Good morning, Bret and everyone.
Spent yesterday working my way through 16 hours of CEU info to renew my flight instructor certificates. It's a task I take on every two years. I worked too hard and spent waaaay too much money to let it lapse.
Nothing yet on the CM test. They must have taken off for Easter at RSES....
ATVs tuned up and ready to ride.
Took a short ride down the powerlines last night and ran into an idiot who had buried his truck to the bumpers in the mud.
When we got back to the house, I loaded up a come-along and some straps and chains to go and help them out, but they'd already managed to get themselves dug out.
Maybe taking a bigger ride today.
Been wrestling with carb trouble with mine.
I'll be the first to admit that I'm no engine mechanic, so I'm not tearing it out and trying to clean it. I'll pay someone first.
A friend suggested SeaFoam to clean it up. I mixed a half-pint of SeaFoam into about a gallon of gasoline, drained the tank and ran it on that for about a half-hour, occasionally revving the engine up
I wasn't very confident that it would work, but it did. Engine runs like a champ, now.
Seafoam is some great stuff, I have had success with It but I also have been working on motors since 12 or so. I will usually get into them but if it's a 4 stroke I get the parts and bring it to my brother, I have rebuilt them but he is a mechanic so I let him deal with it. I'm going to tear mine down, I'm kind of hoping the starter broke and locked it up because It will turn over some and still feels like it has compression. I was planning a ride today to which sucks.
Not much of a ride.... :gah:
Got to the trails and SOMEONE, and I'm not naming names :whistle: decided to take their quad through a nice mud trough.
Well, there's a moment when you hit the lip of the puddle and the drop off is a LOT steeper than one expects it to be and you JUST KNOW that things are not going to go well.
Yeah, I talked to the guy who did that and he told me ALL about that feeling. :LOL:
Managed to get it winched out, but the engine was wet and the battery was dead, so it was tow it home, jump start it, run it around the yard a couple times to try to dry it out.
Still sitting, idling, just to be sure...
Yep been there! I'n upper mi that's what we call a good day! I'd dump the oil and trans fluid to be safe too. Maybe a sea foam regiment again lol
'Afternoon Bret and everyone. Yesterday was a blast. Took a new shooter out to check out the facilities, also narrowed down the scope problems to either shooter error or the cap getting hit by ejected casings (modified the ejector port to go sideways-forwards, but I've seen one going straight up) or shooter error. When shooting carefully, off a sandbag, I was getting reasonable 4-5MOA groups (perfectly fine for that gun, even ahead of the curve by a tiny bit). Met a couple of guys there and we did a bit of gun-swapping. They had a blast with the el-cheapo red dot I mounted on the SKS and also with the accutrigger on my Mk II G and one of them brought his XCR in .308 - sexxxxay :D
I've had great experience with Sea Foam in seasonal engines where the carbs may or may not need a cleaning. If they're a bit dubious, I just gave them the shock treatment.
1) Run the tank almost dry, pour half a bottle in there
2) Run the engine until the white smoke starts coming out and then vary the rpm's from idle to redline for about 5min
3) Leave overnight
4) In the AM, pour the rest of the bottle and fill up with gas, run through the entire tank, again, varrying the RPM's (easy to do on motorcycles/atv's, just go on a ride lol)
5) Fill up normally and there should be a major improvement in how the engine runs
In order to avoid that, I stabilize my fuel with Sea Foam in the off-season, and run about 1/3 bottle every couple of months.
Here's mine Attachment 369401