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  1. 2 points
    jrm223

    EXTERIOR CARE

    My town has only two paved roads, everything else is gravel - so, needless to say, my wash routine is very lazy, haha. I pretty much just rinse off the dust about 6-8 times a year (usually no soap, even, except maybe 3-4 times a year), not counting any rain that might happen to occasionally rinse the van a bit. I could (and have) fully clean it in my yard, go back out an hour later and it's dusty again just because somebody drove by. Talk about just spinning your wheels, going nowhere fast! lol. But, I wouldn't trade a minute of the country to be back in the stupid big city.
  2. 2 points
    davidparker

    the OH CRAP tote

    I keep a roll of TP in a waterproof bag in my tote. I guess that makes mine a true Oh Crap tote!
  3. 1 point
    You'll get an instand reply in transit connct'ed facebook group. Lots of diesel guys there.
  4. 1 point
    tcconvert

    the OH CRAP tote

    My shade tree mechanic days are over. The only tools I carry now are a AAA card and a cell phone.
  5. 1 point
    G B L

    EXTERIOR CARE

    When you live on a dirt road the task is easy, get over it the van is dirty!
  6. 1 point
  7. 1 point
    mrtn

    the OH CRAP tote

    There's a warehouse construction next to my "home" gas station 5 minutes from my house. All the guys there are hauling their gear around in the latest model Denalis, Laramies and Raptors. If I was the client I would think that I might be overpaying for the job. Note that these trucks cost A LOT more over here, Denali and RAM Laramie are €70K, Raptor is €86K.
  8. 1 point
    Fifty150

    the OH CRAP tote

    Mercedes Metris Way better than the Chevy, Ram, & Nissan microvans. My dad said that if a contractor shows up at your house in a Mercedes, don't even let him in. He has to charge more, for the same job, in order to make those Mercedes payments.
  9. 1 point
    DonShockley

    How do you remove wipers?

    If using a puller or pliers you may want to reinstall the nut loosely while you're first trying to get it broken loose. It'll give you a larger surface to pry against and it will protect the threads. And if you do happen to damage the surface with the plier teeth or something, it's a lot easier to replace a nut than a threaded wiper motor shaft.
  10. 1 point
    Fifty150

    the OH CRAP tote

    You don't even have your Transit Connect anymore. By June, you mom would have traded hers in for something new.
  11. 1 point
    Fifty150

    the OH CRAP tote

    You can still change a tire, jump start, change a broken fan belt, repair and/or change a leaking hose, change a light bulb, change the wiper blades, change a fuse..........all sorts of little things like that on the side of the road. You can still change the oil, change the transmission fluid, change the spark plugs and coils, add washer fluid, install a backup camera, and perform minor service in your driveway. Even with a sophisticated computer, bolt on parts are still bolt on parts. Don't let the sensors intimidate you. It's not like making roast beef in a microwave.
  12. 1 point
    mrtn

    How do you remove wipers?

    Once you have removed the nut just soak the connection in WD-40 for a few hours and pull the wiper off the peg. It's a cone with miniature splines. Do not yank or you'll damage the underlaying mechanism or break the wiper. The best solution is using a small puller. Now that I think of it I recall having used these as a single-sided pullers:
  13. 1 point
    Fifty150

    ForScan

    Okay. So I really didn't know what that means. I had to look it up. Here is what I found @: https://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php?topic=651.0 HS-CAN modules: -PCM (Powertrain Control Module) -ABS (Anti-lock Brake System, includes AdvanceTrac and Traction Control) -RCM (Restraint Control Module, AKA airbags and seatbelts) -AWD (All Wheel Drive module, if equipped) -OCSM (Occupent Classification System Module, AKA Passenger Seat Sensors) -PAM (Parking Aid Module) -IPC (Instrument Panel Cluster) -BdyCM (Body Control Module 2013+) -ACM (Audio Control Module, 2013+) -FCIM (Front Controls Interface Module, 2013+) -PSCM (Power Steering Control Module, Hydraulic PS only) -SECM (Steering Effort Control Module, Electric PS only) -CCM (Cruise Control Module) -SCCM (Steering Column Control Module, 2013+) -APIM (Accessory Protocol Interface Module AKA SYNC) MS-CAN modules: -SJB (Smart Junction Box) -HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning module) -ACM (Audio Control Module, pre 2013) -DSP (Audio Digital Signal Processing Module) -DSM (Driver Seat Module) -DDM (Driver Door Module) -RFA (Remote Function Actuator Module) -DCSM (Dual Climate Controlled Seat Module) -SDARS (Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service) -FCIM (Front Controls Interface Module, pre 2013) -FDIM (Front Display Interface Module) -ILCM (Interior Lighting Control Module) -HCM-2 (High Beam Control Module) -SOD-R/L (Side Obstacle Detection Control Module AKA BLIS, a module for each side of the vehicle) -IPC-MS (Instrument Panel Cluster, MS-CAN) -GPSM (Global Positioning System Module) -APIM (Accessory Protocol Interface Module AKA SYNC)
  14. 1 point
    The Tornado is a joke like a fuel magnet or playing classical music to your drinking water. Do not buy one, ever.
  15. 1 point
    John PDX

    Ursa Minor - Intro

    Hello Transit Connect Forums - I just signed up for the forum, and wanted to introduce myself and our company. Ursa Minor has been building campers since 2007, and we started playing with the Transit Connect this year! We began production of pop top camper conversions this summer, and are ramping things up for 2019 We still have more components in design, but here's a few photos of recent builds. Cheers, John www.ursaminorvehicles.com Portland OR | San Diego CA
  16. 1 point
    Engines can be pretty durable. Your's is still working. If any harm was done, it's already done. Can't worry about that now. Look ahead. Remove your Intake from the air box to the throttle body. Clean everything as best as you can. Also, clean the Mass Air Flow sensor. Re-Assemble with Tornado
  17. 1 point
    your TC should run better and get better gas mileage now! My guess is the old filter had so much resistance that it tore. As for grime I would clean the intake as well as you can. If there is a lot of grime way up it I would be somewhat concerned about engine wear. If you have been driving in a not too dusty environment then probably not that much grit has gone thru the engine. IMO the biggest issue would be worn piston rings which could cause oil burning and loss of compression. It looks somewhat dark, is that from dirt? I wouldn't swap out the intake hose but might remove it and throughly wash it if that is not too difficult.
  18. 1 point
    jrm223

    OEM tires and wheelspin

    They're pretty decent, and of course in mud, too. I've gotten the van stuck in my own damned yard many times because it gets swampy at times and the General's are a lot better at self-extraction than the OEM Conti's ever were.
  19. 1 point
    Fifty150

    the OH CRAP tote

    Kangaroos have no laces and a little pocket.
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