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Old 01-16-2016, 01:15 PM   #1361
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Do you know about how much length of chain there is on the Toyota version? I'm wondering if it would extend far enough for my application. Need to measure mine anyway.

And I'll second the chain over cable for anything as heavy as what I'm dealing with.
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:22 PM   #1362
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I dont, its snowing and I'm not wanting to be THAT helpful today, lol. Its pretty long. I am sure its the same version for the 4wd vehicles, which are taller. You could always add some length by welding another piece of chain on or fabricating the piece that goes under the tire, easy enough.

To lift/lower it is just that slot. You could use some rod or square tubing and make a handle. Piece or rebar would work nice, bent as a crank handle.
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Old 01-16-2016, 02:32 PM   #1363
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Thanks OPUS...I just jumped on the Pathfinder version. A little modding will make it consistent with everything else on this beastie.
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Old 01-16-2016, 03:09 PM   #1364
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Great, look forward to seeing it all together.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:44 AM   #1365
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Drilling Scary Holes --- Howdy All...finally got around to installing a new bung in my oil pan for the turbo to drain into. The old location going into the engine block would not work given the new motor mounts, new remote oil filter and a host of other things crammed into that area so I had to get creative.

Had a chunk of steel machined to accept the press fit end of a Cummins stainless turbo drain line, drilled a 1-1/4" hole in the side of the pan, then welded that puppy in place. Hmmmm...for some reason it doesn't sound nearly as scary when I write it out.


The freshly scrubbed pan and new bung (cleaning off the old gasket was a beotch!)


What the heck...this spot ought'a do.


At least now it won't run onto the ground...I hope.


Not my prettiest weld ever, but the one on the inside is perfect...really it is.
And being thoroughly in-confident that the press fit will stay put...I also welded a little machine screw in place that will allow me to safety wire the drain line to the bung to help keep it all together.

This was just a test fit. Still need to touch up the paint, prep the new gasket, bolt the pan on, safety wire the tube and something else...oh yeah...put 10 quarts of oil back in.

ONWARD!
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:25 AM   #1366
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You chose Flex hose instead of stainless steel braided, why? I'm only 1/2 cup of coffee into the day, so be gentle.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:36 AM   #1367
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Good question. The only braided flex hose I could find was only rated to 250 degrees and I had read about similar hose collapsing over on the 4BT Swap forum. The Cummins flex stainless is made for this task and it ain't gonna' melt.
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I knew you had a reason. Yeah, lets do without the collapse!
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Found a new Shorty I want!


And an AWESOME color..."Prairie Gold"
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