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bio website theug.ru/en
location Boise, ID
age 33
visits member for 2 years, 5 months
seen Oct 10 at 5:30

Support Motorcycles, Mopeds and Scooters and Recreational Boating on SE Area 51.

Automobiles I have experience with:

  • Currently own/have access to:

    • Mk. III (A3, Typ 1H) VW Jetta, I4 2.0l ABA engine (1992–1999, a.k.a. Golf, Vento etc.). Have factory manual.
    • Ford Escort Wagon (NA, third generation (1997–2002)).
  • Previously owned/had worked on:

    • BMW 325es (E30 platform, 1982–1994). Have factory manual (PDF).
    • Ford Escort Hatchback (NA, second generation (1991–1996)).
    • Dodge Omni (1978–1990, a.k.a. Plymouth Horizon).

Motorcycles I have experience with:

  • Currently own/have access to:

    • Suzuki TU250X (2009–present, FI upgrade of older TU/Volty, a.k.a. ST250, shares many engine and chassis parts with other single-cylinder Suzukis such as GZ250 and GN250 dating back to 1980s).

    • Kawasaki Vulcan 750 (1985–2006).

    • Kawasaki Vulcan 800 (VN800, 1995–2006).

  • Previously owned/had worked on:

    • Honda SL125S (street-legal version of late 60s–early 70s trail bike).

Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
16
comment Does a 2010 VW Jetta S (2.5 L gasoline engine) have a timing belt or chain?
Ah, okay. I just seem to remember having it, because my ex bought 2012 certified used 2.5, just cannot confirm now for obvious reasons.
Sep
15
answered Does a 2010 VW Jetta S (2.5 L gasoline engine) have a timing belt or chain?
Sep
2
comment Bike is sometimes not wanting to shift into neutral
You don't even have to let go of the lever completely. I usually just release it some, and it switches with gentle rocking. It's easier with engine running, but even without it on usually works fine. I also tend to think that after I had switched to Shell Rotella T6 diesel synthetic oil it started to shift crisper (could be confirmation bias, however).
Sep
1
comment Bike is sometimes not wanting to shift into neutral
How severe is the problem? I have 2011 TU250X, but it uses practically the same engine (also on GN250, GZ250, early DR250 etc.). And while the gearbox works okay most of the time, it does need a bit of rocking sometimes to switch it to neutral if it doesn't click right away. Same thing with so-called false neutrals between other gears. The box does have a bit of character to it, as they say. So is it something like it, or is it really a big nuisance, and you have hard time shifting?
Aug
5
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
30
reviewed Reviewed Tail-lights not working
Jul
25
reviewed Close Which OBD II adapter to buy?
Jul
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I access the signal from the wheel speed sensors?
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed Vehicle will not stay running after alternator change
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed Finding alternate jack points in a Honda Insight
Jul
20
revised Is it OK to drive Accord with 5% oil life left as indicated?
Typo.
Jul
20
revised Motorcycle chain degreasing
added 14 characters in body
Jul
20
answered Motorcycle chain degreasing
Jul
20
reviewed Reviewed Can I get bluetooth music enabled in my 2009 BMW 528i?
Jul
20
revised Can I get bluetooth music enabled in my 2009 BMW 528i?
Link formatting.
Jul
20
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Power loss in truck - triage options?
Jul
10
comment Small two-stroke engine runs poor
I ended up buying the primer bulb, and taking apart and thoroughly cleaning the carburettor. The passages in it were restricted by the gunk coloured green from copper oxide, so I just wetted it with carb cleaner and cleared out with a piece of wire. After all that it started to work and I was able to use it. That is, until killswitch disintegrated. :D
Jul
10
accepted Small two-stroke engine runs poor
Jul
8
comment Symptoms of a clogged fuel line (pump runs but engine not starting)?
Check the sparkplugs, if they are getting wet, and check the injector rail or fuel line coming to it for fuel. I have ’92 Jetta (2.0L ABA motor) and had to deal with it before, and I cannot remember exactly how to do that, but it wasn’t difficult. Just have plenty of rags around (because fuel supposed to be pressurized in the lines), and no open fire or electrical hazards nearby. Disconnect the battery.