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tacthomas August 11th, 2016 03:59 PM

New 110 cross-country break-in trip
 
Leaving Baltimore Friday in my new 110 (fresh off the boat from South Africa) and heading west until I get home in Seattle. Fingers crossed AAA won't be used more than a couple times.

Full fluid change (engine, trans, t-case, diffs, swivels) before leaving town and hopefully I can rectify any issues there rather than on the side of I-90.

Fingers crossed for a smooth trip. Stay tuned....

Kevin88RRC August 11th, 2016 04:43 PM

Be safe & have fun!
And register here.... Birmabright Brotherhood - Rover Broke? Call a Bloke!

tacthomas August 11th, 2016 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kevin88RRC (Post 759960)
Be safe & have fun!
And register here.... Birmabright Brotherhood - Rover Broke? Call a Bloke!


Thanks!

Waiting for an admin on the site to approve me.


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Jymmiejamz August 11th, 2016 05:14 PM

Make sure you keep us updated with pics!

xplorUtah August 11th, 2016 06:34 PM

If you need any help around Salt Lake City feel free to reach out. I am on Birmabright Brotherhood.
Drew

tacthomas August 11th, 2016 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by xplorUtah (Post 759982)
If you need any help around Salt Lake City feel free to reach out. I am on Birmabright Brotherhood.

Drew



Thanks Drew. I hope I don't need to take you up on that but it's much appreciated.


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Daddymow August 11th, 2016 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Jymmiejamz (Post 759965)
Make sure you keep us updated with pics!

X2 post up as often as possible (we really don't care as long as the truck is in the pic) and keep us updated on your progress. Plenty of great Rover people along the way. Safe travels!

SonnyAK August 11th, 2016 09:57 PM

Have lots of fun! Nothing beats a road trip!! :thumb:

mgreenspan August 11th, 2016 10:01 PM

What route are you taking?

Tbaumer August 11th, 2016 10:04 PM

Super cool road trip.
I'll be watching this one!
Hope you don't have the 2.5 NA (Winter is coming).

scrubs August 11th, 2016 10:26 PM

I used highway 12 when I ran out there,
2.5na did really good on that run and traffic wasn't an issue either,
Have fun !!!

tacthomas August 11th, 2016 10:50 PM

sadly time is of the essence, so after picking up a co-pilot in Cleveland, it will be I-90 until Seattle.

2.5TD, not sure if that is any better than a N/A, but that's part of the adventure.

LostChord August 12th, 2016 08:37 AM

very cool and best of luck!

staying on the interstate into seattle, you may want one of these:

http://i68.tinypic.com/nosg1i.jpg

:)

tacthomas August 12th, 2016 11:47 AM

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Step 1 complete. Fetched the truck form the port in Baltimore and drove to cleverly.

Swapped in truck-lites and
getting fluids done now.

Heading to Cleveland tonight.

So far so good. More pics to come

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rdavisinva August 12th, 2016 12:34 PM

What engine do you have?

tacthomas August 12th, 2016 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by rdavisinva (Post 760107)
What engine do you have?



19j


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Chip August 12th, 2016 03:58 PM

Awesome trip! Hope it goes well!

tacthomas August 12th, 2016 11:52 PM

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Update
Day 1 complete.
Approx 500miles. 8.5hrs driving Averaged 51mph due to beltway traffic, otherwise was in the 60-63 zone.
Truck is running warm but otherwise okay. Power improved as the ambient air temp dropped below 90. I suspect the turbo isn't performing as designed. Making a checklist of changes / mods as I go....

Co-pilot joins in the AM for the journey from Cleveland to Seattle.

Nice sunset over Pennsylvania
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Elbee August 13th, 2016 01:21 AM

I'm sure the turbo is okay. I think the 19j top cruising speed somewhere in the 60s.
Good looking truck! Hope its a great trip!

tacthomas August 13th, 2016 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Elbee (Post 760293)
I'm sure the turbo is okay. I think the 19j top cruising speed somewhere in the 60s.
Good looking truck! Hope its a great trip!



Thanks!


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