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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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