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Sold the green monster as it was called at home this week,
Sold the 20ton hydraulic press this week,
I'll post cleaned out garage pictures in the AM and it will make JR cry a little


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Mine is still not finished. Just a huge circle.
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Mine is still not finished. Just a huge circle.
The circle of mess? That's the one I deal with.
Was just starting to spring clean when this emergency trip happened.
The bomb that was my truck box filled with generator welder etc to fix dock, exploded back into the garage.

So it will likely make me a bit too Dave. Lol
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Today I had to finish the "professional tree trimmer" job.  He didn't have a saw big enough to go through the trunk so I told him I would finish it up for him, the home owner is a good older couple and I figured I could wake the hood up at seven AM with a screaming chain saw.   

And. Ow for that clean garage photo,


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It was cleaner before this tree trimming


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Regardless. That is my goal...
We'll see I guess.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Nice job  :likebutton:

But gotta ask....how does a "professional tree trimmer" not have a saw big enough for those trees? He a bonsai trimmersed or sumthin'?  :huh:

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0700 with a chain saw?
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Nice job  :likebutton:

But gotta ask....how does a "professional tree trimmer" not have a saw big enough for those trees? He a bonsai trimmersed or sumthin'?  :huh:
That's where i got lost, he told me they had a dump to remove the tree stuff, he didn't. He said that he could cut the tree off at the lawn, he couldn't, I had to. 


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0700 with a chain saw?
And would have to look what chain. I usually run a skip tooth on wet wood like that but I was lazy. Worked s little bit for it but I made it ok


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With the addition of that new trailer it has become time to fill this thing with all of our Worldly possessions.



Sold the boys 2008 klx110 for a good price this week also.  I'll add to this when I am done moving

Back at it


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I hate moving, been a long time.

Good luck!
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Thanks.  Trailer is almost full and time to relax in the truck seat.   In desperate need of air bags on the truck


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Moving the twins into my old room as a little boy,   Grandma hadn't changed a thing since I was a little boy so we are boxing up some of my older collectibles the boys keep trying to open, at least until they are old enough to enjoy them


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Trailer is 98%full and the door is closed shut.  Ready to hook up and back into the RV pad


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I caved in and gave the boy a new motorcycle. 2007kx65.  Man is it a fun bike.  I honestly think I road it more than him today


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Reminds me of weekends at the salton sea.

How about a pic with the bike and the lad? I see dirt and some green.
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I am usually not fast enough with my phone to get him on the move,  I'll take one of him washing it today lol


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Big Dave's honey do's; what Big Dave does when handling/not handling twins
« Reply #318 on: August 09, 2017, 10:10:54 AM »
Truck report.

As of now with further conversation with Nate I think the duramax will need a little bit more love than just the cooling stack cleaned.  After considering the miles and last coolant change.  The lack of ever replacing the thermostats on the truck.  I think I am going to go full bore and pull the radiator out, flush the block and change the thermostats and add new coolant along with the cleaning of the cooling stack

Last night I did some wire organizing to my HID and Projector lighting, the relay wiring was done in a rush and was plain sloppy.  I shortened and cleaned it all up for reassembly. Need to stop at the parts store and pick up some engine degreaser to let soak on the removed parts

I can't order from mikeL for a week as he is sold out of his transmission cooler.



Trans service to follow
And batteries are dying also.  Truck doesn't want to start and as it's not a daily driver it should be able to start after a week of sitting I think

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Re: Big Dave's honey do's; what Big Dave does when handling/not handling twins
« Reply #319 on: August 09, 2017, 01:29:08 PM »
I need to do the thermos too, won't warm up. Not really an issue but throws a code now and then.

