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by ihatemybike
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Gary Jablonski
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

Re: Gary Jablonski

RIP Gary
by ihatemybike
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Topic: 1999 astro dead
Replies: 9
Views: 3551

Re: 1999 astro dead

It stinks of gas. So I got gas. That doesn't mean squat. If the pump isn't pressurizing the fuel enough, the vehicle won't start. I've used pumps that wouldn't start the vehicle any longer to pump out the tank before putting in the new pump. Replace with ACDelco/Delphi pumps only, unless you really...
by ihatemybike
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: TOWING
Topic: Transmission oil Cooler..
Replies: 1
Views: 1487

Re: Transmission oil Cooler..

Plate style is better than tube style. I don't know brands as I usually just pull them at the junk yard and flush them out.
by ihatemybike
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: COOLING
Topic: Water pump and fan clutch?
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

Re: Water pump and fan clutch?

I've replaced a couple water pumps, never replaced the fan clutch.
by ihatemybike
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: CLIMATE CONTROL
Topic: Rear heat pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 1966

Re: Rear heat pipes

Boneyards will be the best chance. You might find them on a van that lead an easy life. I pulled fuel lines this way. The other way would be to trim the lines back to good material, flare them, then clamp appropriate heat and pressure rated hose in place of the corroded line. I did this with the tra...
by ihatemybike
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: No brakes or powersteering
Replies: 14
Views: 5086

Re: No brakes or powersteering

Also, please teach yourself braking via:
engine braking by downshifting
and
shifting into neutral/using the e-brake
by ihatemybike
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: No brakes or powersteering
Replies: 14
Views: 5086

Re: No brakes or powersteering

No power steering or brakes? That indicates a problem in the power steering / brake hydroboost system. Usually low fluid or bad pump. I replaced all the brake lines on my 1999, bled with the engine running and they were decent. I then went and did some hard braking on gravel to get the ABS to kick i...
by ihatemybike
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: ASV Outdoors & Camping
Topic: My personal DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE ... Pacific NW firt,
Replies: 14
Views: 5317

Re: My personal DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE ... Pacific NW f

Can't say that I'm a fan of the bumper/brush guard design, but it does look like it will get the job done.
by ihatemybike
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: My first Safari: suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 2838

Re: My first Safari: suggestions?

Note: It's common for the fuel OEM pumps to last around 100k. I'd swap in a fresh one and call it done for the next 100k miles. Be advised, cheap aftermarket pumps are just that. Cheap and have been know to need replacing in as little as 15k miles.
by ihatemybike
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: ASV Outdoors & Camping
Topic: My personal DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE ... Pacific NW firt,
Replies: 14
Views: 5317

Re: My personal DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE ... Pacific NW f

Words cannot describe how cool I think this is.

My wife and I dream of ditching the house and roaming. I'm gung-ho for a RTW trip, where she seems she'd just be happy tooling around North America.
by ihatemybike
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: STARTING ISSUES
Topic: Another no start -- 1999 Astro
Replies: 5
Views: 2919

Re: Another no start -- 1999 Astro

Fuel in the return line means nothing.

1996 and later vans need 58-64 psi to start and will run in the mid to upper 50s.

I'd swap the filter and if it still has trouble check the fuel psi.
by ihatemybike
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: MEMBER'S VANS PICTURE/VIDEO POST
Topic: 2004 Unicorn
Replies: 1
Views: 2302

Re: 2004 Unicorn

Looks like a nice find
by ihatemybike
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: STARTING ISSUES
Topic: Another no start -- 1999 Astro
Replies: 5
Views: 2919

Re: Another no start -- 1999 Astro

What brand fuel pump did you buy?
Did you replace the fuel filter?
Have you hooked a fuel pressure gauge up to it?
Have you inspected the gear/bushing on the distributor?
What brand cap/rotor did you use?
by ihatemybike
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )
Replies: 18
Views: 8948

Re: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )

doyoulikeithere wrote:I would way rather find another 1987, 4.3, 5 speed shorty in really good shape.
Found a Safari
http://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/5464388703.html
by ihatemybike
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 308562

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Spent 6 hours driving it around for Uber yesterday, made $120 before taxes.