"The Ho" (44)
Twenty Third Trip (Continued)
Around this time, Dave rejoined us...
Dave's ZR-2 in the lake
Travis's Jeep Wrangler
All good things come to an end and it was time to sort ourselves out and head for home. Dave's ZR-2 couldn't drive straight on the road but luckily, Tristan had bought his Bronco up on a trailer. Dave's vehicle ended up on the trailer and he drove the Bronco home.
Dave's Chevy Blazer ZR2
Tristan's Ford Bronco
Travis's Jeep Wrangler
"The Ho" needs quite a bit of TLC. After we got back from Attica I went around and made a list of all the things that need looking at...
Rear suspension - the back springs are completely messed up and may now need replacing
Transmission - delay when pulling away from stationary, not changing gear properly
Wheel wobble at 55 - 60mph - broken tyre belt, unbalanced tyres, wheel alignment, ball joints, tie rods, motor mount, control arms?
Steering now pulling badly to the right - probably because of the broken back springs
Power steering fluid has a LOT of water in it.
Radius arm (right side) - looks like the support bracket is being eroded by the bushing itself. It looks like this support is simply bolted on, so easily replaced
Rear diff cover - still leaking a little and needs replacing or reseating
Check Engine Light - this is now on nearly all the time, everything seems OK but the generated codes need to be checked
Front suspension - "The Ho" gets treated very roughly so need to inspect to make sure there is nothing wrong with it
Starter - works OK most of the time but starts "clicking" and not starting on occasion - especially when very wet
Front hubs - empty and refill with oil
Windscreen washers - annoying when driving through mud - can't see a bloody thing
Front - too badly damaged to repair, need new headlights and some way to protect them
Air hose - wrap aluminium tape around our flexible snorkel tube for added strength when flexing
Rear hatch - rubber surround started to come away - silicon sealer should fix this if the weather ever improves
Hood flood lights - reposition as there is some back glare from them at night
Flag holder - I lost our Attica flag. Need a permanent place to attach this to rather than cable-tie it to the antenna
Toolbox - need draft excluder or something between body and lid to stop it rattling
Spare tyre - find somewhere to keep this thing - on the roof?
Some pictures of "The Ho's rear springs
Surely they shouldn't look like this?
This page created 3rd March 2008, last modified 28th May 2008