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Old 09-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #61
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Default Re: Road Trip Revival: Part 2

Looks like what I would've mentioned has already been said, so, I'm thinking maybe one of the hide-away lights will stop working.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:14 PM   #62
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Plugged fuel lines
overheating (stuck thermostat or blown rad. Hose)
brake issues
rearend seals
radio quits working
i am so envious of you guys
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:30 PM   #63
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Default Re: Road Trip Revival: Part 2

I'm saying one belt will get eaten. One fuel system will crap out due to crap in the tank/fuel filter. One car will have a brake issue, either seized up at the wheel or a blown out seal. One of the cars (higher mileage car I'd bet) will have transmission slipping issue. There will most deffinetly be a charging issue at some point possibly just caused by a loose and or worn out belt!
I'd also like to say none of these issues will keep you stranded on the road for more than an hour, and likely not delay your return home by more than a half day!

Good luck, and remember we are all living viacariously through your adventure so document that shit like Bass did (the best road trip thread ever).
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:31 PM   #64
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Plugged fuel lines
overheating (stuck thermostat or blown rad. Hose)
brake issues
rearend seals
radio quits working
i am so envious of you guys

OOH...stuck thermostat thats a good one!
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:35 PM   #65
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I'd also like to know what tools/parts you're taking not that it changes my decisions but I'd like to hear what the "experts" take in this instance!
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:38 PM   #66
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Fuel line plugs...even with new filters it plugs. No brake lights, power steering pump is "jerky" when turning and puking fluid. One flat tire, engine uses 7 quarts of oil on the trip...leaky rear main. While your fixing the rear main seal back home throw a front pump seal in the trans too because it leaks as well...three quartes of ATF lost

Oh, and Ryan forgets that reverse is all the way to the bottom if the shift sequence...has a hairy situation while trying some manual fast shift maneuvers!
This is on Ryan's car

The other Riv will have power window problems, charging issues and a vibration at high speeds...u joint.

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Old 09-24-2012, 04:00 PM   #67
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The only problem you both will have is from some dodgy Mexican food from some roadside stand, then you will have starter issues from all of the code brown emergency stops.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:03 PM   #68
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Wow... By the looks of things, Norm and I are gonna spend quite a lot of time on the side of the road!

Really, the only thing we plan to do to the cars before we leave is change the oil and check everything else... Look for the obvious. I have a small tool kit waiting for me in MA that I shipped out earlier, but past that we are totally winging it and have decided to mostly prepare for adventure!

There's no telling what will go wrong!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:10 PM   #69
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Default Re: Road Trip Revival: Part 2

Looking at it like an adventure helps, for sure. I've had stuff go awry on cross country trips and always look back at the situations and their solutions with fondness. People think I'm crazy for it but I think the outlook has always helped.

I'll be living vicariously as your trip progresses. Hell, I'm excited for ya!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #70
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You won't have a single problem on your 2000 mile trip .

when you guys first start out your knuckles will be white for a while and watching the gauges as much as the road but you will calm down and have a wicked good trip .

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Old 09-24-2012, 04:17 PM   #71
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Wow... By the looks of things, Norm and I are gonna spend quite a lot of time on the side of the road!

Not that you won't- but be safe. Take lot's of pics. I am sure it will be a great drive.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:18 PM   #72
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Ryan, I didn't search the all the threads to see if anyone else has posted this, but I thought it was really interesting....

Buick was thinking about a drop-top Riv.

http://psautomobilist.blogspot.com/2...ss-almost.html

Oh, and good luck!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #73
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I say, good luck! That should be fun. I was thinking about how one Riv could pull the other???? Just a thought...
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #74
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rear wheel bearing issue

No matter what car I'm driving always happens to me.

Good luck and if you need assistance on the road call night or day and I'll get ya the closest HAMB help I can find.
That means you literally drive the wheels off everything you own ; p "hell on wheels"

I guess a ground issue and no lights.


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Old 09-24-2012, 04:42 PM   #75
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The only problem you both will have is from some dodgy Mexican food from some roadside stand, then you will have starter issues from all of the code brown emergency stops.
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Damnit, I just read through this whole thread and towards the end you posted what I was thinking!


My guess was Ryan eating some questionable Mexican food and shitting himself, resulting in a soiled seat.
That's the only problem. The rest of the trip will be smooth sailing.


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Old 09-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #76
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Wow... By the looks of things, Norm and I are gonna spend quite a lot of time on the side of the road!

Really, the only thing we plan to do to the cars before we leave is change the oil and check everything else... Look for the obvious. I have a small tool kit waiting for me in MA that I shipped out earlier, but past that we are totally winging it and have decided to mostly prepare for adventure!

There's no telling what will go wrong!
you have prepared better than I did! We were picked up at the airport in the car, went to the mall of america and made the deal, checked the oil, filled her up and pointed her south. all we brought was a change of clothes, some money and an Ipod. had a blast though, as I'm sure you will.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #77
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Damnit, I just read through this whole thread and towards the end you posted what I was thinking!


My guess was Ryan eating some questionable Mexican food and shitting himself, resulting in a soiled seat.
That's the only problem. The rest of the trip will be smooth sailing.


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Old 09-24-2012, 05:05 PM   #78
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There's gonna be a lot of losers(non-winners?) in this thread, cause I predict clear skies and fair sailing

If I'm wrong ---I've got you guys covered all thru TN. Truck, trailer and shop on standby. Hell, y'all can even overnight here in the BenD suite. I'll leave the light on....
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:33 PM   #79
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Now thats livin'!

My predictions:
-Several hundred miles with a hangover
-in atleast one of the two cars there will be a radio that just won't work
-faulty fuel gauge
-"Why yes officer, I know I was speeding. Thing is.....this is my first drive in the new car. I wanted to see what top end was."

Have a safe trip guys!
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #80
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You guys could get a flat tire while cruising down the Cross Bronx Expressway and get rolled on by me and my crew.

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