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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-19-2000, 06:24 PM
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For those of you who know me, JR, and the swampers, you guys are aware of the fact that I am one of the few offroad enthusiasts who rocks the 2wd while burning past 4x4's in the mud. Unfortuneately I am soon learning that my truck dislikes water (due to an exposed ignitions panel on the right side of the vehicle) and that when my truck get high (7-8ft) up in the sky my truck has some probs on landing. Not many except that I think I need bushing or stabilizers for my fiberglass up front. Also my coolant tank had some minor problems with overflow with impact. I am not sure what I am not sure as per what I can do to remedy this situation but I know that someone out there on this board has some experience or knowledge in thes subject. Thanks for taking the time to get to the bottom of this page.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-19-2000, 07:14 PM
 
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Welllllll, for the water problem, your best bet is to use some silicon in the places where you have water able to come in. Racers use it all the time to seal up everything when they are out there. Only problem is that your distributor generally needs the vent most caps have in order to bleed out condensation. Better yet, find ways to plug up that exposed panel!!! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

As far as the water overflow? Are you sure it's coming out of the reservoir? That would just tell me that your cap isn't on very well, or you have a hole in it. I don't see how it could overflow JUST from jumping it. The reservoir is supposed to be part of a generally closed system. One hose only from the tank to the radiator. I would check on that one, man...

You can fab up some stabilizers and place them in areas where the fiberglass flexes too much. You're always going to get more flex out of it because of the nature of fiberglass, but at least you can minimize it.

Hope that helps out.

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