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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)


Dirtman

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It's up there.
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It's down there.
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Round.
Rags can be bad inside of stuff too...

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racsan

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does rockauto carry that tube? I know theres some items you just cant get through them. (like 2wd front spindles for example)
 

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If it ain't broke, break it.
Drove mine to the store. With the window down. Spring has sprung, at least temporarily.
 

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New thermostat housing. Common affliction on the 4.0 SOHC. Second time I've changed it.
 
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I looked at mine... was going to take the red one to do some junkyard shopping but this rain killed that plan, little late to be going now
 

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Rags can be bad inside of stuff too...
Not if you use them as specified in the New World Rag Applications Manual, 23rd Edition, Chapter 3 “Rags in Automotive Machinery,” Subsection 3a1.f “Rags as Temporary Fuel Caps.”
 

ericbphoto

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Not if you use them as specified in the New World Rag Applications Manual, 23rd Edition, Chapter 3 “Rags in Automotive Machinery,” Subsection 3a1.f “Rags as Temporary Fuel Caps.”
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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
Filled the gas tank, checked fluids, pumped some grease in all the zircs and parked it on the trailer for a possible trip to Timber Falls in Georgia later this week (wed. Or thurs.).
 

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maybe 4"
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But did you die
Took my ST out and tested the transfer case, that I posted about yesterday, on some steep nasty stuff. Worked great. No popping out of 4H or 4L. I'll give the TC a bit more time to renew my confidence, then try to do a thread on it.

-Oh, and I ran it through the sandy washes, which was where I had found the problem. Working. so. far....
 
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racsan

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built, not bought
replaced the starter, solenoid and cable to the starter today, spins over and starts really good now, better than when its 90 out with a warm engine (was 57 today) but now its not charging, tach still works (I have a auto meter tach meant for a diesel that uses a sensor fastened to the outside of the alternator) so I dont think its the alternator, will have to wait for another day, out of daylight and patience.
 

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maybe 4"
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35x12.5x17
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But did you die
Drove mine to the store. With the window down. Spring has sprung, at least temporarily.
C'mon you're skimping on the details. Nothing exciting, no strange noises, or accidents, or that you picked up fired chicken for dinner? Nuthin? lol
 

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maybe 4"
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35x12.5x17
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But did you die
replaced the starter, solenoid and cable to the starter today, spins over and starts really good now, better than when its 90 out with a warm engine (was 57 today) but now its not charging, tach still works (I have a auto meter tach meant for a diesel that uses a sensor fastened to the outside of the alternator) so I dont think its the alternator, will have to wait for another day, out of daylight and patience.
Hopefully just a bad wire, man.
 

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If it ain't broke, break it.
C'mon you're skimping on the details. Nothing exciting, no strange noises, or accidents, or that you picked up fired chicken for dinner? Nuthin? lol
I picked up a hooker on the way home. Is that exciting enough?
 

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0
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0
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Just the right size to touch the ground.
New thermostat housing. Common affliction on the 4.0 SOHC. Second time I've changed it.
Did you get the aluminum one this time or are you planning on a third go at it?
 


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