Category Archives: Ask the Guru

ATG (Sep/Oct14) – Bench Testing Cont’d

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If you have any questions about my articles or our products (or just want to chat about golf car repair), feel free to contact me at guru@golfcarnews.com. Question: S.K. Writes: Mr. Kramer can you please help with some sort of bench testing for controllers so we can run them before we install them? Answer: Continued from September/October 2014 issue. This… Read more »

ATG (Jul/Aug14) – Bench Testing

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If you have any questions about my articles or our products (or just want to chat about golf car repair), feel free to contact me at guru@golfcarnews.com. Q: S.K. Writes: Mr. Kramer can you please help with some sort of bench testing for controllers so we can run them before we install them? According to Roger: For some reason this… Read more »

ATG (MayJun14) – Oil Changes

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Q: G.H. Writes: What is your recommendation of a generalized oil change? I would like some sort of hand out for my customers. A: dirt! Over time dirt and sludge can build up inside the engine and one way to remove this unwanted substance is to change the oil! Before we begin let’s talk about safety. Please wear safety glasses… Read more »

ATG (MarApr14) – New Motor

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Q: Al writes: Mr. Kramer, I have a Marathon model electric car, I recently put a new motor on and it does not go any faster than it did. Can you offer soje suggestions? A: Before spending anymore money on the car let’s talk about some area’s of concern. There are hundreds of those old cars across the country and… Read more »

ATG (JanFeb14) – Marathon Ignitor

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Q: BH From R.I. Asks: How do I bench test a Marathon Ignition system? A: BH, the way I do that is by the use of a Marine Plastic Board and mount the following items. Use a 10597 Pulsar Coil, 5121 Coil, 9174 Spark Plug Wire, and either or 10594/10595 Igniter. Add a Normally Open switch for activation. Add a… Read more »

ATG (NovDec13) – Kids Carts

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Q: GL writes: You talk a lot about big kid toys, but what about for actual kid cars? What is a cheap way to make a kid car speed control? A: I find this to be an entertaining question and one I get quite often. So below is about as simplistic as     it gets! There can be a lot… Read more »

ATG (SepOct13) – Explaining air leaks

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Question: Jason writes ‘what is an air leak”? What does it mean? Answer: You will hear that mentioned a lot when referring to two cycle engines. However that does apply to four cycle engines as well. Sense you have a vintage using a four cycle engine we will focus a tad more in that direction. An air leak is basically… Read more »

ATG (JulAug13) – Can I remove my governor?

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QUESTION: SE from Texas writes: How can I get rid of the governor? ANSWER: That is a common question. I do not suggest the removal of the governor and will not offer how to disconnect it. However, I will tell you how it works and how to adjust it. The governor is there for a reason. And that is to… Read more »

ATG (JanFeb13) – POTs, ITS & V-Glide

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Question: PA in Minnesota writes; I hear a lot about POTS, ITS, V-glide and all sorts of values, tell me what all that means? According to Roger: What is meant by those short terms is “throttle inputs”. Car manufacturers use different inputs as part of what they feel best suits a control system they wish to use. Accelerator, linkage and… Read more »

ATG (MayJun13) – Solenoids on Gas Car

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QUESTION: A.N. from Nebraska writes: You talk a lot about double solendoids on electric cars but nothing on gas cars that have the old 5306 key switch that never works. What can I do to replace that key switch, it keeps falling apart and I am frustrated with it? ANSWER: The power circuit is battery positive to normally open side… Read more »