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by Sonarman
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Saw a nice 712k in Midland MI car show today
Replies: 1
Views: 549
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Re: Saw a nice 712k in Midland MI car show today

You have pics?
by Sonarman
Mon May 29, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Using the Harbor Freight Solar panel to charge pinz?
Replies: 8
Views: 1098
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Re: Using the Harbor Freight Solar panel to charge pinz?

I would not chance the voltage regulation on that charger to leave it connected weeks at a time. I know from experience that these will https://www.pulsetech.net/sp-2-solarpulse-12v-solar-charger-maintainer-2-watt.html I have used them for years. More money initially but you only need to fry /overch...
by Sonarman
Sat May 27, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Norcal Shop Recommendations for Helga
Replies: 6
Views: 952
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Re: Norcal Shop Recommendations for Helga

Try http://www.mudrak.com/sonoma-ca-custom-services.htm
He specializes in Toyota but can work on most any vehicle.
by Sonarman
Wed May 17, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Wheel stud replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 2485
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Re: Wheel stud replacement

Looking for information on longer wheel studs. I have aftermarket aluminum wheels that don't engage enough threads. Also do you have to remove axle to replace the studs or the be pressed off while on the vehicle?
Can anyone provide measurement for the length of stock stud?
Thanks in advance. Thanks
by Sonarman
Sun May 14, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Pulley w degrees
Replies: 2
Views: 1502
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Re: Pulley w degrees

Could not get the PDF to open.
by Sonarman
Wed May 10, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Oil in witches Hat on the rear end.
Replies: 4
Views: 1541
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Oil in witches Hat on the rear end.

IMG_2379.JPG IMG_2378.JPG When checking why the was leaking I remove the switch cover and chocolate milk started coming out. I never imagined it would be two quarts of milk . I recently changed all the fluids, the trans, transfer case and rear end all were clean. I have not been in any water and ve...
by Sonarman
Sun May 07, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: First Oil Change, need opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 2388
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Re: First Oil Change, need opinions

So far after about 75 miles oil level is Normal. Now let's see if it says that way.
by Sonarman
Sat May 06, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: First Oil Change, need opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 2388
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Re: First Oil Change, need opinions

Fuel pump is replaced new oil put in I will take it for drive today and check oil level to see if it has risen.
by Sonarman
Fri May 05, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: First Oil Change, need opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 2388
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Re: First Oil Change, need opinions

I always make sure engine gets fully warmed up and rarely just move it in driveway even then, I take it for 5 miles so no moisture in exhaust etc.
by Sonarman
Thu May 04, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: First Oil Change, need opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 2388
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Re: First Oil Change, need opinions

I got Napa Auto parts fuel pump installed they did not have the 1070 part number I wanted so took what they had. It was made in Brazil. Hooked fuel lines back up fired right up. The oil I change out was very clean and I am sure did not have 1000 miles on it. Oil level is perfect I will take it for r...
by Sonarman
Thu May 04, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: First Oil Change, need opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 2388
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Re: First Oil Change, need opinions

I pulled fuel pump. IMG_2349.JPG Took fuel pump apart, diaphragms look pretty good no crack or holes visible. Should have Napa auto part replacement installed this afternoon. Picture of area under pump was not really loaded with fuel as I was expecting. Now I am not so sure of pump causing fuel in o...
by Sonarman
Thu May 04, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: First Oil Change, need opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 2388
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Re: First Oil Change, need opinions

Thank you all for the info, yes the particles do look like they are probably off lifter. I will check fuel pump today.
by Sonarman
Wed May 03, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: First Oil Change, need opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 2388
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First Oil Change, need opinions

Sorry the pics are out of order. I did first oil change on my Pinz after picking up a couple of oil filters from Scott at Expedition Imports and you can see what came out on plug. The reason for change was oil level was high. Drained out 8 quarts of oil. A few weeks ago I drained a quart and half an...
by Sonarman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Soft top cleaning
Replies: 7
Views: 1380
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Re: Soft top cleaning

After the soft top completely dried, I coated it with 303 fabric guard. Probably 28 ounces of it.
I also coated some cushions on the deck with the fabric guard, forgot to put them away and the rain came down pretty hard. Pretty good water repellant I hope the UV protection is as good!