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Old 01-04-2019, 07:56 AM
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Tom, Just send up a flare if the diesel guys start picking on you. What hurt was trading my C6 Corvette for the Lincoln. The insurance for a family with a Corvette with a 16 year old male is insanity. They won't exclude him from that car. On the plus, downsizing my fleet will help my OCD. As a detailer it's hard to see all my dirty vehicles and not have time to clean them. Now I will just have mine and the wife's to worry about.
 
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:52 AM
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:45 PM
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Got finished with Bilstein 5100 shocks in front and Rancho 5000X in the rear, stabilizer end links and a steering rebuild. The steering was updated with new TTX ball joints, passenger side tie rod end, Bilstein 5100 steering stabilizer, Blue-top steering gear box and put in 2* caster shims.
Man what a DIFFERENCE that made! I did everything but the shims Wed-Thurs and finally did the shims today. The difference between the new tight steering and the additional caster to the now tight steering was crazy! These trucks really need the caster. It drives so much better now it is really kinda unbelievable how much of a difference that made. Our trip next week to Colorado is going to be so much more enjoyable than the last time....
 
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:16 PM
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I put new OEM recommended, road force balanced, 16 inch tires on her OEM slotted mag rims. Changer her oil at 156K miles, new air filter and washed and waxed her.

Keeping her in pristine, stock condition. She is such a good girl! I talk to her ya know, she treats me right and I return the favor.

Next, I am going to flush the tranny, replace the filter and follow the advice of this forum as I have always been taught not to change the fluid of a high mileage transmission. Gunna trust this forum, why? Because I don't know everything and you guys have a lot more Ex experience than I do.
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I don't think I'd ever not change tranny fluid or any fluids. They all break down over time. I've been at be recommendation of a long time diesel mechanic to change tranny fluid and don't believe the hype in flushes. 201k miles on a factory 7.3 with 4R100. Fluid changes every other year about 24k miles is my choice and my money to throw away but it's cheap piece of mind. Factory trans cooler and she still runs cool when if I tow.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:16 PM
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Haven't been on here in a while...haven't done much to the Ex until lately.

Just installed LED headlights/fogs. Yes I know they're not perfect and not designed for reflector lenses (I see what everyone was talking about) - but it still looks way better that with the Sylvanias.

Also have a pair of new seat covers/arm rests waiting to be installed.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:22 PM
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what leds for headlights you go for?
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:35 PM
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what leds for headlights you go for?
Went with OPT7 :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/OPT7-9007-L...72.m2749.l2649

And the fogs are from Amazon:

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Drove it 2000 miles round trip to the in-laws last week, and only lost 3 quarts of oil and the hatch latch... not too bad.
 
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Changed the Engine Oil & Filter.

Next in line was the transmission. Drained it, and then started undoing the bolts to get the pan off to replace the filter. Now, who came up with the fantastic design of putting the 5 bolts under the chassis cross member? None of the tools I had would snake into that spot to let me open/tighten them securely. Ended up just putting the remaining bolts back and refilled new Mercon V ATF. Good things from this exercise - There is new fluid in there and got a confirmation that there aren't any rusted bolts as all of them came off easily
 
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Finally got it back from the shop on Friday. List of services performed.... studded, deleted, 4' Flo-Pro turbo back, Blue spring, T-stat, H2O pump, glow plugs, oil cooler, ELC coolant and to top it off an SCT Livewire TS+. Wow what a difference in drivability. Saturday I replaced both batteries and did the "fogs on with high beam" mod pulled from the Super Duty section. Big lighting improvement with high beams. Replaced the rear hatch struts as well. I'd really like to tackle that "high idle" mod soon.... Oh, and ordered "Gear Head" tunes yesterday. Now I drive it for awhile.....
 
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Glow plugs, valve cover gaskets, valve cover wiring harnesses. No fun !
 
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Not doing but thinking about it real hard. I found a set or OEM telescope mirror on CL for $50... Look in good shape. Not planing on keeping this X long term ( would like to locate a non crusty one) but for $50 should make towing the boat easier......

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Old 01-08-2019, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 90limited View Post
Not doing but thinking about it real hard. I found a set or OEM telescope mirror on CL for $50... Look in good shape. Not planing on keeping this X long term ( would like to locate a non crusty one) but for $50 should make towing the boat easier......

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$50 is a sweet deal, and if towing anything the bigger mirrors are a huge step up over the little dog ear paddles. And you can swap them over to the next EX if it doesn't come with a set, keep the paddles to swap back on if selling this one to fund the replacement wagon.
 
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$50 is a sweet deal, and if towing anything the bigger mirrors are a huge step up over the little dog ear paddles. And you can swap them over to the next EX if it doesn't come with a set, keep the paddles to swap back on if selling this one to fund the replacement wagon.
even just driving and not towing the tow mirrors are fantastic. makes backing up to anything a breeze.
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:11 PM
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Not doing but thinking about it real hard. I found a set or OEM telescope mirror on CL for $50... Look in good shape. Not planing on keeping this X long term ( would like to locate a non crusty one) but for $50 should make towing the boat easier......

Thoughts?
$50 is a sweet deal, and if towing anything the bigger mirrors are a huge step up over the little dog ear paddles. And you can swap them over to the next EX if it doesn't come with a set, keep the paddles to swap back on if selling this one to fund the replacement wagon.
even just driving and not towing the tow mirrors are fantastic. makes backing up to anything a breeze.
Add: I had the back loaded up to the top with stuff that obscured the rearview mirror, and I was able to push the tow mirrors out enough to just about cover the gap.

Now to train my wife on how to properly align the main vs. blind spot
 

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