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Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 07-22-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By gavin
Re: Constant Harshness in Drivetrain

as this is my only vehicle, and I've not done anything with transmissions, I'd rather it get done right the first time.

I was thinking about it, but the harshness seems to be getting worse so I...
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 07-12-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By gavin
Re: Constant Harshness in Drivetrain

I checked Craigslist and junkyards. I have the 5.0 V8.
$750 from a junkyard with I think 140k miles.
The couple 5.0 Explorers on craigslist were a "runs, but won't move"
car-part.com doesn't show...
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 07-11-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By gavin
Re: Constant Harshness in Drivetrain

dropped it off at Quality Transmission for diagnosis.
They think maybe a bad bearing. The "rear #9 Torrington" has been known to go bad. They do hear a noise but cannot pinpoint.

Quoted around...
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 07-02-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By gavin
Re: Constant Harshness in Drivetrain

Only odd noise that I can hear, is a click/tick that is more prominent at the bellhousing.

No harshness is felt with the tires in the air.

There is a whining noise with increased speed, but...
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 06-29-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By gavin
Re: Constant Harshness in Drivetrain

I do. I want to say I did that before, but I cannot recall if I put the stethoscope at the bellhousing. I know I had checked front and rear diffs and there was nothing out of the ordinary.
At the...
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 06-29-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By gavin
Re: Constant Harshness in Drivetrain

Well regardless of that.

As I'm not particularly knowledgeable with transmissions and torque converters...
Is it possible the constant harshness is caused by one of the two?

Those are...
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 06-28-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By gavin
Re: Constant Harshness in Drivetrain

Well I thought it was here.
But this was 12 years ago now, so it's not exactly fresh in my mind.

You did use them though? :laugh:...
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 06-27-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By gavin
Re: Constant Harshness in Drivetrain

No idea if it was flushed. I imagine it was?
Hansen was recommended by a few here so I would imagine they did.
Invoice didn't provide a lot of detail.

Fluid had been clean though.
I just cut...
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 06-27-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By gavin
Constant Harshness in Drivetrain

1997 Explorer, 5.0 V8, 4R70W trans, BW4404 AWD t-case, around 220k on the ticker.

Since at least 2008, the thing has had a constant harshness in the drivetrain.
It is only really noticeable when...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-23-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By gavin
Re: Thievery

Got a call from the Post Office on Monday, as they received the report I filed.
The guy told me they then send it off to the Postal Inspector, but most likely the PI would just hand it off to APD.
...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-13-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By gavin
Re: Thievery

that must be why they (resource officers) didn't answer the phone when I tried calling just 5 minutes ago...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-13-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By gavin
Re: Thievery

my thoughts on that...

I don't know the man. I don't know what kind of person he is. I don't know if the kid is from a broken family.

Currently, there's a chance that there is still some...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-12-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By gavin
Re: Thievery

I honestly don't expect to get the items back. While it would be nice, or to get compensated, I couldn't care less about that.
I just want the pos to get caught.

Gonna call the resource officers...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-12-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By gavin
Re: Thievery

Well I'll be... I did not know that.



I hadn't known about this. Thanks.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-12-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By gavin
Re: Thievery

USPS has their own cops? :con:
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-11-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By gavin
Re: Old cds

use them as coasters
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-10-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By gavin
Re: Thievery

that doesn't make sense...
especially since it was mail; so, federal offense.

we'll find out Monday when I provide that info to APD and talk to the resource officer.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-10-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By gavin
Re: Thievery

Well I got the kid's name, his dad's name, and where he lives.
No reason the police wouldn't be able to do something.
Now if the report I filed would only get "approved"
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-09-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By gavin
Re: Thievery

Oh I did post to Facebook and nextdoor.com. Along with sending inquiries to co-workers who have kids in high school.
Haven't taken the time to do a lot of digging through facebook though.

as for...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-09-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By gavin
Thievery

Twice in 2 weeks, I've had a package stolen off my front porch.
I'm guessing it was the same kid last week.

I caught them on camera this time. Surprised he did that with the neighbor working in...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-31-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By gavin
Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-31-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By gavin
ARB Dealers?

I need new leafs for the Explorer, and the Old Man Emu 1.5" lift pack should fit the bill.
Having a helluva time even finding vendors online that have this particular part, and if they do the...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-21-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,637
Posted By gavin
Re: Renewal by Andersen Windows

How much did you end up paying Neighbor's? If you don't mind me asking.



Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.

I went and looked around at Home Depot and Lowes, and it seems there are some nice...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-20-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,637
Posted By gavin
Re: Renewal by Andersen Windows

window sizes (not exact):
98x66
74x34
74x50
98x50
26x34
66x27

I'm thinking that yeah, it's a wee tad on the expensive side.
Especially since Renewal by Anderson is costing me just over 10%...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,637
Posted By gavin
Re: Renewal by Andersen Windows

yeah... no.
I need new windows.
These windows are almost 30 years old.
Wood is swollen where I can't close some of the windows without handles.
I also don't believe they have any kind of UV...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,637
Posted By gavin
Renewal by Andersen Windows

Anybody have any experience?
I need to get new windows.

I'm in a townhouse style condo; neighbor on either side have had windows replaced. One got all windows done to the tune of a little over...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-10-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By gavin
Re: 4-wheeler with plow

not sure who you're talking to?
I was asking if a price from an ad on craigslist was reasonable.
Not a post here, and was asking because I have no clue about ATV prices :con:
And I don't see any...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-10-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By gavin
Re: 4-wheeler with plow

Thanks for the info.
So the 6x6 is a maybe, depending on actual condition and previous work done.
Kodiak sounds like a fair deal then, assuming it has no issues?

As for a garden tractor... not...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-09-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By gavin
4-wheeler with plow

So, pa is looking to get a 4-wheeler with a plow to plow the trail down to their lower property. The snowblower they have now just doesn't cut it, as it has wheels. They did have one with tracks, but...
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 08-30-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By gavin
Re: Gear install

Unless they misunderstood or something, I said I already had the gears and install kit and just needed the setup.
They told me $1600 for both the D35 and 8.8.

I did the install on my 8.8....
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 08-30-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By gavin
Re: Gear install

with all that said, then, is $800 reasonable?
That's what Youngs told me.

That was with the bare housing (ie, not having the whole vehicle, not having to remove the housing.)

I understand the...
Forum: 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) 08-30-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By gavin
Gear install

Who in town does gear installs for a decent price?

I think I effed up the front housing when I did an install on my Explorer.
The axle housing is aluminum, and I think I effed up when installing...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-27-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By gavin
Re: Nice quick

Yeah, I think i was getting heat exhaustion last night.

no sex life to talk about! lol
Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-26-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By gavin
Nice quick

Short heavy jolt, still some shaking.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-09-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,447
Posted By gavin
Re: Air conditioners

While I'm not in the same situation as Phil..

#1: I'm in a townhouse style condo. Already constructed with 2x6. Roof was replaced ~6yrs ago now. Constructed in the mid or early 80's.
#2: No...
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