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What did you do to your rig today?

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I just finished changing the oil, and I fixed my broken washer nozzle. God I love Loctite 404! :D

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Took my zaust apart again and realized the whole thing was hanging off 1 rear hanger....no wonder the front joint keeps breaking free...that and the tail pipe getting sat on after dropping into the last water crossing...the end is a nice D shape now lol.

Should be good for another week now lol

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Got home 2am Monday morning from a 3 day trip to a beautiful area called Cornwall Bridge Connecticut. Collected two 2.5l 4 cyl naturally aspirated diesel engines that would have started out most likely in a mid 80s to early 90s military 90 or 110. One described as healthy and complete the other may require rebuilt. But, the first one was rebuilt by the MOD in 1997 and the may require overhaul one was rebuilt by the MOD in 2008.... not much time to wear out an engine...

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nice! let me know if you ever need a hand to swap it in. i m fabbing my skids after new year's eve, we ll have to go finish that trail we started with iannick :)

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nice! let me know if you ever need a hand to swap it in. i m fabbing my skids after new year's eve, we ll have to go finish that trail we started with iannick :)

I am certainly looking forward to finishing that trail!

Thanks for the offer, I will keep that in mind. Trouble is I will likely be working on it a few hours at a time and it is located in the Gaspereau Valley in the gayrage of another Rover owner... Bit of a drive from Porters Lake! I also intend on a partial rebuilt of a spare gearbox, installation of a late 40s to mid 50s Series 1 transfer case (same high range, lower low range) all to be installed at the same time.

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I noticed some smoke coming from my drivers rear wheel the other day.

At first I thought my E-brake was stuck on, or something was binding......nope

It looks like I chipped the edge off the drum and the piece got lodged between the drum and the dust shield.

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Yeah I must have caught it on a rock...not sure how exactly as it's really hard to reach once the wheel is on....ho hum :)

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finished the rebuild of my drivers door that had all but fallen off . ( the lower hinge had rusted away ) Then lowered the air pressure to 4 psi and headed back into the woods .

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Installed some glare shields on the roof lights. Not sure if they'll last in the woods, but I had to try them anyway. Also made a cover for the opening in my bumper out of lexan. Snow & ice kept forming on the winch line...not any more ;)

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Got my 2-way handheld semi-permanently installed in a better location than just thrown on the passenger seat. I used a cheepo Walmart vent organizer, a speaker mic, an external mag-mount antenna and a battery eliminator. Also some silicone and duct tape to protect the seat belt from the nut.

I chose the bottom of the B-pillar so I could clip the speaker mic onto the seat belt for easy access.

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Devin, are you lights floods or spots? I know floods are bad on the roof, but even worse on the hood.

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Devin, are you lights floods or spots? I know floods are bad on the roof, but even worse on the hood.

One set of each, spots in the centre, floods on the outside. Both throw some light on the hood, not too bad though as the hood is dark & the light output is yellowish.

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Got my 2-way handheld semi-permanently installed in a better location than just thrown on the passenger seat. I used a cheepo Walmart vent organizer, a speaker mic, an external mag-mount antenna and a battery eliminator. Also some silicone and duct tape to protect the seat belt from the nut.

I chose the bottom of the B-pillar so I could clip the speaker mic onto the seat belt for easy access.

If the bolt head is inline/interfering with the seat-belt requiring silicone & duct tape; find a carridge bolt and be done with it. You should be able to use your fingers to apply enough force to "seat" it into the plastic. Large washer on the inside to cover the square, and a proper one on the other end.

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Great idea thanks, I'll keep an eye on it and give it a try if I notice any problems...the silicone/tape was really just a precaution

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Picked up the K&N, exhaust and CB. Thursday at 1 the intake and exhaust go on. The antenna, mount and coax will be in on the 9th.

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Picked up the K&N, exhaust and CB. Thursday at 1 the intake and exhaust go on. The antenna, mount and coax will be in on the 9th.

It would be interesting to throw the truck on a dynamometer before and after the intake / exhaust mods - see how much power you pick up (or lose :o).

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No stickers,lol. If i was looking for monster torque, i'd do the Cummins swap, just don't have a hundred grand laying around!

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Slowly working on my diesel engine (sort of monster torque) swap.... so far I have less than $1500 into it for recently rebuilt engines! And that includes gas money and such for a trip to Connecticut and back... Not quite a cummins but the british army have been running the same engine from the early to mid 80's until very recently... one of my engines was rebuilt by the MOD in 2008.

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A friend of mine builds land rovers in Scotland, you'll love the diesel, virtually bullet proof!

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Just ordered new hatch lift struts for the X. Ordered them from a company in BC as they have custom lines available. Each strut cost ~$20 and they are a direct fit but have an extra lift capacity of 15 lbs/side. Even with the additional cost of shipping (~$25 FedEx Ground), I'm still ahead of the game compared to OEM/OEM replacement crap available locally.

http://www.geminigassprings.com

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(Hey, I can't use the Quote function lately, whassup?)

I might look at those struts. My Nissan Rogue struts never lifted the gate fully in the cold when new, and this year it falls back on my head!

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Eugene, are you using IE11? I still can't do a lot of things using IE on this site.

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