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Sometimes things don't always go as planned. Post pictures and stories of your best...or worst mishaps here.
 
Hello all. As the member who this phrase was coined after, I believe we have enough members now to start making an actual board and sub-division of Serious Explorations. Therefore, I must lay down a few rules for the nominations and elections. 1. Anybody can be nominated that is a member of the roll over posse. 2. As a member though, consideration for election must be based on a few simple factors. 2a. Stupidity-Ie, getting hammered and trying to do doughnuts in a wash. Who was that? 2b. Ammount-Ie, number of times that any one person has had at least two wheels, of the same side of the vehicle, off the ground for more than, oh let's say 30 seconds. 2c. Dedication/Damage-Ie. The amount of damage sustained to the...
Here’s my problem. Stupid me went 4x4 in my STOCK!!! Explorer and got stuck in a swamp kind of creek thing. I don't really know what is but basically flooded grass. Its winter, about -13c and about 5 in of snow. So I broke through the ground and the wheels are in ruts and spinning freely. Ground level is the frame. How do I get out? What I have available to me is a Kubota L2800 (Ruffly the same weight if not alittle heavier then the truck) with plow and Front end loader. I have a 3/4 ton come along and a 2 ton hoist. Lots of chain, no straps. I am a one man show with no help. I have tried hooking a chain to the frame and the tractor and pulled from behind the truck and got nothing but spinning tires. I have tried lowering the...
So, I’ve got an 01 Explorer sport. Fun little rig but no 4wd. Took it to senior skip day at a local beach with a bunch of friends. Little overcast and it’s been wet so I was thinking it’d fare well enough without my 4wd working (I’ve never had the chance to drive on the beach or go off-roading I was taking time to fix my suspension components before leaving myself stranded if I hit something a little harder than my blown shocks could handle). Well as I pull down onto the beach, I see a 4Runner stuck near the water. One of my friends hears my 4wd doesn’t work, stops me, and tells me to reverse back up. Well I happened to be stopped in one of THE SOFTEST PARTS. And all that did was dig me a hole lmfao. I managed to ease it out and out of...
We've probably all dropped tools and had trouble finding them. Last week I started taking off the valve cover I put on my '01 Sport Trac just before it quit running for possible use on my '02. In the process, I dropped my 1/4 swivel extension. I didn't think it sounded like it fell all the way to the ground, couldn't find it, and didn't spend much time looking for it. Today I searched for it on the ground with no luck. Looking up from behind the front tire, I spotted a tiny shiny spot inside the front U-joint. Sure enough, it was the lost extension! In the couple of minutes it took me to get screwdrivers and pliers to retrieve it, the light changed and the extension wasn't visible. It wouldn't have caused a problem because the truck...
So I worked on getting my 2k explorer instrument cluster switched over to leds. Dash was easy enough to take apart, Trust me I did twice. So first I only had one side work some like darn ok. But here's the kicker when I got the instrument cluster lose again I turned it over on its bottom, and saw the wonderful blue sharpie of a pick pull. Anyway to get the actual miles? Well I maybe over the 200k mark
I just got done watching a YouTube video. I think the guy is the owner/mechanic and his shop is called something like "South Main Auto". A guy who had a 2007 Ford Escape had his truck towed to the shop. He had just finished rebuilding the engine and no matter what he tried he could not get it to start. The mechanic began by cranking the engine over and found that it behaved/sounded normal. Then he removed the first of the 4 coil-on-plugs, which were new. He immediately noticed that there was no spring-looking thing that physically connected the coil to the spark plug. He then checked coils 2-4 and they were also missing the coil-to-spark spring thing. Next he checked the fuel injectors with a noid and found them to all be receiving a...
I got stuck in my own yard Truck dozing knocking down some brush to make a road and some small trees I ran over log about 6"to12" in diameter not to mention a couple ethere ones they wore laying down as well one of them being at least 6 inches in diameter I have a 3600 pound Ranch I doubled it up it shorted and I think it's smoked checked itself or at least the relay did route the cableroute the cable on my hand which as well trying to pull myself out backwards I will send more pics of it tomorrow when there is more light and phone is chard

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