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Fifty150hs 12-10-2021 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by c-bass (Post 1214180)
Wouldn't I be able to feel that shifting into park? or rather not feel anything?

Not sure you'd feel it shifting into park, but if it is engaged the vehicle shouldn't roll.

x5Alpine 12-11-2021 01:44 AM

It looks like it just slid down the hill. The angle of that hill looks steep enough that if the parking pin actually broke it would've kept rolling.

c-bass 12-11-2021 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by x5Alpine (Post 1214186)
It looks like it just slid down the hill. The angle of that hill looks steep enough that if the parking pin actually broke it would've kept rolling.

:dunno:

I would have like to see it happen so I would know if the wheels were turning or it just slid.

But I agree there's definitely enough angle that it would have plowed right through Karen's fence.

I'm assuming that if the parking pin broke it would basically be the same thing as it being in neutral?

c-bass 12-14-2021 09:32 PM

Today's episode of Check Engine Light has been brought to you by misfires in cylinder 6.

Yup, another CEL, sigh

Over the last few weeks I've addressed misfires on 3 separate occasions.

This time around it popped up after almost 2 weeks of driving around warning free.

I smashed on the gas just for fun because I rarely go over 30 mph and BAM orange light.

Currently on day 2 of new coil and dare I say it's running better than ever?

New issues I found:

Windshield washer doesn't work. Checked the fuses and they were all fine so I'll swap out the pump with a spare I have.

Interesting/Annoying thing I've noticed about the new fan clutch. During startup it spins the fan for a short distance before it disengages. The colder it is the longer it takes. This is probably due to the fact that it's an Amazon clutch but after that it seems to work ok. Mind you I haven't driven Swampy far or long at all.

guntherrex 12-15-2021 04:42 AM

not too smooth sailing so far...

fan clutch has been bugging me for a long time, an OEM Behr unit solved it, thoug it sounds yours might be ok. The colder oil might need a bit longer to get spun out of the viscous clutch at low outside temperatures.

c-bass 12-15-2021 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by guntherrex (Post 1214389)
not too smooth sailing so far...

fan clutch has been bugging me for a long time, an OEM Behr unit solved it, thoug it sounds yours might be ok. The colder oil might need a bit longer to get spun out of the viscous clutch at low outside temperatures.

So far it looks like once it's warmed up it behaves like a normal fan clutch but the first few hundred feet it definitely sounds like a giant leaf blower

guntherrex 12-16-2021 05:16 AM

haha oh yes I know that feeling! Mine used to keep doing that as soon as the engine was up to temperature, and for the first few hundred yards from startup too....

c-bass 12-20-2021 10:23 PM

Yay! The windshield washer is working again after I swapped it out with a spare I had and I only spilled half a gallon of fluid while I fumbled trying to get the thing in the hole.


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