: Winter Time Mainenance.


MuddButt
12-11-2005, 11:29 PM
You know how we all sometimes get together, get smashed and break out our tools? :p

I was thinking .....it could be "Super-Duper":kewl: if we all got together sometime and do like a checklist of easy maintenance things on one anothers trucks.

I'm sure we could even find some actual mechanic type checklists somewhere....

What I mean is ....say we have like 10 vehicles lined up, and all of us members do a brief "walk around" , 1 vehicle at a time and do a visual inspection and check things like batteries, fluids etc...

Like if we had a bunch of us focus on one truck ...check it out, make suggestions, fix easy things and just give it a once over ....then do like a quick write up of things/projects for the future .....then everyone go to the next truck ....and so on...

Here's some of my reasons for bringing this up:

1)Everyone would have a better idea of the vehicles they were going out with. For example, how much you "know" about your offroading partners vehicle the better....
2)It ensures that all of us "Club" members are rolling safe and sound around town ...I mean ...if someone needs a quart of oil or something...I'd like to help bring that stuff to people's attention ....and likewise...would appreciate it being brought to mine.
3)It's a great learning experience for noobs like me, I mean I learn something new about my truck everytime I hang out with you guys ...I also learn EVEN MORE about your trucks that I find VERY interesting and helpful.
4)With Winter upon us, it's always good to check out your truck and look for things like cracked hoses etc...it's even better to stay active and do things "wheeling" related than getting your BMW in a wreck or ....ahem...your truck in adverse conditions. :p
5)If everyone had a short list of everyone else's "Projects" it would be awesome ...I mean...if I came across something that someone else needed it would be way easier to remember and identify that person and give 'em the hook up.
6)I just think we should stay pro-active and get as much exposure to our vehicles as possible. Knowledge is power ....otherwise I'll probably wind up getting bombed WAY to much ....oh wait.....too late.

What are your thoughts ....and does anyone know what I'm talking about? Or is this idea just :xrainbow:

tacd44
12-11-2005, 11:35 PM
You know how we all sometimes get together, get smashed and break out our tools? :p

I was thinking .....it could be "Super-Duper":kewl: if we all got together sometime and do like a checklist of easy maintenance things on one anothers trucks.

I'm sure we could even find some actual mechanic type checklists somewhere....

What I mean is ....say we have like 10 vehicles lined up, and all of us members do a brief "walk around" , 1 vehicle at a time and do a visual inspection and check things like batteries, fluids etc...

Like if we had a bunch of us focus on one truck ...check it out, make suggestions, fix easy things and just give it a once over ....then do like a quick write up of things/projects for the future .....then everyone go to the next truck ....and so on...

Here's some of my reasons for bringing this up:

1)Everyone would have a better idea of the vehicles they were going out with. For example, how much you "know" about your offroading partners vehicle the better....
2)It ensures that all of us "Club" members are rolling safe and sound around town ...I mean ...if someone needs a quart of oil or something...I'd like to help bring that stuff to people's attention ....and likewise...would appreciate it being brought to mine.
3)It's a great learning experience for noobs like me, I mean I learn something new about my truck everytime I hang out with you guys ...I also learn EVEN MORE about your trucks that I find VERY interesting and helpful.
4)With Winter upon us, it's always good to check out your truck and look for things like cracked hoses etc...it's even better to stay active and do things "wheeling" related than getting your BMW in a wreck or ....ahem...your truck in adverse conditions. :p
5)If everyone had a short list of everyone else's "Projects" it would be awesome ...I mean...if I came across something that someone else needed it would be way easier to remember and identify that person and give 'em the hook up.
6)I just think we should stay pro-active and get as much exposure to our vehicles as possible. Knowledge is power ....otherwise I'll probably wind up getting bombed WAY to much ....oh wait.....too late.

What are your thoughts ....and does anyone know what I'm talking about? Or is this idea just :xrainbow:

My former club did this. I wasn't able to make it, but the one's who made it said it was a good idea.

