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vermilionfox

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About vermilionfox

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  • Birthday 09/07/1961

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  • Name:
    Chris Fox
  • Location:
    Florissant, MO
  • Interests:
    Fishing, boating, cooking, dogs and music.
  • Gender:
    Male
  1. Fishin report for Lake Iwanttobethere..

    Nice deer Bobby! Congrats!
  2. Fishin report for Lake Iwanttobethere..

    Glad to see you back Bobby! I'll be praying for you!
  3. Probably blower resistor.
  4. Mold on the boat seats

    I like Spray Nine cleaner to clean the seats and then 303 Aerospace Protectant afterwards. I live in Missouri mold and mildew on boat seats is always a problem. Remember to closely follow the 303 directions for use though. If you do not polish the seats well after use the mold can be even worse. Do you have any way to put a fan in the boat while on the lift? That would also help.
  5. 1998 Ford E350 Vacuum Leak

    Jeremy thanks for the info! I decided to run with a new tank on the inside. Finished it up in about 2 hours.I put it up on top of the housing that holds the heater core (I think). Rerouted the vacuum line in through the firewall and sealed the hole with hi-temp sealer. Put in a check valve then the tank and from the tank up to the controls in the dash. Took it out for a test drive towing the boat afterward. Works perfectly! Ran up some big hills at about 55 and gave it some gas and no drop out of the A/C!
  6. I have a 1998 Ford E350 that has a vacuum leak that causes the A/C to go from the vents to the floor when under a heavy load ( when towing boat/trailer and going uphill for example). I have isolated the leak to either the A/C vacuum reservoir or the check valve for it. Both are a major pain to get to as it requires removing the dashboard and the evaporator core housing assembly. Could I bypass both those by rerouting the hoses and setting up a new reservoir and check valve in a more accessible location? Any ideas?
  7. Fishin report for Lake Iwanttobethere..

    Don't forget to laugh either! Laughter is great medicine!
  8. Fishin report for Lake Iwanttobethere..

    I'll be praying for you! Miracles do happen!
  9. I have a 1998 Ford E350 with the 5.4L and front and rear air. I'm having an issue with the A/C. When I'm on the highway towing my boat (22 foot pontoon) and the engine comes under a load the air flow drops from the dash vents down to the floor. This does not happen when I'm not towing. Vacuum leak? Where do I start looking?
  10. Fishin report for Lake Iwanttobethere..

    ​Sorry to hear that.
  11. Looking for a resort for a 3 day trip northern MN

    Life Of Riley sounds like a good choice again after I hear what you're looking for. There's great Pike and Muskie fishing in the area. Del hit the nail on the head about the walleye. The slot fish outnumber the eaters but they sure are fun to catch. You can pick up eaters too, just a bit harder.
  12. Looking for a resort for a 3 day trip northern MN

    I would recommend Life Of Riley Resort on Lake Vermilion. Great folks running the place. Multi species action and really quiet. Google them or give them a call at 218-666-5453
  13. My 2003 Ford E30 with the V10 6.8L hiccuped and quit running on the interstate late Saturday over 200 miles from where I live. Have AAA and had them tow it to a AAA approved repair facility in Springfield, MO. Got a call from them this morning saying there was a $110 fee to diagnose the problem. Asked if that was waived if they did the repair and they said no. So let's get to price. They STRONGLY suggested a Motorcraft pump, and quoted me $1,050 to replace. That included the diagnostic fee, part cost of $596, labor cost of $277.50, the balance to $1,050 was for a new fuel filter, tax and shop fees. I need some input! Does this seem reasonable? I have never had to have this done before. What do you think of aftermarket pumps? They said they fail too often in their opinion. I asked the cost difference and they said $235. Just to fill you in on the diagnosis, no fuel pressure, voltage good all the way to the pump, pump not energizing. If I was at home and my normal mechanic quoted me that price I would be O.K., but I really don't know this place at all. Thanks in advance!
  14. New Trailer Decal Requirement

    Looks like I'll need to take care of this before I come up north next summer.