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Ford Edge Cooling Fan Replacement–Part 2

Ford Edge cooling fan

Part 1 is here http://www.syntheticoilhq.com/blog/ford-edge-cooling-fan-replacementpart-1video/

This is the project to replace the cooling fan on our 2007 Ford Edge myself, to save part of the $900.00 that Ford wanted. It’s pretty labor intensive, but nothing really unusual.

Ford Edge cooling fan

I think there will be 4 parts to this series, still putting the video together. In part two, we demonstrate the following steps;

  1. Start removing wiring harness from the top of the radiator.
  2. Removing the panel across the top of the radiator.
  3. Moving the hood prop rod.
  4. Removing fender well/ wheel well screws.
  5. Removing splash panel from the bottom of front bumper.

 

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What Is Lubrication?

What Is Lubrication?

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Tags: industrial lubricants, synthetic lubricants, greases

What Is Lubrication

Lubrication is a word that’s often used in regards to machinery reliability and maintenance, but what is lubrication? The dictionary defines lubrication as the application of some oily or greasy substance in order to diminish friction. Although this is a valid definition, it fails to realize all that lubrication actually achieves.

Many different substances can be used to lubricate a surface. Oil and grease are the most common. Grease is composed of oil and a thickening agent to obtain its consistency, while the oil is what actually lubricates. Oils can be synthetic, vegetable or mineral-based as well as a combination of these. The application determines which oil, commonly referred to as the base oil, should be used. In extreme conditions, synthetic oils can be beneficial. Where the environment is of concern, vegetable base oils may be utilized.

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Lubricants containing oil have additives that enhance, add or suppress properties within the base oil. The amount of additives depends on the type of oil and the application for which it will be used. For instance, engine oil might have a dispersant added. A dispersant keeps insoluble matter conglomerated together to be removed by the filter upon circulation. In environments that undergo extremes in temperature, from cold to hot, a viscosity index (VI) improver may be added. These additives are long organic molecules that stay bunched together in cold conditions and unravel in hotter environments. This process changes the oil’s viscosity and allows it to flow better in cold conditions while still maintaining its high-temperature properties. The only problem with additives is that they can be depleted, and in order to restore them back to sufficient levels, generally the oil volume must be replaced.

Types of OilReducing friction is a key objective of lubrication, but there are many other benefits of this process. Lubricating films can help prevent corrosion by protecting the surface from water and other corrosive substances. In addition, they play an important role in controlling contamination within systems. The lubricant works as a conduit in which it transports contaminants to filters to be removed. These fluids also aid in temperature control by absorbing heat from surfaces and transferring it to a point of lower temperature where it can be dissipated.

There are three different types of lubrication: boundary, mixed and full film. Each type is different, but they all rely on a lubricant and the additives within the oils to protect against wear.

Full-film lubrication can be broken down into two forms: hydrodynamic and elastohydrodynamic. Hydrodynamic lubrication occurs when two surfaces in sliding motion (relative to each other) are fully separated by a film of fluid. Elastohydrodynamic lubrication is similar but occurs when the surfaces are in a rolling motion (relative to each other). The film layer in elastohydrodynamic conditions is much thinner than that of hydrodynamic lubrication, and the pressure on the film is greater. It is called elastohydrodynamic because the film elastically deforms the rolling surface to lubricate it.

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation
Tags: industrial lubricants, synthetic lubricants, greases

What Is LubricationLubrication is a word that’s often used in regards to machinery reliability and maintenance, but what is lubrication? The dictionary defines lubrication as the application of some oily or greasy substance in order to diminish friction. Although this is a valid definition, it fails to realize all that lubrication actually achieves.

Many different substances can be used to lubricate a surface. Oil and grease are the most common. Grease is composed of oil and a thickening agent to obtain its consistency, while the oil is what actually lubricates. Oils can be synthetic, vegetable or mineral-based as well as a combination of these. The application determines which oil, commonly referred to as the base oil, should be used. In extreme conditions, synthetic oils can be beneficial. Where the environment is of concern, vegetable base oils may be utilized.

