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    Hub replacement - criticality ?

    When my OEM hubs went out, they hummed for many thousand KM before I changed them. On the flip side, I have seen a friends 2008 Chev 1500's front wheel come loose, taking out the brake. thankfully she was in town and driving slowly. Had another guy with a similar vehicle and the hub spewed...
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    High mileage oil

    I would assume its group 2. Most 15w40's are group 2. I think Rotella now has a group 3 15w40. Delvac is great oil, no doubt about it. But price wise I can get as good for cheaper. PetroCan is proving to be bloody stout in my ISB6.7.
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    High mileage oil

    Oh group 3 is plenty good enough, its just sad they charge way too much for it. Even Amsoil has shifted a lot of their product to group 3. I think only their SS is PAO now. Group 2 is absolutely fine. In my 3500 I run a blend 10w30. No sure which percentage of 2 or 3 it has but its cheap...
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    High mileage oil

    Yes, forgot about Amazon's new flavor. Yes, Amsoil buys basetock from Mobil. Like Mobil would make some ultra super secret basetock just for Amsoil and use something inferior for their own blends. When the 4.2 came out as well as the 5.3 for this platform, GM had 2 oil specs (cant recall the...
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    High mileage oil

    Remember, Amsoil signature series changed every 3k with bypass filtration. Make sure it is 0w30 for those cold Florida starts. It helps me sleep at night because it is cheap insurance. Sorry to go off the rails, couldn't resist but littleblazer said that word that gets my blood pressure up...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Just enjoying the ride with the TB and the C1500. No maintenance scheduled so we are just putting miles on them. We have had one hell of a rainy summer thus far and our 6 miles of grid road have become interesting most of the time.
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    High mileage oil

    If you are running into seal issues then maybe try HM oil. Up here it commands a premium over conventional and even group 3 synthetic oils. Is it any better for a higher mileage engine than "regular" oils? Who really knows. I am not a Mobil fanboy. They make a great product but they price...
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    Preventive maintenance

    Agree: Flush PS fluid, brake fluid, coolant, plugs, belt and clean the TB. Those are all good things to do and at your convenience. Don't worry about the diffs, TC, if they were done 10k ago, they are fine. A little old/burnt residual fluid will not harm a thing. If you need to swap out...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    The kids were misbehaving and lost out on a fun evening. They hand washed the trailblazer and did other yard work. The TB now needs a good inside cleaning from all the summer dust and mud. I used the C1500 rez truck for hauling 7' posts while fencing the other day. Once done, she was loaded...
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    What are you doing today?

    Just work. Some storms in the area brewing but this morning was nice. Work took me down some goat trails today. Nice prairie view. Got my riding mower going the other night. I managed to break a flange off the steering spindle while maybe inadvertently hitting a post. Just the crappy weld...
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    What are you doing today?

    An older one but work took me out to the rez, into the back country. Some nice trails out to the Battle River. I think this was June 21st.
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    What are you doing today?

    Well we put in 112 or so posts last night. We booked the post pounder for a full day and managed to crush the job last night. Used a towed, gas powered hydraulic pounder. My wife drives and I walk behind and operate the thing. My wife us one hell of a wheel man.... or is it wheelwoman...
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    What are you doing today?

    Well the chain is buggered, no point in salvaging it. Will check the local dealer tomorrow to tide me over until I order the new bar/chains from Amazon. Looks like the bar is still good. Tore into the powerhead for an inspection and cleaning. Other than some wear on the plastic bar oiler...
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    What are you doing today?

    Well my wife and I got more fence staked off. Had some more brush to cut and well... tossed the chain again. I opted for the 18" bar/chain on my little Husky 445 as it gives decent reach when cutting all that brush and other overgrown garbage but I think its too much slack allowing it to toss...
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    What are you doing today?

    Got about 100 feet of caragana cut back 6 feet. They use that crap as wind break but you have to keep it up or it becomes a mess. Tossed the chain off and f'd up the drive links. Took about an hour to dress them and get that little Husky back cutting.
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    What are you doing today?

    Well worked another night shift, plenty of OT on the end of that so I got little sleep and then my wife, kids and I started some prep work to build more fence. I cleared some brush and a trees with the saw and brush cutter, the kids help load and unload the cuttings on the burn pile and then...
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    What are you doing today?

    Work as usual. Lots of guys taking time off so I am stuck working a long block. Oh well, the OT has been rolling in. Most everything is closed today and we are expecting a t storm this afternoon so the family and I will do some stuff tomorrow. Saturday my wife and I hit the city for supper...
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    What are you doing today?

    Same old song and dance. Worked most of the week, got 4 days off. Worked for three of them. At least one was decent. Flew to BC. Picked up some idiots and flew back. Beats sitting behind a computer.
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    What are you doing today?

    Got back from the Queen City on Friday from a week of training. Then back to work and now back to days off. Piles of grass to cut and swinging the string trimmer for way too long. Old and sore. Also got the used oil analysis back from my 3500. Happy to see that wear metals dropping, soot...
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    What came in your mail today?

    Nothing crazy but excited to get some new blades for my 42" riding mower. Sure made life easier to cut a few acres of grass and other random crap I like to run over. Also got some new board games for my wife. Got another Catan extension, Explorers and Pirates. We hit the store for snacks...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Matt, check your u joints. Mine made low speed, directional noises when they went out.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    I retorqued the swaybar end links and rear shocks last night. Only 3 bolts took a bit more torque bit they were on there. Greased the rear most u joint on the rear driveshaft. Needed a new small zerk fitting for my grease gun as the front most u joint is just to tight a fit. Do that tonight.
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    What are you doing today?

    Last day off. Went with my wife to town, cut lawn at the store and got some odd and ends. New, smaller grease gun zerk fitting, 20 litres of def and so on.
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    What are you doing today?

    Did the transfer case on the 3500. Surprisingly not a lot of room to maneuver but managed it pretty easy. Now just taking a break from the heat as I am brush cutting a fence line which is long over due.
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    What are you doing today?

    Played around in the bloody heat. Inspected the trailer brakes on our 5 horse as they were feeling a bit weak yesterday. Pulled the drums, the magnets and shoes are in great shape. Cleaned the grounds and adjusted the shoes. They are brand new Dexter 12k backing plates as of 2017 so they...
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    What are you doing today?

    Track and field with the kids. My 10 year old daughter in grade 4 smoked her class in the 50 and 100m sprint. Beat the long jump record by 20 cm and just about tied the grade 6 record in high jump. My 9 year old daughter did not fare as well but was in the top percentile for her races and...
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    Question on value on my old vintage sleds

    And further more.... I cracked off the exhaust from the mufflers. Rusty bolts broke free without drama (later went on with anti seize). I used a wrench and moderately sized flat screw driver to prop the pipes open. I primed the engine and it fired up, revved and died. I did this song and...
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    Question on value on my old vintage sleds

    Found some time to put the carb back on the Ghost. Primed it prior install and pulled fuel to it. I leaned out the settings by 1/8 turn for both high and low. I got it to fire a few times but just not enough to catch on. Pulled the plugs, which were damp but not flooded. No big fuel stream...
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    What are you doing today?

    Got to work tonight and tomorrow night, then off until next weekend. Had booked some time off as my wife was supposed to go to a horse show. Well she decided not to go and I still don't want to work. I tinkered with the 400 and the one sled that is a hold out to running. No dice.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Wife took the 360 to work and I loaded the 400 up with garbage, used oil and some other odds and ends for the dump. Got a buddy with a used oil tank, which I have about 70 litres of oil that has to disappear. Got to keep around 30 so I can paint some fence posts to keep the horses from...

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