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    Yesterday, 08:27 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Frontier Pickups in General
    In Japan vehicles must undergo a costly recertification process when they are three years old, this must then be done every two years after. Thus it...
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    09-19-2014, 11:12 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Frontier Pickups in General
    Thanks very much for the inside information. I'm sure I can place much more credence in your information than on a well scripted press release. You...
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    09-19-2014, 12:34 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Frontier Pickups in General
    Yes, I'm curious as well. I'm also curious to see how well the VM 3L V-6 holds up in the new 1500 Ram pickups. Chrysler had originally intended to...
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    09-19-2014, 09:30 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Frontier Pickups in General
    Actually it's the new Cummins 5 liter V-8 that was originally intended for the Dodge 1500 that Nissan will use for the Titan. The 5.9-6.7L B-series...
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    09-18-2014, 09:14 PM
    Or, who needs to pay through the nose when the same product is available for much less? Earlier this spring I had a need for a grooving and...
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    09-18-2014, 11:49 AM
    Agreed, they have definitely given the marketplace some stiff competition. I've been dealing with Alibaba and Aliexpress for years and have yet to...
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    09-17-2014, 10:01 AM
    You mean to imply that if we actually like something we have to take the time to physically type it out? Weston, you're making way too much sense.
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    09-16-2014, 10:59 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Evan ???? in General
    What a marvelous concept in this day of computers, instant messaging, texting....a simple phone call.:) Thanks for the update Duffy, I'm sure you...
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    09-12-2014, 11:12 PM
    Radkins I know this is not your first time under the hood of a piece of equipment so I thought I should ask a few more questions in regards to...
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    09-12-2014, 06:30 PM
    No direct info but a model number or engine model for the unit you're dealing with could give us a little more to bite on in order to help you find...
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    09-11-2014, 11:49 AM
    I believe the OP's concern is not so much a stolen battery but a dead or dying battery. The battery monitor's purpose is to warn of impending battery...
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    09-11-2014, 01:55 AM
    Paul I would think that you would have no issues connecting the Batter Marvel to the power distribution box feed or for that matter an unused circuit...
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    09-10-2014, 03:32 AM
    Right On That's where most of us started. I started as kid wanting to make "stuff". A 1/4" Black & Decker clamped in a vise, a file, and by...
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    09-08-2014, 12:13 PM
    The whole concept of an "ignore list" seems rather childish to me. Do we really need someone to hold our hands so that we don't fall victim to our...
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    09-05-2014, 08:50 PM
    Willy replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Good point Radkins. A lot of folks wrongly believe OBDII readers are there to pin-point exactly to where the problem is. It is only a diagnostic...
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    09-05-2014, 01:29 PM
    When I've invested as much time and effort as you have into a project it always runs much better than before.:)
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    09-05-2014, 01:05 PM
    Willy replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Thanks for the reply guys, much appreciated. I suppose when one factors in the price of the unit itself and springs for the pro version of Torque...
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    09-05-2014, 09:24 AM
    Willy replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    I ordered one of the ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII units as well just for yucks. It hasn't arrived yet but am curious to know if you tried yours with the...
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    09-04-2014, 09:59 PM
    Congrats Jon, looks a hell of a lot better! Staying focused and paying attention to detail always pays off. Another feather in your cap.
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    09-03-2014, 11:29 PM
    Such a deal. Outside for over ten years and after soaking up at least a 120" of rain he still wants big coin and the option of using it after the...
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    09-03-2014, 01:24 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Octagon collet block? in General
    I remember this subject coming up here a looong time ago. Spin Doctor had a post about making your own odd (and even) numbered collet blocks. ...
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    09-03-2014, 11:45 AM
    There is definitely a place for both a good set of micrometers and calipers in the shop. I have both, although I must admit I use the calipers...
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    09-01-2014, 11:02 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Slightly bent crank? in General
    Is this with the cylinder head off or on? Where in the range of piston travel relative to tdc/bdc does this occur? If this occurs without the...
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    08-30-2014, 05:22 PM
    Some very good advice here Toolguy, you certainly won't get flamed for this very practical advice. As you say we're HSM oriented, not building...
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    08-29-2014, 06:20 PM
    All very true. But I have never seen shoes arced by force. Not saying that it can't be done, but so much easier to grind than to bend a shoe,...
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    08-29-2014, 10:52 AM
    Depending on the amount of oversize turned into the drums it could work out "fine", or adequate, but certainly not as good as it should be if the...
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    08-29-2014, 10:45 AM
    That should get you into the ballpark. Or you could use the axle shaft to indicate off of. you'll need to install the backing plate half of the hub...
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    08-29-2014, 12:28 AM
    They may be tight but are they tight evenly? I just wanted to point out one of the major causes of an out of round drum on a spoked MC wheel. Not...
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    08-28-2014, 09:14 PM
    Very good advice. Many people turn a drum to "clean it up" and subsequently end up with a slightly oversize drum. The shoes of course are standard...
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    08-27-2014, 08:06 PM
    Glad to see you have a positive attitude Mark, good for you. I realize it's not easy to do given the circumstances. But as you say perhaps it's best...
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