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The Adventures of Ash and Baby Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by BabyTaco, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Jan 3, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    AFE2C2A4-F775-4FBA-9A6F-166D804A0187.jpg E8B3A244-7649-4035-9C8A-DF08DBF93A1A.jpg Well, I got bored of being furloughed and decided to start on my spring chores :laugh:. I have been cutting the fence down to around 5ft as we didn’t like how closed in the 6ft fence felt and wanted to “level” it off. They need to open the gov back up because I have been watching one to many DIY videos and I am itching to knock out a wall or two :laugh:. Lizzy would not be impressed.
     
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  2. Jan 6, 2019 at 8:03 PM
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    Knocking walls down is fun but only if it's not load bearing and there's no utilities in it lol. Seriously opened up our kitchen into the living room. Got it framed back in and had a guy finish the drywall for me. Good luck if you go for it!
     
  3. Jan 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    I told Lizzy it doesn’t look that hard if it’s not a load bearing and she just rolled her eyes. I’ll just wait for her to go on a weekend trip and have at it :laugh:.

    Guys! Just got baby t running again and drove around the block :burnrubber:. It’s so frustrating that it drives fine but just has some kind of timing issue. Taking it to the shop tomorrow and hoping he can just fix the timing and be done with it. With the gov shut down and us not getting a paycheck, I am being a bit risky but I want to get this truck running so we can sell Lizzy’s. :fingerscrossed: for back pay.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2019 at 6:44 PM
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    Post a video of the dogs using their trampoline.:D
     
  5. Jan 7, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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    Lol? Are you talking about the black thing in my back yard? That’s a steel fire pit we got as a wedding gift. But now I want to get them a trampoline!
     
  6. Jan 7, 2019 at 6:52 PM
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    Nice fire pit! But it sure looks a lot like one of those small trampolines that used to be popular.
     
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  7. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    Hope it's a simple fix for babyt.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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    Oh you’d better get that back pay! Lol
     
  9. Jan 8, 2019 at 4:10 PM
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    We are both thinking it’s timing related. Doesnt make sense for it to be anything else. So probably a new timing kit to start fresh and a new timing cover. Let’s hope she’s running for some summer adventures :cheers:.
    Lol, I am not planning on it. We have been pretty frugal and I have a nice savings to fall back on. It would be nice to get back to work though. I am about to start looking for some under the table work if it goes into next week.
     
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  10. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    Be great to have you along again. I know I want to head West and explore Southwest Montana and the border of ID. Have found some cool areas to check out there.

    If it's timing related do you think a valve is off or the chain is off a tooth maybe?
     
  11. Jan 8, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    Best of luck Gage. Keep us updated homie
     
  12. Jan 10, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    I have some good news! Going to speak more with the shop and grab a few pictures. Updates coming. :woot:
     
  13. Jan 10, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    So he said a bolt was loose on one of the tensioners and that led to the bolt rattling/breaking. Once broke the tensioner snapped, leaving the chain loose to slap the timing cover. The bolt bored a hole into the head of the engine before breaking as well.

    So he plans to weld the timing cover, bore/thread a bigger bolt into the head so I don’t have to replace that, and then buy a new tensioner. He said it’ll be about $600 when he’s all done with it.

    Glad I went with him because had I dug into the engine and saw the damage to the head I wouldn’t have thought to bore it out.

    Let’s hope it works out!

    O, and the other shop lied to me saying there was a huge hole I didn’t see in the timing cover and that there was no way to move forward without replacing it.

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  14. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    Awesome! Babytaco shall live!
     
  15. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:39 PM
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    That's really good news BT. And at a very reasonable price too. I'm looking forward to BT adventures with dogs.
     
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    That's good news. The hardest part of getting vehicles repaired is finding someone who cares and will take the time to figure out what the actually problem is.
     
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    Good to hear you found a shop worth working with. Glad the end of all the trouble is hopefully in sight. :fingerscrossed:
     
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  18. Jan 16, 2019 at 10:38 AM
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    Walked by the shop and it looks like he pulled the truck in. :woot: Might be driving BabyT by the end of the week!
     
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    Obligatory Ash photo to keep things moving. He might be the only supporter of the shutdown I know :laugh:.

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  20. Jan 16, 2019 at 8:48 PM
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    have to love that face on Ash. Cleo was giving me a similar one today.

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