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  1. I gotta tell you; I have come to consider...

    I gotta tell you; I have come to consider everything that Chrysler makes as junk. They are OK as a 3-4 year lease but anything more and they just fall apart. When I had them I always bought the...
  2. Sorry; I missed a chapter. Billy came and...

    Sorry; I missed a chapter.

    Billy came and eventually announced that the engine wouldn't turn fast enough to read injectors, crank sensor, or cam sensor. It did the usual...
  3. Compression Test Results 1 = 145 3 = 135 5...

    Compression Test Results

    1 = 145
    3 = 135
    5 = 140
    2 = 155
    4 = 170
    5 = 110

    The #5 is low - but nothing that would keep the truck from starting and running. Nonetheless I thought to add...
  4. Well; it’s a long story and it makes me feel...

    Well; it’s a long story and it makes me feel pretty stupid. I’ll see if I can just tell the cliff-notes version. I used to box when I was a kid. I was very fast and when sparring I used to use a...
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    I have a red MAGA hat - it's a baseball-cap...

    I have a red MAGA hat - it's a baseball-cap style. I sometimes wear it with my blue 'Feel The Bern!' tee shirt.

    So far no one has been even slightly hostile towards me. The people who seem...
  6. I don't think having the MAP sensor unplugged...

    I don't think having the MAP sensor unplugged changes anything diagnostic-wise . . . . . does it? <g>
  7. That's reminds me of a funny story - Back...

    That's reminds me of a funny story -

    Back when Chrysler was using that turbocharged I-4 engine is lots of vehicles there was quite a problem keeping head gaskets in them. I forget what the FR...
  8. Billy is a genuine mechanical genius. I've...

    Billy is a genuine mechanical genius. I've always thought what a shame it is that he busts his ass working on cars and not refrigeration and so forth. He works at a truly blinding pace and can...
  9. I would like to have a OBD diagnostics unit which...

    I would like to have a OBD diagnostics unit which displays to the level of seeing each injector fire and the length of time it's open. Each fire-signal from crankshaft position sensor and each...
  10. Yes Sir!

    Yes Sir!
  11. An interesting thing to know would be: what...

    An interesting thing to know would be: what happened to the circulation numbers After the left-leaning gang got control of the newspaper?

    Did the newspaper become more or less profitable?

    PHM...
  12. Wow! Those two filters I was talking about are...

    Wow! Those two filters I was talking about are wildly different.

    The GM filter is good for 2 gallons per minute flow rate - of course it filters to 4 microns. No bypass and a 75 lb. burst...
  13. I only judged the female threads of the two oil...

    I only judged the female threads of the two oil filters by eye but both filters went on and tightened properly. Is 3/4" thread the same at 18mm thread?

    Any idea why GM shortened their specified...
  14. I have seen the rotor going around. It has no...

    I have seen the rotor going around. It has no radial or axial play in it. This distributor was new 4-5K miles ago.

    It strikes me that I set the timing mark dead-on with the rotor pointing to the...
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    Emerson is worth about 50 billion. Home Depot...

    Emerson is worth about 50 billion. Home Depot isn't among the holders of the top 30 billion dollars worth of shares.
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    It seems to me that China has a systemic...

    It seems to me that China has a systemic mis-management problem. The stated goals are admirable - helping the people to make economic gains to improve their lives and lifestyles.

    But the apparent...
  17. Did somebody really pay you $950. for a broken /...

    Did somebody really pay you $950. for a broken / not running fifteen year old water heater?

    Any chance you'd like to come work for me? I could use a salesman.
  18. Let's say we have a scroll pumping R-404. We...

    Let's say we have a scroll pumping R-404. We want to run a -45 F. box. That will require a suction pressure of about 3-4". Assuming proper SSH and DSH - how would this 'running in a vacuum' cause...
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    Congress sure seems to be and has a long history...

    Congress sure seems to be and has a long history of demonstrating it.
  20. Insurance coverage is not legally based on...

    Insurance coverage is not legally based on 'that's close enough' - it is based on 'make you whole' - which is basically the 'like it never happened' concept.

    You can't make them pay for...
  21. I bought this van used with something over 150K...

    I bought this van used with something over 150K on it for use in Florida. I've done some minor things to it: starter would occasionally stick so I replaced it. Brakes all around. Wheel bearings...
  22. Maybe it should be titled: Pilgrims Progress. ...

    Maybe it should be titled: Pilgrims Progress. I'll ask My Bunyan if I happen to see him. <g>

    Constant rain, other projects, physical limitations, and a general malaise of unfortunateness have...
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    They are selling to an audience - if there was no...

    They are selling to an audience - if there was no audience these things would not happen.

    That is the most disturbing part of it to me.

    PHM
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    I notice that Congress People tend to be most...

