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Norcal Spotted and BS Thread

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by PreRunnerSeth, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Apr 18, 2021 at 9:56 PM
    bagleboy

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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    Wasn’t a typo, crawl + growler = crowler. But never mind, this works but lose the tubing.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2021 at 9:57 PM
    bagleboy

    bagleboy Well-Known Member

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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    Not sure anymore but I’ve got something in mind.
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2021 at 10:19 PM
    essjay

    essjay Part-Time Lurker

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  4. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:51 AM
    Fernando

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    :wink:
     
  5. Apr 19, 2021 at 11:33 AM
    Whitebutler

    Whitebutler No need to compensate!

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    Relative to what I feel like at the time.
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    Need a pick up in Benicia. And back toward Paradise. Sac will work if they can store till a weekend. I have a package to drop off in sac and can pick up same time. Let me know if anyone can.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2021 at 12:10 PM
    MattJakobs

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    Lifted, Armored, and Triple Locked w/ 5.29s on 35s
    How big is said package?
     
  7. Apr 19, 2021 at 12:14 PM
    LTDSC

    LTDSC 32oz of fun

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    where? i work in benicia and live in vacaville and head to Elk Grove area frequently.

    Ill also be heading to Chester soon.
     
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  8. Apr 19, 2021 at 12:15 PM
    LTDSC

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    Bless me father for i have sinned.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Apr 19, 2021 at 12:23 PM
    Tee Arghhhhhh Dee

    Tee Arghhhhhh Dee is typing...

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  10. Apr 19, 2021 at 12:32 PM
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    Long shot here... I’m wondering if anybody has a seal kit for icons remote reservoir 2.5” coilovers laying around. My shocks have been in the shop for 6 weeks waiting on the seal kit and I’d really like to get it back up. It’s a 7 hour round trip for me that I’d like to avoid going and picking them up and putting them back on my truck leaking. Willing to pay more than you got them for at this point :fingerscrossed:
     
  11. Apr 19, 2021 at 12:54 PM
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    Keep sinning please.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2021 at 4:02 PM
    Whitebutler

    Whitebutler No need to compensate!

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    Set of sliders at bamf
     
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  13. Apr 19, 2021 at 6:18 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Swapped 4x4, Twin sticks, Tundra Brakes, FOX Resi, AllPro leafs, Pro-Comp 17x8.5, Transgo shift kit, Dual batteries
    So, time to vent

    For those that don't already know it. SMOG is a fucking scam.

    IMG_1152.jpg


    We're still trying to SMOG my son's T4R for change of ownership.

    This thing passed in 2019. It has less than 5000 miles on it since it's last smog. We had done a lot of work to the rest of the truck, but did basically nothing to the engine... so everything in there was in basically the same as it was when it passed smog last time.

    So it failed it's initial test due to HC PPM reading being too high.

    What are the causes of HC PPM being to high?

    Faulty ignition componants
    Lean/rich fuel mixture
    Faulty intake componants or vacuum leaks
    Low cylinder compression
    Bad Cat convertor

    Ok...
    So we replaced the spark plugs, the old ones were fouled, and the wrong ones were installed on driver side. We also replaced the spark plug wires.

    We ran the fuel out of the tank, (which was over a year old at the time of the initial test) and ran fuel injector cleaner (we did this before we replaced the spark plugs). We then filled the tank with 91 and octane boost.

    We also examined the intake system and found a half dozen potential leaks (loose connections etc) we addressed those.

    This made absolutely ZERO difference on the 2nd test. Numbers were exactly the same... tell me how that is possible.

    Now... the check engine light is not on, and the OB2 does not have any stored faults. The truck runs with a crystal smooth idle, there is absolutely no loss of power, no egg smell, and no rattling in the exhaust system... so I think we can run out loss of compression and cat convertor... but even if these were bad... how did the numbers not change at all, with all of the other stuff that was identified and fixed?

    Not to mention, the thing passed with all of the problems we identified... and you don't drop compression or blow a cat converter in 5,000 miles.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2021 at 7:30 PM
    nDub

    nDub Kan kun være malet af en gal mand

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    Oof. Does it burn oil? That’ll foul a cat fast.

    I’d run some kind of “pass smog” system cleaner and try and get the cat as hot as possible. Maybe burn some carbon out.

    Before all that if you have a IR temp gun I’d check the exhaust going in, the temp of the cat and the outlet exhaust. The temp should be way hotter coming out. Like 500f hot. Cat will be up there too if it’s working.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2021 at 7:31 PM
    nDub

    nDub Kan kun være malet af en gal mand

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    Although with OBDII you’ll usually get a code for lean left bank or something.
     
  16. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:16 PM
    Fernando

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    Giggity
     
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  17. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:18 PM
    Uphillshunter

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    No burning oil. I think our mechanic is going to run a bunch of shit on it. He wants me to drop it off so he can have it all day friday.
     
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  18. Apr 20, 2021 at 5:59 AM
    Bentrodder

    Bentrodder PeeRunner Fanboy

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    Can you get your neighbor to move his Raptor so we can get a better shot of your new purple jeep. Sheesh!
     
  19. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:02 AM
    LTDSC

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    I know he pulled in late. Ruined the shot
     
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  20. Apr 20, 2021 at 7:50 AM
    Red18Taco707

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    My brother use to smog. He said HC PPM is what is a result of a misfire

    So low compression, bad spark plugs/ coils, bad injectors or just the incorrect air/ fuel mixture all cause HC to go up

    On a perfect running engine you’ll have close to zero HC ppm

    So high HC means it’s not running right, Misfiring. And the cat has to be working properly to reduce hc ppm

    Hope it helps
     
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