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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: August 14, 2018, 02:03:09 PM »
Ryan, not sure if the question was serious, so forgive me if I?m too dense to pick up on subtlety. 

A solid one piece third member that mechanically fixes the axles.  100% direct drive on both shafts. Zero slippage. Maximum torque and maximum tire wear....


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Question was serious lol. Didn?t know what was meant by ?spool?... I was thinking a bare rim since it kind of resembles a spool (thread, wire, etc...)

Looked it up and now I see that it is just a simple traction locker/diff replacement.


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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:02:34 AM »
Spools? i.e. wheel with no tire?


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: August 12, 2018, 12:25:10 AM »
Since I?m storing my surplus fireworks that might not be a bad idea. Halon pipe right down the outside long wall. Shouldn?t take much in an enclosed space like that.

Now I have the can finished and I?m filling it up with stuff the kids are asking questions. Interesting convo with them about my concentric circle planning and where the next piece of property will be for the last circle. I did have to detour a bit to ?resort up? the place because life with kids, ya know!

They used to joke about my ?phases? as they would call them. Weapons, reloading, HAM radio, Ready Store, etc. now they are starting to see all of it put in order in the ?plan?

Will run inventory on all my stuff with a eye towards one year self sufficiency here. Next step is looking for some acreage in ID or MT as the last and final circle.

In retirement it will be the summer get away from the heat for a couple months and the permanent get away if something really really bad happens


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Having been through both of those states in the last week, the heat during summer isn?t much less than Texas. Still hits the low to mid 90?s. The southern parts of both are pretty blah, but up north it is very nice.

We?re contemplating moving to Montana...


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:11:00 PM »
Had to replace the battery in the Acadia in the middle of the road trip... wouldn?t start yesterday nor again this morning. 7 yr battery, likely original to the car since it is a 2011. I think it lived a good life.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: August 09, 2018, 09:35:14 PM »
I?ve been using Tapatalk exclusively this last week and this morning it would throw an error when I?d post something and act like it didn?t post, but then the post would go through... seemed fine over on DF when I posted some stuff last night.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 09, 2018, 10:50:26 AM »
Ugh. Tried multiple times to post and each failed, yet succeeded. Sorry for the clutter.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 09, 2018, 10:40:11 AM »
In Park City, UT for a couple days. I gotta say, Dave, Utah wasn?t very welcoming. I didn?t see a ?welcome to Utah? sign on I-15 when coming in from Idaho. :P

What is with the weird left turn lanes?? Wife had us go by the ?Up? house out in Riverton/Herriman first and came across these a few times.




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We never said welcome because we get to many from Tate and Jrs side of the world and don?t need them staying

They have tried some off ball things like that.  Four leaf clover things that are weird U turns.  Not sure what the hell actually



These things are supper comical to watch big trucks go through. 


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Lol I hear ya there. Too many coming to Oregon and WA as well. Sister told us the SLC is one of the fastest growing cities at the moment.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:37:35 AM »
In Park City, UT for a couple days. I gotta say, Dave, Utah wasn?t very welcoming. I didn?t see a ?welcome to Utah? sign on I-15 when coming in from Idaho. :P

What is with the weird left turn lanes?? Wife had us go by the ?Up? house out in Riverton/Herriman first and came across these a few times.




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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 03, 2018, 03:35:32 PM »
Yup we?ll be hitting up Glacier and Going-to-the-sun road. In Post Falls, ID now for lunch.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 03, 2018, 11:54:03 AM »
Eastbound and down (err, up I guess). Montana here we come. Left the house at 5:15am.



Spend the weekend in Whitefish visiting my brother than head south to Dave?s neck of the woods to visit my sister in Park City.


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LOL thats great!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 30, 2018, 11:34:32 PM »
Shawn is just like my buddy who just bought a F-150 last weekend and wore a Ford t-shirt to my daughter?s bday bbq yesterday just to egg me on... almost went and put on my Chevrolet shirt.

