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Old 04-14-2012, 11:49 PM
Krooser Krooser is offline
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I was going to cut open that Fram filter and see what it looks like... and I have been letting a few ounces of the old oil settle so I can see if there's much copper in the bottom of the container.

Wanted to get that done today but I worked most of the afternoon installing new ball joints on the right side and reassembling the front end. I cut 1 1/2 coils out of the front springs to see how much it dropped the front end... I did an axle flip a few weeks ago and now it looks pretty good... but I still have to repaint the truck and reinstall the box.

If I have to pull the pan it looks to be a pretty easy job... small favors....

Oh yeah... after I got the front end back together I wanted to bleed the brakes but the darn engine wouldn't start! Got an ex-MOPAR wrench coming over so we can scan it for codes... I have a feeling I have a few (no cat for one). I DID get it running after awhile... had to crank it with the pedal to the floor to get it to start.
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Last edited by Krooser; 04-14-2012 at 11:53 PM.
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