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by rmel
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine bogging
Replies: 10
Views: 1896
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Re: Engine bogging

Not likely vapor lock, 95 is not all that hot and your at Sea level. Vapor lock is more prevalent at high altitudes AND hot. At Alt vapor pressure drops. If you go the route of an electric fuel pump don't mount it in the engine compartment, mount it as close to the bottom of the tank as possible -- ...
by rmel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch failure on trail. Need help.
Replies: 21
Views: 413
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Re: Clutch failure on trail. Need help.

Wow ! That's a mighty impressive failure, ground to dust.

Well I'll be taking a good but used disk with me on the
next trip rather than sitting in the spares pool -- darn
good suggestion.
by rmel
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch failure on trail. Need help.
Replies: 21
Views: 413
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Re: Clutch failure on trail. Need help.

I don't want to belabor the point but you are missing the point. Observation if possible -- is more information. If you see debris or suspicious looking issues at the edge of the clutch then you know with 100% confidence that's the baby. If you don't and the slave removed also did not resolve the is...
by rmel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch failure on trail. Need help.
Replies: 21
Views: 413
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Re: Clutch failure on trail. Need help.

Hmm, interesting. I have a 710 and a 712, both have an opening at least 7mm in diameter
at the bottom of the Bell housing. You could also try sticking a borescope into the slave
cylinder hole.
by rmel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch failure on trail. Need help.
Replies: 21
Views: 413
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Re: Clutch failure on trail. Need help.

Pull the slave cylinder and inspect that first.
Considerably easier if that's the problem.

You could also get a boreoscope in the bottom hole
of the Bell housing and should be able to see the
edge of clutch and perhaps some telltale signs.
by rmel
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch failure on trail. Need help.
Replies: 21
Views: 413
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Re: Clutch failure on trail. Need help.

Almost sounds like the slave is hung up holding the clutch open. But then your peddle feels normal. If the hydraulics fail it's typically going to be a clutch engaged. You probably would have know it if the pressure plate failed. I guess one thing to try would be to loosen the slave from the bell an...
by rmel
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Rotopax is making a traction board, RotoTrax
Replies: 5
Views: 349
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Re: Rotopax is making a traction board, RotoTrax

Back when I was looking into traction boards, the ones I would have bought were as Vince pointed out -- Maxtrax or Tred-Pro's. I ended up going with Waffle boards about the same cost but also can Bridge, as well as Traction, and useful as a makeshift table. They are heavy, and no easy place to mount...
by rmel
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Reverse-sense (backup) switch grounds out
Replies: 2
Views: 69
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Re: Reverse-sense (backup) switch grounds out

Bad switch. Like the BRAKE switch the two terminals are isolated from ground. The BRAKE switch supplies power and is not a grounding switch, the reverse switch is the same but mechanically actuated. The plunger may be too long causing your switch to misbehave? There are two switches both Bosch, one ...
by rmel
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Haflinger engine and driveline
Topic: Lost compression to #1, but no clue what the issue is
Replies: 16
Views: 397
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Re: Lost compression to #1, but no clue what the issue is

Yes, you have to put the Permatex on a wee bit on the tick side, let it set up some before installing the jug. The problem with Permatex is the viscosity is a bit too low, somewhat runny, but it's OK. An alternative is Hylomar AF (advanced formula). I've been using that recently, higher viscosity, o...
by rmel
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Haflinger engine and driveline
Topic: Lost compression to #1, but no clue what the issue is
Replies: 16
Views: 397
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Re: Lost compression to #1, but no clue what the issue is

Dah !! Tricked by that 1/2 pint Pinzgauer again :P

Same deal though, just half the fun to rebuild.

I almost forgot, you will probably find a fair amount
of dried Permatex Aviation #3 at the jug block seam.
That will need to be cleaned and refreshed.
by rmel
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Haflinger engine and driveline
Topic: Lost compression to #1, but no clue what the issue is
Replies: 16
Views: 397
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Re: Lost compression to #1, but no clue what the issue is

If the Exhaust valve seat receded you may not hold compression. Possibly absorbed all the clearance at the rocker thus being held open. Since you already pulled #1, I suggest you check the gap for the other 3 and see if they are tight -- might be a clue. As far as the head to jug seal goes, the best...
by rmel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: engine thinks about starting, but not quite.
Replies: 3
Views: 230
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Re: engine thinks about starting, but not quite.

When you say "it'll turn as long as the starter is turning" do you mean there is some ignition but insufficient to run on it's own? Might want to check the condition of the points and condenser and check to see if the distributor got rotated -- not likely. But if your getting some ignition but not s...
by rmel
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Stolen PINZGAUER 1973 710 M
Replies: 3
Views: 320
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Re: Stolen PINZGAUER 1973 710 M

Hmmmm, Me thinks the bad guy knew too much ??

Like the Battery switch behind the seat, have to know about that or your going
nowhere. Makes you think that dude has some working knowledge of a Pinz.

It's not like "Hey won't start, let me see if there's a battery switch somewhere".
by rmel
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Gasoline stabilizer??
Replies: 8
Views: 288
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Re: Gasoline stabilizer??

Jerry cans are among the best to store fuel -- good point. But the fuel will still degrade. Phase separation can occur especially if the stored fuel is subjected to elevated temperature. If you store in a cool place, filled to the max, you are far better off. But after one year expect 91 Octane to d...
by rmel
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Gasoline stabilizer??
Replies: 8
Views: 288
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Re: Gasoline stabilizer??

Irrespective of Ethanol free or not, fuel is highly volatile with components with a large range of vapor pressure. Fuel will degrade through evaporation with the higher volatiles boiling off first, then some bonding can occur creating a gum .... So treat but rotate !! Rotate your stock so nothing is...