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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) Today, 05:29 AM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Holy Moley, Batman! At first glance, I thought...

Holy Moley, Batman! At first glance, I thought those tan seat covers were actually just leather seats WITHOUT covers. Then I took a second look at them. Yes, they are VERY nice. Oh...I have to get a...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-14-2021, 04:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 362
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I never liked RTV because it gets soft after a...

I never liked RTV because it gets soft after a while. Especially the blue stuff. The red high-temp is semi-okay, though. I call it Mean Red. If you go the silicone route, it generally works best. I...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-14-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 23,111
Views: 1,696,669
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Or as the Germans would say: Yeah, I used...

Or as the Germans would say:

Yeah, I used Google for that. I don't speak German. :)

Update on the July 9-11 campout being held just north of Mt. Rainier in the Snoqualmie National Forest:

I...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-13-2021, 06:31 PM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I've done several gas mileage tests on the Teal...

I've done several gas mileage tests on the Teal Terror. It always comes out the same:

City: 22.5 MPG
Highway: 27-30 MPG depending on conditions. (Flat or hilly, cruising at 55-60 or 65-68. Heavy...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-13-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Yeah...that damn ECU...if it were in a prison,...

Yeah...that damn ECU...if it were in a prison, they would call it a snitch, or a rat. I can take apart a computer and replace anything inside it, and I can make programs work when I want to, etc. But...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-13-2021, 12:28 AM
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Views: 1,696,669
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Haven't had that problem myself, but it sounds...

Haven't had that problem myself, but it sounds likely all right. Sometimes you can tell a bad cat from the sound of pebbles or another rattle coming from the cat. Or sometimes it makes no noise at...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-13-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 67
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Yeah...that's right. The front of the pan bolts...

Yeah...that's right. The front of the pan bolts up to the bottom of the timing cover. I forgot...:)
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-13-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 362
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I can give you some hints, since I have done the...

I can give you some hints, since I have done the chain job on maybe four different KA24E engines over the years. First thing...don't drop the timing cover on the pavement. It will crack or just...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-12-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I don't know a WHOLE lot about this subject, I...

I don't know a WHOLE lot about this subject, I will admit this. But I do know the fuel system is a pressurized system inside the tank. Some of these things depend on each other. For example, if you...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-12-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 67
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Isn't it possible for the spring to drop down...

Isn't it possible for the spring to drop down into the oil pan, too? It it pops out, I mean. If so, better drop that pan, clean it out good, stick it back on with a new gasket and sealer. Spring...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-11-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Interior of the 97 just prior to the seat covers...

Interior of the 97 just prior to the seat covers and floor mats. The teal color is a hard thing, though. :bang: Later, I cleaned the carpet.

https://i.imgur.com/QDYRp2I.jpg
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-11-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 181
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I can't imagine why someone would prefer a bench...

I can't imagine why someone would prefer a bench seat over a nice bucket, but okay...

Every truck I've had with a bench, that bench eventually came out for a number of reasons. For example, your...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-10-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 23,111
Views: 1,696,669
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
The rust colored stuff on some of those examples...

The rust colored stuff on some of those examples look BAD...but the truth is they are just residues, mostly from fuel additives and the like.

Nice chart, though. Lots of examples and well detailed.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-10-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 181
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
If it has a bench seat, I wouldn't bother with a...

If it has a bench seat, I wouldn't bother with a cover. Just get some bucket seats and a console from the wrecking yard...and then toss some cheap seat covers on them.

Putting a seat cover on a...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-09-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Ever notice that if you look at something at...

Ever notice that if you look at something at Amazon, the same commercials for similar stuff pop up on you wherever you go on the internet that has ads?

Welcome to the 21st century. :) To avoid...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-08-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I agree with the other guys. Eight hundred is too...

I agree with the other guys. Eight hundred is too much, and I can almost guarantee the frame IS bent. Sure...they can use the laser machine and straighten it, but that's going to cost you at least...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-08-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Here is the Prime Directive, as they say on Star...

Here is the Prime Directive, as they say on Star Trek:

Actually there are a few directives. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. (You should take some pictures of the engine around the battery area,...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-08-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 23,111
Views: 1,696,669
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Some of this stuff I answered in the private...

Some of this stuff I answered in the private message, but I wanted to read your two posts as well.

Sometimes I wish I could just SEE someone's rig for five minutes before trying to answer...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-06-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Yeah, I remember when our trucks went on a date...

Yeah, I remember when our trucks went on a date down in Oregon. This was before I put on the new tires and the KYB shocks. The Age of Innocence...just as the pandemic was starting, and before...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-06-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23,111
Views: 1,696,669
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Funny Thing on Friday Night: I heard an...

Funny Thing on Friday Night:

I heard an explosion outside my home office window and the power went out. Turned out a transformer blew nearby. So I hooked up the portable power station and got some...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-06-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I don't care about throwing away money on...

I don't care about throwing away money on changing my oil three or four times a year, while I am putting 7,000 miles a year on the TT. I really don't. Even using the HyPerLube, my Advance Auto Speed...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-05-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 362
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Alabama is right. It's one of the few design...

Alabama is right. It's one of the few design flaws in the KA24E engine. Not real serious, but irritating. Mr Jim over in Spokane, Washington has become semi-famous as a result of solving that design...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-05-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
There are some big differences between ensuring a...

There are some big differences between ensuring a newer-tech, all-parts-available-easy 2017 Frontier runs good...and trying that same thing on a truck 25 or more years old. The 6,000 mile...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-04-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 599
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
HyPerLube, snake oil? I don't think so. Oil...

HyPerLube, snake oil? I don't think so. Oil viscosity starts breaking down ten miles after you drive the truck after an oil change. HyPerLube helps prevent that breakdown. After that it just gets...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-04-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,332
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Midnight Tech is RIGHT. Just Google search the...

Midnight Tech is RIGHT. Just Google search the part number and it takes you right to the Superbrightled version.

Superbrightled makes some of the best LED bulbs out there. They are...
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