Lubricants containing oil have additives that enhance, add or suppress properties within the base oil. The amount of additives depends on the type of oil and the application for which it will be used. For instance, engine oil might have a dispersant added. A dispersant keeps insoluble matter conglomerated together to be removed by the filter upon circulation. In environments that undergo extremes in temperature, from cold to hot, a viscosity index (VI) improver may be added. These additives are long organic molecules that stay bunched together in cold conditions and unravel in hotter environments. This process changes the oil’s viscosity and allows it to flow better in cold conditions while still maintaining its high-temperature properties. The only problem with additives is that they can be depleted, and in order to restore them back to sufficient levels, generally the oil volume must be replaced.

Types of OilReducing friction is a key objective of lubrication, but there are many other benefits of this process. Lubricating films can help prevent corrosion by protecting the surface from water and other corrosive substances. In addition, they play an important role in controlling contamination within systems. The lubricant works as a conduit in which it transports contaminants to filters to be removed. These fluids also aid in temperature control by absorbing heat from surfaces and transferring it to a point of lower temperature where it can be dissipated.

There are three different types of lubrication: boundary, mixed and full film. Each type is different, but they all rely on a lubricant and the additives within the oils to protect against wear.

Full-film lubrication can be broken down into two forms: hydrodynamic and elastohydrodynamic. Hydrodynamic lubrication occurs when two surfaces in sliding motion (relative to each other) are fully separated by a film of fluid. Elastohydrodynamic lubrication is similar but occurs when the surfaces are in a rolling motion (relative to each other). The film layer in elastohydrodynamic conditions is much thinner than that of hydrodynamic lubrication, and the pressure on the film is greater. It is called elastohydrodynamic because the film elastically deforms the rolling surface to lubricate it.

 

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Two Strokes vs Four Strokes

Here is one of the best graphical comparisons of 2 stroke vs 4 stroke engines I’ve seen. Keep in mind, Amsoil offers products for both types of engines. Here’s more information on Amsoil 2 stroke products, and here is information on Amsoil 4 stroke products.

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Amsoil advantages for 2 strokes;

  • Helps prevents hard carbon deposits that cause exhaust power valve sticking and ring sticking.
  • Superior lubricity controls cylinder, piston and bearing wear.
  • Reduces smoke and odor associated with two-cycle engines.
  • Helps prevent plug fouling.
  • Provides exceptional SAE #4 cold temperature fluidity (-58°F pour point).
  • Versatile and excellent for all types of recreational equipment.
  • Protects against rust.
  • Helps prevent pre-detonation from combustion chamber “hot spots.”

 

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Rogue Chopper Scavenger Oil Change Kit–Test With Video

We bought a Scavenger oil change kit from Rogue Chopper. Here is our test, with video.

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I bought this kit last fall. I put it on with standard hand tools. Later, I bought the crimping tool so I could do installs on other bikes. If you are in the KC area, and want to install one of these, let me know and I’ll help out.

We thought this was a very high quality, well designed kit. The customer service was great. I would give this 5 stars out of 5.

Here is an explanation from the Rogue Chopper site;

“We all know changing the oil on our bikes is the most important routine maintenance we perform. So if you are going to change your oil, why not change all of it? We all change our oil by draining and refilling the oil tank and change the oil filter. But we never get the oil out of the engine. We pretend like it’s an insignificant amount or it’s not even there. Yet there is more than 24oz. left in the engine, 20% of the oiling system capacity! Upon engine start up, this old oil mixes with the fresh oil and starts the breakdown and discoloration of the fresh oil immediately.

Let’s face it – the oil filter only gets the particles out of the oil.
We must change the oil because of the chemical breakdown from high temperature and combustion gasses mixing with the oil which is what breaks down and discolors the oil. When you mix 24oz. of old oil with 96oz. of fresh oil, the breakdown of the fresh oil starts immediately. This would be like draining the oil in your car, changing the filter, and then pouring in one quart of the oil you just drained out and the new oil. Then pretend the quart of old oil you just poured in never came out and it’s insignificant.
Rogue Chopper has the fix for this problem; The Scavenger Total Oil Change System. This clever yet easy to use system effectively purges all the oil from the engine when performing an oil change. With this we get no old broken down oil mixing with new oil so our new oil stays fresh longer. It’s great if you want to switch to Synthetic oil from regular oil or the other way, but either way it’s a great product.”

