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Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by gmanpaint, August 3, 2010.

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  1. CDW6212R

    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    Is it possible they are smelling and tasting various parts, due to the places you drive the truck? My mail truck is very interesting to every dog that gets near it, they love the right side of it, from me driving along the road edge and in yards etc.

    Bam, my power just went out. I have about 30 minutes of backup left, I'm going to go take a nap. Snooze til later.
     
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  3. Spudhut

    Spudhut US Navy Submariner Elite Explorer

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    Haha - I had a crazy image of animals bite testing everything until they found what was pleasing to their taste buds. o_O

    @gmanpaint - I feel your pain, I get a lot of mice that burrow in both of mine. I hate and wonder how they bring in a full sheet of newpaper in under the dash without me opening the doors or glass....hmmm. :eek:
     
  4. Dono

    Dono 347 V8 Limited turbo Elite Explorer

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    Here's more of whats needed. The mice police. A bit heavy handed, but effective.

    Kappi.jpg
     
  5. Turdle

    Turdle Freelance Stuntman Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Yeah, if you had a dog or cat hanging out in the driveway those squirrels would go somewhere else and chew rubbers
     
  6. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I don't ever see mice here. Rabbits are even scarce. Probably because I have 3 cats that hang around in the yard. I think they sell the crack to them brain fried tree rats.
     
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  7. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Hired some muscle, for them tree rats.

    hired the cat to watch pugly.jpg
     
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  8. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Pugly developed a hard pull to the left on braking. Removed the wheel to inspect, and found 2/3 of the lower caliper slide sticking outboard. The caliper was cocked. Why it did this, I have no idea. All calipers, pads & rotors, are only a couple years old, and not that many miles on them.

    I went and got new slide pins, and the synthetic grease for them. Pull went away, but since the reason why it happened is unknown, I will keep any eye on them.

    I swear this rig isn't happy, unless something is wrong with it.

    I am on the search for a new intermediate steering shaft as well. The Jeeper mod has failed. The outer shaft rounded out, and has a good amount of play in it. It works, just not acceptable as is. I will more than likely bite the bullet, and just buy a new U-joint /shaft setup for it, and be done with this mickey mouse crap.
     
  9. Dono

    Dono 347 V8 Limited turbo Elite Explorer

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    Are you thinking of going Flaming River stuff?
     
  10. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Either them, or one of the other brands out there. But yes, to that style of build. Flaming River is pricey as hell. Guess that's how they got the name?
     
  11. Dono

    Dono 347 V8 Limited turbo Elite Explorer

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    I'll be interested in what you come up with.
     
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  12. CDW6212R

    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    There is a company that makes steering shafts, and also sells most components you can use, to build one with.
    I don't recall which brand it was, but the pricing was a lot better than Flaming River etc. I just got a new Borg and Warner shaft for my Lincoln, they are nice in hand, but still high.
     
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  13. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I have to find the spline count and measures for this rigs setup still. I want to say it is a 1" DD x 36 spline, but I could be wrong. Need to research it again.

    Advanced Adapters sells parts or kits you can cut the shaft to size with.

    Here is one example

    716862 : Steering Shaft Assembly (slip shaft, boot, U-joint) | Advance Adapters

    I know there are others out there too, I have some research to do still.

    Ok, I was wrong, it's a 3/4", not a 1", and top is not spline.
     
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  14. 5spdman

    5spdman Elite Explorer

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    That's what a pellet gun and a slow-cooker are for lol!
     
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  15. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Gross!!! I don't, and won't, eat rodent.

    Ever!! Just nasty.
     
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    5spdman Elite Explorer

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    :dunno: Just a product of my raisin' I guess lol.
     
  17. KurtECV

    KurtECV Surrender The Booty Elite Explorer

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    :crazy:
     
  18. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Here we go again!! :censored::censored::censored:

    frozen race on 94 spindle.jpg spun front 94 bearing.jpg

    Had to replace the spindle. I can get the frozen race off of it, but the threads took a beating. Luckily I have a couple spares. These are 6 month old Napa SKF premium bearings that failed. I have checked the nuts on this rig once a month since. The nut kit and rotor is also 6 months old. I have to replace the $45 rotor as well. All in all, these parts run right at $100 to replace.

    I am taking all of it back to Napa, as they have a 3 yr warranty. When I called to order the new parts, I told the chick on the phone that these failed in 6 months. She ignored me, and said the exact same new parts, come with a 3 yr warranty. I said great, see you in a bit. She is about to become stressed, as I am not taking this shit lying down, and demand full replacement from them. The premium bearings are more than twice as much as the normal units, and have 3 times the warranty length. If they don't honer this, I am complaining to Corporate. Tired of this shit hole town and the ******** people here. Grr......

    I swear, Pugly is out to kill me sometimes. Blown out wheel bearings on a crowded Hwy, is downright scary to deal with.
     
  19. Albino 94LTD

    Albino 94LTD Recovering from Moab 2016 Elite Explorer

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    How many in/lbs are you torquing the bearing nut to??
     
  20. KurtECV

    KurtECV Surrender The Booty Elite Explorer

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    Been there done that. I was replaceing wheel bearings every 6 months on the pearl. Left me stranded a few times. At the end i started to torque everything down using my snapon torque wrenches and that still didnt help.

    Wheel bearings are a big reason why i went SAS, plus all the other perks.

    So i know the feeling :angryfire::angryfire::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
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  21. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    35 ft lbs to seat the bearing, back off 1/4 turn, 16 in/lbs to set inner nut.

    Outer nut, I max my torx wrench out at 150 lbs, then a grunt extra with the breaker bar.

    I lost count how many sets of bearings I have gone thru on this rig now. But this seems like the third set in the last year.
     

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