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Replaced the Bully hoop step on the passenger side last night. Also put a new gasket on the top of the carburetor for the air cleaner.
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Pulled a spark plug to check on my jetting change,....baby was running lean! Went up 2 sizes on the jets and adjusted the idle air mix screws just a touch. Needed about a 1/4 turn to smooth it out just a little.
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Without computer control, you usually have to rejet rich because of ethanol in the fuel.

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Good to know GLC. I never factored in ethanol.
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Started Saturday off right. Replaced the pinion seal, outer bearing, pinion nut and crush sleeve, and changed the gear oil.
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I'm sure anyone who read the previous post here knew I made a mistake during that pinion seal change. I didn't change the outer bearing race at the same time. What a mistake That turned out to be. It didn't take long for that bearing to start howling when I would drive the truck. Therefore, I spent Sunday changing all the bearings and races in the rear end. Also had to buy shim kit from O'reilly's because I shattered one of the originals trying to put them back in. Also replaced everything in the rear brakes. It all runs nice and smooth now.


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