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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) Yesterday, 10:06 AM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Some pictures from the Olympics trip. Two fun...

Some pictures from the Olympics trip. Two fun nights and then when I got up in the morning there was a smidgen of snow. An hour later it started coming down heavy. REALLY heavy. I had my stuff packed...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-30-2020, 11:54 PM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Yes, you will I bet. I was on this Forest...

Yes, you will I bet.
I was on this Forest Service road leading to a prime camp spot just north of Mt. Rainier. Guy in a Toyota 4WD truck got to the steep spot. It was STEEP. He is making runs at...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-30-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 425
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Then your Sentra had some other problem going as...

Then your Sentra had some other problem going as well, because when your thermo is CLOSED...temperature goes UP...because the water flow is being restricted. When the thermo is open, the water flow...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-28-2020, 10:22 AM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I remember that price. When it went below two...

I remember that price. When it went below two bucks, I filled up at the Fred Meyer and used Fuel Rewards for an extra fifty cents off a gallon. Limit was thirty gallons. Wife and I lined up the rigs...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-28-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 88
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
*Old School Advice Only:* Tighten head bolts...

*Old School Advice Only:*

Tighten head bolts back down in stages, a pound or two at a time. You only get one chance at this, so be patient.

Make sure engine is at absolute TDC when doing...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-28-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
If you have shaky power problems later due to...

If you have shaky power problems later due to tapping directly into the power wire for the reverse lights, consider switching out your reverse bulbs to LED. This will save you some watts for the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-28-2020, 04:52 AM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Price of gas is dropping for two reasons. Oil...

Price of gas is dropping for two reasons. Oil futures on the NYSE have been taking a beating. WAY less people are driving...and BUYING...gasoline. I'm filling up tomorrow morning on the way out of...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-28-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,212
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
If you can find the PDF for the Owner's Manual on...

If you can find the PDF for the Owner's Manual on any of those vehicles, the Owner's Manual will tell you if it has one, and where it is.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-28-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 425
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
:) Okay... :) When was the last time anyone...

:)

Okay... :) When was the last time anyone can remember their rig overheating because it didn't have a thermostat? 99.99% of the time the only thing that happens is your heater won't actually...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-27-2020, 10:44 AM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Saturday morning I bail my Corona-infested WA...

Saturday morning I bail my Corona-infested WA state for a drive-to camping spot in the Olympic mountains. All gear prepped, ready to go. Because of the stay at home order around here, I had plenty of...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-27-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
You know what you have to do. You have to get rid...

You know what you have to do. You have to get rid of it right up to good, shiny steel. That is the goal and there is no way out of it. Some work, but by doing it you won't have to go back to it a...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-27-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 425
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Yes. You have a stuck thermostat. There are two...

Yes. You have a stuck thermostat. There are two aftermarket parts on these trucks that often give you problems. One is the starter. Never buy a cheapie China rebuilt one for them. Get a quality one...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-25-2020, 10:17 AM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I haven't done a thing to the TT in the last...

I haven't done a thing to the TT in the last week. Everything works, everything is fine. Our cleaning customers are sending us checks and telling us to stay home. A few are not, but those are the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-23-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 865
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Well, it's not like I buy my oil filters from the...

Well, it's not like I buy my oil filters from the discount bin at WalMart, and Fram is definitely out. Been using the Advance Auto stock filters and the Hy Per Lube with Quaker State and no havoc...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-23-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 865
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Which means to do something demonstrably useless...

Which means to do something demonstrably useless and pointless...

I won't use Fram filters, but almost anything else is okay with me. It is not so much the filter, but how often you change the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-23-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 21,383
Views: 1,559,636
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Nice setup shown above. EDIT: Decided to...

Nice setup shown above.

EDIT: Decided to forget for now the idea of adding gauges.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-22-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21,383
Views: 1,559,636
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Retro-fitting cruise is cool for sure. I might...

Retro-fitting cruise is cool for sure. I might try it myself, but I would fall asleep at the wheel. :thumb: Kudos to you.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-20-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I second that emotion, as Smokey Robinson once...

I second that emotion, as Smokey Robinson once said. You have work there, but it's do-able, and you will fill it up with solid steel eventually. You know what you are doing, I can see that. My only...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-20-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,051
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
It's true that changing oil, or even using...

It's true that changing oil, or even using additives, won't rid you of a constant tick noise. However, it can ease start-up stress on the engine, as well as clean and coat most parts of your engine...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-19-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21,383
Views: 1,559,636
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Ha! The wife :wifeismad: and I both get Social...

Ha! The wife :wifeismad: and I both get Social Security. That means they will just dump those Trump checks into our bank accounts, assuming the Feds decide to do this.

I like the money idea, but...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-19-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21,383
Views: 1,559,636
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Zip ties. 21st century version of duct tape in...

Zip ties. 21st century version of duct tape in many applications...

I used some of them to secure wiring for dashboard switches and extra lights.

https://i.imgur.com/es89sAB.jpg

NOTE: I'm...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-17-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 21,383
Views: 1,559,636
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
It's still winter, more or less. Only foolish...

It's still winter, more or less. Only foolish folks like me try to keep their rig polished in the winter. The next day...you can hardly tell you worked on it.
This orange plastic fuel cap...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-16-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21,383
Views: 1,559,636
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Make sure you find out (professionally or...

Make sure you find out (professionally or otherwise) what is for sure wrong before buying expensive parts. Just my two cents.

I have to figure out a way to bail town soon for the wilderness....
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-16-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21,383
Views: 1,559,636
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Hmm. Maybe your truck got jealous and sneaked...

Hmm. Maybe your truck got jealous and sneaked over to the other vehicle during the night. "Hey, can I work on you for bit? I promise I will be careful..." :)

What I did on the truck today: ...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-16-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
That's good advice. Days...hit it again and again...

That's good advice. Days...hit it again and again with the Liquid Wrench. And when you finally do get to the removal point, sometimes a wrench and some medium-tapping with a ball peen hammer will...
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