Heck, do the cooler flip you have it right there!
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Re: Big Dave's honey do's; what Big Dave does when handling/not handling twins
« Reply #320 on: August 09, 2017, 01:42:06 PM »
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Re: Big Dave's honey do's; what Big Dave does when handling/not handling twins
« Reply #321 on: August 09, 2017, 04:42:31 PM »
JR. MikeLs give you 60% more surface area and drops 40-60 degrees of temp.  That point I don't even think the flip is worth my time
https://www.alligatorperformance.com/ppe-124062000-performance-transmission-cooler-for-2006-10-gm-6-6l-duramax-lbz-lmm?gclid=Cj0KCQjw5arMBRDzARIsAAqmJeyk20RHMfzzli5NiZOdXLREGJj6K7_1NiT_Kgm7IWPdnk-Y-BJUrugaAvgqEALw_wcB



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Re: Big Dave's honey do's; what Big Dave does when handling/not handling twins
« Reply #322 on: August 09, 2017, 04:45:09 PM »
It looks like you have stock cooler lines.
If that is right don't worry about what I'm about to say...

If you have aftermarket lines, be very very very careful breaking the fittings loose, so as not to break the cooler at the same time. Ask me how I know.
The cooler is soldered together, and is delicate like egg shells around big wrenches...
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: Big Dave's honey do's; what Big Dave does when handling/not handling twins
« Reply #323 on: August 09, 2017, 04:46:46 PM »
I don't doubt its a great cooler. I just thought it was a little pricey.

I hope it works better than my Banks cooler. 1k, didn't do a thing.
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Re: Big Dave's honey do's; what Big Dave does when handling/not handling twins
« Reply #324 on: August 11, 2017, 02:12:17 AM »
I have read good results and just like when I paid the extra cost to drive and have MikeL take care of the trans it's the reputation and warranty he stands behind.  I value the fact that when I called him on my way home at 10pm he answered my call and talked with me for a half hour or so. Made some calls and called me back kind of thing.  I am honestly ok paying the extra


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« Reply #325 on: August 11, 2017, 01:19:01 PM »
Alligator has a sale today on everything, grab it!
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« Reply #326 on: August 11, 2017, 01:29:04 PM »
If you're talking about their customer appreciation sale, that's on Aug 23.
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« Reply #327 on: August 11, 2017, 02:41:44 PM »
Ah, you are correct. I saw one day but didn't see the little aug 23 on the bottom.

Gives everyone time to plan!!
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« Reply #328 on: August 13, 2017, 01:21:41 AM »
Plan in the works !!


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« Reply #329 on: August 23, 2017, 10:08:53 PM »
Today I unboxed my new pressure washer, Honda motor, 3400 psi with an adjustable pressure regulator on the handle, 25 feet of hose. It is a Stanley brand and I only paid $287.

Only issue is while unboxing I noticed the transport had damaged the On off switch and now I have to order a part before I even assemble it.   


I did Hot wire it to run, added oil, turned on water and blew crappy paint off of the underside of my rear axle on my duramax.  It has an amazing amount of pressure!!  More photos and play to come.  Need to wash off my vinyl deck and see how it looks


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« Reply #330 on: August 23, 2017, 10:23:09 PM »
On my want list sometime. I have a 2000psi electric that is OK, just OK.
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« Reply #331 on: August 24, 2017, 08:45:03 AM »
PPE was also not participating in the sale of 25 % off yesterday so I have yet to buy that cooler


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« Reply #332 on: August 24, 2017, 01:29:35 PM »
Figures,,,,,,,,
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Re: Big Dave's honey do's; what Big Dave does when handling/not handling twins
« Reply #333 on: August 25, 2017, 04:53:34 PM »
Looking for what some of my options are, I purchased that super amazing pressure washer and it's great but..... while washing off the truck axle I discovered that there was large amounts of rust under it



Suggestions?
Picked up a nylon grinder brush to start my removal of rust than thinking a good rust converter? Than maybe some por15 ?




