Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby derf » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:59 am

tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:You running a shroud??


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Taurus fan with a built in shroud.
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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:49 am

derf wrote:
tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:You running a shroud??


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Don't know why I didn't remember that... Lol!

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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby shimniok » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:13 pm

Finally got up the motivation and energy to tackle the exhaust leak. Got the y-pipe out, driver manifold off. Very thankful to have an air compressor, air ratchet to get me this far before I ran out of gas for the morning (geez I sound like I am 90). Kroil and a pipe wrench easily removed the old stud.

Now with two brand new studs in, hopefully I can tighten down the y-pipe to the manifold enough to stop that danged leak. I have two other tricks up my sleeve to hopefully make the fifth time a charm.

Found a lot of oil on the exhaust manifold gasket... The valve cover bolts were finger loose. Must be why. Maybe that caused the leak too. But I swear the leak was from the manifold to y-pipe junction.

Too hot out now though. I will go to parts store for manifold / head stud kit like I did on the other side. Then either tackle the rest tonight or tomorrow or... whenever I can.

Also going to pick up raffle stuff from Scott once Amy gets home from her trip. Today might be a good day to hit harbor freight for CFSJA raffle donation goodies.

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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:24 pm

Don't forget some copper anti seize on the new exhaust studs.!.


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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby SparkyB » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:08 pm

Well heck! Was trying to get my rear axle swapped today and found its 3.31 instead of 2.72 like I thought. Might just throw it in so at least I can have it drive able for now...

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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby will e » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:15 pm

SparkyB wrote:Well heck! Was trying to get my rear axle swapped today and found its 3.31 instead of 2.72 like I thought. Might just throw it in so at least I can have it drive able for now...


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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby SparkyB » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:18 pm

will e wrote:
SparkyB wrote:Well heck! Was trying to get my rear axle swapped today and found its 3.31 instead of 2.72 like I thought. Might just throw it in so at least I can have it drive able for now...


Part time trasfer case I assume?



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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby will e » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:48 pm

So you can't run a different front gear right? I am not sure what happens if you disconnect the front drive shaft. Some 'full time' transfer cases burn out if both axles are not hooked up.
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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby derf » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:19 am

It's really bad for an AWD tcase to run mismatched gears. At least with a qtrac you have the option to lock the case in hi range and either unlock hubs or remove the front driveshaft. I wouldn't run mismatched gears with a 228 or 229.
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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby SparkyB » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:35 am

derf wrote:It's really bad for an AWD tcase to run mismatched gears. At least with a qtrac you have the option to lock the case in hi range and either unlock hubs or remove the front driveshaft. I wouldn't run mismatched gears with a 228 or 229.


Yeah I figured that. By drive able I mean get it installed and off the concrete outside my garage. I'd rather do that and regear the front since I wanted a 3.31 anyways.


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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby derf » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:42 am

Sounds like a solid plan.
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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby SparkyB » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:04 pm

So that means y'all be seeing me in this. And I may be able to take someone's camp spot who's dropped out. Have to check my schedule. Image

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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby will e » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:09 pm

Sweet. The antlers totally distract from the fact it doesn't have a snorkle!

I have site 47d available and someone else just posted up that another site is available.
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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:17 pm

SparkyB wrote:So that means y'all be seeing me in this.

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Probably will do better than some of our waggy...

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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby derf » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:55 am

I've been driving the truck around and it is working reasonably well for the most part.

I have the issue with overheating under load but it cools right back down if I let it idle. Probably not something I want to get into fixing before the invasion. I'll just have to watch it.

I do have low oil pressure when it's fully warmed up but I have a pump mid plate that I'll install this weekend along with thicker oil. I think I'm running 5w30 and I'm going to step up to 10W40.

I'm also getting some wonky voltage issues. I have the premiere power welder as my alternator (without the welding box). I'm going to see about replacing it with a one wire alternator instead.

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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby REDONE » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:47 am

I'm stoked to see truck Norris in action, Roy. I know riding with me was a bit of a bummer last year with a baby and squeemish momma in back. :P
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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby will e » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:35 am

Yeah it will be good to see Truck Norris.

Do keep in mind that getting to some of the trails requires a run up 550, we see a lot of rigs overheating. (Red Mountain, Black Bear, Ophir are a few that come to mind)
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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby derf » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:53 pm

Really not much time to do anything about it before hand. Any parts I order may not be here in time. I leave for Ouray a week from Friday.

Though I might could be convinced to remove the electric fan in favor of doing a manual fan if someone would be willing to sell me a shroud at the event. That's an easy swap.

Thing is, it heats up even when the overdrive and lockup torque converter is engaged. But only gradually when pulling sustained grades at highway speed. And that tells me that the radiator isn't enough regardless of the fan that's blowing on it.

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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby derf » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:27 pm

I had a follow up thought. The radiator in the truck is a brass/copper 3 core replacement from the parts store.

I do still have a plastic/aluminum parts store radiator in my possession. Would I see better cooling if I swapped the other one in this weekend?
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Re: Stuff to do before the 2017 Invasion

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:35 pm

Worth a try since it costs ya nothing but time? Before ya pull the old one, hit it with one of those infrared thermometers and see if you can detect any blockage.


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