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Old 07-14-2018, 02:56 PM
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Drain it, drop the pan and check the magnet. I found a feed bolt on the magnet in mine right after buying it. I put it back in and went another 50k miles before the tranny died.
 
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Some parts came in.

Gibson side sweep stainless exhaust and a couple of Exhaust hanger brackets. Still waiting for one other bracket to come in.



New OEM front axle bumpers. one is shredded bad and the other one is gone after 100k miles.



A new OEM shift on the fly hose set. This is the hose that feeds from the vacuum solenoid to the hub lines. Mine is getting a couple of slight surface crazes. I figure it's best to buy it now while it is still around and have it for when I need it


Used replacement Fuel tank Skid came via truck freight from Texas. . Very light surface rust here and there and easily taken care of. I'm making a thread about this now. Should be up late tonight.

 
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Drain it, drop the pan and check the magnet. I found a feed bolt on the magnet in mine right after buying it. I put it back in and went another 50k miles before the tranny died.
thats the best report i have heard about the feed bolts. It is gonna be a few weeks before i get to it due to this family trip and then traveling for work. 50k is like 5+ years for our usage, but i would be happy with until next summer.

Otherwise im looking at a rebuild or maybe one sitting in a warehouse from an f450 w/ 51k on it. Car-part says it is an interchange but i planned to call on it.

I wish i had known about this issue last fall when i dropped the pan after buying it, i would have checked it then
 
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Addressed some suspension issues, both front sway bar links and the steering stabilizer were gacked. Made a huge improvement on the steering wander and body roll.

Also replaced some broken mirror glass, courtesy of Army Lifer... and quickly broke the new DS blind spot glass. At least it's less badly broken than the one I took out?
 
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I replaced the OEM steering stabilizer with a Bilstein and it really tightened up the steering play ..
So much so, that my wife will even consider driving it again...
On a recent trip back to our house, I told her she should drive, because I was tired, and she relented, and
drove for awhile....
She finally admitted that the steering stabilizer really helped ....
SOO!! There you have it....MY WIFE said so !!!!
 
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Rudolph has been down since the end of May due to needing a steering box and ball joints. Yesterday I finally had the time to install the new steering box and fired him up after him sitting for almost two months. Got a small power steering leak, but just need to make a few adjustments and he'll be back on the road!
 
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tired of the ever peeling chrome on the factory 05 grille so thought I would try something different. Not sure I like it yet. Haven't been on here much as I only drove it 3000 miles a year for the past two years. I did have one episode of overfilling the trans which waited until I towed in 106 degree heat to puke out the excess... Other than that this thing just keeps running.
 
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tired of the ever peeling chrome on the factory 05 grille so thought I would try something different. Not sure I like it yet. Haven't been on here much as I only drove it 3000 miles a year for the past two years. I did have one episode of overfilling the trans which waited until I towed in 106 degree heat to puke out the excess... Other than that this thing just keeps running.
Nice grille!
 
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