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I'm a Computer (Web) Programmer/Analyst based in Anchorage, AK and Minneapolis, MN. I use (among other things) ASP.NET, C# and SQL Server.

I build things. Bicycles, computers, websites, guitars, cars, motorcycles, sound sytems... lots of things.


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Apr
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Hydraulic clutch problem on motorcycle
Mar
16
comment Jeep TJ death wobble troubleshooting
I did re-balance the tires, twice. Neither time helped (forgot to list it).
Feb
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Feb
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Feb
3
answered Jeep TJ death wobble troubleshooting
Feb
3
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Jan
12
accepted Can an engine be 'too lean' at 0%/closed Throttle?
Jan
12
accepted How much efficiency is robbed from 'pumping loss,' if any?
Dec
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Dec
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Dec
29
answered What does CC refer to when describing an engine?
Dec
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Dec
26
awarded  Custodian
Dec
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Dec
26
comment Difference between FWD/RWD/4WD/Part-Time 4WD/AWD?
Most 4WD systems allow you to turn them off, usually via a lever to the Transfer case. AWD has nothing to do with the low torque option, which can be present on AWD systems (like some Subarus) or missing from some 4WD systems (some Jeeps). Please read more here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4wd#4WD_versus_AWD
Dec
26
comment Difference between FWD/RWD/4WD/Part-Time 4WD/AWD?
@dilbert789 In your SUV section: Part Time AWD is pretty similar to 4WD High. They are selectable and link the front and rear axle with a transfer case, in what could be considered a 'locked center differential'. However Full-Time AWD is a different animal, it will distribute power to the front and rear axles through an open/limited-slip center differential, but will only force one wheel to spin under the worst conditions, where 4WD / Part-Time AWD (another name for 4WD) will force two wheels to spin.
Dec
26
comment Difference between FWD/RWD/4WD/Part-Time 4WD/AWD?
@SeanReifschneider Though some marketing departments may disagree, I consider any system with a lockable front/rear axle to be "4WD", and open/limited slip center differential to be "AWD". Within this there are selectable ones that blur the lines a bit (Jeep and Subaru mainly, with selectable locked/open center differentials), and certain other nuances. FWIW, wikipedia would agree with my summation: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4wd#4WD_versus_AWD
Dec
26
comment Difference between FWD/RWD/4WD/Part-Time 4WD/AWD?
@BrianM.Hunt There is no truth to 'opposite corners spinning'. 4WD = locked center differential/"transfer case", meaning at worst only two wheels will spin (one front, one rear). AWD = open center differential, at worst only one wheel will spin (though it's rare that three wheels are on perfect ice). The differentials do not 'prefer' one side of the axle over the other, nor does the front diff know anything about what the rear diff is doing (so the opposite corners thing can't really happen).
Oct
9
comment Can an engine be 'too lean' at 0%/closed Throttle?
It's a 2000 Triumph TT600, the first year of Fuel Injection. How would I test the injectors or FP regulator?