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Brake failure on the master cylinder leaking into the booster on the old bulk hauler (265,000 miles). I think I did when I hauled several tons of wood and concrete on a project I was working on last month. A car pulled out in front of me on the way home necessitating a panic stop. The brakes were acting spongy after that and then fluid started disappearing...

I could have spent a day and half fixing it myself or pay the local shop $250 over parts to fix it. Went with option #2. While it was in there they noticed that the belt tensioner had failed, which explained the strange engine hesitation I had been getting for the last few month from it so... had the belt and tensioner replaced.

Debating replacing the vehicle now but with new brakes and belt may as well just keep it. Still starts and runs every time.

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Took my new BOV down an old track today looking for an easier entrance to launch the BOC (Bug out Canoe); failed to reach the goal given that a sharp tree branch punctured the side wall of a tire. All I could hear was PSSSHHHH. Spare was put on deep in the woods for the slow crawl out to the road. Then off to the shop for a new tire.

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Several things done for my new to me Chevy. Got a few small things I had delayed last time in the shop done, like new hoses, tightening up the driver side side mirror (would fold in if I went over 60mph), fixing a intermittently working windshield wiper motor (had to jiggle wires sometimes to get it to work). Got a new windshield, there had been a few good sized cracks in the right hand side when I bought the truck. The next day took it in to get exhaust work done, it had lost about 2 ft before I bought it and I had lost a section of tail pipe while out on my property last time, turns out the issue was a lot bigger and had to have the entire pipe and muffler replaced. But better to get it done than to keep having parts falling off. The truck is also a lot quieter now.

Looking to upgrade the windshield wipers soon. I think the wipers on it might be original from 92. LOL

Just got in from packing up the truck with the bigger heavier items to take to my property next time I head out. I had gotten smart and bought some totes to toss gear into also to make it easier to keep things organized and put in and pull out of the truck. Now just waiting for my new generator to arrive the beginning of next week so I can head back over and do more work on the place.

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Made good progress on the BOT's spare tire holder I posted about earlier:

First test fitting looks okay. Have a few fitment issues to iron out but the carrier is inexpensive and simple enough to make me happy to tote the spare along.

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I mounted a holster to the arm rest cubby in my truck. Maxped universal holster ($10) and industrial Velcro ($5). Instal time was less than 10 minutes. It's definitely not a fast draw, but it's better than having my pistol buried under a bunch of stuff.

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Normal upkeep: oil & filter change, engine air filter change, rotate the tires, grease a few things. I had the whole rig out a couple weeks ago and it needs a good cleaning too.

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Installed OME 2" lift and had my TRD Pro wheels mounted with BFG TA KO2's. Also ordered my Pelfreybilt armor, but that will be a few weeks before I get that in.

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I had to bite a bit of a bullet & I had $1,800.00 worth of work done on the BOV. I could still use a couple of newer tires on the front, the AC work will at least be $1,000.00 & I will be calling the shop that I took her to, to see if they did a tune-up & if not, how much one will be, if she needs one. That's a lot, but she (her name is Lucy) is in a lot better shape now & that's the point of all of this.

The place that I took her to previously listed about 3 or 4 major things that needed to be done & each one was going to be $1,000.00 or more. This did not include the AC. The recommended that I sell her to a shade-tree. I got a second opinion & I am glad that I did because Lucy is a full-sized AWD van & they don't make full-size AWD vans anymore.

I am now in the process of putting all of the BO equipment back in her, but I am going thru everything first & thinking about weather I really need the gear or not. So far, not all of it.

Both garages are highly rated local garages. The take-away: Get a second opinion before making a major decision. I'm glad that I did. Also, prices do seem to vary.

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Installed OME 2" lift and had my TRD Pro wheels mounted with BFG TA KO2's. Also ordered my Pelfreybilt armor, but that will be a few weeks before I get that in. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk

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I removed the factory front end tow hook and mounted a heavy duty recovery hook.

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Thanks for the post! Stay safe. There was a few idiots out there, IMO.

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Spent $2,216.48 on a transmission rebuild for it. :gonk:

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Spent $2,216.48 on a transmission rebuild for it. :gonk:
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got my f350 rear directionals fixed. $183 for 2 hrs of dealership work...they had it much longer than 2 hrs. I got lucky.

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Installed a new starter battery in the 4Runner.

For the BOT (Bug Out Trailer) I removed the two 8 year old Optima blue tops and replaced them with one Optima yellow top. I can always add a second one but for now one battery is good enough (and 43 less pounds on the trailer too)

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I washed and cleaned out all of the vehicles. The wife changed the oil in her car.


Trying to decide if I want to refurbish my large trailer (needs new tires, bed, wiring harness) or sell it off and buy a new one with a metal bed. By the time I buy all the stuff and put it on I might come out ahead with a new trailer.

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-----. The wife changed the oil in her car.



Please tell Mrs. Stercutus she is awesome!

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Please tell Mrs. Stercutus she is awesome!


I do.

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Added a portable air compressor to my road kit.

I already had a spare belt, plug kit, 4 qts of oil, fire extinguisher, oil filter, air filter oil (k&n), tool set, spare fuses, tail and blinker lamps, washer fluid, quart can of high octane fuel (formerly premix gas can for chainsaw), radiator stop leak, quart of Slick 50 and armor all clean/protect kit.

I gave the 4 fixaflat cans to my daughter and daughter in law.

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Added a portable air compressor to my road kit.

I already had a spare belt, plug kit, 4 qts of oil, fire extinguisher, oil filter, air filter oil (k&n), tool set, spare fuses, tail and blinker lamps, washer fluid, quart can of high octane fuel (formerly premix gas can for chainsaw), radiator stop leak, quart of Slick 50 and armor all clean/protect kit.

I gave the 4 fixaflat cans to my daughter and daughter in law.

I just ordered a portable air compressor for the BOV. I don't have a fire extinguisher. I should have one.

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I just ordered a portable air compressor for the BOV. I don't have a fire extinguisher. I should have one.


Portable air compressors are life savers. Make sure it has a gauge, even though I think most do anymore. And make sure to add a metal clasp style pull pin on your fire extinguisher... If not, the pin will break and spray the inside of you vehicle as you're packing it up for a road trip. Ask me how I know.

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Took my Jeep offroading today on pipeline bulldozer roads. It was on my buddy's property where they basically destroyed a mountain top and took over my shooting and hunting spot. Oh well. It was super muddy but I was very pleased with my General Grabber AT2 tires and limited slip rear end. Didn't need 4x4.

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I just ordered a portable air compressor for the BOV. I don't have a fire extinguisher. I should have one.


Portable air compressors are life savers. Make sure it has a gauge, even though I think most do anymore. And make sure to add a metal clasp style pull pin on your fire extinguisher... If not, the pin will break and spray the inside of you vehicle as you're packing it up for a road trip. Ask me how I know.

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Took my Jeep offroading today on pipeline bulldozer roads. It was on my buddy's property where they basically destroyed a mountain top and took over my shooting and hunting spot. Oh well. It was super muddy but I was very pleased with my General Grabber AT2 tires and limited slip rear end. Didn't need 4x4.
It does have a gauge on it. Thanks for the tip about the pin. :)

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