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bturner2
bturner2
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 08:35 AM
Joined: 03-02-2008
Location: Brighton, MI
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  • bturner2
    replied to Long Haul
    Looks like you have some work cut out for you with that trailer. What kind of an axle rated for that trailer would not accept a bracket for brakes. In Michigan all trailers when loaded at more than 3000 lbs require brakes. I don't know that I've ever seen a MC trailer without brakes since about the...
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  • bturner2
    replied to Long Haul
    Have they or can you get them to service the hubs for you before you take ownership? It would be nice if that was done before the trip.

    Other than that waterlogged is spot on as usual. The tires are junk and I wouldn't leave the lot with them still on. I tend to "bring it all"...
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  • Sounds like you're running it out of the water? If so that is the typical dry strut bearing noise. First time I did this I thought I really tore something up. Still sends chills down my spine. I would highly recommend not doing that unless you're looking for a reason to change the strut bearing....
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  • bturner2
    replied to Help needed with ballast on X2
    I played the calibration game with my 07 X2 the first season but after about the third go around I figured out the gauges were more of a suggestion than any actual indication of level in the tanks.

    I filled until they overflowed to know there were full, then drained until the tanks showed...
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  • bturner2
    replied to Trick Skis
    Several sets on marketplace up here is Michigan.
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  • Was looking for my post on this subject a couple years back but couldn't find it. I jokingly commented something to the effect that these screens would be unobtainable or $10K if you could find one. I know when I bought this last boat I have I specifically went out of my way to find a boat without one...
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  • IDK, I've been turning wrenching on these boats for some time and while I've heard of them failing I have (sound of me knocking on wood) yet to replace one. When they do fail (at least on cars) it's typically the bearing that goes and again at least with cars you'll see a water witness line or water...
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    Last edited by bturner2; 06-16-2022, 08:23 AM.

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  • bturner2
    replied to Trailer refresh
    I went to the BIL's yesterday and did a fuel pump, pressure regulator and filter for some issues we were having with his 05 Malibu Response. We decided to do this on the trailer due to working with gas and knew from previous experience there would be some spilling involved. Went and got his 2005 trailer...
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  • bturner2
    replied to Trailer refresh
    If that included striping it down, media blasting and putting it back together that was an absolute steal. The labor to strip it down and put it back together around here would be at least that. I don't think you could even get someone to do a complete brake job and fluid flush for under $350 on a trailer...
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  • bturner2
    replied to MDC Question
    This is a common problem with this system that has been well documented over the years. The fix most take is to replace it all (tubing and pickups) and let god sort it out as the risk of damaging another MDC is not worth the chance you missed something and will still have the same problem. Another path...
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  • Nice work and documentation. Broken fiberglass always looks worse than it is but is fairly easy to repair with simple tools. Dirty, itchy, dusty work but can be quite rewarding when you see the end product.
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  • bturner2
    replied to Trailer refresh
    Won't argue with the results of power coating but I will on time, effort and cost. If you're going to powder coat you're typically going to want to media blast which means striping down the trailer down to the frame. So now you removing everything including springs and bushings then figuring out how...
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    Last edited by bturner2; 06-10-2022, 02:18 PM.

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  • bturner2
    replied to Trailer refresh
    Depending on the current condition of the trailer (i.e. no significant rust or damage), I've always done mine myself at home. I wont say they've turned out as good as a professional spray job but depending on what gear you currently have (compressor mostly) you could do this yourself in the driveway....
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  • Just to add to these threads a bit as we seem to be having a rash of fuel delivery problems.....

    So after reading all these lately the 05 Response I work on from time to time started developing, yeah you guess it, engine performance problems. This one is intermittent and is a different...
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