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  1. mercfan

    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...
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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...
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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?
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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...

    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...
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    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...
  8. mercfan

    Battery thread - again

    Sorry, I know this has been discussed to death - maybe that's the problem - I've read so many threads on this topic that I'm thoroughly confused. I just put on a 12,500 winch behind the factory bumper and I'm looking to replace the tired old batter with a new one. I've read many, many threads...
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    I bought the wrong winch mounting plate - now I need help/ideas on how to resolve it

    I've been planning on installing the new winch behind the standard LC bumper, so I need a winch mounting plate that's at least 30 inches long to bolt it to the frame. Well, I've screwed up... I didn't check the winch mounting plate carefully assuming that a 'universal' mount would be...
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    What's the latest and greatest on diesel swaps?!

    Hi - I've been away for a while, but still interested in a diesel powered option for my 80 one day. If anyone can give a rundown on the latest options that might exist for the diesel wanna-be. THere is always some pioneering work going on at this forum, and wanted to see if there are any...
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    Pressure in the gas tank...

    My '95 has a lot of pressure that builds up in the gas tank - everytime I get near empty and I go to fillup, all the vapors rush out in a great big swoosh - is this normal or an indication of some malfunction in the venting system!? Not sure what to search for on this. Thx for any help - James
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    Wanted  Driver side mirror for my '95 80

    My driver side mirror rack is wrecked... tabs broken off and stipped... would like to buy a good replacement - not shaky or repaired. Email me or PM me if you have one. Zip=80234
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    P/S fluid questions...

    I've searched but can't find what i'm looking for, so here it is: I've been battling the persky P/S fluid leaks for months - I've rebuilt my P/S (with help from a local fellow mudder) and that eliminated the main leak. I then sprung a leak on the reservoir. Got that taken care last Sat...
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    Wanted  Power steering reservoir

    PS reservoir for my '95 FZJ 80 - the one I got is cracked and is leaking. PM me or email jjtdepaul at yahoo dot com
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    Methanol contaminated fuel...

    Long story, but I ended up with 6.5gallons of Premium gasoline with about 30% of it (around 2 gallons) of Methanol in it.... (I accidentally added it to a gasoline tank). Here comes a stupid question: could I add some of this methanol laden fuel to my cruiser's tank before I top it off...
  16. mercfan

    Where do you guys buy your spindle assemblies?

    I know of at least two places where one can buy a complete spindle assembly for the rear bumper tire carrier: IPOR and 4x4Labs web sites. Any other places that you can recommend? I've looked at Slee web site but didn't see the spindles... Search showed an old link to a DIY section but the...
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    Wanted  Street tires for my '80

    Would like to buy a set of tires to run around town with and for towing a small boat. Would like 265x75x16 with some decent tread left. Local to Colorado state only. Let me know if you have something that matches. Thanks, James
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    Can she do it?!

    Thinking of getting a boat like this one here: 1999 Smokercraft Fishing Boat for sale Can my '95 pull this thing without major problems? I know she'll be slow on grades with this thing behind her but it should be fine pulling it on flat lands and out of water, right? Just being...
  19. mercfan

    Engo winch - anybody heard how they perform?!

    I found this ad on local CL: 12,000 lb Engo winch It looks like a solid 12K winch - just wondering if anyone has first hand experience with these?! Search on this site didn't produce any results.
  20. mercfan

    All windows very slow in cold weather...

    I've noticed that when it's very cold out the windows (Pass and/or Driver) have very hard time closing up. Is this a sign of weak motor or some other problem with the channels that the windows slide on?! In normal temps I don't notice it at all. James
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