I was at discount today, too. Second time in a week and a half to have the tires on the Acadia balanced again before our road trip this coming weekend. Half an ounce out on LF and RR. Little annoyed I had to go back, but it is what it is. Last time I was there one tire was a few lbs low, had to fix that when I got home.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: July 29, 2018, 11:53:43 AM »
Because they?re snowflakes and can?t stand the extremes. Look at Portland... rainy/cool most of the year.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:57:51 PM »
You put a shift kit in hour wife?s Arcadia????for real how awesome is that!


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Lol I figured while I had it apart might as well try to make things mo-better!

TransGo sk-6t70 it was like $70. Just replaces some valves just like the one for the Allison and included the rubber grommets for the shift solenoids which is good because I had one that was bad. Didn?t get any pics of that though.






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There's a shift kit for Allisons?

Haha, yes, but It?s for the 2005-2010 6 speed models. The LML doesn?t need it as they beefed things up a bit from the factory, as you?ve been telling us ;)

http://www.transgo.com/products.php?category_id=35&parent_id=25&product_id=55


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:53:58 PM »
Shift kit in an Acadia is pretty freakin cool. I had to spend the night in the hospital last night. Monday morning I woke up with some pretty severe joint pain and stiffness in places where I usually don?t hurt. By noon I felt like I would be a liability at work so I went home. By yesterday afternoon the pain and weakness had spread to my muscles and was bad enough I had to use both hands to turn door knobs and walking down stairs was a challenge. As of now the dr suspects I have a some sort of blood illness from being bitten by a tick. I haven?t seen a tick in months but who knows. This morning they?re going to start another round of tests to try and narrow it down. They kept me over night because I had a high fever, pulse of 161, systolic pressure reaching 200, and was showings signs of kidney malfunction. Those are all far from normal for me.


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What kind of a tick does that? That is scary. Will be praying for you.

Ticks can carry Lyme disease and that can cause paralysis. Have a close family friend that was bit a few years ago and while she is doing a lot better now, she still is not 100%, and she might never be.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 25, 2018, 01:10:57 AM »
You put a shift kit in hour wife?s Arcadia????for real how awesome is that!


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Lol I figured while I had it apart might as well try to make things mo-better!

TransGo sk-6t70 it was like $70. Just replaces some valves just like the one for the Allison and included the rubber grommets for the shift solenoids which is good because I had one that was bad. Didn?t get any pics of that though.






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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 24, 2018, 12:01:00 PM »
Doing some SUV shopping. The steering on my wife's traverse has locked up on her twice now. Mechanic says he cant find anything wrong. Everything looks good. no leaks and so on. But what he did find is the entire rear suspension is shot. We just put new struts on the front and alignment. but it is still chewing up tires. So its parked for now until we find something else. I bought it with hail damage at a "hail sale" so we wont get much for it. She wants an infinity. I don't know anything about them so time to read up on them.

Tell me about it... just got done replacing the steering rack and struts on my wife's Acadia which involves dropping the engine/trans...  So, since that required disconnecting the A/C, I took the opportunity to replace all the A/C components, minus the lines. These Lambdas are plagued with A/C issues - turns out it looked like our leak was at the rear evaporator (had green dye all over the fins). Also noticed a drop of oil on the bottom of engine - looked dark enough to be motor oil, so my thought was rear main seal, so while it was dropped, I pulled the trans and flexplate - seal looked fine. Only other thing it could be is the torque converter seal into the trans, so replaced that instead.  Oh, and then noticed the water pump had some gel looking stuff around the outside of it on the front cover, so replaced that too, along with a new t-stat. Put a Transgo shift kit in the trans at the same time (like for the Allison).

If you want to keep it Jon, there is a 150K mi extended coverage program on the P/S pump if it is experiencing the issues that they deem warrant replacement. Ours was whining and stuttering when you'd turn the wheel. Got the pump replaced for free, that's when they told me the rack was leaking and it needed struts -- to the tune of $3K. All in - I did all of that above for about $1200.

Look into that P/S pump. If the rack needs replaced, you could do it without completely dropping the engine, but you'll still need to disconnect the rear drive shaft (if AWD), exhaust pipes, various things on the engine, then drop the rear end of the engine cradle so you can snake the rack out/in.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 21, 2018, 12:29:33 AM »
I VERY PATIENTLY waited exactly 10 years and 20 days for this moment!

What does that mean Nate?


