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    Juan's M998 HMMWV

    I know this subject is old, but I came back here looking for installation photos that I remembered seeing a couple years ago. I just picked up an RF-382A-015, the shock mount, and the cabling for it. I'm very close to having a full 150W HF system in my HMMWV. Literally three small cables away...
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    Weepy injection pump

    The complete procedure is in TM 9-2320-280-34, Section 4-5 "Servo Advance Seal Replacement". This is the TM most people seem to overlook, because it's sometimes hard to intuitively know what's supposed to be at this higher level of maintenance. You'll need to have the intake manifold removed...
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    4L80E Version Differences

    I've been looking at these so long and prodding at them since I started this topic, so I thought I'd add in what I've learned. I'll summarize what I know about the 9KYP spec: Late-style cooling loop Late-style wiring harness 6.2/6.5L diesel-configured torque converter Both front and rear tone...
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    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    There's been a certain group of people getting beaten on pretty hard lately in the news, and I realized that I had the time and resources to provide medical aid and relief. I got the HMMWV dressed up for the CASEVAC role, loaded it down with water and medical supplies (it now has a lot more...
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    VIC to Cellphone Adapter and Military Radio Digital Modes Adapter

    Just thought I'd say... I'm the proud new owner of SN 49. This will be a nice addition to my VIC-3!
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    Harbor Freight Safety Recall

    This video shows why they're a problem. The teeth on the recalled units are extremely bad.
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    Hmmwv is so unique. But I wonder why a few things

    If one doesn't understand why the truck is so wide, all they have to do is replace a starter or a transfercase, then they'll wish the HMMWV was 6" wider.
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    M998 no power in the front wheels and driveshaft locked

    Well, I would've been a great source until about a month ago when I sold my spare. Now, I'd just post up a wanted ad in the classified. Plenty of people have transfer cases, just need to let them know you're in need of one. Failing anything reasonably close/shippable, you can try for...
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    Slant Back Sideboards

    I wish I had your nearly-free source of troop seats. I'd like to get my 2-man upgraded to that newer style of troop seat, as I actually plan to use mine as-built. I like your idea here, but it still just doesn't look quite right. I don't think the flat boards look very good when slanted like...
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    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    I like the shore power plug location. I've been looking around for a good place to drop in an auto-eject plug, as I want it to power a battery maintainer and a block heater for cold months. Rear door panel would be perfect if I didn't already have one of the hinged panels there that would...
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    Fuel tank access cover

    There's instructions included in the official kit, 57K3529. I'm very surprised nobody has scanned and posted this. Unfortunately, I never got it either, because I had purchased a used take-off plate and had the other hardware already in my garage. I used this information from Hummer Knowledge...
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    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    Finally! New fuel gauge came in yesterday and I installed it while waiting for a friend to show up so I could help him with his car. It immediately read a reasonable value for the fuel level, and a quick repeat of some of the troubleshooting tests showed behavior in-line with a good gauge. I...
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    Is it safer to wear seatbelts, or not?

    I wear the 3-point safety belts in my HMMWV at all times when that vehicle is in motion. I do the same when in anyone else's MV. My exception has been when riding in the back during slow, parade-like rides (actual parades, moving a group of people through a campground ~10 MPH speeds, etc) and...
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    Gearing up my M998 for Alaska

    +1 on the fuel gelling. The emergency technique of building a small fire under your fuel tank to just allow the heat to liquify just some of the fuel is normally very risky... It's way riskier with the HMMWV's plastic tank. Now...a portable oil pan heating pad or portable personal heater would...
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    What have you done to your HMMWV today/lately

    I think you might have missed a bit of text out of what I wrote. In following the testing procedures for the gauge, my gauge never was able to display the full range of movement. It basically goes from the bottom of the glass, way below E, to a hypothetical maximum of around 2/3-3/4 Full. That's...
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