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Old 07-06-2018, 01:30 PM
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Started working on the tailgate. Removed the vertical reinforcement at both ends and cut out the rusty bottom edge.
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Replaced battery, alternator, voltage regulator today. I also ordered and installed a headlight wiring harness with relays and fuses so I can use some 100W/80W bulbs in my Hella headlights.
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:24 PM
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Replaced valve cover gaskets on the 400 today. I was starting to smoke the exhaust pipe after 5 minutes of run time. It went better than I thought. The old gaskets(about 12 years old) were dry and brittle.

I tried something different this time - I put Permatex gasket sealant on the valve cover, then put the gasket on the cover and put the bolts through the holes from the inside to hold the gasket in place until the sealant got tacky. I then pulled the bolts and installed the cover, with only one minor adjustment to the gasket to fit the bolts through.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:17 PM
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Drove it.
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That's the best part!
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:09 PM
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Replaced the two primary instrument cluster illumination bulbs with LEDs. Wow what a difference!
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night time pics?
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:52 AM
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My phone brightened up the pics a little but the difference with the new bulbs is night and day. The bulbs are Sylvania 194 White Zevo LEDs. And they work just fine with the dimmer.
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Quite a difference! Thanks for posting. Has anybody figured a way to get an LED bulb into the auto transmission shift indicator? The ones I have found are too big in diameter to fit up into the hole.
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Quite a difference! Thanks for posting. Has anybody figured a way to get an LED bulb into the auto transmission shift indicator? The ones I have found are too big in diameter to fit up into the hole.
That's what I have trouble seeing in my truck too. Dash is tolerable, but those LED's sure make it better.

Got some new inside door panels, pads, and finger cups a while back to replace the busted ones from when someone took my truck for a joyride It's about to go into winter storage for the year.
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