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Old 10-20-2018, 05:17 PM
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Didn't do it today but I did it very recently.
Painted my old tired looking winch bumper with bedliner and added windows visors over all of the windows and a bug deflector on the hood.
Mirrors were changed out a couple of months ago.
Truck is dirty in the pic but you get the idea.

 
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:24 AM
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Judgement Day

Clutch time

The office

My butter..ya, he's enthused
 
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:35 AM
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I am envious of you fellas that have the tools, resources and knowledge to do something like a clutch job on a ZF6, rear differentials, valve springs, etc...
 
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Clutch time

The office

My butter..ya, he's enthused
hahahaha!! get some!!! This will be fun.

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I am envious of you fellas that have the tools, resources and knowledge to do something like a clutch job on a ZF6.
It's really not bad at all Sous. I did mine last summer with the help of a good friend. The trans is heavy, but a trans jack takes care of that part.
 
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Do you guys think the hood deflector really works? Maybe for bugs, but my truck came with one on it (8 years ago) and I've got a zillion, well 20 or so, little rock chips all over the windshield. Gravel ain't much heavier than some of those Jap beetles we got flying around here, just wondering if it's worth the trade off of trying to clean all the leaves and pines and other tree crap that collects under that shield while my truck is parked in the drive. The paint on the leading edge of my hood is pretty beat up.
 
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You nailed it in your last sentence. It hides the small chipped places on the front edge of the hood. I've had deflectors that worked pretty good before but they weren't sleek looking, this one looks good and may help some but I just filled up and had to clean bugs off of the windshield. (at the top where the wipers don't reach - we had rain yesterday)

The side window deflectors are great because I can crack my windows a tad so it doesn't turn into an oven and it doesn't rain in. No one can tell that they are open a little bit unless you come right up to it. All of the deflector pieces are from Weather Tech. Made in USA.
 
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:05 PM
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No, the paint on the front edge of my hood is worn from all the dirt and crap that constantly collects there because of the deflector. I've removed it a few times over the years because that's the only way to really clean the hood, and the paint was ruined when I bought the truck.
 
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:51 AM
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Well..had a GREAT story loaded with pics just a minute ago and somehow, went completely blank so yeah, im pissed right now haha..

Long story short, all went good with 1 hiccup. Found, you GOTTA install a Fitzall sleeve onto the clutch alignment tool because the bushing used/pilot needle bearing, the ID is bigger then that of the OD of tool. So, your clutch will not be lined up. Took us over an hr to FINALLY figure out why the trans just would not "go home"...

First thing first, get racecars outta way..yup, we had to \"warm them up"

Jay Fitzall bushing

Meet Mr ZF

Getn slave outta way

Re aligned
 
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Well this was a few weeks ago but parked the truck (sadly) and flew back to remove the remaining items from the now rental property…
 
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Gotta reverse the CCV vent and put it back to OEM permanently. Tired of dealing with CA Smog ever 2 years on this.

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Gotta reverse the CCV vent and put it back to OEM permanently. Tired of dealing with CA Smog ever 2 years on this.

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Thanks, but that's still an illegal setup for Cali.

A vehicle cannot have it's closed crankcase system altered and vented to atmosphere, in California.

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Old 11-10-2018, 10:05 AM
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Yesterday was a long day. Did some maintenance that was badly overdue.
1. Coolant flush and replaced with ELC. I went with Delo ELC because it was the top choice of the “Gooich coolant flush thread” THANKS FTE for having all the great info in one spot!
2. Water pump replace. Did this in between distilled water flusches. Used the Motorcraft one from Riff Raff. Thermostat also with Riff Raff housing. This went uneventful except I noticed my plug on my CPS was almost unplugged. Looks like it’s been that way for a while. Need to add another item to the “to do list” sigh...
3. Cleaned the EVBP valve and tube.
4. Donaldson AIS
5. Upper and lower radiator hoses.

Truck has 130,000 miles on it. None of the items above were bad, just maintenance items in my mind. Water pump could have made more miles. It had some light scuffing of the impeller on the pump side, nothing on the engine side.

Went slow and cleaned things as I went. Feels good to “get around to” some of these things. BTW it got below freezing here last night.
 

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Last week I removed and installed 8 GP's, 2 UVCH's and 2 valve cover gaskets.

This week I painted exhaust pipes, CAC tubes, mounting plate and turbo turbine. Next week is Borg Warner SXE and Carson Stauffer T4 kit install.
 
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Got a new windshield yesterday. A buddy works for Safelite and put it in for me, couldn’t beat the price.


Looking at Pikes Peak through the new windshield.
 

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