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Forum: Off Topic 01-23-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By cargrime
see ya

To avoid becoming a site rooster I have left this site :mrgreen:
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-23-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,386
Posted By cargrime
check engine light

The check engine light is for those who have never picked up a wrench. Your mechanic is waiting.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-23-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By cargrime
ping

YOu say
quote
"so i thought timing was out a bit because of the pinging. check it,,read around 6 to 8 degrees btdc. so played around that. put A B key in moved timing around 12 to 16 btdc. "
end...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-23-2006, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,530
Posted By cargrime
manuals

The car manuals are a joke.

They are there result of an interpertation of the service manual.
The service manual is an interpretation of some Chinese translation of a Japanese translation of a US...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-23-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,331
Posted By cargrime
rodeoboy8 Everthing makes sense except the...

rodeoboy8

Everthing makes sense except the knocking


You say it runs hot? .What king of temp gage do you have? Is it en electrical gage? If so the gage will lie if there is an electrical problem....
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-22-2006, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,075
Posted By cargrime
advice

My advice here is not to change your oil in front of your girl friend because she could get pregnant. :hi: Sorry

Seriously, just get under the jeep and get greasy.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-21-2006, 10:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,171
Posted By cargrime
this is a thead end

There is no point is discussing this further . The readers can make a fair decision.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-21-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,036
Posted By cargrime
Icarus6 says quote ' I learned that the block...

Icarus6 says

quote
' I learned that the block was checked after each head removal with a machine shop straight edge and feeler guages. Therefore, although not completed ruling out the possibility,...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-21-2006, 04:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,171
Posted By cargrime
I hate to play a game of chess with you

vw hobo

It was fair, I went by the rules

So you are saying that the surface finish has to be within a certain range?

Fine, but if your machinist can put a surface finish on the block/heads that...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-21-2006, 03:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,036
Posted By cargrime
back to the head gaskets

Icarus6

You say
quote
"There was no evident breach in the head gasket (I saw this myself..examinined it for some time).\"
end quote"

The reason is the commpresion leak is under the gasket (the...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-21-2006, 03:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,171
Posted By cargrime
checkmate!

vw hobo

i went to the site you specified (Federal moguls) and I found this

Quote
"As a rule, the smoother the surface finish the better. When the surface is rougher than about 113 RA (125 RMS),...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-19-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By cargrime
oil pressure

If an electrical guage then a fuse might be responsible. If a mechanical guage then maybe the pressure really is low.

But I doubt the pressure is zero. The reason I say this is because at zero...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-19-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,832
Posted By cargrime
heater

donna721

you say
quote
"It only heats when I'm actually moving. While idling, I start blowing cold air out of the vents. When I start moving again"
end quote

Most definitely a low coolant level....
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-19-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,171
Posted By cargrime
we were talking about head gaskets!

wally and vw hobo

All I asked for was some concrete evidence that a mirror smooth finish on the block/head sufaces would cause a head gasket failure. I need reports or a reference to a tech manual...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-19-2006, 02:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,036
Posted By cargrime
180f

vw hobo says
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what exactly is it that regulates your minimum temperature to 180 degrees? I'll be waiting professor.
end quote

This is starting to sound like gilligans island

I'm not...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-19-2006, 01:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,036
Posted By cargrime
yes indeed

wally
That right . The objective is to get rid of the heat from the motor and disipate that heat in the radiator. If the water velocity is increased then the transfer of heat energy increases as...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-19-2006, 01:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,036
Posted By cargrime
well

wally

no regrets
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-19-2006, 01:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,036
Posted By cargrime
more loose ends

vw hoho said

quote
"At worst the coolant flow is not properly restricted and therefore can easily cavitate in the heads and block causing hot spots and serious damage"
end quote

Now you have really...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-18-2006, 11:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,036
Posted By cargrime
about the crud in the heads

Wally

Good input - but I think Icarus6 means that the water passages in the heads were filled with a hardened crud. He was not refering to the oil galleries as there are no oil galleries in the...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-17-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,171
Posted By cargrime
wv hobo

I'm waiting for a reply to this,where I said
"This is bunk. Show me one case where a mirror smooth finish caused a head gasket failure!!! "


Please reply on this one way or the other. The only other...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-17-2006, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,778
Posted By cargrime
holy smoke

don't connect both cables on the same stud or you'l do much damage

Stick a 9 volt transistor battery on the end of your tounge to get an idea. You should for posting a question like that.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-17-2006, 01:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,171
Posted By cargrime
misquote

bigfrye

you have misquoted me I said

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"I would have had to tear the block out of the car "
end quote

you thought I said
quote
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-16-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,840
Posted By cargrime
whoa whoa whoa

Don't let a shop touch it unless you want to part with about 4 grand

Once they pull the engine your at their mercy.

What I would do though is install a oil pressure guage permanently in the...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-16-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,036
Posted By cargrime
more about the heads

icarus6 you say

quote
"This time I immediately started burning coolant and overheating. Cracked heads...yay! Magna flux doesn't catch litle itty bitty internal cracks...oh well"
end quote

If I...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-15-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,036
Posted By cargrime
Need more info

icarus6

I've been there with my v6 chev.

I need to know if both head gaskets blew or was it just on one side of the engine and if it can be narrowed down - what cylinder took water? .Did you pull a...
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