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Picked up a 30x9.5 BFG for $50 from gumtree. Now have a spare that matches.

Disconnected front LED lights - was a bit wankerish. Just have a problem where if I see an empty hole I have to fill it. Same issue with the fake switches in most dashes.

If I can get my seat sorted will spring for a proper front bar.
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Threads can bind particularly on removal and this damages the thread requiring a new thread to be cut, often requiring the use of a thread insert to replace the damage thread....
Bit like what can happen on alloy heads when people use Iridiums over a exchange interval; the plugs seaze and then strip the threads, yerr?

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Picked up a 30x9.5 BFG for $50 from gumtree. Now have a spare that matches.

Disconnected front LED lights - was a bit wankerish. Just have a problem where if I see an empty hole I have to fill it. Same issue with the fake switches in most dashes.

If I can get my seat sorted will spring for a proper front bar.
I picked up a BFG 30x9.5 the other week, almost new, only $10 which I thought was a bargain, now I have 7 of them....
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How do they stop the metal going into the head?

Which shop is it? Just for future reference. You can PM me if you don't wanna share with everyone.
I'm not sure how they catch the filings. I believe it is all part of the tool they use when retaping the thread. It's getting done at G & T Auto's. They work on alot of yank tanks and old Fords (350GT's etc) so I thought I give them a call and ask the question. They said they'd done an older Falcon earlier in the week with no hassles.


Fairly certain I will only need one or two threads redone. Spark plug number one is the problem child. Such a pain getting the correct angle with that one even once the alternator bracket is removed. Just another thing to add to my current growing list. Pretty sure I've got a wheel bearing about to die as well and I'm still trying to fix the long crank prob that has been going on all year
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I'm not sure how they catch the filings. I believe it is all part of the tool they use when retaping the thread. It's getting done at G & T Auto's. They work on alot of yank tanks and old Fords (350GT's etc) so I thought I give them a call and ask the question. They said they'd done an older Falcon earlier in the week with no hassles.


Fairly certain I will only need one or two threads redone. Spark plug number one is the problem child. Such a pain getting the correct angle with that one even once the alternator bracket is removed. Just another thing to add to my current growing list. Pretty sure I've got a wheel bearing about to die as well and I'm still trying to fix the long crank prob that has been going on all year
Ah I see.

G&T are good, they rebuilt my skyline engine, build big drag cars and work on a lot of American muscle cars. I take my other car there too. Good guys and gals.
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I'm still trying to fix the long crank prob that has been going on all year
I had a long cranking issue JC it ended up being the battery. Even though it was wipping over the engine it must need a fair amount of power to run the ignition. I replaced the battery a week ago, thereabouts and it fixed two or three issues. BTW what make you think you have a stuffed bearing? If it is noisy front or rear it will more than likely be the diff.

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My XJ is still up on stands waiting for a D30 rebuild.

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I had a long cranking issue JC it ended up being the battery. Even though it was wipping over the engine it must need a fair amount of power to run the ignition. I replaced the battery a week ago, thereabouts and it fixed two or three issues. BTW what make you think you have a stuffed bearing? If it is noisy front or rear it will more than likely be the diff.

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Don't think it's the diff as I had the fluids changed a month ago and no metal filings were found in either and 4wd still works with no horrible diff noises. Noises coming from the front end make me think it's this as they appear to be coming from the right hand front wheel and I don't have any axle leaks. Would be happy if it isn't a wheel bearing but that would mean something else is buggered and my search would continue
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Well AG, it would appear that you are correct. There's something wrong with my front diff/axle. Checked both the front hubs, no play. Checked the uni's, uni's tight however have play in r/h axle shaft Driving home from work this morning I heard a loud metallic snap from the front diff. This with all the grinding and the clunking which has just begun, can only mean bad things.

Removing axle this arvo and praying it's only the axle bearing and not a snapped axle. This will teach me for drag racing on dirt airstrips
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