Ashley P

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  1. Disney, could you point me in the direction of information so I can learn about forces of clutch dumps?  An engine might have potential for 500 lb ft of toque at clutch dump RPM/time, but how is flywheel (all inertia) factored into figuring torque output?

  2. 6.7 Cummins, cranks fine, will not start.  No codes.   Will run for a second on a small shot of ether, so intake and exhaust is clear and compression is fine.  Computer data shows actual fuel pressure equals desired.   Most engine data is logical, with 6 exceptions.

    Distance since oil changed: 0.0028374 miles ago

    Fuel level %:  6..38581036 on scanner, yet gauge shows 7/8 tank

    Maint. light reset:  0.0846137 miles ago

    Truck odometer: 0.0844943, yet dash shows 84k

    VGT inlet psi:  -1024549111.    0    (That's a negative number.)

    Estimated CAC outlet F*: -24.45


    I think the ECU has gone Biden, but I need to prove it using limited Cummins diagrams.

  3. 4 hours ago, Disney said:

    Back when we were young you couldn't buy a car with that much power. Worst you could do would be a 5.0 Mustang or Maybe a V8 Camaro. Neither of which would break loose above 3mph.

    When were you young?   Back when those cars were the fastest around, I bought a 69 GTO.  Life was GOOD!  lol

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  4. I dunno what they're thinking.

    My neighbor who is a nurse was ranting about how the vaccine allows people to have Covid and by asymptomatic, thus resulting in a higher potential spread.

  5. Island experiences a volcanic eruption.  Cruise ships rush to evacuate residents  only covid vaccinated residents.

    Gonsalves said only vaccinated residents who have been checked and identified by Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines chief medical officer, will be allowed to board the ships out of an abundance of caution.

  6. For sure.  Did I mention the motorcyclist that I saw dying in the ditch about a 1/2 mile from the truck rollover?   It was about 2 years brother witnessed that.  THAT was bad. 

  7. I didn't want to see it, don't want to see it again, but I was not traumatized by it.  The worst part was being SO ignorant about "person repair".  When I read about agonal breathing I thought "that's it!", that's what he was doing and that's likely caused by the brain dying.  So, no matter what anybody could have done, he was most likely dead from the ejection.

  8. On 9/5/2017 at 5:50 AM, mstrpth said:

    often times there's no coming back from a blunt force injury like that.

    I'm dragging this up from the past to point out what I just learned.   The subject at hand was a car crash with an ejected victim pinned under the truck, at first he was breathing deep and labored, almost a gasp.  He stopped breathing after a minute or so.  I've just learned about  agonal breathing.   It's sort of a reflex as the brain is dying.  

  9. I am biased.  I grew up working on old US built stuff.  I went to school with a focus on GM and Chrysler stuff.   13 years at a Chevy/Chrysler dealer.  With that said...


    Ford and Nissan can build the most over-complicated stuff.   My co worker is putting a water pump on a Ecoboost truck, and he mentioned it's complexity.  I pointed to the 99 Frontier that I've got the heads off of, and I agreed and added that NIssan is the same way.   A minute later I looked up the cylinder head torque specsfor the 3.3.   Here's the process:

     5. Tighten cylinder head bolts in numerical order using angle wrench [ST10120000 (J24239-01)].
        Apply engine oil to threads and seating surfaces of cylinder head bolts before installing them.
        ^  Cylinder head bolts for 4, 7, 9 and 12 are longer than the others.
           L: 127 mm (5.00 inch) for 4, 7, 9 and 12
           L: 106 mm (4.17 inch) for others
        ^  Install intake manifold and cylinder head at the same time using the following procedure:
           a. Tighten cylinder head bolts to 29 Nm (3.0 kg-m, 22 ft. lbs.).
           b. Tighten cylinder head bolts to 59 Nm (6.0 kg-m, 43 ft. lbs.).
           c. Loosen cylinder head bolts completely.
           d. Tighten cylinder head bolts to 10 Nm (1.0 kg-m, 7 ft. lbs.).
           e. Tighten intake manifold bolts and nuts to 4 Nm (0.4 kg-m, 2.9 ft. lbs.).
           f. Tighten intake manifold bolts and nuts to 18 Nm (1.8 kg-m, 13 ft. lbs.)
           g. Tighten intake manifold bolts and nuts to 16 to 20 Nm (1.6 to 2.0 kg-m, 12 to 14 ft. lbs.).
           h. Loosen intake manifold bolts and nuts completely.
           i. Tighten cylinder head bolts to 29 Nm (3.0 kg-m, 2.2 ft. lbs.).
           j. Turn cylinder head bolts 60 to 65 degrees clockwise.
              If an angle wrench is not available, tighten cylinder head bolts to 54 to 64 Nm (5.5 to 6.5 kg-m, 40 to 47 ft. lbs.).
           k. Tighten cylinder head sub-bolts to 9.0 to 11.8 Nm (0.92 to 1.20) kg-m, 6.7 to 8.7 ft. lbs.).
           l. Tighten intake manifold bolts and nuts to 4 Nm (0.4 kg-m, 2.9 ft. lbs.).
           m. Tighten intake manifold bolts and nuts to 9 Nm (0.9 kg-m, 6.5 ft. lbs.).
           n. Tighten intake manifold bolts and nuts to 8 to 10 Nm (0.8 to 1.0 kg-m, 5.8 to 7 ft. lbs.).

        ^  If only intake manifold is removed and to be used again, install it using the following procedure:
           a. Tighten all bolts and nuts to 4 Nm (0.4 kg-m, 2.9 ft. lbs.).
           b. Tighten all bolts and nuts to 9 Nm (0.9 kg-m, 6.5 ft. lbs.).
           c. Tighten all bolts and nuts to 8 to 10 Nm (0.8 to 1.0 kg-m, 5.8 to 7 ft. lbs.).

              CAUTION: If replacing intake manifold with a new one, cylinder head gasket must also be replaced with a new one. Refer to step 4.


  10. On 11/28/2020 at 5:53 PM, JohnC said:

    They were clowns. But we can’t punish everyone collectively for what one doofus team got wrong.

    You start suing cops personally and law enforcement will be no more than a door greeter at Walmart in no time.

    But the criminals knowing that, will get more emboldened because they’ll know the cops are weak and too scared to do anything to stop them while in the act. 

    There needs to be more accountability.  More painful accountability.



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  11. The other day a customer with a random cam sensor code stopped by to show me a pigtail for that sensor, he wants me to put it on when I do some suspension work later.  He said "I hope it's the right part, but it should be, I gave them the social security number to look the part up" :D

    I'm so professional that I kept a straight face.   :yes:  (He was a Ford Mustang guy.....I've got decades of keeping a straight face when they talk.:duck:

  12. 1 hour ago, JohnC said:

    Those weirdo protesters won’t like this too much. :lol: 


    Can I face the sign and lean on it?    What if it bends backward a little while I'm leaning on it?  :D