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    Re: New man off metoprolol

    My doc had me on both metorpolol and lisinopril. Gave me awful headaches. Had to quit taking them altogether.
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    Re: Where does your dog ride in the vehicle ?

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    Shotgun.
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    Re: You don't have a high speed Internet connection??

    None here. AT&T actually abandoned the land line coming to my area. Got tore up by the county road graders so much that the few people that live out here switched to cell only. Even when it worked,...
  4. Thread: Dog drama

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    Re: Dog drama

    The dog has obviously made up his mind where he wants to live. Respect his decision.452796
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    Re: All around shotgun

    I have several and the favorite is my Remington 1100.
  6. Thread: Shotgun question

    by Trkrd
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    Re: Shotgun question

    I always just "wanted" a side by side also. So I picked up a CAI JW-2000 coach gun. At the time I think it was about $250. Have had it for about 6 years and no complaints. Only mod I made to it was...
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    Re: Testing Voltage Regulator

    I had a similar problem a few years back. I unbolted the regulator from under the dash and discovered some critters had decided to move into it. Gave it a good cleaning and blew it out with the air...
  8. Thread: Town Names

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    Re: Town Names

    Not far from me is a small town called Ink. As the story goes, when they applied for township, The official form specified "Please print in ink".
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    Re: What's your "Go To" search on slow days?

    I "go to" the barn and search for all the tools I've mislaid and never put away.
  10. Re: Do you have plans for your place when you pass away?

    All my belongings, property, etc will be auctioned off and proceeds go to the Humane Society.
  11. Re: Who knew? Reading and actually following the directions does help

    By the time you leaf through the instruction book to find what you need in ENGLISH the blades could be changed and the lawn mowed !
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    Re: Water volume and pressure question

    Being the "cheapo" that I am I only ran 1/2" 250' from pump house to barn. There is more than adequate pressure for garden sprinkling, car washing, etc.
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    Re: Dusk to dawn light to CFL

    I replaced all my Al Gore bulbs(CFL) with LED. Much more efficient and will probably outlast me. I have a 55 watt LED wall pack on the barn that lights up the yard like a stadium.
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    Re: Armadillo Antidote

    I'm just too lazy to stay up all night hunting dillos. I get them during the day. Whenever I find one of their holes, I just light up a "Giant Destroyer" throw it in the hole and cover the entrance....
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    Re: Muffler replacement "glitch"

    I was able to get it done yesterday. After cleaning away the rust from around what was left of the broken studs, I was able to get the vise grips on the 2 innermost studs and work them out...
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    Muffler replacement "glitch"

    Been putting bandaids on my muffler for some time now and seeing I needed to order a new tie rod end from Hoye anyway, thought I'd give the Yannie a treat and get him a new muffler. As you've...
  17. Re: Anyone give up satellite TV for something like Netflix?

    When everything went digital we were too far out to get anything and were not paying the extortion for satellite. No land line, cable, or OTA. When we moved here there was a 10' mesh dish in the...
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    Re: How fast can you lose something??

    All i have to do is put something in a "Safe place" so i'll know where it is. That is almost a guarantee I will never see it again.
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    Re: new member with yanmar problems

    My Yannie hates the cold also. Over the years I have found that there is a "sweet spot" for the throttle that will get her going in the cold almost every time. Any deviation and it's a no-go. Still,...
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    Re: Big prices for little tractors

    You get what you pay for.Our old Yannies are pretty much bullet proof. I wouldn't trade mine for a brand new Chinese anything! I've pushed mine to the limit (and sometimes over) for years and it's...
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    Re: Craigslist chainsaw

    Nice score, you'll love that saw. Everything 2 stroke that I own is Echo and never a hiccup out of any one of them.
  22. Re: Yanmar Green - 40 years and we're right back in style!

    Baby puke green is always in style!!
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    Re: What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    Better lookin' at it than lookin' for it.
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    Re: Once in a lifetime........

    Agree with the previous posts. You need it fixed PROPERLY. A compromised ROPS would void the purpose of having it in the first place. Glad to hear that asteroid missed YOU !
  25. Re: How many have concealed carry permit to carry a gun ?

    I have had my CHCP for about a year now. I paid the fee for a permit to excercise my 2nd amendment right. Considering getting a FOSP next, (freedom of speech permit), so I can open my mouth in public...
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    Re: Shot my neighbors dog

    I'm in that same situation now. Dug a grave for him 2 months ago, but can't get myself to put down my best friend. Vet is out of the question, charges too much and just can't afford it right now.
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    Re: Tactical Shotgun recommendations

    Ditto on the double barrel, just fun to shoot. My "hallway clearer" is a Rem 1100.
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    Re: How big is your phone book??

