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We'll have to agree to disagree on this topic...

We'll have to agree to disagree on this topic marq1. I maintain that brakes turn the kinetic energy of the car motion to thermal energy at the brake components. The faster you can transfer heat the...
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I agree with marbobj. It sounds like you are...

I agree with marbobj. It sounds like you are just rich. I wouldn't assume a rebuilt carb is not faulty.
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Higher end rotors (and pads if you installed them...

Higher end rotors (and pads if you installed them as a set) hold more heat, that's what makes them high end. Hopefully you noticed shorter stopping distances in addition to higher component temps.
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Do you know if the cylinders were bored during...

Do you know if the cylinders were bored during the last rebuild? It would be good to know when you talk to the mechanic, though he will find out when he measures cylinder diameter.
Do your cylinders...
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Do you know yet what work will be done? engine...

Do you know yet what work will be done? engine in or out? Just replace rings without hone/bore, hone only, or bore? What size engine?
There will be other problems found when you/mechanic get...
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Make sure that it is uninsulated. Many attic...

Make sure that it is uninsulated. Many attic ducts use insulated liners. The metal exterior reflects the radiant heat. You can also improve efficiency by sealing leaks at the joints and trunks. ...
04-05-21, 10:00 AM
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I agree with marq1 that heater element is first...

I agree with marq1 that heater element is first place to check. They are easy to replace if you plan to DIY.
04-05-21, 09:46 AM
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All good comments so far. Another option is to...

All good comments so far. Another option is to sand down the sill to bare wood, coat with a wood petrifier like PC Woody or Abatron, then paint. The petrifier will convert the wood to a hard,...
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I'd recommend a solid acrylic stain if you are...

I'd recommend a solid acrylic stain if you are not going to completely remove the paint.
Usually I think an oil-based transparent/semi-transparent oil stain is the best option, but not in your...
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Interesting observation mossman. One thing to...

Interesting observation mossman. One thing to check would be location of star wheel access hole on the backing plate. It will be an oval cutout in the backing plate with a rubber plug in it. If...
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Looks like you have leaks from the steeple vent,...

Looks like you have leaks from the steeple vent, and from exposed nail heads under the lost shingles.
Do you think that roof will hold a tab of shingles and your weight?
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You should also take a good look at the roof...

You should also take a good look at the roof sheathing and mark all of the soft spots. These are areas you'll need to replace, and, do not want to step on.
Definitely rip off the old shingles and...
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Top dead center, that's when the piston is at...

Top dead center, that's when the piston is at it's highest point in the cylinder.
Usually that 1366 code means that you need to replace the crankshaft position sensor (aka the TDC sensor). Fairly...
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Another way to test for worn rings is to...

Another way to test for worn rings is to pressurize the cylinder with your leak down tester, then open the oil filler cap and listen for hissing sound.
If you fail the leak down test, you'll next...
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Be sure that the water line valves below the...

Be sure that the water line valves below the sinks are fully open. The valves are meant to be either fully open or fully closed. Partially open can cause hammer.
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That's a lot of play. Try grabbing the long shaft...

That's a lot of play. Try grabbing the long shaft of the CV axle (between the boots) and check for play at each end, and, lateral movement.
If axle shaft is tight, you could put a white dot on both...
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My favorite body filler is Eastwood. Look at...

My favorite body filler is Eastwood. Look at their website and you will find the full range of products, most of the body fillers will fit your needs. There's also a chat feature for questions. ...
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DA is dual action. DA polishers move the pad...

DA is dual action. DA polishers move the pad side to side very quickly and are intended to mimic hand application. DA polishers are good for small scratches or bringing out the shine in paint that...
03-29-21, 03:52 PM
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Of course the drier the timber, the better it...

Of course the drier the timber, the better it will soak the oil.
If the timber is still wet then applying to the end grain and any cracks is all that you need to do.
If you are going to drive...
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Most detailers use the hook and look backings. ...

Most detailers use the hook and look backings. The polisher side has the rubber base with stiff black hook backing. The pads have the fuzzy loop backings. Look for 8 inch pads for your 7 inch...
03-28-21, 07:27 AM
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I've had great luck with copper napthenate as a...

I've had great luck with copper napthenate as a preservative. Much of the deterioration of ground timbers occur due to water soaking in cracks, and the end grain. Here's the process I use:
- stand...
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I rec taking a look at your transmission fluid. ...

I rec taking a look at your transmission fluid. If it's a little dark and smells burnt, then maybe a fluid change will help. The jerking may be between gear changes and the plates aren't engaging...
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If air was only cold when car was moving, it...

If air was only cold when car was moving, it could be because your ac condenser fan needs to be replaced. Turn on your ac and see if the condenser fan comes on.
To charge your ac with...
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I think if you use the correct lubricant you can...

I think if you use the correct lubricant you can eliminate the noise. If you have a rubber bearing, a silicon or lithium spray should work fine. Spray the bearings as a monthly service.
Don't...
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Is it the metal that is creaking, or is the sound...

Is it the metal that is creaking, or is the sound coming from the bushing/bearing at the top of the strut?
I suspect the noise is coming from the top of the strut near the mount, and the noise is...
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