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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Spikey on Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:55 pm

Today I've skinned my knuckles, elbow and got covered in oil replacing the alternator, which was OK, apart from trying to get the damn 14mm nut on the back again! It pinged off a few times, then hid. Now I need to find a spare, as I'm sure the pixies have stolen this one....

Apart from that, it all works fine, is charging and that makes me happy :dance:
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby lee771 on Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:52 pm

Fitted 33s on -32 offset steal rims, trimmed front bumper.
Still catchin so the grinder will becoming out tomorrow.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby gregster on Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:36 am

Worked out fuel consumption for my dti, on a recent 700 mile mission, dragging an 800kg ifor, delivering an engine on the way out, and collecting another frontera, then a journey 350 mile back through snowdonia, and hillyness of the west midlands...
And the old girl did 33mpg overall...not bad for a 185,000 y22dth dti!!!
Check out the index thread below where pics/reviews from all our past meets can be found!!!!
click here for the SE Events Index/links Thread...see all the reviews and whats coming up soon!

Looks like I'm in trouble with the Mrs's again...
She asked me what I'd most like to do to her body...
Apparently "Identify it" is not the correct answer!



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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby lee771 on Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:04 pm

Attacked my wheel arches with a death wheel no more tyre rubbing, surprised at how well she drives with 33s on and the noise ain't to bad either nothing a bit of Toby Keith can't drowned out any way.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Fil-H on Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:58 am

Wow! Found this group on Facebook ! So posted sum pics up - this a bit easier than photo bucketing...
3.2 v6 2002 black manual lwb in need of some tlc, but roadworthy!!! (currently at home)
3.2 v6 1999 premium blue lwb manual- just couldn't resist it !!! ( currently at home)
3.2 v6 2003 black manual lwb- a little poorly but gradually recovering |||( currently at home)
3.2 v6 2004 silver manual lwb - stunning condition and performance but sold because I missed my old black one so bought a black 3.2 instead! ( gone :0( )
2.2i 1995 black manual lwb (stupidly sold, sadly missed -but still alive ( gone :0( )
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Fatbaz on Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:07 pm

Can't see what you did!!!!

Or is it me just missing the point here
Remember, keep the greasy side down!
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby aredee on Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:54 pm

it was time to bring the caravan back again and this time after all the work thats been done to her the car pulled brilliantly ....so pleased
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Fil-H on Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:38 pm

Cleaned up my oil filler cap !!!
3.2 v6 2002 black manual lwb in need of some tlc, but roadworthy!!! (currently at home)
3.2 v6 1999 premium blue lwb manual- just couldn't resist it !!! ( currently at home)
3.2 v6 2003 black manual lwb- a little poorly but gradually recovering |||( currently at home)
3.2 v6 2004 silver manual lwb - stunning condition and performance but sold because I missed my old black one so bought a black 3.2 instead! ( gone :0( )
2.2i 1995 black manual lwb (stupidly sold, sadly missed -but still alive ( gone :0( )
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Spikey on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:43 pm

Got it back from the storage yard after a bump :)
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:16 pm

Truck. Not much, just a few small jobs. Front end, both sides. Changed the upper wishbones. Front brake hoses. Replaced the last 200mm of the brake lines on both sides (had to cut it to get the pipe out of the way to replace the wishbones). Brake callipers. Brake pads. Top ball joints. Bottom ball joints. Front wheel bearings and seals. Steering knuckle support bearing, shim and seal. Drive shaft CV joint boots.
This posting may have been helpfull, on the other hand probably not... Either way, I may have had drink when posting it in which case it's probably not as helpfull as it could have been

Work safe, and remember all technical problems can be resolved with a hammer, the trick is knowing where to hit it and how big a hammer to use (I often find it may also help to have a spare bit in the shed to replace the bit you have just mullered ;) )

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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby fudge on Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:34 pm

Drove it :dance:
And it didnt play up........ apart from coming close to losing the exhaust as ive lost a one of the bolts holding it on
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby jmc on Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:07 pm

