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  1. Working today, Helping Mom tomorrow. Then it's the short run of work and off to Glamis. You all be safe and have fun.
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    How to bake salmon

    So much for tasting like salmon.
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    So it begins, My Gen 5 summer 2018 conversion, Outfront Style

    487 HP to the wheels
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    Belated kudos

    My pleasure. Glad I could help.
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    Anyone have an aluminum boat for sale?

    Can probably come up with the boat and the motor, you just need the trailer. It came from Australia. Current CA reg
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    Veteran favor to ask...

    @Scataloni
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    Programming channels / Vertex radio

    Alleigh, You have always been very helpful and appreciate your time helping us duners!
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    REV-X Transaxle lube

    TRANSAXLE EXTREME ABUSE LUBRICANT Transaxle Extreme Abuse Lubricant came to be, due to the voices in the off-roading world that were tired of simple failures that kept them from enjoying the small amount of time away from work. You see, most of them are just like we are, when we actually get some time off we like to enjoy the purchases that we have made. Extreme Abuse Lubricants are formulated to take over 4 times the abuse that any transaxle was engineered for and provide benefits that were unavailable until now. Gone are the days of metal to metal wear, pitting, spalling and chipping of the gears under severe loads. TRANSAXLE Extreme provides cooler running transaxles that shift smoother, last much longer and don’t require as much maintenance as with prior lubricants. TRANSAXLE products do NOT contain zinc or tackifiers that promote extremely high operating temperatures. TRANSAXLE products use only the most modern additives to truly quench friction and allow your transaxle to literally float without the metal to metal contact that creates friction and extreme temperatures TRANSAXLE Extreme Abuse Lubricants are available in two viscosities for maximum performance and reliability in any type or style of manual transaxles. TRANSAXLE-H is an 85w-140 semi-synthetic lubricant that is for use in all manual transaxles that require the heavier weight lubricant. TRANSAXLE-L is an 80w-90 semi-synthetic lubricant and is the most recommended weight lubricant for most transaxles in use today. Whether you are using your transaxle in a street driven vehicle or for all out war in the off-Road racing scene, with the use of TRANSAXLE H or L you no longer must wonder if your lubricant has the stones to keep up to the abuse you are throwing at it. You asked for it, and it’s finally available. Application Transaxle L (light weight) used in lower hp applications. Manufacturer suggests below 350 hp. Transaxle H (Heavy weight) Used in higher hp applications above 350HP Here is a copy and paste from the Offshore world. Though they come from entirely different high-performance boating worlds, Brit Lilly and Vern Gilbert have a lot in common. First and foremost, they share a need: a need for speed on the water. For Lilly, who lives in Maryland, that need manifests itself in offshore powerboat racing, where he claimed yet another Super Boat International Superboat-Class World Championship in Key West, Fla., last week. Gilbert, on the other hand, is from Arizona and finds the satisfaction he craves in top-speed events such as the Lake of the Ozarks Shoot in Central Missouri, where he ran 182 mph in his open cockpit 40-foot Skater catamaran in August. And both are sponsored by Rev-X Oil, which started in the automotive diesel power market and began its foray into the high-performance marine lubrication and additive market a couple of years ago. Among the five Rex-X marine products that have Lilly and Gilbert singing their praises is a drive-oil called Drive H. (The H stands for “Heavyweight.”) That’s not to say the two veteran racers don’t use other Rev-X goodies, but Drive H definitely has captured their undivided attention. “It’s the best gear lube, ever,” said Lilly, who runs a 525-hp Joey Griffin engine in his 30-foot Extreme V-bottom. “We used to have to put in new gear sets every two to three races at best before we started using this product. Well, I just finished the entire season on one set of gears. They didn’t even get wear pattern. I’m actually wearing out other drive components from normal use, like clutches, before I wear the gears. Now, once a year I replace the clutch instead of once a year replacing everything.” Vern Gilbert is delighted with extra life that the Drive H product has given to his gear sets. Though his performance application is different, Gilbert’s experience with the Rev-X Drive H product mirrors Lilly’s. “I am running 2,200- to 2,400-hp Carson Brummett engines,” said Gilbert. “In two to three weekends of use, we typically knock the nitrate off the gears and have to replace them. Not with this stuff—it works fantastic. I’m really happy with it.” Lilly also uses the Rev-X Marine Oil additive, which according to company literature “increases horsepower and torque.” That’s a big claim—and one that happens to be true, according to the offshore racer. “We made a dyno pull using it and we saw seven more horsepower,” said Lilly. “My engine builder couldn’t believe it. He said that in 35 to 40 years of building engines, he’s never seen an additive increase horsepower.” In addition to Drive H and Marine Oil additive, Rev-X offers Distance+ Marine, an “all-in-one” diesel additive; Marine Adrenaline, an “all-in-one” gasoline additive; and Drive L, a “heavily additized semi-synthetic” high-performance lubricant. The company plans to make a formidable push into the high-performance pleasure-boat market with all of its products next year. But getting them proven in two of most punishing competition environments—the kind Lilly and Gilbert call home—had to come first. “We have a limited budget, like a lot of racers and high-performance powerboat owners,” said Lilly. “Using the Rev-X products has helped me save money and spend it on other things we need for the boat.” I am currently the exclusive distributor of this oil. We sell and offer other Rev-X oils and fuel treatments as well. I will be putting together 3 free kits. These Kits will be 4 quarts of REV-X Transaxle oil. More details to come. Erik
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    So it begins, My Gen 5 summer 2018 conversion, Outfront Style

