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by Halden
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Tool & Product Reviews
Topic: Fumoto Drain Valve F-105 makes for zero mess oil changes.
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Fumoto Drain Valve F-105 makes for zero mess oil changes.

Get your self one of these quick drains. I've put them on all my vehicles and drain straight into a jug. Especially convenient if you by the one with the Nipple (F-105N) on the end as I have done here. Get yourself some 3/8 hose, a suitable hose clamp, and if your like me spray some hi-tack in there...
by Halden
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Engine doesn’t restart with out spray
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Engine doesn’t restart with out spray

I put a check valve in it Where in line did you install the check valve? So it's fair to say that it doesn't start at all, hot or cold, without spray? Does it restart after maybe 30 seconds or a minute? Check for air. It's the easiest thing to do first. Put a clear line on the return side or stick ...
by Halden
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Engine doesn’t restart with out spray
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Engine doesn’t restart with out spray

It's not your plugs. Dumb question, but how does it start cold?

My guess would be fuel drain back
by Halden
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Fuel level float
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Fuel level float

You might have an intermittent connection. You might want to jiggle the harness and check for changes. Could be something as simple as a loose connection[s].
by Halden
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Motor in skid steer can I limit rpm and have full power?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Motor in skid steer can I limit rpm and have full power?

Short answer is no. Since you have an NA engine it's pretty much maxxed out as it is. Turning up fuel will only waste fuel and will make no extra power I think he does need to turn up the fuel, but not in the way you're thinking (load limit). He needs something like what's on lawnmowers, that will ...
by Halden
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Motor in skid steer can I limit rpm and have full power?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Motor in skid steer can I limit rpm and have full power?

Short answer is no. Since you have an NA engine it's pretty much maxxed out as it is. Turning up fuel will only waste fuel and will make no extra power
by Halden
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: New (to me) Spacecab
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: New (to me) Spacecab

Wanna sell one of those imarks? :lol:
by Halden
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: 86 spacecab gremlin help needed
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: 86 spacecab gremlin help needed

It sounds like you may have a bad ground connection[s]. That temp gauge basically goes straight from the panel to the engine as it's ground and reads resistance. It's a one wire sensor that the wire clips on to the under the thermostat housing.
by Halden
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Hoses off passenger side of engine
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Hoses off passenger side of engine

I assumed that big one was some sort of generic hose. But after spending hours trying to find one locally, I ended up ordering it from Jerry. Jack You can use some radiator hose. Works just fine. You can get the size time at a place like Fastenal or something I believe. Any industrial supply store ...
by Halden
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Changing Rear End on a C223
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: Changing Rear End on a C223

You'd never be able to push with a 2.65. putting a 3.42 would be your best option... But even then it's going to be awful to start out in and your never going to find a right gear for a gentle slope or a slight head wind. Keep the 3.75. Also think of power like this. Torque gets you going HP keeps y...
by Halden
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Injection line
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Injection line

Should be 6mm
by Halden
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: 20/amp fuse blown
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: 20/amp fuse blown

I've had a few fuses blow and then never blow again... I like Andy's suggestion of using a breaker.
by Halden
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Engine Oil Circulation
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Engine Oil Circulation

Really it depends on how the lube system of the engine is set up. I am not sure how the VW 1.6 motors are set up, those are OHC engines right? You could run a flush through the oil... Of course the risk you run there is cleaning out build up that is keeping it from leaking, or you could dislodge som...
by Halden
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Engine Oil Circulation
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Engine Oil Circulation

Copious amounts of oil are not going to be flowing through there. They are fed off of the cam shaft. They get a small shot of oil once ever Rev of the cam. Are the others bone dry? You really can't see oil flowing there. Take a look at my rebuild thread where I pressure lube my engine. I took a pict...
by Halden
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Glow plug cycle?
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: Glow plug cycle?

Nah youre not going to hurt a thing. Only time it's an issue is nowadays. Newer engines will throw a code if you don't let the preheat cycle finish for emissions reasons.