Yeah, took a break from my only social media for a bit, I’ll update the Thing thread soon. And hopefully have a groomed hill to take pics of soon tooYou've been pretty quiet out there on the western front . . . been busy working on your big yellow box?
I replaced the differential fluid lines, then sprayed diesel fuel through the pump, differential and cooler twice, then flushed with 10w-30.....then went with Amsoil synthetic 50 (Boggie’s a dealer).No doubt. We might have to try and get a group build going on these = ) I'm gonna need one..
I just got my steering bands back from @MNoutdoors. Woooohoooo!
Quick question. Whats the best process for bleeding the diff system. I've drained it but haven't cleaned it out. I'm assuming I have lots off old fluid in the cooler and lines. Do I bother cleaning out the chunk or just fill it up, run it, then drain it again.
No, I took it all apart, then sprayed/flushed each component. I did drop the pump pick up in a coffee can, manually flushed with diesel, then 10w-30 until clear of diesel. This way, if any crap was in the lines, wouldn’t be pushing it into the cooler or pump.And by spray you mean stick the sump basin return in a can of diesel and spin the pump with a drill flushing everything back to the diff and drain out. Some parts of this mechanic life I'm super green to.
The original Bombi tires are no longer made, but Boggie has inflatable tires that’ll fit (I bought two for back up). I’m not sure on rims, but he’ll likely have those as well. I had a rim that was beat up, but using a sledge got it back to useable.
Looking Great!I'm so jealous! I want to be driving this thing!!! The paint won't dry fast enoughProject complete! Now going to build a trailer for the Bombi.....compete with those “Orange” things that use 4 tracks .
Parked for its next use....AND had a little garnishment made to cover the spare tire.