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« Reply #334 on: August 25, 2017, 04:57:53 PM »
I would just use a converter unless you want to strip it all down. Tape off what you don't want to spray and well, spray!
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« Reply #335 on: August 25, 2017, 05:05:49 PM »
I still see paint on things Dave...I have none but on the body. Lol
But I do understand your concern too.
I'd clean it up a bit, and POR is probably the easiest.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #336 on: August 25, 2017, 07:26:44 PM »
Dave,
Old Koot recommended Fluid film and i picked some up at Lowes.  Get a can and try it, i put some on the wifes car and was impressed.
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« Reply #337 on: August 25, 2017, 08:34:57 PM »
I have to say the fluid film works great in salt water spray conditions, so it should work quite well for yours

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« Reply #338 on: August 25, 2017, 09:27:42 PM »
You all are talking about this stuff,  is it paintable?   At first glance it looks like it is better for pretreatment vs crap that is really rusty type stuff?

In light of rmtw oil changes:

How difficult to remove rear axle and sand blast and spray fresh metal?

1. How much do you think it weighs?
2. Leave all internals in and mask off the ends and blast away?
3. If I remove axle from truck how do I haul axle to get blasted ?


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« Reply #339 on: August 26, 2017, 08:07:19 AM »
Without tires it probably goes 350-400lbs.   I think rust converter is your best option. No need to remove.


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« Reply #340 on: August 26, 2017, 09:53:58 AM »
That's not rust...scrape off the loose crap and throw some tractor paint on it .

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« Reply #341 on: January 02, 2018, 12:07:17 AM »
The good and bad of my trip for the truck.

First trouble free as all my duramax has ever been!  20 plus mpg on the way out and 19.5 on the way back. 

MikeL had a look at the transmission and said it is running as it should. Full service and he called and said sell that truck!!! It drives like crap, rides like crap and makes no power!!!

This caused me some concern as this is a well known guy, been in hundreds if not thousands of trucks from everywhere.... I have had a odd undetectable pulse in the truck at 70-80 mph on a stead increase of speed.  The truck will buck or jump enough to pop a 32 oz cup from the cup holder. 

Me and mike called another guy.  No names mentioned pm if interested but he brought over a new computer and replaced mine and they called back and said night and day difference.  Change you tuning and the truck will really preform.

So complimentary tunes (5) and I am in love!!! it’s like driving a stock truck to a tuned truck sort of excitement.   Blow me away smooth, powerful, fuel efficient and cleaner than what I had!   

After my original tuner had data logged, adjusted and changed this or that. I got no real change in any noticeable amount.  I was feeling doomed or bummed and that it was just my truck.   Well she is fixed and runs amazing!!!

Happy I drove the truck and the traverse $275 for a new shift lever, full trans flush and pan drop. Plus the tuning was done for the help of helpin a guy.   I call that part of my trip a win. 


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« Reply #342 on: January 02, 2018, 12:10:48 AM »


The last photo will be hung in my garage for ever, This little guy Emmett was my rolling companion.  If daddy’s truck was going with out him in it he was not happy.   Me and him drove home and had an awesome time talking about trees, cars, race cars, big trucks, little trucks, motor cycles you name it.   If momma called it was HI mom I am in daddy’s truck.  Melt my cold frozen dead heart this little guy


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« Reply #343 on: January 02, 2018, 08:51:38 AM »
Great photo and story; can’t beat those kind!
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« Reply #344 on: January 02, 2018, 08:55:25 AM »
Nothing like sleeping photos of kids in car seats. I have a few. Amazing how they can sleep with their head is such weird contortions.  Pm sent


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« Reply #345 on: January 02, 2018, 09:35:15 AM »
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« Reply #346 on: January 02, 2018, 11:56:12 AM »
Yep, sounds like a great time.

Was this tuner a big name? I have the DSP5 but running a single 150hp tune now. Plus hearing of Dons new tune I keep thinking.
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« Reply #347 on: January 02, 2018, 01:11:06 PM »
Yeah a pretty large name.



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« Reply #348 on: January 05, 2018, 05:13:39 PM »
New tuning brings about new codes.  Full throttle pull keeps telling me P0087 which is low fuel pressure.  Maybe time to stop ignoring the change fuel filter and change the block mounted filter


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« Reply #349 on: January 05, 2018, 09:32:27 PM »
Replaced old filter, added new water sensor and code free!! Maintenance for the win


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