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Re: Front Shock Recommendations

BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK! KYB MONOTUBES or KYB GAS-A-JUST 200lbs Nitrogen and valve sensing.. these are amazing. I've been running this shock on my vehicles for decades... fantastic! Last I checked.. Lifetime Warranty. Great price too. You'll find posts here where people switched to them and love them...
by Mmusicman
June 15th 2021, 11:37am
 
Forum: Lifted Suspension
Topic: Front Shock Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 470

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

My 2000: * Tested and discovered minor blown head-gasket #5 (245K miles) * Oil flush and change (hoping to fix random sticking lifter) * Dead battery this morning (possible bad alternator) My 92: * Replaced warranty water-pump (see post above) Head-gasket post: https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic....
by Mmusicman
June 14th 2021, 6:12pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 16614
Views: 864696

Blown Head Gasket

WEEKEND UPDATE: Well I learned some VERY interesting AND surprising information this weekend! * Issue #1: So a few weeks ago, my 2000 was suddenly starting rough on 5 cylinders in the mornings, but would quickly clear up and drive great the rest of the day. * Issue #2: It also developed a seemingly...
by Mmusicman
June 14th 2021, 5:04pm
 
Forum: Engines
Topic: Blown Head Gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: wheel hop 01 awd?

If you don't immediately need the AWD.. you can temporarily pull the ATC fuse (under the hood) until you get the fluid changed... should stop the binding in turns.
by Mmusicman
June 13th 2021, 2:01am
 
Forum: 4WD,AWD And Transfer Case
Topic: wheel hop 01 awd?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: 96 Astro 5.0

All I see is an INSANE amount of work!
Great pics!
Enjoy.. and Welcome!
by Mmusicman
June 11th 2021, 1:57pm
 
Forum: Projects/Builds
Topic: 96 Astro 5.0
Replies: 26
Views: 756

Re: Short Tail Body Question

SHORTIES RULE! :D

IMG_2446aAstroRear1200.jpg
by Mmusicman
June 11th 2021, 1:09pm
 
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Short Tail Body Question
Replies: 10
Views: 418

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

My TUFF-STUFF Hi-Volume 1675N warranty replacement water pump (for my 92) quickly arrived last week. They took care of me... Painted: 20210606_123859.jpg Installed: 20210606_131528.jpg Nothing special.. Job for this one was simple. ----------------------------------------------- My 2000 has me a lit...
by Mmusicman
June 10th 2021, 8:26pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 16614
Views: 864696

Re: AC wasn't working, got new compressor, still no AC

No AC due to a bad compressor, And had my local shop install it, still no AC.. Wow.. an expensive bad assumption on your part? And the "shop" can't make it work either? Huh! You might need to look for a new shop. By the way.. A/C system is comprised of 3 sub-systems: 1) Refrigerant (compr...
by Mmusicman
June 10th 2021, 1:08pm
 
Forum: Climate Control
Topic: AC wasn't working, got new compressor, still no AC
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Advice for a trip to pickup a van.

I once used a van to pickup a pickup.
Towed this vintage 60's truck with tow-bar from Vegas to Florida.. back in the late 70's.
Just out of high-school. Fun times! :D

Sorry.. "best advice" I can give you is leave plenty of braking room between you and traffic!
Safe travels!
by Mmusicman
June 9th 2021, 8:10pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: Advice for a trip to pickup a van.
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Hooking up Tach

Since this is a thread about tach's..
I figured I'd share a quick video of mine in action (nothing crazy)..

by Mmusicman
June 9th 2021, 2:46pm
 
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hooking up Tach
Replies: 39
Views: 1716

Re: Time to do 4x4 swap?

According to the owner, 4wd was used very sparingly. Price is $950 so that’s a go unless the 210K is a red flag. I think you ONLY need the transfer case, not the whole truck.. unless your transmission isn't compatible. I say that because I paid $175 for a Blazer transfer case online (included shipp...
by Mmusicman
June 5th 2021, 12:02pm
 
Forum: 4WD,AWD And Transfer Case
Topic: Time to do 4x4 swap?
Replies: 16
Views: 2506

Re: Rear Brake conversion

A lot of money and effort to convert to rear-discs.
I see you kept it 5 lug which is good.

The van looks GREAT! I can see it was worth it!
by Mmusicman
June 4th 2021, 1:45pm
 
Forum: Brakes
Topic: Rear Brake conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Battery Relocation

Yes you can parallel batteries.. regardless of where they are located. It is done by manufacturers all the time... particularly in diesels. But when wired this way, if you leave something on and kill one battery, you also kill them both. The alternator will see a heavier load however, but will only ...
by Mmusicman
June 4th 2021, 1:01pm
 
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery Relocation
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: G80 issue

Rockridge wrote:I should have added, my transfer case is non operational...

FYI: BOTH sides of the transfer case are ALWAYS turning.. operational or not.
Good luck with your inspection
by Mmusicman
June 3rd 2021, 12:14pm
 
Forum: Rear-End
Topic: G80 issue
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: G80 issue

I could feel a slight vibration when I was starting off from a stop, like an intersection or something. Mine did that, even on mild straight take-offs.. and I thought my transmission was going bad. Mine turned out to be my AWD transfer case. When I did my manual 4x4 case upgrade... my take-off's we...
by Mmusicman
June 3rd 2021, 6:25am
 
Forum: Rear-End
Topic: G80 issue
Replies: 3
Views: 370

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

UPDATE ON BROKEN WATER-PUMP: Holiday weekend is finally over, and I finally got some time to tackle this project, and see what happened. Here's how it looked when I first opened the hood. As you can see, the pulley is trapped between the pump and the fan. Surprisingly, no damage to anything, and my ...
by Mmusicman
June 2nd 2021, 8:23pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 16614
Views: 864696

Re: Power Steering & Brakes Failed At Same Time

The manual says I need to remove the hood latch, but for the life of me I can’t see why. LOL... probably because you'll be leaning over the support to reach the pump. Easy to do, I pull mine all the time. But be sure to mark it first to get it back in same place. I don't know if you need to pull th...
by Mmusicman
June 2nd 2021, 11:01am
 
Forum: Steering
Topic: Power Steering & Brakes Failed At Same Time
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Astro nearing 48k miles

WOW! That's a GREAT extremely LOW-MILEAGE find! Welcome from the opposite corner of the country... South Florida. :D ..so far the heater/ac has been giving me trouble. sometimes it turns on and sometimes it does not. Well the good news is this trouble is fairly common, and usually fairly easy to fix...
by Mmusicman
June 1st 2021, 1:23pm
 
Forum: Technical Information
Topic: Astro nearing 48k miles
Replies: 8
Views: 288

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

My 92 finally let me down. Driving along a local street I hear a bang.. then suddenly lose power-steering and see my alternator light is on. I'm hoping it's just a belt because I always carry a spare. Quickly pull into a church parking lot under a huge shade tree, in case I have to fix it, or wait o...
by Mmusicman
May 30th 2021, 5:51pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 16614
Views: 864696

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

Couple more cool shots from my last weekend: (click any photo to zoom) Where's WALDO? (find me) thumbnail (1a).jpg The ONLY van in the show! thumbnaila.jpg My backdrop... thumbnail (3)a.jpg A GOOD TIME was had by ALL! (pictured here with a charter boat captain friend of mine) thumbnail (4)a1200.jpg ...
by Mmusicman
May 28th 2021, 3:22pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: What have you done to/with your van today?
Replies: 16614
Views: 864696
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