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  1. Re: Kioti NX-series Claims 20,000 hours before engine overhaul

    The video basically claims the engine can go 3x longer than the 'competition'.
    That's some pretty brazen marketing hype.
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    Re: Massey 1540 after market filters

    Did you ever talk to your friend? Can he check the thread on a spare?
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    Re: Massey 1540 after market filters

    Tossed them out, my bad.
    It's also too bad the filter is at the system low point... unless the tractor was somehow tilted steep to the other side, you can't remove it without dumping everything.
    I...
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    Re: Massey 1540 after market filters

    I already "changed' mine once, when it caught a downed large sapling and ripped the filter and threaded housing that it attaches to.
    I thought the special threaded housing was reasonably priced at...
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    Re: UFO's... What do you think?

    Call me a skeptic: We don't even know what's at the bottom of the ocean, a mere 7 miles down right here on earth. We can't even find a jetliner in our own ocean.

    There's no way that we can say...
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    Re: Massey 1540 after market filters

    Does anyone happen to know the thread pitch of 6254089M1?
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    Re: Massey 1540 after market filters

    Did anyone find an aftermarket replacement for 6254089M1, or even for 6252978M1?
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    Re: what on earth does electricity cost near you?

    11 cents/kwh isn't bad. You can power a modern 60" LED TV for 12 hours for 11 cents. What does a single donut at Dunkins cost someone today?
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    Re: what on earth does electricity cost near you?

    You should plot it against inflation to make it easier to interpret the results.
  10. Re: synthetic oil help generator start better???

    Interesting site, but a lot of less than factual, and plain incorrect statements made.
    Just looking at that single page you referenced:

    "A synthetic oil that is labeled as 10W-30 is less honey...
  11. Re: synthetic oil help generator start better???

    Stupid video/
    Doesn't show viscosities, temperatures, nothing... just plan useless video.
    He also says in the video synthetic doesn't thicken as it gets colder. That's also totally wrong.
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    Re: Loyalty to Local Dealership? ??

    I'd give the local dealer the chance to at least come real close in price. If he drops within say a grand stay with him.
    Otherwise save yourself $8,000. It's a no brainer to me but that's just me.
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    Re: Conventional oil vs synthetic oil question

    ???
    Did I say anything about you?
  14. Re: Oil prices are falling, and layoffs have started

    Newbury: read my post #45 again. It's pretty clear what the other poster and I were talking about.
  15. Re: Oil prices are falling, and layoffs have started

    As true as that may be, the states are spending millions less on energy costs, from school and city buses to trains to heating, thanks to the big price reduction.
    You will of course most likely not...
  16. Re: Oil prices are falling, and layoffs have started

    Too funny.
    Look at your own wiki link.
    Louisiana = 38.4 cents Total. Minus 18.4 cents federal tax equals what Louisiana state tax..... The answer is 20 cents/gal like I said.
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    Re: 5W30 diesel rated oil

    You don't really think the slight oil-pump load change equates to a 4-6% total vehicle MPG load do you??
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    Re: Conventional oil vs synthetic oil question

    been hoping myself.
  19. Re: Oil prices are falling, and layoffs have started

    That's B.S.
    Gasoline, diesel and special fuels are taxed at a rate of $.20 per gallon
    With low prices people will start using more. It's more tax money for the state, not less.
  20. Re: Oil prices are falling, and layoffs have started

    What is/was their job positions?
  21. Re: synthetic oil help generator start better???

    Try not to confuse the discussion with simple facts like that :-)
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    Re: what on earth does electricity cost near you?

    I hear ya, but when you put it in perspective...electricity isn't that bad for all it does for you.

    I don't know about Canada, but in the US: To compare: Look at your cable bill. There's so many...
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    Re: Conventional oil vs synthetic oil question

    I agree. Put any extra $ in a better filter.
    I have 2 turbo engines. Both have always run dino. Both run perfect.
    I always ran dino in my twisted to the max rpm race cars.
    Posters with something...
  24. Re: synthetic oil help generator start better???

