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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-20-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By Jim Sims
Violence is as American as apple (cherry?) pie. ...

Violence is as American as apple (cherry?) pie. A couple of indices are the amount violence in media and our stockpile of 300 million guns. The misguided reformation of mental health treatment...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-02-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By Jim Sims
This morning, north of Santa Fe, NM, out in the...

This morning, north of Santa Fe, NM, out in the country: $3.41/US gal regular. This afternoon in Houston, TX: $3.80/US gal regular. ?????? Marooned ND oil?
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-16-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,640
Posted By Jim Sims
If there is some side access to the filter I find...

If there is some side access to the filter I find nothing works better than the FACOM units:

Facom U.46ACL Ratcheting Oil Filter Wrench 66-106mm on eBay!...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-16-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Jim Sims
I hardly think twice about making a special tool...

I hardly think twice about making a special tool - out come the torch and/or grinder. L-shaped, Z-shaped, reduced OD combination wrenches along with shortened combination wrenches (custom stubbies)...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-14-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,354
Posted By Jim Sims
Reference? There are hundreds of if not more...

Reference? There are hundreds of if not more anti-seize formulations and you're painting with a "very broad brush."
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-14-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jim Sims
Never use teflon tape or silicone rubber...

Never use teflon tape or silicone rubber sealants; pieces of tape or little beads of rubber can break free and clog critical oil passageways. I also use a light coating of Curil-T when required. Jim
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-13-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,587
Posted By Jim Sims
Matches my experience with BMW and Ford. BMW...

Matches my experience with BMW and Ford. BMW better get their act together soon - embarrassed BMW owners are starting to publicly grumble about unreliability and cost of repairs. The BMW "boutique...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-11-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,333
Posted By Jim Sims
It would appear this installation is below code...

It would appear this installation is below code requirements - beginning with the lack of GFI equipment. The wire nutting of a bunch of neutrals together should also likely result in red tagging. ...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-09-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,769
Posted By Jim Sims
Baking to avoid hydrogen embrittlement is a...

Baking to avoid hydrogen embrittlement is a several hour process after the parts are up to temperature; thicker sections require more baking time. I'm not sure what was being done with torch -...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-08-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,952
Posted By Jim Sims
These are not "pickups"; they are Chrysler...

These are not "pickups"; they are Chrysler Imperials or Lincoln Continentals on tall tires and without trunk lids. Hard to imagine these rigs with an inch of mud on the floor and the bed full of...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-07-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,769
Posted By Jim Sims
What I would do with torsion bars: Degrease....

What I would do with torsion bars:

Degrease.
Remove loose scale, paint and rust by mild mechanical means.
Degrease again.
Mask splines.
Spray coat with epoxy paint - two coats.
Coat well with...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-07-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,769
Posted By Jim Sims
All electroplating (it doesn't matter what metal...

All electroplating (it doesn't matter what metal is being deposited) will cause hydrogen to diffuse into the metal of the part being plated. The sources of the hydrogen are the various baths (such...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-06-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,769
Posted By Jim Sims
Improperly done plating of high-strength steels...

Improperly done plating of high-strength steels without appropriate post-plating heat treatment can lead to hydrogen embrittlement and catastrophic failure of the part. Make sure the plater knows...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-05-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,490
Posted By Jim Sims
Any CF load bearing parts? Rear engine mount,...

Any CF load bearing parts? Rear engine mount, rear engine console, transmission mount crossbar, banana arms, etc.?
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-30-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,892
Posted By Jim Sims
Simulation does not equal testing. CAD and...

Simulation does not equal testing.

CAD and FE models do not equal full-up hardware prototypes.

Too many MBA and finance types and too few engineers in upper management.

I read the 787 wing...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-26-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Jim Sims
"to restore the car to its honest original...

"to restore the car to its honest original condition."

'Can't be done as significant holes must be cut in the sheet metal and many holes for refrigerant hose support bracket screws drilled in the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-17-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 767
Posted By Jim Sims
Because the programs cheat many of the young...

Because the programs cheat many of the young people in them out of getting a meaningful and/or marketable degree. The statistics are so bad that the NCAA uses a convoluted rolling average scoring...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-17-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 767
Posted By Jim Sims
I wouldn't bet on it; I played high school...

I wouldn't bet on it; I played high school football over forty years ago. I played left tackle at 6'1" and 190 lbs and wasn't competitive. Back then if the varsity line didn't average 220 lbs the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-17-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 767
Posted By Jim Sims
Probably a lot of brain damage occurring in Texas...

Probably a lot of brain damage occurring in Texas high schools. Football is being eschewed by many parents who think future mental health is important.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-17-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 767
Posted By Jim Sims
If they're in a university interscholastic...

If they're in a university interscholastic varsity sports program they're not doing 60 hours a week academics; there aren't enough hours in a week unless you give up sleeping. I know a National...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-17-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Jim Sims
Not the earth's magnetic field: Dielectric...

Not the earth's magnetic field:

Dielectric absorption is the name given to the effect by which a capacitor that has been charged for a long time discharges only incompletely when briefly...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-17-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 767
Posted By Jim Sims
Maybe in liberal arts, business, pre-law, etc. ...

Maybe in liberal arts, business, pre-law, etc. My recent experience with good engineering schools is that your college entrance exam scores and high school grades in "non-basket weaving" courses are...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-17-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,841
Posted By Jim Sims
Heats the fastener inductively (rapidly changing...

Heats the fastener inductively (rapidly changing radio frequency magnetic field) to break free the corrosion seizing the fastener. Can be used on fasteners on the car. Inductively heats conductive...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-17-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,841
Posted By Jim Sims
Time to update to 21st century technology: ...

Time to update to 21st century technology:

Induction Innovations (IDIMD700) Mini-Ductor II Magnetic Induction Heater Kit - Amazon.com...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-17-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 767
Posted By Jim Sims
My nephew is attending one here in New Mexico;...

My nephew is attending one here in New Mexico; engineering emphasis and associated with a state university. Part of the public school district. Beautiful, compact, custom campus. Each student has...
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