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Pretty quiet in here... what are you working on?

Discussion in 'VA/DC/MD- Capital Land Cruiser Club' started by Stumpalama, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Stumpalama

    Stumpalama Forum Junkie SILVER Star

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    I'll pimp our local resource @OTRAMM (Knuckle, Transmission, and Transfer Case rebuild kits), since he sells Terrain Tamer kits which get good reviews on 'mud.
    I would get a couple extra axle seals as well for spares and "just in case" because you will likely F one up during installation. I would also get the wheel bearings.
     
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  2. Yard Guy

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    Yeah Stump. I want to do everything. I'll reach out to him.
     
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    Got the FJ80 registered and titled today! Thanks to all of you that helped me get her to pass safety inspection! I also waxed her after some serious rubbing compound. Now doing some research on valve adjustment!
     
  4. Von Hayek

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    So, one of the rotors on Rhea's 80 is toast. Don't know why yet as I have been too chicken to tear it off in -2 degree wind chill.

    Question is, I replaced the rotors on both sides 40k miles ago. Should I do both sides again?
     
  5. Betteron2wheels

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    -2? You must live on a mountain or be counting in metric weather! But yeah, at 40k I would change both.
     
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    That would be Annapolis :)
     
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    I put the brembo rotors on my 80 and they've been fine so far. $50 each off Amazon if I recall.
     
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    Better check those calipers... That's not normal.
     
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    Yeah, it turns out it is the rear rotors. Oddly, the brakes pads never squealed.
     
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    Pads were worn down?
     
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    Did it have the squeakers in them? I noticed with my new set of pads they did not have the squelers, F-250, not LC
     
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    I'm one lucky unlucky SOB.

    All six wheel lugs on my passenger front wheel snapped off. Apparently 5 of them on the way to work and the sixth while leaving my work parking lot. Felt a little shake, then dragged the rotor on the asphalt for a bit. Swore, then laughed as I watched my wheel roll down the road.
    Luckily this happened just before NAPA closed so I could get replacement lugs and nuts.
    Jacked up the truck off the rotor, ripped off the brakes, then hammered out the sheared lug stubs. I was close enough to work to walk back, get a cup of coffee, and a BFH with punch.
    So, I never repacked all my regular traveling tools back in the truck, but I had sockets, wrenches, and my electric impact(God tool). Got my parts and sacrificed an extra wheel nut to suck/"press" the lugs into place. Had to lower the rotor and truck corner weight on to a block of wood while I repositioned the jack so the tire could be installed.

    Drive it home 2 1/2 hours after going sideways.
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    DAMN!! :eek: That could have been worse. I assume that's the 3rd gen. Aluminum rims with shank lugs should be torqued to 76 ft/lbs. Maybe over torqued them last time the wheel was off?
     
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    Wow that's a scary condition! Glad it worked out so well for you, couldn't have been better.
     
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    The last time that wheel was off was for state inspection. I've only been checking the nuts for being tight, and not necessarily how tight they were. I'm going to have to do a weekly checklist.
     
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    I'll use this as a warning! Just got my state inspection done on Monday. Will back-off all lugs and re-torque correctly.
     
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    Pimped out my Christmas gift today

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    Got my spark plugs done. It had AC Delcos and not gapped correctly. Feels better already. Iddling at about 625 rpm.
     
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    That is cool!
    Where did you get that! I'd like to pimp out my Christmas present!!
     
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