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Pre-Trip Inspection
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Post Post subject: Pre-Trip Inspection
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 03:47 AM
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This should be a really good topic, perhaps we can even make a sticky when we get to the end of it. Let's comprise a comprehensive list of things that we need to check on our cars before we leave for a run. When you add something, cut and paste from the list before and add yours to the end of it. Cool? I'll start:

- Lug nut torque
- CV bolt torque
- Steering wheel bolt torque (mine likes to loosen up)
- Tire pressure
- Oil Level
- Towbar bracket welds
- Shock bolt torque
- Link pin nuts
- Steering box/tie rod nuts
- Window cranks/door handles (mine like to fall off when I'm bouncing around)
- Lube front end
- Emergency kit contents
- Check for abnormal oil leaks (notice I said "abnormal"?)

OK...

That's a start. Add yours. Don't forget the cut and paste!


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Post Post subject: Re: Pre-Trip Inspection
Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 08:43 AM
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Does anyone around here ever get out?

Here's an updated list we composed on STF....

- Lug nut torque
- CV bolt torque
- Steering wheel bolt torque (mine likes to loosen up)
- Tire pressure including spare tire
- Oil Level
- Towbar bracket welds
- Shock bolt torque
- Link pin nuts
- Steering box/tie rod nuts
- Window cranks/door handles (mine like to fall off when I'm bouncing around)
- Lube front end
- Emergency kit contents
- Check for abnormal oil leaks (notice I said "abnormal"?)
- Nuts on the thru-rods (for the coil over guys)
- axle nuts
- adjust brakes (for us still with stock brakes)
- check fuel lines.
- Bolts on the carbs.
- Carb linkage.
- Oil lines,
- turbo bolts,
- shift linkage.
- drum nut check.
- Good fire extinguisher
- Lots of tools , fuel quality check (turbo thing)
- Smell the oil for fuel wash (turbo thing)
- Check ignition wires.
- Light check - head, tail, turn, brake
- Trailing arm pivot bolts
- Front wheel bearing play
- CB, "Radio Check"
- Clean & oil air filters and prefilters
- Hydraulic brake/clutch fluid level


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