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Old 08-06-2013, 08:55 PM
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For those of you that missed the run, here's a shot-gun view of going up the Powerline section.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95XOh...ature=youtu.be
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:12 PM
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and some pics.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:22 AM
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Annie looks good out there!

looks like an awesome run,

I was hoping to have mine up and running for this run, but its giving me a fight.

maybe next year!
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:40 PM
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You wouldn't believe how long it took to figure out the oil leak our 40 developed, BTW.

We knew it was the remote mounted oil filter.

Problem was, it wasn't just a loose fitting. Turns out that Trans-A-Dapt gave us a defective hose. It's leaking internally to the fitting. It was leaking so much by the time I got home that the only way to figure out it was the hose itself vs the threads was to start the truck with me crawled up under it at the time to watch exactly where the oil was coming from.

Hopefully will have new hoses on monday or tuesday...

And yes, a Diehard Platinum (or any AGM) that is bad may be absolutely scorching hot as an indicator that it's bad. Not real sure how it went bad, but fixed anyway.

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Old 08-11-2013, 12:08 AM
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Glad you tracked down the leak, Dan. Any idea why the battery failed?
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:36 AM
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Glad you tracked down the leak, Dan. Any idea why the battery failed?
None whatsoever. It's sort of close to the turbo, but there's a good 3" of air space between them, plus a heat shield between the turbine section and the battery. Also, the hood louver is right above that area, so there should be pretty healthy airflow anytime the truck is making enough power to get the turbo toasty.

Am trying a group 65 instead this time. Just a little weaker, but a lot smaller. That gives it another 1/2" of air space or so.

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Old 08-11-2013, 12:27 PM
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Odyssey makes the Sears Platinum, correct? Odyssey makes two versions of most of their own AGM batteries, I believe, and the only difference between the two is a full metal jacket - FMJ - for use in high heat installations. Turbos do get hot!
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:37 PM
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Odyssey makes the Sears Platinum, correct? Odyssey makes two versions of most of their own AGM batteries, I believe, and the only difference between the two is a full metal jacket - FMJ - for use in high heat installations. Turbos do get hot!
Enersys makes the Diehard Platinum line that Sears sells. Enersys also makes the Odyssey.

I really don't think it was a problem with proximity to the turbo. Won't know for sure until I get the new oil lines made (stupid weekend!) and can run the engine, but when I put the bad battery on a trickle charge, it still gets to being absolutely scorching hot. And it took about two days too cool down once I got it home (the battery that is).

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Old 08-12-2013, 10:16 AM
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Steve and Suzie took some photos and are submitting a write up about the run to Toyota Trails.

I'm posting a few pictures below, can the drivers please post up or PM your names and some details about your vehicle for the article? I'm terrible with names! Thanks!

I got a picture of almost everyone going through the 2nd water crossing.

Steve H.and daughter Laura 1978 FJ40


Pighead and Ige G. 1962 FJ40


Tim N and daughter Victoria 1972 FJ40


Mike D.


Dave K.


Matt R. 1976 FJ40


Terry H.


Steve and Suzie 1977 FJ40


Jim S. 1977 FJ40


Shawn C. 1977 FJ40


Abe R. 1983 HJ47 RHD


Barry


Dan


Ricardo M. 1971 FJ40


Martin H. 1973 FJ40


Smurf blue 40 with the hard top (didn't get a better pic):
Steve 1969 FJ40

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Old 08-12-2013, 10:28 AM
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I'm the dark gray with hartop and Wildneress rack. Been a long time since the inaugural run due to me trying to catch it on fire (oops. dead short to the gauge cluster), and cleaning up what happens when a 40 sits for 9 years before you can get a hold of things.

thanks for putting on this run, I love all the old iron.

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