    Got 17 white pages and 54 yellow. About the size of a Readers digest.
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    Re: quick & fun steel target (standing)

    You guys are having too much fun. I'm jealous, you actually have ammo to play with. If I could find even 1 box of .22 lr I'd be happy.
  30. Thread: New Tooth Bar

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    Re: New Tooth Bar

    I put one on a few years back, don't know how I ever lived without it. I believe it was from Indiana farm supply. 6 teeth (the flat style). I find having the extra length on the bottom of the bucket...
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    Re: ALMOST Stuck in the Mud

    I didn't see your carry-all in the pic. Did you lose your golf bag?
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    Re: 4tnv88 Block Heater

    Soak it for a while with some PB Blaster. The stuff works miracles.
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    Re: 4tnv88 Block Heater

    I took the easy way out. 3 years ago I bought a magnetic block heater, about half the size of a brick and 450 watts, stuck it on the right side of the block, and it's been there ever since. Plug it...
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    Re: Cold weather starting tips

    My old Yannie doesn't like anything under 40 degrees so I got an inexpensive magnetic block heater, 450 watts I think, and stuck it on about 3 yearsago and just left it there. When I need it I will...
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    Price Check Re: Price on Yanmar 240d ?

    I bought my 240D about 4 years ago with FEL for 4K. No regrets!
  36. Thread: 4WD Not working

    by Trkrd
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    Re: 4WD Not working

    Did we take the valuable advice from TBN members, fix our tractor and run away?? A follow up with results helps everyone.
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    Re: YM1700 won't start

    Ditto----NO ETHER!!!
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    Re: YM1700 won't start

    Mine is a bit stubborn in cold weather. What I normally do is hold the decompression lever open and crank it til the oil light goes off, then release the lever. If it doesn't start (most of the time)...
  39. Thread: Pouring footers

    by Trkrd
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    Re: Pouring footers

    Spray sugar water on it if you have to wait some time for another load. A natural retardent that will keep it from drying for quite some time.
  40. Thread: 4WD Not working

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    Re: 4WD Not working

    Any progress :confused:
  41. Thread: 4WD Not working

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    Re: 4WD Not working

    I had this problem last year. The front coupling on mine slides and has a spring behind it to keep it seated securely. All I had to do was a good cleaning and lube and all was good. Just got dirty...
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    Re: How many hours on your Yanmar?

    Hmm....maybe the 720 on my hour meter is correct.
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    Re: How many hours on your Yanmar?

    20 hours since last oil change. Other than that, no clue.
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    Re: Whats the difference between....

    That's a great idea. looks like almost the same size. Cali comes through once again:thumbsup:
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    Re: Whats the difference between....

    That is one SWEEEET looking tractor. Never seen on in pristine shape like that. But, yup that's my drawbar. If anyone has one laying around, I'll gladly relieve you of it. :)
  46. Thread: Winter Projects?

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    Re: Winter Projects?

    My winter project is to just keep the block heater plugged in so my Yammer is always ready to go into the woods and skid out some trees. Cost of living has turned me into a wood junky. Have saved a...
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    Re: The leaks just keep getting worse

    Well I ended up doing like California. Couldn't locate the parts myself so I took one to a shop for repair. It was a little under 40 bucks total and they hooked me up with the seals/o-rings to do the...
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    Re: Whats the difference between....

    Somewhere down the line someone removed mine. I would love to have one but no luck finding one yet. It's not round. Flat on the top and curved on the bottom.
  49. Thread: New Yanmar owner

    by Trkrd
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    Buying Advice Re: New Yanmar owner

    I have the same tractor. With proper maintenance they're practically bullet proof. You'll be impressed with what that little beast can do.
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    Re: The leaks just keep getting worse

    Just got the specs back from Hoye. Thanks so much Aaron.
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    Re: The leaks just keep getting worse

    Thanks for the help. Sounds easy enough. Sent my request to Hoye for the specs. In the meantime, time to break out th PB Blaster and start soaking down the fittings. Looks like the've never been...
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    The leaks just keep getting worse

    My FEL started to drip from 1 of the lift cylinders in the spring. Then the other one, the the curl cylinders. I hate to bannish the poor guy from the barn but he's making a mess of the floor. Anyone...
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    Snow Re: Engine heater YM1700

    I use a 200 watt magnetic block heater I got for under $20. It has a good strong magnet so I just leave it stuck to the block all the time. It doesn't get below 20 deg. here often but the beast...
  54. Thread: Roll Call

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    Re: Roll Call

    Still lurking around TBN, not going anywhere.
  55. Re: Who has the best pole barns Menards Home Depot Lowes Carter in Ohio

    I would call National Barn. They had my 30x50 up and finished in 2 days and did a wonderful job and used quality materials. I've been in ALOT of pole buildings and so far no one can hold a candle to...
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    Re: Anyone collect rainwater.

