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  • Careless
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    Originally posted by cruizer View Post
    Wankels were great high rev engines, few apex seal problems. But so quiet and so fast. If you always ran premium and a high grade oil, they would seem to last forever. It was the low grade fuel, which they ran just fine, but tended to carbon up on, and crap oil that ended them.
    compared to what? a boeing 747? rotaries are loud as ****. a very high pitched loud. they sound like weed whackers.

    Also, a little bit of two stroke oil in the gas tank is what keeps the seals nice and clean.

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  • Portable Welder
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    My Dynasty 300 has been chugging along for the last 8 years without a problem, However some times we only use it a 1/2 hr a week and some times 4-6 hrs a week on average so you cant compare me to a shop that has theirs running 40 hrs a week.

    I would never want to go back to my 250 Synchrowave after having a Dynasty, Not that it was a bad machine but when welding thick to thin or down into corners the dynasty really shines.

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  • griff01
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    Originally posted by ja baudin View Post
    Thank you sir!!
    Grainger online will have them also. Grainger is a little high on their shipping but they usually have whatever you need.

    Griff

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  • ja baudin
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    Originally posted by cruizer View Post
    Just a standard 3/4" sleeved strain relief. Available at pretty much any hardware store, depending on the machine hole might need a couple of step own plates

    Thank you sir!!

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  • cruizer
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    Just a standard 3/4" sleeved strain relief. Available at pretty much any hardware store, depending on the machine hole might need a couple of step own plates
    Last edited by cruizer; 02-14-2015, 09:00 PM.

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  • ja baudin
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    Originally posted by cruizer View Post
    Well, for 5 bucks you can stick a rubber sleeved strain relief in. I mean all the filters in the world are not going to help problems with the primarys jammed together.


    I wouldn't mind spending 5 bucks, where can I find one? Tried looking on line, sure you could put your hand on the right one pretty quick for a 200dx? Part number and manufacturer?

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  • cruizer
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    Originally posted by Cgotto6 View Post
    I have a FD rx-7, anyone who comes into our forum would walk away wondering why anybody would bother with such a problem ridden machine. But that's just cause happy owners are out driving for the most part and people with issues are the ones to post.
    Wankels were great high rev engines, few apex seal problems. But so quiet and so fast. If you always ran premium and a high grade oil, they would seem to last forever. It was the low grade fuel, which they ran just fine, but tended to carbon up on, and crap oil that ended them.

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  • Cgotto6
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    I have a FD rx-7, anyone who comes into our forum would walk away wondering why anybody would bother with such a problem ridden machine. But that's just cause happy owners are out driving for the most part and people with issues are the ones to post.

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  • cruizer
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    Well, that's true too, however, you may get a noticeable change for the better by merely loosening off the plastic strain reliefs from the backs of the machines

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  • H80N
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    Originally posted by Cgotto6 View Post
    I think the perception of inverters failing is partly due to this being a technical forum mostly used to help diagnose broken machines. If somebody has a healthy dynasty they have no reason to post about it.
    At the risk of angering the gods of good fortune...

    I have had my three Miller Inverters for several years now... with ZERO Problems..

    My Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner, Dynasty 200DX & Millermatic 350P... have performed flawlessly and do things that no transformer machine could hope to equal....
    those inverters add refinement to the process that is not available with a transformer...

    Would suspect that my experience is probably typical.... out of the hundreds of thousands built... would expect only a small percentage to fail from defects... some from abuse.. but the vast majority to be chugging along for many many years...

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  • Cgotto6
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    I think the perception of inverters failing is partly due to this being a technical forum mostly used to help diagnose broken machines. If somebody has a healthy dynasty they have no reason to post about it.

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  • cruizer
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    Well, for 5 bucks you can stick a rubber sleeved strain relief in. I mean all the filters in the world are not going to help problems with the primarys jammed together.

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  • maxstar300LX
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    Electrical noise…

    "as they overly squish the primary's together. This causes electrical noise. And ends up taking out the machines over time. I replace them with a standard. Sleeved version."


    Hey Cruiser,
    i have seen in the manuals for the units labelled CE only- i think they use a 400volt input supply, where there are 'filters ' installed in circuit ( one would usually be on the cooling fan and the other somewhere close to the input contactor/ input supply wires).
    Would these be for electrical noise?
    and if so,
    can they be fitted retroactively to the non-CE units? Or would these filters be designed only for 400volt CE models?
    or would your method of sleeves take care of that problem only cheaper?

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  • ja baudin
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    Originally posted by cruizer View Post
    There are quirks with all machines. The millers require basic maintenance yearly, ya don't and yes there are problems. I make rental firms open new units up , inspect and tighten the backs of the output studs. Red loctite is added so they don't come loose. And yearly to tighten all connectors, and mod screws as they always heat loosen.

    also there is a problem with the plastic strain reliefs on the backs of the machines, as they overly squish the primary's together. This causes electrical noise. And ends up taking out the machines over time. I replace them with a standard. Sleeved version.

    KInda buying a car, never changing the oil, then wondering why it broke down...



    Thats all great advise Cruiser, thanks! Wish you could make tutorial videos.
    Last edited by ja baudin; 02-14-2015, 12:04 PM.

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  • cruizer
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    There are quirks with all machines. The millers require basic maintenance yearly, ya don't and yes there are problems. I make rental firms open new units up , inspect and tighten the backs of the output studs. Red loctite is added so they don't come loose. And yearly to tighten all connectors, and mod screws as they always heat loosen.

    also there is a problem with the plastic strain reliefs on the backs of the machines, as they overly squish the primary's together. This causes electrical noise. And ends up taking out the machines over time. I replace them with a standard. Sleeved version.

    KInda buying a car, never changing the oil, then wondering why it broke down...
    Last edited by cruizer; 02-14-2015, 05:42 AM.

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