WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR RANGER TODAY?




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Jim2

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Uncle Gump

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That is not only a cool song but one we all should live by just a little more. I'm tired of the dog eat dog mentality. Now pass the little Debbie's and a Mountain Dew this way.

Thanks for sharing Oldman...
 

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After I got my brake lines fixed I went for a test drive. Low and behold I had oil all over coming from the pinion seal again. Could it just not be tight enough? For those who don't remember, I thought I had a black line marked where the pinion nut was in respect to the pinion/flange but when I got it off, the part fell off and when I picked it up I couldn't see where my mark was. So I have no idea how the flange or pinion nut where other than I did try to tighten the pinion nut to see how "snug" it was and how many threads were showing before I took it off. Test drive was good. Got it up to 70 with no shaking or odd noises so I think everything is good however I may have overfilled the diff. Fill plug was rounded out so I had to drill a fill hole in the diff cover which was way higher than the fill plug so I just went but how much fluid I put in. So I need to double check the pinion nut.... again.... Oh and I would love to see a 2.9 run without oil in the pan or 2 less spark plugs... Does it use the coolant/oil mixture in the radiator to lube instead of the oil in the pan? That's how I understand 2.9's is they have all the oil in the world... in the radiator.
 

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They are Torque Thrust . They were a bit expensive (628.00) , but I had them on my '13 Mustang and really liked them . :icon_hornsup:
They look like "Cragar" Mag Wheels, real popular in the 70's. We have a '69 Mercury Comet with a set of those on it.

{poor Comet is rusting away in the woods of Arkansas as I type this, :cry:}
 

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Fueled it up today. It runs much better when I do that every once in a while.
 

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seems like another victory to me...:beer:
 

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Cleaned out bed of my truck a little bit but was too dark to take a pic this morning.....that and I don't think the egg nog had warn off quite yet....now I need to clean out my cab and the bed just a little more...
 

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Still having issues with the rear end. I think the pinion nut is loose. I "thought" I had marked the pinion nut and flange before I took it off but the damn marker (Milwaukee Inkzall which supposedly write through anything) didn't leave a mark so I was guessing on the pinion nut. I did count the threads and tighten it to see how snug it was before I took it off. Test drive last night and oil still coming through the pinion seal. This is getting annoying. So now for the 75th time today I get to lay on a piece of plywood on the gravel and drop the rear half of the drive shaft and see if I can tighten it. This has gotten to the point of beyond pissing me off.... Anyone have experience with pinion seals on these? Its a 7.5" rear end. I replaced the pinion seal and nothing else other than the diff fluid but still have oil leaking through the seal and a growl sound whenever I let off the gas at higher speeds...
 

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I checked for codes on my new-to-me 90 Bronco II with the 2.9 V6. To my positive surprise, it came out all clean! Not a single code. It does run very well, except for a rough cold start first 2 or so minutes after it has sat for a few days. Going to replace injector seals, intake manifold gaskets and such and hope that will clear that up.
 

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If you take care of a 2.9, it takes care of you. 👍🏿
 

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Your just gonna convert that into poo! Happy birthday!
 


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