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Petteroids / What size generator head?
« on: May 13, 2012, 01:44:59 AM »
What size generator could I belt to my 4.5 mini-petter for direct AC power? What would be the max size I could get away with.

here is the latest on chinese imports from EPA..... 

EPA Voids Certificates Approving Import of Up to 200,000 Small Recreational Vehicles


Agency may levy penalties


WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew its approval of the import and sale of up to 200,000 gas-powered off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. The agency suspects that tailpipe emissions information was either incomplete or falsified. This is the first time EPA has voided certificates of conformity for these types of vehicles and only the second time the agency has done so for any type of vehicle. EPA is considering an enforcement action under the Clean Air Act, which could lead to significant financial penalties against the businesses that manufactured or imported these types of recreational vehicles.


As a result of a lengthy investigation, EPA is alleging that the applications for the certificates contained false or incomplete information. EPA issued the certificates in 2006 and 2007 to the U.S. counterparts of four of China ’s largest manufacturers of these types of vehicles: Hensim USA ( City of Industry , Calif. ), Loncin USA ( Hayward , Calif. ), Peace Industry Group ( Norcross , Ga. ), and Seaseng ( Pomona , Calif. ). The certificates were issued based on applications compiled by their consultant, MotorScience Enterprise.  EPA believes MotorScience Enterprise intentionally submitted false or incomplete emissions information.


The Chinese manufacturers are Chongqing Hensim Group Co., Chongqing Longting Power Equipment Co., Zhejiang Peace Industry and Trade Co., and Zhejiang Chisheng Industry and Trading Co.


All vehicles imported or manufactured in the United States are required to have certificates of conformity, which are issued by EPA.  To obtain a certificate, a manufacturer or importer must submit an application that describes the vehicle and its emission control system, and provide emissions data that demonstrates that the vehicle will meet federal emission standards for certain pollutants, including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and total hydrocarbons.  EPA’s alleges that this information was falsified.


Because the manufacturers failed to properly test the emissions from their own products, EPA cannot determine whether the vehicles meet EPA emission standards. Without proper emission controls, recreational vehicles can emit substantially more pollution than allowable under EPA standards.


Volatile organic compounds and NOx emissions contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone, or smog.  In addition, exposure to even low levels of ozone can cause respiratory problems, and repeated exposure can aggravate pre-existing respiratory diseases.


The California Air Resources Board, which issued executive orders similar to EPA’s certificates of conformity, has also voided its executive orders covering the same vehicles that were sold in California .   


Today’s action impacts the companies that manufactured and imported these vehicles. A consumer who owns a model that was covered by these voided certificates is not responsible for these companies’ wrongdoing and can continue to use the vehicle.


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General Discussion / Re: i once again apologize for this site being down
« on: November 13, 2009, 10:41:05 PM »
I'm still here, hope the site stays up. Too much valuable info to be lost :-\

Petteroids / Re: ring set for petteroid
« on: September 03, 2009, 09:26:43 PM »
yes, mike, I still need the perrtroid rings. Let me know and thanks

Petteroids / Re: ring set for petteroid
« on: June 28, 2009, 12:51:33 AM »
Thanks, Mike I am still looking. Ron :-\

Petteroids / ring set for petteroid
« on: June 05, 2009, 01:17:04 AM »
Can someone tell me where I can buy a set of rings for my 3.5 hp Ashwamegh petteroid? I had bought a few parts from a Mr. Atul Patel from India a few years ago but lost my contack info. :-\

rca, sorry to hear about your accident , hope you recover quickly. I am guilty of refueling while running and wiping up the spilllage. I WONT do it again. PS will be figureing out a guard for my changfa. Looking at you injury makes my rear hurt! lol :(

Generators / Re: Dead st generator
« on: September 19, 2007, 08:57:11 PM »
I returned it to seller and he replaced it for me. The replacment st generated just fine.

This past winter i started my 22hp changfa by injection propane into the throat of the air intake. As soon as it starts close the propane valve and it should run. i hooked a small propane torch tank close to my intake , ran a rubber hose down to top of air cleaner and mounted a fitting there. hooked the hose on fitting and left it as a permanent installiation.

Listeroid Engines / Re: New Rules for Importers
« on: June 30, 2007, 12:52:34 AM »
maybe walmart will import them from china. Everything else they sell comes from there! ;D

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: changfa 195 starter
« on: June 17, 2007, 04:01:37 AM »
I dont know what starter would interchange but it would be pretty small ifs its like the one on my changfa. While we are on the subject of starters can someone tell me how to put a flywheel on a small 4.5 hp changfa? I want to rig it up to a starter. The flywheel that is on the motor is about 91/2" in diameter. How could I attach a starter flywheel to that?

Generators / Re: Black Market Power Generation in Iraq
« on: June 01, 2007, 04:52:38 PM »
Yeah, I would love to see some pics to see what power plants they are using. Also to see if India or China or whoever is suppling most of the equipment.

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