 

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Swapping Out a Second Generation Toyota MR2 Engine for a V8

By Byron Dyson

As most automobile owners know, an engine swap is a very well-liked procedure. The method requires getting rid ofa car’s present powerplant and updating it by having an completely new one. There are numerous of reasons why engine trades are performed. Some are performed following engine failing, but many commonly engine swaps are performed on older cars once the proprietor desires these phones perform better or have a better and easy to keep up engine. Almost any kind of engine can be put in a present automobile, as long as the individual carrying out the set up is aware what they are performing. Although powerplant trades can be performed with a professional mechanic, numerous vehicle enthusiasts choose to do them by themselves.

Here are a few various typical engine swaps that many vehicle owners wil do. You can find just certain automobiles that several automobile proprietors opt to do engine trades on so the car can run to their liking. Inside the vehicle community, just about the most well-liked types of engine swaps is often a exchange called project MV8R. It is a motor exchange into a 2nd generation Toyota MR2. With this particular powerplant change a brand new V8 motor is put in a second generation Toyota MR2 sport car, or a Toyota MR2 that has been made in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 or in 1995.

There are many causes that this distinct motor exchange is so frequent. One of the reasons is solely within the 2nd era MR2. In 1995 Toyota ceased importing the 2nd generation MR2 into the usa. However, the company even now ongoing to sell the automobile to other countries right up until 1999 if they came out with the 3rd era MR2 or the Spyder MR2. This made the 2nd generation car very special to a lot of car enthusiasts, causing many to want to keep their second generation MR2 instead of improving to the 3rd era edition with the automobile.

There was several MR2 owners who did not want to stop on their 2nd era MR2 but desired it to get a more powerful V8 engine. And this sparked nice from the V8 motor exchange in this specific design. Today, there are numerous MR2 vehicle proprietors who have chose to do the V8 exchange on their second generation MR2s. Actually the change is so typical that sites are specifically made with this specific change. On the net, many MR2 masters will get posts, sites and boards that talk about this exact type of motor change. This actually permits 2nd generation MR2 proprietors to talk with other proprietors about tips and suggestions to make use of using this change.

When it comes to motor trades, the V8 exchange with the MR2 is probably just about the most well-liked these days. This is the reason a lot of resources are developed on the topic. By making use of a MR2 V8 engine exchange source many car owners are able to successfully try this swap and revel in an even more powerful variation of the vehicle.

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Operating A Motor Cycle Has Numerous Benefits

Once you reached the age enabling you to legally drive, you probably seriously considered what type vehicle you wanted. The picks that people have are either driving a car or riding a motorcycle. There are several folks who want to do both and if they currently drive a car, it’s not too late to ride a motorcycle. You will discover certain advantages to riding a motorcycle if you intend on learning how.

It’s true that over the years towns and cities have become more congested and driving a car in busy areas can be a slow process. If you had a motorcycle, you could get to places faster in traffic because you could weave in and out. Whatever causes the grid lock traffic, you will be able to easily find pockets of space and get to your destination with no delay. For anyone who is a car or truck driver who has ever been stuck in a long traffic jam, I am sure you have been a little envious when you see a motorcyclist making their way through the congestion and leaving you behind them.

Operating a motorcycle can be quite exhilarating to do which explains why most do it for fun than car drivers. A lot of motorcyclists likewise feel that it is more of a pastime than just a way to get around since you can truly feel the speed and motion. In addition they like to see how their riding capabilities improve as they gradually move up from one type of motorbike to something more powerful.

If you like to interact socially, you are likely to find some type of motorcycle enthusiasts group that you can sign up with. It isn’t strange to see a group of motorcyclists riding as a group, stopping at various destinations and having a good time. There is legitimate regard and interest in each other and the machines that they ride. If it is possible to afford it, it is possible to go to various parts of the world and go on motorcycle tours.

In terms of the cost and maintenance of a motorcycle you may well find this to be cheaper and easier than with a car. There are lots of tasks that are simpler to carry out on a motorbike and it is commonly a natural thing for motorcyclists to look after their bike and maintain it themselves. Most likely among the best reasons to get yourself a motorbike is you won’t really struggle to find a parking space.

