Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by devilsalmostfree, Feb 28, 2010.
installed some new windshield wipers!
Drove my truck through a sand storm. Destroyed the chrome and paint! Did notice when I was going over the truck with a Farmers Agent that the chrome on my stock 20" wheels was blistering off! 2009 wheels in S. Calif. away from the beach but not inland so weather is a balmy 70. Couldn't be a better environment for an auto! What crappy products the auto industry is putting out! Makes me wonder if its any sense to put money into a new vehicle. And why is it when ever I have my fluids changed, dealer or otherwise, I end up with spots on my drive way? Oh...I had put a vinyl film called auto armor on my head and tail and fog lights so all that has to be done is peel it off and put new on! Good stuff!
New wheel bearing hub assembly, brake pads, and rotated tires. Tomorrow will be oil change, wash, wax, and possibly some painting. Nice to have the truck back on the road. It's been a long week without it.
Added the 200psi liquid-filled gauge to the air system's front air manifold
Temporarily removed my Bussmann relay box
Marked and drilled 3 holes in the Bussmann relay box's mount plate ... to attach the air system's front air manifold
Installed the air system's front air manifold
Installed the air system's coalescing filter
Reinstalled the Busmann relay box
Bent and plumbed a 1/2" OD annealed copper hard line from the coalescing filter to the front air manifold
Bent and plumbed a 1/2" OD annealed coppper hard line from the front air manifold to the rear air manifold
Directed, zip tied into place, and cut to length a drain hose from the coalescing filter's exhaust valve
I got my oil changed & truck washed.
Well this wasn't today but over the past couple of days.
First pic is just having a little fun in the water.
Second is driving into a mine.
I drove mine out to the local Richie Brothers auction site to take a look at the trailers that will be in next week's auction. My current trailer is great, but as my business expands I'm going to need at least a 14,000lb GVW trailer for hauling a bobcat and such. I'll keep my 14' 6,000lb utility trailer for taking my quad camping and moving my spitfire, but it just won't cut it for work.
My Warrenty covered Blisters on one of my wheels! If you have said 3yr/36,000 mi remaining they should replace with new, my dealer did.........
Mounted the front quick disconnect bracket
Installed the bulkhead connector and front quick disconnect into the bracket
Plumbedthe front quick disconnect to the front air manifold
Leak-checked the system at 75psi and found 3 compression fittings that are leaking like mad
Contacted [MENTION=40941]aloxdaddy99[/MENTION] about the leaks; will deal with those when we can get together, as he's the compressed gas expert
Pics will follow when I get a chance to post them.
Install my new headlights and grille... next week I start my suspension upgrades.
I plasti-dipped my front and back bowties.
In the past two days I have driven about 180 miles and hauled some of my grandmothers stuff from Newtown CT to Niantic CT. Also acted as the blocking vehicle for a GMC Topkick 7500 24ft box truck we used to move most of her stuff. Will post pics later. Truck had 141700+ miles powered by a D-max and it shaked like a mother and was as stripped down as can be.
ordered my K&N Series 63 Cold Air Intake! Can't wait to get it installed!
got in my first accident in 6 years today! rear ended a ford escape that cut me off on the way to school then subsequently pinned the brakes to the floor causing me to skid into her and bump her. fortunately she admitted it was her fault and said she already had scratches on her bumper so these ones didnt bother her... and the only mark on her car was the square indention and scratch from my front frame horn.... which scared me the most because i currently do not have a bumper!!! not a single scratch on my truck surprisingly and she shook my hand and just said "have a better day, sir".... what a relief!!!
so its like it never happened...
Yikes. Sorry it happened but I'm glad it worked out well for you. You just covered the exact reason I have a dash cam, by the way -- as many people would not admit fault.
This might be the most worthless thread on the forum.
Please stop the madness. I just contributed to the madness, so I must be going mad.
Looks like a lot of fun.
Finally got my tire censors fixed after 4 freaking trips to the dealership... Oh and had to replace the front two rotors last week, after replacing the alternator a week before that. Oh...did I mention I've only had the truck for 5 weeks now.
Why do you call it worthless? I find it very useful ... to keep up with what others are doing to their vehicles (and why).
X2 what surreal said! And in addtion, one can learn something useful to help oneself.
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