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Old 04-08-2017, 07:12 PM   #111
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I found that stuffing old couch cushions in between the lift and the door stopped most of the noise on the older lifts. They sound like a traveling pile of scrap.
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:13 PM   #112
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May try that, Robin.

Since I ran it out of fuel recently and had a $10 off card for O'reillys, I got a new fuel filter, some "bug remover" washer fluid, some Diesel Kleen, and some diesel specific cooling system additive.
Added a quart and a half of oil to bring it up to perfect level this am.
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The old filter was pretty nasty, as was expected. Looks like sludge, gunk, and algae are covering the element pretty well.
Drove it down the road to the Citgo that has diesel for $2.40/gallon and filled it up after adding a nice dose of Diesel Kleen.
She's purring like a kitten, as usual.
Having a jug of diesel on hand was sure nice when it came time to put the new filter in!
Roxy cleaned all the windows inside with Invisible Glass, and swept the floors.

Can't wait to see if there's any noticeable difference from the coolant additive. I doubt it, but it was a quart low anyhow and that's how much came in the bottle.

Next on the list of maintenance stuff this week or next weekend will be greasing all the fittings all under the bus and maybe a new air filter. I'm planning on doing a full oil change in about 1000 miles, but maybe sooner since summer is here. Been topping off with Rotella. Will probably go with Rural King stuff I've got gallons of when I do change it out.
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:40 PM   #114
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when i get back there, I'll adjust your fan clutch temp down to the lowest setting so it should spin more... you also can probably go 25/75 on your coolant / water mix too being in florida.. people report decent cooling gains by having more distilled water vs coolant in mainly hot weather climates...

im going to test the cold-worthiness of various mix levels before i refill mine.. i havent flushed it yet as i want coolant in the engine until im ready to put it back together so i dont have rusting in the engine.. im going to garden hose flush the system, then put some food colors in my jugs of distilled.. and pour those in various places of the engine till i see the red / pink color run out and assume im close enough to being distilled vs tap water.. then mix my coolant in till i reach the hygrometer reading ...
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I've seen people use 100% coolant. It didn't turn out well.
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:55 PM   #116
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I've seen people use 100% coolant. It didn't turn out well.

it doesnt.. pure water doesnt turn out well either... from a corrosion standpoint ..
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when i get back there, I'll adjust your fan clutch temp down to the lowest setting so it should spin more... you also can probably go 25/75 on your coolant / water mix too being in florida.. people report decent cooling gains by having more distilled water vs coolant in mainly hot weather climates...

im going to test the cold-worthiness of various mix levels before i refill mine.. i havent flushed it yet as i want coolant in the engine until im ready to put it back together so i dont have rusting in the engine.. im going to garden hose flush the system, then put some food colors in my jugs of distilled.. and pour those in various places of the engine till i see the red / pink color run out and assume im close enough to being distilled vs tap water.. then mix my coolant in till i reach the hygrometer reading ...
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Oh, yeah man here in FL I've always ran something like 75/25 h2o/antifreeze.
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Oh, yeah man here in FL I've always ran something like 75/25 h2o/antifreeze.
that shorty is probably 50/50 as it comes from COlorado... even in ohio you can typically run 25/75.
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that shorty is probably 50/50 as it comes from COlorado... even in ohio you can typically run 25/75.
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It was a couple quarts low, so was topped off with distilled when I got it. Its always been about a quart low, but within the normal range so todays additive topped it off perfectly.

I may do a full flush here before too long, just for the hell of it. But I wanted to see what the miracle coolant additive would do for now.
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I got some too as well, we need to make your fan spin if it doesn't already.
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