Water pump blew up in Death Valley on the eastbound climb up Towne Pass, having not gotten far from Panamint Springs on the 3500′ ascent. The water pump shaft bearings gave out and caused coolant to leak past the shaft, and got sprayed all over under the hood by the engine fan draft. Before theContinue reading “7.3L Powerstroke Water Pump”
Addressing the transmission and failed starter motor. Replaced starter which broke at the starter gear housing, and while the ZF-5 transmission and drivelines were removed from the truck, went ahead and had the following parts replaced for $1000 in labor: flywheel, engine rear main seal (Ford p/n F4TZ-6701-A) pressure plate, clutch, shift fork (Ford p/nContinue reading “ZF-5 Manual Transmission”
Manchester tank with OPD (overfill prevention device), manufactured in 2000, 1#/5gal LPG tank. Recertified in Aug 2019 (after acquiring camper, indicating that the propane tank was never refilled/used for at least the 9 years prior to taking delivery) Jan 11, 2020 – CaliGas (La Paz, BCS MX) – 8kg @ = $160MX Feb 26, 2020Continue reading “Casa de Lance Truck Camper Propane”
Less than $500 12V solar system, using 2 thin flexible solar panels for a combined 260 watts, on Casa de Lance truck camper. A simple, lightweight, and maintenance-free setup that does not require drilling through the roof, and connects to existing camper battery. Breakdown of the components to put together my exact system: includes AmazonContinue reading “Casa de Lance Truck Camper Solar System”
Lance Lite model 915 EC , fully self-contained truck camper (aka slide-in, cab-over) for long bed pickup truck Dimensionally: 9’6″ floor length, 93″ wide, 6’7″ interior height, 17’6″ length overall, 61″ center of gravity; 2059lbs dry weight (before options and upgrades) Specs: 33 gallon fresh water, 16 gallon gray tank, 13 gallon holding tank, 4Continue reading “2000 Casa de Lance 915 Truck Camper”
So it begins.. added to the fleet, a 2008 KTM 530 EXC-R plated California dirtbike. Taken delivery with relatively low hours & miles (180 hours; 3850 miles | 6200km) on the XC4 motor, she appears to have solid potential from the initial baseline of mechanicals and fluids, and enough initial issues to facilitate getting rapidlyContinue reading “KTM 530 EXC adventure build for TAT”
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