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Unread 05-28-2013, 10:00 AM   #11191
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I've had gas grill cooked stuff, I think it tastes just fine Something fun about cooking with charcoal though Waiting for it to heat up gives you a chance to enjoy a beer or two

I'd like one that I could use either gas or charcoal. When I just want to quick cook something (like a pizza) or re-heat some leftovers back up, just turn on the gas. I don't have A/C in the house, and during the summer turning on the oven (or even the toaster oven) to re-heat something starts to warm up the house. I don't want to build a charcoal fire every time I need to re-heat something. I don't like using the microwave, things get soggy, haha!

Actually, the only thing I really use my microwave for is defrosting burritos, then I cook them in the toaster oven. I should get rid of the microwave, I could use the extra counter space!

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Unread 05-28-2013, 10:26 AM   #11192
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I've had gas grill cooked stuff, I think it tastes just fine Something fun about cooking with charcoal though Waiting for it to heat up gives you a chance to enjoy a beer or two I'd like one that I could use either gas or charcoal. When I just want to quick cook or re-heat something back up, just turn on the gas. I don't have A/C in the house, and during the summer turning on the oven (or even the toaster oven) to re-heat something starts to warm up the house. I don't want to build a charcoal fire every time I need to re-heat something. I don't like using the microwave, things get soggy, haha!

Actually, the only thing I really use my microwave for is defrosting burritos, then I cook them in the toaster oven. I should get rid of the microwave, I could use the extra space!
I have a gas/ charcoal combo grill with a side burner from Lowe's that sits on my patio. It wasn't very expensive. I also have a smoker, which works as a charcoal grill as well. I hear what your saying, sometimes ill even cook my breakfast on the grill.

A buddy took a old forklift propane tank and tuned it into a cool little bbq. He mounted it to a homemade swing away on the back of his motor home.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 10:40 AM   #11193
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Anyone want a cute little Queensland Heeler colored puppy? My girlfriends neighbors dogs had it and she left it our yard. Nice dog. A little scared of the world. Probably hasn't gotten much attention from the neighbors.

Edit: We brought her back and they said they have 5 more that they need to find homes for. 3 boys and 2 girls so spread the word.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 02:23 PM   #11194
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That's a cool looking pup. Too bad my yard isn't fenced yet.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 02:35 PM   #11195
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That's a cool looking pup. Too bad my yard isn't fenced yet.
Yeah. I don't think they are getting much attention up there. She was scared and hid. Every puppy I've ever came in contact with loved being help and scratched an whatnot. Not that little girl.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 09:15 PM   #11196
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The ball joints came in today! So I'm planning on calling in sick *caugh caugh* tomorrow to put them on

I got home early enough tonight that I got the driver's side installed, but I think I did something wrong with putting the locking hubs back together, there's a little groove in the outer axle shaft where the final spacer and snap ring are supposed to go, and I can't get them in there, there's not enough room. And the tire is difficult to spin (probalby twice as much friction as the passenger side, which I haven't touched yet). I'm not sure if that's from the brakes being put back on, or if I tightened something to much in the hub. Probably something in the hub, since obviously it's not right, can't get the snap ring and spacer on.

(edit) I just had a thought, I might be able to tap the axle shaft out a bit, I'll give that a try in the morning. And also just pull off the brake caliper and see if the axle spins as free as I think it should. Then I'll know if it's the brakes or not that's providing to much friction. I didn't press the brake piston in when I put the caliper back on. Probably should have.

