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post #1 of 11 Old 11-29-2014, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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over reving

Is there any way to tell if you are over revving without a meter or throwing a rod? I did dowload an app for my tablet which works perfectly in my silverado but does nothing for the blower... even if i change the settings. Just trying to save a few bucks from bringing it to the dealer...
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What do you use on the Silverado to measure RPM, the crank pulley?

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Ariens ST1530DLE, and good ole arm powered scrapper.
The 15 HP is a new Ducar engine sold
by Princess Auto in Canada.
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It works with the mic on the tablet.. guess it goes with sound. Bug it's right on with the rpm gauge in the dash
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The reason I asked is because I just received a Lazer tach made by Neiko and they supply a white reflective tape that you can stick on anything that rotates and it will read the rpm. I just thought if your app ran in a similar way and you just needed some contrast on the snow blower pulley.
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Ok gotcha, do you have an Iphone or Ipod with light?
There's an app you can download called strobe tachometer.
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Good thinking... never thought of that one. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and dish out a few bucks. Good thing the dealer is only 15 minutes from here.
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The app is free to download but of course you need an Iphone or if you know a buddy that has one then you can borrow it and use, will take 30 min. tops.

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think of your lawn mower at max rpm. then go just a little higher than that because snow is a lot heavier than grass. best advice is, use common sense with rpm

rpm stands for Riuns Peoples Motors. I like rpm but always had a natural built in rev limiter in my ears and head, and never threw a rod out of any piston engine in my life- although I did rev the beheck out of many of them

you just have to know by instinct when to let off. if you run synthetic oil you can get added leeway and insurance, it lubes better




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Thanks guys, running syntetic oil, and i had the trottle linkage put up the wrong way too... fixed that and reved her up a bit... think i got it pretty much up yo where it should be... might just drop by the jack of all trade of the place and get him to put the tach on it too....
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Good Luck and RPM is simply rotation per minute.

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