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Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-18-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 812
Posted By housedad
Similar thing happened to me this summer. ...

Similar thing happened to me this summer. Driving back to NJ from a camping trip outside of DC. Started blowing smoke from under the Ex. Turned out the front seal was dripping oil on the exhaust...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-15-2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,001
Posted By housedad
I've used a utility trailer since 1999 for all my...

I've used a utility trailer since 1999 for all my hauling needs. I finally got sick of tearing up the inside of the Ford Club Wagon Vans that I loved to drive by hauling things for the family and...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 06-30-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By housedad
If it is your first time pulling a diff, it...

If it is your first time pulling a diff, it really helps to use a spreader. The diff is a fairly tight fit between the shims and a spreader gives it a few thousandths of wiggle room. Makes the...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 06-24-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By housedad
Very straightforward. Only a straight swap. ...

Very straightforward. Only a straight swap. Just make damn sure you use a inch/lb torque wrench on the bolts when you put the new one in and get the torque right. Too much or too little torque...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 06-24-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By housedad
Stewart- I wish it had been something glamorous...

Stewart- I wish it had been something glamorous like a Rodeo clown or even a skydiving accident. Alas, they were as mundane as it comes. The shoulder shattering was by falling off a 2 step stool...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 06-24-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By housedad
http://www.dieselsite.com/FTVB.aspx Gregg...

http://www.dieselsite.com/FTVB.aspx

Gregg sold the business to diesel site several years ago. Dieselsite says they improved the product and materials since then with better manufacturing methods....
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 06-24-2017, 02:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By housedad
Thanks, Stewart, and Howdy old friend! I just...

Thanks, Stewart, and Howdy old friend! I just wanted to make sure it was still up to snuff. Apparently it is.

I haven't posted much for the past year, but I have been reading. June of last...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 06-23-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By housedad
Factory Tech valve body

I posted this in transmissions section, but no answers after a few days. I have a Factory tech valve body for my 4r100 that I never put in. I was so long ago, that it is a signed unit with Greggs...
Forum: Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 06-20-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By housedad
I'll be danged. I truly never understood until...

I'll be danged. I truly never understood until now why the engineering departments are like clamshells nowadays. Long time ago, (decades) I could write the appropriate factory department about a...
Forum: Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 06-20-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By housedad
4r100 shift kit question

I have a Factory Tech valve body that I bought many years ago but never installed. My Trans is working great, but I now have to pull it to replace the OEM gray torque converter seal. It started...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-28-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By housedad
Thank you, Stewart!! That was very kind of you...

Thank you, Stewart!! That was very kind of you to find them. I don't know how they got lost in the system, but I have started moving them to new galleries.

Now the threads that I made in the...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-27-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By housedad
Somebody fill me in-- What happened to my gallery pics?

OK, I know I don't find the time to get on here much anymore and I apparently have not checked my gallery in forever.

But, I can't find any of my albums, files or pics. Anyone know the back...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-27-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,170
Posted By housedad
Didn't get anything for the Ex. But I did...

Didn't get anything for the Ex.

But I did buy a set of Husky ratcheting wrenches to work on it with! I bought some singles with the set to make it all sizes 1/4" to 1-1/8" and 8mm to 24mm.
...
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-20-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By housedad
So much easier with a gas engine. What a pain to...

So much easier with a gas engine. What a pain to have to go through for a simple filter change.
Forum: Excursion - King of SUVs 12-20-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,662
Posted By housedad
Just an extra on this. I just got off the chat...

Just an extra on this. I just got off the chat with 1A Auto. They said that the Trail Ridge Mirrors brand they sell are better than their standard 1A Auto mirrors. The Trail Ridge are supposedly...
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