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  1. dbrannon79

    What did you do with your GMT400 today...or yesterday....

    Watched a couple of youtube videos on porting one for assist last night, seems fairly simple to do. I'm only wondering if adding a assist cylinder would make the steering any easier. mine has always seemed a bit on the stiff side, but all the components have been gone through. I think...
  2. dbrannon79

    What did you do with your GMT400 today...or yesterday....

    I decided today to "attempt" to rebuild a steering box I have in the garage to put in my truck. ordered a rebuild kit online that should arrive on Saturday. got the gear box all tore apart and drove the sector shaft bearing out ready to clean up. the piston bore only had one small scratch in...
  3. dbrannon79

    What did you do with your GMT400 today...or yesterday....

    lol if they sold solid brass bushing the companies would all be out of business!! it would be a one time fix and last the lifetime oft he rig haha
  4. dbrannon79

    What did you do with your GMT400 today...or yesterday....

    when you get it apart again, check to see if the hole the bushing goes in isn't egg shaped. if at one time in it's life had the pin wear through the bushing and ride on the hinge it'll be egged. other than that it's probably cheap chineesium bushings made from powdered brass pressed...
  5. dbrannon79

    2014 Toyota 4Runner

    That part I don't know! all the years we had it there was never a spot in the driveway and nothing under it. every time I had check it before it would always be on the full mark. it had a 5000 mile interval I usually kept up with my self changing the oil. I do remember after that...
  6. dbrannon79

    2014 Toyota 4Runner

    4Runners are wonderful vehicles! I loved the one we had. used to have a 2004 sport model. drove it all over and had the comfortablest front seats! I could sit in that ride all day long and not feel exhausted after ending a trip. we sold ours after a sad mistake on my part. I would...
  7. dbrannon79

    Fuel contamination

    That tank shouldn’t be that heavy to remove. Drain it out into another container. Pull it out and use the gas to wash it out. You can even get you a toilet brush and add some kind of longer handle on it to scrub with. Berryman’s B-12 that you pour in the tank will desolve a lot of crud by...
  8. dbrannon79

    Fuel contamination

    @Stoney how much fuel is in that tank? gallon wise guessing? also if you run you finger in the inside, does the staining wipe off to a clean spot?
  9. dbrannon79

    Fuel contamination

    I blew them up and re-posted them for Stoney
  10. dbrannon79

    Fuel contamination

    @Stoney that tank innards don't look good. looks like bug juice and stains! I feel like it's only a matter of time till that fuel will leave you stranded and up the creek without a paddle!
  11. dbrannon79

    Fuel contamination

    don't use any muratic acid on aluminum! that will eat the tank and make a really bad poison gas cloud!! once you are able to empty it of the fuel. wash it out with ethanol free gas and drain it. the brightener will also eat away any protective coating if it has any that keeps it from...
  12. dbrannon79

    Fuel contamination

    check out FB market place too. any equipment or boat scrap yards you might score something cheap! even a semi-rig tank
  13. dbrannon79

    Fuel contamination

    even if he could get his hand on one of those boat fuel tanks that are portable. lay it next to his aux tank, strap it down and run the hoses to it. that would work too. iirc they normally hold around 10 gallons. this would give him a chance to still keep the truck running and be able...
  14. dbrannon79

    Fuel contamination

    it was a thought for what can he do without spending $$ and aim towards cleaning the muck out of his fuel system in a pinch. chances are the fuel tank in his other truck doesn't have any rust if it still has good gas in it and it's not rotten gas. a new diesel tank would cost in the...
  15. dbrannon79

    Fuel contamination

    oh and if the tank had a little rust in it, this is where the fun part comes in lol... make sure you have access to a shop vac, but dry out the tank and add in some small pebble rocks. you and your wife can shake the beegee's out if it then vacuum out the tank though the sender hole...
  16. dbrannon79

    Fuel contamination

    you can use the tank from your gasser truck only check the sending unit fitting but they should have the same fitting thread as the lines on your truck, otherwise slip some diesel hose over the lines pushing the fittings back and clamp it. also remove the sending unit and pull the pump off...
  17. dbrannon79

    Fuel contamination

    ok that makes sense. next question... lol your other truck. it still needs a lot including a diff repair to get on the road right? what year is it? what I'm getting at is will the fuel tank be able to mount on your dually and work for a while? allow you to remove and clean the aux tank...
  18. dbrannon79

    Fuel contamination

    @Stoney I forget, what was wrong with your factory tank? maybe if you could re-plumb it in with some fresh fuel while you drain and clean out the other tank?
  19. dbrannon79

    What did you do with your GMT400 today...or yesterday....

    I think I recall using a sawzaw and slowly cut flush on the top of the pin. then drove it downward.
  20. dbrannon79

    What did you do with your GMT400 today...or yesterday....

    @Big T that head will need to be ground off and then punched through so the pin falls out. best to do that when the door is off. on mine I had to really put some force on the pin to get the new one in place. oh on the bushings, they do make oversize ones but are expensive compared to...
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