are such a bad idea. Oddly, my Yamaha motorcycle comes with a fancy srceen from the factory. Traditional folded media filters...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 03-28-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By jimandmandy
The Japanese (and German) systems are designed to...

The Japanese (and German) systems are designed to keep the factories running. Safety was the justification decades ago, now its emissions. Dont event mention this idea here or we could be stuck with...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 03-27-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By jimandmandy
The fact that the temp gauge doesnt move points...

The fact that the temp gauge doesnt move points to air or coolant flow within the heating system. Depending upon what position the air control door(s) are stuck could result in strange behavior.
Forum: Ford vs The Competition 03-26-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,405
Posted By jimandmandy
Where is my small diesel? I dont care for any of...

Where is my small diesel? I dont care for any of the so called "half ton" trucks on the market today. They are all styled to look like giant toys.
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 03-26-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By jimandmandy
Doesnt sound like thermostat. The idiot gauge...

Doesnt sound like thermostat. The idiot gauge thing only applies to oil pressure. JWA has it right, its more like the doors that control airflow over the heater core. This can be moderate or hard to...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 03-17-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By jimandmandy
That is the highway mileage part, the huge...

That is the highway mileage part, the huge difference in unladen weight that makes the difference in the city.
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 03-17-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By jimandmandy
If you install a spark plug adapter that takes an...

If you install a spark plug adapter that takes an air compressor hose, you can listen. Air coming out the muffler, exhaust valve/seat, the air cleaner, intake, oil filler, rings, radiator cap, head...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 03-17-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 32,583
Posted By jimandmandy
The first NBCSN coverage (in the USA) starts now.

The first NBCSN coverage (in the USA) starts now.
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 03-16-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By jimandmandy
Factory tow ratings are based primarily on...

Factory tow ratings are based primarily on powertrain. If both have the same engine and transmission, then the one with the highest numerical axle ratio will be the winner. For example, 3.55 vs 3.08...
Forum: Oil & Lubrication 03-15-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,250
Posted By jimandmandy
K&N is good about listing all physical properties...

K&N is good about listing all physical properties of its oil filters as well.
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 03-15-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By jimandmandy
Ive stopped doing this type of compression test...

Ive stopped doing this type of compression test and now to an aircraft style differential compression test with a setup from Harbor Freight. That way, you can use your ears to tell exactly what is...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 03-13-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By jimandmandy
The CV is discontinued. Ford is trying to sell a...

The CV is discontinued. Ford is trying to sell a front-biased AWD Taurus in its place. I have never driven an AWD car, the closest was a full-time 4x4 1974 Jeep, and that was not a pleasant...
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 03-13-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,909
Posted By jimandmandy
That kit is expensive and not necessary if you...

That kit is expensive and not necessary if you have the factory tow package, since there is a relay already in your truck, powering pin #4 of the trailer connector.
Forum: Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 03-08-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By jimandmandy
I just found a 1987 Ford pickup brochure. It does...

I just found a 1987 Ford pickup brochure. It does list a 6600lb GVWR F-250. My question is why? The payload is almost identical to an F-150 of the same configuration. The only visible difference is...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 03-08-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By jimandmandy
Ford bean counters are making so much profit on...

Ford bean counters are making so much profit on the F-150, I think they fear some buyers would go for a new Ranger instead. Although I have seen at least one local fleet, that used to have the old...
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