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Old 08-07-2022, 04:43 PM   #301 (permalink)
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Don't they salt runways? What I meant was does anyone have any real experience? Looks like me making it again. But not with next months rent, I spent that on alumiweld...

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Old 08-07-2022, 05:02 PM   #302 (permalink)
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E10 has more ethanol which will ruin my engine quicker, that does not save me money. I could take it out but don't have time or time spent otherwise eating cookies
I've seen lots of engines with over a million miles where people didn't bother about ethanol. It doesn't really appear to be a problem in practice.

Just how many are on your Prius?
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Old 08-09-2022, 09:41 AM   #303 (permalink)
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Hi Ecky, thanks for your reply. You are right, the efficiency differences between grades are more important and that's the second reason I use E5. The Prius has 270k.

The degredation I saw was in two stroke engines, maybe the heat or oil made a difference

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Old 08-09-2022, 09:50 AM   #304 (permalink)
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It seems 3003 or 5052 with a wall of .035 is more than suitable (for my purposes). You can get T6 but O, annealed will be best so it bends and age hardens itself. Rating is psig, as long as I don't brake hard above 25,000ft I should be ok eh?



Incidentally some copper 3/16 brake line for sale has a max of 1840
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Use copper nickel tubing on your brake lines. It is wonderful modern stuff, won't rust, easy to bend, easy to double flare without cracking and its cheap. I bought a roll of 3/16" copper nickel brake tubing on Amazon with a bunch of fittings for like $30. You don't even need a tubing bender unless you want a perfect tight radius.
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3003 or 5052 won't crack and nickel at least was 7 or 8/gcm from what I remember. I did consider Teflon or other hmpe type products, aeroquip or such with appropriate densities but aluminium will flare and join how I want
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So I figured I will brush paint my car with the cheapest exterior black from October then back to white the end of April time. I will post the most hideous pics
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So I figured I will brush paint my car with the cheapest exterior black from October then back to white the end of April time. I will post the most hideous pics
I'd probably opt for white and call it a day, considering there's a lot less solar energy to collect in winter. Best I can tell, it's cloudy ~76% of the time in London, and it only gets worse as you go north.

All of those layers of paint will eventually add up to a lot of weight.
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I will see. In the UK it's mild when cloudy and freezing when sunny. I think it may only be a 6c difference but I will try

I may go back to metal this time. There's factory, isolator, dark red, lacquer, white, and lacquer again...
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6c chassis temp, interior may be higher. Like you say depends on uv

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