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Everything posted by GTSBoy

  1. Straps up and over the tyres, like a tow truck, is the most secure.
  2. Townsville is about as far from Coffs as Adelaide is....so I'm guessing neither of us will. But it doesn't need to be a "good skyline ac guy". Any decent AC specialist will be able to suck it down and recharge it.
  3. That's not actually true. Was clearly written by someone with half an understanding. What really happens is that the ECU leaves the values in the fuel table alone and DOES NOT modify them. It may or may not use them as the base for the calculated fuel qty that it will then apply the feedback factor from the O2 reading, and also apply the long and short term fuel trims if and as they exist. And how do I know? Well, the Functional Description documents that I have been writing recently for Burner Management Systems for a couple of different rotary kiln systems with fuel-air ratio control WORK IN EXACTLY THE SAME WAY. I even have a CO sensor in the kiln exhaust as a Safety Function. The capitalised names above are capitalised for a reason. A Safety Function is such a serious thing that we use capitals when writing about it. A Functional Description is what is used by the system integrator and programmer to write the PLC code. All of this is covered by AS 3814 and AS/IEC 61511. The words that are in all caps are just me shouting.
  4. I used propane in mine for a while and it was great. But I eventually got the receiver-dryer changed over and ran R134a and it was fine. Slightly not as good, but nothing to complain about. "Seems to have gas" is not the same as "hooked up to a set of gauges and proven to have the right charge in it". If you swap to R134a, it is as Josh says above. Also need new adapters screwed onto the charge ports. R134a uses different fittings. Also needs different lube and a sticker on the inner guard.
  5. Toluene is used as a paint thinner. Most HCs of this sort smell sweet to me. But that's just the old Chem. Eng. in me.
  6. I vote the Profec also. Ultimately, they all do the same thing. Unless you're racing for sheep stations, there's little to split any of them.
  7. He either has absolutely no idea about anything, or he is absolutely incapable of expressing himself. Still haven't worked out which.
  8. BK, The "Aromatics" in BP's ingredients list is going to be largely toluene. They will be listing benzene and saying it is max 1% because toluene is made from Benzene (simple methylation), and so there may be trace benzene in any toluene they receive. And while benzene is definitely a carcinogen, there is very little evidence to say that toluene is. Hence they can just lump toluene in with whatever other aromatics might be chucked in (and so avoid the hands in the air paint thinner Today Tonight brigade), but need to point out that the carcinogen content is "low".
  9. Black. No more than 6 spokes (or 12 if they're split). No less than 5 spokes (or 10 if they're split). No polished lips. No machined sections. Just black. No 3 spokes. Not now. Not in the 1990s.
  10. Do a search. There's old threads on here talking about these. They are also available on eBay, so you might be able to glean some part number info from that.
  11. le sigh again. He's just seeing if they are even with each other. Not trying to set the mixtures a la 1970s "turn it off while at load and cost to the side of the road" plug tuning. Sheezuz.
  12. le sigh. We were making 30% toluene blends into 95 to make decent fuel in the 1990s.
  13. That's good. Count your blessings that you didn't fry some shit!
  14. Oh FFS! I see the stupid is on the rise again. Where did the stupid find a reference to Australian fuels that uses the word "gasoline", I wonder. Probably nowhere. That paragraph reeks of pertaining to the US only. I pose the question. What is the difference between these two seemingly equivalent "solvents", ethanol and toluene? What makes either of those a solvent and not the base hydrocarbon making up most of the rest of the fuel? By that I mean the straight and branched alkanes, the other cyclic aromatics and everything else that is "petrol". Please submit your 1500 word essay on the subject. Extension assignment. Why does toluene do what it does in hydrocarbon fuels? And, why does ethanol do what it does in hydrocarbon fuels? Bonus marks for fully describing the effects on combustion speed, latent heat, radical species concentration as combustion product intermediates, and so on. By the way, water is a solvent. It is the universal solvent. Well, it's pretty universal - it doesn't misc so well with non-polar chemicals. If I were to replace the toluene in my BP98 with water, would it be equivalent? Or maybe we could use trichloroethane. That's a pretty good solvent. Would have to be equivalent to toluene and ethanol, no? Please submit your other 1500 word essay on this subject too.
  15. I ain't no automatic Stagea expert. Ain't nobody wants to be an automatic Stagea expert.
  16. 400HP at the fly or at the wheels? 400HP at the fly is ~300rwHP and is not all that much power. You don't need a very big turbo. A moderate highflow from Hypergear is probably the best way to do this (cheap and effective). 400rwHP is ~300rwkW is GTX3076 territory or any of the newer turbos the same size. There are also Hypergear options in this size range, but I think if you're wanting to make that much power you're going to want it to have the best response and you're not going to be afraid to spend money and you're going to have to spend money on everything else anyway (fuel system, ignition system, clutch, diff, brakes, the list goes on). If it were me, I'd be thinking EFR7163 or the other one about the same size, 7064 I think. Very interesting, but expensive turbos capable of ~550 engine HP. The 7163 is on the smaller B1 frame. The 7064 is on the larger B2 frame and has a funky mixed flow turbine. The new Garrett G series turbos have things in the same size range, like the G30-550. Also expensive. Any/all of these will usually f**k you around in that they don't often have a T3 flange option.
  17. This will last as long as the next election when the Dems finally convince enough of you lazy arse Yanks to vote in your elections to kick his orange arse out of Washington and back to prostitute infested backrooms in Eastern Europe where he belongs.
  18. Did you notice the sticky thread at the top?
  19. Big fat white wires - definitely alternator.
  20. Yeah well.....sorta. But we're at opposite ends of the same problem here. If the gap is too close you don't get as much energy out of the spark. And there's also a need for the gap to be large enough to actually expose enough mixture to the spark. That's why big gaps are great, when you have the power to drive them, because you get a big spark that sees lots of mixture. The other end of the problem is where the gap is too large for the ignition system energy available to jump through the dense mixture of a high boost engine. And you get no spark at all. Either way, you get a misfire. I would agree that 0.5mm is not waaaaaay too small. But it is getting so small that it is clearly not the right thing to do.
  21. Or MCA, from Australia, per previous recommendations. Similar spring rates and top notch dampers.
  22. And you might need some shock loading on the spanner you're trying to turn with a hammer. Don't belt it. Just tap it while also leaning on it.
  23. It's got nothing to do with HICAS. My R32 makes a similar noise when I turn the wheel ~90° - but without the pulsing that yours is doing. More just a sustained scraping noise. My noise sounds like it is originating in the column itself. Mine is definitely not in the wheel wells. I don't know what it is, and I don't know how to go about diagnosing it. If R32s had a vacuum assisted power steering (to invent something that doesn't really exist) I'd almost think that there was a leaky seal that opens up at a certain rotation position and cornering force. It's weird, but I don't worry about it. Been there for 10+ years on my car.
  24. Known working - not at stock boost. At whatever power level you are running the engine at. the more boost, the harder the coils have to work.
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