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by Wiley
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: CHASSIS
Topic: HELP??? Crunching Noises front right wheel AWD
Replies: 16
Views: 5031

Re: HELP??? Crunching Noises front right wheel AWD

Excellent, thanks Herbie.
by Wiley
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: CHASSIS
Topic: HELP??? Crunching Noises front right wheel AWD
Replies: 16
Views: 5031

Re: HELP??? Crunching Noises front right wheel AWD

Now I trust the Astro to go off roading to try out the 30" Cooper tires. My 3,42 axle ratio really needs to be re geared to 3.73 or even 4.10. For a 30" tire, I'd definitely go 4.10. That's right about the height I've got (~29.5") and it's just about perfect. My highway cruising is still at a decen...
by Wiley
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Need little help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

Re: Need little help!

Welcome to the site rockiesmike, did you have a question looks like you only quoted my old post, you did not add anything. If you d have a question I doubt I remember, but I am sure collectively someone here can figure it out. Good news, my solder job on the orange wire has held all these years lol.
by Wiley
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: anyone interested in promoting the site?
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: anyone interested in promoting the site?

If you do stickers do them quickly, taking the van back to Mexico, maybe even Central and South America, I will show off a sticker across continents.
by Wiley
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fell
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fel

Sounds like you got it on your own but sometimes being able to talk it out through the forum is helpful!! Ryan Oh man I feel like an idiot now that I understand what was wrong vs doing it correctly, it felt a million times safer today. You are right, I needed to step away and get a better understan...
by Wiley
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fell
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fel

OK, thank you all for the help! I now have the original leaf spring back on, lowered the van, and will now go crank down on the nuts/bolts. Appreciate the help, I hope future noobs can learn from my ignorance. With a stand under my hitch it was a million times better, I only put the original back af...
by Wiley
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fell
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fel

Plan is to use the wheel as a base to the small bottle jack to lift the body, an idea from 97cargocrawlers on the other forum. That will enable me to lift the body from the side that is missing a wheel, pushing it towards the side that has the wheel attached, obviously much safer. Jacking from the h...
by Wiley
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fell
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fel

Thank you sir, just seeing a reply has me feeling a bit better. My plan for attempt #3 is to get everything setup, and put the 1 good jack stand under the axle rather than the bottle jack, and laying the wheel under the body in case it goes again. But really it is the hi-lift that is causing the iss...
by Wiley
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fell
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fell

Problem is I am in BAJA, I removed the spring before it fell and am supposed to be out of this airbnb Sunday. No idea what I am going to do as I am a good 4 hours from home so no idea on even how to tow it anywhere, San Quintin is probably the closest city if anyone knows of specific towing options....
by Wiley
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: Quality, experience with billet aluminum distributor?
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Re: Quality, experience with billet aluminum distributor?

I have no experience with any aside from what is sold at the local auto parts store, but for after market Skip White distributors have a good reputation on this and the other Astro forum, so I would take a look at one of those as well. Thx. Checked them out and it looks like they don’t sell the pan...
by Wiley
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: Quality, experience with billet aluminum distributor?
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Re: Quality, experience with billet aluminum distributor?

I have no experience with any aside from what is sold at the local auto parts store, but for after market Skip White distributors have a good reputation on this and the other Astro forum, so I would take a look at one of those as well.
by Wiley
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: WANTED!
Topic: Looking for a new van.
Replies: 31
Views: 8661

Re: Looking for a new van.

Pics man pics. A couple months ago I looked long and hard at buying a new express before deciding I am just going to save my money and take my motorcycle south of the border for my next big trip, but damn it is hard to find an Astro replacement. Now all these manufacturers are trying to push out the...
by Wiley
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: oil cooler manifold and line removal
Replies: 46
Views: 21006

Re: oil cooler manifold and line removal

timelessbeing wrote:For the record, I took the lines (which were in good condition) out of the van and cleaned them up, cut the crimps off, and replaced them with hose clamps (doubled up) and put them back in. I never had a problem again.
Same \:D/
by Wiley
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: oil leak

:bounce: Nice!
by Wiley
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: oil leak

I was able to take the clip off, and reclip it which solved my problem, but it could also be a hairline crack on the radiator itself which would mean replacing the radiator....so I suggest you take off the clip as they sometimes get loose. I didn't have to replace any orings or seals, I was able to ...