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Re: High Miler
« Reply #600 on: June 06, 2017, 02:09:06 PM »
I was wishing for a porta power.

Hub pilots suuuuck

I imagine real truck wheels are even more fun.


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back in days I worked at a heavy equipment repair shop and there's this one Mexican, he has to be shorter than any of us in the flx club. He deal with stuff like this day to day basis, along with clutch jobs in 18 wheelers. One of hardest workers I know.

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« Reply #601 on: June 08, 2017, 09:26:25 PM »
rear brake job is no joke on this unit.

also found wet gear oil so that's getting changed.

ac is almost done.

going to work now to optimize daylight use.

solid last minuting.
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« Reply #602 on: June 30, 2017, 11:40:40 PM »
only warning of a complete LF wheel bearing failure was an unexplained sound like birds chirping.

exactly how I want to spend my saturday morning!
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #603 on: July 15, 2017, 08:29:22 PM »



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Re: High Miler
« Reply #604 on: July 16, 2017, 09:22:21 PM »
Your awesome
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #605 on: July 17, 2017, 11:20:43 AM »
I think that's about where spencer started out with his 12 valve :)

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #606 on: July 17, 2017, 11:30:03 AM »
Almost 100k since you got it? How's the blow by?

I drove my dodge for ~102k miles since 2011. At 302,xxx miles as of today. Bad blow by, though. I think it's from WMO.

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« Reply #607 on: July 17, 2017, 11:36:10 AM »
I think just under 80k in 3.3yr. I brought it home St. Patrick's Day with something like 342 or 346k on it.

blowby was almost nill then, I haven't checked it lately. No elephant hose on this, I still run PCV into the intake as factory. I should probably replace that filter, I think it's supposed to be a maintenance item. I should probably replace or clean the nasty K&N too, it's finally almost all the way down to the red line on the filter gauge. It's been "well filtered" since I bought it.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #608 on: September 12, 2017, 07:49:44 PM »
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Little pinion play. Master install on the shelf. Not making any noise, I bet the pinion but is loose again. It's getting a weld on reassembly if it is. I've retightened it 3x since arb install.

Maybe I get to crawl under there Friday. Buggy prep and tire repair Thursday. Don't get to take tomorrow off, just thurs-fri.


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Re: High Miler
« Reply #609 on: September 20, 2017, 08:24:47 PM »
I should probably get a ring & pinion on order, they are probably not going to look perfect judging from the metallic sheen in the mud brown overflow I saw just now after topping off the diff.

I can't wait for this weekend! It'd better not rain.


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Re: High Miler
« Reply #610 on: September 22, 2017, 12:39:58 AM »
This thing has a little click that’s driving me nuts. I was sure it was the steering shaft, that’s still what it feels like.

I guess I need to check all ball joints and tie rods and track bar and unit bearings and whatever else real closely. Nothing feels loose in handling, no wobble or dead spot, but I feel that click through the wheel and I do not like.


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Re: High Miler
« Reply #611 on: September 24, 2017, 10:03:13 PM »
Looks like nothing but my mistake on the rearend. Crush sleeve wasn’t crushed enough, bearings look good. Races feel perfect. I’ll toss the new bearings on and crush that thing good this time. Mostly because I dropped the outer in the dirt. Fuck I hate working on this shit here.

One case bearing mildly spun, on the arb seal housing side. I’ll stake the case a bit with a punch before installing new. I figured one new all now so I pulled the other was well. It was super tight.

Seal housing retainer wore through the copper line, that was the point of failure there. I bent that in a little so it won’t be able to rub again.  Surprised at the case wear where the o rings ride. Gotta be a couple thou. I can’t find my goddamn calipers to put a number on it so I hope old pinion depth is good.


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