    In addition to rain barrels for watering, I ran a pipe from my iron filter in the pump house down to the garden. When it regenerates it blows out about 50 gallons of water onto the ground so I...
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    Re: leaking seals on 4 WD

    I tried the stop-leak fix in my 240D and it slowed the leak but didn't stop it. Ordered the seals from Hoye and changed them out. Only took abut an hour and an extremely easy repair. Been a year now...
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    Re: FX 26 D 4wd not working

    I had a similar problem with my 240D except I had a popping noise under load. Turns out the front part of the driveshaft that has a spring-loaded slip joint was just in need of a good cleaning up and...
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    Re: Why is my tractor starting?

    Same oil as always. Rotella 15W30. I did run it pretty hard over the summer. All that excercise must have improved its health.
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    Re: Why is my tractor starting?

    Nothing done lately. Checked fuel filter-all is fine. Just run it and keep the fluids clean. I bought this tractor last fall (2009). Maybe it just spent too much time sitting before it came here and...
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    Why is my tractor starting?

    Going into my 2nd witer winter the 240. Last year anything under 40 degrees and it would not even think about starting unless I used the TS. Even then it was like pulling teeth. This year It'll start...
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    Re: I MUST buy a Yanmar tractor..........

    For some reason my wife didn't find that funny, but I HAVEN'T LAUGHED THAT HARD IN A LONG TIME !! Thanks for that post.
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    Re: Laminate Flooring?

    I put laminate from Sam's Club in my house about 6-7 years ago and love it. The stuff seems indestructible. I threw the scrap in the back of my truck when finished and decided to just leave it there...
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    Re: YM240D Loader Controls

    I have the same tractor and the loader operates identical to California's. Sounds like maybe the hoses got shuffled around during replacement?
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    Re: Carpenter Bees?? Help

    I had them boring into the rafters on my new deck. Needed to put water sealer on the wood anyway so I added a little malathion to the sealer before applying and it seems to have fixed the problem. No...
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    Re: new guy, old questions

    The hour meter on my 240D rolls over at 999, but judging by wear and tear and general condition I would say about 1700 hrs on it. still runs like a top, uses no oil and runs no higher than 170...
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    Re: Need Help With Service Entrance Conductor

    To branch out from the pole to different locations you will need to remove the 200A disconnect and install a 200A main breaker panel (NEMA3R, weatherproof of course). Each branch circuit from there...
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    Re: How far is too far??

    You won't have a problem with what you described. Run a minimum size of #10 copper wire. I would suggest running 240V service. My barn is same distance and I ran a 30 amp, 240V sercice to it from my...
  69. Thread: DR Trimmer

    by Trkrd
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    Re: DR Trimmer

    Agreed, they have incredibly good customer service. I have the same machine that I broke the "Lollipop" on (the pivot that holds the attachments). The customer service rep recommended a local welder...
  70. Re: Replacing the water pump bearings on Yanmar YM2000

    "Chase the hot" = Maybe he's not married ? :D
  71. Thread: 240D Hood

    by Trkrd
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    Re: 240D Hood

    Thanks California, that sounds like a fair offer to make. Not really in the budget right now but who knows when I'll come across another one in good condition again. Before I bought this tractor and...
  72. Thread: 240D Hood

    by Trkrd
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    240D Hood

    I've been keeping a look out for a new hood. Mine is crinkled, bashed and missing headlights. I came across an ad for a YM2000 with a spare hood. I emailed the seller and he is willing to sell the...
  73. Thread: Yamnar hood

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    Yamnar hood

    Looking for YM240 or 2000 hood with straight metal and headlights.
  74. Thread: New Shop ????

    by Trkrd
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    Re: New Shop ????

