Winter Snow and Storm Pics

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Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

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We went from this
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to this in one week.
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Man is that water moving. Temp is 49 degrees. Drive way is holding together than expected.
But there's 6 more hours of rain in front of us. And all that snow melt too-

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This is what happens when 2 inches of rain meets 2 feet of rapidly melting snow in 24 hours.
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A culvert about 400 feet up from this shot jammed up with snow and leaves. That was the primary failure.

To top it all off the 102 is acting up badly. I cleaned the gasoline screen and tried adjusting the carb. No change. It will run fine, reach a certain temp and then just cut out like turning the key off. I'll try replacing the coil and condenser next. With the way it is backfiring if I try to start it back up I'm suspecting an ignition issue.

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Ken that’s alot of water/run off!

Do you run MMO ? I would think a valve is sticking

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Joe, thank you. I will keep that under consideration for sure. MMO is great stuff when I remember to mix it in. :|
I run only non ethanol gasoline. There was a substantial amount of junk in the sediment bowl which I cleaned out. Actually, I don't think it was ever cleaned since the engine rebuild was done 11 years ag :oops: , that did nothing to improve the matter.
I have had coils and or condensers act up exactly like that in the past just like that so it was an easy change out. That particular coil came from Napa and was made in Argentina so I was never all that fond of it in the first place.
After changing out those items I ran the engine for nearly a half hour and it never missed a beat, still I'm skeptical about taking the machine away hundreds of feet away from the house.
Everyone here has been out there with shovels, picks, chimney brushes, and whatever implements of construction that we can lay our hands on. A jammed culvert was responsible for roughly half of the damage.The drive is now passable on one side with a pickup truck. The team effort is clearly visible. Huge problem now being the ground froze back up and the blade on any little Cub will just glide over.
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Still, we are calling in professional help and probably 2 loads of stone will be needed. My man is booked with washed out drives and the hope is that he will be over Monday and try to do something for us. What a mess. Neighbor who had been here since 74 states it's the worst one ever.

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Big jobs require big boy toys.
There goes my stimulus check :cry:
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Have been advised the 8" culvert upstream is inadequate for what it is supposed to do.

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Happy new Year to all!
Let's hope for better days ahead unlike that three ring circus called 2020. :|
We had about two inches of wet snow overnight that was far more manageable for a little Cub Cadet and I spent about 45 minutes clearing out.
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The new gravel in the big drive has not settled to it's base yet so plowing with anything at this point will be an issue until we have a hard freeze.
To back up a bit about the engine cut out issue I was experiencing before, today there was never any sign of trouble so it's looking more now like the coil or condenser that were acting up. I did take Joe's advice and added TWO cap fulls of MMO to one gallon of gasoline.

I ordered in two condensers from Napa. Will be finding out just how good they are in the long haul.
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I noticed that they appear exactly like the Kohler part pictured in the middle. While looks really don't mean a lot they seem to be of very good construction and at half the price of the Kohler part they should be worth a try.

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I've been so busy I didn't get around to posting my pics of 7" of snow that was beat down to 3" by freezing rain during the "big one". After seeing Ken's pics mine don't warrant much consideration! Sorry for your troubles Ken!

As far as NAPA parts go, they are just a "re-boxer" of parts and you're never usually sure of the source, but I have found that NAPA's generic parts are generally higher quality than Advance Auto or any other chain parts store. I usually like to get a name brand, but I think in general NAPA packaged stuff is quite good. They seem to have good standards on who they choose to package.
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Thanks Tom. Their check is in the mail and that's that. We don't control mother nature.

A follow up on my engine cut out issue. I'm 100% confident it was ignition being the culprit. After changing out the coil and condenser with known good used parts she has been running like a well oiled clock once again. That said I'm not skipping out on the the Marvel Mystery Oil any more.
This thing showed up in my mailbox today. Folks can do whatever they want but IMHO for long life and very hot spark one can't do better than this. And the Amazon price is lower than the genuine Kohler replacement too. Also it's epoxy filled not oil, and with the internal resistor.
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Just as a side note these are no longer made in Germany and have not been for going at least nine years that I know of. But it carries the Bosch label and therefore Bosch high quality standards. These days they are made in Brazil where they don't know anything about VW beetles :lol:

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Klapatta wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:42 pm
These days they are made in Brazil where they don't know anything about VW beetles :lol:
Woah nelly!
Brazil produced Beetles long after Germany, like 10 years or more.....Mexico too. There were likely more Beetles built and driven in South America than any other place on the planet.

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I have drifted off topic. Sorry.
Surely I can't be serious :lol:
Mike is correct. The Bosch blue is nowadays made exclusively in Brazil where they happen to know everything there is to know about beetles.
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Brazil has a long established reputation as an industrial powerhouse, there is little not made there.
Beware of the Chinese imitation knock offs right down to their bogus packaging. Experience has taught me those things suck.
The real deal will be sealed with this scan verification code.
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View from the connection end designates internal resistance of four ohms.
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Also, the bottom end will be stamped like this, any imitation knock offs will not.
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To the best of my understanding when Bosch started up production in Brazil on these at first they were silver. This was to distinguish them from their German counter parts still in production.
This one is twenty years old and still going strong.
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At the time the purists disliked the fact that they were sourcing from Brazil- our local VW garage told me so. Essentially, folks considered them second rate quality. They were not.
One other thing to look out for. A Bosch silver coil with ORANGE labeling is 1.8 ohm internal resistance and will not work on these machines.
This is a great coil and I will settle for nothing else. Best cold start ups ever.
Perhaps with this things are clearer than the mud in my driveway now.

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So everything about this particular storm is pointing to a power outage with the way all the limbs are bent down.
Thought I'd get these shots posted up before it does.
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Ken
What’s the total? Just a icey costing yesterday morning washed away by rain. Then sun in the afternoon, a dusting over night last night. Not even enough to sand the driveway!

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