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Old 12-05-2011
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i have a question---whats the front and rear axle snorkel?

did a quick front axle fluid change and pcv valve change-transfer case is up next...

also my 3.0 takes 5w30. but wouldnt it depend more on the climate your in?
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Drove it, cleaned the trash out of the bed that some how finds its way back there.

And to add to the conversation, my 98 4.0L takes 10w30, my aunts 93 4.0L takes 10w30 and my dads 02 4.0L SOHC took 10w30. Says it right on their oil fill caps.
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i have a question---whats the front and rear axle snorkel?

did a quick front axle fluid change and pcv valve change-transfer case is up next...

also my 3.0 takes 5w30. but wouldnt it depend more on the climate your in?
The snorkels are the vent tubes that allow excess pressure created by the diff gears to be released. The stock ones are so short that going into a substantial mud/water pit would end up allowing water to back flow into the diff. Extending them high enough does the same thing a snorkel intake does for the motor.... Allows you to run the truck in deeper holes without getting water in vital components. I will do the same to the transfer case and transmission soon just to make the under side safer to run in deep water.
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4 shocks, thermo quite pads and my friend painted the calipers w/o telling me FRIGGEN CHEVY ORANGE
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Painted more than the calipers. looks like he got the backside of the pad too.
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Yea he did I took the pads out and cleaned it off with a blade. It didn't stick because of the grease on the back side.
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Yea he did I took the pads out and cleaned it off with a blade. It didn't stick because of the grease on the back side.
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Brake cleaner will strip the paint off almost immediately. Spray it and get a rough rag to start wiping that Chevy dirt off.... Haha
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I kinda like the color. Looks like kubota orange lol but what ever it's better than the rust they use to have.
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The snorkels are the vent tubes that allow excess pressure created by the diff gears to be released. The stock ones are so short that going into a substantial mud/water pit would end up allowing water to back flow into the diff. Extending them high enough does the same thing a snorkel intake does for the motor.... Allows you to run the truck in deeper holes without getting water in vital components. I will do the same to the transfer case and transmission soon just to make the under side safer to run in deep water.
Dam i didnt even know about that...learn something new everyday haha. i should of done that before the other day
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Looks like I'll be swapping out the idler pulley later this month as well. Since the truck is going to sit a while, no risk in snapping the belt. It's only squealing on very cold mornings or if it's a cold start after raining all night. They are quick and easy swaps in the 4.0, so I'll just get an OEM pulley from Ford and throw it on. Little by little, this truck will remain new :)
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Filled the gas tank , she needs tires real soon especially since its started snowing more often where i live .
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hahahahahah Sorry I had to. I put them on the Tonka post, so I thought I had to share them here too. ;-P
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Old 12-08-2011
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Replaced the fuel filter....so easy on this year truck! Going to look into a new idler and belt tensioner as well. I have some scraping coming from the tensioner as well as some bounce during belt rotation. I know some bounce is acceptable to maintain dynamic pressure on the belt (within a certain threshold), but it seems a bit much for me.

I also have a Dynomax straight through resonator that I may work with to just build my own axle back. The dealer slapped on some Pepboys-special parts and u-bolt clamps and I just don't like the look or the moisture leak at the seams (improper aligned gasket and bolts). With the resonator, I'm going to just make it like the MBRP turndown kit and have it high enough for good clearance and exiting just before the rear axle.


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Filled the gas tank , she needs tires real soon especially since its started snowing more often where i live .
More often than normal for the season or just because it is getting colder ?

Hasnít snowed in the Northeast yet, knock on wood.
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Old 12-08-2011
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I put 15 miles on mine..
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More often than normal for the season or just because it is getting colder ?

Hasnít snowed in the Northeast yet, knock on wood.
Barely snowed out here either.
they say sometime soon, i think tomorrow morning.
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Got Kuhmo MT 265-75-16 tires today and they look sexy and I couldn't get stuck if I tried earlier at a local spot.
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Attempted to replace my brake fluid sinxe my stopping power sucks. Wat a task by yourself. Replaced the tps yesterday and replaced transfer case fluid. Tomorrow is exciting im gettin my manual hubs! :)
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Today I started doing some prep work for my new exhaust I got from 04RangerDave. I did a simple sand and polish while I was at work and the results look amazing. I can't wait to get them on!




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I tried to find a low profile black toolbox for my truck.No one has them for a compact pickup.
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Today I started doing some prep work for my new exhaust I got from 04RangerDave. I did a simple sand and polish while I was at work and the results look amazing. I can't wait to get them on!




HOLY ****!!!!!
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I sanded 1200 grit, used some steel wool then took the buffing wheel and some compound to it. shined right up.
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Replaced the inner and out pinion bearings on my dad's 96 2.3L...... Hell of a job. The outer bearing was about to grenade andi had to torch it to loosen it.
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Changed the oil and took off my air horns, safari bar and swapped grilles for winter.
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