What did you do to your GMT today? [Part II]

azswiss

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May 23, 2021
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Tempe, AZ
Do you have 4x4 transfer case pulling requirements on that operation too?
The front diff has to be lowered in order to remove the pan. Not technically complex but it does involve a little wrangling. Key learning: by cutting the steering all the way to the left I could get another 1"or so of clearance between the diff body and the steering linkage. Every little bit helps.
 
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808

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May 5, 2022
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Georgia
Gentlemen I would encourage you to precedently and preemptively renounce the promiscuity of ***BRASS DUST*** from your delicate shop environment. Remember, it's disease is that of promiscuity to a gleeful marriage of integrity. Avoid this sedition at all costs. Be ye not tempted to endear it to your use. Remember it's cling and it's grip, it is the terror and the horror that shall make the PPM $CASH FOR CLUNKER$ GRIT. I have been spared. I had forgotten it's absolute infection to surfaces.
 

Mooseman

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Gentlemen I would encourage you to precedently and preemptively renounce the promiscuity of ***BRASS DUST*** from your delicate shop environment. Remember, it's disease is that of promiscuity to a gleeful marriage of integrity. Avoid this sedition at all costs. Be ye not tempted to endear it to your use. Remember it's cling and it's grip, it is the terror and the horror that shall make the PPM $CASH FOR CLUNKER$ GRIT. I have been spared. I had forgotten it's absolute infection to surfaces.
Huh? :confused:

So had the TB towed to the DIY shop for its eventual double bypass surgery. But as luck would be, the replacement fuel line came in minutes later (early by 3 days! Thanks Fedex). The shop is getting another lift installed and is swamped with work so may be delayed.
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808

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Georgia
Huh? :confused:

So had the TB towed to the DIY shop for its eventual double bypass surgery. But as luck would be, the replacement fuel line came in minutes later (early by 3 days! Thanks Fedex). The shop is getting another lift installed and is swamped with work so may be delayed.
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Dude I'm stoked that you got that fuel line early!!!!

- re:brass dust - I was turning a brass fitting into a steel port that was a little tight, and just from *two threads* and moving around my shop for a few minutes, I discovered that, amazingly enough, I then had brass dust imprinted into my leathers, ground into my chem gloves, hanging on my sleeves, hanging *just* shy of my camshaft cover, I mean... it was *horrifying*.

The worst thing that could've happened would've been a compressed air blast or a fan tripped on, because that sticky schmoo was *headed for the naked engine pre-prime goo*.

I spent at least 4 hours ziploc bagging and solvent cleaning everything... my calipers were among the assaulted, I mean, it was some destabilizing trauma that I'll never forget.
 
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Mooseman

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Ah, so like a good glitter bomb.
 

Mooseman

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Yesterday, finally replaced the fuel line from the tank to the fuel rail as it rusted out just above the transfer case. Went relatively well except that I again had problems inserting it onto the plastic line from the pump to the front of the tank (2nd and 3rd pics). Just really tight. Had to drop the front of the tank so we could get a good grab of it and I can push the new line onto it. Eventually it went click.

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I did cut off the old line at both ends.

Then today, while on a trip to Homeless Despot, I thought I smelled gas again! My old French swear words started coming out! Get to the store and check, smell nothing. Either I was driving by a gas station that was being refuelled, it was another clunker leaking near me or it was my imagination. On the drive back, nothing. If it would have been leaking, I would have taken up smoking again just to have an excuse to light a match 🔥
 

Blckshdw

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Nov 20, 2011
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Tampa Bay Area, FL
In 2 words.... FOAM CANNON!! :laugh:

Since it was in the low 80s today, and my driveway is decently shaded after work, took out the pressure washer and gave the EXT a much needed bath. Some birds had tagged me pretty good, and the front rims were pretty grimey.

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flyboy2610

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Aug 24, 2021
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Lincoln, Ne.
An old Red Skelton routine:
There were these two seagulls, Gertrude and Heathcliffe. One day Gertrudes says "Hey, Heathcliffe, did you see farmer Brown got a new car?"
Heathcliffe says "Yeah, I spotted it yesterday!"
 
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