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#16 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:32 AM

after reading this tomorrow when im in the shop ill take a look at the oil in the cub before i change it since it has no hr meter im just gonna change it twice a year



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 06:25 PM

after reading this tomorrow when im in the shop ill take a look at the oil in the cub before i change it since it has no hr meter im just gonna change it twice a year

 

Just for laughs (also called "research"!:D), see if you can sample the oil at or near the bottom of the sump.  Maybe a thin copper tube down the dip stick hole or into the oil fill.  Get a little into the tube from the bottom, put a finger over the top end and pull the tube out quick.  The water will be on the bottom of the sump. (Now, this sounds like such a good idea I might just have to try it myself tonight!:D)


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 07:20 PM

Just for laughs (also called "research"! :D), see if you can sample the oil at or near the bottom of the sump.  Maybe a thin copper tube down the dip stick hole or into the oil fill.  Get a little into the tube from the bottom, put a finger over the top end and pull the tube out quick.  The water will be on the bottom of the sump. (Now, this sounds like such a good idea I might just have to try it myself tonight! :D)

 

Don't laugh but that is how they take oil samples on some jet engines.  The sample kits come with a plastic straw.



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 07:09 AM

Don't laugh but that is how they take oil samples on some jet engines.  The sample kits come with a plastic straw.

An just how much do one of those fancy jet engine oil sample kits cost? ill grab a straw or a piece of tubing an check it when i meander out to the shop for the day. its a simple yet good way to check thanks for the tip



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 10:08 AM

Those kits have to be pristine clean because the oil that is pulled out of the tank is sent to a lab where it under goes several different test's and if any of those test's go past the threshold that engine is pulled and sent in for repairs.  For what you all are doing a regular straw will work just fine.



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:33 PM

An just how much do one of those fancy jet engine oil sample kits cost? ill grab a straw or a piece of tubing an check it when i meander out to the shop for the day. its a simple yet good way to check thanks for the tip

 

Just go easy on that straw!  Crankcase oil doesn't taste anywheres near as good as diesel fuel!:D


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 08:59 PM

Well, checked the oil today (after setting for a few days) No water :rocker2:  This is after a 9 mile round trip to the Rattlesnake roundup.

 

And a 1/2 day or so of pulling last weekend (My Daughter was being easy on BMP) I was pulling wheeliees on some of these). Way Fun!

 

No more moisture :dancingbanana:

 

Will be working on the Cedar again this weekend. PS Oil is still at the FULL mark!

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 07:12 AM

That's great news, Larry! Glad the Ford is getting a good workout. Are you going to burn the wood or just stack it as a habitat for animals?


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 07:01 PM

It's being stacked for now. Will use some for the small (8 foot) bond fire pit (If the wind ever dies down).


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 08:56 AM

did u drive it the 9 miles.


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 08:19 PM

did u drive it the 9 miles.

Yup, Nice ride, even got up to around 25 mph in netrual on some of the gentle slopes.

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 08:31 PM

BMP looks a bit lonely out there on the highway! Glad he made the trip without any issues!



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Posted March 07, 2013 - 08:46 PM

I think two bicyclesest, a couple pickups, and one car passed me there and back. Don't get me going on the Story about Hulk I (the first Hulk I had). I took it for a ride to town and while cruzing was wave down by a "good ole boy" and we sat on his porch enjoying some spirits, (I don't do well with spirits) well on the way home I broke down on this same road and I had the Wife tow me home (I was 3 sheets in the wind, and she was pi$$ed) needless to say I had to reline the brake as I stood on it all the way home. I think I looked like a sparkler attached to the back of the truck.

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 08:43 AM

thats amazing that u could do that. i might try it one day


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