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  1. mercfan

    Q: Move axle or not?!

    I found my answer here: How to Determine Axle Position when Building a Trailer | etrailer.com - looks like I don't have enough information to determine that yet. I have to first weigh the loaded trailer to determine that.
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    Q: Move axle or not?!

    Here is an appox. drawing
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    Q: Move axle or not?!

    I have a cheap Harbor Freight trailer that I've been hauling my snowmobile on - originally it was 8'x4'. The snowmobile (Ski-doo Tundra V-800) weighs around 550lbs. The original trailer rating is 990lbs. Long story short, the front A-frame had bent while loading the machine on it one day, so I...
  4. mercfan

    Rattling thermostat?

    No, I have not touched it.... I have the coolant and new thermostat ready - I plan on replacing and doing a flush weather permitting.
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    Rattling thermostat?

    I've been trying to track down a new noise under the hood for over a week now. I thought it was the Waterpump at first, but today after spending more time listening to the engine and touching various parts while it's running I discovered that the noise emanates from the thermostat housing - it...
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    Windshield washer not spraying right

    I've tried the simple stuff: I've poked small steel wires down into the sprayer orifices trying to clean them out... it's still not working. Before I break down and tear it all out from under the hood, is there anything else simple that I could try?! Can I get parts for these (hoses, spray...
  7. mercfan

    Parting Out Parting out two 94' LC80's

    I'm looking for a complete driver's side outside door handle (I broke mine). Prefer darker color (not white). How much ground shipped to 80023. PM me please.
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    Windshield wiper blade replacements

    Will look for Bosh Icon. Would like to try a couple of inches longer blades than the stock ones.... will try and see.
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    Windshield wiper blade replacements

    Need some suggestions for good winter windshield wiper blade replacements. Is it me, or are the ww on these trucks wimpy and unlike the rest of the machine?
  10. mercfan

    Confused about which grease to use on axle hub...

    Yes - I found the thrust washer on the passenger side, but the driver's side one was missing... :bang: The one that's on the passenger side has a deep grove worn in it. Will need to buy 2 new ones I guess.
  11. mercfan

    Confused about which grease to use on axle hub...

    Another issue: the FAQ instructions state: Install Outer bearing, Install Thrust Washer..... I believe that's part 43510D in the diagram below. I never found a part like that during the disassembly and it wasn't part of Beno's kit (mostly because I didn't order it). I only have the Adjusting...
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    Confused about which grease to use on axle hub...

    I'm replacing the front rotors on my 80. I've got everything disassembled and cleaned and I'm attempting to put things back together (driver's side). I'm following this FAQ here. I've repacked my inner bearing and outer bearing races with Red sticky grease and I'm about to reinstall them...
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    Idle too high...

    FZJ-80, it's stock
  14. mercfan

    Idle too high...

    My truck has been doing this on and off. Mostly when fully warmed up and not at cold start as most of the threads describe (from a quick search). Today it happened again, I hop in and drive 20 miles to pickup my daughter. Truck fully warmed up, when I restart before I even put it into "D" I...
  15. mercfan

    Any overlanders here?

    I'm one I guess I'm one - I'm not much of a hard-core wheeler, that's for sure.... ;) If you're in CO on your travels, give a whistle. Safe travels.
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    Failed CO emissionss--high NOx

    My own P0401 woes I Kerrye - thx for the writeup. I've been following your thread and studying the diagrams that were posted in your thread because I have P0401 (Insufficient EGR gas flow) code on my '95. Following your thread I did my own investigation as follows: 1) EGR: With the engine...
  17. mercfan

    Builds 97 HZJ80 Build in Uganda

    I just got back from Uganda (Kampala) about 2 weeks back. Was there for 2 weeks - I can imagine how difficult it would be to do a project like that over there... they don't have the facilities, tools nor the parts supplies we enjoy State-side. Best of luck - jealous of that nice diesel under...
  18. mercfan

    My 40th Edition

    Best color - I've looked for so long for a Sage color - couldn't find it. Great truck - congrats.
  19. mercfan

    Clutch handle position question...

    Ok - thanks everybody. Do you lube the line with WD40 or other substance to prevent corrosion?! Maybe cosmoline?!
  20. mercfan

    Clutch handle position question...

    Just got my first winch installed on my '80 behind factory bumper - sits in there pretty good. I've never owned a winch before so I've got a lot to learn... The instructions on the winch (Tough Stuff 12,500lb) say that when not in use, I should leave the clutch handle in the disengaged...
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