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Re: High Miler
« Reply #675 on: May 02, 2018, 08:36:25 AM »
Would be nice if timing worked out to start with the rover. Leaving tomorrow for the Wild West.


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Re: High Miler
« Reply #676 on: October 27, 2018, 12:27:12 AM »
4 years on a water pump seems less than expected. Needs one again.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #677 on: October 27, 2018, 06:34:11 AM »
I’ll have one waiting for you if needed
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 #678 on: November 22, 2018, 05:42:30 PM »
Upper radiator hose leaking at water neck.

Why does my fleet all have so many cooling system problems at once??
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #679 on: June 30, 2019, 11:11:23 PM »
Had a weird air bubble in the cooling system today. No issues on a trip fri-sat, it got hot (235-240) after a trip across town-shutdown-restart.  cooled back to 190-200 per usual as soon as the fan ramped up. Pushed a ton of coolant into the overflow. Did a combustion gas test and it was clean. Water came out the neck as soon as the thermostat opened. I capped it and it drew a couple quarts back from overflow as it cooled. It’s never ever done anything like that. Very strange hiccough.

Threw AC gauges on it since they were out and pressure differential is high, so it’s got some extra restriction somewhere. It was all 100% new parts 4ish years ago. Annoying. It was only keeping up when on recirc at 95F. And either it doesn’t have a high pressure limit switch or that switch is bad, since with whatever cooling fan issue the truck has it’ll blow out the relief if I run ac while sitting still when it’s hot. Truck got a new fan clutch 2-3yr ago as first effort to repair this, which means it’s either wiring or ECU. Will redouble my research efforts to hot wire the stupid viscous fan heater.

Sarah’s Malibu held vacuum, so I charged it. Was flat empty. See how long that lasts. Got very close to in-spec pressures, at least something on that car (and something today) cooperated.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #680 on: July 01, 2019, 10:57:06 AM »
FSM in PDF ebayed for £5.79
seems too good to be true but I guess the EU has protections making repair information public domain, so...
I'll find out shortly.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #681 on: July 01, 2019, 11:07:48 AM »
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #682 on: August 16, 2019, 12:40:31 PM »
Think I’m going to put a thermostat in. I think it’s sticking closed at initial warmup. That temp spike causes coolant to be pushed out and it doesn’t draw it back in for some reason. Was running hot towing to Attica today and was then all better when I dumped in a gallon or so from the truck plus got it to draw in from the overflow.

I swapped radiator cap when this started so it has a lev-r-vent on it. So much better when there’s an issue!!
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High Miler
« Reply #683 on: August 17, 2019, 11:58:07 PM »
Zero issues or irregularities since topping off coolant.
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High Miler
« Reply #684 on: September 03, 2019, 02:49:20 AM »
Cooling stupidity returned. Have topped off twice. Must do thermostat.

Something mildly loose in front end. Enough for a dead spot, which the steering stabilizer masks to the point of misdiagnosis. Expect to be track bar.

16.5 steady indicated (15.4 actual) on interstate with messy air from lawn and snow equipment. 21.5 indicated across highway 8 from Crandon to MSP in 5th at 62, 1900rpm. Still showing 19.9 after near 200 miles of 72ish in i94 and some around town and county driving today. Curious to see actual tank economy. Will find out in the morning. I’m expecting actual of 19 give or take a half
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #685 on: September 03, 2019, 11:33:24 AM »
Only 16.4 actual. Disappointing
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #686 on: September 03, 2019, 04:22:30 PM »
Only 16.4 actual. Disappointing

It used to have better mileage?

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #687 on: September 03, 2019, 08:53:27 PM »
Used to be within 10-15% of computer typically. I just did Janesville-ish wi to the Rez. 19.2-19.8 on the overhead. 17 actual. Not bad with a toolbox catching wind running 74 for most of it. But not the 20 that it teased me with!

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #688 on: September 11, 2019, 11:29:41 AM »
AC compressor went again. No cooling at all on my return from Crandon, and I tried it on the way home yesterday and got nothing - forgot to switch it off and had a bad smell from the outside like it melted the seals.

I should price out having that work done, if it would come with a 4 year warranty, since it seems that's as long as AC components last for me.

Going to check out all pressure switches too, have a feeling that high and low limit switches are either faulty or bypassed.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #689 on: September 12, 2019, 12:02:59 AM »
One steer tire with real poor wear
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