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Replaced the wiper motor, they work but only on high, I understand from reading that its the wiper control box, or you can replaced the switch for the intermittent wipers with one for non intermittent and have to live with *gasp* the horror of 2 speed wipers, I am totally ok with this as I have driven my isuzu which never had intermittent wipers for years.

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Been driving it off and on through the week, first tank's average is 13 mpg, yeahhhh, I think I'll daily the isuzu lol :)
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it comes as a bit of a surprise to me, as I had an 89 F150 with a 302 that usually averaged around 16, I got 21 on one occasion, but bronco is old and big, and heavy, and the type of horrible financial mistake I've been known to make so I guess I'll keep going.

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Started work on the winch bumper, fabricator dude tached plated where he wanted them then had me remove bumper so he can weld it up good and then probably rattle bomb the bumper

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Installed the locker, the manual says you should have .145" gap between the 2 halves, I have .138(ish) (I don't have a dial indicator small enough, reached this number by stacking feeler gauges so it could have a couple .001's more. My thrust washers are the smallest ones I can find in parts fiches, a google search for aussie locker ford 8.8 says this is common and aussie themselves at one point told people a little too tight was ok, I emailed them, but I've kinda decided to run it and if theres nothing overly bad while driving it I'll leave it alone.
Started cutting the winch bumper down and working on mounting the winch.

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Sloppy went to moab this past week, had a great time, on the first day we did top of the world trail, and the bronco performed great for an almost stock rig that was condemned to the crusher at one point, as we neared the top though, I put a hole in the fuel tank dropping off some ledges, minor, but there.

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So being a sunday afternoon, there wasn't much we could do about it, monday morning I went to the oreilly's and ordered everything I thought I needed, new strainer, tank, o ring for the fuel pump hanger on next day delivery.
I took dirt bikes with me so I rode that over hells revenge and fins n things monday, oddly enough I finished about 20 minutes before the quad boys and jeeps? :)


On tuesday my tank arrived, so in the morning I sprayed it with shitty truck bed liner since it was a bare metal tank and went off to porcupine rim



Got back put the tank in, celebrated by buying $70 of fuel at moab prices andddd it puking fuel out once totally full. The grommet for the vent was a little chewed up, or I think possibly the line for the vent popped off, however, the bronco suddenly started running poorly at this point, where as back home it had no problem pulling 75 on the highway it seemed to struggle just to run 60-65, no misfire, just seemed like it had a lot less power up top, possibly o2 sensor (running rich) temp sensor, or something related to the tank leak, I dont know yet. I took it on chicken corners which was a 2wd trail, where bronco decided it wanted to be a pre runner, but after that it sat the rest of the trip




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On my final day in moab, we rode poision spider to golden spike to where eagles dare to gold bar rim and back down gemini bridges
it was fun carrying 2 motorcycles across golden crack :/


Some people might be like oh what do you want with that pos that broke twice in one trip, well, I knew it wasn't 110%, but I wanted to know how well it would do as an off roader, and for a nearly stock truck, it did fantastic, although this is bad bad news for my pocket book :/ I have been looking at ttb lifts, mainly desolate motorsports and solo, about $1700 for a 4 inch, which is what i want, plus 33's and either a selectable locker or true trac in the front, plus the usual body armor, sliders, rear bumper, etc etc, as always, if anyone has any input into the lifts and the mystery of why it runs poorly all of a sudden I'm all ears, I intend to buy a obd1 code reader, I get sick of the playing count the flashes

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