Re: [DML] Video Of Carbureted PRV Intake Manifold Removal
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Re: [DML] Video Of Carbureted PRV Intake Manifold Removal


I have a question for you... what kind of fuel economy are you getting with 
the carbureted PRV? Gas prices are so high that fuel economy is becoming an 
important factor... especially here in Europe.
BTW, all of you in the US, don't tell me that gas is expensive ;)
Price of gas (lowest grade) in Poland with today's exchange rate is:
$2.34 - 1 liter
$8.85 - 1 gallon (US)

As a side note I'd like to add that while all this sounds very convincing, I 
really don't need a 3 minute access to the valley of 'whatever' ;) I only 
need to get there about once every 10 years to replace the hoses and 
O-rings. It makes absolutely no difference to me if it takes 3 minutes or 3 
hours. Well, if you need to get in there every time you change the oil, then 
yes, it makes sense ;)
No, I'm not advocating the K-Jet... I'm just stating a fact ;)

Tom Niemczewski
vin 6149 (in Poland!)
Google earth: 52°25'17.30"N 21° 1'58.00"E

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "content22207" <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 4:48 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Video Of Carbureted PRV Intake Manifold Removal

> Nowhere in my post did I try to convince anybody of anything.
> Video was clearly identified as a curiosity only.
> If somebody is convinced, I humbly suggest the evidence spoke for itself.
> Surely you are not implying that a K-Jet manifold can be removed in 3
> minutes 18 seconds.... (Next time I'll work a little faster to get it
> off in less than 2:00).
> The nomenclature *IS* curious -- K-Jet owners have a "Valley of
> Death," I have an "intake valley."
> One of the things I do while in there is turn the coolant distribution
> pipe mounting bolts so that they will not seize to the block (a very
> common PRV problem). I've also started painting those bolts with
> CID-A-A-59313 spec antiseize (that's the US Navy's spec for steel
> fasteners in aluminum threads):
> Sooner or later
> those O rings will need to be replaced. I have no intention of that
> little task taking more than 10 or 15 minutes.
> Did you notice in the video that I do not have a metal pipe running
> from the heater core back to the pump? Rubber hose will not rust or
> corrode. Not trying to convince you of anything -- that's a simple
> statement of fact.
> You may also have noticed that I have no vacuum switch in the coolant
> distribution pipe. With carburetion, spark advance is a single hose
> from the side of the throttle plates directly to the spark advance
> diaphragm (intake manifold does not need to be removed to do anything
> with that line). Of course I have no K-Jet thermal electrical switches
> down there. Again, not trying to convince you of anything -- that's
> also a simple statement of fact.
> Intake manifold does not need to be removed to access the slave
> cylinder, coolant temp sending unit, heater core takeoff barb and
> cutoff switch, and of course the ignition distributor/cap/rotor/wires.
> As always, not trying to convince you of anything -- just stating facts.
> I sincerely hope you are as happy with your K-Jet as I am with my
> carburetor. If you are not, feel free to contact me off list to
> discuss fuel delivery alternatives that may prove more satisfactory.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939


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