Hopefully Good For Another 25,000 Carefree Miles…

My friend and mechanic Mike last worked on my Ford Bronco II in July of 2009, 25,000 miles ago. Late yesterday afternoon he put in the last three hours of work during this visit and the job is finally done.

Here’s some photos of Mike at work…

On the front braking system…

Installing all new lightblubs in the instrument panel…

Installing new window channel weatherstripping…

Applying sealant to the rear side window…

Lubricating the power window channels…

Among other things accomplished…

* replaced broken door hinge…

* Machined front wheel rotors, installed new brake hoses and pads…

* repacked front wheel bearings with grease…

* Checked fan belt(s) tension…

* Installed new rear tailgate striker bushings…

* Installed new door weatherstripping…

* Replaced exhast system gasket…

* Inspected tow hitch assembly…

* Checked valve cover bolt tightness…

Altogether parts and labor ran me about $750. Like the title says…hopefully good for another 25,000 carefree miles.

Once we depart Washington at the end of this summer, I expect we will not return here until September 2013. That’s when I’ll have Mike check out the Bronco once again.

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2 thoughts on “Hopefully Good For Another 25,000 Carefree Miles…

  1. I bought a brand new 1984 Bronco II in 4 wheel drive when they first came out–it was my pride and joy for 14yrs and 190,000 miles–BUT the 4 speed manual got tiresome as my knees got old so…I traded her in for a newbie..I STILL MISS THAT BRONCO!

    • ramblinmanjimj

      I really like the older bronco II’s. They’re really rugged and have a very small turning radius. On the downside, for the most part they are a real pain to work on. Fortunately my mehanic Mike is an Ex-Bronco owner and know them really well. When i sold my 1984 Bronco II two years ago, it has 268,000 miles. About 100,00 of the miles were accrued being towed behind the motorhome. While the engine was nit running the are still accrued rolling miles.

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