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Old 04-25-2021, 05:58 AM   #22921
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Default Wiring and lights!

Changed out some dash lights that went bad, and re-ran aftermarket tach wiring through firewall ++
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Old 04-25-2021, 10:21 PM   #22922
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Changed out some dash lights that went bad, and re-ran aftermarket tach wiring through firewall ++
Hopefully you covered the wires properly where they go through the firewall. I have used air hose with a single split in it to do this. Keeps the wires from getting chafed from your drill hole. A little clear silicone over it all helps too.
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Old 04-26-2021, 02:07 AM   #22923
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got these in the mail yesterday


installed them today, probably gonna swap the 4x4 fenders in later this week as well.
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Old 04-26-2021, 02:27 AM   #22924
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LOVE that "Euro" look...

Very clean looking!


I tightened up the pipe fitting from the EGR tube to the exhaust manifold because it was causing an exhaust leak. Truck runs stronger and smoother under hard drawn out acceleration.
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Old 04-26-2021, 03:33 AM   #22925
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Junkyard run. Two non-droopy sunvisors, the warning light mask for the low washer fluid light, and a UNDAMAGED steering column cover (all screw posts intact!). Now to see if it has the mounting spaced correctly to fit my column.
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Old 04-26-2021, 06:59 AM   #22926
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Replaced the propeller shaft center bearing. A real pain to remove the bearing and install a new one. Fortunately my neighbor has a pneumatic gun and only took a couple of minutes to remove/install the center nut.

The old bearing had 209.000km on it, was all cracked and the shaft was just laying on the lower part of the bearing. It does make a difference installing a new one. Lot less of vibration/shacking, especially when running over potholes.

The truck does keep squeaking once in a while, especially at low speeds, so I guess it's time to replace the universal joints too.
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got these in the mail yesterday


installed them today, probably gonna swap the 4x4 fenders in later this week as well.
Do you know that it is possible to install running lights NEXT to those turn signal housings you installed? Then you just wire them (one each side) to your side markers. That way...when you turn on your parking lights or headlights, you have legal running lights. All cars and trucks are allowed two headlights and two running lights up front now. If you put LED bulbs in them instead of the stock H-3' bulbs, they draw so little juice from the side markers that you cannot blow the fuse. I have done this. See picture. You trim out the plastic carefully NEXT to your turn signals.

(No worries. I am pulling those Hella off road lights out of the bumper this summer and mounting them on my Lund moonshade, which is above the windshield. A Lund moonshade is like those shades you see on semi trucks over the windshield. They are fiberglass.) The Hellas look like crap on the bumper and now its too cluttered there.

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Old 04-27-2021, 12:29 PM   #22928
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I wouldn't mount the Hella lights on the visor, the added wind drag may cause the fiberglass to crack.
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Old 04-27-2021, 12:33 PM   #22929
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Most states restrict where you can mount lights. In Oregon while it is legal to have my hellas they must be mounted at or below the level of the headlights to be used on the road and even then it's pretty questionable.
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I wouldn't mount the Hella lights on the visor, the added wind drag may cause the fiberglass to crack.
That was my first thought as well, but I didn't comment because I was hoping xo did more than he described.
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