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post #4801 of 5005 Old 05-16-2019, 02:51 PM
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Something interesting happened to my wife's 2017 Ford Escape on Tuesday. It has one of those keyless systems. So, I had a Doctor's appointment and was going to take the car. I grabbed the door handle and it did not unlock. I pulled the key fob out of my pocket and pushed the unlock button. No go. So, I drove the truck and called my wife and suggested she try her key fob thinking maybe the battery in my key fob was bad. However, her's did not work and she had a haircut appointment. So, I drove her to her appointment in my truck. She won't drive my truck because it is too big for her! LOL!
So, I get home and use the little slip out key from the key fob to open the car door. There were no lights and the odometer did not display. Popped the hood open and put a meter on the battery. Measured 5.3 volts. Made sure I had a good connection and still measured 5.3 VDC. Since it has less that 20,000 miles and free towing, I called and said come get it. The tow truck driver put a small booster battery on it and it stared right up. I put my meter on the battery immediately after he started it and read 14 point something volts.
Long story short, the dealer checked it several times and it started each time. Load tested the battery and tested the charging system. All good! Needles to say, they did no more and gave it back to us. I believe that battery will let us down again.

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post #4802 of 5005 Old 05-16-2019, 02:57 PM
Thanks guys. She had a long full life. Would have turned 87 come September. She has had some serious issues this past year in in a lot of pain on and off. It was very unexpected though. My sister took her to the emergency room and they were prepping her for a CT scan. They gave her something for pain and something to calm her down and also something for nausea from the contrast. They think she had a reaction to one or more of the meds. Her heart just stopped. A do not resuscitate order was in place.

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mopar, I thought I knew how to fix this thread, but I'm no longer getting emails either. Instead of "instant email notification", I selected "Daily Email Notification". We'll have to see what that does for me.

Don, that 71 Triumph Spitfire is an awesome deal! I'd love to stumble on a deal like that!

Larry, I installed a Progressive Industries EMS in my camper several years ago. Definitely a life saver!

Bought the oil and filter for my truck. Gonna change that tomorrow. $56.00 for a 2 1/2 gallon container at Wally World. $18.00 for the filter and I had a gallon of oil at the house, so I saved a couple of bucks on this go around. The truck holds 13 quarts.

I also gotta devote a day to cutting grass/weeds before we leave on Sunday.

I get none at all.
My Cummins hold 13qts also.

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That's a healthy sump.
How many miles does it let you drive before telling you it's thirsty?


At work they changed our oil once a year, whether it needed it or not.
My highest year on a new Ford F500 39,000 miles.





I think the mechanic snuck in a couple extra changes that year.
I parked at home and he would come by and pick it up then bring it back all freshened up.


I'm catching up with you after adding the cooler, it takes an extra quart now.


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Larry, I want to offer our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mother.
I am so sorry for your loss.
It's never easy to find the right thing to say at a time like this but please know that our hearts go out to you.
We can only offer our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.


My deepest sympathies to you.


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Oh my Larry I am sorry to hear this. peace and prayers buddy.

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post #4804 of 5005 Old 05-16-2019, 08:35 PM
Thanks Mopar.
My truck also takes 13 qts. I've been doing my own services since the first free oil change. My last one I also changed both fuel filters, rotated the tires, went to full synthetic and changed the oil filter. Out of curiosity I checked with the dealer and it was in the neighborhood of $500.00 to have all that done. Their full synthetic is expensive but as you can see so is everything else. I bought genuine Ford fuel filters online and saved a bunch there. I have a preferred account with Amsoil for my synthetic oil And I get all my Wix oil filters from a local race shop. I did it myself for less than half what the dealer wanted

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Thanks guys. She had a long full life. Would have turned 87 come September. She has had some serious issues this past year in in a lot of pain on and off. It was very unexpected though. My sister took her to the emergency room and they were prepping her for a CT scan. They gave her something for pain and something to calm her down and also something for nausea from the contrast. They think she had a reaction to one or more of the meds. Her heart just stopped. A do not resuscitate order was in place.

Sorry to hear about your mom.
I worry about finding my mom passing who lives with us or worse, my kids finding her, she is 85

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I didn't know about those crush sleeves; but I do now!

Always more to learn, and it's so nice not to have to do it the hard way.

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While installing the shocks, I noticed the upper A-arm bushings were in sad shape so I ordered a pair of Moog A-arms with ball joints.









Then fifteen minutes later I went back in and ordered the lower ball joints and sway bar bushings,
I got the prothane ones.



Over priced or worth it?
Soon find out.


We have had another couple of days of rain and wind.





Sure feels like it's going to snow.




I don't know, I'm not sure that these crows feet wrenches are all that they are supposed to be. . . . .





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Examine the rubber "bump stops" that press against the lower a-arm (they aren't actually bump stops, they are part of the suspension), as they also wear out and the front end gets more bouncy. It should be very difficult to press into them with your hand (with the suspension extended so you can press in the end).
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Thanks, Dave.
Two "jounce bumpers" are on the way.
Item 55.




Amazon has a bunch of them, I found them for $4.99, naturally it said they don't fit. I bought them anyway. Ha!







Did you know there are two in the rear too?
Hopefully, we will never bottom out that far to need them.


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I believe the rear's are an actual bump stop, so short of more extreme conditions or just plain deterioration from age, they last quite some time.

And, as a weird naming thing, GM also uses "jounce" for the short brake hose going from the brake line going to the rear of the truck, to the brake lines running across the rear axle.
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I just did lower ball joints on my sister's GMC Sonoma, glad it was a 2WD, still a royal pain!

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And, as a weird naming thing, GM also uses "jounce" for the short brake hose going from the brake line going to the rear of the truck, to the brake lines running across the rear axle.

Interesting how they come up with those catch words. Fortunately, mine is not one of the years with the rusty brake line issues. They have a real problem with the 99-2003's.














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You can come over and do mine!
These shouldn't be too bad, they are bolt in.





Naturally the old ones are riveted so I'll need to cut the heads off of the rivets with the air hammer, knock the rest out with a punch and then just bolt in the replacements. The left side I have some cleaning to do but the right side is shiny clean already.


We have rain forecast all week, rained all weekend. Still feels like it's going to snow.


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Yeah, the brake lines on my '04 Sierra 3500 were pretty rusty so I replaced them before they failed soon after I bought the truck. I do need to make some time to flush the brake system this summer.
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I changed the ball joints on my Mercedes, and the A frame bushings on one side.
Mercedes calls the ball joint a "steering knuckle". That makes it more fun to look up the part number.
A frame bushings are available, but pressing the old ones out seems nearly imposable.
Really, I only did it trough sheer obstinacy.
I had to weld little collars on, with a wider plate attached to have something to push against.
The new bushings are eccentric, so could be used to solve the alignment problem.

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Had an interesting project this weekend that ended up taking all of my machinery.

First had to use my homemade backhoe to dig a 25+ years old pine tree stump that had the roots pinching the water supply line for the orchard irrigation system. Ended up breaking the swing cylinder mount, not once but twice. At least now I added enough steel to prevent this from happening ever again. But got the stump out anyway. It's massive, most likely to be over 1800 lbs.

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Then I had to use the tractor with a 5/8" steel rope to pull the stump out of the garden, up to the driveway, so I could finally use the electric forklift to move it to the resting place where I'll cut it with the chainsaw eventually. No pictures of the tractor pulling the stump though.

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The backhoe radiator took a dump on me, so I fitted a "new" used one with a more open core for better airflow. This swap cause some conflicts with the air filter housing, which I'm now building a bigger and better one. By the way, I've failed to update you on the indexing head, so here it goes the first official project.

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