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Posted January 11, 2014 - 03:31 PM

That is probably your best decision in a while. Get some rest and let the world go by!


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 04:59 PM

Glad you're back in the saddle some, it taking today off is a good idea. Hope the rest is recuperative.
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Posted January 11, 2014 - 05:02 PM

Enjoy your rest. you earned it.


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 07:38 PM

Time off is good. I only had to work from my motel room. Spent the rest of the day with my family
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Posted January 12, 2014 - 03:28 PM

Enjoy ur time off

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Posted January 12, 2014 - 03:46 PM

Enjoy ur time off

You're too late...back on the clock today.  But Sunday is "do only what has to be done day", so it's been an easy one so far.  After morning milking I ate breakfast, then took a 2 hour nap.  It's been a bit over 2 weeks since I got the flu, and I guess it's still got me pulled down.  Then I went & cleaned up one corner of the shop, & fed a roll of hay.  Getting set to feed silage, then milk the cows.


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Posted January 13, 2014 - 03:35 PM

It never stops around here.  My Jeep Grand Cherokee has been acting up, and now it dies at times.  I believe the fuel pump is going out.  Been down this road before.  My first Grand's pump went out, costing me $315 just for the part and that was 8+ years ago.   The pump went out on this one several years ago, but I still had the old totaled Cherokee with the newer pump in it, so I swapped it out.  Now it's going out, but I bought a used Cherokee planning to fix it for my daughter, but it's trans was bad, so I kept it for parts, then scrapped the totaled one.  This one is supposed to have a fairly new fuel pump in it, so I'll swap pumps yet again.  I am always dealing with things breaking no matter how I try to avoid it.  Oh well, at least I have a Cherokee for parts.


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Posted January 13, 2014 - 03:49 PM

At least this repair is only going to cost you time and not money for a pump, sorry to that!


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Posted January 13, 2014 - 03:58 PM

At least this repair is only going to cost you time and not money for a pump, sorry to that!

 

It's ok, I'm starting to get used to it!  :smilewink:   At least I'm feeling a little better each day.  Gonna park the Jeep in the shop to let it drip dry, then drop the tank tomorrow.  Been raining most of the day & still is.  Getting ready to feed silage in a few minutes.


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Posted January 13, 2014 - 04:30 PM

Have fun fighting with tank straps.  Worst part of those jobs is usually dropping the tank. 

My luck when I have to do a fuel pump I just filled it up.


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Posted January 13, 2014 - 06:30 PM

What year jeeps are you working on?



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Posted January 14, 2014 - 09:42 AM

Sorry for the fuel pump, at least you got a back up.

I did a similar thing to my Tahoe over weekend, old straight pipes rusted off, pulled the old muffler exhast back out of barn loft and welded back on, no money to put my straight pipes back on.

I hate a quiet vehicle, :wallbanging:  I'm a redneck for pete's sake! :D


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 10:14 AM

How do you get away with a straight pipe in this day and age?  When I was a kid (teen) I put a set of straight pipes on my car.  Didn't last long before I was pulled over,  car was impounded, I went to juvenile detention.  I was also skipping school with my girl friend, her mom bailed us out and also got the charges dropped on the condition I put stock pipes back on. :wallbanging: :wallbanging: :wallbanging:


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 01:28 PM

My current truck is running a straight pipe.  Didn't start out that way, but now it is.  The dual out muffler rotted out, so I put a splitter where the muffler was and had 2 pipes bent and dump out on either side by the bed/cab split.

 

It freaking ROARS!  The last mine I was at had a rather long hill that went down to the parking lot.  I loved to put it in tow/haul mode, rev it up to about 4 grand and left off the gas, it will cackle and back fire all the way down the hill.  Good for a hoot.

 

I got pulled over once.  As the cop was telling me my truck was too loud he was drowned out by 3 harleys going down the road.  I asked him if they were too loud?  Because they are louder than my truck.  He crumpled up the ticket he was writing and left. 


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 06:53 PM

Worked on my Jeep all afternoon, but no improvement, still stalled, recovered, then just a short way further died.  Started right back up, then drove 10 miles home perfect, but it'll do it again.  Then fed silage & one of my inside patches on the wagon bottom peeled loose.  Gotta patch it asap.  But tomorrow I have to go get a new well pump bladder tank, then go by Modern Steel & get them to bend me a replacement floor for the silage wagon.  Likely I'll rent a wagon for a couple weeks so I can take my time & get the new floor in right. Plus slow & easy is lots safer when dealing with heavy sheets of metal.

  The only thing that has went to the positive side is I got my newest computer going again, but not without getting a huge headache from issues with that....but it's going at least.


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