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RE: warped brake roters

Quick change from hot to cold. I go through rotors on my work van frequently. Heavy braking on a warm day then driving through a 8" deep water puddle. Happens almost instantly. ...pulsing brakes. The cure? spend more money on rotors made w/nodular iron rather than grey iron. For me, I will continue to just replace my $15 rotors.
gandude 09/11/14 02:28pm Tech Issues
Home Depot has a battery for Dodge Cummins, group 65 Exide

I guess Home Depot sells automotive batteries now. They have Exide group 65 for $89 on sale. I needed 2 batteries and the next closest price found was $99 at Sams. The Exide has 40 month free replacement warranty. The Home Depot I visited had a complete line of batteries from Exide but only the group 65 was on sale. Home Depot Exide group 65 battery
gandude 09/01/14 12:05am Tow Vehicles
Found this generator at Home Depot. "deal of the day"

It has an RV socket. HD generator -Glen
gandude 08/11/14 11:15am Tech Issues
Companies That Stand Behind Their Products

In 2006 I bought a Bed-Rug bed liner for my new Dodge. I like it because it's good on my knees and is attractive. Now, I really like it because UV has attacked the material and to my surprise the company is going to replace it. They even paid for shipping of the old one back to them. It has a lifetime warranty and they honor it. I have no affiliation with Bed-Rug. What other companies have you had good experience with that honor warranties? My experience has not been very good in this area most of the time.
gandude 07/04/14 02:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: BLOWOUT! Need opinions TPMS System for Toy Haulers

What happened to the time a fellow motorist would pull up next to you and flag you over? People don't that anymore. I stopped a gal that had no brake lights to let her know, and she was aggravated and confrontational about it. Not too long ago, a fellow motorist was the best TPS.
gandude 02/19/14 04:49pm Toy Haulers
RE: Compression ignition Gas Engine

LOL, Nayan Engineer (yes, that’s really his last name), a powertrain engineer with Hyundai. Nayan Engineer, engine engineer.
gandude 02/06/14 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Helping

I mean no disrespect to the OP or anyone here, but I was told by a professional generator guy that the carb on my Onan could not be rebuilt. ... it is sometimes wise to say "the emperor has no clothes". On this site a professional welder advised me not to weld potmetal, after a few tries on scrap, I welded it just fine. The proper answer would have been from the pro, 'make sure the wind blows the vapor away from you and try Mig on scrap a few times w/co2, no flux wire. (and any other tips that could help) IDK, maybe liability issues get in the way? I digress.
gandude 02/05/14 05:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Lilly (our black Lab) question.

Yes. Reggie is OCD with the dot or anything that blings. We were BBQ-ing yesterday and he goes for the reflection from the BBQ utensils. I NEVER get the dot it in their eyes though. I called the wife today, and Lilly is doing fine. Vet is set for friday. Thanks for the feedback. BTW she did eat just before the dot play. I should have thought about that.
gandude 01/27/14 02:53pm RV Pet Stop
Lilly (our black Lab) question.

Hello all, Lilly is a bit overweight Lab and she is one of our two dogs, the other is Reggie and he is a Cur. The two love to chase "the dot" red laser pointer in the back yard. Yesterday evening, Lilly stopped abrubtly while running for the dot and walked slowly back to our patio. She made little crys and kinda walked in circles. She followed me into the garage where I could look at her better, she then pee'd a few drops a couple of times while walking and acted strange. I checked her legs, paw pads and nails and didnt see anything. She did not respond to a rub down as I was looking for a reaction from a tender spot. For about an hour she wanted to lay on cold tile or concrete. Last night and today she is acting perfectly normal. I plan to take her to the vet, but wanted to see if anyone might know what this might have been? I didn't run her very long with the dot. Perhaps a cramp? Thank you, -Glen
gandude 01/27/14 01:21pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Dodge 2006 5.9L Issues

I have been told by various service people that the '06 5.9 Dodge was their best truck so far. No issues at all with mine, but I take care of it. Oil changes per book, flush trans, replace coolant, diff oil changes, ect.
gandude 01/27/14 12:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: heating electrically a "back yard" report

LOL, when I put your coordinates into googlemaps, it says you are in Russia next to Mongolia. Yea, it does get cold there! http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/gandude1/WhereisPianotuna_zps02e98f65.jpg width=750
gandude 12/09/13 11:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Maintenance Free battery - Blew the caps off?

