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Forum: Trailers 02-05-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By BrianS
The best way would be to determine the load...

The best way would be to determine the load rating of your axle. There may be a sticker on the trailer tongue that lists the specs. If not, I'd guess you have a 3500 lb axle. So, the capacity of...
Forum: Trailers 02-05-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By BrianS
I don't blame you for changing the leaf springs,...

I don't blame you for changing the leaf springs, I had one break on my '93 Prostar trailer on the road! Not fun.

No need to overpay and order from the mcpartsdepot.com website. There is nothing...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,435
Posted By BrianS
That looks great! I need a X14 DD template!

That looks great! I need a X14 DD template!
Forum: Electrical 01-23-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By BrianS
The CAN bus runs in an insulated 2 wire + bare...

The CAN bus runs in an insulated 2 wire + bare ground cable assembly. On my '08 it is a thick gray cable. It runs from the back of the engine at the ECM up to the dash. When the wire passes...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,139
Posted By BrianS
Oops, didn't see his last post. Bolt spacing...

Oops, didn't see his last post. Bolt spacing doesn't match my '08 trailer.

Might be able to fill holes with weld and redrill.


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Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,139
Posted By BrianS
Just to be clear, mine is from waymires. I got...

Just to be clear, mine is from waymires. I got mine last winter. I painted it black. Just wanted to provide the measurements for the full price version. If Cam confirms the bolt spacing at 4" this is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,139
Posted By BrianS
Reliable to UFP Actuator Retrofit Now Available

Went out and measured mine this morning. Trailer tube is 4" tall and bolts are 4" center to center. Hard to tell from Sodars pic the exact bolt spacing....
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,139
Posted By BrianS
UFP actuators are also 1 vs 2 axle specific. I...

UFP actuators are also 1 vs 2 axle specific. I don't see which this is on the GLS site either? Anyone know what the difference is?

The conversion is simple if this is the right part for your...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,139
Posted By BrianS
That is a smoking deal, I paid more than double...

That is a smoking deal, I paid more than double that. I doubt you can re-use old parts as the old is the Reliable brand and this is UFP, still a great deal even after the extra parts.

Anyone have...
Forum: Towers 01-21-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,387
Posted By BrianS
Lol, I did the same, $17 to ship $2 worth of...

Lol, I did the same, $17 to ship $2 worth of plastic bushings that will fit in an envelope. I figured it was a software issue on the website and emailed them. Nope, just bend over...
Forum: Towers 01-20-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,666
Posted By BrianS
Thanks for the clarification, great info.

Thanks for the clarification, great info.
Forum: Towers 01-20-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,666
Posted By BrianS
I was thinking the same thing, mine is clear...

I was thinking the same thing, mine is clear coated...
Forum: Electrical 01-11-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By BrianS
Thanks Mike, I saw your other post about that...

Thanks Mike, I saw your other post about that connector and checked mine out, it was not corroded. However, I did notice that it does not positively latch closed. It seems seated tight but will not...
Forum: Trailers 01-08-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By BrianS
Looks great! I'm planning this same thing this...

Looks great! I'm planning this same thing this winter. Did you order the pre-glued version? How did you cut it? How did you prep the fender?


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Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,106
Posted By BrianS
First, thoughts and prayers to you and your...

First, thoughts and prayers to you and your family David. Wishing her a full recovery.



Second, 100% agree with this. If you don't want to donate, fine, but no need to kick a man when he is down.
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By BrianS
Happy New Year to all! Sent from my iPhone...

Happy New Year to all!


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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-31-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By BrianS
Finished it up tonight. Permatex had a sealant...

Finished it up tonight. Permatex had a sealant just for thermostats so I used that.

Put some sealant in the groove, then put the thermostat in....
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,066
Posted By BrianS
I had a PM from someone asking for a pic of how I...

I had a PM from someone asking for a pic of how I modified my key blank to fit the new fob. Thought it might be useful for all.

I just used a combination of Dremel, drill, file, and even jig saw I...
Forum: General / Other 12-26-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By BrianS
Adjust throttle friction

Thought I would post this how-to for adjusting the friction of the throttle lever on the drive by wire boats. I have an '08 X14 and the throttle lever moved very easily. Hitting a wave solid could...
Forum: Electrical 12-26-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By BrianS
Well, spoke too soon. I ordered a new volt meter...

Well, spoke too soon. I ordered a new volt meter from GLS, exact part number replacement. Worked right for a few weeks when I would go out and check it occasionally. Now back to the same symptoms,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-26-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By BrianS
The original definitely had sealant above and...

The original definitely had sealant above and below the gasket.

Got new stainless bolts to replace the corroded originals, 3/8-16 x 3". Chased the threads out with a tap.
Forum: General / Other 12-25-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,558
Posted By BrianS
I sold my '03 Tacoma last year with 190k miles...

I sold my '03 Tacoma last year with 190k miles for $10k. That's not projected.

The cost of ownership for diesel is crazy, oil changes, tires, exhaust fluid, injectors, etc. All more, way more....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-24-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By BrianS
Here is the process : - Remove air filter. Held...

Here is the process :

- Remove air filter. Held on with a hose clamp. I needed to heat it up a bit with the heat gun to get it off.

- Remove hoses from upper housing. May need heat gun.

- Remove...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,066
Posted By BrianS
Finally took a pic of a few of the goodies I...

Finally took a pic of a few of the goodies I ordered. New shift knob and key fob. Took me a bit to find the right key blank. Finally got some help at the second Ace Hardware I tried. The key blank...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-23-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By BrianS
Thanks for the info guys. I ordered the OEM part...

Thanks for the info guys. I ordered the OEM part and gasket from skidim, should be here in a few days. I'll post some pics of the install for future reference by others.
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