MuddButt
12-11-2005, 11:41 PM
Was the HUGE quote necessary? ...LMAO...just messin' with ya'

blown4runner
12-12-2005, 12:02 AM
um, ok... I am filing this with MuddButts drunk ideas. But I have about 5 different check lists, none of which are over anyones heads here. And as long as no one brings their leaking out of every orfice 22R pick ups I'm more than up for drunk group idiocracy. At least this is something I do for a living (not installing lift kits in Molly's garage... sorry), maybe I can even out shine Rich this time around. So, yeah... I'm up for just about whatever

Vic stuff
12-12-2005, 12:48 AM
um, ok... I am filing this with MuddButts drunk ideas. But I have about 5 different check lists, none of which are over anyones heads here. And as long as no one brings their leaking out of every orfice 22R pick ups I'm more than up for drunk group idiocracy. At least this is something I do for a living (not installing lift kits in Molly's garage... sorry), maybe I can even out shine Rich this time around. So, yeah... I'm up for just about whatever

aww ya mean you don't wanna look at my 22R, lmao

DriftinCO
12-12-2005, 06:53 AM
how about doing two events like this? Either on different days (sat and sun) and or different locations? (north denver and castle rock/csprings?)

Maybe do it in conjunction with our winter trail event planning meeting?

Rich, honey, Molly, sweetie...give the beemer a kiss for me.

blown4runner
12-12-2005, 07:02 AM
aww ya mean you don't wanna look at my 22R, lmao

thought you had a 22RE... and either way if its leaking from every orfice don't try to make me determine the point of origin... ;)

Vic stuff
12-12-2005, 07:50 AM
thought you had a 22RE... and either way if its leaking from every orfice don't try to make me determine the point of origin... ;)

Nope its a R, its an 84. lol im just kiddin, it actually runs pretty good but i need some 5.29's to turn those 37's a lil better :D

blown4runner
12-12-2005, 10:54 AM
there were select few '84 Runners and pick ups that were so heavenly blessed with solid axles and EFI... There are two guys I work with, one 84 Runner and one 84 PU, both EFI, solids... and I hate them for it ;)

MuddButt
12-12-2005, 12:15 PM
how about doing two events like this? Either on different days (sat and sun) and or different locations? (north denver and castle rock/csprings?)

I'm game. I'll go North or South...So how many are interested?

Type 1 if you're in ....Type 2 if you're not. Type 1A for North and 1B for South....LOL :D

tat2dguy01
12-12-2005, 12:37 PM
i'm in

blown4runner
12-12-2005, 01:20 PM
I'm in and I don't give a crap where it is... gawd only knows I'll probably be at both of them....

Lysmachia
12-12-2005, 06:52 PM
I'm way in. I wantto check all my fluids and am emmbarrased to say I am not sure what can be checked and how... ya know? Also going through and tightening stuff down is ALWAYS a good idea. Andy mentioned that pretty much all you need are a 10 and 12 mm wrench handy at all times for stuff like that. Maybe we just find a good parking lot in South Denver and then we can all do it together. I'll offer my garage though if it's too cold. Maybe this will just be our daytime x-mas party. :D

A few more things to check aside from fluids and bolts:
*Alignment
*Toe for any SAS rigs
*Steering health
*Irregular Tire wear

blown4runner
12-12-2005, 08:13 PM
Man you are obsessed with your alignment angles... There are other things that have just as much if not more importance. And as far as Andy's concerned, he left out a 14mm. Depending on what we are inspecting we may not need that many or may need more. I've got "free multi-point inspection" sheets and check lists for 5K, 15K and 30K services. And that is for your guys reference. inspections are pretty easy. I'd recommend your garage depending on what we are looking at. I don't know if everyone wants to be out crawling under their trucks in a parking lot. So yeah... just let me know when and where :D

A few basics I check on vehs that come through the shop:
*fluid levels (ie: brake, coolant, power steering, washer, etc.)
*brake readings
*tire wear
*leaks
*battery voltage (I have a tester)
*loose components
*any signs of sludge or other markers to a slowly deteriorating motor
*any abnormal noises
*any other problems that may be veh/driveline specific (ie: leaking w/pump on the 5VZ-FE)
*etc...

little_red1
12-12-2005, 09:28 PM
give us locations and I'll probably be there.

MuddButt
12-13-2005, 10:33 AM
Ok that's 5 people so far ....let's run down the tools, fluids, etc that should be brought.

