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oricha1984 07-26-2018 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackJohn (Post 282805)
Raul, check the coolant. soon and get it filled so that bottle is at the max hot level. Just pour premixed antifreeze, 50/50 likely but Dexcool from GMotors.

star finding out the oil leak and clean up small areas as you go. Tighten clamps etc, check wiring to the best of your ability and becareful of your pinkies ffs.....


John

Since everything is leaking.
For now, I'll just keep all fluids topped off with what ever is cheaper/adequate from orally/AutoZone.

Step One. get rid of the infestation and strip down to metal and plastic inside.

Step Two. Address all leaks. Flush/change all fluids.

Step Three. Treat all rust spots.

Anything else you guys can think of. Shoot away!

BlackJohn 07-26-2018 10:09 PM

Brakes, wipers and light checks and or inspections.
You will be transporting precious cargo, no?



John

oricha1984 07-26-2018 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackJohn (Post 282815)
Brakes, wipers and light checks and or inspections.
You will be transporting precious cargo, no?



John

No precious cargo in there until that thing is more reliable.

But yes, long list of things to check / repair.

oricha1984 07-27-2018 07:48 PM

Back doors don't open.
I press on the outside noob and it feels loose (as if not connected to the mechanism)
I looked inside but didn't see any handle.

Any suggestions to get it oppened ?

BlackJohn 07-27-2018 09:21 PM

[QUOTE=oricha1984;282951]Back doors don't open.
I press on the outside noob and it feels loose (as if not connected to the mechanism)
I looked inside but didn't see any handle.

Any suggestions to get it oppened ?[/QUOTE


Give us pics inside and out. You must be able to open from the inside. Likely the rod has dropped down inside the door and needs connecting to the handle.


Or a big can opener might do it.
Check online for video on how the door works and to repair.



John

oricha1984 07-27-2018 09:28 PM

[/QUOTE
Give us pics inside and out.
John[/QUOTE]
Yeah, my bad. I'll make a video or pictures from now on when ever I encounter a problem.
[/QUOTE
Check online for video on how the door works and to repair.
John[/QUOTE]
Already on it. Planning on removing the inner panels.


Started removing rug on side doors.
Also that break fluid looks nasty!

oricha1984 07-27-2018 09:30 PM

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oricha1984 07-28-2018 05:53 PM

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Some patch work... this will do until I can get to it.
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oricha1984 07-28-2018 05:55 PM

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Had some time in the middle of the day and got to work on the passenger seat area.Attachment 24575

oricha1984 07-29-2018 05:24 PM

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I come to work on the van after work and ... Florida weather...Attachment 24606

o1marc 07-29-2018 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by oricha1984 (Post 283340)
I come to work on the van after work and ... Florida weather...Attachment 24606

Just wait 10 minutes, it'll stop

EastCoastCB 07-29-2018 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by oricha1984 (Post 283340)
I come to work on the van after work and ... Florida weather...Attachment 24606

Welcome to my world!
I've got THREE buses to work on, around 80 yards to mow, and every minute I have to spare it seems to be raining!

oricha1984 07-29-2018 09:45 PM

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Finally stopped raining and I was able to get some work done.
Also, I found the computer ;-)
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oricha1984 07-30-2018 08:14 PM

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Decided to drop the driver and passenger seat in bleach water.
Decontamination 101Attachment 24617Attachment 24618

oricha1984 07-30-2018 08:27 PM

engine
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE4tSdS4Y88

oricha1984 07-30-2018 08:33 PM

hose leak
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NNSFjcPJ4E

I need help with this one.
Location: on the driver side of the engine. hoses connect from above to near the oil filter.
What are these hoses called and suggestions.

BlackJohn 07-30-2018 09:32 PM

Wipe them all down first and tighten each fitting again. Then see if you have leaks and where.
Where do they come from above? Maybe the leak starts up there. And check the filter for snugness and give it a bit more too.


John

EastCoastCB 07-30-2018 09:33 PM

Looks like you've got a remote mount oil filter and one of the hoses or fittings is leaking.

oricha1984 07-30-2018 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackJohn (Post 283642)
Wipe them all down first and tighten each fitting again. Then see if you have leaks and where.
Where do they come from above? Maybe the leak starts up there. And check the filter for snugness and give it a bit more too.
John

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 283643)
Looks like you've got a remote mount oil filter and one of the hoses or fittings is leaking.

I didn't thinking about cleaning/wiping down to better assess :banghead:
I'll make sure to tighten everything in there tomorrow.
but from what I could see. The leak seems to come from where the rubber meets the metal end cap.
Also, I ordered a repair manual :biggrin:

BlackJohn 07-30-2018 09:54 PM

With all your money, just buy 2 new hoses from GMC dealer or hydraulic shop. Makes for peace of mind knowing they are in top shape.



John


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