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    09-15-2014, 11:18 AM
    As has been pointed out steel exposed to the atmosphere will have hydrogen present near the surface and this is one of the reasons for preheating but...
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    09-14-2014, 03:00 PM
    To add a bit to what was already said, if you have done this in the past you may have noticed a significant difference in the amount of moisture...
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    09-14-2014, 12:27 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Gray spray paint in General
    After the maximum exposure period the filters will still remove particulate matter (such as overspray) but will allow some vapors to pass through,...
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    09-13-2014, 04:15 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Gray spray paint in General
    Be warned when using activated carbon (commonly mis-called charcoal) filters for use with catalyzed (isocyanate hardeners) paints, those things are...
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    09-13-2014, 02:21 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Gray spray paint in General
    Rustoleum is just another way to spell garbage, it takes forever to dry and then it still does not really harden nor will it hold a gloss well at...
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    09-12-2014, 08:31 PM
    I had never heard of such belts until now, after reading your reply I attempted to find out via Google search if this tractor uses one of these but I...
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    09-12-2014, 07:11 PM
    Not until I read your reply did I realize I had not mentioned what kind of New Holland tractor I am working on, it's a 2 year old T4.75 Powerstar. ...
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    09-12-2014, 03:29 PM
    Trying to replace the AC Belt on a two year old New Holland farm tractor and can't for the life of me figure out how the tension adjustment works....
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    09-07-2014, 08:53 AM
    A few weeks ago during one of Enco's discount/fee shipping offers I decided to order a new Kurt vise and I needed to have it shipped to a buddy of...
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    09-06-2014, 02:24 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Bingo!!!!! :cool:
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    09-06-2014, 11:52 AM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Saltmine honestly no offense meant when I say it looks as if you have missed the point here, as has been pointed out several times this is for...
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    09-06-2014, 05:35 AM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Or could it be that of the many available on E-Bay I simply chose the wrong one? I guess the thing that irritated me was that all these neat...
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    09-05-2014, 08:25 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Yep even dealers do it! As long as the system has been around this mis-understanding should have long since been put to rest but unfortunately it's...
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    09-05-2014, 05:52 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Don't mis-understand, I'm not saying it isn't worth the money (heck they're so cheap they're almost free!) I'm just saying they (or at least the one...
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    09-05-2014, 07:32 AM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Well I finally got one of those junky things! It COULD be a decent tool except it should be labeled "SUCKER" on the package! Sure it's CAPABLE of...
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    08-21-2014, 04:25 AM
    My solo happened in 1976 in a Cessna 150 and it was a flight I will never forget for a couple of reasons! First was the kind of loneliness that can...
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    08-16-2014, 10:44 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Sources for good files? in General
    File porn!!!!!
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    08-16-2014, 08:38 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Wow that really is bad news, I sincerely wish you the best of luck in dealing with this! Toxic chemicals in common products and the lax attitude...
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    08-15-2014, 07:00 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Well so far so good as the old saying goes, My wife just returned from a 75+/- mile trip that included a rather long pull up Clinch mountain in East...
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    08-14-2014, 08:38 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    I have been thinking of getting one of those Bluetooth thingies but there seems to be a multitude of choices and no one I have asked so far seems to...
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    08-14-2014, 01:48 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    In case anyone might be interested I got the CRC brand MAF cleaner and hosed down all the the electrical parts in the MAF housing including the...
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    08-13-2014, 09:11 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    The diagnosis was made that I definitely have a lean condition on both banks (3.0 flex fuel V6), no vacuum leaks and both O2 sensors checked out fine...
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    08-13-2014, 06:36 PM
    radkins started a thread MAF cleaner in General
    I almost highjacked another thread on auto repair but thought maybe I had best start a new one. I have been trying to trace down the cause of an...
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    08-13-2014, 12:23 PM
    Well actually it's fairly easy to tell, worn/stuck rings will result in excessive blow-by while valve stem seals will not, also a simple compression...
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    08-13-2014, 11:03 AM
    What the hell happened to my post?????? I tried to edit a spelling mistake and over half my post disappeared!!!!!! Let's try that again. ...
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    08-13-2014, 10:24 AM
    Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner folks! However the gears should be made of steel or at least a good iron casting unlike those metal...
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    08-13-2014, 09:29 AM
    It makes no difference if the belt was only 1/8" wide the fact remains that the replacement schedule was 60,000 miles (as was CLEARLY stated!) and...
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    08-13-2014, 08:09 AM
    Which was 15,000 miles PAST the scheduled replacement interval! That was a failure due to neglect! The service interval for changing that belt was...
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    08-12-2014, 12:34 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Making a pistol?? in General
    Check out Green Mountain Barrels "Gunsmith specials", these are high quality barrel blanks (both pistol and rifle) at prices that that can actually...
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    08-12-2014, 11:24 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Making a pistol?? in General
    I just wonder how much longer we will enjoy the right to build our own firearms with the advent of CNC and 3D printing being in the anti's sights...
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