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    CNC milling machine replacement MB

    Haas is a good machine, we went to look at a leased enclosed CNC bedmill in Mooresville NC, at the time it was Ginn Racing during the time when Mark Martin was driving part time for them in the Chevrolet Army car after all those years of driving the Ford Valvoline and then changed to the other...
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    CNC milling machine replacement MB

    I dunno, dad doesn't like the enclosed machines so that's his preference.... however we are currently talking with A-Trump about another machine that is the exact same as this one but fully enclosed. This one is messy because we've been running a lot of plastic parts and the vacuum works well...
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    CNC milling machine replacement MB

    Here is our newest machine, we got it in the Fall of 2021, you can see how thin the control is, you have to unscrew the front panel around the lcd but it comes out and there is literally an Intel NUC mounted inside that runs Windows 10, the only gripe I have with them is that they used a usb 2.0...
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    CNC milling machine replacement MB

    Yes they look like these, but the actual bottom plate I'm working with is made of metal but the top part is plastic. For my PC builds I mostly use Noctua coolers, they are a bit more expensive but build quality is top notch.
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    CNC milling machine replacement MB

    They are new enough to have shutdown protection at least, I'd have to check the motherboards. It's definitely a serious design flaw from AMD, they are mounted like most PC's with a tower configuration that have the board mounted vertically, if the board was laying down flat like the old desktops...
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    CNC milling machine replacement MB

    Thought I would update this thread too, I swapped in the AM2 board into the office computer and everything was working fine but the cpu cooler plastic mounting bracket failed and trashed the pc, I ended up swapping the Asus 754 and got that one working again, also the same bracket failed on this...
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    CNC milling machine - failed hard drive

    Thought I would update this thread, I have other memory but haven't had a chance to test it again. I've sent the drive to Centroid to see if they could get the programs/files and they were able to retrieve some programs but evidently not the configuration files that were needed. The other person...
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    Maxlife Blend compared to Maxlife Full Synthetic

    I cannot answer your question as you would have to decide if the extra cost associated with the full synthetic is really worth it to you or not. I've used both and they are excellent oils, I used the blend previously in my 97 Civic but currently running their full synthetic. I do know the blend...
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    My old cat passed

    Ours has actually turned around, he's eating better but still mostly laying around in front of a heater to keep warm. Still not the same but is alive and kicking. You really have to watch those emergency vets and you're lucky to have a good one, I know the one in my area has been known to...
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    Why/how is motorcycle oil unique? Mobil 1 0w40 in my ATV?

    I vote yes you should use a motorcycle or atv type oil. I had a 2002 Honda Rancher 4x4 that used a shared sump with the engine/transmission. Even though mine didn't have a manual clutch lever perse but there's still a clutch in there. If you want to save some cash Walmart has the Valvoline oil...
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    40 year old motorcycle shop recommends Conventional 10-40 Castrol only

    As Zee had pointed out you can get the Valvoline conventional oil for a good price from Walmart, they should also have their full synthetic version for not really that much more. Castrol also has a blend that you could try called Actevo 4t, mainly just go with a motorcycle oil that has Jaso MA...
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    Oil compatibility

    I'm surprised they actually call for at least SL which would've ran out in 2004 and their vehicle is a '22 model, I figured they would've called for at least SN or newer.
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    My old cat passed

    We're getting ready to lose our shop cat, dad took him to the emergency vet yesterday and evidently has tumors and fluid in the lungs among other things, they were able to drain the fluid out and they wanted to do a bunch of other tests but at 16 he's had a good run. He's mostly been an...
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    Oil compatibility

    This picture lists the specs: SL, SM, SN, SN Plus, SP, or ILSAC GF-6A, it says that you can use any of those. If the Castrol oil you have lists any of these specs it will be fine to use, chances are that it will.
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    More Aged Oil!

    Yes just shake the bottle and then use it. According to the PQIA they show that SJ as still current/active and good for vehicles made up to the 2000 model year but then switches to SL for 2001+. Most lawnmowers especially the older Briggs all show SG/SH for their recommendations anyways.
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