Remeber in elementary school when one kid would bring napkins ...another would bring cups etc ...to like a b'day party ....let's have each person bring something for everyone.

blown4runner
12-13-2005, 11:34 AM
I'll bring everything if ya want... there isn't that much stuff that need to be brought... so I'll take responsability for check lists, coolant, brake fluid, washer fluid, power steering fluid, wrenches, sockets, etc. So if ya guys want something else either bring it or let me know... :D

MuddButt
12-13-2005, 08:22 PM
Bump.

Lysmachia
12-13-2005, 08:29 PM
K I gotta see if I am not making a Steamboat run to see Darrick Saturday Day. Then didn't we want to do a snow run Sunday? I dunno. Maybe we do the maint chit all on Sunday at my place.

MuddButt
12-13-2005, 09:16 PM
I want to roll friday when I pick up my truck, saturday in the springs, sunday up by you, Monday anywhere, tuesday anywhere, wednesday where ever, thursday ...well....I have one or two more xmas presents I need to pick up ...but you get the idea.:wiggle:

Lysmachia
12-13-2005, 09:17 PM
Oh man you and I and spindleshanks are gonna wheel the chit outta our trucks next week :D

MuddButt
12-13-2005, 09:18 PM
Im serious ...i'm not stopping 'till Wednesday night.

No bullshit ....

Lysmachia
12-13-2005, 09:26 PM
Fine. Lets do it. Hope it does not snow too much. I beter get my winch on Friday. I hope because I am gonna need it to pull your ass outa some sticky situation somewhere's....

MuddButt
12-13-2005, 09:27 PM
Let's Plan some runs in advance, and or research some EASY areas to go to.....I want to be prepared in advance with like a ...plan....LOL.

Remember I want to take it easy until I get sliders and diff armor on.

So you can waste your breath trying to convince me Lefthand Canyon is " no problem " ...but remember ...you guys showed me that run already ...LMAO

blown4runner
12-13-2005, 10:41 PM
K I gotta see if I am not making a Steamboat run to see Darrick Saturday Day. Then didn't we want to do a snow run Sunday? I dunno. Maybe we do the maint chit all on Sunday at my place.

my fawking gawd molly... I thought we were partying on Sat night? But nevermind then... I have no clue about whats going on... And whenever, but some of us do have jobs and Sun night up in erie sounds like a late night... But I guess. I just need to know when this shindig id going down so I know when I need to pick up the parts :cool:

blown4runner
12-13-2005, 10:42 PM
Let's Plan some runs in advance, and or research some EASY areas to go to.....I want to be prepared in advance with like a ...plan....LOL.

Remember I want to take it easy until I get sliders and diff armor on.

So you can waste your breath trying to convince me Lefthand Canyon is " no problem " ...but remember ...you guys showed me that run already ...LMAO

Left Hand Canyon is no problem.... its Carnage ya gotta worry about. My sliders are in, but yeah... um I don't have the time or the extra veh to leave mine all day while they weld them up... damn :mad:

tacotoy
12-13-2005, 10:47 PM
Left Hand Canyon is no problem.... its Carnage ya gotta worry about. My sliders are in, but yeah... um I don't have the time or the extra veh to leave mine all day while they weld them up... damn :mad:

i know that someone could weld them up for you and exchange vehicles lol

blown4runner
12-13-2005, 10:48 PM
WTF are you talking about????

Vic stuff
12-13-2005, 10:55 PM
i know that someone could weld them up for you and exchange vehicles lol

lmao better hope the man isnt around at work

Lysmachia
12-14-2005, 01:15 AM
my fawking gawd molly... I thought we were partying on Sat night? But nevermind then... I have no clue about whats going on... And whenever, but some of us do have jobs and Sun night up in erie sounds like a late night... But I guess. I just need to know when this shindig id going down so I know when I need to pick up the parts :cool:

Don't worry I'd be back by Sat night!! You know how I am - all over the fawking place. When My beemer gets fixed you can drive the runner and have your sliders done.

