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Posted January 01, 2016 - 09:25 PM

Glad to hear you had a great day Daniel. Grass sure is green up there. Sounds like a restful day for sure..
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Posted January 01, 2016 - 10:06 PM

All is looking good!

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Posted January 02, 2016 - 07:06 AM

Dan, your as bad as I am, you just can't relax and do nothing can you LOL.
Those little diggers sure are handy for sure, but one thing I all ways noticed was how whipped I was after a day in the operators seat of one! Your constantly getting bucked for and act an it gets old after a few hours. But it sure beats a shovel and grub hoe!
Best wishes for the new year Dan and family.
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Posted January 02, 2016 - 12:16 PM

Had to order all the parts for Steve's truck, and won't be in till Tuesday.  So I drove my truck just down the road to my logging neighbor and picked up about 40 gallons of waste oil for my shop heater.  Then I drove my Jeep Cherokee into the shop to check why I have no rear wiper.  Wiper motor assembly is out, but time for lunch, so it has to wait a bit.


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Posted January 02, 2016 - 02:41 PM

 Then I drove my Jeep Cherokee into the shop to check why I have no rear wiper.  Wiper motor assembly is out,

Don't back up on rainy days.   :poke:


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Posted January 02, 2016 - 02:51 PM

Don't back up on rainy days.   :poke:

LOL...but it's fixed now.  Shaft was tight, so I had to melt the solder on the motor to get the electronic board out of the way.  Cleaned shaft, and replaced the o-ring shaft seal with an o-ring I had to grind the side smaller to fit, resoldered, back together, and working like a new one!  A little over an hour's work and saved $60 on an aftermarket one, going on $100 for OEM.  I also repaired a bad plug connection on the high speed heater blower connection.  But with the driver's door just open a few minutes, the battery just barely fired her up.  I've noticed it dragging lately.  I called Autozone where I bought the battery and it's been 5 years already, but still has a tad of warranty.  Still high, but they all are.  It'll knock off $24 off price of a new one, so gonna go get one SOON! 


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Posted January 02, 2016 - 04:28 PM

$24 is better then nothing! :smilewink:


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Posted January 02, 2016 - 05:33 PM

Well, for just $10 more than the discounted Autozone battery, I can get a 5yr warranted battery at Wally World (AZ is 2 yr now) and it also has 800CCA instead of just 660, so I think I'll get it instead.

  Got the waste oil pumped into my heater supply tank and it's full to the top now....270 gallons.


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Posted January 02, 2016 - 05:47 PM

All set for winter!  :thumbs:  When we had to replace the Battery in the granddaughters car I think we went with Wally World to for the same reason.


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Posted January 02, 2016 - 05:49 PM

I'd opt for the bigger battery! Glad you have the heater topped off! Now you can run it all you want.


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Posted January 02, 2016 - 08:06 PM

I believe now when you buy a 5 year battery for instance that it is no pro-rate. Even if it dies a month before the warranty runs out it's 100% replacement on all automotive batteries. Your new one should have this new warranty protection.

 

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Posted January 02, 2016 - 08:31 PM

I believe now when you buy a 5 year battery for instance that it is no pro-rate. Even if it dies a month before the warranty runs out it's 100% replacement on all automotive batteries. Your new one should have this new warranty protection.

 

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The Everstart Max at Walmart is 3 year free replacement, and the remaining 2 years is pro-rated.


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Posted January 03, 2016 - 03:41 PM

The Everstart Max at Walmart is 3 year free replacement, and the remaining 2 years is pro-rated.

You may need it. We had to replace the 3 yrs Max start in the wife's Libby once already 2 yrs in. The put analyzer it, then pulled new one off the shelf, no questions asked. New one has 2 1/2 yrs, it's starting to drag as its getting cold. 


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Posted January 03, 2016 - 03:58 PM

You may need it. We had to replace the 3 yrs Max start in the wife's Libby once already 2 yrs in. The put analyzer it, then pulled new one off the shelf, no questions asked. New one has 2 1/2 yrs, it's starting to drag as its getting cold. 

I put Maxx batteries in both my truck & Cherokee this morning.  Much faster cranking!  Very few batteries seem to make it through warranty periods it seems.


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Posted January 03, 2016 - 03:59 PM

I have to fix the rear wiper on CherryBerry. When we were in Boone it rained and we were dirt roads and I turned it on. It wouldn't shut off. I finally unplugged the motor. 


Edited by UncleWillie, January 03, 2016 - 04:00 PM.

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