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Windex works wonders! Use it regularly and...

Windex works wonders!
Use it regularly and range is a 1976 model and still clean!
02-18-21, 08:51 AM
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A machinist could make wheels for you. Seems...

A machinist could make wheels for you. Seems simple enough. I could build it in less than an hour using 2" diameter cold roll stock.
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There is a proceedure for bleeding all the air...

There is a proceedure for bleeding all the air out of a diesel system. Give it a thorough bleed and then try to start it.
Be sure to check what Pilot Dane suggested.
If you are not experienced...
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From the motor sound of the video, I think you...

From the motor sound of the video, I think you have a centrifugal start switch issue.
The motor start windings are not kicking out when it gets to speed and therefore tripping the thermal overload....
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Pressure gauge is on the suction line and is not...

Pressure gauge is on the suction line and is not giving a true reading. When pump starts it immediately goes negative.
Pressure switch is on pump housing and not getting a true reading of system...
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Your video is marked "Video unavailable Private" ...

Your video is marked "Video unavailable Private"


RR :):)
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Check valve may be installed backwards. ...

Check valve may be installed backwards.

RR :):)
11-03-20, 10:31 PM
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Fresh Battery? Digital meters will act funny...

Fresh Battery?
Digital meters will act funny when battery is low.

RR :):)
09-16-20, 09:42 PM
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Start capacitor sizing formula 2650 X Full...

Start capacitor sizing formula

2650 X Full Load Amps Divided by Supply Voltage = MFD

If the full load is not the locked rotor amps then increase MFD by 1/3

For hard start loads such as...
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Most likely heat related. In the historical...

Most likely heat related.
In the historical past grease guns had a two position plunger piston. One direction for non-cartridge use and a flip over for cartridge use.
If you happen to have one of...
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Can I tow it about 20 miles w/o hurting the...

Can I tow it about 20 miles w/o hurting the transmission?
NO! 5 miles at speeds below 15 mph maximum.

If I decide to tow it with back wheels on dolly
do I need to turn key so steering wheel is...
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Can I put rear wheels on dolly & tow it that way?...

Can I put rear wheels on dolly & tow it that way?
Yes, but expect extra wear on front tires because of toe out when going backwards.

why does drive shaft have to be disconnected?
To keep from...
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If it is a manual transmission you can probably...

If it is a manual transmission you can probably get away with it. If it is an automatic, NO! Disconnect driveshaft from differential and securely tie it up to frame being sure to tape wrap the...
08-12-20, 08:20 AM
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Propane consumption will be higher than gasoline...

Propane consumption will be higher than gasoline by 15 to 25%. Power will be reduced about 6 to 10% and the engine will run several degrees hotter as the propane burns slower than gasoline. Be sure...
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Remove head and check for debris floating around....

Remove head and check for debris floating around. Determine what it is and repair accordingly. Could be a screw from the carb, a valve seat, or valve head, possibly a piece of the piston. You won't...
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Main purpose is removing O-rings. Very useful in...

Main purpose is removing O-rings. Very useful in AC and hydraulic work. Can also sort out wire plugs.
Have several variations of shape in my tool box.

You will get a lot of respect and gratitude...
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Behind trigger button is a very small round...

Behind trigger button is a very small round plastic part that disintegrates over age. 5 minute repair if you can get the part. Have had this problem with SnapOn brand.

RR :):)
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I have a large heavy welding table with a hole in...

I have a large heavy welding table with a hole in it that is a good fit for U-joint cups. Set the shaft over the hole and use a 3# hammer to knock out the cross. Then carefully reassemble with new...
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I have had excellent results with "Thompsons...

I have had excellent results with "Thompsons Water Seal".
Have a porch floor that is going on 27 years on west side of house, Used two coats about 10 days apart when first constructed in 1993.
I...
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When everything is bolted back in place, fill...

When everything is bolted back in place, fill trans with 4 quarts of fluid. Crank engine and run for 30 seconds. Add more fluid and do same. Check fluid level and stop adding fluid when showing quart...
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Have almost same mower and it flummoxed me for...

Have almost same mower and it flummoxed me for several minutes while I traced wiring.
Discovered the key switch was full of water and shorted out. Friend called about that time and I told him what I...
04-27-20, 09:59 PM
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T5 and T8 are the wires for the start winding....

T5 and T8 are the wires for the start winding. One should go through the centrifugal switch and is usually connected to either a black or red wire on L1 or L2 and the other one is usually connected...
04-26-20, 02:44 PM
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If you can locate wires labeled T5 and T8 and...

If you can locate wires labeled T5 and T8 and trade their connection places on connector board it will reverse start direction. Change no other wiring.

Good luck

RR :):)
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Good to know you found a culprit. Electrical...

Good to know you found a culprit.
Electrical gremlins are the most difficult to find.
Consider putting dielectric grease on those plugs to gain time before next corrosion problem.
Thanks for...
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Rooster: Good suggestion about the timing gear. I...

Rooster: Good suggestion about the timing gear. I know the belt (or chain) has never been replaced. If it turns out to be the gear, good idea to replace the belt/chain at the same time?

Timing...
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