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Re: Hitch sag and tongue weight question

I'd be scared to tow that like that.
You might consider a couple support straps.. you could possibly rig something and attach them over top of door.
by Mmusicman
Today, 2:34am
 
Forum: Towing/Trailers
Topic: Hitch sag and tongue weight question
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Low Oil Pressure/Oil Pump Replacement

Switch to thicker oil... 10W-40 or 20W-50
by Mmusicman
Today, 2:31am
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: Low Oil Pressure/Oil Pump Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

It sure is unfortunate that auto insurance can't follow the driver...
by Mmusicman
Yesterday, 9:52pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 13425
Views: 371398

Re: Upgrade leaf springs?

Well THAT was fun! :D
by Mmusicman
Yesterday, 8:30pm
 
Forum: Stock Suspension
Topic: Upgrade leaf springs?
Replies: 208
Views: 11177

Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

Mike, for the good people with "OCD"... I sure hope you're not going to leave the photo like this!!! :shock:
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by Mmusicman
Yesterday, 8:17pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 13425
Views: 371398

Re: Overheating in Death Valley, please help

OK... 35 miles into it and no floating oil... Oil level looks stable... You are "assuming" cross contamination from oil. IF "combustion" in the cooling system is the cause of the trouble, it won't affect oil. Contamination also may not show up in radiator until you are under hea...
by Mmusicman
Yesterday, 7:12pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: Overheating in Death Valley, please help
Replies: 25
Views: 1960

Re: Overheating in Death Valley, please help

I spose you will know soon enough if the problem is actually solved. My bet is on exhaust gases in your coolant. I'm kinda leaning this way too... I have personal experience with this. Things will typically be fine, until you start putting the engine under load. Hopefully that won't be the problem....
by Mmusicman
Yesterday, 12:34pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: Overheating in Death Valley, please help
Replies: 25
Views: 1960

Re: Cat lesson, learned

In all my life I've NEVER installed a Cat... who knew! :D
by Mmusicman
Yesterday, 12:21am
 
Forum: Exhaust
Topic: Cat lesson, learned
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: Overheating in Death Valley, please help

Another consideration.... BE SURE you are towing in LOCK-UP!!! Gen II's, use the tow button to facilitate a more consistent lockup. All the GM transmissions will all lock-up in 3rd and 4th. 4th gear overdrive should be avoided if speeds can not be easily maintained without going out of lockup. It ju...
by Mmusicman
April 23rd 2017, 10:44pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: Overheating in Death Valley, please help
Replies: 25
Views: 1960

Re: Overheating in Death Valley, please help

I know this scenario all too well. There is no solution... Maybe in the stock situation... assuming all is actually working correctly. But there is always a solution...it just depends how far you want to go... At speed the shroud/fan won't matter , unless your bumper is causing airflow issues.. EXA...
by Mmusicman
April 23rd 2017, 6:00pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: Overheating in Death Valley, please help
Replies: 25
Views: 1960

Re: Bad Body Mount Bushings

Another option that has always made my mouth water, tubs, narrowed with a four link. A lot of work but I really want it... Damn WoodButcher... you and I "suffer" from the SAME disorder!!! LOL!!! :mrgreen: @MI_Ghost: Fantastic information.. nice compilation!!! Thanks!!! PS: Side note: Tigh...
by Mmusicman
April 22nd 2017, 4:07pm
 
Forum: Stock Suspension
Topic: Bad Body Mount Bushings
Replies: 18
Views: 2553

Re: Bad Body Mount Bushings

The subframe bushings are an inconvenience but those springs are a safety issue. I strongly urge you to focus on those springs first and not drive the van until you do. I appreciate the strong advice and words of wisdom. Again for me, uncharted territory. I noticed it might be an issue only earlier...
by Mmusicman
April 21st 2017, 8:53pm
 
Forum: Stock Suspension
Topic: Bad Body Mount Bushings
Replies: 18
Views: 2553

Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

My 92 van recently:

* Another car show...
* Diagnosing worn sub-frame bushings

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by Mmusicman
April 21st 2017, 3:05pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 13425
Views: 371398

Re: Bad Body Mount Bushings

While you are at it. Head back to the rear and get rid of those plastic noodles you have holding the axle under the van. I noticed in one pic you posted of the tires that they are starting to splinter. This is just the start of the quick demise of those leafs. Cracks on the outside are multiple tim...
by Mmusicman
April 21st 2017, 1:50pm
 
Forum: Stock Suspension
Topic: Bad Body Mount Bushings
Replies: 18
Views: 2553

Re: Bad Body Mount Bushings

Well, I did a little more inspection this evening... and found the front passenger side was the ONLY bushing that was really bad. The rubber was practically disintegrated.. particularly the inside of the upper half. There wasn't much there, and some of it crumbled out. The rest of the bushings were ...
by Mmusicman
April 21st 2017, 1:58am
 
Forum: Stock Suspension
Topic: Bad Body Mount Bushings
Replies: 18
Views: 2553

Re: Bad Body Mount Bushings

* Are all 6 bolts threaded upward into the body, into some sort of nut welded in place? * What has to be done to get to the top sides? I'm guessing the front mounts are the only ones a little harder to get to though the front grill or bumper area? I am "MOST likely" going to go with the Po...
by Mmusicman
April 20th 2017, 8:33pm
 
Forum: Stock Suspension
Topic: Bad Body Mount Bushings
Replies: 18
Views: 2553

Re: #Vanlife

What's old, is new again! Vans.. and naked girls have always gone hand in hand. :D I may not live on the road full time in my van... but I HAVE lived in my van! Some of us are STILL living the active van life... since the 70's and 80's! Just came back from a vannin truckin in northern Florida a coup...
by Mmusicman
April 20th 2017, 8:05pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: #Vanlife
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Bad Body Mount Bushings

Well, after some time, I think I may have FINALLY found the reason (I hope) for my unstable front end steering issues. I have had a serious issue with wandering and over-steer for about the last year or so now, and no amount of new parts has "fixed" my problem. It always feels like somethi...
by Mmusicman
April 20th 2017, 7:26pm
 
Forum: Stock Suspension
Topic: Bad Body Mount Bushings
Replies: 18
Views: 2553

Re: What have you done to/with your van today?

chevymaher wrote:..Laid under there a while the other day doing one of the vans regular inspections. Smacking around on things..

Yep! Part of a good service maintenance! :mrgreen:
by Mmusicman
April 19th 2017, 1:01pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 13425
Views: 371398

Re: BUT BABY...WHAT DID I DO *this* TIME>>?

subwoof wrote:All I did was change the dist...

If all you did was change the distributor, and now it runs bad... I'd say you most likely got it off by 1 tooth. Simple logic! Don't forget there is sometimes an extra click, when it drops onto the oil pump shaft.
by Mmusicman
April 18th 2017, 2:25am
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: BUT BABY...WHAT DID I DO *this* TIME>>?
Replies: 12
Views: 1342
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