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    Some People Gamble

    technically, the cameraman is taking all the risk.
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    2001 ford taurus $999 cad (127,000 miles) good deal or nah

    it's got a four speed auto trans & a rather large 3.0L engine. prob. good for another 127k. Although the starter/alternator/waterpump will be going before 200k. Cost of a cheap ride. Check the antifreeze(appearance/strength). And the engine core plugs for weeping.
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    Why did this wheel stud break? Metallurgy issue?

    It's steel, so it was stressed over time from torqueing beyond the intended 80 ft/lbs. Honda is known for using just the right metallurgy in just the right places & amounts on their products. Looks like you found the limit.
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    Honda timing belts........

    Honda still makes timing belts today! Ford is even worse: they even have an engine where the timing belt is covered in oil! :mad: Ford Dealer: "See you in 88k or 108k miles, whichever occurs first."
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    VW's 1.4 TSI uses camshafts build into head...

    That block top & gas/oil separator look like a Honda dZ16 from the nineties. oh well.
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    2004 Solara No Crank No Start

    If there is a ground lead with 3 volts, well it won't start on 9.7 volts right? The alternator would be the next place to check, unplug it from the harness & check to see if that 3 volts is still present at the engine to ground. You might have a shorted alternator/bad regulator there.
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    First Day of Fall/Sep 22

    the leaves tremble in fear at the utterance of her name.
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    Dog attacks coronavirus

    well done. have Ruffus bury that in the backyard & call Dr. Fauci. Our great American Terror is over. I declare Sept.15th National Thank Ruffus Day. Federal h-day too, of course.
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    Shop-Vac closed

    I mistakenly left mine in place for wet vac duty, then it dried out & fell apart.
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    Shop-Vac closed

    still need to replace a paper filter element for a wet/dry vac....... better get to the hardware store before they vanish. : (
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    Does anyone know the fuel consumption per hour when idling a 2016 Honda 2.4 Liter Earth Dreams engine?

    .15 gallon / hour with A/C load max it's .33 gallon / hour but you'd recirculate the air & get too cold & back off from max output, right? & I won't share my computation formula . : l
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    New Engine To Replace 3.5 Briggs?

    Briggs Quattro is superior in every way & usually cheap or free when neighbors leave them on the street during scrap pick up in springtime. (usually just loose blade, fouled spark plug & plugged air filter issues) The engine you have tends to have the cowling cut into the intake pipe, which is...
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    Mower Engine Got Drenched With Oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Slick17601</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Run it till she blows!</div></div> I haven't seen a B&S 6hp blow, a Tecumseh shoot the rod out of the block yes but not a B&S. For that reason I'd top off the B&S, it takes...
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    Do timing chain engines have cam and crank seals?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by clinebarger</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by vw7674</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The near-modern 4cyl engines with overhead cams usually feature...
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    Do timing chain engines have cam and crank seals?

    The near-modern 4cyl engines with overhead cams usually feature half-moon cut outs in the cylinder head casting / valve cover gasket seal to allow camshaft removal and timing chain replacement. There's usually a chain 'tunnel' in the interior of the engine front for the tensioner & guides...
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