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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Any F1 Fans here?
« on: October 17 2018, 11:58:36 AM »

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General Buick Tech / Re: The Oil?
« on: September 10 2018, 10:06:21 AM »
One time I picked up a bottle of Dollar General Brand motor oil and it was still SAE SG rated.

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General Auto Tech / Re: Tuning for Trans longevity
« on: September 04 2018, 11:35:39 AM »
It seems to me that since the 4L60E is electronically shifted it's an easy to cut the timing right before a shift but on the 200R4 the ECM doesn't really know when it will shift so the only strategy is to cut timing a few 100 rpm before the supposed shift RPM and wait for the drop. 

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Any F1 Fans here?
« on: September 02 2018, 11:29:19 AM »
It's long.  Almost as long as a Double cab pickup.

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Any F1 Fans here?
« on: September 01 2018, 05:29:36 PM »
Untitled by Alan Minga, on Flickr
They are much bigger in person that you would think

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Any F1 Fans here?
« on: August 31 2018, 11:08:40 AM »
The fact that we have a US team now is interesting.  The other fact is they use High performance computing to turn Electricity in to heat and aerodynamics to make cars go faster. 

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Toys We Had As Kids
« on: August 31 2018, 10:14:03 AM »
More like Ben-Wa balls.


Anal beads are multiple and in a straight line. Like a pull starter on a chainsaw.


Just don't use them like a pull starter on a chainsaw.  :)
You can but you only will get one chance

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IHADAV8 Playground / Any F1 Fans here?
« on: August 31 2018, 10:12:08 AM »
Got started watching last year

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A/C, Heating and Cooling / Re: What tools are needed?
« on: August 31 2018, 10:10:51 AM »
From what I've read the vac isn't a test for integrity but to "boil" off the moisture in the system. I watched a guy on you tube with a rubber tipped blow gun squirt the system full of air pressure .
I was going to say that.  There are systems that run in a vacuum but our car isn't one.
That's correct Boil off the moisture.  Vac is useless for leak testing A/C Systems.  In fact I just had to have one of the head units replaced on my Upstairs Home AC and they leak tested it with nitrogen not vac

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General Buick Tech / Re: Tires
« on: August 24 2018, 05:39:08 PM »
It's almost a year old so yea

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General Buick Tech / Re: Alky Tank Leak?
« on: August 10 2018, 04:05:38 PM »
I think that is a pressed in fitting and can't be tightened.
I had to get a new tank one time because of it

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A/C, Heating and Cooling / Re: What tools are needed?
« on: July 24 2018, 02:45:49 PM »
My dad's 98 chevy had a weird low pressure valve that didn't have a schrader valve you had to replace the whole thing  And call me weird but I don't think pulling a vac is an accurate leak test.  WHen I converted the T over to R134a it would hold vacum but loose pressure. 

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A/C, Heating and Cooling / Re: What tools are needed?
« on: July 23 2018, 03:19:19 PM »
I was out there goofing with it T last night. I had gotten some dye to put in to see about leaks so we did than on this car and the Malibu. Ended up pulling a vac on the T so we put the other can of redtek in ad got it to "short cycle" . Big thanks to Jason as he hooked me up with a compressor as mine the bearing was going out. We swapped that on a while back and just now got around to goofing with it again. I am going to order more redtak and see what I can do with it.

On to the problem. High side port leaking in the Malibu. From the reading turns out this thing doesn't have a shrader valve and you replace the whole port. I can't seem to break it loose. Will heat help? I can hit it with the mapp gas but wasnt sure. Also might ry to put some ice on it. It seems to be 16mm but imnot having luck getting it off. Did find the replacement.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/tools/heat+&+air+conditioning,a/c+charge,a/c+high+side+charge+adapter,6536

Any ideas are good ideas. We need us some cold air.
It is probably red locktighted on so a little heat might help

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General Auto Tech / Re: Affordable Battery Tender
« on: July 20 2018, 10:30:22 AM »
I have the Battery Tender Plus and the Ctek mus 4.3

They both seem to do a good job.

I've only had battery tender brand but during my misfortunate brush with the Optima red top I had to replace one of mine.  When I called Deltran and explained they sent me a new one and I was only out the shipping even though it was clearly not their fault and the unit was out of warranty.
So take that for what it's worth.

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