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Old 03-14-2018, 01:30 AM
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Vent plug? What's this, are we talking about the bleeder valve on the expansion tank?


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Yes is the bleeder valve on the expansion tank.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:31 AM
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:14 PM
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Rebuilt and installed the ZF 5HP24 in my 2003 4.4i. It actually moved and has no issues amazingly enough.
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:04 AM
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Rebuilt and installed the ZF 5HP24 in my 2003 4.4i. It actually moved and has no issues amazingly enough.
Congratz ! That first crank and move is always the most tense.
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:32 AM
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yesterday me and my mate dave decided it was time to fix the beast
so , at 11 am we started ,
with tools in hand we removed both passenger side doors and stripped them down , windows, regs handles the lot...........
5 hours later i now have 2 shiney, no scratched (keyed) or rusty doors,
apart from me having a blonde moment and closing it , without the bowden cable attached, everything was fine
next job the tailgate
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Finally warmed up today in Charlotte so I did my annual engine bay service. Spray 1 can of Scrubbing Bubbles on everything and wait 5 minutes and a low pressure rinse with the garden hose. Follow up with Aerospace 303 conditioner and back to new again. For those of you that have never cleaned your engine bay, this is the way to go...

154,000 miles and looks like it has 15 on it.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:45 PM
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Damn that looks good.
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Finally warmed up today in Charlotte so I did my annual engine bay service. Spray 1 can of Scrubbing Bubbles on everything and wait 5 minutes and a low pressure rinse with the garden hose. Follow up with Aerospace 303 conditioner and back to new again. For those of you that have never cleaned your engine bay, this is the way to go...

154,000 miles and looks like it has 15 on it.
I tried your scrubbing bubbles trick. It works pretty good, except it doesn't seem to do that well with oil. If you can control any oil leaks it works great. I haven't tried the Aerospace 303, I've used Gumout and it works well. I'm going to look for the Aerospace 303. The Gumout stuff is a little oily and attracts dust.
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today , we did the tailgate.
only bit of it that was not as I really wanted is I had to cut the big plug off for the rear wiper motor , cos it wouldn't go through the gap with the rest of the loom .
but all in all , removing the upper tailgate and the doors isn't really a big issue,
but I suggest you don't do it on your own.
if any one wants pointers I'm happy to help
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I tried your scrubbing bubbles trick. It works pretty good, except it doesn't seem to do that well with oil. If you can control any oil leaks it works great. I haven't tried the Aerospace 303, I've used Gumout and it works well. I'm going to look for the Aerospace 303. The Gumout stuff is a little oily and attracts dust.
I had a little oil (fluid) leak from the power steering reservoir so I just hit it with a shot of brake cleaner before the scrubbing bubbles. Works like a champ. The Aerospace 303 is not oily or greasy at all. It leaves a semi gloss shine to everything and wiping your hand across any surface feels dry and clean.
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