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Old 09-04-2016, 09:03 AM #61
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Woody is correct, the biggest benefit I see is that the high pressure side is lowered by abot 20 psi without effecting performance, thus the compressor doesn't work as hard. And in the end, lower temps.

If one has an outside unit at home, clean the condenser as well for better performance.

Nice video as always Tim.
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Woody is correct, the biggest benefit I see is that the high pressure side is lowered by abot 20 psi without effecting performance, thus the compressor doesn't work as hard. And in the end, lower temps.

If one has an outside unit at home, clean the condenser as well for better performance.

Nice video as always Tim.
This makes sense. If you lower the heat you lower the pressure as well. I still need to run the AC on a similarly hot day to see what the AC temp is really doing after the cleaning. Since the condenser had a bunch of water on it after I rinsed it off, that water evaporating off had to be helping the cooling efficiency of the condenser.

Next video will be tackling an AC recharge. I think my rig is a little undercharged right now. Got all the necessary tools either at my place or on order.
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Harbor Freight gauges are great; for DIY work they do just fine and with the right coupon can be picked up for $45.

12oz cans of 134 can be had for under $5 at the moment at Walmart. The tap for the can to hook up to the gauge can be found at some auto stores but not all.

Looking forward to the vid.
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Harbor Freight gauges are great; for DIY work they do just fine and with the right coupon can be picked up for $45.

12oz cans of 134 can be had for under $5 at the moment at Walmart. The tap for the can to hook up to the gauge can be found at some auto stores but not all.

Looking forward to the vid.
I was going to buy the manifold set at Harbor Freight because of people suggesting it on the forum but changed my mind after seeing too many negative reviews. I bought a much more expensive Robinair set and I hope I don't regret it. The Robinair set I ordered was on national backorder but a tool seller I've used in the past found one at one of the service centers for Robinair, but they wanted more money. So, I originally bought it for $130 and had to pay $30 more to not wait a month or more. So, $160. Robinair is US made so I'm thinking it will be easier to service if I ever need replacement parts.

Thanks for the tip on the refrigerant cans at Wally World. They're a lot more expensive at O'Reilly right now.
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Hey Tim,

Cool to see another EMS guy on the forums. Maybe you aren't ems at your station, I'm not sure how the all risk stations go up there.

Anyhow, wanted to stop by and say thank you for taking the time to do these videos. I've watched a few of them already. They have helped tremendously. As you know, one of the hardest parts of tackling a job is the confidence factor of never doing something before. Your videos really help with that.

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Cool to see another EMS guy on the forums. Maybe you aren't ems at your station, I'm not sure how the all risk stations go up there.

Anyhow, wanted to stop by and say thank you for taking the time to do these videos. I've watched a few of them already. They have helped tremendously. As you know, one of the hardest parts of tackling a job is the confidence factor of never doing something before. Your videos really help with that.

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Hey Matt, yes we run EMS calls. I think all departments in NorCal do. Everybody in my department is at least trained to the EMT level and we have a paramedic on each piece of apparatus.

Glad you're find the videos helpful. @infamousRNR (aka Sean) and I are having a good time putting the videos together and we're stoked people are getting use out of them.
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Rear Differential Extended Breather Mod

Howdy Folks,

Here's a video of one of the most common and easy to do mods on your 3rd Gen. This video almost didn't happen due to some technomological difficulties but I was able to salvage it.

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Here's a video of one of the most common and easy to do mods on your 3rd Gen. This video almost didn't happen due to some technomological difficulties but I was able to salvage it.

Enjoy the Show!

Loving the videos. I think you are missing an "https" on the beginning of your video link.

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Let's make some more tim!!

Any requests from anyone? My cv's are about to fall apart
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This thread is awesome

Nothing is better then having a video, pictures are good but video is best. Thread is liked and followed.

Thanks for all the great work..
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You have to get those CV's and we'll getter done.
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Dash Cam Install

Hey Dudes,

I decided to install a dash cam after being in an accident and the other party lied their arse off saying it was my fault when it was clearly there's. Having a dash cam can be a very helpful tool to back up your side of the story in an accident and save you from having an accident on your record and paying deductibles when some A-Hole is being dishonest.

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I have the same dash cam and my installation is almost identical to yours. Thanks for posting the video.
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I decided to install a dash cam after being in an accident and the other party lied their arse off saying it was my fault when it was clearly there's. Having a dash cam can be a very helpful tool to back up your side of the story in an accident and save you from having an accident on your record and paying deductibles when some A-Hole is being dishonest.

Here's the video. Enjoy the show!
Yeah those screws on the A pillar are notorious for stripping out. I think I was able to get the passenger side one off, but on the driver side I ended up drilling the head of the screws off and then pulled the handle and trim piece off. After that there was a nub of the screw sticking out and I was able to clamp on a pair of vice grips and unscrew the screw. I found they were solidified in there with blue Loctite. I put in some 6 point bolts in place and didn't put the factory JB Weld on the threads so the bolts would come back out.

Let us know how that dash cam works after using it for a little while. I would definitely like to get one, so if yours get the Timmy the Toolman long term thumbs up then I just might be swayed.
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Yeah those screws on the A pillar are notorious for stripping out. I think I was able to get the passenger side one off, but on the driver side I ended up drilling the head of the screws off and then pulled the handle and trim piece off. After that there was a nub of the screw sticking out and I was able to clamp on a pair of vice grips and unscrew the screw. I found they were solidified in there with blue Loctite. I put in some 6 point bolts in place and didn't put the factory JB Weld on the threads so the bolts would come back out.

Let us know how that dash cam works after using it for a little while. I would definitely like to get one, so if yours get the Timmy the Toolman long term thumbs up then I just might be swayed.
I read on this site someone used a hand impact screw driver to get them out. I just ordered one off Amazon, I can give you the link later if you want.
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