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Old 05-01-2014, 05:35 PM   #5531
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JP, recently filled up the tank again. Driving normally with some fairly heavy acceleration has netted me 18.3MPG over that tank and 100% city. Roughly 1MPG difference it seems from the light footed 2K shifts to some light foot, some lead foot and 2.5K shifts.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:22 PM   #5532
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did a tight Uturn yesterday. water poured from under the dash by the fan motor. i dismissed it from all the rain that fell here the last couple of days. it did it again today. so i went to the gas station and got the air hose and blew into the AC evap box drain tube.

heard nothing, then some gurgling, then water poured out of the hose. i guess a leaf or something had it blocked.

now its sitting in the sun to help the damn carpet dry out.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:20 PM   #5533
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Apparently destroyed my rear drive shaft since the u joints they said will fit wont. Now its apart and no u joints. Good thing is on the lift at work so I can look at it.
Oh well now to try and figure out the next move.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:22 PM   #5534
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did a tight Uturn yesterday. water poured from under the dash by the fan motor. i dismissed it from all the rain that fell here the last couple of days. it did it again today. so i went to the gas station and got the air hose and blew into the AC evap box drain tube.

heard nothing, then some gurgling, then water poured out of the hose. i guess a leaf or something had it blocked.

now its sitting in the sun to help the damn carpet dry out.
I put a piece of screen between the blower housing and the evap box to help keep the ground up leaves out of there and clogging up the works - I also built up the bottom of the box where the drain is so the water will all flow out.
Plus, I don't know if it helps, but I changed the drain tube from the short 2wd version to one from a 4x4 that extends under the cab. Maybe it'll act like the old draft tubes and airflow will suck the water out.
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Apparently destroyed my rear drive shaft since the u joints they said will fit wont. Now its apart and no u joints. Good thing is on the lift at work so I can look at it.
Oh well now to try and figure out the next move.

Did you use 1310 series u-joints?
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:38 PM   #5536
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Tried to find the cause of a recurring No prime problem from my fuel pump.
Dropped the tank and re-wired the pump, pump is two months old and works, but will randomly not prime inside the tank until I take a hammer to it, and sometimes that wont work either. Fuse is not blown, guess I should check the Relay and external wiring next.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:18 AM   #5537
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Well replacing the bushings isn't going to be as smooth as I had thought.
Pretty sure this is supposed to be round.


Bushings on the compression rod failed so badly that the rod ate through the mounting point on the frame. Don't have a welder so not going to be able to fix it until I can get my hands on one.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:41 AM   #5538
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is that enough of a notch to need to hack up the bed floor?
No, the axle would pretty much be sitting on the frame without the notch



I also have a 6 degree shim, i dont have any drive shaft noise so i did something right!





This is the clearance i have to the top of the wheel well in the front... it rubs a lot



I also have 215/45R17 tires on titan steel wheels 17x7.5
*no wheel spacers either, the bed fenders


I would love to have 3 inch blocks in the rear, i dont think i would hit still, but i can lower the front more to keep it level
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:46 AM   #5539
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JP, recently filled up the tank again. Driving normally with some fairly heavy acceleration has netted me 18.3MPG over that tank and 100% city. Roughly 1MPG difference it seems from the light footed 2K shifts to some light foot, some lead foot and 2.5K shifts.
this last tank I got 17. 7 miles per gallon and I drove it like a grandma. The tank after that, I got 17.6 and shifed at 3000 and sometimes 5000-6000, and drove it like i stole it. No wonder it drinks oil like crazy
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i do have the screen over the cowl openings. it was probably something that was in the damn fan motor from the past.
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