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Old 08-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #339721
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:53 PM   #339722
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Probably work then get wasted? No real plans, tbh. My current job pays be below living wage and I work 50-60 hours a week so I'll probably be continuing my look for a new job unless something comes up before then.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:56 PM   #339723
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I need a new multimeter, fluke 117?

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For general purpose stuff I've been really happy with my Fluke 113 just for how darn simple, automatic, and reliable it has been. I have yet to need it, but I kind of wish I would have gone a step higher to for a unit that measures current as well. Would be nice for diagnosing parasitic drains in cars and current draw for small electronic projects.
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For general purpose stuff I've been really happy with my Fluke 113 just for how darn simple, automatic, and reliable it has been. I have yet to need it, but I kind of wish I would have gone a step higher to for a unit that measures current as well. Would be nice for diagnosing parasitic drains in cars and current draw for small electronic projects.
I was looking at the 117 for the current reading abilities.

I used a fluke when I was an electronics technician at gameworks, loved it. the fluke not the job.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #339729
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I was looking at the 117 for the current reading abilities.

I used a fluke when I was an electronics technician at gameworks, loved it. the fluke not the job.
The 117 looks pretty nice. I think I'd get the 233 or 88V if I ever upgrade.

Fluke meters are so nice. They are designed to actually be used every day, unlike so many things these days which are borderline one-time-use.
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Blah... I'm frustrated with the van. So I think water vapor doesn't just mess up the throttle position sensor, but it permanently kills them. Also my idle air control valve is sticking now. So time to order a new throttle position sensor, and a new idle air control valve. I can put the idle air control valve on the engine right away, but I'm not sure what to do about the throttle position sensor because of how quickly and easily they can be killed.

Currently the throttle position sensor reads 10% throttle when I'm not pressing the gas, and reads way higher than it should in the middle of its range of travel, making the transmission hold onto gears much longer than it should. The idle air control valve just makes excessive noise when I turn the car to the on position, and after a bit of driving, sticks and won't let the idle go below ~1600 RPM.

This is what I get for leaving these items attached when I cleaned the intake manifold. Thanks GM for not making your engine parts resistant.
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Blah... I'm frustrated with the van. So I think water vapor doesn't just mess up the throttle position sensor, but it permanently kills them. Also my idle air control valve is sticking now. So time to order a new throttle position sensor, and a new idle air control valve. I can put the idle air control valve on the engine right away, but I'm not sure what to do about the throttle position sensor because of how quickly and easily they can be killed.

Currently the throttle position sensor reads 10% throttle when I'm not pressing the gas, and reads way higher than it should in the middle of its range of travel, making the transmission hold onto gears much longer than it should. The idle air control valve just makes excessive noise when I turn the car to the on position, and after a bit of driving, sticks and won't let the idle go below ~1600 RPM.

This is what I get for leaving these items attached when I cleaned the intake manifold. Thanks GM for not making your engine parts resistant.
I had a 1998 7.4L 454 ci suburban... I can't begin to tell you how many internal parts corroded due to dexcool...

I love that truck though.


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Old 08-01-2013, 06:47 PM   #339732
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I had a 1998 7.4L 454 ci suburban... I can't begin to tell you how many internal parts corroded due to dexcool...

I love that truck though.


That's a small lightweight car with a very small engine. It must get great gas mileage.
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That's a small lightweight car with a very small engine. It must get great gas mileage.
city/hwy/towing: 8/8/8 with a 42 gallon tank

it now resides in New Mexico with my inlaws. it gets a good 12mpg at 10,000 ft above sea level

I sold it when gas was $1.80/g
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lol, $1.80 per gallon.
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I should probably do something about the coolant in the van. It's been looking quite nasty, for a while now.
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Wouldn't that be a beer funnel?

Speaking of which I played BP last night
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i know there's someone that is running 225 lol i wouldn't even run that at all. looks retarded. i think 255 is the lowest i would go tbh. but i think that if he's not going to lower + he's using the other offset (et 43 or something like that), it should be fine. however, he might still rub in the front. there's very little clearance in the front for that width.
et43 is for EC-7s and that would work for rear with no problem. but I wanted ARC-8s and offset for those is 35...thats the problem.
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