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Old 11-06-2016, 07:12 AM   #2141
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Re: serpentine belt. It's a challenge the first time you do it, but not too bad once you do it once or twice. I used to have a lot of problems with belt squeal, and was replacing the belt way too often. I switched to a Goodyear/Continental "Gatorback" serpentine belt and it's been great. I highly recommend picking one of those up. If you haven't changed your pulleys and tensioner it's worth doing those at the same time while the belt is off.
I do like the Gator Backs, my Local store only had Dayco which I have used and are pretty high quality, since I won't be able to do it for a few days I may order a Gator back though.

I have had a few Superduty Truck and I always changed the pulley and idler on them when I bought them. Looking into that narrow gap it just seems like it would be a bear, I would much rather have them changed but I don't want to pull a radiator at the moment. Maybe I will gave to see if I can get my fat arms down in there and get them swapped, I have had a sized idler blow up on me before.
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:36 PM   #2142
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Replaced the blower motor on the Suburban furnace. Quiet heater is so nice. So much Moab dirt in the furnace and cabinet. Wow
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:52 PM   #2143
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Had Mike at wicked Fab fix a splitting roof issue at the front of the pop top. At each corner in the front van roof it was separating so we had to brace like the new tops. We used a 1/2 by 1 aluminum solid bar that we drilled and taped across the roof.



Then we test fit the Baja box.




Btw I will not be needing the rear ladder once the box is on.



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Ok since nobody noticed the Baja box is going on a Reunel bumper and on the passenger side I need to point it out. I know a few have asked for that and it's getting done.


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Old 11-10-2016, 05:19 AM   #2144
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gooseberry,

I am very interested in Baja Box mount for Reunel. Keep us posted.

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Old 11-10-2016, 09:18 PM   #2145
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Winter is around the corner

Got the Green TARDIS prep'd for winter storage. Before going into storage at storage lot I removed the solar panels to make sure they did't "walk" over the winter.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:06 AM   #2146
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It makes me sad that you had to remove the panels to store the van.
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Old 11-11-2016, 11:08 AM   #2147
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Retrieved some baltic birch from the trash and whipped up a little kitchen organizer....The plan is to use it for awhile and modify/beautify for the final version.

It's presently velcro'd to the counter......easily removeable...





...I've already got a couple of improvement ideas.......
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:41 PM   #2148
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It makes me sad that you had to remove the panels to store the van.
Takes about 15 minutes to remove and store them. I just feel better safe then sorry.
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:30 PM   #2149
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Changed the oil/filter, fuel filter and air filter. The fuel filter was interesting. I got it done then started the engine and had fuel leaking everywhere. After some time trying to figure it out, I realized I left the water in fuel valve open. Closed it and all is good. Well not the spot on my pavers left by the fuel. I need to figure out how to clean it. I am glad I know how to do it, but will probably pay to have it done next time.

How often do you replace fuel filter?
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:15 PM   #2150
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Been up to a lot lately (I really should start a build thread) but the latest is that my baby got some new shoes. K02's all around including the spare.

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