Author Topic: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild  (Read 213995 times)

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #300 on: Sep 01, 2016, 04:23:45 AM »

I made a 1/2 dozen trips to the Glamis sand dunes with both my first 1986 22RE longbed automatic and my 1985 22R shortbed 5-speed.  I REDLINED those engines a-l-l daaaay loooonng!!  Before each trip, I went over the entire truck with a fine tooth comb and tuned the engines to within a gnat's a$$ of right-on!  Fresh oil and air filter.  I added a 1/2 can of STP Oil Treatment to crankcase.  At the dunes my tires were air'd down to 4 PSI.  I removed every pound I could from the truck, including tailgate and spare tire.  In my 85 I installed a 5-point harness, but in the dunes I could only use the lap belt because the bouncing in the seat would beat the crap out of my shoulders. 

Geeezz.. .those were fun wheel'n days!!!  :dancing:

Gnarls.  :spin:
« Last Edit: Sep 01, 2016, 05:26:56 AM by Gnarly4X »
1986 XtraCab SR5 22RE 5speed W56B, ~26,000 MI after break-in, DIM (Did It Myself) rebuilt engine - .020" over, engnbldr RV head, OS valves, 261C cam, DT Header.


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