    Exactly what kind of oil sheer breakdown... "time, temperature, and pressure" forces, does intermittent use of a little engine like OP's Champion generator impart on an oil?
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    Re: 5W30 diesel rated oil

    Look at the Amsoil salesmen come out of the woodwork :-)
  26. Re: MY local fire department has STUPID policies.....

    Looks to me like there's a lot of things there that violate regulations. For starters, there's something large, painted black. I don't know if there's anywhere that allows burning painted materials.
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    Re: Conventional oil vs synthetic oil question

    OK....So where does the ring blowby go, and what happens to it, if there's synthetic in the crankcase?
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    Re: what on earth does electricity cost near you?

    Nothing wrong with that.
    If you have a power hog like a water heater, set it to run off-peak with a timer @ 7.7 cents
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    3-Point Hitch Re: Top Link Mounting Holes

    Correct.
    His #2 is correct also.
    I'll add another consideration: that being the more equal the upper links length and closeness to parallel to the lower lift arms, the less the implement leans...
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    Re: What happened to the web site

    About 1 out of 5 thread I hit on this site sets off my virus protection.
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    Re: Cold start failure

    turbo diesels can be harder to start than non-turbo's in extreme cold due to the designed lower static compression ratio. At the low cranking rpm there isn't the added pressure and heat building...
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    Re: Conventional oil vs synthetic oil question

    I ran a certain gas engine with a certain bottom of the barrel model filter and walmart dino for 50K miles. @ 5K changes the oil was always black.
    I made a switch to a 'premium' filter and stuck...
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    Re: Conventional oil vs synthetic oil question

    That still doesn't explain it.
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    Never knew Honda made a diesel. Always thought they stayed away from it like, snowmobiles
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    Re: Conventional oil vs synthetic oil question

    So dino turns dark from too much heat, and/but, synthetic from too much contaminants? Not sure I believe your conclusions.
    My engines run 220F max. At what temp does dino turn to the color black?...
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    Your 7.5kw generator didn't throw a rod because of your 3/4hp deep well pump kicking in for 30 seconds. No way-no how.
    All small engines are 'rated' at full load. Defect engine, worn, wrong oil, bad...
  37. Re: Do you regularly start your diesel tractor as maintenance?

    Got to laugh at a poster or 2 successfully trolling for those who easily confuse engine longevity practices, with engine reliability practices.
    TBN!!
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    Re: Your last generator Maintenance Run

    Normal NH state pump gas...ethanol, unfortunately.
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    No need to be snippy like that when someone is trying to talk to you. I said I think I know the tool you were referring to.
    I'll try to ignore your posts in the future.
    Thanks
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    Re: Your last generator Maintenance Run

    I think I've posted my successful procedure before, but, at the chance of boring those who already read it:
    1)Run generator as needed.
    2)When finished, and electrically disconnected, but still...
  41. Re: Do you regularly start your diesel tractor as maintenance?

    Start it only when needed. If it's an extended time >3 months, then start it on a warm day and after a brief warm up, load it at least as hard and long, to the point of your thermostat opening. When...
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    What's a "valve gauge"? never heard of it.
    I bet you are talking about is what are known to mechanics, as feeler gauges.
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    Re: Mom Reaches South Pole On a Tractor

    Reading your post, I thought you were writing about "sprint car drivers".....
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    Sounds like he did a nice job on it.
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    "Provided it is located away from doors, windows, and fresh-air intakes, and unless otherwise directed by local codes."
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    "provided it is located away from doors, windows, and fresh-air intakes, and unless otherwise directed by local codes.
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    Who am I to question Ford's decision to introduce aluminum in the model being a truck. Trucks are known for being used and abused and dented.
    I would have thought the high paid marketing guys would...
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    Re: Your last generator Maintenance Run