Changed the lower ball joint on the offside. What a long job I started at 11.00 stopped for lunch at 3.00 then finally finished clearing up at 7.15.
I read the excellent posts in steering on how to do it, thanks for those who wrote up. I also looked at several you tube films.
I had real trouble with getting the lower joint free from the wishbone. I tried bashing the side as shown in you tube tried a ball joint splitter also to no avail.I even resorted to oxy acetylene .I put a bit of 6 mm plate over the wishbone to protect the drive shaft boot and heated up the bit around the joint with the weight taken on the end of the ball joint taper on a jack.
As I knew it needed
a new ball joint ,I didn't mind the rubber burning. This didn't work either which astonished me as heating has never failed me before. Finally tried jacking it up on the wishbone and hit the end of the ball joint upwards and at last it came free.
Then followed ratcavs instructions on fitting the new ball joint. The new bolts were longer than the old ones and too long to fit in in the space under the driveshaft boot and I had to reuse a shorter old one in one of the holes towards the rear of the fronty.
Then when I had that done I couldn't tighten the track rod end down the nut got stuck and the whole shaft just span around . I had a good look at it and found the thread was damaged halfway down so filed it in situ with a needle file and also cut a screwdriver slot in the end of the bolt with a 1 mm cutting disc on an angle grinder and used this to hold while I tightened the nut down so got tight eventually.
Whew!
This is all in aid of an m.o.t. in a weeks time, it was gratifying to find that the old ball joint was very worn indeed.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby bhcalcutta on Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:30 pm

Ran the old girl in for MOT today....and she passed :dance:

just 3 advisories
small amount of play in a drop link
chip in the screen
gearbox oil leak

Happy days
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby mickh on Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:45 pm

Fitted new heater matrix by the "easier" method and now have a toasty warm motor for the winter. Well chuffed as it passed its MOT last week with no advisories. :D
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby RatCav on Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:27 pm

Awesome sauce Mick
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby jmc on Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:45 pm

On Thursday I changed the oil and filter in time for the mot on Friday. It passed except for one tyre , a Colway which is 31 10 15 and all the others are 275 55 15. I thought it was the same size but the tester didn't like it. I haven't got another legal one so am waiting until Monday for my garage to fit a new Kuhmo 275 55 15 and take it for a retest.
Very pleased it passed apart from that.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:46 pm

Found a puddle under Truck today at work and then a leak in the main hose from the rad to the bottom of the engine and the header tank. Seems it has been rubbing on the steering box with the obvious result.

Tomorrow's fun n games is going to be fixing the leak followed by changing the engine mounts (one looks like it has given up) and then some welding in the passenger footwell where a couple of cracks have appeared around the edge of the body mount re-enforcement plate. Finish off with a Pre MOT look over.

Then book in for a MoT. Should get through okay, with all things considered the Truck's in pretty good nick for a 21 year old 4x4 with close to 280k on the clocks and the life it gets!
This posting may have been helpfull, on the other hand probably not... Either way, I may have had drink when posting it in which case it's probably not as helpfull as it could have been

Work safe, and remember all technical problems can be resolved with a hammer, the trick is knowing where to hit it and how big a hammer to use (I often find it may also help to have a spare bit in the shed to replace the bit you have just mullered ;) )

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'O-no' the truck.

Comments on 'O-no' the truck may be left here

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'Truck'

Comments on 'Truck' the truck may be left here

Owning a 2.8 is a hobby in it's self...
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2.8 TD LWB - Truck:
Side Steps Removed
EGR, Birds Nest & Both Butterfly Valves Removed
Particulate Filter removed and pipe welded in
Safari Snorkel fitted
Trooper Flywheel & Clutch fitted
Trooper LSD Rear Axle fitted
Winch Bumper & Winch fitted
3.1 Engine Fitted
2" Suspension Lift

2.8 TD LWB - O-no:
Standard, for now.

2.5 Volvo 850 Saloon:
Standard
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby RatCav on Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:36 pm

Wobbly wheel bearing not so wobbly anymore.
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My members ride for Leeloo the Lotus Edition viewtopic.php?f=46&t=60154

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Hi-roof modification.
EGR valves and birds nest of vacuum pipes removed.
Front Manual Locking Hubs.
Rear Limited Slip Differential.
Yota Surf steels, with custom paintjob. (cheers Gregster)
33x12.5" R15 General Grabber AT 2's.
+2" suspension lift.
+3" body lift.
Cat 1 Thatcham approved alarm.
Irmscher wheel arch flares.
Full body restoration/respray. (cheers Gregster again!)
Region: North West



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby SPEEDBIRD 202 on Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:57 am

Well I have not posted on the forum recently but I have just got the Fronty through a MOT, SSSooo I'm feeling pretty chuffed fight now :wink:

Can anybody fill me in with whats been happening on the forum in the last couple of years. I've changed me job and had the usual hasstle people get in their life - so I have not been keeping an eye on things.

I hope to visit and post more often from now on.

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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby lee771 on Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:11 pm

Driving to machine shop hear what can only be described as a slapping noise then silence, battery light on voltage dropped water temperature dropping!!!!

Stopped out side motor factors got a new alternator belt after me and the Mrs had shouted and swore quite a bit changed the belt for a slightly larger one got a 1753 instead of the 1725 that the computer said we needed and now all good.

Couldn't have done it with out the Mrs help and are both quite chuffed with our selves considering we don't know the difference between one end of a spanner from the other
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