There are some great reasons why one should get a motorcycle, if you way the pros and cons, you find that getting one is the right decision.

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Motocross Gear And Accessories.

Motocross : Breaking Limits Many people may not be conscious of the fact that Motocross is analogous to motorbike sport racing. Nonetheless unlike motorbike sport racing, Motocross racing is held inside an enclosed off road circuits. Motocross originates from the UK scrambling competition and is a truly well liked racing sport in north UK. Motocross Apparels Speed isn't the only attraction of the motocross racing. The U. S. An adopted the game in 1966 and from then on Motocross became part of the racing sporting activities of the velocity mania.

That shorter track lets them have a specific number of drivers. Without reference to the truth this number appears reasonably little, it is vital to recollect the volume of inside supercross tracks are comparatively little, in comparison to out of doors motocross tracks. It might not appears as though there is a difference, but after you take a little time to absolutely research and understand each sport, you'll find there's a difference, frequently more than one. As you can simply see, there's a difference between supercross bike racing and motocross motorbike racing. Though the same kit is used and even the inclinations are the matching, there's a difference between the pair. This system demands that you be an assertive rider and it also needs a high amount of dedication to perform.

You'll need to ‘set up’ the other rider one or two turns before the turn you need to perform the block pass in. As you go into the corner begin to push the rider toward the outside ( do not make contact ). This implies putting strain on him by showing a wheel and running right on his rear tires to dominate him a little so that he's more forgiving when you execute the block pass. It is kind of plain that a motocross bike with all of the latest facilities is pretty much costly. As you get into the peak slow down about to a stop, this forces the other rider to test up and lose all their momentum in the turn. It is given advice to choose an accessible bike instead of a bike with lots of complicated styles and features. Therefore dedicate a little time before going for a selected kind of bike. Local bike dealers, local Classifieds and Net are a handy source for in depth search.

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Is It Really Worth Using Vegetable Oil Rather Than Diesel Fuel?

Have you ever thought about using vegetable oil as fuel? Did you ever before anticipate gas prices to go well over $4 a gallon? There was a previous time when individuals switched to diesel fuel because it was cheaper, but now it costs more than regular gas. If the world is really running out of oil, then why aren’t there more mandatory ways to save fuel. Fuel guzzling cars are still being manufactured. There doesn’t seem to be any benefit from applying fuel additives. What is the purpose of selling them if they do not work at all.

Vegetable oil may be used to power a vehicle yet it’s not being considered a good option. A diesel car or truck is able to run using either diesel or vegetable oil. Is there a rationality why vehicle owners are not converting? It seems that using vegetable oil is not a problematic option but exactly why does vegetable oil get made for fuel. At present, restaurants get rid of close to 100 million gallons of vegetable oil each year while Americans consume about 140 billion gallons of gasoline each year. You will find there’s a big concern about the shortage of fossil fuels and the environment, but there isn’t really much talk about using vegetable oil. Given that vegetable oil is considered to be biodegradable, it won’t harm the environment.

Should consumers be concerned with the stability of vegetable oil and how it affects the engine? In line with history, the engine created by Rudolph Diesel was able to running on vegetable oil. In 1900, it was displayed in Paris in conjunction with the World Exhibition, but the days of the vegetable-powered diesel engine were few, because it was cheaper to use petroleum diesel. This really is the reason why vegetable oil can nonetheless be used to drive modern diesel engines.

The opinions on making use of vegetable oil as fuel for those who have switched changes from person to person. Some felt that there was an increase in coking of the engine while others haven’t noticed any difference. The reliability of vegetable oil has been good as those who have older diesel vehicles have never noticed any issues with using vegetable oil. Individuals who converted are either employing a conversion kit or a filtering process for their vegetable oil. There are still others who help to make their own vegetable oil more viscous by mixing it with fluids. If there is a prospect of a malfunction, it is hard to assess if vegetable oil is the problem.

Whether or not vegetable oil is the right alternative fuel is hard to say. Locating an alternative fuel that has been demonstrated to work effectively would be nice but we don’t have that yet.