Oh and I thought of another "must carry" An Ice Axe. Saved my ass when I munched the beemer into the guard rail. Don't ask why I had an ice axe in my Z3 trunk but I did and We used it to pry the fender off the driver wheel so we could get outta there!

little_red1
12-14-2005, 06:34 AM
Left Hand Canyon is no problem.... its Carnage ya gotta worry about. My sliders are in, but yeah... um I don't have the time or the extra veh to leave mine all day while they weld them up... damn :mad:
There's a guy down in Pueblo that could probably do them up in a couple hours. Take a trip down there, drop your truck off, go get something to eat/socialize (possible M&G?), and then go pick it up completed. His prices are fair and his work is excellent. Let me know if you're interested.

blown4runner
12-14-2005, 08:39 AM
Don't worry I'd be back by Sat night!! You know how I am - all over the fawking place. When My beemer gets fixed you can drive the runner and have your sliders done.

Oh and I thought of another "must carry" An Ice Axe. Saved my ass when I munched the beemer into the guard rail. Don't ask why I had an ice axe in my Z3 trunk but I did and We used it to pry the fender off the driver wheel so we could get outta there!

That'd be cool... I just have a lot of crap going on and going out... so yeah, see ya tonight

blown4runner
12-14-2005, 03:05 PM
I want to roll friday when I pick up my truck, saturday in the springs, sunday up by you, Monday anywhere, tuesday anywhere, wednesday where ever, thursday ...well....I have one or two more xmas presents I need to pick up ...but you get the idea.:wiggle:

Um, so are we doing this thing on Fri or Sun or Wed or... :rofl: I'll just pick all the shit up on Fri and store it in the back of truck along with the torn apart s/c, my bowling balls and whatever else is rolling around back there. If anyone needs anything else let me know before the end of the day on Fri., or maybe the middle of the day I am going to try and get outa here early on Fri... I don't plan on coming back to work until I have to, and then I hope to negotiate a day off next week :rolleyes: Plus I think we should hold this deal at Mols, she's got the garage and a house attached to it... we'll just try and not piss off her parents :xsmokin1: ;) Ok then, its on...

Lysmachia
12-16-2005, 01:30 AM
Ok how do you peeps feel about doing our Mainenance day on Sunday December 18th, starting at 10:00 a.m. (Early I know) at my place. If we get enough done maybe a lil' carnage run afterwards. (Though I have a meeting at 6:00 in south Denver I have to be at).

Nic said she'd bring all the check lists and yada. YOU Bring extra fluids to top stuff off. I did like MuddButt's idea of each person bringing one thing but unless we know who is coming for sure it's kinda hard to do.

Directions to CoTTORA Garage Central:
(Mapqwest it)
1133 Northview Dr
Erie, CO 80516
This is about 5 miles West of 1-25 between the Lafayette and Longmont Exists.

My cell is 303-817-3143 in case ya get lost.

PLEASE post up here if you are planning to come so I can be sure to have enough lunch for the crew. -Mols

blown4runner
12-16-2005, 12:44 PM
um, I'll bring the fluids... I just need a rough estimate of how many people are going to show up so I know how much to bring. 10am is so fawking early, but I guess :p

tacotoy
12-16-2005, 07:32 PM
Ok how do you peeps feel about doing our Mainenance day on Sunday December 18th, starting at 10:00 a.m. (Early I know) at my place. If we get enough done maybe a lil' carnage run afterwards. (Though I have a meeting at 6:00 in south Denver I have to be at).

Nic said she'd bring all the check lists and yada. YOU Bring extra fluids to top stuff off. I did like MuddButt's idea of each person bringing one thing but unless we know who is coming for sure it's kinda hard to do.

Directions to CoTTORA Garage Central:
(Mapqwest it)
1133 Northview Dr
Erie, CO 80516
This is about 5 miles West of 1-25 between the Lafayette and Longmont Exists.

My cell is 303-817-3143 in case ya get lost.

PLEASE post up here if you are planning to come so I can be sure to have enough lunch for the crew. -Mols


nope...... and it 5 dumbass not 6

blown4runner
12-16-2005, 07:40 PM
ya know I am just not thinking that this idea is going to be successful this weekend. People have too much holiday stuff going on. Maybe we should re-sched for beginning to next year??? Any thoughts? I just feel we are trying to fit too much into too little time.

Ok for all you planning on doing this it has been cancelled indefinitally. This will happen but due to the holidays and full schedules we are moving the date TBD. Thanks for bearing with us, we will have dates eventually :D