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    How sharp is too sharp? Sharpen new blades?

    I’ve read/heard that blades should be blunt not sharp. Here are my thoughts; 1) Is there engineering data to support this opinion? 2) If we sharpen a blade to a sharp edge like a knife it will blunt (round over) rather quickly and resemble the blunt edge which the (experts) prefer. During this...
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    New lawn mower blades don't seem very sharp

    I’ve read/heard that blades should be blunt not sharp. Here are my thoughts; 1) Is there engineering data to support this opinion? 2) If we sharpen a blade to a sharp edge like a knife it will blunt (round over) rather quickly and resemble the blunt edge which the (experts) prefer. During...
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    Did You Do A "Break-In" Oil Change On Your Riding Lawn Mower/Zero-Turn?

    Everything I buy new gets an early oil change or two depending on how the oil looks when it’s drained. If I can see metallic swirls in oil it gets changed again soon. It’s only new once! 90cummins
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    K&N not giving out their oil filter specs

    30 microns is just over 1/1000 of an inch, .001182 inches to be precise. I wouldn’t want that running around in my oil! I wouldn’t give out proprietary information if sales were good. The truth could hurt the bottom line!! 90cummins
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    Brake fluid change topic

    I usually service my brakes yearly meaning I remove calipers & pads, lubricate pins & clean rust buildup on inside & outer rim of rotor and push the caliper pistons back into the calipers. After everything is back together I remove as much fluid from the master cylinder as possible & refill...
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    Do you usually sharpen or buy new blades?

    I’ve been sharpening my blades for 50+ Years and replace them when they are very worn down or have cracks. I don’t worry about nicks & my grass doesn’t seem to mind either. The edges of a newly sharpened blade will blunt over during use so please explain why they should be sharpened to a blunt...
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    Vehicle storage in active dusty garage.

    This is my rust free 1990 Dodge W350 CTD 4X4 with NV4500 transmission & 3.07 gears. 90cummins
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    Vehicle storage in active dusty garage.

    I have a 1990 Dodge w350 diesel (irrelevant) that I have been storing in my auto shop on a 4 point lift uncovered during the winter. Every spring when I hose it off it looks like mud!! I gave it a proper detailing this summer by washing then using ironX decontamination product followed by clay...
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    Lug Nuts Seizing Up

    I always add a fro of oil to threads & taper seat then run them down lightly with impact. I then torque to spec or slightly less because of lubricant & I always make sure the nuts actually move & tighten to spec. Putting a torque wrench on a nut & hearing it click without turning is not...
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    Mower losing coolant

    I bought the same machine a couple years ago and had the same problem. After 3 years I finally found where the very small leak was coming from. After it sat the winter in my conex when I checked it prior to starting the coolant was low and a spot was on the floor. I put mine on an auto lift to...
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    Project Farm - Tests Pennzoil Motor Oil

    When I bought my 2016 Volvo XC60 Pennzoil Ultra was the only oil I could find that had the A5/B5 approval. The engine is 2.0 liters and is rated at 300 hp & 300 lb/ft torque being turbo charged and super charged. I changed the oil and embarked on a cross country trip pulling a small v nose...
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    Brake Fluid Exchange Tool

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    Best Hydrostat fluid?

    I service a lot of vehicles & equipment, when my buddy bought a kubota hydrostatic tractor I went on the forums to find a suitable hydrostatic oil. Kubota owners are adamant about using their Super UDT ONLY in their transmissions. Many have said they tried other cheaper brands only to drain it...
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    Recent experience with reman calipers?

    I have found that many calipers reman or new have only enough lubricant (if any) for assembly. I pull the boot back and add additional lubricant to prevent premature sticking. Never had one fail that I gave additional love!! 90cummins
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    Is Red Line MTL 70W80 ok to use in an NV4500 manual transmission?

    I retrofitted the NV4500 into my Dodge in 1999 to replace the failed Getrag. . I purchased it thru Advance Adaptors. I’m aware of the necessity to use the proper oil. Red line doesn’t show the MTL 70w80 because it’s several years old. Was hoping I could use it. I would not use anything not...
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    Is Red Line MTL 70W80 ok to use in an NV4500 manual transmission?

    I have 1990 Dodge W350 with an NV4500 manual transmission that requires redline MT 85 oil or equivalent. I have several quasars of redline MTL 70w80 GL-4 gear oil which is slightly lighter. Are they interchangeable? This is not a work truck. It is driven only for pleasure.
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    Moly Grease for Dana/Spicer U Joints?

    I’ve used moly 5% or less for approximately 30 years in my 1990 dodge w250 4x4 diesel. This vehicle has been loaded far beyond its legal capacity and the rear driveshaft unjoints have never been replaced and currently have 250k + miles on them. In an application that is always loaded the...
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    Small data point: How long does it take for a sway bar end link to fail after the grease leaks out? 2 years.

    Biggest variable is operating environment. Arizona could be many years North East a year or two. 90cummins
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    moly grease with bronze bushings?

    I used NUSHINGS $65.00 which are bushings made from engineered plastic on my 2002 BMW 1150 GS. 20k miles zero wear. Excellent product fantastic price. Copy & paste link. https://nushings.com/#/
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    Different between AW 46 hydraulic oil and tractor hydraulic

    I haven't been here in quite a while I have a 22 gpm pump.
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