    Some posters on TBN could use that 60kw unit for their house.
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    Bondo? I would think a cheap pair of tin snips and some empty beer cans would do. Of course you might need a rivet tool.
    Actually I just emptied an F150 patch piece as I typed this :-)
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    And I thought getting TBN members to wake-up to the real danger of portable generators being CO was a challenge here....
    It looks like Nigeria needs a wake-up:
    Nigeria records over 10,000 deaths...
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    Not back-feeding. Not re-fuelling while running, but dead. Very sad.
    Like I said 2 pages ago, CO poisoning is the real danger everyone needs to focus on. It's by far the largest cause of death with...
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    Snow Attachments Re: Snowblowers vs PTO HP

    The beauty of blowing with a large blower on a diesel gear tractor is the feed speed is proportionate with the engine RPM's.
    If the snow gets too thick it drops the RPM's which lowers the feed speed...
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    The biggest generator safety issue is carbon monoxide. A couple of posters here keep trying to hype the back feed danger, which is wrong.
    A woman just died in my small state this past week from CO....
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    I've been back feeding my house with a double ended cord for longer than some of you are alive. And I even refueled every time during the outage a week ago while the generator was running (snow...
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    Snow Attachments Re: Snowblowers vs PTO HP

    6'. go slow, only have to make 2 passes to clear driveway. I think 2 slow passes with a 6', is quicker than having to make 3 quicker passes with a 4'-5'.
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    air to water coolers are still bound by the rules of air to air, that is unless you have the truck parked and the water side plumbed to a nearby lake, otherwise it's still the air temp and air volume...
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    I'm not a turbo designer, but I'm pretty sure normal intercooler 'cooled' air is still warmer than ambient air, after 'cooling'. That is unless you have some artificial cooling means such as ice, dry...
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    Re: bar/chain oil vs used engine oil?

    I agree. The oil from a car engine is super clean. It's the edge of the pan it runs across, and the catch pan you collect it in that will have the dirt.
    Speaking of dirt, you ever notice how much...
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    You don't want a 3.15 ratio on a truck. It causes too much jacking effect.
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    I don't think wheel diameter is the difference, but if it is the difference, then I guess the Ram comes with better wheels.
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    I agree, they must have electric heat and electric hot water.
    I've been doing this for many years, just last week for almost 48 hours straight during a snow storm.
    5KW gas generator. I powered the...
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    Just ran the whole house and well pump on my 5kw for 2 days straight. You guys needing 15-20kw units must have a house like a factory ( excluding farms ).
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    Anyone know why the Ford with all it's aluminum, had a worse brake distance than the Dodge which is 1,000 heavier?
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    Re: The Ugly undeniable Truth

    I got the OP's point wrong. I saw all the life giving water, and green oxygen giving vegetation in the photos, and thought that was the 'good'. Who would have thought he was pushing for dead lifeless...
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    Re: GM, Dodge and Ford engine sizing in the past

    I like the sound of this German engine.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x8f0z-HfRI
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    Anyone know why the Ford with all it's aluminum, had a worse brake distance than the Dodge which is 1,000 heavier?
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    I see in the Motor Trend comparison back on post #78 that the Ford 2.7L has to be wound up to 5,750 RPM's to make 325 HP.
    I can only speak for myself as a truck owner, but I'll say, I like my...
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    What cruising RPM would you be driving the ecoboost truck engine at to be making 365HP? Just curious.
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    Re: Portable Generators

    The NH fire marshal 'recommends' 10' from buildings, and 5' from openings for permanent installations. What NH 'code' are you referring to?
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    Re: Portable Generators

    You should really stop with the name calling.
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    Re: Portable Generators

    I agree with you 100%
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    Re: Drove the new Ford F150 2.7 Ecoboost

    I think you'll find that it's not the straight or 'v' arrangement that makes the difference, it's other factors.
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    Re: Portable Generators

    You can't determine it from that information as it's averaged over an hour. You need to know the peak draw of things such as the first few seconds of a well pump, AC compressor, etc...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Pictures of your snow weapons

    I like how you added a ball hitch to your box blade.
  75. Re: Hydraulic oil change--any tips for refilling??

