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Old December 20th, 2013, 12:37 AM
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Not that it matters a ton on these already top heavy trucks, but I favor the lower profile. I also like the thicker bars, I think it compliments the SD cages. Perhaps a custom cage/rack is in order...

Anyhoo, very little progress. I just wanted to post issues Ive seen with incorrect installs by the PO to include metal on aluminum contact, multiple cheap crimps, loose wire ends, etc. (I probably sound like ECR...) Of course this leads to corrosion and shorts.

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Old December 20th, 2013, 07:29 AM
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I just wanted to post issues Ive seen with incorrect installs by the PO to include metal on aluminum contact, multiple cheap crimps, loose wire ends, etc.
I'm going to go out on a limb, and I'm not being sarcastic, but those issues are honestly probably the fault of the factory, and not a PO.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 09:16 AM
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I'm going to go out on a limb, and I'm not being sarcastic, but those issues are honestly probably the fault of the factory, and not a PO.
. Probably a combo of the two. PO wired accessories like a maniac all over this truck. And the corrosion that bothered me was where the light/antenna mount was bolted straight to the rear body behind the license plate light. Not show stoppers by any means.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 09:45 AM
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Those glue/tape strips are a pain...I had to let them soak in goof off for awhile and then use a plastic scraper. And that's 15 years of dirt in them there crevasses!
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Old December 20th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Those glue/tape strips are a pain...I had to let them soak in goof off for awhile and then use a plastic scraper. And that's 15 years of dirt in them there crevasses!
Yah, forgot to get a plastic scrapper. It took about 20 minutes for the Goof Off to work. I'll let her soak again today as I pull the inner cage and headliner. I took a hose to it yesterday, indeed a lot of Southeast mud and dog hair in there!
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Old December 20th, 2013, 01:58 PM
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I used a razor blade. Then goof off (the gel, the watery stuff sucks) then razor again.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 08:38 PM
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I used a razor blade. Then goof off (the gel, the watery stuff sucks) then razor again.
Thanks, this is what seems to be the most effective.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 08:42 PM
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SG bumper off. Seems a shame to get rid of such a piece of art, but at the same time the poly a bar on genuine bumper, extended Puma grill surround, Puma hood, and a 2" receiver up front seems attractive to me for some reason.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 03:36 PM
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Would love to get to work on her today but my 1.5 year old has hidden my keys. Lovely. When I ask for keys, he puts his hands in the air with an innocent look as if he has no idea.

2 hours to find the keys....which were safely tucked in a toy.

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Reseal intake, new thermostat, temp sensor, and stepper motor.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 05:15 PM
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How this thing ran I do not know.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 06:35 PM
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How this thing ran I do not know.
8mm 12 point socket for the valve cover bolts. How very Brit of them to cast the cover so only one specific socket will work.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 08:13 PM
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busy busy busy...and hey don't blame the kid for losing the keys! where is the spare set? lol! (and why does the kid have them in first place! lol...) (damn 11B)
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busy busy busy...and hey don't blame the kid for losing the keys! where is the spare set? lol! (and why does the kid have them in first place! lol...) (damn 11B)
He he, I have a spare set but my work keys are on that set. Uncle Sam would not likey!

I may be a grunt but I fold when it comes to my kids...if they wants, they usually gets.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 10:19 PM
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Guess I'm an official member now! Thanks Bill Larson!
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Instead of the $40-50 at the local box shop, I picked up an AC-151 Stepper Motor for $13.95 off fleaBay with a so called "lifetime" warranty: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-GLOBAL-A...5c3f7b&vxp=mtr The options from NAPA (Echlin 2-1856), Autozone (AC-151), and this "Global Automotive (AC-151)" all look remarkably similar.....
So I finally got around to fitting this cheapo stepper motor. The supplied bolts did not fit and the angle of the connector is cocked compared to the genuine IACV, but it seems to work. Cant beat the price either.
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Just to document the sludgyness of the top end. But after a lot of vacuuming, cleaning, and new valley pan gasket, end seals, clamps, bolts, thermostat, stepper motor, and coolant sensor, she seems to somehow work better than before.

Couple notes:

the valve cover bolts are 8mm, long, 12 point socket only.

used all new bolts and end clamps as recommended.

used Right Stuff on water journals and on end seals and on valve cover gasket. used Hylomar on plenum to intake.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 11:28 PM
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So after much debate, the big SG bumper is off and a NTO genuine, worthless bumper will replace it along with an equally protection-less genuine polyurethane A Frame Bar and end caps.

The front end will also get two Hella 4000s on the A Frame if I can fit, or the smaller 3000s. New headlight surrounds, genuine grill and LR badge, as well as Wipac LED signal lamps to match the rear and clear led marker lamps. Headlights will be Trucklite Phase 7 LEDs along with the IPF/ARB harness. I need to fab up a high pressure wash nozzle system to keep the headlights free of snow/grime in low temps.

Wife ran the D3 into the rear of my 90 (luckily I had a Thule hitch mounted bike rack on at the time which took the brunt of the punishment) so I kept the "Land Rover" lettering in grey which I will apply on the bonnet of the 90.

Terrafirma is supplying the HD steering and stabilizer, and QT diff protectors will keep the pumpkins safe..er. A front Safari Guard diff protector will be posted in my for sale thread soon.

I am also adding 2 JATE rings for emergency pull points as it looks like it will be compatible with the bumper.

The only thing not yet decided is the steering / sump guard. I almost like the look of the genuine SVX one, but $550 bones is too much. Paddocks has a good looking one for 88. Any suggestions?

Of course pics to come upon install.

------ Follow up post added January 23rd, 2014 09:30 PM ------

And no Puma goodies up front Ive decided. Distracts too much from the NAS-ness of the 90.
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And no Puma goodies up front Ive decided. Distracts too much from the NAS-ness of the 90.
And what does the padded A bar do then?
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Old January 24th, 2014, 12:33 AM
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And what does the padded A bar do then?
Think of it as a fur coat instead of a nose job....
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Why did you remove the SG? Are you looking for a stock look?
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