@ All & EHKO:
EHKO wrote:I agree with AlanMcR and Vlad. Looks like someone used a JBWeld type material to hold it in place. Now I'm curious to see what's behind it.....
First and foremost thank you for your replies and answers. I've learned a lot from ya'll. And I apologize for the late reply, asides from girlfriend aggro I finally forced myself to tackle the strange 'wax' on my engine from a very old thread of mine. For your entertainment I've made photos of my story to share. I've promised EHKO in particular from a very old thread of mine to reveal said photos. A promise is a promise, and I remember mine. Even from a year ago. So this is for you buddy
A nasty sight to behold, eh? - I'd expected to re-thread any damages behind the cluster of JB weld or said mysterious wax. So I've invested in a "Big-sert" kit, fully expecting to fix the threads behind the wax with some good ol' metric loving.
But apparently my investment in the expensive big-set kit was for naught. I cleanly removed the strange substance and noticed the threads behind it were clean as a baby's bottom. Feeling skeptical of my luck I've used a bolt to carefully hand tighten it into the hole to see if the threads were still fully there. And they totally were.
Turns out the strange substance was for the shock itself, rather than the threads. It was there to accommodate for a 'blown out' portion of the Febi shock. It's strange what one may find in a 25+ year old truck
I hope my story was entertaining to ya'll in oen way or another. And without further adue I'll reply to your messages in orderly fashionoso'
Well said! - And those special grass screens seems like a great addition to have. I never even knew that they had existed had until you've mentioned them! Haha. I should totally consider getting a screen myself for my off-roading.
I certaintly wish I knew about those earlier!
Perhaps I can implement a grass screen by using some stainless steel mesh? This may proove to-be an interesting subject to tackle for my next CAD program. I've plenty of mesh around from my Newegg computer projects [magnetic UI shields] anyways.
You are absolutely correct. And I know of the very same covers that you are talking about on said unimogs. I've acctually tried to acquire a set myself, but I'm having terrible luck as the kits are rather difficult to acquire. Atleast for me. Maybe I've bad luck or said kits are just rare to acquire. They seem like a great addition to have for any rig.
Also totally being off topic here, but this needs to-be said. Nice work on your series of wallets. Your leather craftmanship from your New wallet thread is amazing~!
Hello Vadim! - and thank you for your real world experience. Something tells me that if someone is serious enough to go off-roading in their G they would invest in higher suspension like you had. Rather than keepin' it stock. Especially if they are running their rig through tall fields of grass. So if you never had an issue with fires then it's fair to say that the G wagens don't have the problem to begin with.
: OH yeah, you make a solid point there. I can totally see modern Gs having this potential issue amplified with their catalytic converters. Even Scotty Kilmer appears to agree with a recent video of this:► Warning: sound. Click me for said video reference.
According to him the heat-shields previously were on trucks for the sole purpose of avoiding forest fires from CAT converters. I've time stamped the url for your convenience. Needless to say I agree with your point.