    After months of research and quotes, I went with National Barn. I went with a 30x50x12. They did an awesome job of building it and by the time all was said and done, with concrete floor, came in well...
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    Re: Yanmar 4WD Tractors

    I've found some good info on this site
    buying a yanmar tractor
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    Re: Bought another Yannie Today

    Congrats on the new boat ! After I first heard a Yanmar tractor run, I put 2 + 2 together and figured out right away that the awful "clank - clank" noise that you hear in movies coming from old...
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    Re: Transmission noise

    Good idea to hold on to it. From everything I've read, the only things moving on the planet after a global armageddon will be cockroaches and Yanmars.:D
  78. Thread: Member status?

    by Trkrd
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    Re: Member status?

    I just noticed that I turned "Bronze" today. WOO HOO !! I'm moving up the food chain !!
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    Re: Transmission noise

    That makes perfect sense,thanks California. When I posted I thought you would be the first to chime in. Don't see many green 240's like ours. Before posting a question I always look/search through...
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    Re: Steel Siding - 26G vs 29G

    I also passed on the insulation, too expensive from the builder. I did have some sweat dripping from the roof, but only until the concrete floor was completely dry. After that no issues whatsoever.
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    Transmission noise

    From time to time I'll either pull or push something that just won't move and when I push in the clutch I'll hear a quick ratcheting sound from the trans. My old IH did the same thing. Is this...
  82. Thread: Need Help Please

    by Trkrd
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    Re: Need Help Please

    Almost everything I need comes in the mail. I too live in the boonies. Can't even find a decent pizza in the nearest town, much less even common parts needed for basic repairs. Guess I'll pull the...
  83. Thread: Need Help Please

    by Trkrd
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    Re: Need Help Please

    The hyd/trans fluid on my 240 was also coffee colored from living outside (previous owner). Finally fot it clean after 3 drain and fills with new fluid. However I didn't remove the filter screen for...
  84. Thread: More land

    by Trkrd
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    Re: More land

    I passed on the adjoining 10 acres to my property and will regret it for a long long time. The resulting neighbor decided to build their house (shack) 10' from my property line which resulted in me...
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    Re: How to get more bucket curl?

    Have any pics?
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    Re: Best time for gravel?

    I use road base here and have been very pleased with it. I do wait till dry weather because I pay by the ton. Water + dust/dirt = less volume when buying. Why pay more for less ?
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    Re: W. R. Long Inc. Free Tooth Bar

    And the winner is.......??
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    Re: How to get more bucket curl?

    By the way it is a YFL240 loader.
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    How to get more bucket curl?

    I was wondering if anyone has come up with a way to get a bit more back curl in their bucket. The pic in my avatar has it curled back as far as it will go with hyd. cylinders flat against the FEL...
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    Re: Tractor Hauling company

    I'm with California, The price was right, needed a little TLC and I ended up with a TANK. Not sure about the original hours but I can tell it has alot of life left in it. Also looks as if left...
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    Re: question about tracked vehicle

    Back in my younger "off road days" I remember reading about a differential that had an electrically actuated diff lock. Was quite a while ago but I'd bet they're still around. I'm sure a Google...
  92. Thread: what size tires?

    by Trkrd
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    Tractor Sizing Re: what size tires?

    That thing in the seat grabbed my attention. I'd have that poltergeist removed before anything else :eek:
  93. Thread: Gardening

    by Trkrd
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    Re: Gardening

    I'm a little north of you, and not the gardener of the family (just run the plow and tiller). The wife already has our house looking like a green house. Can't sit down without moving a plant of some...
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    Re: Seriously thinking about 1510D

    Be it a good or bad experience, that's why we post here - to learn from each other.
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    Re: Diff lock operation

    After a look at the diagram California posted, it all makes sense to me now. Resembles front hub locks on a 4WD vehicle. Will require a little movement to engage completely. I messed around with it a...
  96. Thread: 12v wire splice

    by Trkrd
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    Re: 12v wire splice

    They work great, use them all the time. Just mash that metal clip in with channel locks or slip joint pliers and snap the plastc insulator over it and you're good to go.
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    Re: Diff lock operation

    The few times I tried it was rolling. It (the pedal) would not go all the way down at first so I babied it, keeping just a little pressure on it until it engaged. Does this sound right? I just like...
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    Re: Diff lock operation

    Hmmm......1 vote rolling, 1 vote standstill:confused:
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    Diff lock operation

    Since owning my 240D I have only used the diff lock once or twice, mainly just use 4wd in the slippery stuff. With all the precipitation here lately things are getting quite sloppy and locking the...
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    Re: W. R. Long Inc. Free Tooth Bar

    I registered. I am seriously shopping for a TB and the wife is not too happy about that. FREE would be a much better alternative than the dog house.:)
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