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Top ten sure ways to destroy your 80

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by MDarius, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. MDarius

    MDarius I break stuff. SILVER Star

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    What have you (or...ahem...'a friend') broken and how?
    I have read a lot of threads about fixing various 'common' problems. But what activities do you really need to avoid in order to prevent the problems in the first place? I'm not talking about preventative maintenance, I'm talking about bad driving or repair habits.

    Example: What is a sure way to break a birfield?
    Answer 1: I read on the 40's forum on a post from TORSLINNING, ''...but I do admit to the blunder of backing up and turning at the same time in 4 wheel drive.'' I didn't know this was a blunder. It would be good to know so I can avoid it. Does it apply to the 80's? Obviously they are full-time, but what about when they are locked?

    Example: Knock sensor - don't whack it when changing the phh.

    Some things I would like to know, add your own:
    1. What is a sure way to speed your head gasket on it's way to failure?
    2. What DON'T you do if you want to keep your lockers from breaking/wearing out prematurely?
    3. What constitutes real abuse to a factory CDL?
    4. What ruins your sun roof?



     
  2. Tools R Us

    Tools R Us

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    This can cause issues!

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  3. Boston Mangler

    Boston Mangler

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    - Don Let your wife drive it!

    A lot of posts on here about problems with the 80's start with

    "My wife was driving the truck today, and she called me saying.............."

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  4. KliersLC

    KliersLC

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    Don't tow a pig

    Don't extract in reverse

    Don't let anyone else drive
     
  5. alaskacruiser

    alaskacruiser

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    - Don't drive it "just a few miles to get home" after you see the temp gauge near or in the red zone.

    - Don't drive it too long with birfs clicking (don't let it go that far in the first place!)
     
  6. Doc

    Doc

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    Don't ever post up in a thread about how 'maintenance free' your vehicle has been lately... The witch doctor hears all.

    Don't live in the midwest.
     
  7. medtro

    medtro

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    Drain coolant and motor oil.
     
  8. CodyRx7

    CodyRx7

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    4. What ruins your sun roof?

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  9. cruiser88

    cruiser88

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    i love my wife but everytime she drives the rig something goes wrong.everytime:crybaby:
     
  10. Boston Mangler

    Boston Mangler

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    Yup! Seems the common beginning of alot of threads here! :confused:
     
  11. LX_TREME

    LX_TREME

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    Thats why i said if you want me to love you more "Dont touch da 80" :rolleyes:
     
  12. TLC42TD

    TLC42TD

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    Towing anything heavy in reverse is not good for the front diff.
    Heavy objects in the middle of the rear tailgate can apparently distort it.
    Rear windscreen wiper will sieze if not used regularly.
     
  13. RAYJON

    RAYJON Get a bigger hammer..

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    Rocks do a number on running boards...
     
  14. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Top way to destroy your 80?

    Tell Cruiserdan he doesn't know squat about parts.
     
  15. kennyv0826

    kennyv0826

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    I couldnt agree more! I have a set of sliders ready to bolt on because I destroyed my running boards the second time out.
     
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    :whoops:

    It appears I just did that. :mad:
     
  17. Sackman

    Sackman

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    that would do it!
     
  18. topend yobbo

    topend yobbo

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    Extremely funny reply but I wouldent wish that on anyone.
    :)
     
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    Beowulf

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    I'm guessing you haven't met Wrench? ;)

    -B-
     
  20. LandCrusher'70

    LandCrusher'70

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    Is that Wrench's rig?
     
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