Search results

  1. J

    Non inverter generators for home use.

    If it is a Honda manufactured generator I would not be concerned. I just used my Mitsubishi generator to run my Samsung fridge after Hurricane Sally with no problems. Some of the electricians on this board could probably tell you how to test the output on the generator and what to look for but...
  2. J

    Chinese digital calipers and battery life

    The caliper has a constant drain on the battery. The only solution is to take the battery out when not in use. I use scotch tape to tape it to the outside of the plastic battery compartment.
  3. J

    Oil recommendation for brush mower with Kawasaki 17 HP FH500V 4 stroke twin

    My Kawasaki V Twin zero turn mower uses less oil when I use a straight weight, just as the manual says. I'm in Florida cutting grass in the heat so I use a straight 40 weight.
  4. J

    Doug DeMuro - Quirks & Features

    Well, I am the opposite of you, OP. I often skip past the quirks and features about how the glove box opens or where the headlight switch is located and go straight to "and now I drive the ............" Most of the cars he reviews are ones I would never buy but I am curious as to how they drive.
  5. J

    How much work is it to teach new shooters?

    Also, if teaching a shooter who intends to hunt, stress the importance of being sure you know what you are shooting at and what is downrange from your target. Along with negligent discharges, not following those rules are the cause of most hunting accidents.
  6. J

    How much work is it to teach new shooters?

    I was a firearms instructor for a Federal agency and taught at the national Law Enforcement Training Center occasionally. First make sure they understand proper gun safety, and your state's laws on self defense. As far as teaching new shooters, I found that they were usually easier to teach...
  7. J

    C&D 2019 RAM DT Long-Term Test

    My son has that same truck and is looking for larger tires. What size are you running?
  8. J

    Zero turn recommendations for hilly yard

    You can get your wife to cut the grass?! Please give me lessons on how to do that! But as to the original question: you can get a Scag Liberty Z for under $5000 with up to a 61" deck, although the large deck might kick the price over $5000. You can get a Kawasaki engine with a Scag also. I...
  9. J

    Replace 7-year old battery in BMW even though there are no problems?

    I tried to stretch a 7 year old battery in my 2005 Dodge Magnum. No sign of a weak battery until it wouldn't start one night at 11 PM in a parking lot. Even after I got it jumped started the engine computer did not like the low voltage and the engine barely ran. I had to keep giving it gas at...
  10. J

    Nothing beats an old V8

    Buicks were torque monsters, not as much horsepower as others but for the street torque is king.
  11. J

    Car brand that burned you so bad on reliability you'd never buy again?

    As are at least half the cars on the won't buy list. So your point is?
  12. J

    Car brand that burned you so bad on reliability you'd never buy again?

    After skimming 12 pages of "cars I would never buy again", these are the cars forum members have sworn to never buy again: any GM, any Ford, any Chrysler/Dodge/FCA/Jeep, (so basically any American made car/truck), VW, Audi, Volvo, Subaru, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, BMW, Mercedes, MG...
  13. J

    Wagon superiority thread

    2005 Dodge Magnum RT, 5.7 Hemi. Wish I still had it.
  14. J

    Inline Water Filter for Icemaker

    I use two of these, one on the kitchen faucet and another on the ice maker. You will need a supply line. Amazon will recommend one...
  15. J

    What are you listening to right now?

    Hanna Mignano:
  16. J

    Hours on riding mower , tractor , etc..

    100 hours on my Scag Liberty Z with FR600V Kawasaki 18 HP. Had since new for three years now. I change the oil once a season. Using straight 40W SN from Tractor Supply now. The manual says 40W can be used in our Florida summertime 95+ degree heat. I changed the hyrdro oil and filters last...
  17. J

    Tire keeps losing air

    It is a rare occurrence but your aluminum wheel casting could be porous. An old hot rodders trick in the early days of "mag" wheels was to paint the inside of the rim with zinc phosphate paint to prevent air leaking through a porous casting.
  18. J

    are rebuilt alternators good?

    This. If you have a local alternator/generator rebuild shop and can do without the car while the alternator is being rebuilt, that is always the best bet. Those kind of guys know what they are doing and will replace any worn or defective parts and give you back a good as new OEM alternator...
  19. J

    Car brand that burned you so bad on reliability you'd never buy again?

    If you have the 8 speed auto trans and haven't had the TSB done to flush the ATF and replace it with the new Mobil 1 ATF, take it in to your dealer. GM determined that the factory fill attracts moisture causing torque converter shudder. The new ATF solved the problem in my 8 speed. However...
  20. J

    There was a big explosion in Beirut Lebanon

    The latest reports are that it was seized cargo that had been at that location for FIVE YEARS!