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San Antonio

Discussion in 'Texas' started by LostHusker, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Mar 2, 2019 at 9:03 PM
    Oldie2007

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    A little something every chance we get.
    And I added zerks to every fitting that has blue you can see, and those you can't! So, I feel pretty upgraded for me!
     
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  2. Mar 2, 2019 at 9:08 PM
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    Looks good! It's a bit more work but the parts last a lot longer. Have you seen this?

    upload_2019-3-2_23-7-52.jpg
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2019 at 9:13 PM
    Oldie2007

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    Yep. My big boy gun came, but not my grease. I took my new one to Triple C, Chris' is more pro, but same tip. So, while I thought about $25 at Amazon, if he doesn't have it, not gonna buy it for me! Be like buying a new torque wrench! My needle wrenches been hanging on the wall for a decade now! don't need a click or a digital if I don't take them down!
    So, after watching the gun at work, I'm pretty good and can save my $25 for alignment money! :rofl::rofl::anonymous:
     
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  4. Mar 2, 2019 at 9:21 PM
    hoverlover

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    Lol

    I've been thinking about getting one. Some of my zerks are a pain to get to and as soon as the grease starts flowing it'll pop right off. Pretty annoying.
     
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  5. Mar 2, 2019 at 9:26 PM
    Oldie2007

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    A little something every chance we get.
    That's what I thought, and almost bought it. Now he had my tires off (of course), but with 18" of flex tube, he held the end on, and counted his pumps every time, and not once did the tip come off the zerk. Can't say I've done that....
     
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  6. Mar 2, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    A little something every chance we get.
    Now his and mine both have little grips on the end! Maybe that is the difference. My old one did NOT. Just bare metal. Maybe you just need a cheap new tip!
     
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  7. Mar 2, 2019 at 9:31 PM
    hoverlover

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    Rarely happens with me. The zerks on my upper control arms are the worst. Only get 1/3 or so in. With the tires off it's not so bad. I guess I just need to hit them when I rotate my tires. Makes perfect sense now that I think about it lol, I rotate my tires when I change the oil every 5k. Why not grease then also?

     
  8. Mar 2, 2019 at 9:34 PM
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    I'm old and with my new old truck, and discovering it's real history, I still farm that stuff out. NOW, when I go back to my good Toyota Service Advisor, I'm gonna have to ask him if they will actually hit all these new zerks that weren't there! If not, I have a GUN! :infantry:
     
  9. Mar 2, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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    1. Actually, I like the marine grade grease Chris uses, and make sense for you off road crazies. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ARPVO8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    2. If they don't, then I won't mix grease!
     
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  10. Mar 2, 2019 at 9:45 PM
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    And that's exactly why I do all my own maintenance. I hate wondering if everything is torqued properly, or not knowing if they used the oil I paid for, or if the filter is on correctly, or if they screwed something up and aren't telling me. I hate not knowing stuff like that. So I just do it all.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2019 at 9:46 PM
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  12. Mar 2, 2019 at 9:50 PM
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    A little something every chance we get.
    I have known and worked with Bob at SM Toyota for nigh on 20 years. Could not ask for better. When I had my brake issue this week, I took pictures of my last inspections, sent them to him, about my "surprise". I was reading the report wrong. He called me at home and went through the whole thing. While I was waiting for what I thought would be a "flush" of the system, he was out three times to give me the heads up. He lives for his survey, I make sure they do what they say. For me, easier that getting up. I can fall under the truck ok, it's getting back up!

    But I totally understand.
     
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  13. Mar 2, 2019 at 10:02 PM
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    Sounds like you've got a good tech on your team! I'd trust someone like that. But then I wouldn't get to have any fun in the garage :wink:
     
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  14. Mar 2, 2019 at 10:05 PM
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    It is. And I still get to have fun doing stuff I want, not what the truck wants me to get on the ground for! When I replaced my step bars with the Predators, I spent more time getting back up, than actually working! o_O OK, a little more stretches and work out will improve that.

    I like to mess around with stuff I can stand up for - some bizarre switches coming up for me!

    AND, I did get you TWO stickers.....
     
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  15. Mar 2, 2019 at 10:13 PM
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    Bizarre switches you say?



    I do hate the getting up and getting down and forgetting a wrench and getting back up and getting back down and realizing it's metric and getting up and getting down and it's the wrong size and getting up and getting down and it's dark and I need a light and getting up and getting down and I left my wrench on the tailgate when I went to get the light and getting up and getting down.

    That's actually happened.
     
  16. Mar 2, 2019 at 10:18 PM
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    Hey guys, I'm coming back to SA in a couple weeks to spend some time with my son. Does anyone have any suggestions for places in the area where we can go do some very mild wheeling? I'm teaching him to drive and would like to let him get a small taste of some off-road fun.

    TIA
     
  17. Mar 2, 2019 at 10:19 PM
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    I can believe it, and I go to GREAT PAINS to have everything I THINK I could POSSIBLY need on the ground when I get down there. Honest, my knees work, but I just don't bend right trying to get up. So, I try to maximize my time in each plane.

    Yep, "not Toyota" rectangles. Not a kit. Building my own Zener regulated USB cord array to go in the front garage opener panel, with circuit board, and usb drops from top front and back for camera, Garmin, and rear if used. Yep. That's fun for me.
     
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  18. Mar 2, 2019 at 10:26 PM
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    A little something every chance we get.
    NOT Hidden Falls with the recent weather, although, Hover? You were just there. Park Roads?
     
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  19. Mar 2, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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    Lol I hear ya. I've since resorted to shoving a complete set of sockets and pliers and whatever else under the truck before I begin.

    Electrical projects are a love/hate for me. I've got one. Last. BIG. Electrical project to take on. It'll be a few aux lights, the ADD override, back-up camera anytime, and a few others. I was hoping to get one of Iggy's panels but it doesn't look like there will be any more for manual Taco's again. I'm just going to order the overhead panel from Meso. Pulling the headliner should be interesting.
     
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  20. Mar 2, 2019 at 10:31 PM
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    Dry and dusty, perfectly tame.

    If I'm not in Moab or working I'm up for another HF run if you're up for it @Apollo14. About the only places I hit up around here are probably places I shouldn't. I'm just out looking for my dog, he likes trails. If anyone asks...
     
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