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Hide Site / Hide site, retirement site.
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:30:07 PM »
Hey Tex, keep the dually and do a 6-door conversion?







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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 18, 2018, 07:12:29 PM »
Dang Bob. Time to invest in a dash cam, then you could have reviewed footage and got a license plate... assuming they have one on the front like they're supposed to.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:22:35 PM »
Break time. Thermometer says 97 already. Finished the inside except the base board


Base board!?!?  IN A SHIPPING CONTAINER!?  :shocked:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: July 08, 2018, 02:28:56 AM »
So let's add a couple thousand pounds to it before we try to move it, maybe it'll be easier. : Knucklehead

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I was thinking the same thing!

Why not double or triple (maybe 4x?) over some line in pulleys to a big tree behind the sea can? Will increase your pulling power with less effort.


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D.O.T. / Re: Happy Independence Day y'all
« on: July 05, 2018, 04:28:19 PM »
if I remember reading some where correctly, that guy ended up in the ER and was unconscious for quite some time and the guy that hit him was pending charges of some sort until this video came out and proved that he hit the guy in self defense.

folks, don't get the wrong idea about Portland!  that place is almost as bad with tree huggers, hippy's, LGBT (or whatever the fark it is today), etc, ect as San Francisco!  that city is dirty, it smells like straight un washed ass/private parts...???...

This is exactly why i can't wait to get out of this area... i feel dirty when i have to go downtown.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:10:03 AM »
So tomorrow you're shopping for a new tailgate? :)

Or a truck with an 8? bed? ;). Sorry Dave.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 22, 2018, 09:07:41 PM »
I wasn?t far enough South to be in Korea town... but the Kia dealer was right there.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 22, 2018, 08:47:19 PM »
Gilchrist on S Tacoma way? I used to live about 8 blocks from there.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:38:11 AM »
That?s a shame - after he built that amazing garage/shop, but can always build again on the new parcel.


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Hide Site / Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 17, 2018, 01:42:48 PM »
I don?t see M/Ts on the drive tires of the mower yet...


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 14, 2018, 07:13:49 PM »
They don't use the foil OSB on the roofs out there?

Must be one more of those commiefornia things made to make you pay more than the rest of us...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:11:04 PM »
Is it the one with the duramax in it?

That would be pretty dumb of a rental company to rent diesel vehicles and risk uneducated snowflakes putting gas in the tank instead...  (NOT looking at you Charles)

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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:16:41 AM »
I'll send Tex some of this. Cheaper than riprap, and definitely cheaper than a zero turn.

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Now made by Bayer, not Monsanto (if that makes anyone feel better because it?s not the big M name...) ;)


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 10, 2018, 12:31:20 AM »
I have a suspicion that Tex is in with some sort of insurance company,  no way mine would ever cover that. My agent would laugh at me on the phone


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Well I believe he works for one so he probably knows people ;)


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 09, 2018, 07:11:45 PM »
I believe he did this already with the OLD mower. This is the new one.

Still sucks either way :(


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Most Favored Companies / Re: Best Insurance company?
« on: June 08, 2018, 01:57:35 AM »
Been with State Farm for the last few years and just got my renewal for my homeowners policy today and it went up $120/year. Gonna have to call up my agent and see what gives.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:47:45 PM »
Pics aren?t working on multiple threads.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 07, 2018, 03:37:28 PM »
What did you do to your arm Ken? Hillary sit on it?

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 07, 2018, 03:33:08 PM »
Pics not loading for anyone else?

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 04, 2018, 04:33:04 PM »
Another note on that bathroom issue -- whats with the wall with the pipe looking like its half an inch past the edge of the sill?

Here:


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 03, 2018, 03:41:26 AM »
Seen this heavy hauler today


Dodge Dakota with some tow mirrors, let alone flipped up also


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got one to top that... 2wd S10 pulling a car trailer with what looked like some kind of 2/4 post lift AND a car on it. Rear bumper was almost dragging the ground. Didn?t get a chance to snap a pic, just wanted past him ASAP.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 31, 2018, 11:13:07 PM »
Wow. Today was musical chairs. See if you can keep up.

Wife unit sick with cold I gave her. Out of commission and non functional.

