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#578184 - August 08th 2012 8:56 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
Hoagie Offline
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Registered: June 24th 2006 12:00 pm
Posts: 559
Loc: Lake Villa IL
replaced trans lines after one broke this past weekend while finishing oil pan gasket which i broke (it was a one piece fell-pro)while changing my cam, it was a long week i think i can make it to C.I.T.A. now, fingers crossed

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#578186 - August 08th 2012 9:23 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
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Registered: February 01st 2012 8:12 pm
Posts: 239
Loc: Florida, USA
Finished rebuilding the A/C system in my van today. Also put new insulation in to keep it cool. Front vent temperature is 52 F, and rear vents are 60 F.

Replaced, Front and Rear Expansion Valve, Filter Drier, O-Rings, Seals, flushed system, New Oil and 60 oz R134a. All is well.

I selected a front superheat of 3.5F and rear of 4F. The inside ambient temperature is about 64F, and the insulation is all R13.

Last week I replaced the rear suspension as I was talking about it about a month ago on here. New suspension cured so many things, the understeer, the vibration due to improper driveshaft angle. It's a whole new van now!

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#578203 - August 08th 2012 10:35 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
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Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
Posts: 4460
Loc: Springfield, Illinois
@bandvan, exhaust sounds bad ass bud!
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#578394 - August 10th 2012 3:21 am Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
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Registered: April 30th 2010 8:57 pm
Posts: 1941
Loc: San Diego
For a few months now I suspected my wheel bearings were not very happy.

Today I had a look see.

Then I cursed once, twice, thrice and once more for good measure.

These Timkins have about 10 k miles on them. I put them inside New duralast rotors that had new races already installed. Head smack, shoot foot, oh well, live and learn. Dooooooh!

It looks like the tapered timkin bearings did not match the taper of the Duralast races. Driver's side outer race was spinning around in the rotor too.

Ok you picture addicts, how bout some close ups?

Look at the shiny spot round the perimeter of the race from where it was spinning in the bore. Slightly obscured the country of origin.








BTW, before I really cleaned the bearings and took large photos and looked closely, I thought I was going to get away with a re packing. The brake cleaner removed a lot of the grease's EP( extreme pressure) additives like moly and ZDDP which obscured the damage.



I got some High Moly high ZDDP synthetic grease going in on the new bearings and races.

Valvoline Synpower VV986.

I also Lubed all my grease fittings with a new tube of Redline CV-2, and wiped down all those front suspension parts I replaced or painted 2 summers ago. Was finally able to get The XRF lower ball joints to accept some grease

Wish I had Ram4ever's home made power coating set up when I repainted the control arms. My rattle can paint is showing signs of ablation.

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#578409 - August 10th 2012 8:25 am Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
RamVan2500 Offline
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Registered: February 01st 2012 8:12 pm
Posts: 239
Loc: Florida, USA
Doesn't look good, had something similar happen to me too! Bent cage and that was causing wheel lockups and then of course ABS brakes wanted to cut in. I already had to replace a Timken bearing, it was stuck on the spindle. Used a chisel to smack it out, then cleaned the spindle with emery and put a new National Brand bearing on. Good as new.

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#578728 - August 12th 2012 10:05 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
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Registered: June 26th 2010 7:35 pm
Posts: 8507
Loc: San Diego California
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#578730 - August 12th 2012 10:32 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
GhostRyder Offline
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Registered: May 26th 2010 8:19 pm
Posts: 2820
Loc: Land Of Entrapment, New Mexico
tested a RockFord Fosgate 500 watt 2 channel amp, with two RockFord Fosgate 12in punch subwoofers , i scored from a guy at work for $200, holy crapppppp this thing hit hard, to hard for me , so i tested my Sony Xplode 600 watt 4 channel amp , that I thought i fried one channel on, but it mysteriously started working again. so I got tunes in my van again yay
the Sony doesnt "hit" near as hard as the RockFord Fosgate does.


Edited by GhostRyder (August 12th 2012 10:35 pm)
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#578751 - August 13th 2012 1:43 am Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: GhostRyder]
Stingxray Offline
journeyman

Registered: January 24th 2012 12:44 pm
Posts: 69
Loc: Central Coast California
Well I sectioned 3" per side 6 inches total out of my rear bumper. Chip Foose overhauling Van did this. So today I finished mocking up & repositioning out side brackets . Will weld the brackets on permanently .....remove carrage bolts & weld up the holes. The front is next ..then off to the plating shop. Took longer than I though.


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#578755 - August 13th 2012 2:42 am Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: wrcsixeight]
draggnastro Offline
pooh-bah

Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
Posts: 4460
Loc: Springfield, Illinois
cool!
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#578820 - August 13th 2012 2:39 pm Re: What Did You do To your Van Today? [Re: draggnastro]
Mutt Offline
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Registered: July 19th 2011 7:43 pm
Posts: 1692
Loc: Hell Town, Va
Originally Posted By: draggnastro
@bandvan, exhaust sounds bad ass bud!


that it does!
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