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Code3TJ
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:16 am    Post subject: Tips and tricks Reply with quote

We all like to talk about far out suspensions, engine mods and whatnot, but how about the simple stuff? Post up little tricks you've learned. Basic stuff. Little maintenance tricks. Stuff you've learned that some of us might not know. And no flaming! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Save your old soft tops and cut to length install gromets and bungie cords in the rear for a summer bikini top
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check all bolts and nut in the engine compartment. You will be surprised.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use WD-40 on wet distributors and wires. It will displaces the water and you won't have a problem starting. Do not use WD-40 as a starter fluid, it is not oxygen sensor friendly.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anti-sieze compound. Use it on evey bolt you remove or replace. It seals up the threads and keeps them from rusting up. I've been told rubber cement works as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read this somewhere else, but reverse the inside mirror. Rotate it upside down for more/better view.

I kinda laughed this off at first, now I love it. Try it, you'll be suprized.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No tool box should be without dielectric or "tune up" grease. Any time you go near any electrical connection a little dab of this will keep out moisture and can keep damaging corrosion away. Using it under the sparkplug caps will stop the rubber boots from cooking themselves to the plugs between plug changes. Unlike most other lubes, this stuff will not damage rubber or poly, so It can be used to quiet suspension squeek. This is the same stuff that comes with aftermarket poly bushings etc. to aid in installation and stop squeeks.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

themajor wrote:
Save your old soft tops and cut to length install gromets and bungie cords in the rear for a summer bikini top


you couldn't say this at the beggining of the summer could you - i threw out my old one and now I want a bikini.... Finger
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got this from a heavy equipment newsletter:
In gearboxes where installing a filter is out of the budget, and water condensation is not an issue, use a rubber balloon on the vents and breathers. It is inexpensive and keeps contaminants out, without blocking ventilation in the gearboxes. Compatibility of the oil with the balloon should be checked in advance by soaking the balloon in the oil to be used.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T.O.W. Vehicle wrote:
Read this somewhere else, but reverse the inside mirror. Rotate it upside down for more/better view.

I kinda laughed this off at first, now I love it. Try it, you'll be suprized.

i also did this after i caught myself leaning forward to look under mirror
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your trying to save $ on tires, mount them yourself.
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