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Old April 14th, 2008, 01:47 PM
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LOL. It's definitely half full (or maybe it was 1/3 full....)

She doesn't leak coolant, and I honestly don't think she lost much on the trail when the reservoir cap popped, so I think I went about 4,000 miles on that twice as big as it needs to be radiator but with it only partially filled. She ran cool (too cool it seemed - so much so that I never got around to putting the fan shroud on) and since I knew it had just been replaced and the reservoir showed full I never opened the top plug. I have wheeled her before, but it was the dead of winter.

With the proper coolant level she seems to come up to operating temp faster and the gauge shows it a little higher so I am guessing the reading with low coolant is way off (it showed half when the reservoir cap popped). I picked up a $50 laser temp gauge today and will see what the temps show at operating temperature.

I spent a few hours pressure washing her today. I'll get some pictures up and a trip report later - need to tackle the honey-do list first.

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Old April 14th, 2008, 03:06 PM
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Thanks Guys for a great weekend... I was a great time putting faces with names and forum ID's. Looking for some more wheeling adventures this year with you guys.

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Old April 14th, 2008, 05:08 PM
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yeah, sorry we didn't get to meet. you'll have to come up for some more events...

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Thanks Guys for a great weekend... I was a great time putting faces with names and forum ID's. Looking for some more wheeling adventures this year with you guys.

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yeah, the temp sender has a real hard time *guessing* the temperature or the coolant. in other words it needs to be IN the coolant in order to start reading. if it is really low as yours was then the thermostat is also dry and unable to operate.not a good situation.





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LOL. It's definitely half full (or maybe it was 1/3 full....)


With the proper coolant level she seems to come up to operating temp faster and the gauge shows it a little higher so I am guessing the reading with low coolant is way off (it showed half when the reservoir cap popped). I picked up a $50 laser temp gauge today and will see what the temps show at operating temperature.

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Old April 14th, 2008, 07:44 PM
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It was a very nice gesture for Larry and the club officials to put my rig on this year's shirt... thanks! I hate I had to miss the event; sounds like it was fun as usual.
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Doug great to meet you. I had to make an early departure Sunday morning. My son woke me up at 4am and was very sick. Packing up in the pre light morning sucks. It was a miserable ride home for him, but the classic cruised along at 75-80 the whole way making record time. I was glad for his sake that I wasn't in the 90. We stopped at a gas station on the way home and as we went in he threw up all over the gas station. The ladies went into panic mode. But they did give us some free cups for the car ride.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 08:05 PM
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bad BBQ?
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Oh yeah great to meet you finally too Phillip.
Not sure on the BBQ it was so bad that neither kid would eat it. I had to make them something different.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 08:40 AM
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I put my pictures up. Still need to take a few minutes to write a trip report, but not now

http://www.whereisjaney.com/photos/v...rieSafari2008/

Looks like I didn't meet a few of you guys (or don't remember, sorry).

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Old April 16th, 2008, 09:32 AM
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It was nice meeting some of ya'll over the weekend. I'm still embarassed that I was Roverless up there, and driving the Tundra.
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Another geat weekend at Uwharrie! I say this because I not only got away without body damage, but I didn't break anything either.

It was great seeing some old friends and making new ones.

Unfortunately, I didn't take a single photo all weekend, so keep posting up if you got 'em. There's some over on CROC's site.

Take care all and happy rovering,
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Old April 16th, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Charles,

I'll send you some more. Got a couple of Ren Ching locked front and rear coming up that double step rock face where the series truck had the snapped axle. About the only action shots I took. That one shot @ the top of daniel has Scott Wold, Cabell,Neil, myself, Janey, and Jim Cirbo's truck off to the left. Good shot !
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Old April 16th, 2008, 10:38 AM
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Thanks for sharing the pix guys - and don't feel bad Neil, I've still got the body damage that I aquired last year...
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Nice pics Charles. Thanks for posting! It was great to meet you, Neil and the others. Good to see you again too Dave.
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