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Old 08-24-2018, 07:06 PM
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I'd just be happy if my cab had the structural integrity to be picked up like this. rustbelt problems.
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:26 PM
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Pulled one of the mod row captains chairs to make room for the trip Sunday to Myrtle beach. 800 miles with plenty of space. The big cooler will go in its place.
 
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:07 AM
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I like that rubber mat Jay, perfect for messy, snacking, spilling kids.
 
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:03 AM
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It's perfect length wise, just needs a little trimming on the sides. $30 at home depot though, you can't beat it.
 
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:02 PM
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Replaced the driver side needle bearing that supports the stub shaft when hubs are unlocked. Apparent that I had some water intrusion. Cleaned it to the best of my abilities before reassembly, these pics are from the tear down:







New toy made it much easier. I wish I had this when I did my leaf springs...



Large socket works fine due to my lack of a press:



Although this picture is dark, if you look closely you can see that the old bearing was completely toast:



I also went ahead and plugged both vacuum ports on the hubs and ripped the vacuum lines off and capped them near the reservoir.
 
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:47 PM
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Changed the oil in my new to me 6.8. Took about 3 times longer than it should have, filter was on super tight. Had to run and get a filter wrench, which just crushed it. Eventually had to drive a screwdriver through it to get it off. Made a big mess on my driveway.
 
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:50 PM
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Changed the oil in my new to me 6.8. Took about 3 times longer than it should have, filter was on super tight. Had to run and get a filter wrench, which just crushed it. Eventually had to drive a screwdriver through it to get it off. Made a big mess on my driveway.
Been there, done that. =)
 
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:17 AM
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Been there, done that. =)
yup, only on this vehicle too!
 
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:20 AM
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Changed the oil in my new to me 6.8. Took about 3 times longer than it should have, filter was on super tight. Had to run and get a filter wrench, which just crushed it. Eventually had to drive a screwdriver through it to get it off. Made a big mess on my driveway.
As is apparently tradition when you buy a used vehicle. I've had to do that with I think every first oil change.
 
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:43 AM
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Replaced the fan clutch on a Friday afternoon right before heading out with the camper. Last time I made the trip up Fort Mountain, my engine temp was 231 and my trans was at 215 when I topped out. New fan clutch from Amazon because it was what I could get quickly. It is not nearly as large or heavy as the one I removed but it was cheap enough to not make me cry if it didn't turn out the be the problem. The good thing is I topped the mountain at 204 engine temp and 196 transmission temp and those temps remained steady for the last 2/3's of the pull. The bad thing is I don't think it has disengaged once since I put it on there. I guess a quality replacement is in the works for this winter.
 
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:57 AM
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Took the Girl Scout Troop ziplining.
 
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Got my big guy back from the shop today!

[Final Work Order - Shop Credit to Ranaway Diesel in Duvall, WA]
ARP Head Gasket Kit B-18mm A-20mm
Pushrods
BPD Heavy Duty Oil Cooler Kit
Performance Radiator
Flo Pro Up Pipes
Stand Pipe
Right Glow Plug Harness
Left Glow Plug Harness
Injection Control Pressure Sensor
Turbo Oil Feed Tube
BPD 7.3 Fan Clutch Kit
Serpentine Belt
Delo 15W40 and new filter
ELC Coolant
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Checked the EBP sensor and tube - it came off easily, and it was fairly clean inside. The previous owner did a water pump, I'm guessing they at least cleaned, and possibly replaced the EBP sensor at the same time.

Looked around for the grey vacuum tube in the engine compartment, the one that goes to the heater valve. Not to be found. Rats! (literally)

Ordered one of them fancy radios from wanaco100 on eBay. There is a 15% off eBay deal using the code PREGAME15 until 10PM PST tonight. I wound up with about $73 off.
 
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:13 PM
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Checked the EBP sensor and tube - it came off easily, and it was fairly clean inside. The previous owner did a water pump, I'm guessing they at least cleaned, and possibly replaced the EBP sensor at the same time.

Looked around for the grey vacuum tube in the engine compartment, the one that goes to the heater valve. Not to be found. Rats! (literally)

Ordered one of them fancy radios from wanaco100 on eBay. There is a 15% off eBay deal using the code PREGAME15 until 10PM PST tonight. I wound up with about $73 off.
Congrats on the radio and discount. I have one of them, beware, does not have instructions and there is a learning curve.
 
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:28 PM
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Congrats on the radio and discount. I have one of them, beware, does not have instructions and there is a learning curve.
Oh, sweet. A $500 puzzle box that doesn't respond well to physical or verbal abuse. At least I know who to ask now...
 

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