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Date:         Thu, 3 Nov 2005 21:03:04 -0800
Reply-To:     Jake de Villiers <crescentbeachguitar@TELUS.NET>
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From:         Jake de Villiers <crescentbeachguitar@TELUS.NET>
Subject:      Re: Power Steering Pump Squeal
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The 150 works fine. I've been a carpenter/cabinetmaker/luthier/mechanic and worked up close to dangerous machinery all my adult life. Holding sandpaper on a belt is a walk in the park compared to ripping rosewood on a 12" table saw. The only advice I have is, if you think its too dangerous for you, it is!


----- Original Message ----- From: "George Goff" <THX0001@AOL.COM> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 8:31 PM Subject: Re: Power Steering Pump Squeal

> In a message dated 11/3/05 10:24:54 PM, crescentbeachguitar@TELUS.NET writes: > > << If you just want to see if its slipping, hold a folded piece of 150 grit > sandpaper against it while it is running. This will dress the belt in situ, > removing the glaze. Do both friction surfaces, and be VERY careful. >> > > I'd probably go with 80 grit for this, the 150 will gum up too readily. And > I have to say that "be VERY careful" is an understatement. > > The good Lord watches over fools and idiots. > > Many years ago I came home from school and immediately paid a visit to my > beautiful sister. Whenever I landed at her place I found her surrounded by a > mountain of laundry, a broken washing machine and three squealing urchins. The > hero that I am, I sprung into action and told her I would fix the machine. > Applying what I had just learned, I determined that the motor was stalled and > unable to reach synchronous speed, in other words, the motor wasn't turning. > Since I didn't want to dirty my freshly starched khaki's, I reached blindly into > the cavity on the bottom of the washing machine, grabbed the drive belt and > tugged it. The motor took off so fast that it dragged my finger into the pulley > before I knew what was happening. No, I didn't lose the tip of my finger, > but I did get the blood blister from hell, all of an inch long and half an inch > wide. I also learned a valuable lesson. > > George >

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