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View Poll Results: What would YOU do?
Get the repair done over the winter. I like my car pristine! 23 71.88%
Check the oil and top off whenever. Get it fixed when I'm tired of dripping oil in the parking lot! 3 9.38%
Use some type of "Stop Leak/Seal Restorer" and see if it works! 2 6.25%
Screw it, oil is cheap and the car has 140K on it! 4 12.50%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-27-2017, 11:12 PM   #81
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Thats the tiny box.
It's about how it hauls, not about how long it is!
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Old 10-28-2017, 07:44 AM   #82
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If it were an old British car with Lucas electrics, all you would have to do is march anti-clockwise around the vehicle 5 times while chanting "Oh mighty prince of darkness, have mercy on me, your unworthy servant", and all would be well. It also would help to pick up the official "Lucas Electrics smoke replacement kit" for the wiring harness. This works on old Triumph and BSA motorcycles as well.

http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:37 AM   #83
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Good looking truck Jake! A hitch hauler is the quickest and easiest way to transport a bike. Super easy one person loading.

http://www.discountramps.com/smc-600...er/p/SMC-600R/

After my first trip I added some $70 helpers to my rear leaf springs. Rides much better and zero sag.
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:02 PM   #84
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Good looking truck Jake! A hitch hauler is the quickest and easiest way to transport a bike. Super easy one person loading.

http://www.discountramps.com/smc-600...er/p/SMC-600R/
I have this one. Works great.
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:09 PM   #85
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KLooks like the same one I have, with the aluminum channel. The self-locking front chock makes all the difference.
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:06 PM   #86
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So glad to see others are using that ramp. I have been on the fence about it for a while. Being that I have a single cab it would work perfectly and I can throw my gear in the bed.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:38 AM   #87
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Sometimes I forget there are parts of this country where a 10 year old truck wont have rust. Pretty jealous of that. Truck looks great for its age.
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This thread has become quite sesquipedalian
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:54 AM   #89
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The coolant overflow tank is supposed to be vented - it has to be for it to work properly. Is the vent path open?

On second thought, does your car have a cap on the radiator and a separate overflow tank with cap or is it like my BMWs that have no cap on the radiator - the cap is on the coolant resorvoir/overflow tank which is under normal coolant system pressure?
The radiator and tank are separate tanks with separate caps. Only the coolant tank has a cap with a hose that runs to the radiator (but not on the radiator cap).

From me initial call to the mechanic they think its the water pump, or pump housing. I should know more today or tomorrow.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:59 AM   #90
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Luckily, triskaidekaphobia is not one of my issues, actually beginning an epic weekend the last Friday 13th. Good times.
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I channeled my inner king crimson.
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Old 10-31-2017, 04:48 AM   #93
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The radiator and tank are separate tanks with separate caps. Only the coolant tank has a cap with a hose that runs to the radiator (but not on the radiator cap).
Then your overflow tank needs to be vented. Where is the vent path and is it open?

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From me initial call to the mechanic they think its the water pump, or pump housing. I should know more today or tomorrow.
How would any of those items cause the overflow tank to become pressurized?
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The radiator and tank are separate tanks with separate caps. Only the coolant tank has a cap with a hose that runs to the radiator (but not on the radiator cap).
I went out and looked at my wife's Honda CRV and it has a similar arrangement. On the CRV, the overflow tank cap has a plastic nipple in the middle. Once the cap was removed from the tank, the cap will spin freely on the plastic nipple. This loose fit between the cap and the plastic nipple provides the overflow tank vent path. Does your cap spin freely on the plastic nipple? If not, there may be a design/manufacturing issue with your cap (fit too tight).

On the top side of the overflow tank cap nipple, a rubber hose goes to the radiator neck just below the radiator cap. The radiator cap controls the coolant system pressure. If it relieves pressure in the radiator too soon, then too much coolant may be transferred to the overflow tank. Have you ever replaced your radiator cap? If so, with a Honda/Acura OE part?

On the bottom side of the overflow tank cap nipple is another rubber hose that extends to the bottom of the overflow tank when the cap is installed. The purpose of this hose is to dump the hot radiator steam/water overflow mixture below the water line in the overflow tank to condense and cool the mixture. The hose also provides the means for the radiator to suck the overflowed coolant back into the radiator when the temperature drops and pressure in the radiator drops below atmospheric pressure. Does your overflow cap have this hose installed on the inside nipple? If not, that could overheat the top of the overflow tank and possible tighten up the clearance between the cap and nipple blocking the vent path and pressurize the overflow tank. It would also prevent the radiator from pulling the coolant from the overflow tank back into the radiator.
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Any significant issues to worry about with the third gen Dodge Ram 1500 and that Magnum V6 motor?
Well...it's a Dodge. That's a big issue right off the bat, LOL.
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:56 AM   #96
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I saw the truck this weekend. For $3K it was a deal. Hauls an FZ1 quite handily.
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I saw the truck this weekend. For $3K it was a deal. Hauls an FZ1 quite handily.
I heard that the Duke can be quite scary on the track too, for someone not used to the bike!
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I saw the truck this weekend. For $3K it was a deal. Hauls an FZ1 quite handily.
This gentleman is too kind. I think he has the ultimate single bike hauler setup of all time.
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:59 PM   #99
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Is he even around? I put him on ignore after about day 3..
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I heard that the Duke can be quite scary on the track too, for someone not used to the bike!
It's not something you want to jump on and go to right to 11.

I got the tires nice and hot before I let him ride it. He did fine. I think he was scared to hang off because it's kind of a tall bike, but he passed me anyway.
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