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comment Oil all over outside of engine
from the description it looks like its leaking at the top of the cylinder head behind the air filter...
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comment Minimum RPM at idle speed
from memory of my mechanics days each engine model had an acceptable idle speed range - you'd have to look it up for the specific model you are installing and set the device accordingly.
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comment Minimum RPM at idle speed
Do you know the specific model of truck/HGV and engine?
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comment Minimum RPM at idle speed
Boats - around 300m long ones.
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comment Minimum RPM at idle speed
I know they arent cars but supertankers have an Idle RPM of 30-40 rpm. Their flywheel is obviously much larger than a cars.
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comment Minimum RPM at idle speed
each engine will have its own idle speed, wikipedia is telling you of the lower end, however some cars may be happy idling at 600rpm (probably diesel) while smaller european petrol engines will not and will only happily idle at 850rpm and above...
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comment What are the different types of disc brakes
I think originally they were to help with the gas expansion but not necessarily escape, however the newer materials used don't produce the same gases or gases in the same volume as old asbestos (illegal in uk)
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answered What are the different types of disc brakes
Jul
17
comment How come I can put in more gas in the tank than possible?
@Konrad - its 1-2 litres but its not a varadero its a Ducati Monster, normally it tips over quite a bit on the side stand so holding it upright means you get more in.
Jul
17
comment How come I can put in more gas in the tank than possible?
I don't know if your bike has only a side stand or only a centre stand but I know from experience that if I sit on my bike and keep it upright then I can get an extra litre or two in.
Jun
29
comment My mechanic asks me to press the clutch padal while starting engine during winter
I think its becoming more common now stop/start technology is used. Every car I've had since the introduction of it has required a clutch press to start from cold (as well as starting after its stopped at lights on its own). Always just depressed the clutch anyway as its good habit - what if the previous driver doesn't leave it in neutral for you, or you're parked on a hill so you should leave in gear?
Jun
26
comment Why my bike shows petrol missing before 2000 RPM in all gears?
petrol missing? is it fuel injection or carburetors? if carbs then it sounds like a jet is clogged.
Jun
25
comment Why my bike shows petrol missing before 2000 RPM in all gears?
I think the missing is misfiring?
Jun
18
answered Mounting bar end mirrors on non-hollow bars?
Jun
16
comment Possible cause of sudden breakage of windsheild?
@Paulster2 I was trying to understand what shattered meant - as that could change what happened to it. for example a rock strong enough to chip a laminated windscreen could easily shatter a screen made of tempered glass instead. Not sure how the OP has ruled out that case though.
Jun
16
comment Possible cause of sudden breakage of windsheild?
Not necessarily, laminated glass will still crack but just wont fall out, additionally, the side windows in vehicles when they are smashed turn to small fragments of glass instantly and fall out of the frame. I suspect a large rock or item hit the windscreen and resulted in the cracks or hitting a pothole could have caused the windscreen to flex too much and crack
Jun
16
comment Possible cause of sudden breakage of windsheild?
by shatters do you mean the windshield was not laminated? i.e. it behaves in the same way as the side windows?
Jun
11
answered Individual wheels' toes are out of range but combination is within specs
Jun
9
comment 1982 Yamaha Virago 750
Lead Acid Batteries can be swapped with gel sealed units - I did exactly that on my 1994 Monster after the lead acid battery spilled itself over my engine after a regrec failure
Jun
9
comment Is the ECON button just a placebo?
I know but the system works in the same way, was just adding additional information for you and confirming your statements.