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He is mostly right and here's why ... There is an old saying about Harley Davidson Motorcycles. They call them the "Milwaukee Vibrator" because of they way they run. These engines are a 45 deg V-Twin engine (45 degrees is the angle between the two cylinders). In the HD engine, the two connecting rods attached to the pistons share a common journal or "pin" ...


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The biggest factors that makes a diesel sound the way it does is the method by which the diesel is injected into the cylinder prior to/during compression and the fact that their compression ratio is so much higher than a gasoline/petrol engine. This is a roundabout way of saying that the compression-ignition causes the characteristic sound. Secondary factors ...


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As already stated, the ignition source between gasoline/gas engines and diesel engines are different and this is the primary reason for the difference in sound. I will try to explain those differences so you you'll understand why the sound is there with one, rather than the other. NOTE 1: There is a diatribe here, but bear with me as I attempt to answer the ...


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The short answer is no. RTV silicon is a great modern sealant, but must be used in the knowledge that the sealant can block oil ways. It can destroy catalytic convertors, if it becomes diluted by engine oil contact, to the point that it gets left on the cylinder wall during combustion and ends up in the exhaust stream. Oxygen sensors can also be destroyed by ...


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The slightly high idle and roughness at idle sounds like a symptom of a vacuum leak in the intake system. It also would cause it to go away when the throttle is slightly depressed taking the engine off idle (~1000RPM) Here is how you can test that theory: A common trick I used in the shop is to spray the intake area from the throttle body to the cylinder ...


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Looks like a crankcase breather to me - just allows air (and oil vapours) in and out of the engine - it goes to the inlet inboard of the filter to prevent the vapours being released into the atmosphere.


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It is feasible, but not advisable. It mainly depends on where the gasket is you are replacing. Many engines today utilize formed rubber gaskets which are reusable and specific. There would be no good way to put the forming gasket material in place of this preformed gasket. There are many places the RTV can be used on the vehicle. Usually it is used to help ...


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You might expect about 19.6 km/l (all things perfect, maximum efficiency), but 14.5 km/l highway to 11.5 km/l (city) is realistic if fuel/ignition/engine are in excellent condition and the tires are correctly inflated; those numbers are original factory spec. There are physical limits to the efficiency one might expect from any given car due to weight, wind ...


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Some diesel engines will have problems, others will not. It all depends on how the injection system works on the vehicle. The bigger issue to worry about is the extraneous parts, such as the fuel pump (primary or low-pressure and secondary or high-pressure). Diesel is primarily an oil, which helps cool and lubricate the parts it comes in contact with. Those ...


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The components which make up the exhaust note are the air, fuel, compression ratio, valve timing, exhaust, turbocharging, and displacement. The engine in the Cruze Diesel has a compression ratio around 16:1. The fuel is important, because diesel and petrol burn differently. The combination of all these factors is what results in the different exhaust ...


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For logging purposes, the best smartphone app by far is Torque Pro for android. If you don't know anything about cars, DON'T mess around with fuel/ignition maps. You are going to push things too far and end up melting pistons and/or damaging your turbo. I guarantee it.


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The issue ended up being a bad gas cap. When the mower starts to sound like it is dying, I simply unscrew the cap for a few seconds and it kicks right back in. I will replace it eventually but it has been running for 2-3 months now without issues as long as I let the tank get some air every 10-15 minutes. I am sure cleaning the carb & replacing the ...


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Your automatic choke has failed and is not closing as it should when cold. If you want very much to keep the car original or just don't want to deal with a manual choke, then you'll need to find a replacement automatic choke actuator that works for the Stromberg. If, on the other hand, you'd just like to get the car functional again, then you can easily ...


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Very simply, the reason could be that: -there was some dirt in the fuel tank, and everytime you get near the lower level some of it goes in the engine and causes problems -you are using faulty gas (added water) The first option is very likely as the problems gets less heavy by using a cleaner but it comes back every time you refill gas. Keep using the ...



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