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Forum: Shop & Safety 10-17-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 23,827
Posted By Samcord
The soil drench I was thinking of would be a...

The soil drench I was thinking of would be a systemic neonic.
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-17-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 23,827
Posted By Samcord
Will a soil drench keep them at bay?

Will a soil drench keep them at bay?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-13-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Samcord
I found the definitive test that I should have...

I found the definitive test that I should have started with. I used the OBD to close the LF isolation valve. The pedal did not go to the floor.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-13-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Samcord
Broke brake - pedal goes to the floor

I plan to try to dismantle the junk one to see how it works. It looks like each of the 6 valve bodies is press fit into the housing. There are two screws holding the motor on, but I think you can...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-13-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Samcord
The ABS system comes in two parts. The valve...

The ABS system comes in two parts. The valve body, and the electronics. I think there may also be an ABS computer module.

I should have a new valve body from RockAuto in Wednesday.

I tried...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-13-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Samcord
I hadn’t considered that some vehicles would have...

I hadn’t considered that some vehicles would have only front ABS. Makes sense.

During the testing, I also tested with just the rear connected and the front plugged. Again, not rock hard, but not...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-13-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Samcord
Then I studied the operation of ABS. In order...

Then I studied the operation of ABS. In order for the brake pedal to go down, the fluid has to be going somewhere, right?

The ABS unit has two valves for each circuit. On the chevys, there are 3...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-12-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Samcord
I put in the plugs, and the pedal was rock hard.

I put in the plugs, and the pedal was rock hard.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-12-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Samcord
It’s a turbo diesel, so no vacuum. Also it...

It’s a turbo diesel, so no vacuum.

Also it has ABS, so no proportioning valve.

I don’t/didn’t have much experience or knowledge of ABS systems. I have more knowledge now.

I wanted to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-12-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Samcord
Woo Hooo! Your test makes a lot of sense....

Woo Hooo!

Your test makes a lot of sense. While not intentionally having performed this test yet, I have a sense that subsequent presses do not fall further to the floor. Only very firm continuous...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-12-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Samcord
In my first attempt to fix the problem, I flushed...

In my first attempt to fix the problem, I flushed and bled the brakes and the power steering. The master is bolted to a hydroboost. No power steering problems.

I read on some forums that the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-12-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Samcord
Sounds like a case of the green crusties, or a...

Sounds like a case of the green crusties, or a mouse.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-12-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Samcord
Broke brake - pedal goes to the floor

I think I’ve worked out the answer to this puzzle. I’ll go through the steps one or more at a time. Stop me if I get something wrong, or if I inject a crazy idea.

‘07 Silverado Classic 2500HD,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-04-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,059
Posted By Samcord
Agreed. I wanted to make sure that insurance...

Agreed. I wanted to make sure that insurance would pay if there is ever a fire. I ran the furnace continuously last winter.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-03-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By Samcord
Also keep in mind that the battery’s loose a lot...

Also keep in mind that the battery’s loose a lot of efficiency as the temperature goes down. For example, I have jump packs in my vehicles that use them. If I need one during a polar vortex, my plan...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-03-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,059
Posted By Samcord
I used the Selkirk 6” double wall stuff from...

I used the Selkirk 6” double wall stuff from Menards for my shed wood furnace. I think they only stock 4” and 6”. I had to order some of the pieces. Black pipe inside and stainless outside.

I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-28-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By Samcord
Door to door service has to be worth something....

Door to door service has to be worth something. That and a lot of specialty tools.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-26-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Samcord
Do you drive that hone in and out by hand?

Do you drive that hone in and out by hand?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-26-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By Samcord
Other than watch a few videos, I have not done...

Other than watch a few videos, I have not done anything yet.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-26-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By Samcord
From what I’ve seen, the Walmart/Solar City fires...

From what I’ve seen, the Walmart/Solar City fires were caused from poor connections and undersized wiring.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-26-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By Samcord
It is what is used in electric cars. You just...

It is what is used in electric cars. You just need a car load of them.

It is also used in the powerwall. There are vids on da tube to build your own household battery bank.
Forum: Machining 09-19-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By Samcord
Looks like the US division is in Amelia OH. ...

Looks like the US division is in Amelia OH. https://leblondusa.com/category/company-profile/
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-15-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Samcord
How about 3 of these? I assume the loop on the...

How about 3 of these? I assume the loop on the other end of your cable was factory applied, so you will need the crimper also.

What did the factory attachment look like?
Forum: Fabrication 09-06-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By Samcord
They made the whole wagon, does that make them...

They made the whole wagon, does that make them wagon wrights, or Cartwrights? Then they drove the wagons in a DC parade.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-21-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,949
Posted By Samcord
Because all Illinois govners are crooked.

Because all Illinois govners are crooked.
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