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mr.mindless

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #615 on: October 13, 2017, 10:54:57 PM »
All good through a turn & burn to DC.

Gearset is definitely quieter than it had been.

I should find my ir temp gun. Curious about rearend temp and also curious if my turndown goes low enough or if I’m going to cook a shock bushing out.

Front end still has the rattle that made me put in a steering shaft along with replacing the box. Going to go through ball joints and bearings tomorrow, maybe driver side ball joints are bad. Passenger were done maybe 10k ago. Passenger just got a bearing too.


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« Reply #616 on: October 17, 2017, 05:39:17 PM »
Upper bj and wb both have play. Not shocking. Proof to do things in sets.


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Re: High Miler
« Reply #617 on: October 21, 2017, 04:37:18 PM »
Need to do sway bar links.

Maybe shocks?

Rattle 90% gone. Steering super nice. 110 miles of functional cruise control and counting. Not too far from doubling miles driven with cruise under my ownership. Hopefully LF speed sensor routing is now safe... third try a charm.

Put 1/8 turn on most oil pan bolts. See if that dries up a wet side of the pan.


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Re: High Miler
« Reply #618 on: December 30, 2017, 10:15:49 PM »
Found 2 pissers tonight.

1. Don’t have clearance to pull the hinge pin for the turnover ball. Box steel crossmember under the bed is fully in the way. Didn’t feel like cutting that out to weld it back together tonight. Need a box wrench or a crescent that goes just over 1 3/8”, probably 36mm, since the opposite crossmember blocks socket access.

2. Gear oil inside the driver side wheel and on the backing plate. I thought I just did hub seals this summer along with all the other rearend work but I guess I get to do one again. That should be fun.


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« Reply #619 on: January 03, 2018, 11:21:31 AM »
Hitch looks like it'll work well. Need to build out a box, the stringers are a few inches further apart than I was hoping for.

Hopefully I can get a hand on that from smike at some point. Cut out the old, weld in the new!

it's fun rereading this thread.

need to unbuild part of this box for maintenance almost 5 years later. Hard to believe I've had this thing for almost 5 years. If it weren't for the pre-broken axle shaft, and the poor factory tank venting, this thread would be much shorter.

Early pics before the CM bed rusted to shit make me a little sad. I'm looking at cheap aluminum toolboxes right now. Think I'll pull the trigger and try to get at least 2 on before CA. Should be a day or two of work to mount all.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #620 on: January 03, 2018, 11:34:40 AM »
Fuel line is frozen. Started fine this morning but I only got to drive about 3/4 of a mile. Kim and the mule saved me!  eagle didn't have enough juice to start.




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this was the most recently before now that we had a real winter!
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« Reply #621 on: January 03, 2018, 02:02:45 PM »
Mercedes had 0-1 psi fuel pressure on gauge most of the way to work yesterday. Got a strong dose of Power Service white bottle and it slowly improved. Got lucky!

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #622 on: January 03, 2018, 02:07:36 PM »
I had the same leaving the Jokinens at I think it was 3F on Sunday. Got better after 5+ min of run time. It had been fine as low as -5F earlier while driving, so the overflow going back to the tank makes a big difference.

I've got a little smoke going right now; 2 grey bottles ready to go into the tank at the next 2 fillups.
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« Reply #623 on: January 08, 2018, 01:37:03 PM »
Wtf? Strange choices.

Feed +12 from 2 sides, molded in, via scotch lock. Twice. And ground through an aluminum rivet.


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Re: High Miler
« Reply #624 on: January 10, 2018, 10:15:43 AM »
hub seal changed, underbody boxes arrive today. I'll have a hard time not doing those right away since I've wanted them for so long, but that really should be very last priority.

I'd like to get it to delta sonic for an interior detail before I go. otherwise I think it's ready.
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« Reply #625 on: January 11, 2018, 03:10:37 PM »
2.5” channel to make mounts comes tomorrow. Piss poor timing. Piss poor planning.




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Re: High Miler
« Reply #626 on: January 11, 2018, 03:31:37 PM »
Hope they're waterproofed very good from tire spray.

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« Reply #627 on: January 11, 2018, 05:38:35 PM »
I’ll plan to put a forward mudflap on. That’s asking an awful lot of any seal.


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Re: High Miler
« Reply #628 on: January 11, 2018, 06:01:32 PM »
or weld a straight plate of metal next to the box.

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« Reply #629 on: January 11, 2018, 06:20:18 PM »
they are poly boxes. I have some trepidation but I'm hoping it's a good balance between weight, cost, and quality.

cheap steel boxes rust to shit immediately. cheap aluminum boxes are super under built. steel boxes weigh 3x what these do (95 vs 30, both plus mounting). these poly boxes are about the same price as super cheap aluminum or cheap steel and I'm hoping they have quality closer to higher end steel. We'll see.
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