dakotahound
Dakotahound
dakotahound
Sep 14
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That is something of which I know absolutely nothing. “Sintered powder metal” will be my next search.

Sep 14
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Wow, we have a fire in Florida - I didn’t know anything about it. It has been a very wet summer, so I am surprised.

Sep 14
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Well, it looks like the end of a flame lighter (as shown in the post by Demon-Xanth), but I wasn’t using a flame lighter, just an inexpensive Bic.

Sep 14
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It looks like a pinion gear, but I can’t figure out how it would get there. There is no set screw, so it has to be a press fit.

Sep 14
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It looks a little like a spark wheel. The lighter that I was using, however, isn’t missing any parts.

Sep 14
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That must be it. Looking at it more closely, the machining is actually impressive. Especially for something as inexpensive as a lighter.

Sep 14
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It seems too small to be a knob. The metal appears to be brass.

Sep 14
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I don’t think so, the hole isn’t large enough for the chain.

Sep 14
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That is an interesting site. I have have several mysteries that would be nice to have solved.

Sep 14
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There are no inside threads, but it does look like a pinion gear.

Sep 14
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Yes, that certainly looks like the part, but I was using a cheap disposable Bic lighter on Saturday. It must have been there from a while ago, but I can’t imagine not seeing it.

Sep 14
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Yes, it appears to be brass, and it is probably old. There is nothing very old in the immediate vicinity.

Aug 28
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I didn’t know that bulbs did that - thank you. I guess it would be harder to predict LED failures (of course, they don’t fail nearly as often).

Aug 28
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This is slightly different but, about a year ago, my PSM light came on intermittently. I could not find the problem and, when I gave up, the Porsche dealer tried but had no luck. In some online forum, someone mentioned that the brake light switch can cause the PSM failure. I asked the Porsche dealer about it, but they Read more

Aug 28
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That is possible, I just didn’t think it was that smart.

Aug 28
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Now that you mention it, there have been strange noises coming from the garage.

Aug 28
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Well, I’m not sure that mine is predictive, but it sure seems so.

Aug 28
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At least that guarantees it is correct.

Jul 8
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Many people will disagree with me on this, but I think that it is too big for a first bike. It is not necessarily the power, it is the weight. I have known too many people who have bought a large (750cc and larger) bike and had a hard time learning the basic riding skills. Many of them ended up having accidents Read more

Jul 4
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If that is a working brick oven, in the kitchen, it is great.