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Re: Kohler Engine is a Nightmare
« Reply #140 on: December 03, 2017, 06:56:36 AM »
My 1967 Datsun....

 

 

My sony mavica... Still take a floppy disk... love it..

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #141 on: December 03, 2017, 01:00:41 PM »
Hmmmm, how did you take a picture of the camera you take pictures with... ;)

How many pictures can you get on a floppy, 15 or 20?  I'm sure they are high res 512x640 :D or 256x320?
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« Reply #142 on: December 03, 2017, 03:26:36 PM »
Hmmmm, how did you take a picture of the camera you take pictures with... ;)

How many pictures can you get on a floppy, 15 or 20?  I'm sure they are high res 512x640 :D or 256x320?

I use the memory stick. Bought this camera in 1997.

 

 
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Re: Kohler Engine is a Nightmare
« Reply #143 on: December 03, 2017, 05:48:50 PM »
I use a polaroid and a canon A-1 to take pictures for the FF...I also wear a foil hat when riding around in mah space shuttle thats still got a carbatrator  ;)
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« Reply #144 on: December 04, 2017, 12:25:27 AM »
I use the memory stick. Bought this camera in 1997.
I was wondering about that as well -  not many computers have floppy drives anymore!
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« Reply #145 on: December 04, 2017, 01:08:44 AM »
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How many pictures can you get on a floppy, 15 or 20?

The floppy could store 4 high res (2 mpix) images  :D

But because those older cameras had decent optics and a relatively large sensor the 2 mpix pictures they took where actually quite good.

And yes, we stopped fitting floppy drives to the desktop machines we sell about 5 years ago. The cases still have a 3.5 drive bay on the front, so we fit them up with a much more useful multi-card reader + extra USB port.
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« Reply #146 on: December 04, 2017, 08:14:08 AM »
Sorry that I got this subject so far off track...

I'm very happy with my camera. Like posted above it has decent optics.
My camera has three settings. This was taken on the lowest setting.
The file size is only 40.077 Bytes. 640-480  No megapixels here.
This camera cost me $799.00 . Now you can buy them for $10.00 off E-bay.

 

 
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« Reply #147 on: December 04, 2017, 08:55:42 AM »
So a floppy disk can detect a faulty TPS if a Sony FD 200 is plugged into the ECU?  say_what
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« Reply #148 on: December 04, 2017, 09:49:01 AM »
I have heard that a bad tps is so easy to diagnose without any fancy equipment, that even a goat can usually do it.
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Re: Kohler Engine is a Nightmare
« Reply #149 on: December 04, 2017, 09:52:09 AM »
I've got one that's probably somewhere close to the same age. Can't use it anymore though because the programming got corrupted and no way to reprogram it unless I can find a disk somewhere. little bit different model but about the same price.
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Re: Kohler Engine is a Nightmare
« Reply #150 on: December 04, 2017, 10:02:55 AM »
   

If a diesel was only 4k to upgrade, why did you buy a kohler gas??   

     

When you have a bandmill its not as easy and calling up and saying send me a diesel.
You have to consider the extra weight depending on the mill you have.
I could get a new Kohler the same size and install it.
Upgradeing to a diesel would be to heavy for the LT40 up and down works......said Woodmizer.
As far as I know Kohler 29 (26) is the highest HP engine I can have.

A question for Marty:

For those with Yanmar 35 hp diesel on an LT-40 what mods were made on new machine to allow diesel weight for LT-40 to be acceptable?
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Re: Kohler Engine is a Nightmare
« Reply #151 on: December 04, 2017, 11:45:55 AM »
To many things would have to be changed to put a diesel on.
My LT 40 Head would not pick up diesel.
I would have to go from 2 belts to 3 belt.
And other stuff.
Better to fix the Kohler.

As for your question to Marty, that would be a new thread in sawmills.
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Re: Kohler Engine is a Nightmare
« Reply #152 on: December 04, 2017, 12:12:11 PM »
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Difference of opinions ...

I would not trade in my old engines for anything new.
I can easy fix what I have and it's easy to work on.

Yes, differences of opinion. I'm nearly 40 and have been working on cars for a living since I was in my teens. My specialty is electrical and diagnostics. To me an old engine with points and a carb. is a mystery. Fuel injection is simple. It's what you're accustomed to.

Some fuel injection problems can be very complex and confusing. Same for some problems with points and carbs. But for the most part if you know and understand how they work it's usually not a big deal.

For either system it's a somewhat rare mind that can competently perform diagnostics. I didn't realize that until I started trying to teach others.

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Re: Kohler Engine is a Nightmare
« Reply #153 on: December 04, 2017, 01:23:18 PM »
The electronic stuff would not be so bad if they would have stayed
with transistors, diodes, resisters and such but when they started
using integrated circuits I quit working with it. I even took classes
about electronics back in the 70's and it was fun. They got it so you
cant even work on the stuff today. It's just unplug and throw it away
and plug in a new one. What fun is that. I built my own CNC machine
and programmed it. I don't think there is anyway I could do that today
with whats available unless I bought old stock parts. How do you
understand the new stuff it's all integrated.
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Re: Kohler Engine is a Nightmare
« Reply #154 on: December 11, 2017, 03:28:14 PM »
Yes u need software to tune some new chain saws allready have had it done to one of mine  >:( :P

I was debating on whether or not to repair the McCulloch ProMac 610 my dad gave me years ago. The nut on the rewind fell off and I think it is stuck to the magnet inside. This is doing a good job of convincing me to take it apart and repair it. It runs and cuts great...once you get it started.
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« Reply #155 on: December 11, 2017, 07:39:54 PM »
I have a 1952 John Deere M 2 cylinder that has a short which drains the battery to dead. My son has a friend who works as a service tech at a local dealership. They made an agreement, two cord of wood to wring out the electrical system. The tech arrived with his computer and meter, spent 1 1/2 hours wringing his hands and finally said he had no clue as he couldnt plug into the system. He still got his wood for effort! I changed the ammeter, was shorting out, good to go.
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