    Set a large, clean bucket up high on the tractor. Put some tubing from your fill hole into the bucket. Pour some new oil in the bucket and tilt it to get the air out of the tube. After that, just...
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    Re: Drove the new Ford F150 2.7 Ecoboost

    Cool, like wearing a fake Rolex is 'cool'.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: synthetic oil

    How does synthetic oil 'run cooler"? I thought engine/oil temp was regulated by the radiator coolant system?
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    Re: Tractor Decision Process

    What dealer are you referring to that you say "went out due to poor service"?
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    Re: Tractor Decision Process

    Massey has a decent foothold in NH, did you already rule them out?
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    Re: Drove the new Ford F150 2.7 Ecoboost

    It's too bad for Ford though, you can buy a Ram diesel with 140 lb-ft torque per liter, vs the 120 lb-ft per liter of this gasser, plus the Ram is less money
  81. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    That's not quite true.
  82. Re: Some Jerk set fire to a local covered bridge

    Considering it was never burned since the 1800's I'd think it's tied to recent politics. But that's just me.
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    Re: Consumer Reports drops 7 vehicles

    Ray, Chrysler, Fiat, VW, have millions of reliable vehicles. Your influenced opinion is just that, nothing more. As you said: CR dropped their opinion.. What's your point?.. You think these 3 only,...
  84. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    Just curious, was the warrantee cheaper than the plugs?
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    Re: Mowing Pond Dams or the like.

    While it's true... in a static situation, that if the CG of the vehicle falls 'upside' of the downhill tires, the object won't roll, the big problem is that no end user knows for sure the CG. This is...
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    Re: Who builds Cabela's brand tractors?

    :fishing:......
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    Re: Are tractors with cabs becoming the norm?

    That really shows the markup in making a cab
  88. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    No, that's the thing. It's not ALL vehicles. It's certain makes and certain years. I bought a Toyota car at the same time as the Silverado truck. The Silverado was already showing rust on the dealer...
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    Re: Are tractors with cabs becoming the norm?

    The final, but unneeded, deciding factor for me, is that a cab is too tall for my heated garage. I can fold the ROPS and at least start with a warm, dry machine.:D
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    Re: Are tractors with cabs becoming the norm?

    That's not bad logic;)
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    Re: Are tractors with cabs becoming the norm?

    That's not bad logic;)
  92. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    Sorry, but 25.7 million faulty GM brake line rusting vehicles, and I had the misfortune of owning one.

    Click the link below:
    GM Hasn

    “In particular, our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4WD...
  93. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    Brand new silverados on dealer lots have more rust under them than your car! Seriously. Most of them have at least the drive shafts completely rust covered, before you even test drive them!
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    Re: Are tractors with cabs becoming the norm?

    Snow blowing is the only time I wish I had a cab. The other 90% of the time, I'm glad I don't, and enjoy the fresh air and unrestricted visibility. I'm glad there's no 'cab' structure on my...
  95. Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    You're lucky your brakes work at all on a 2003 Silverado in a snow-salt state. Most of that year, rust and blow out brake lines. If that doesn't happen, the idiotic positioned, under chassis mounted...
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    Re: Sad reminder of the importance of welding

    The further from the trailer axle(s), the lower the dynamic force.
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    Re: Sad reminder of the importance of welding

    The further from the trailer axle(s), the lower the force.
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    Re: Sad reminder of the importance of welding

    What are you afraid of, to help your friend? Wouldn't a longer gooseneck have lower stress than the original shorter one in the same application?
  99. Mowing Re: Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later..... and today it was my time

    I'd get stung rigging up that vacuum
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Cutting / Groving / Siping R-4 for snow

    I've already been here. It starts at post #267
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