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« Reply #660 on: July 12, 2014, 08:22:24 PM »

Playing with the AC again this after noon...100+*F today, and humid as heck!!

Anyway the AC charge was low...turned out the cap on the retrofit adapter valves was a tad too long and it was hitting the schrader valve just enough to allow it to slowly bleed off....DoooHHH!

So got that figured out, then charged it back up.  Still only getting tepid air out of the vents.  Was checking the Heater hose shut off valve, and it seemed to be working properly, but I thought I may as well just remove it and double check.  Well it wasn't stopping any coolant flow.  It would move properly, and appeared to be functioning, but whatever was inside the valve to shut down the flow of coolant was rotted, or missing.  I had another valve...but it was the same.  So the coolant lines got disconnected and looped together.

So we will see if the AC works a bit better now that I don't have steaming hot coolant entering the cab.[redface]

So those who are having cooling issues with your AC...try checking this valve first.  Even if it "appears" to be working, it very well might be non functional inside.


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« Reply #661 on: July 13, 2014, 08:43:12 AM »

Like I said, flow some cold water over the condenser and then check the temp.  That will tell you allot.   
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« Reply #662 on: July 13, 2014, 09:52:35 AM »

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Like I said, flow some cold water over the condenser and then check the temp.  That will tell you allot.   

Right...forgot about that advice........

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« Reply #663 on: July 13, 2014, 12:05:07 PM »

How's the AC when you are driving it at low and high speeds?
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« Reply #664 on: July 13, 2014, 06:44:32 PM »

Went for a bit of a drive today...110*F out there today!  I was getting cold air, but I think the cab of the truck only got down to around maybe 72-75*F?  It was comfortable, but not cool in there. 

I was concerned a couple times because I heard this roaring sound.  Turns out my fan clutch is working just fine...it's locking up into "Severe Duty" and pulling a ton of air.





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« Reply #665 on: July 15, 2014, 06:51:18 PM »

Went for a drive up to a lake with my daughters today to go swimming.  Dirt road in and out from the lake.  Lots of noises coming from the truck.  Thought for sure the front end was coming apart.....:(.....:)

So after dinner I crawled around checking everything, making sure nothing was coming loose etc.  Well my battery hold down had worked it's self loose, and the battery was close to falling down in behind the tray.  Also one of the bolts holding the end link in place on the front sway bar was missing....the other one was finger tight.  So these got fixed this evening.

Some of the Noises that I could identify are coming from the front outer brake pads...loose and jiggling against the calipers.  The skid plate is rattling against the tranny mount.  The air cleaner assembly is making noises in it's OEM bracket.  These will get fixed this weekend.

But other then that it was a nice day out with the kids.

Here are a couple pics....forgot my good camera, had to use my phone.





 
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« Reply #666 on: August 29, 2014, 05:23:36 PM »

OK I decided to try and be lazy....I ordered one of those H4 headlight relay kits off E-bay. Wondered about the quality of these kits so I paid $15 shipped....so not out too much.  ;)

Here are a couple pics of the kit I ordered....





Well decided to install it quickly and see what happened.  My 93 donor was a Canadian truck, so it came with the daytime running lights...which still work properly.  So I hooked up the system with the primary hook up on the passenger side, since that is where the main power for the DRL come from.

The high and low beams seemed to work fine.  But when I shut off the lights, and then moved the truck to get the DRL to come on..(Yup it needs to sense movement or they will to come on).  The relays in the system were buzzing like crazy, and only the drivers side would light up.  The passenger side was very, very dim...just a slight glow in the bulb.


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« Reply #667 on: August 29, 2014, 05:24:13 PM »

So guess it's a no go.  But what really got me was that I was feeling the wires, and even though they looked like 10/12ga...they were really soft.  So I decided, since I was not going to be using the kit, to open up the main power wire.  Wow what a deception they have going on there!

Here is a 10/12 gauge piece of wire on teh left, and the "10/12ga" wire from the kit on the right.



I actually measured the wire strand and if it's 18ga I think you'd be lucky.  All coating on the wire to make it look bigger then it really is.


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« Reply #668 on: August 29, 2014, 06:30:16 PM »

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The system may be pricey, but the rewards are well worth it.  You'll see that moose 1/2 a mile away.  LOL
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« Reply #669 on: August 30, 2014, 09:43:37 AM »

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No not really Steve.  I'm quite happy with my stock halogen bulbs.  I want to take the load off the headlight switch...that's about it.  If I get a little better lighting from the conversion, well that's just a bonus, not a necessity. ;)

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« Reply #670 on: August 30, 2014, 10:00:36 AM »

I have personal experience with several sets of these, much lower current drain, and much improved visibility at night.  These are the future of lighting.
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« Reply #671 on: August 30, 2014, 11:18:43 AM »

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http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&productId=92027


I have personal experience with several sets of these, much lower current drain, and much improved visibility at night.  These are the future of lighting.

I have seen a few pics of 1st Gen's with these headlights...have to say I am not impressed with the look when the lights are on.  I have driven some of the new commercial trucks that have LED's...again not impressed.

The LED's do seem to give you a better low beam light.  But I did not like how the beam has an abrupt cut off line ahead of you.  Then when you switch to high beams, the lighting seemed to stay the same, but only added about 3-4 feet to the forward edge of the light cut off area.

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« Reply #672 on: August 30, 2014, 03:01:58 PM »

It's all in the optics.  The standard buld has 2 filaments.  Both are the same value.  One is behind the other.  The reflectors are what make it happen.  I have to agree with you on the LED's.  Tried them.  Very expensive vs. the HID.  Strange you didn't like the HID's though.  Maybe it's the way you are looking at them.  Besides.  You sit behind them.  How would you know?  LOL
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« Reply #673 on: August 30, 2014, 07:39:17 PM »

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« Reply #674 on: August 31, 2014, 11:25:12 AM »

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It's all in the optics.  The standard bulb has 2 filaments.  Both are the same value.  One is behind the other.  The reflectors are what make it happen.  I have to agree with you on the LED's.  Tried them.  Very expensive vs. the HID.  Strange you didn't like the HID's though.  Maybe it's the way you are looking at them.  Besides.  You sit behind them.  How would you know?  LOL

Never run the HID's Steve...just the good old fashion...and dead nuts reliable...glass faced Halogen bulbs.

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