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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby aredee on Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:26 pm

just picked my fronty up from local mechanic,been off the road now for over month missed out on all that lovely snow to play in ,but hope its all sorted now .Had new power steering pipes (many thanks to Greg),new brake pipes throughout ,fuel filter ,oil and filter and auto gearbox oil changed .Drives like a dream now ,So happy siting here beaming from ear to ear lol
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby chrisgg90 on Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:08 am

Stripped and cleaned both front brake caliper lifted the front 2 inch with torsion bar, lifted rear with new shocks and springs. Removed the rear bumper reinforcement cross member so I can attempt to try and repair/fabricate one during the week. Still got top/bottom ball joints to do during the week when they arrive.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby fudge on Tue May 15, 2018 10:17 pm

well this last weekend i started to stip the engine down to get to the oil pump

removing the crank sharft pully bolt was interesting :shock:
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby fudge on Sun May 20, 2018 8:51 pm

and today i have got all the bits off so i can remove the oil pump...
it is a mission to get this far
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Retro Pedro on Mon May 21, 2018 9:14 am

fudge wrote:well this last weekend i started to stip the engine down to get to the oil pump

removing the crank sharft pully bolt was interesting :shock:

Is this the Duck that's getting the overall Matt?
Do you do the socket on an extension bar and quick kick on the key to loosen it?
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby fudge on Mon May 21, 2018 10:15 am

Retro Pedro wrote:
fudge wrote:well this last weekend i started to stip the engine down to get to the oil pump

removing the crank sharft pully bolt was interesting :shock:

Is this the Duck that's getting the overall Matt?
Do you do the socket on an extension bar and quick kick on the key to loosen it?


I didn't want to do that, so I got my big impact gun out, 1600nm of torc will undo or break it

And yes it is the duck, I've even started on the body work.. will be needing a few bits, and a post will go up
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby lee771 on Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:31 pm

Stsrted her for the first time since.............. Feb!!

She started first time never fails to amaze me need gonna get ready for a mot
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Fronterror on Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:03 pm

Yesterday i changed the outer cv joint and today did track rods both sides and front shocks was going to do the rear as well but the top bolts look like they have rusted into 1 peice so need to know the size to get replcement bolts first
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby reynard on Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:22 pm

Not quite today but the last few weeks......

Underseal job
Re-painted anything underneath that wasn't undersealed
Re-painted all calipers
Re-painted side step bars
Repaired & re-painted the bit of corrosion rear sills
Re-painted things like the radiator locking clips, battery tray, battery strap etc
Cut out the rust from the A bar / number plate bracket, welded in new missing sections, painted and re-fitted
Oil & filter change (Valvoline Synpower Fully Syn)

Then did a job I've been meaning to do for a couple of years..... Krylon Fusion the hard top in matt black
Then a job I've been meaning to do for a year at least.... full polish

Ready for winter now. It's a 2.2 dti RS Sport, '03 with 82k on the clock. Only ever used during winter now and owned this one for 10 years, previous to that a 2.8 tdi SWB for the previous 8 years.

Both me and the wife love the truck, it's running a chip express performance box which makes it a different vehicle, difficult to stall, responsive and good on fuel.

With what I've done in the last 2 years, leak of pipe, vacuum pipes, fixed the diesel leak in the flow/return pipes, a wheel sensor, new exhaust, I think I'll put a bit more into it next year, do some work on the rear bumper reinforcement bar and replace the brake disk shields.

It runs superb, leather interior with heated seats. What more do you want from a 4x4. Cost me £4500 10 years ago with 32k on the clock so besides the time painting and cleaning it hasn't cost me a great deal over and above what I've done in the last couple of years. I think 2 front wheel bearings and a second sensor.

Shame they still don't make them as they are still one of the best looking 4x4's on the road and I'd buy another in a shot. For me, plenty of space in the sport even with the seats folded forward. Just the right size vehicle.

I'll try and post a couple of pics.

