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    Patch's Build Thread (Contains extensive part numbers)

    I’ve had many questions about my radio mount so here are some photos. I cut a hole with a dremel and wired it up. Fits very well. Interestingly, I do get a very very slight rev noise when others transmit to me (sits right above transmission).
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    I noticed that the idler pulley had exploded which is why I replaced the belt in 2021. It bolted together perfectly back then with no issues. It's very strange. Also, as for the timing covers, there is no rubber on them whatsoever. My truck came from Arizona and many of the plastics and...
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    Patch's Build Thread (Contains extensive part numbers)

    The aisin markings (actually Mitsubishi) had worn off my belt. Perhaps because of all the abrasive dust which intruded... Thanks for the compliment! It was a blast to make that movie and be part of that trip.
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    Patch's Build Thread (Contains extensive part numbers)

    No pictures, but i did match the length with a nail in a table and the old belt was shorter by a hair. Inconceivable! I replaced mouse door with gasket but it sounds like I need to find gasket material for the other covers or buy new ones
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    I just looked back through my photo log from that time and it doesn’t look like i took any photos of the logo on the belt when I replaced it. Here’s the thread where I replaced it: (post #12) https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/2uz-fe-4-7-liter-v8-timing-belt-replacement.1251775/
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    Patch's Build Thread (Contains extensive part numbers)

    I bought the previous OEM belt from Cruiser Outfitters so chances of it being a chinese knock off are slim to none. I still don’t understand it, quite honestly, but it was too tight (allowed for no movement of the tensioner pulley) when I slipped it back on. I bought an OEM replacement and it...
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    Wanted Atlanta: 100 series rear axle (locked)

    Awesome! Could you send me a price?
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    Wanted Atlanta: 100 series rear axle (locked)

    He stopped responding to my messages so I assumed he sold them or just got busy. If I can find an OE axle that would be easy and fast but it all depends. Might go e-locker 🤷🏻 I set up my own gears and lockers but I appreciate the offer. Good to know of someone else who can get that done 👍🏼
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    Wanted Atlanta: 100 series rear axle (locked)

    bump. still looking
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    Patch's Build Thread (Contains extensive part numbers)

    Ryan and I chatted for a second, I tried a new belt, and saved him a trip over here to rescue me a second time haha. Timing belt 1 Patch 0
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    I noticed that too. Pretty concerning how dirty it got back there. I may buy another kit and R&R the pulleys just in case. They still feel okay but I don’t want to chance it. I’ve already had an idler pulley explode on me before. What a mess. I did figure out that apparently there should be...
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    Patch's Build Thread (Contains extensive part numbers)

    @2001LC I replaced the tensioner twice thinking I had a bad one. I’ve done four or five of these TB jobs before and made sure to replace the washer behind tensioner pulley. I knew that was not the issue. Yesterday I decided to spend the $60 on a new belt just for the helluvit. Sure enough, my...
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    Patch's Build Thread (Contains extensive part numbers)

    Yes, the FSM actually calls for engine removal but I don’t have a stand. I also had my front diff out already while I installed my eaton e-locker. The time was now!
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    Patch's Build Thread (Contains extensive part numbers)

    I’m attempting to reinstall my timing belt but I cannot seem to get the tension on the belt right. I pull the slack to the side between the RH cam and the Crank (so that the tensioner pulley will take up the slack), but it’s just too tight. I’ve done this half a dozen times by now but never...
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    Patch's Build Thread (Contains extensive part numbers)

    the o-ring was solid as a rock. it hadn’t cracked yet but it had shrunk - apparently enough to cause a leak I learned the hard way that it’s easier to install the crank seal AFTER the oil pump (see pictures)
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