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    Power Steering Questions

    Thanks again for all the feedback. Removed the power steering pump (Sweet Manufacturing) and sent to them for rebuild. The fluid was super dark, like old oil dark. The overflow also has (had) dark sediment at the bottom, clearer on top. #1 Is this normal? #2 Should I add a filter somewhere? #3...
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    Motor Oil Question

    Thank you swiftracing5.
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    Motor Oil Question

    Thank you for the reply coolerking. Any particular weight?
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    Motor Oil Question

    Happy Easter! My car runs a GM 2.4. Any recommends on motor oil, brand, weight?
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    Class 5 only

    I swapped out the old (leaking) radiator (and fans) from Champion Cooling Systems. They have an upgraded BC1193 that's a little heavier, but designed for off-road.
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    Class 5 only

    The Tin Man needs some refurb. Looking for shop/mechanic recommendations in So Cal. It would be great to find a guy that's got a mobile operation. Right?
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    Any advise?

    The motor is a 2.4lt ecotech. There are two stabilizing mounts in the rear. The 7/16" threads are mostly stripped. Planning on tapping to 1/2". Anyone see a problem or have any advice?
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    Car Jack

    Thanks Michael!
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    Car Jack

    Great article on the Hernquist Class 5 build. Awesome car. Anyone know if you can buy the battery powered jack, off the shelf?
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    Class 5

    Fresh Questions: My first trip out was stopped a bit short because of a split in a piece of 1.25"ID radiator hose. Figuring I should carry spares after this. Posted two photo's, one of the break and another of the upper connection from radiator. The upper still looks ok but thinking maybe I...
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    Class 5

    Newbie Question. In a 2.4L EcoTech. Do I run premium un-leaded gas?
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    CA Plates

    I appreciate the feedback.
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    CA Plates

    That's a good plan. I think I can make that happen.Thx
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    CA Plates

    I'm purchasing a Class 5 car, from AZ. I would like to get it plated in CA. Could use some advice on how to make this happen. (edited) Just became aware that the car was registered ( lapsed 5/20 ) as an 2016 SPCON, DBUG. Q: If I can get AZ reg re-established; Can I run it in CA? This is mostly...
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    Class 5

    Just bought my first Buggy. A Class 5U. So freaking excited right now. Take possession in a week. Lots of questions to ask.
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