Grinding To A Halt

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by airkooledchris » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:00 pm

Im happy to hear no additional sensor was required and it was just a wiring issue for the LM-1.

Fingers crossed you make it that last leg and don't suffer any larger failures along the Road To Recovery.
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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:56 am

airkooledchris wrote:Im happy to hear no additional sensor was required and it was just a wiring issue for the LM-1.

Fingers crossed you make it that last leg and don't suffer any larger failures along the Road To Recovery.
I went to Discount Tire because the Jupiters are trash. They don't know nuthin' about good off-road driving. Plus the camber issue in the front had really killed them long ago. So, I found a Discount Tire here outside Dallas, "you got the wide five adapter for old Volkswagens?" The computer terminal associate went blank. Found a supervisor type. "No." Was referred to another Discount Tire that "should" have one. Got there.
"You may touch my car under the following three conditions:
1) dismount does not take the paint off the wheels.
2) I show the professional tire changer the correct jacking points
3) the wheels shall be torqued to 90 ft/lbs in the correct pattern
Is there a problem with these requests?"
"No sir. That will be $80.00 + tax + disposal fee."
"I AM supplying the tires ...."
"Yeah, we charge $20.00 per tire to mount and balance."
"With those new cheap chinese valve stems that fail?"
"Oh yeah no sure we don't use them any more not now."

While I waited in line, I left. You know why, airkooledchris? Because when I took your tires out and placed them next to the TBRRD, they were waay waay too much tire!
This "rebuilt" steering box (grey paint and a seal) would drop dead with those big old things. I will put them on the BobD, and get some tidy little Hankooks for this car.

Yesterday, I had done the One-Step rust-catalyzing primer on the middle vent window frame at a country road driveway. Man, that was embarrassing. Visitors:
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Those poor cows were so hopeful that I was a hay/water truck, I was just apologizing. Look at how desperately skinny they are:
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Twenty minutes ago, I did finally get a topcoat of satin black engine enamel on the middle left vent wing window frame, here at Starbucks:

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Off to AutoZone to get valve spring compressor and valve grinding paste!
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 101,475 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by hambone » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:44 pm

Hankooks are slippery in the woods. Well, at least where there's moisture.
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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by dtrumbo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:07 pm

The Jupiter must be Les Schwab's go-to tire for buses. When we bought it, my wife's bus had them too with Les Schwab paperwork in the glove box to claim responsibility. Like the TBRRD, this problem has since been corrected.
- Dick

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1978 Riviera Camper. Bone stock GE 2.0L F.I.
1979 Super Beetle convertible.

... as it turns out, it was the coil!

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by satchmo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:50 pm

dtrumbo wrote:The Jupiter must be Les Schwab's go-to tire for buses. When we bought it, my wife's bus had them too with Les Schwab paperwork in the glove box to claim responsibility. Like the TBRRD, this problem has since been corrected.
Actually, I think Jupiter is the ONLY brand Les Schwab typically carries or has in-stock in the correct size and load rating for the bus. They can special order Hankooks if you want.

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by Sylvester » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:59 pm

satchmo wrote:
dtrumbo wrote:The Jupiter must be Les Schwab's go-to tire for buses. When we bought it, my wife's bus had them too with Les Schwab paperwork in the glove box to claim responsibility. Like the TBRRD, this problem has since been corrected.
Actually, I think Jupiter is the ONLY brand Les Schwab typically carries or has in-stock in the correct size and load rating for the bus. They can special order Hankooks if you want.

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So Jupiter's are crappy and to be avoided?
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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by satchmo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:09 pm

Sylvester wrote:
satchmo wrote:
dtrumbo wrote:The Jupiter must be Les Schwab's go-to tire for buses. When we bought it, my wife's bus had them too with Les Schwab paperwork in the glove box to claim responsibility. Like the TBRRD, this problem has since been corrected.
Actually, I think Jupiter is the ONLY brand Les Schwab typically carries or has in-stock in the correct size and load rating for the bus. They can special order Hankooks if you want.

Tim
So Jupiter's are crappy and to be avoided?
In my experience, Jupiters provide much improved handling over tires that are not C or D load rated, but the tread wears down quickly. Being fairly inexpensive, they are good in a pinch and I would have no hesitation about driving with them.

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by DoubleNickle » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:12 pm

That's good to hear. We have Jup's on our bus that are fairly old but have limited miles on them and I was hoping to run them for awhile....
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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by airkooledchris » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:30 pm

That's too bad about the steering box potentially not being up to snuff, because those tires would certainly be a huge improvement in off road capability.

That head on shot of the cows makes them look about right, just a little lean and not over-fed, but that one side shot does show the start of some emaciation.
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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by dtrumbo » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:33 am

The Jupiter's that were on our bus were passenger car tires, not at all up to the task. Satchmo's post implies they offer other models more suited. Perhaps I shouldn't have condemned the entire brand.
- Dick

1970 Transporter. 2015cc, dual Weber IDF 40's
1978 Riviera Camper. Bone stock GE 2.0L F.I.
1979 Super Beetle convertible.

... as it turns out, it was the coil!

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:35 am

dtrumbo wrote:The Jupiter's that were on our bus were passenger car tires, not at all up to the task. Satchmo's post implies they offer other models more suited. Perhaps I shouldn't have condemned the entire brand.
I will join you in arch condemnation. I have never seen tread depth disappear so rapidly, like black crayons getting dragged on concrete in the hot sun, I have never heard such deep belt rumble (like un-synchronized locomotives underfoot), I miss my Michelins.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 101,475 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:06 pm

Hippie wrote:
ruckman101 wrote:
Hippie wrote:Sending them to ruckman101
Thanks Hippie!


neal
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I now have a spare little square deflector.
First $199.99 gets it.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 101,475 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by ruckman101 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:09 pm

Received!

Gretchen's new engine stays stock.


thanks again,
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