    John, all this info on the aem computer, is it recording or just instant display. Seems like a lot to view while your all out on it driving. Might be too much info if you know what I mean.
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    So it begins, My Gen 5 summer 2018 conversion, Outfront Style

    I'm not sticking my finger in your turbo.
  12. So, we are getting ready to start up an engine (Detroit Diesel) that we just rebuilt. I am asking one of my guys to keep a look out and shut it down if needed. I have to go up into the flybridge to turn on ignitions and start them up. My guy says, give me a few minuets to get into position. I ask why, what are you doing? He then tells me he is going to put his fingers into both turbos. He is going to keep the compressor wheels from turning while the engine builds oil pressure. Then he will release. Holy Chit!!!! I stop where we are at. I call him out of the engine room and we go for a walk on the docks to talk about this and how this is not what we do and how on earth he came up with this idea.
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    REV-X Transaxle lube

    Bumpitdy
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    Hi....I’m new!

    You cheated. See above
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    Hi....I’m new!

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    Nothing better than having Glamis to yourself

    If the trailer is missing registration, plate or expired it will be cited and towed. Otherwise its not a problem. Went thru this exact same scenario last year with @Yarder 's trailer.
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    Planning on ordering 2018 2500 HD LTZ

    Looks good
  18. It's time and after some research it seems the new model bugs (2017) have been worked out. Need some opinions from the masses. Plans: Lift 3-4 inches. Is Cognito the way to go? Wheels and tires. 33-34 overall. Any cutting of the body or bumper needed with this new model? Amp retractable steps. This still a good choice? Then the shocks. Fox or king for the look and feel. Truck can be ordered this weekend. Built and delivered in 8 weeks or less. I've never lifted a truck and don't own any flat billed hats so would appreciate any guidance. I also don't want to bring a ladder or step stool to get in my truck. That's why I'm limiting the lift to three inch. Should provide a clean look and function. LMK. Thanks.
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    Looking for good easy info. Setting timing on 2.0 Subi

    Thanks everyone. Think he was fighting a worn stretched belt. Was eager to hear the engine run after multitude of changes. Should be running tonight.
  20. Helping a buddy, need to set the timing on a 2.0 DOHC Subi. Crank gear key was loose and now fixed but having a heck of a time getting everything lined up and to stay put while placing belt and tensioner. Im out of the office most of the day and will follow up this afternoon. We watched a few youtube videos but everyone is some story and not what we are looking for. Thanks in advance. GM
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    Put your fingers in the turbo???????????????

    Indeed, I couldn't argue as to why he wanted to do it.
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    Put your fingers in the turbo???????????????

    His reply, His previous employer instructed him to do that. He says he has done this many time. I laughed as I know his previous boss. I trained him too. I have never even considered such a task let alone will I allow or condone this. All of my staff is trained to pre lube the oil system and even if its just a turbo replacement we pre lube the turbo.
  23. Time change everyone. Fall back. Hate it. Flame on. Oh well, back on topic Helping on the sandrail again. Sunday prep for the departure to Glamis later in the week. You all have fun and be safe.
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    Looking for a Funco

    Wow, Thanks for sharing your experience. Can't imagine why anyone would grind off those numbers. This is helpful for any buyer.
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    So it begins, My Gen 5 summer 2018 conversion, Outfront Style

    If people are watching you from behind, you must be leading the blue hair group thru the dunes.

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