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by MI-1Honkey
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Sluggish steering. Power steering not doing it's part.
Replies: 22
Views: 2427

Re: Sluggish steering. Power steering not doing it's part.

If its groaning you can hear it plainly from the driver's seat, no need for somebody else to turn the wheel. I checked a couple service books toady, the pressure sensor may be on the rear of the PS pump, and will be a single wire connector, apparently this connection often gets be corroded, check th...
by MI-1Honkey
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Sluggish steering. Power steering not doing it's part.
Replies: 22
Views: 2427

Re: Sluggish steering. Power steering not doing it's part.

I've never seen a fuse for power steering, its not electrical, its mechanically powered. Usually by a belt. As i see it, first order of business here is to completely flush the power steering fluid. This may cure the sluggishness your feeling. If it doesn't, can you hear the pump groan if you turn t...
by MI-1Honkey
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home machine shop
Replies: 238
Views: 25924

Re: Home machine shop

I don't see the taper in the pic, it looks damn good for a first go!! Like you said, use a center next time, especially for a long thread like that. I use a fish gauge when I'm setting up for threading. Tool bit should be slightly below center, and mind your rake/relief angle when grinding a tool-bi...
by MI-1Honkey
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 50
Views: 125830

Re: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel (Pic Heavy)

Thanks Regulator awesome write up.

I'm currently gathering materials to build one of my own. Can you give us some more info on your fan controller? I googled but couldn't find anything that seemed reasonable, most were 120vac. Are you using an automotive fan controller perhaps?
by MI-1Honkey
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What's wrong with my car? (AKA I am automotively retarded)
Replies: 27
Views: 1169

Re: What's wrong with my car? (AKA I am automotively retarde

Idle Air Control Valve, a small electrically operated valve that meters airflow into an engine when the air throttle valve is closed(at idle) Sometimes called an Air Bypass valve, because it allows air to bypass the throttle valve. Typical failure is mechanical, the valve seizes in the valvebody, th...
by MI-1Honkey
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What's wrong with my car? (AKA I am automotively retarded)
Replies: 27
Views: 1169

Re: What's wrong with my car? (AKA I am automotively retarde

meatshieldChris wrote: classic symptoms of a dirty, failed, or leaking IACV or gasket, esp considering the mileage.

What he said....
by MI-1Honkey
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Repair that is currently eluding me, replacing wheel bearing
Replies: 20
Views: 706

Re: Repair that is currently eluding me, replacing wheel bea

sorry im late, But the way to deal with these is to remove the cv axle center nut, and the three bolts that hold the bearing in the steering knuckle. Hose it with penetrator from the inside of the knuckle. Ive not had to use heat on any of these yet. Then use a deadblow hammer to free the cv axle, g...
by MI-1Honkey
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Choosing a Tractor
Replies: 29
Views: 1654

Re: Choosing a Tractor

What voltage are they usually set up for, if you had to convert it TO 12 volt? Most old tractors run on 6V and positive to ground, the conversion to 12V negative ground makes it easier to start in cold winters, and to run new accessories like lights and radios and charge the cell phone, or run a wi...
by MI-1Honkey
Mon May 31, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Saiga 12 Magazines
Replies: 62
Views: 5862

Re: Saiga 12 Magazines

DavePAL84 wrote:AGP all the way
That, and I have put about a thousand rounds through my AGPs in the last couple years. Ive only used the AGPs and stocks, never had any trouble with either tho.
by MI-1Honkey
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Thoughts on KC Daylighters; Or Suggest Another Brand...
Replies: 31
Views: 1158

Re: Thoughts on KC Daylighters; Or Suggest Another Brand...

They have to be wired seperatley, because the headlamp circuit is not designed for the extra amp draw, these off road lights usually draw as much amperage as the headlights. Operating the off road lights with the covers on will melt or burn the covers, and usually breaks the lenses. Might cause a fi...
by MI-1Honkey
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Thoughts on KC Daylighters; Or Suggest Another Brand...
Replies: 31
Views: 1158

Re: Thoughts on KC Daylighters; Or Suggest Another Brand...

They are illegal to use on the road because the lenses are smooth, not fluted like auto headlights. T his makes kc style lights extremely bright, and could cause temporary blindness to other drivers. The covers render them legal because they keep the light from operating.
by MI-1Honkey
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Thoughts on KC Daylighters; Or Suggest Another Brand...
Replies: 31
Views: 1158

Re: Thoughts on KC Daylighters; Or Suggest Another Brand...

