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Finally dropped the tank and pulled the hitch to install the almost new one Nicmike was so gracious to bring to the MidWest. Also hoses down the whole undercarriage with Fluid Film to keep the wolves away. Will have nuts welded to the “non-removable” bolts tomorrow if all goes to plan and pick up the camper this weekend to get it ready for the spring summer and fall. Wife, kids and I cannot wait to get it out.
 
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I put in new rear blocks to level the X out.
 
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I put in new rear blocks to level the X out.
Looks good! What are your before and after center of hub to fender measurements?
 
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I'm using late model wheels so I had to add 2" spacers. It's been a pain in the you know what but looks much better. I didn't measure before I added them but it looked really silly.
 
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:58 PM
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Changed out the engine mounting gaskets for the oil cooler. Front gasket has been leaking since fall. Finally can check that off my list...
 
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Replaced a 1.5 year old Advance Auto rear caliper on Thursday as it was starting to seize up like the old one. Friday I drove down to FL and just came back on Tuesday. Mileage down was 18.2 holding it at 70 the entire way. First fill up on the way back was 17.5 with about 1/4 of that tank being city driving then doing 75-80 most of the way on the highway. Not horrible, especially compared to the V10 numbers I was getting.
 
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Just buttoned up the hitch replacement. That fuel tank is a real pain in the a$$ without help. Even with only a few gallons in it.
 
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:37 PM
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Did you use the "Egyptian" method?
 
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Did you use the "Egyptian" method?

He said he was by himself Mike, he didn't have the 150,000 slaves to help him!

I've had my tank out twice, I pump it dry before starting and for me the hardest part is controlling the floor jack handle for lowering with one hand while using the other hand to help keep the tank balanced on the jack pad. Having the 4"+ of suspension lift does make the job a little easier.
 
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April 1st is only days away! First day insurance goes back on the X which means I can pull it out any day now! Salt is pretty well washed off the roads, temps are nice, looks promising!
 
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Originally Posted by Nicmike View Post
Did you use the "Egyptian" method?
Doesn't that require a pile of bricks to stack as you drop it? Good advice compared to what I did!
 
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Doesn't that require a pile of bricks to stack as you drop it? Good advice compared to what I did!
Very close. I use two stacks of 2x4x18" boards. Lower it on to the two stacks, then go side to side removing one block at a time. Reverse the process to put it back in. You can do this with half your brain and one arm.
 
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Originally Posted by Nicmike View Post
Very close. I use two stacks of 2x4x18" boards. Lower it on to the two stacks, then go side to side removing one block at a time. Reverse the process to put it back in. You can do this with half your brain and one arm.
Due to senility, I barely pass that test!
 
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Originally Posted by Nicmike View Post
Very close. I use two stacks of 2x4x18" boards. Lower it on to the two stacks, then go side to side removing one block at a time. Reverse the process to put it back in. You can do this with half your brain and one arm.
what about motorcycle/atv jack? if i ever have too, that is my plan
 

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