Coffee 3-24-2012

Re: Coffee 3-24-2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:02 pm

Went to my buddy's place today to finish changing the trans/transfer case oil, & install a couple new H/D CV boots on his Polaris RZR 800. Welp ... on the test ride, we rolled it & snapped the bearing cage & ripped open the outer axle housing ...

*Language warning* - as if I needed to tell you guys that ... :D
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SO much for the nice new boots & grease we JUST installed 10 minutes prior! Onward HO!
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Re: Coffee 3-24-2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:07 am

SMITTY wrote:we rolled it & snapped the bearing cage & ripped open the



Geeeze, gosh! You're lucky it wasn't your rib cages ripped open & your melon heads cracked!





Glad you're OK.
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Re: Coffee 3-24-2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:13 am

Good morning. Looks like everyone stayed busy through the weekend...myself included, hence the late check-in. A cold front is blowing in and the wind is really roaring. I just heard on the news that a lot of people lost power due to fallen trees/limbs. Thankfully our lights are still on and the EFM is ready to take on the blast of cold tonight.

Smitty, did you do some research to see if there was a TSB or anything on the balljoints? That sure seems like premature failure...but at least you have quality parts installed now. Hopefully you have an alignment scheduled? Looks like that axle seal has a small leak, but I wouldn't mess with it. Most of the Silverado's I've been under look the same.
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Re: Coffee 3-24-2012

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:54 am

SMITTY wrote:Went to my buddy's place today to finish changing the trans/transfer case oil, & install a couple new H/D CV boots on his Polaris RZR 800. Welp ... on the test ride, we rolled it & snapped the bearing cage & ripped open the outer axle housing ...

I like your buddy's observation "I've done that 1000 times!"
So know wonder he suggested you put on the seat belts ;)
009to090
 
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Re: Coffee 3-24-2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:26 am

Freddy wrote:Geeeze, gosh! You're lucky it wasn't your rib cages ripped open & your melon heads cracked!





Glad you're OK.

Thanks Freddy. Yeah I had a bad feeling so I threw the belt on, then my buddy says "oh yeah good idea!" and threw his on as well. We were playing around for a while before that vid with no helmets or seatbelts. Good thing we threw them on! I'd have been in the ER this morning for sure. My buddy was hanging over me by the seat belt - of course, it rolled on MY side ... :lol:


Rob R. wrote:Smitty, did you do some research to see if there was a TSB or anything on the balljoints? That sure seems like premature failure...but at least you have quality parts installed now. Hopefully you have an alignment scheduled? Looks like that axle seal has a small leak, but I wouldn't mess with it. Most of the Silverado's I've been under look the same.

Yeah I have no desire to tear out that front diff. Ever since it was brand new, I've been getting the "service 4x4" message in the DIC once in a blue moon. When that happens the 4x4 won't engage. I turn the key off, wait a few seconds, then restart, then everything's fine. Filled the front diff with Amsoil Severe Gear 75w-110 at 40k. I was thinking maybe that oil was too thick & trashed the bearing on that side. There's quite a bit of play in the axle where it enters the diff where that leak is. I figured the bearing wore out & took the seal with it. Gonna play the wait & see game on that one. Never bothered to check for any bulletins on any of it. I have no confidence in GM, their parts, or their dealers. As far as an alignment goes, being that I only did the lowers I didn't see the need. It tracks nice & straight down the road, but I'm watching the tires for any wear. Feels like new again. We'll see.



009to090 wrote:I like your buddy's observation "I've done that 1000 times!"
So know wonder he suggested you put on the seat belts ;)

YEP! :funny:
SMITTY
 
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Re: Coffee 3-24-2012

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:09 pm

Every small town has it's legends, we lost one of ours last Thursday.
R.I.P. Rick.
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Re: Coffee 3-24-2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:15 pm

Yea, but dude, the Dirty Ricks of the world leave friends like you behind to carry on his legacy. ;) RIP my Brother
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Re: Coffee 3-24-2012

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:26 pm

Thanks!
I knew him, but didn't hang out with him much. He built outrageous modified lawn tractors, he raced them.
As I said all small towns have their share of characters. :D I suppose some of the people around here might have a few choice words about me. :wacko:
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Re: Coffee 3-24-2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:14 pm

Sounds like the type of guy I'd get along with from day 1. Godspeed brother.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Re: Coffee 3-24-2012

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:41 am

Lots of local guys went to the funeral home for the viewing Tuesday night. Many of them took their dirty trucks and showed up in dirty clothes, I haven't gotten the update on that yet. I'm thinking it was quite a scene.
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Re: Coffee 3-24-2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:20 pm

Nasty plugs! 39,100 on them. Not worn at all.

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Looks like the old 302 is drawing some oil past the valve guides. I bet if you had marked the plugs prior to removal you'd see that the ash deposits on the ground electrode line up with the intake valve. Considering the mileage I'd just run it until it is ready for the crusher.
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