Tractor supply and most fleet supply stores sell 12v floodlights for use on tractors and other equipment, I've used the Grote brand lights for backup and work lights on all my work trucks. They're about $10 each and only take 1 wire for hookup.
by MI-1Honkey
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home machine shop
Replies: 238
Views: 25924

Re: Home machine shop

Well, how about pics of stuff you guys have made? took me a while but i finally remembered to snap some pics today of stuff in my toolbox.... Homemade cant twist clamp, these are handy all day long, and day one simple to make... http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k150/led-poisonR/DSCF0823.jpg This i...
by MI-1Honkey
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home machine shop
Replies: 238
Views: 25924

Re: Home machine shop

Wow, prices have come down in the last few years, that Is very reasonable compared to building an idler setup. I say jump on it, and get some chips flying!
by MI-1Honkey
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home machine shop
Replies: 238
Views: 25924

Re: Home machine shop

Looks like it's coming along nicely, I wish I could put up an out building. But I'm stuck with my 3rd bay in my garage. It has filled up quickly with all the equipment I've been buying. I also just found out the VFD that came with my mill needs 3ph input, not 1ph like the seller told me. :evil: So ...
by MI-1Honkey
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: buying newer car, need opinions/experince between finalists.
Replies: 30
Views: 1305

Re: buying newer car, need opinions/experince between finalists.

The three finalists are all going to run me about the same for car payments ($230-250, 60 month loans) and insurance, so I'm mostly looking for technical feedback: - '06 Escape, 56K miles, 6cy - '05 Passat wagon, 65K miles, 6cy - '04 Outback Legacy, 80K miles, I think 6cy (spec sheet isn't right wi...
by MI-1Honkey
Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: need Auto A/C help
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: need Auto A/C help

If you have a Schrader valve tool, make sure the valve core is tight. This is the only cheap fix, hope it works. Stop leak wont cure a bad Schrader valve. Assuming the valve core isn't loose, but is in fact defective, you need to have the system discharged, repaired, deep vacuumed, then re-oiled and...
by MI-1Honkey
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Choosing a Tractor
Replies: 29
Views: 1654

Re: Choosing a Tractor

We had an 8n with a loader for a while, very simple machine to work on. But with even a couple hundred pounds in the bucket, the lack of power steering makes driving very sketchy. Parts are easy to find. Implements for a two point hitch however, are fewer and farther between nowadays, pay extra for ...
by MI-1Honkey
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: BSA Sweet .17
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: BSA Sweet .17

Im pretty sure thats what he meant. None of the BSA's I've used have had that problem. You'll have to try it out.
by MI-1Honkey
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: BSA Sweet .17
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: BSA Sweet .17

I think what Travis means is, after you zero it, if you click in windage or elevation, the number of clicks to return to zero wont necessarily be the same number of clicks you moved from zero. in other words it wont pass "The Box Test". I have a BSA 8-32x50 contender on my Savage .17, still passes t...
by MI-1Honkey
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 94 Ford powerstroke AC question
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: 94 Ford powerstroke AC question

Easiest way to get factory air is to buy a different truck, period. It is possible to buy all the parts and do the work, but what a gigantic, week long, pain in the ass. Its a truck, roll the windows down and open the slider...
by MI-1Honkey
Sun May 31, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 1998 GMC Sonoma: PROBLEM FOUND!
Replies: 46
Views: 2055

Re: 1998 GMC Sonoma: Can't track down the problem...

Did you get the diagnostic done? Since this is pump number three, you NEED to find out what's killing them, bad ground? Two of the four wires in the pump harness should go to ground with almost zero ohms resistance. Bad fuel pressure regulator? If you tried a delco pump before maybe its time for an ...
by MI-1Honkey
Thu May 28, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Fruit tree woes
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

Re: Fruit tree woes

Those "oozing" cankers, on the other hand, bespeak an actual problem. The ooze you are seeing is just solidified tree sap (resin) created by the tree to stop a breach in its defense system (just like a scab on a skinned knee.) Two different things are usually the source of these patches: boring ins...
by MI-1Honkey
Wed May 27, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Fruit tree woes
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

Fruit tree woes

Something is growing on and killing my fruit trees, i tried the search here and the google, with no luck. This same stuff was on one of my smaller maple trees a couple years ago, but i let it run, and the tree survived(much to my dismay). Now its on my apple trees and I'm ready for war. Maybe somebo...

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