    I notice that Congress People tend to be most interested in attending 'official business' meetings and conferences and seminars which held in areas that are nice to visit.

    PHM
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  25. WEll; the tediously typed report just got...

    WEll; the tediously typed report just got erased! I'll write the SOB later!
  26. Or low and/or erratic SSH.

    Or low and/or erratic SSH.
  27. Well; the manufacturer sure seems to think: ...

    Well; the manufacturer sure seems to think: more than 90 seconds. <g>

    I have been told with horrified seriousness to never run scrolls in a vacuum! Not Ever! Certain Death!!!

    As with many...
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    How are the "air ducts" arranged? Are the runs...

    How are the "air ducts" arranged? Are the runs lined up under the rooms?

    I ask because I have worked on a couple of buildings with concrete (and red brick) underfloor 'air ducts' - but the...
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    What did it weigh on the way in to the weigher?

    What did it weigh on the way in to the weigher?
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    I used credit cards for years before the idea of...

    I used credit cards for years before the idea of using a body-putty (Bondo) applicator occurred to me. Eventually I saw a display showing a 'taping tool' sitting out with the tape. In a pinch I...
  31. Am I to understand that the OP's position is that...

    Am I to understand that the OP's position is that this scroll compressor ran in a vacuum for 90 seconds and that is what caused all the oil to log in the condenser and scramble an otherwise fine...
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    In what ways does a high velocity system not...

    In what ways does a high velocity system not perform as well as a standard system?
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    OK - I looked it up - it's just a fan/coil unit. ...

    OK - I looked it up - it's just a fan/coil unit. So either hot or cold water is pumped through a hydronic coil.

    That makes me wonder if reversing one of the wheels would do it?
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    BTW: Is this a heat and cooling unit? Or is...

    BTW: Is this a heat and cooling unit?

    Or is it heating-only?
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    Do not do this thing you are asking about. The...

    Do not do this thing you are asking about.

    The installing people / company badly screwed up. Their negligent harmful actions cannot be defended on any basis. This is entirely their...
  36. Disconnect all the wires at the pump and bring...

    Disconnect all the wires at the pump and bring the starter in?
  37. What is a SHTF compressor?

    What is a SHTF compressor?
  38. I found these for a picture for you. ...

    I found these for a picture for you.

    https://www.sunbeltrentals.com/equipment/detail/1218/0440080/3-ton-roll-a-lift/

    These are not the same brand as mine. Mine are red and taller - more like...
  39. Long ago I found that a pair of those hydraulic...

    Long ago I found that a pair of those hydraulic hand trucks was a wise investment. And just that quick - I forget the name! <g>

    Roll-A-Truck maybe? It will come back to me I guess. <g>
    ...
  40. Yes. Now couple that title with his actual...

    Yes.

    Now couple that title with his actual post and it sure seems like he has to install and test O&A piping for a facility who will never braze anything larger than 3" copper. Or at least test...
  41. What the hell are we talking about here? ...

    What the hell are we talking about here?

    Glen's post asked about test pressures for oxygen and acetylene piping of some kind. Didn't it? <g>

    There was nothing about using a torch or anything...
  42. I thinking that a relay to operate the starter...

    I thinking that a relay to operate the starter motor with the coil in series with a pressure switch on the oil pressure would work. A 12VDC relay with the end of the circuit to ground though the...
  43. One time I was looking at a house owned by a very...

    One time I was looking at a house owned by a very old French woman - it was on Route 40 near Hardingville NJ. She was very sweet and very very wistfully sentimental about her house. We ate goose...
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    And here we are again: December 7 - Always...

    And here we are again:

    December 7 - Always Pearl Harbor Day to me
  45. I do have a fair number of excuses. My children,...

    I do have a fair number of excuses. My children, my grandchildren, my stupidity, kindness to others, weather, customers, a studs-out new LR to create before Christmas decorations can go up, oh; all...
  46. You and I, with a couple of glasses to sip, and...

    You and I, with a couple of glasses to sip, and some free time - could probably write a really memorable song. I'll need your help though because I only have the title so far:

    Funny how Time...
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    Well; first the House has to come up with the...

    Well; first the House has to come up with the article(s) of impeachment. Then the House has to majority vote to proceed on each article independently. If any receive a majority vote that article...
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    When you look down range at the target - where do...

    When you look down range at the target - where do you aim?

    Anybody will tell you: the bulls eye. And why? Because that is what the target is all about - all the rest of it is only there to let...
  49. Why would the system delta-T change as a...

    Why would the system delta-T change as a consequence of the outdoor ambient? The system would have no awareness of the outdoor ambient. The system delta is the result of system heat loss to the...
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    If the two boxes are to be the same temperature...

    If the two boxes are to be the same temperature the control can be at the compressor.

    Eliminate the three way valve and instead install two solenoid valves.

    Control one LLSV through the NO...
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