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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...
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...
Knicked one of the boardrunners on an old date palm ladder that came out of nowhere! Made a hole in the driver rear piece of the boardrunner 😭
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...
 
This may be the start of my goodbye for a while from this forum. I found this tree on my 2004 Explorer the other day and I bought a 2008 Expedition to replace it. I have a for sale sign on the old beast but I think I'm going to have to sell it to a junk yard. I have only posted in one thread but I have learned a lot from lurking. Thank you all.
 
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...
I’m an idiot. I have a 2018 Ford Explorer XLT with 36k miles. I was in the process of routing a wire from the engine compartment into the cabin. Based on space, I decided to drill through the firewall. Using a bit extender, I drilled from the engine bay side. I entered just to the right of the brake pedal (left of the brake pedal if sitting in the driver’s seat). All was fine except when I tried to locate the hole from the cabin. I could not easily see where I came through as...
 
I just recently pulled my 5.0 out of my 98 due to it running like crap, no power, and terrible fuel economy (well worse than a 5.0 usually gets). The truck got dunked during Harvey, but it still ran. Couldn't figure out the problem. Popped the oil pan and it was all clear then! :banghead: Yup that's parts of a piston in the oil pickup Piston (B) was very unhappy after colliding with Crankshaft (A) Piston #6 Piston #8 Yeah.... water and engines don't mix. :nono:
Not an Explorer but I would call this a major failure. http://www.schexnayderracing.com/dyno/9-parts-fail-sometimes
 
Hey guys! I found out that explorers are still driveable for at least 10,000 miles with HALF OF A RING GEAR. Who knew!?
 
Picked up this truck to partout but as I dug into it runs and drives great (still after accident) and with the 3v 4.6 it hauls butt. I already have a ton of current projects but a little peice of me wants to use this drivetrain and possibly whole frame/suspension in something else. Any ideas? My first thought is standard cab ranger body on top of the explorer frame. P.S. Pay attention while driving or I may be chopping up your vehicle next
 
So, I know I'm not the first to post about this and I have a general idea of what's going on. I pulled into a gas station and I guess the parking brake didn't engage or I just plain forgot, but it rolled back with the driver's side door open, hitting a concrete halfwall thing. It wrenched the door back pretty far, and it wouldn't close. I ended up just putting a couple washers behind the latch so it would close, which it does, but not easily. Also, there's about a half inch gap between the...
I was driving on a dirt road, must have been used with tractors cause it was real bumpy. Came back home and noticed it sounded slightly louder, along with metal banging. Looked under and the tailpipe was broken cleanly right behind the resonator. I'd be sad about this, but it actually sounds better now. I'm assuming it's illegal to drive with no tailpipe, but I hope not. Here's a photo of the resonator: https://i.imgur.com/sivYpjM.jpg I was thinking of replacing the muffler anyway, so I...
Just came back from a trip to Home Depot & lunch at a local Panara Bread. I pulled all the way through a parking spot to the adjacent spot (so that I don't have to back out when I leave), put the tranny into "Park" & set the parking brake as usual. I get out & while I'm zipping up my parka (hey, it's 10°F outside), I hear a plastic "Crunch". I look back, and a gal driving a Jeep Compass pulled into the spot behind me, put the tranny in "Park" & the Jeep rolled forward against the tranny's...
 
Went in too deep. Engine took in water and hydrolocked. I don't have any photos from the outside. Here's one of the water and me on the hood hooking up the tow strap. Instagram post by Robbie Krumm • Dec 24, 2017 at 2:16am UTC Instagram post by Robbie Krumm • Dec 25, 2017 at 12:03am UTC
2000 ford explorer ohv push rod. Hasn't really been running right to begin with. Could barely make it up to 55 mph Replaced plugs(drivers side engine bank. Spark plug gaps where over .1 inches) Replaced wires Crossed a wire(caught the cat on fire) Got the wires set correctly Welded a piece of exhaust back on(battery removed) Replaced fuel filter Where I'm at now. Starts like a new car. Engine revs smoothly through rpm range. Put the vehicle in either reverse or drive. The vehicle does move...
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