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Jul
18
comment Hour meter stopped turning
One hour at 50% throttle turns the hour gauge only a half hour? I had no idea! Wow, thank you for sharing this! This raises a question though: how does the hour meter know what my RPM range is? E.g. this engine idles at 300 rpm and the governor limits the high end at 2300 rpm. Do I have to calibrate it?
Nov
28
comment Can an engine stop from a bad battery?
This is my understanding as well, but I thought that perhaps I might have an overly simplified understanding of the process. Thanks for confirming that it's correct. Offhand, do you know how much power it takes to keep the engine running once started? I mean, leaving off things like the headlights, stereo, etc., what does it take to keep the sparkplugs sparking, fuel pump pumping, etc.
Nov
28
comment Can an engine stop from a bad battery?
Good to know! Out of curiosity, what is being safeguarded here, what is cutting the engine (is it the ignition timing circuit?), and how does cutting the engine safeguard whatever it is? THANKS!
Nov
27
comment Can an engine stop from a bad battery?
Good point. Although all Corollas have petrol fueled engines, afaik, I'll update the post with information on the Corolla's engine.
May
18
comment What are the resistance values for a 1970s GM fuel level sender?
I think that the OP is trying to find the values for full and empty perhaps.
Mar
20
comment High oil pressure after oil and filter change
Turns out it was the wiring to the sender. I bought an engine oil pressure testing device ($10 at Harbor Freight), swapped it in, and fired the Westerbeke up. It showed perfect pressure. Examining the sender that was on there, I found that the lead was down to two strands of wire! I suppose thirty eight years of vibration eventually wore it down, and I must have bumped it when I was changing the filter. Snipped the end off the wire, attached a new ring connector, reinstalled it and it works again. Thanks all!
Mar
16
comment High oil pressure after oil and filter change
NoCarrier, do you think it would be worthwhile to try a lower weight oil? It has been pretty cold, down into the 30's. Maybe some 5W30?
Mar
16
comment High oil pressure after oil and filter change
The gauge sits right at the maximum value. I'll see if I can find a replacement gauge and swap it out. I wish I had a flow gauge.