Went to Install my explorer bumper last night. Ran into a few kinks (bolt holes didn’t match up), had an asthma attack and then it got dark so I gave up for the night. Gonna go at it with a sawzall and a drill later today (I actually have a day off for once). In the mean time my truck looks like this:
And I think I found my trucks final form. Im gonna add a 1999-2001 Explorer front bumper and paint match it with a black stripe down the middle, put in yellow fogs, paint match the rear bumper, replace the mismatched shell with a black tonneau cover and de-chrome the grille bezel. I may add a bull bar as well, but…
I finally replaced the door. The one from the donor car was a perfect match. Aligning the latch required a bit of guess work though, I eventually got it aligned.
I have a feeling that I'm going to blue my clutch by the time I get manual driving down pat. I have a tendency to ride the clutch as I shift. I am aware of this habit and am trying very hard to counter it. I drove 40+ miles yesterday and while I was trying very hard not to ride the clutch, I caught myself doing it a…
I am under my truck right now cleaning off the transmission. My dad's coming home from work early to help me go get my license. Between me being sick, my parents being sick and school I'm finally getting it done. But I just looked at the shifter from underneath. It looks like recently the previous owner installed…
Back in 2012. Whoever replaced it did not clean up. They also replaced the clutch. I cant for the life of me figure out why it was done in september of this year too
Truck/friend rant after the jump.
With photos of the leaks. I thought I'd share it here. I could use all the help I could get. Link is after the jump
We replaced the Power Steering hose, but it seems the transmission place that put in the new clutch screwed up a few seals. Good news is all she needs is fluid until I can get a hold of the transmission shop, bad news is the transmission shop put thread sealant on the bolt.... lovely. So shes not goin anywhere until…
My truck is essentially this:
I ordered some stickers for my truck, the only one that hasn't come yet is the Oppo sticker.
Yesterday while driving my truck around with friends I figured out I had a transmission leak. Tonight I calculated my mileage, I got 3.2 miles to the gallon yesterday, for the sake of my pocketbook I have to get this trans leak fixed. It's making my truck chug gas. EDIT: I did my math wrong, I got 8.8 MPG. Its still…
Should I be able to shift with the engine off and no clutch? I know I have a blown seal and am low on Trans fluid. I dont know enough about manuals to know if this is normal or not.
I need a trans rebuild. The underside of the truck smells like a porta potty. Gonna be 600 to fix. That's my whole budget. Well, there goes my cushion. Let's hope nothing else goes wrong. She's still shifting fine, but she's not happy about it
i couldn't get it into third but she makes noise I hope the clutch or trans isn't leaking
I have no idea what it is. Any ideas?
My engine bay smells like burning petroleum right now. I know I'm leaking Power steering fluid and am replacing the line tomorrow. I just wanna make sure what Im smelling is power steering fluid burning and not clutch. Im still new to driving manual and I wanna make sure Im not damaging the brand new, 1k miles old…
Check. Tomorrow I get down and dirty in my engine bay
I think I have found my happy place. I plan on spending a considerable amount of time here, even if I stay parked