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Old 11-22-2012, 10:16 AM   #2211
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when i was detailing, i would use acetol then use wax right after. that stuff disolves undercoating, tar, stubborn road grime... and wax lol. in a pinch you can use brake cleaner, but use a good wax right after. fingernails or a plastic scraper will help out a lot too.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:03 PM   #2212
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Alright! I'll keep that in mind!

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Old 11-22-2012, 11:48 PM   #2213
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wel I got the roof spoiler yesterday. not in perfect shape, but will work great for what I wanna do with it. I was planning on messing with it this weekend, but now have another project to work on instead. I've been looking for an inexpensive 4x4 for the wife to drive in the winter and found one I couldn't pass on.

92 f150 ext cab 4x4 flare side. has some rust and a couple other little issues. main thing is the trans has no forward gears most of the time, but reverse works. couldn't pass it up for $500, and the guy towed it back to my house for free! I'm gonna start messing with it tomorrow to see what the issue is. I'm hoping its something simple like a clogged filter. we shall see. worst case I found another tranny on CL for a couple hundred and will swap that in.



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Old 11-23-2012, 12:29 AM   #2214
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their notorious for not having forward gears when the fluid gets too low... hopefully its not to the point the clutches are toast
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:28 AM   #2215
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i would love it if it were just the fluid level. i looked last night, but i think it was on an incline so may have been a bad reading. looked under it as well and looks like the pan needs a new gasket. looks like it's leaking all around it. the guy did tell me that it was rebuilt in '09, so assuming they did it correctly it shouldn't need another one already.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:55 AM   #2216
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well the fluid level was low. just topped it off and ran it through the gears and still nothing. will pull a little in 1st, but nothing else. also the idle drops real low in reverse and died on me. guess i'm gonna need to get under it and see what's up. maybe a clogged filter.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:28 PM   #2217
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Those f150 4x4s have an issue with the filter dipping into the pan. Use Grey rtv instead of a gasket and get this clip kit. Scroll down to item # 76C. Read the description, may sound familiar. Easy fix bud.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:41 PM   #2218
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good deal. should fix the reverse kill part of it. however may not fix the rest of the issues of having no forward gears. i'm gonna try to check for codes after lunch today and see where that gets me. still hoping it's gonna be something simple. I just called a local trans shop and they said a rebuild for it is about $1695 plus any internal parts needed. however if i can get it in to them they will diagnose it for free and get as close a price as possible for whatever repair is needed.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:43 PM   #2219
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nice! but you cant use the same connector for both :)
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