I'd like a new set of BFG AT KO2's and to have the wheels coated, maybe black or graphite, but if I do the extra work next year, them maybe I will.

Off for an early MOT tomorrow.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby reynard on Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:05 pm

Well.... passed the MOT the other day and yesterday I got to drive the truck, first time since last March. It's off the road over spring/summer and I've been a bit busy getting everything done on this one and another I've been working on amongst everything else.

Anyway, the Mrs always sees to have it as she does the lesser mileage but from now on it's mine as often as I can and yesterday was a pleasure. It drives just like I bought it 10 years ago with 32k on the clock and it still looks as good. The steering is tight and everything works as it should, the heater is superb and the heated seats are not long up and running. I did spend last Sunday giving it full polish and the attached pics are from 5 days later so not quite clean after it's been used all week albeit in the dry.

I even had time to clean inside the hood and engine bay with some diy detailer. Looking forward to the rest of winter :lol:
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Frompel on Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:52 pm

Hello and winter greetings from Finland
My second post in this forum :D

Actually this is not did today. I've been doing this for a little while, and finally now, it's ready.
Snow pusher
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And here it´s in work. https://youtu.be/Rz26JVOJcBE
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Derv23 on Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:47 pm

Attempting to change the outer cv boots....what a mare.
I've not had it long so I'm discovering the curses of the previous owners :roll:
First off the circlip and shim were freely floating in the hub. Then the hub nut was mega tight. , had to whack it with a punch to get moving. Then I've gone and ripped the rubbers on the upper and lower balljoints attempting to seperate them. Breaking a pooey 3 leg puller in the process.
It's all in pieces awaiting new parts...and I've the same to do on the other side. Think it'll be off the road a while as MOT is up tomorrow :lol:
Wish me luck ...
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby JEOH on Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:50 pm

MOT failed with Greenstripe!
Exhaust manifold leaking. A braking system line bursted while the test was in progress :oops:
:shock:
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Derv23 on Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:52 pm

:shock: .
Wishing him/her a speech recovery.
Mines is still off the road :(
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby JEOH on Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:24 pm

Step by step

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tyres was the last on their list. Tomorrow the next try.

With passend mot I will swap the tyres with those of Marions Frontera. The wife deserves only the best!
:drink:
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby frontster on Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:54 pm

Fitted the new crankshaft pulley today, couldn't find the torque settings anywhere so used some thread lock and tightened to 100Nm. It's good to get back on the road again to fly the Frontera flag as there aren't many over here.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby fudge on Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:14 am

i got the duck back together at last and started her last night for the first time in over a year
think i may have more work to do...

new cam shaft here i come
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:58 am

Derv23 wrote:Attempting to change the outer cv boots....what a mare.
I've not had it long so I'm discovering the curses of the previous owners :roll:
First off the circlip and shim were freely floating in the hub. Then the hub nut was mega tight. , had to whack it with a punch to get moving. Then I've gone and ripped the rubbers on the upper and lower balljoints attempting to seperate them. Breaking a pooey 3 leg puller in the process.
It's all in pieces awaiting new parts...and I've the same to do on the other side. Think it'll be off the road a while as MOT is up tomorrow :lol:
Wish me luck ...


I have to ask why go to all that hassle? Just cut the old CV boots off and replace with some decent split boots that you then glue the joint up, makes the job sooo much easier and quicker! Been using them on both of my 2.8's for years with no issues at all. Truck, when used as my daily driver was doing something like 2 to 3k/month and I cant be described as being gentle with the truck!

Truck has now retired from daily use to become a lane toy with caravan towing duties, mainly because work were getting twichy at the mileage and age of the vehicle so the Volvo XC70 D5 has become the daily driver, it is a bit more comfy I have to admit and definitely somewhat quicker! Oh-no remains the 'spare' lol
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 frontster on Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:23 pm

Mot due at the end of the month, so fitted new windscreen wipers and inner and outer cv boots on both sides.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby ghosthunter on Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:11 pm

Another year...another Mot.
Passed first time.
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