Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby 510rob » 15 Mar 2017 12:59

Keith, colored brake fluid exists, but US FMVSS standards mandate clear or amber color so that the typical cheeseburger citizen won't put the wrong fluid into the wrong hole in their cavalier; ATE makes "Super Blue" and "Yellow" fluids specifically for the purpose you mentioned, but the US DOT banned Super Blue in 2013. (apparently the EU banned it too! Idiocracy!)

https://www.motorsport-tools.com/ate-su ... -280c.html

Also - ambient temp readings with a duff thermocouple indicate that the instrument's cold junction compensation is working properly (which is there to normalize readings against possible galvanic potentials generated at the junctions from the pcb to the external connector, which themselves are dissimilar and therefore act as unwanted thermocouples - ref. Seebeck Effect).

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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby bertvorgon » 15 Mar 2017 13:36

Well that figures, stupid people.I will pour some wine then into the fresh bottle, and when the red comes out I know I am good to go.
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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby 510rob » 15 Mar 2017 13:50

How brave are you?

Some Motorbike guy who used pen ink to color his fluid...
http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/5-general-m ... ion=thread

A general Google search on the subject...
https://www.google.ca/search?q=dying+brake+fluid

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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby bertvorgon » 15 Mar 2017 15:29

NOT!!!!

That is one thing on my car that I never want to risk. I'm sure it is relatively benign, but I would not want to stain my master either. I know how much it takes to flush the system and I'm sure I do more than is required..but...I never have brake problems either.

I'm going to make my own thermocouple tester, as I have spare gauges that can be set to either Type K or Type J, which is what I and James use. I could not believe that they did not check it.......lots of fun driving back and forth to Tilbury.....
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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby 510rob » 16 Mar 2017 01:16

Where's your sense of adventure?!?

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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby bertvorgon » 16 Mar 2017 05:32

My sense of adventure is waiting for the snow to MAYBE be gone from the sub-alpine, so we can go and explore that old mine at Truax. I have found the underground map for it buried in the Government mine files. Just getting up there will be an adventure this summer, or, late summer.

My sense of adventure will be turning the boost UP this season, sprint mode shall we say.

My sense of adventure will be driving to KNOX for the 60th...and wondering if there will be another blizzard like last year on the Connector.

Penticton car show...

Canby......
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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby gooned » 16 Mar 2017 18:42

Mmmm Truax sounds interesting, much of a hike in?

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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby bertvorgon » 17 Mar 2017 07:07

Hey Jason,

It will ultimately depend on what time of year we go, or, how warm a spring we may have. The valley floor is at 6,000 feet. Should we get to the camp spot, then the hike is really not that bad, it is steep for the final bit, but there is no rush. Taking our time it would maybe be 1.5 hours to get to the mine entrance and that is including stopping and enjoying the view as we clear the tree line.

The mine is at the end of that valley, on the face of that mountain right in front of the picture. The other picture is the meadow where we usually stop, fresh water right there.
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