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PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:57 am   Subject: Neat site I found, complete automobile spec catalog

Great find. Many thanks.
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:19 pm   Subject: New Coolant Temperatures - Race to the Top?

By the way, many of these engines are using oil-to-coolant engine oil coolers.
Which of course means operating oil temperatures will always be above those crazy coolant temperatures.
Still, the oil ...
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:03 pm   Subject: Concrete advice needed on wenching, I mean winching, please

To make a suggestion on the specifics goes out of my depth as well. But shooting in the dark, I would try to source a half inch thick steel plate, let's say 2 x 4 feet size and secure that with a doze ...
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:46 am   Subject: Concrete advice needed on wenching, I mean winching, please

I had to push my Tahoe around the garage a few times, and I estimate that I used about no more than 200 pounds of force to get it to move.

So, my estimate is that your anchor setup has to be able t ...
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:32 pm   Subject: Concrete advice needed on wenching, I mean winching, please

Sorry, I can't give you any good answer, other than one issue that I see is the "final" angle, when the vehicle is getting closer to this hitch and the angle of the line is getting larger. O ...
PostForum: GM Performance Forum   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:29 pm   Subject: Porosity Issues in High Pressure DieCasting of Engine Blocks

I started a thread here ( http://www.pacificp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14460 ) and within that thread kind of indirectly came to or referred to High Pressure Die Casting of engine blocks. It is an in ...
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:45 am   Subject: Normal Coolant Evaporation Rate with Recovery Tank?

In retrospect, I see I started this thread with the wrong title. It should have been something along the line of "Porosity and Remedy in Modern DieCasting of Engine Blocks" or alike.

Of c ...
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:17 pm   Subject: Normal Coolant Evaporation Rate with Recovery Tank?

Another good example for die-casting porosity issues and sealant repair:
https://www.godfreywing.com/blog/3-types-of-die-casting-porosity

Video about the sealing process:
https://vimeo.com/225297 ...
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:26 pm   Subject: Truck and camper question

The Okanagan looks pretty sweet. Makes me want one and I don't even own a pickup.
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:44 pm   Subject: Truck and camper question

I like the Van idea.

If you can find a turtle top, or one that has an extendable camping top, even better. That way you can strech your legs even when it rains or it is cold. Also I like vans becau ...
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:29 am   Subject: Re: 2 Stroke Engine Lawnmovers

So simple to work on - remind me of my old Honda dirt bikes from that era too.Very true, that was the first thing that came to my mind too when I was reading your post.

I think the combustion engin ...
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:30 am   Subject: Normal Coolant Evaporation Rate with Recovery Tank?

What amount of coolant evaporation is considered normal in an well working RECOVERY TANK TYPE cooling system (pressure cap is on radiator, coolant recovery bottle under atmospheric pressure, e.g. like ...
PostForum: GM Performance Forum   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:11 am   Subject: New Silverado 310hp/348lb/ft 2.7 liter 4 cylinder engine

90s for me too. In every respect. Very Happy
PostForum: GM Performance Forum   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:52 pm   Subject: Good news! Photobucket reversal

Ha-ha...
I just went on their website and tried to select their "free" plan option. It does not work. So I tired the paid plan option. It does not work either.
PostForum: GM Performance Forum   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:45 pm   Subject: Good news! Photobucket reversal

Almost 1 week later and the only news I can find about it (Google "Photobucket" and click on news) is still the OP's Denver Post article.

I was able to find 2x more articles with a " ...
PostForum: GM Performance Forum   Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 4:51 pm   Subject: Tuning out Passlock - has anyone done it on 1998-1999 V8?

It is high time for me to chime in and thank big @playtoy_18 for his quick help. He acted very quickly and set me up with a PCM with VATS-delete, which works perfectly. I had it installed for while no ...
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:33 am   Subject: home depot make u wanna just shop at home

We are all electric,though my shop uses wood for heat (going central hvac soon). I want to get propane in for emergencies but we need a generator regardless in emergencies so redundant but not really. ...
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:00 pm   Subject: O-Ring Material Guide

Disclaimer: this will link to a company website that seems to be in the business.

Never the less they put together a very nice summary:
https://www.marcorubber.com/o-rings.htm
PostForum: Side Garage   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:16 pm   Subject: home depot make u wanna just shop at home

LOL - I sometimes go twice per week and the same dude keeps asking me.

Me: dude you asked me already last week and the week before and even the week before and before that too and each and every ti ...
PostForum: GM Performance Forum   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:24 pm   Subject: Still using Prestone DexCool - Changing it every 3 Years

I wanted to write my long term experiences for quite a while on this as I'm still using DexCool from Prestone.

My Truck was built January 1999. In March 2005 (with original coolant still installed ...
 
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