Recent content by Mark_BX25D

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    Valve Adjustment Question - Reason for it?

    True, but that doesn't have anything to do with the point of my post.
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    Any advice on which one to buy?

    Excellent advice. Just in case our OP isn't familiar with those terms: Carryall: https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/countyline-carry-all?cm_vc=-10005 Weight box: Now, an IBC tote isn't what most people think of when they think of a weight box, but it gives you an infinitely...
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    Making choices...

    Our country is in the toilet precisely because too many people have been unwilling to take a moral stand. It's just easier (and less expensive) to cave in.
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    Valve Adjustment Question - Reason for it?

    Whatever the industry, whether it's tractors or cars, manufacturer's maintenance guidance is intended to do four things: Meet government requirements. (EPA limits on total lifetime use of petroleum products, for example.) Protect them from lawsuits. Keep your equipment trouble-free past the...
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    Any advice on which one to buy?

    Yes, there is a big difference in traction when digging dirt, and when carrying a load in the bucket, can be a big difference in steering. In some situations, it can be the difference in safety, or even in getting the job done or not. But, people did live without it for a lot of years, so...
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    Older BX getting slower....

    Well, there's really no limit to the stupid things a fool can do, so I don't think we can call them bulletproof. But they are pretty solid. I work mine hard, and it's holding up. Of course, I don't do stupid things with it.
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    iPhone / iPad questions

    That's correct. Verizon and AT&T bet big on mmWave, and it was a huge mistake. Coverage is pathetic. They will be a looong time catching up to T-Mo. First they need to acquire some decent spectrum, and that will take a while and a pile (of money). AT&T is complaining to the FCC, trying...
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    M9540 no starting problem

    You know what happens when we assume..... ;)
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    M9540 no starting problem

    ??? I didn't see anything about a battery being good. Did I miss it somewhere? I went back over the thread and looked, but still don't see it. Unless I missed it somewhere, I'm with Henro; the battery needs to be load tested.
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    Smoke and run-on

    Most older cars & trucks are exactly like this. It's a common problem when that diaphragm gets old. They get brittle, they leak, and into the crankcase is the only place that fuel can go. It's a direct path once that diaphragm is breached. Even a pinhole will do it.
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    Older BX getting slower....

    Decreasing capabilities of any kind are an indication of something wrong. Most things are less expensive to repair when the problem is detected early and acted on. Many things can go from "decreased performance" to, "catastrophic failure" very quickly. Ignoring decreased performance is a...
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    iPhone / iPad questions

    Skype should work over WiFi with no problem. No SIM required.
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    Older BX getting slower....

    This.
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    BX2200 Hydraulic Hardline question

    Yep. Works well. Cheap, too.
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    To Plow or not To Plow

    Salt and gravel driveways are a very bad mix. The salt causes the melted ice to penetrate down into the soil and make mush. Over the years, it builds up and makes for a mushy substrate.