Plugged vent passage (dead bug?). see how the battery tests out... Take precautions before testing though.
gandude 11/15/13 03:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Using diesel-formulated motor oil in my 2-wheeled RV

a wet clutch requires a different blend of oil than regular automotive oil. The proper answer to your question is - what does the owners manual say. You can get motorcycle oil at Autozone or Oreilly with brands by Penzoil, Castrol ect. You don't need much as the frequency of change and quantity are low for a motorcycle like that. Japanese bikes have a "JASO" oil recommendation, the Japanese "API" to our API, try to follow that. (From the web)For 4-stroke gasoline engines, the JASO T904 standard is used, and is particularly relevant to motorcycle engines.
gandude 11/07/13 08:34am Tech Issues
RE: Riding around during hunting season, etiquette question

We will respect their right to hunt and stay on main roads, and defer our need to discover backwoods riding up there for another time. Thanks for the input all.
gandude 10/10/13 12:13pm Toy Haulers
Riding around during hunting season, etiquette question

My buddy just bought a house in Northern California. The hunting zone for the area is X6A. I am told hunting season starts 1st Saturday of October and lasts 16 days. Wife and I would like to take our quads/MC's up to see his house this weekend and go riding. Is this bad etiquette concerning the hunters? We don't want to tick-off people with guns! LOL
gandude 10/09/13 08:36pm Toy Haulers
RE: Cleaning Gummed Up Generator

Thanks Dirtclods, These carbs really are very easy to clean for a couple hours of work.
gandude 10/05/13 01:13pm Toy Haulers
RE: Cleaning Gummed Up Generator

Some pics dug out when I rebuilt the Onan carb. http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/gandude1/Jet_zps73c64d6c.jpg http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/gandude1/CarbJetHole_zpsbaefe265.jpg width=800 http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/gandude1/Passagesunderplug_zps4378faa0.jpg width=800 http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/gandude1/explodedview_zps9c7166b5.jpg width=800
gandude 09/29/13 09:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: Cleaning Gummed Up Generator

1) get a can of carburetor parts cleaner Link 2) Take pictures or make mental notes on how the linkage, choke and wires are attached. 3) remove carb and if possible, gaskets. 3.5) plug intake manifold opening with a clean rag or bag. 4) remove all screws and such from the carb. The goal is to disassemble as much as you can. 5) These carbs have staked-in plugs. You need to drill out the plugs to gain access to the jets. A very small drill bit is needed. Use a hooked tool inserted into the hole you drilled to remove the plug. You will reuse the plugs upon carb assembly. 6) get a can of spray carb cleaner and spray the jet passages. 7) place all metal carb parts in the basket provided with the carb parts cleaner and soak them for one day. Do not soak plastic, gaskets or any other non-metal parts, clean them by hand. 8) after soaking, dry off with lint free cloth and then rinse with hot water. Use compressed air to dry the parts off after rinse. 9) reassemble carb. 10) re-stake plugs using a small punch. Apply some jbweld to the holes you drilled to plug them. Use gravity to insure no jbweld gets into the passages through the hole. 11) protect your eyes, cleaner can spray out and get you. and it hurts.
gandude 09/28/13 11:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: RV door lock recall--2,864,670 locks involved

Fastech sent me two lock cylinders, a removal key and instructions. Arrived in a manila envelope in four days with a return shipping paid envelope for the old parts and removal key. The TH didn't have the recalled lock originally. Our keys were lost so I replaced all of the locks and got the recalled one. It has been a PIA to not be able to unlock door from inside because of how the TH is parked. Glad the recalled it.
gandude 09/24/13 03:29pm Tech Issues
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