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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #525426 January 01st 2012 7:51 pm
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Unloaded some supplies i got for insulating it about 2 weeks ago, then put some arm rests and sunvisors in. Its been rainy and too cold to do much else.


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #525641 January 02nd 2012 6:20 pm
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I replaced the fuel filler hose and put a few gal of gas in it...cranked it up...and found an exhaust leak..lol!


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wrcsixeight #525947 January 03rd 2012 5:39 pm
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Fueled it up and checked the oil was down a litre.

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First really cold day today, So I took her out to get the juices flowing and...
Dove it like I stole it !!
The van ran great! Pinned the speedo @ 2,300 rpm, smooth as glass cool



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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
Galaxy #525997 January 03rd 2012 6:44 pm
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Not exactly today...but over the weekend. I affixed my new registration stickers after the van being expired for over a year!! I would crank it and drive around the block and do this and that to it, but this time got it out on the freeway. shift yay May have to work out some flat spots on the tires. I replaced the dash a few months ago and during the drive the speedo was clicky and bouncy...gotta check that out. Also noticed it's running a little on the warm side and I need to troubleshoot that. Slowly getting her back on the road. grin

Also...attempted to reseal the roof vent. Did it a few years ago and noticed it's leaking again. curse Now my paneling near the vent is warped and wrinkled. cry


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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #526014 January 03rd 2012 7:30 pm
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Well, today I did the following:

Wolf Den: Looked at her and SMILED because she is is all tucked in for her winters nap.

Astro: BROKE HER ! mad Now I have to figure out what is wrong with her! grrrr

She ALMOST over heated today while sitting and idling , did not over heat, but did hit the YELLOW section of her factory temp gauge, Shut her down and let her cool off. Went out and drove her, she is stumbling and has no power to speak of until about 3500 or so (guess, no tack), then she smoothes out some. I have checked her over and found ONE plug wire kind of singed, NO milk shake in oil or radiator. No sweet smells from tail pipe. . . . . . thinking the coil might be pissed off and dying as it is the factory one with 200K miles on it.

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I THINK I found the problem with the Astro, The drivers side front plug wire was/is burned through, arcing out bad, and the coil is 200 K Miles old, so in the AM I am going to go to Advance Auto Parts and warranty out the plug wire, and purchase a new coil ( just to be safe) . pretty sure that will fix her.

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Re: What Did You do To your Van Today?
wrcsixeight #526148 January 04th 2012 8:48 am
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drove it to work, had a light snow here yesterday, as i pulled in the parking lot at work onto the fresh snow i floored it and got her drifting sideways for a bit and clocked in for the day, snow was gone in a few hours

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wrcsixeight #526227 January 04th 2012 3:53 pm
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Replaced the battery. Darn cold weather cranking killed it. frown


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wrcsixeight #526240 January 04th 2012 4:19 pm
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Hooked up a loose hose on the air smog pump. Put some gas in it and ran it for about 30 min around a field..gotta get tag and insurance in a week or two!


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