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Old 06-12-2012, 06:53 PM
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adjusted my rear brakes, what a difference!
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:56 PM
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Installed my hidden hitch today. Them claim an hour install time took a whooping 15 mins.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:06 PM
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Well I bought a set of wheels and Tires off of craigslist last week. When I went to buy them I was going to take one wheel off and see if they fit. I have the spline lug nuts (Bought Truck last week also and would never have used the splines) and the key broke on the 3rd nut So I put the lugs back on and tightened them enough to get home. I went ahead and bought the wheels( Polished aluminum 10 holes) because they came off a Ranger so I figured they would fit. After 2 full days of working on these wheels , Applying Tal Strip 2 to get the old peeling clear coat off and sanding /painting them flat black , I took them up to Discount tire to have them Balanced and put on. About 20 mins of waiting the mechanic comes in and says "They don't fit". I was PO'd.! The lug pattern matched up but the center hole was about a 1/4" too small. After brainstorming I went and bought a carbide burr bit and got to cutting out the lip in the center hole. It was a bear! It took me about an hr and 1/2 on each wheel of steady cutting. Finally put them on the truck today.
Then I took the truck for a test drive to see if the New tires and wheels made a big difference. They did, she rolls down the road smooth now. Unfortunately My engine started rattling something fierce @ 70 mph. I pulled over and popped the hood and raised the motor a little and I swear it sounded like a slight rod knock. I was very nervous. I took it to Oriley auto parts to have the codes read. I got 171 174 lean on bank 1 and 2 and a Camshaft position sensor code. I bought the sensor.syncronizer/ sync tool to tackle that tomorrow. SMH

My Dad is a master mechanic but he is in a different city. He thinks it's the timing chain causing a cam pos sensor reading. But he said to go ahead and replace the Sync and sensor and clear the codes and then check the codes again and if it throws a cps code again then it's definitely the timing chain. I should have bought another 2.3!! That was my last Ranger and it had 239k on it and the only thing I ever had to do to it was the Mass Air Flow sensor..
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:17 PM
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Ive had it for a week so far

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Old 06-13-2012, 02:02 PM
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Well I bought a set of wheels and Tires off of craigslist last week. When I went to buy them I was going to take one wheel off and see if they fit. I have the spline lug nuts (Bought Truck last week also and would never have used the splines) and the key broke on the 3rd nut So I put the lugs back on and tightened them enough to get home. I went ahead and bought the wheels( Polished aluminum 10 holes) because they came off a Ranger so I figured they would fit. After 2 full days of working on these wheels , Applying Tal Strip 2 to get the old peeling clear coat off and sanding /painting them flat black , I took them up to Discount tire to have them Balanced and put on. About 20 mikns of waiting the mechanic comes in and says "They don't fit". I was PO'd.! The lug pattern matched up but the center hole was about a 1/4" too small. After brainstorming I went and bought a carbide burr bit and got to cutting out the lip in the center hole. It was a bear! It took me about an hr and 1/2 on each wheel of steady cutting. Finally put them on the truck today.
Then I took the truck for a test drive to see if the New tires and wheels made a big difference. They did, she rolls down the road smooth now. Unfortunately My engine started rattling something fierce @ 70 mph. I pulled over and popped the hood and raised the motor a little and I swear it sounded like a slight rod knock. I was very nervous. I took it to Oriley auto parts to have the codes read. I got 171 174 lean on bank 1 and 2 and a Camshaft position sensor code. I bought the sensor.syncronizer/ sync tool to tackle that tomorrow. SMH

My Dad is a master mechanic but he is in a different city. He thinks it's the timing chain causing a cam pos sensor reading. But he said to go ahead and replace the Sync and sensor and clear the codes and then check the codes again and if it throws a cps code again then it's definitely the timing chain. I should have bought another 2.3!! That was my last Ranger nd it had 239k on it and the only thing I ever had to do to it was the Mass Air Flow sensor..
Lol they where 2wd rims I swapped my old rangers wheels with a 4x4 explorer. I ran into same problem on the exploder
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:06 PM
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:14 PM
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got my oil changed, replaced the wiper blades
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:20 PM
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My OLD SCHOOL CENTER CAPS CAME IN TODAY!!! LOOKS LIKE THESE:

SO HAPPY, SO HAPPY, SO HAPPY, SO HAPPY, SO HAPPY, SO HAPPY...
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:14 PM
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Washed, rubbing compound, polished and waxed, and tire dressing. Tomorrow will be installing clear parking/corner lenses once they arrive.

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Old 06-14-2012, 12:17 AM
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Got 265/75 Cooper AT3s mounted today . Will get pic's soon when its not dark... Now im thinking slight (2in?) tbar crank and new shocks?
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:40 AM
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Jaggylee What a day!


So I was really bored one day and I decided to go to big lots and bought cheap tire shine and shined up my 35" km2's lol yeah I was that bored I thought they kinda looked funny all shined up I even got in the tread lol
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:10 AM
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All tires look good shined up! Lol
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:36 AM
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I pulled a guy's Charger out of a mud hole at work.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:32 AM
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Wash, wax and washed all the mud out of the bed and driver floor mat. Helped a friend lay a couple pallets of sod the other day,
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:18 AM
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Put on my frf.com decal on today! Yeah boy

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