Drove the dually to the office and parked it in my parking spot. Ubered back home.  Took daughter #1 to school in new Denali. Drove Denali to work and parked in the spot next to mine which belongs to a coworker who?s on vacation until 6/6. Then drove Denali to stereo shop for a Viper alarm installation and had them add a secondary subwoofer to the factory Bose system.  Got picked up by a team member and taken to lunch with an employee and some team members for a birthday. Then they dropped me off over at the repair shop to pick up the wife?s GL320 - new door lock latch and actuator and reman transfer case (ouch). Then drove the GL home and grabbed the wife?s minivan to take it to the body shop to get the NASCAR racing stripe repaired on the passenger side where she was sideswiped (driver bailed to the exit and ran). Ubered back to the office. Picked up the dually and took it to be inspected and drove it to meet up with some friends at happy hour. Then back to the office and ubered over to the stereo shop to get the Denali and finally back home.

Now I actually have to get some work done.....



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In all that shuffle you didn?t lose/forget any of the keys, right?


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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: May 30, 2018, 02:37:16 AM »
Pink?  :rolleyes:
With two red trucks and now a white one, i'd say that makes pink.  (only counting the trucks here, not the wife's rides)

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 28, 2018, 11:31:44 PM »
I?ll leave this here and say thanks Nate




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Did you wear white camp shorts on purpose so you would match?


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Looks like he got out of the pool and went straight to the dealer! Lol


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 25, 2018, 11:54:05 AM »
I ran premium in my 6.2L so better fuel I think helps hp (at least in my mind, lol), not sure what they recommend though.

JR may be on to something, I haven't looked at GM truck sales figures lately but a year ago they were dismal & declining. Part of that stumped me when I was trying to buy as they should have been willing to deal quicker than they were when I was looking. It's hard to get one dealer anymore to drop much below another. They are all pretty well on the same page as far as pricing, I blame the internet and technology for that as I think it is controlled pretty tight from the top anymore. The only thing I have really been able to do in recent years is to get them to throw in extras at the particular dealership such as extended oil changes & warranties. You know the other freebies when you start fine tuning a deal. My mom's lesbaru I was able to get her an extra $500 in oil changes and $1000 towards things like weather tec floor mats etc. Her's was a lesbaru corporate unit with 6K on it.

Lesburu... too funny. I think the biggest drawback for the Denali is it doesn't come in red.  :facepalm:

Uh oh, better get Maaco!  He could always paint it

Heck, our 3.6L V6 Acadia only gets about 16 on average... I can stretch that to about 20 on the highway.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 25, 2018, 12:28:31 AM »
Dave, my wife had a 6.2l in a Denali. It wasn?t that we couldn?t afford the vehicle or the fuel. However, it annoyed me how much fuel it drank regardless.......

But, it did run well granted......
I don?t mean it in a negative manner but when ya really look at the cost difference in 14 mpg and 18 mpg for a average years driving.   $3.00 a gallon.  15000 miles a year that?s $2500 in fuel vs $3214 which really is only $700 bucks difference.  But it does hit you if you drive a lot more than that.   Or if your lookin for distance with out fill up. 

So if we talk about $700 bucks for that much HP knowing he likes Boost (we all like BOOST) I would say get the 6.2 and live it up


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Doesn?t the 6.2 like mid or premium fuel too?


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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 24, 2018, 11:36:26 AM »
You mean she didn't know what she was getting herself into when she married you?  :knucklehead:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 24, 2018, 01:11:02 AM »
Soffit on a shed - awfully fancy for down on the farm! Looks nice though!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 22, 2018, 01:02:58 AM »
Why do you even need the dually anymore aside from the everything is bigger in Texas mentality?

New truck - what color will it be? ;)


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 01:01:04 AM »
Sounding like a power stroke is an improvement in the right direction if you ask me...... :tongue:

^ should fire him for blasphemous comments like this one, boss.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:27:44 PM »
The only paper stuff in my wallet is the by-product of using plastic... receipts.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 13, 2018, 07:00:24 PM »
I have a Fass it?s been ok, whines all sorts of bad.  Weather it?s my mount and not enough rubber or  the pump I am not sure. 


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Do you have a sump? Probably the draw-straw issue.


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