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You’ll Never Have Dead Vehicle Batteries While Using Deltran Battery Tender

You’ll find those who have got an additional vehicle that is not used that often but still needs to be charged. A simple solution for this is to get the Deltran Battery Tender 12-volt/1.25-amp 2-Bank Electric Battery Management System. If you have a couple of 12-volt lead-acid batteries that need to be charged and ready to go then the Deletion Battery Tender will help.

The tender can be capable of charging two standard 12-volt lead-acid batteries, sealed AGM or Gel Cell. It happens to be set up to function securely in automatic mode and it utilizes a 3-step charging program. When put to use together, your electric battery will be charged up and geared up for immediate use. The recharging programs’ three actions are initialization, bulk charge in addition to float mode and two batteries can be connected to the charger. The charging can take place possibly outside or in the vehicle and the batteries can be left connected until they are ready to be used.

The tender is perfect for seasonal or recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles, jet skis, motorcycles or ATV’s. The tender takes advantage of state-of-the-art microprocessor technology to enhance the safety of charging batteries. The damaging effects of overcharging are eliminated simply by automatically switching the output voltage to storage or float level. A similar technology begins the charging period again when the voltage of the battery drops too low. There are more safety features as well like connections that are spark-proof, and protection against short circuits or reverse polarity. The tender features a light and portable but durable construction plus the charging banks have an easy to read LED charging status indicator.

The LED status screen will tell you if your setup is correct even the box itself is not very big. When the lamp is green, it should be ready, if you see amber then it is tendering and when it is red then something is faulty. A tender isn’t a battery charger in the customary sense, and won’t work with a battery with less than 3 volts. It’s going to supply the battery a bit of juice when it needs it, as the monitor keeps checking the state of the battery. You will be needing a regular charge when your battery is completely flat, and then the tender will work on it. When you have a street motorcycle that you primarily use in fair weather, a battery tender is ideal to keep the battery charged while it is not being used.

Many consumers are quite delighted by the The Deltran Battery Tender 12-volt/1.25-amp 2-Bank Battery Management System. The only major complaint from many end users is the leads are too short, however they can be resolved by using extensions. For anybody who has equipment or vehicles that sit around for some time, this battery tender can keep the batteries ready for use, whenever the operator is ready.

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The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Designed For Motor Cycle Lovers

Anyone who’s a genuine motorcycle person has known about the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. If you haven’t known about it but you are into motorcycle rallies, you should definitely attend a Sturgis Rally. Sturgis has been around since 1938 yet it keeps growing in popularity every year. This impressive motorcycle race comes together in Sturgis, South Dakota and top motorcyclists from all over the world come to compete.

Lots of families from all over the country make it a tradition to attend the Sturgis Rally every year. Motorcycle fanatics in addition to their families from many parts of the country ride into Sturgis on their motorcycles to enjoy the fun and entertainment. The few days in Sturgis tend to be loaded with fun for many families and the travel there is just as fun. You should thinking about being in Sturgis in August, if you have a motorcycle and love going to rallies. It is best to make plans early, mainly because a lot of people come. Many stay in camp tents, but some opt for a motel room.

Due to the sheer quantity of people who go to the rally, there is a strict enforcement of all the codes. You must be prepared for this, as you are invited to come, but know that there are fines for fighting, public intoxication, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and careless driving. Needless to say, there is zero tolerance for consumption of any illegal drugs. There is plenty of food, fun and activities to complement some great concerts. Outside the rally, there are many attractions to keep you a lot more entertained as well.

In route to Sturgis, you should realize that each state you will be traveling through has their own laws for motorcycles. While in South Dakota, be respectful of their traffic regulations since they can be strict if you break them. You should spend some time to learn precisely what they are so that you won’t get caught and forced to pay a fine. Motorcycles are expected by law to have at least one and at most two headlights. At least one tail light needs to be in functioning order, as well as mandatory helmet wearing for anyone under 18. Additionally the shoulders of the person running the bike must be higher than the handle bars. Eyesight protection is required for everyone riding on the bike and they cannot be tinted after dark.

The cycles have to have mufflers because of a noise ordinance. All riders lacking a valid license for motorcycles, are going to have their motorcycle impounded. Exploring Sturgis is a lot of fun for almost any motorcycle enthusiast. Everybody ought to experience the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at least just once.

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