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Make Your Own 6539 Fuel Pressure Test Adapter

Posted by Russell Wright on October 23, 2010

I was working on my ‘97 Chrysler Sebring convertible and needed to check the fuel pressure to see if my fuel pump was operational.  I went to my local Autozone and borrowed their fuel pressure test kit, but unfortunately, there is not at adapter suitable for use on the Mitsubishi 2.5 liter engine.  It has one of those “clip on” fuel fittings.  My shop manual stated I needed a 6539 fuel pressure test adapter.  Looking online, you can find them for about $50.  But I was in a hurry so I fabricated one.  Here it is.

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I purchased an FF677 (G6340) fuel filter for about $10 which had the correct fitting for the clip-on part.  I used the “universal” tee fitting that came with the tester and connected everything together as shown.  Then, I connected it to the fuel line and rail.

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Now I had a good schrader fitting that I could attach the fuel test gauge to.

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Even though the car won’t start, it registers about 50 psi while cranking.  But unfortunately, no “bang.” 

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Skype 4.2.0.187 Won’t Load and Crashes When Started

Posted by Russell Wright on October 8, 2010

This is a really short post.  I guess I updated Skype (I don’t use it that often) and the next time I tried to use it (which was today, 2010-10-07) it wouldn’t start.  With my sound turned on it simply goes "bang" (or whatever your default sound is for a error) and nothing happens.  Nothing in the application event logs, nothing running in task manager…just a quick death.

After screwing around with uninstalling and reinstalling and poking around in the registry, I finally went to http://www.oldapps.com/skype.php and downloaded the 4.2.0.169 version.  I uninstalled 4.2.0.187 (again) and installed 4.2.0.169.  Worked the first time!

My system is:

  • Dell M65 Precision
  • Windows XP SP3 and all the latest patches
  • Kaspersky anti-virus
  • Lots of other s/w

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