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[#] Fri Oct 14 2016 15:13:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ok, doused it in carb cleaner, letting it sit for a while before starting again.

Would letting it run at idle for a long time help clear it out? It'll run forever at idle; it only dies when I run it at cutting speed.

[#] Fri Oct 14 2016 15:53:43 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Nope. Don't bother. You could try a bit of carb cleaner while it's running.
But if can easily stall.

A small engine carb replacement is incredibly easy. Not much to screw up.

[#] Sat Oct 15 2016 17:18:41 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Take the spark plug out and put some oil in and let it soak for a
couple of days. Then try to turn the engine again.

This worked! Except instead of days I let it sit for a couple of weeks.
With some fresh oil and some help from a "Mr. Leverage" I got it freed, then turned it a few dozen times by hand, and it started. The pressure washer is now running again ... just in time to winterize it and put it away. :)

I also ordered the replacement carburetor for the chainsaw. Hopefully that will be all it takes to get the chainsaw running so I can use it to dispatch any wandering zombies. Or maybe I can join that Mexican drug gang that behads people with chainsaws.

[#] Mon Oct 17 2016 13:30:27 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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This worked! Except instead of days I let it sit for a couple of

I did that with a Mercedes diesel engine that had been seized. A little oil in where the glow plugs should be. Try turning the crank with a breaker bar.

Freed the engine after a couple of weeks of soaking.

[#] Thu Dec 08 2016 19:30:13 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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Because you people are the smartest people on this website, I have a question.  You were able to answer the question about the lines in the road so I know you can answer this one.

Earlier this week a semi carrying fuel tipped over and spilled fuel.  The DEC, hazardous materials and environmental teams cleaned up the area.   I saw them using a backhoe digging up dirt and putting it in a dump truck.  My question is, what do they do with that dirt?  I don't think you can clean dirt.    Is it just cleaned up from one area and dumped in another?  Do they stick in in barrels and bury it?

On a side note I found out if you have your old windows replaced in your home and they have lead paint in them, they just wrap the windows loosely in plastic and dump them in a landfill.  


[#] Mon Dec 12 2016 07:25:21 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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In germany, dirt like that gets burned at ultra high temperatures. They'll probably mix it with other stuff to get a smoother experience.

No clue what they do with lead paint here.

[#] Mon Dec 12 2016 08:57:55 EST from Haven @ Uncensored

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There is a way to clean dirt.  I do not remember the process as I last worked with Environmental scientists 20 years ago, and I am hoping they have come up with better methods in that time.  

There is/was an EPA superfund for cleaning up "Brown Fields" which are sites of industrial accidents and/or where manufacturing companies that used toxic chemicals to do their work.    At the time (mid 90s), it took 4 - 10 years to clean those sites.  I am guessing that cleaning the dirt from a truck accident would be fairly similar.   

I remember reading a few years ago that there was a new enzyme that would "eat" oil, and was being tested for oil spills.  


In doing searches, I found several products that say they will help with oil spill cleanup.   No idea if they work or not.   

[#] Mon Dec 12 2016 22:05:46 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Depends on the contaminant, of course. In cases where the dirt is contaminated with petroleum products, a microbial process can be used.

One such process uses a microbial blend that is branded "IOS-500" [] from International Organic Solutions. They developed this blend from the bacteria found in leaf litter. Uncoincidentally, the same microbial blend is also used in rejuvination of septic system leach fields (which is where I learned about it).

There are, I'm sure, other processes which target other types of contaminants.
But I say we just take off and nuke the whole site from orbit; it's the only way to be sure.

[#] Mon Dec 19 2016 10:23:14 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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You have TWO DAYS Honda, two days and FALL of 2016 will be over.

[#] Mon Dec 19 2016 11:52:24 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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You have TWO DAYS Honda, two days and FALL of 2016 will be over.

Call your dealership...I got mine taken care of a couple of days ago.

[#] Mon Dec 19 2016 13:59:21 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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hmmmmm, that was taken from the Honda website today.  I have not received the legally required letter either. 

Recall INCOMPLETE. Remedy not yet available.Dec 18, 2016

[#] Fri Dec 23 2016 11:06:29 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Hmm.  I have two hondas.  What's this recall and which models does it affect?

[#] Fri Dec 23 2016 13:49:57 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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I think it is easier to tell you which cars are not affected by this recall.  The defective Takata airbag is in many make and model of cars.

Never before in the long history of the automobile industry have so many vehicles been recalled for the same issue – the replacement of defective Takata airbag inflators.  This unprecedented recall of inflators affects vehicles from 11 different automakers. This includes 10.7 million Honda and Acura vehicles, and our dealers already have replaced nearly 8 million inflators.


[#] Tue Dec 27 2016 09:11:13 EST from Haven @ Uncensored

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Though it didn't get as much press (Toyota and Honda got most of it), Ford was effected as well.   I got a recall notice in June of 2015 on the airbag in my Mustang, this was one of the few Ford models effected.   It took Ford a year to get the parts.  I didn't get notice they had parts till July 2016 to replace the airbag.   

The Mustang was taken care of by the dealership in August.  

[#] Sat Feb 18 2017 11:24:29 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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Self driving technology is going to ruin NASCAR and Formula One racing.

[#] Sat Feb 18 2017 15:52:55 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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What is there to ruin? Both are among the most stupid events that happen on this planet.

[#] Thu Feb 23 2017 15:01:30 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Both have been ruined by over-regulation. The cars are TOO equal. People want to see super-stars. It's why golf has no following right now - there's no Jack Nichlaus or Tiger Woods. And basketball hasn't really had anyone to truly replace Michael Jordan.

[#] Thu Feb 23 2017 20:50:54 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Did Ragnar just make sports references????

[#] Fri Feb 24 2017 16:25:10 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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2017-02-23 20:50 from wizard of aahz @uncnsrd
Did Ragnar just make sports references????

Yup. Aren't you proud?

[#] Sun Feb 26 2017 19:48:07 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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More in shock than anything. Proud I'm not so sure.

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