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Old 05-19-2019, 09:06 PM   #3751
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Cleaned the EGR valve at 33k miles. PITA to get out... Took a lot of wiggling and niggling, but it came out and service was done in situ w/o removing coolant lines. I think this is a must ~ every 30k miles.





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Old 05-20-2019, 02:49 AM   #3752
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Tonight I added a switch that allows me to power my stereo and amp without a key in the ignition (jumper from cigarette lighter positive to radio acc wire). Also put together a tray to add an aux battery under the passenger seat
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:19 PM   #3753
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Today I put almost a gallon of bedliner on my roof. I may be painting it to match the body soon but Iím definitely keeping the gutter black
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:45 AM   #3754
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BrennWagon, thanks for the photos. Looking good.

We both have silver/gray vans and I am considering finding a gray bedliner product.

Some of the bedliners bubbly texture bothers me, as I would prefer a smoother finish, especially the kevlar based headliners that I have seen. I like the idea of Kevlar, but the lumps look more than any of the products I have seen. The smoother the better for me.

Did you roll it on or buy the spray cans, or use a spray gun?

As with a lot of detailed work, it is all in the prep time spent and your efforts show the extra effort.

The on the road noise mitigation is an additional plus of covering our vans with bedliner.

Which product did you use? Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:48 AM   #3755
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Got the windows tinted, 35% front doors, 5% for the sides & rear.
No more having to close the curtains to nude up
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:39 AM   #3756
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Cleaned the EGR valve at 33k miles. PITA to get out... Took a lot of wiggling and niggling, but it came out and service was done in situ w/o removing coolant lines. I think this is a must ~ every 30k miles.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:46 AM   #3757
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My x 5 new BFGoodrich KO2's arrived today so will be getting those fitted to my freshly powder costed OEM alloys soon, pumped! Pardon the pun!
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:59 AM   #3758
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Brake cleaner, tooth brush, and Q-tips.

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Old 05-21-2019, 09:22 PM   #3759
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BrennWagon, thanks for the photos. Looking good.

We both have silver/gray vans and I am considering finding a gray bedliner product.

Some of the bedliners bubbly texture bothers me, as I would prefer a smoother finish, especially the kevlar based headliners that I have seen. I like the idea of Kevlar, but the lumps look more than any of the products I have seen. The smoother the better for me.

Did you roll it on or buy the spray cans, or use a spray gun?

As with a lot of detailed work, it is all in the prep time spent and your efforts show the extra effort.

The on the road noise mitigation is an additional plus of covering our vans with Bedliner

Which product did you use? Thanks.
I used Herculiner on the black parts. Itís said that they make gray and white colors too but good luck finding them!! I rolled/brushed it on and itís said that you can strain out the rubber grains for a smoother finish. It does mitigate a fair amount of road noise but itís the rust protection Iím after more than anything else. Form follows function, and I go on the roof enough that a non skid surface is helpful, plus this way I donít feel like I need to put decking on the roof rack. The paint is an ongoing process, itís Rustoleum Aluminum oil based paint that I rolled 6 coats on after extensive rust treatment. Iím slowly wet sanding the whole thing to prep for a final base and clear coat. And Iím putting stripes down the sides once the base coat is finished. The paint has held up extremely well, prep work is everything and a final wipe down with xylene really helped the silver bond with the factory paint and primers.
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Tonight I added a switch that allows me to power my stereo and amp without a key in the ignition (jumper from cigarette lighter positive to radio acc wire). Also put together a tray to add an aux battery under the passenger seat
I'd be interested in more details on this. I'd like to power my stereo and amp (both aftermarket) from my house batteries for camping. Maybe not quite the same setup - maybe some type of switch where the stereo/amp draws power from main electrical when the van is running and then a switch to draw from house when not.
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