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Betty's "I want to be a mule" progress log thread

Discussion in 'Explorer Registry' started by Turdle, September 19, 2011.

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    1. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Shop vac it dry as you can, then you could use the big shop fan to dry it out all the way.

      I changed out all the rubber door insulation, and it made a huge difference. Now I notice the heat & noise from under the rig, and more so that the extra hole was made for the t-case shifter.

      I was thinking of installing some of that dense insulated stick on sound mat, on the floorboard for road noise, and helping with heat over the trans tunnel (2-3 layers here) & all of the floor space. You have the perfect opportunity to do that right now!
       
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    3. vroomzoomboom

      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      shoulda fisted the couch. there might have been a few canadian loonies there
       
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    4. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      For real?

      (runs over to tear sofa apart)
       
    5. CDW6212R

      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      Cool, scavenging through PO's debris. I fished in mine last year and found similar trinkets, and quite a few wires of unknown purpose. I cut any non factory wires to where they went under rugs etc, so I have more to do.

      The rug will dry in under a day if you have full sun, and a bush to lay it on top of. Lay it upside down initially to drip just a little, and then face it up for a few hours. The underside will be last to dry, that jute stuff is where the water and mold is held, and takes longer to dry. Flip it over again if needed, mine have always been very dry in a few hours with good sun and a little breeze.
       
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      When i did mine i hung it from the kids swingset , also i did the cargo area of my floor with a can of undercoat and it made a huge difference , wish i did the whole thing
       
    7. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Aha! The swing set will come in handy! Thanks!

      I am considering a combination of bed liner and sound deadening sticky stuff. Might as well since it's all apart.

      she's a different ride with no rug I must say-
       
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      When I got mine home I picked up all the trash and what not that I could get and found a dollar of change, that was just getting into the carpet and what have you with out a vacuum just yet. Need to get her running and then I will be getting her cleaned up purty like.
       
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    9. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I did it. Got out the powerwasher and went through 2 tanks of fuel. I'm embarrassed by how much topsoil came out of there. If it had gotten wet I'd had a capet garden growing for sure.

      But that was earlier. Before noon.

      Would you believe I still have moist rug? I mean, come on already.

      I might have to let it set out overnight but if I do it will rain.

      Turns out I have prairie tan carpet under all the prairie tan dust. awesome!
       
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      WOW. So you can see your Carpet now? LOL
       
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      Well done, did it come all clean? Most stains do come out, other than odd greases or staining stuff.

      Prairie tan dust, isn't that the color of some dirt? Mine is that here, red clay it's called. Dirt should be black.
       
    12. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      2 updates

      1- I got the 2nd trans cooler fan installed

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      While I was down there I was trying to use cigarette smoke to check airflow with only the engine fan. Sitting still, the smoke was dissipating to quickly so i flicked an ash. The belt driven fan sucked that ash clear through the trans cooler and ac condenser and it disappeared. Impressive air flow right there. This was without the electric fans running. I'm happy happy.


      so, then the problem.
      2-There is a big rubber hood bumper on the driver side, with an oval mount hole to allow water drainage. as luck would have it, I mounted my new cooling fans relay sideways, on the inner fender lining right under that hole. Then it rained real hard. Guess what happened?
       
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      thats a vaguely familiar setup! You shoulda used the red fans though.. ;)
       
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    14. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      How am I supposed to click the like button, if you have 1 good, & 1 bad?

      Rick, we need a Swiss flag button for situations like this.
       
    15. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I was going to but I didn't want to copy you. :D OK, Ok, I copied you.
       
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      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. :)
       
    17. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Disappointed in the number of responses to what happened when the relay got wet.

      While raining I went to make sure windows were rolled up,and, discovered fans running. Flipping the switch had no effect. I had to pull the in line fuse protecting the circuit.


      I have since replaced, and, relocated the relay.
       
    18. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Welcome to the Forum!

      I think there is only like 2-3 people paying attention to the 95 thread, and only 1 person on the 94's. lol

      Oh, and the way you worded it, I figured out what happened on my own. ;)
       
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      I'm here lol
       
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      :moon: I'm still following you! Watching all the craziness unfold ;) I had a similar relay issue on my 2000 super duty when the windshield starting leaking, except this relay controlled the interior fan motor.
       
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      I read all the time. I just didn't know what to say to your misfortune! Other then Ugh....
       
    23. Dono

      Dono V8 Limited turbo and retired SC 4.0 OHV Elite Explorer

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      lol, lots of us following.
      I had the same relay issue as you on a vehicle, except a previous owner had put added a relay for making the headlights daylight running lights. Relay gets wet, headlights stay on. Best case, it happens at home. This was my wifes car, so it took me a while to actually see the headlights on for seemingly no reason. It also cost another battery since it froze in the winter after one of these escapades. I relocated the relay, and at least that problem was fixed.
      There, now you see my worthless, sort of related relay misery. Obviously its a reasonably common issue, or were just two lucky guys. lol
       

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