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A little more progress this morning. A million shelf pin holes drilled and built the inside of the window box out of some 1/4” UV birch

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I need to edge band the shelves and then it’s time to start priming.
 

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Finally got the explorer drivetrain put together and bolted back up, now I think I should just have to hook all of it back it up and fill it with fluids and I can get the thing out of here. Been a hell of a learning curve using the drive over lift, wheel dollies, and jacks to get it all in and out of there but I think Im kinda getting a system figured out to where the next time I've gotta do somethin like this it won't suck near as much as it did screwing around to get this one done. You really gotta watch placement though. I hit a certain point in height where the ass started getting real heavy and it just started to pull the front of the lift up and I puckered butthole and slammed it back down to the locks and was real careful after that.
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Feeling pretty grateful to even have this stuff to work with and cars lined up to support it though so you won't hear any bitching from me at all.
 

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2019 Acadia 150k hard brake pedal diag this afternoon, if I'm wrong please correct me but I think I'm gonna have another as soon as I get my lift freed up
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This was just spitting oil droplets and smoke out when I pulled the cap at idle and you could feel spurts of compression with your hand 6 inches away, if it's not dead yet it isn't gonna make it far before it blows a seal out and takes care of itself. I've never seen one so bad it won't pull the brakes down and still have the fuel trims be in check but I guess where it isn't really sucking like it should it makes sense. 24% tps at idle makes me think it's compensating a bit though.
 
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1.5 ecoturd, honestly it's probably got a broken piston but the things as smooth as a sewing machine somehow
Vacuum pump is probably trash, very common, they can let loose and send chunks into the engine. I’ll be replacing my ol ladies preventatively. 3 bolts, a vacuum hose, and an electrical connector on a $60 part.

However that one does probably have a broken piston.
 
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Vacuum pump is probably trash, very common, they can let loose and send chunks into the engine. I’ll be replacing my ol ladies preventatively. 3 bolts, a vacuum hose, and an electrical connector on a $60 part.

However that one does probably have a broken piston.
Checking that, a smoke test and taking a peak down the holes are definitely going to happen before I condemn it, but with that much blow by and spackling the engine bay with oil droplets at idle it's really hard to think that everything's healthy. Thing didn't even twitch when I pulled the cap so it's adjusted fueling well enough to compensate for whatever's going on there and probably been that way a while before it finally decided it had enough.
 

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Finally got everything buttoned up up top on this thing, I haven't done a lot with it this weekend, just kinda picked at it a little bit at a time when I've been out here. Now that I made some decent progress again I think I'm gonna tie up the few things left underneath and get it the hell out of here though. Tired of looking at it.
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Jon01 Jon01 ..fuck Jon,didnt know you had so much land..i will put you on my X-mas list for sure..magnetic shade umbrella.
Today was down at my grandpa's farm, it's about 45 miles southeast of me.

I'm trying to make it as easy as possible to own for my dad so he doesn't get frustrated with it and sell it. Mower dude wasn't helping things.
 
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Finally whipped the explorers ass, didn't miss a single connector or anything stupid, purrs like a kitten, drives like it just left the dealership, no annoying lights or leaks or dumb shit to track down after the first start.

Takin a little extra time with somethin pays off for sure. Pretty happy with how this one turned out.
 
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2019 Acadia 150k hard brake pedal diag this afternoon, if I'm wrong please correct me but I think I'm gonna have another as soon as I get my lift freed up
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This was just spitting oil droplets and smoke out when I pulled the cap at idle and you could feel spurts of compression with your hand 6 inches away, if it's not dead yet it isn't gonna make it far before it blows a seal out and takes care of itself. I've never seen one so bad it won't pull the brakes down and still have the fuel trims be in check but I guess where it isn't really sucking like it should it makes sense. 24% tps at idle makes me think it's compensating a bit though.
Aside from the fact that it's a 3.6 and those haters will be in shortly, it's not an early one. It's a relatively newer 2019.

Co-worker had a current model Enclave Avenir and it was consuming oil as bad as my 3.8 in the old Chrysler van. She took it back, dealer fixed it. Then it started doing it again. She said fuck it and dumped it. Sad because they are really nice vehicles interiorwise and luxury wise.
 
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Aside from the fact that it's a 3.6 and those haters will be in shortly, it's not an early one. It's a relatively newer 2019.

Co-worker had a current model Enclave Avenir and it was consuming oil as bad as my 3.8 in the old Chrysler van. She took it back, dealer fixed it. Then it started doing it again. She said fuck it and dumped it. Sad because they are really nice vehicles interiorwise and luxury wise.
So it wasn't an Acadia idk why I had that in my head. It's a terrain with the 1.5. I have a vacuum pump from gm sitting here for it when it shows up and as long as it restores brake function they don't wanna look into the blowby until it causes a bigger issue. Fleet stuffs.


While we're in here I whacked an ac compressor in a Yaris ia this morning. Easiest job I've had in a good minute.
 

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Conditioning that's why...

I did go on another killing spree... Wasps that is.

Sunday, I found about 20 of them working around a nest in the pitch area of the roof above our garage. Homeslice here can't have that as we're out there all the time... So I shot about 10 of them right out of the sky Sunday afternoon. Then drenched them with the foaming stuff later that night. Then last night I got up there on the ladder and point blank emptied another can of the foaming stuff in there. Nothing could've survived that nuclear winter I set on them.
 

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