WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR RANGER TODAY?


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Drove the 2019 last week out to Youngstown. That the first time I spent any real time behind the wheel. The overall impression is good. Rear visibility could be better but the big mirrors help mitigate that some and I see a suspension upgrade in it’s future (to “floaty” for my taste) but power and handling were good otherwise.

Drove the 2011 out to Sinnemahoning, PA for the weekend to camp and rattlesnake hunt. Averaged 21.3 mpg, which isn’t bad for mostly 70 mph speed limits and a V-6. Now the truck needs a good scrubbing to get all the cicada bug guts off it.
I truly appreciate people like you who are willing and foolish enough to reduce the rattlesnake population on my behalf.
 


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I truly appreciate people like you who are willing and foolish enough to reduce the rattlesnake population on my behalf.
It’s really not that dangerous. We wear snake gaters in case we don’t see one and use a grabing stick, snake hook, and tubes for measuring and sexing. The only way you get bit is if you are careless and stupid. You are also only allowed to harvest males and only of they are longer than 42”. So not snakes died this weekend. Rattlesnakes are more interested is running away than coming after you. TV and the movies have greatly exaggerated the danger for theatrical purposes.
 

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Wet sanded the third coat and the windshield visor. Not quite there yet. This Redfire Metallic paint is becoming a pain in my rear. The red on the 1998 was so much easier to work with.
 

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Wet sanded the third coat and the windshield visor. Not quite there yet. This Redfire Metallic paint is becoming a pain in my rear. The red on the 1998 was so much easier to work with.
That's exactly why I keep my expectations low when it comes to my paint work... anything body related really. I just don't have the patience.
 

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Today I found my obd1 code reader and check my truck. Came back the o2 were reading rich, the injectors were firing for too long, and the maf was out of range. Pulled the maf and saw dirt on it. Yikes. Pulled the air filter and a mouse had started to pull the paper apart to build a nest somewhere else. Everything makes sense now. Cleaned the maf and put in a new filter. Hoping that cures the rough running and cel.
 
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Today I found my obd1 code reader and check my truck. Came back the o2 were reading rich, the injectors were firing for too long, and the maf was out of range. Pulled the maf and saw dirt on it. Yikes. Pulled the air filter and a mouse had started to pull the paper apart to build a nest somewhere else. Everything makes sense now. Cleaned the maf and put in a new filter. Hoping that cures the rough running and cel.
A mouse trap might be in order.
 

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Replaced a couple front wheel bearings, replaced the front pads, cleaned up the calipers, unhooked the seized park brake cable, pulled the electric motor off the tcase (its a 91) and switched it to 4l then made a lever to lock it in place. (off road truck only)
Next up, pull back bumper and hitch to make it shorter to fit inside my toyhauler motorhome and replace the exh pipe where the previous owner cut out the cat converter.
After the coming weekends poker run I'll be pulling the box and shortening the frame, replacing the gas tank with a smaller one and figuring out why the check engine lights on and the exh is running so rich.
Had it for its maiden run last night since buying it, works well, climbs well, needs bigger tires.
 

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Today I found my obd1 code reader and check my truck. Came back the o2 were reading rich, the injectors were firing for too long, and the maf was out of range. Pulled the maf and saw dirt on it. Yikes. Pulled the air filter and a mouse had started to pull the paper apart to build a nest somewhere else. Everything makes sense now. Cleaned the maf and put in a new filter. Hoping that cures the rough running and cel.
If you park the truck under cover, try leaving the hood up. It seems to work for folks in Georgia. If no pets are nearby I prefer to use bait. Mice don't run alone.
 

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Added my new bumper today to the Flatbed ranger.
C48EA245-B5BE-4016-9580-6B18CC76157E.jpeg
 

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Let's see a pic from the back.
Where did you get the bumper?
 

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Cut more wood today and moved it with the truck to the fire pit. Ranger trailer is overfull with wood at the moment, have a hydraulic jack under the back trying to straighten a bent bumper bracket.
 


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