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Old 02-09-2018, 12:15 AM   #5581  
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Don't really know where to post this but wanted to share especialy for those not on Instagram.
These are not my pics, just ran across them.

Um, are these pics big or is it just my phone?



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Old 02-09-2018, 01:05 AM   #5582  
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Don't really know where to post this but wanted to share especialy for those not on Instagram.
These are not my pics
Never knew about the first gen junkies group.

Thanks!


Don't know how to do an instagram, but at least I can look at the photos
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:23 AM   #5584  
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Haha! I feel you there too! To top it all off my best average between fill ups so far is 13.4 m.p.g.

thats about what I get.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:41 PM   #5585  
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Neighbors car stolen last night.

My neighbors car was stolen from in front last night. Since my truck has to sit in the front driveway I guess I'll be installing the kill switch tomorrow.
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My neighbors car was stolen from in front last night. Since my truck has to sit in the front driveway I guess I'll be installing the kill switch tomorrow.
Get out of commiefornia!!

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As soon as the wife retires.
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My neighbors car was stolen from in front last night. Since my truck has to sit in the front driveway I guess I'll be installing the kill switch tomorrow.
Well you already have an Anti-theft device installed.....

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Old 02-10-2018, 06:37 PM   #5589  
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[QUOTE=thrashingcows;3343904]Well you already have an Anti-theft device installed.....

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I guess all my vehicles have Anti theft and didn’t even know it
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Well you already have an Anti-theft device installed.....

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I guess all my vehicles have Anti theft and didn’t even know it
That works until you get someone like my that has driven tractors since years before I had my learners permit even. I then quickly figured out how to drive stick and drove a truck before the one I have now that was stick. I miss have a manual. Old truck was an ‘88 f-250 with the in-line 6. The thing still ran and drove, but the things it needed to stay road worthy surpassed the value of the truck by a lot. It had who knows how many miles, bad front springs, bad electrical everywhere, bad brakes, bad sensors, etc. If it was hot outside it wouldn’t start with the key, so I would have to turn the ignition on and then pop the hood and use a screwdriver to start it. It also had a weird thing where I had to let it warm up for at least 5 minutes before giving it any throttle or it would die instantly. This first gen I have now is much more refine
d. I still miss having a stick. Someday I’ll get a manual in this truck.

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I'm currently flushing the cooling system out. First I drained all the diluted AF and then I unhooked the heater hose from the front of the head. I tried getting that plug out but I twisted a 2" extension tugging on it and I decided that it wanted to stay there. I saw that the elbow hose was splitting so I went to O'Reilly's and THEY HAD IT! I was worried that it was to special and would have to be ordered.

So I poured in the flush chemical and filled it up with water per instructions until it started coming out of the heater nipple in the head. Then I attached the new elbow hose and took off to get it warm. Well I didn't see that the clamp had slipped down and was clamping on the nipple and not the hose so as soon as it built up some pressure the hose blew off and I lost most of the water and the chemical.

So back to O'Reilly's for more chemical. Got it put back together and now it's sitting in the driveway idling. I think I'll let it sit overnight and then blast it out with water in the morning. I bought some new heater hose to replace all of them since I have no idea how old they are. I have to check and see if O'Reilly's has the upper and lower radiator hoses also.

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I still miss having a stick.


Just do like Rosie O’Donnell... pull the slush box out, and swap in a stick.





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I'm currently flushing the cooling system out. First I drained all the diluted AF and then I unhooked the heater hose from the front of the head. I tried getting that plug out but I twisted a 2" extension tugging on it and I decided that it wanted to stay there. I saw that the elbow hose was splitting so I went to O'Reilly's and THEY HAD IT! I was worried that it was to special and would have to be ordered.

So I poured in the flush chemical and filled it up with water per instructions until it started coming out of the heater nipple in the head. Then I attached the new elbow hose and took off to get it warm. Well I didn't see that the clamp had slipped down and was clamping on the nipple and not the hose so as soon as it built up some pressure the hose blew off and I lost most of the water and the chemical.

So back to O'Reilly's for more chemical. Got it put back together and now it's sitting in the driveway idling. I think I'll let it sit overnight and then blast it out with water in the morning. I bought some new heater hose to replace all of them since I have no idea how old they are. I have to check and see if O'Reilly's has the upper and lower radiator hoses also.

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If not, call them 1st thing, and usually by 10am to 12 noon it’ll ship in
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Seems about the only thing I can pretty much guarantee that O’rileys or Napa won’t ever have in stock(not including odd ball weird stuff like a grid heater relay, for example) is that rear, 8 hole, axle flange gasket. Never, ever, have they had it in stock. Always a special order to get those in.
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Seems about the only thing I can pretty much guarantee that O’rileys or Napa won’t ever have in stock(not including odd ball weird stuff like a grid heater relay, for example) is that rear, 8 hole, axle flange gasket. Never, ever, have they had it in stock. Always a special order to get those in.
There's a store in Costa Mesa called Hub Auto. It has just about everything. It's where I got my front brake discs which nobody else had. The main reason I usually go to O'Reilly's is there closer.

https://hubautoparts.com/

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