But the ball joints themselves, were pretty easy. It took some huge force to get the old ones off (I had to use a 3 foot pipe on my breaker bar!), getting the new ones seated wasn't all that bad. Probably took me 2 hours, which probably isn't to bad for my first time doing any of that (and I work slow, always do, haha!)
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Unread 05-28-2013, 09:57 PM   #11197
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Take the other selectable hub apart and take pictures as you take each part off. Did you adjust the wheelbearings properly?
You do not use unit wheelbearings anymore do you with those Warn hubs?
On my D60 the selectable hub assembly installation is pretty self explanatory.
If need be post a pic of how the axle shaft sits in the Inner and outer C and of the hub
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Unread 05-28-2013, 10:05 PM   #11198
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I checked the passenger side, just pulled the hub cover off, and I have everything in the right order. After searching around on the internet, I found an article (STU) that states if you can't get the snap ring and spacer on the axle shaft, you have to pry the entire axle shaft outwards a bit with a crowbar. So apparently that's all I have to do to get the snap ring on. I'll give that a try in the morning Hopfully that's it, that would make me feel alot better about myself

As for the wheel bearings, I'm not sure. They look like this:





I tightened the first "nut" after the outer wheel bearing fairly snug, then backed off and got it hand tight (by gripping the hub socket with my hands, not using a wrench). I think i remember that's how Blaine originally installed them, I could be not remembering it correctly though, haha! And then the final nut is very tight, I don't know if it's 150 pounds or not (my torque wrench doesn't go that high) I'm going to grab a loaner torque wrench from pep boys and torque them down properly when it's all done.

And I'll push the piston back into the brake caliper before putting it back on again, that might be the source of the extra friction while spinning the wheel.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 10:27 PM   #11199
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I checked the passenger side, just pulled the hub cover off, and I have everything in the right order. After searching around on the internet, I found an article (STU) that states if you can't get the snap ring and spacer on the axle shaft, you have to pry the entire axle shaft outwards a bit with a crowbar. So apparently that's all I have to do to get the snap ring on. I'll give that a try in the morning Hopfully that's it, that would make me feel alot better about myself

As for the wheel bearings, I'm not sure. They look like this:





I tightened the first "nut" after the outer wheel bearing fairly snug, then backed off and got it hand tight (by gripping the hub socket with my hands, not using a wrench). I think i remember that's how Blaine originally installed them, I could be not remembering it correctly though, haha! And then the final nut is very tight, I don't know if it's 150 pounds or not (my torque wrench doesn't go that high) I'm going to grab a loaner torque wrench from pep boys and torque them down properly when it's all done.

And I'll push the piston back into the brake caliper before putting it back on again, that might be the source of the extra friction while spinning the wheel.
Wheelbearing adjustment sounds about right. pry the discbrake pads away from the rotor a bit and see if the the rotor turns freely
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Unread 05-28-2013, 11:22 PM   #11200
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I'll post up my results after I have a crack at it tomorrow morning. *caugh* *caugh* I feel sick and can't come into work
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Unread 05-29-2013, 10:02 AM   #11201
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Yea.... I'm a complete idiot. haha!

The brakes were dragging, that's what was the additional friction. And the axle shaft just needed the slightest pry with a crow bar to push it out, it perfectly aligns with the spacer and snapring now

WEE!!!! Now on to the next side, now that I know what I'm doing, haha! I'll be done before lunch.... I'm just gonna enjoy the rest of the day.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 12:13 PM   #11202
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Got the other side done, it's alot more solid feeling now! I still have a SLIGHT something going on at about 40-45mph, a ti feels like it wants to start a slight shimmy in the wheel, but no where near what it was before.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 04:16 PM   #11203
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Hey Gary, what are you doin right now?
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Unread 05-30-2013, 06:47 PM   #11204
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Hey Gary, what are you doin right now?
He was driving his Jeep into Phelan this morning. Ha.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 07:02 PM   #11205
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He was driving his Jeep into Phelan this morning. Ha.
Speaking of which, I saw Ron driving into Phelan the other day, he was coming up the 138. Dude's got a pretty much bone stock WJ with a helicopter landing pad on top of it. I'm sure you've seen him around town a few times. I see him driving around every once in a while. He's easy to spot on the road, he's the only guy with a massive 5000lb roof rack on his vehicle.

What about you? What are you doing right now?
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