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    Somenews Just so this forum stays alive! Some activity from the UK

    Well since there have been hardly any posts lately here is some news. So since my last post I've replaced my A/C System, replaced a snapped LH rear brake cable, replaced both tailgate gas struts (one died) and replaced the top two steering wheel switches.

    A/C system New Compressor, Dryer, Schrader Valve, O-Rings, Re-Gassed etc.

    The condenser that was shipped to me was awful so I had no choice other than to flush out the old one. Contrary to all reports of this being ineffective I managed to remove all particles and debris until nothing more came out, yes there may be still some trapped in the micro-bores but its probably a very small quatity.

    The schrader valve had some debris but nothing that would stop it working effectively, it was replaced anyway. By the way you dont need to buy a tool to do this, mine came out real easy.

    My H2 is an 05, the compressor came out eventually but I had to disconnect the coolant pipes just above it in order to do so (messy) The old compressor was shot, the clutch was very sloppy and wouldn't engage, my guess is that the compressor was over-straining it.

    New compressor + 8oz of PAG 46 + 1.6lbs of r134a.

    Re-gassing was easy once you get all the right kit. Evacuated the Lo-Side + Hi-Side and checked vacuum held for over an hour. Ran engine an added refridgerant using digital scales to check the weight of r134a added.

    The bottom line is that the A/C works fine now, achieving 25F (-4C) on the center vent when set at 60F on 1/3rd fan speed.

    I swear that the A/C service shop that serviced my A/C previously over-filled the refridgerant which put too much strain on the compressor.


    Brake Cable
    Tools required a 13mm wrench, vice-grips and a cable tie, job can be done alone in 20 minutes.

    Gas Struts
    Easy job, takes 10 minutes

    Steering Switches
    With small tool takes about 10 minutes each.

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    Re: Just so this forum stays alive! Some activity from the UK

    Seems you cant edit posts

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    Re: Just so this forum stays alive! Some activity from the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by oceanbrave View Post
    Seems you cant edit posts
    You should be able to edit your own posts.
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    Re: Just so this forum stays alive! Some activity from the UK

    Another test
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    Re: Just so this forum stays alive! Some activity from the UK

    Doesn't seem that I can, all that happens is the "Edit Post" activity icon keeps going ... forever.

    I've tried Firefox and Chrome, same result.

    I tried to "Go Advanced" whilst editing the previous post which caused all the text to be lost and a jumbled-up screen.

    Perhaps some re-compiling is required based on the deprecated messages?
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    Re: Just so this forum stays alive! Some activity from the UK

    Try a different browser...I recall having a similar experience in certain browsers; can't remember which one.

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    Re: Just so this forum stays alive! Some activity from the UK

    Ok now I've tried 3 different browsers namely Chrome, Firefox and IE , I've also tried 2 different PC's.

    Just to say I work in IT as a software engineer so I'm going to say there is a problem with this site's interface.

    Could this be why there are so few posts?

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    Re: Just so this forum stays alive! Some activity from the UK

    I'm the head admin on this site but basically this forum was dumped in my lap. The guy that designed and built this forum is long gone.

    I don't have any background in forum software, I have just enough knowledge of V-Bulletin to be able to clear out the sheer volume of daily Asian spam and delete or ban people.

    I need some help maintaining this site but I don't know where to look or even what to ask for or how to bring that someone on board to help.

    So for now we are limping along but I don't think the low post count is attributed to the forum problems.
    I have found that forums in general have declined due to the popularity of social media.
    There are countless Hummer pages on Facebook that seem to be the preferred method of interaction between Hummer fans.
    We even have our own presence with the Club Hummer Offroad Facebook page and it's very active.

    I know this isn't helping you any but I just wanted to lay it all out.
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    Re: Just so this forum stays alive! Some activity from the UK

    I stand corrected...I now get the same results in all browsers; including Edge. Also, the Reply With Quote isn't working for me either.

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    Re: Just so this forum stays alive! Some activity from the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by guruerror View Post
    I stand corrected...I now get the same results in all browsers; including Edge. Also, the Reply With Quote isn't working for me either.
    Works for me on Chrome, not IE.

    Edit works too but is jumbled.
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    Re: Just so this forum stays alive! Some activity from the UK

    To bunger.

    You have my understanding such technical issues can be very demanding.

    Yes Facebook has many sites, many of which I'm a member, but really there is nothing like a forum. Facebook is cumbersome and hard to serach and navigate so do't loose heart!

    Personally I'm not familiar with forum software, but the "preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bbcode_alt.php on line 522" error message and similar error messages that I see are a good clue.

    So something has changed, these are hard errors occuring whenever a thread topic is entered, its being geerated from class_bbcode_alt.php line 2958 and class_bbcode.php line 522 (not so much) From a quick look it seems the more replies there are the more line 2958 errors are generated, if there are no replies there are no errors. Interestingly only this thread generates 522 errors.

    Perhaps fixing preg_replace() and a re-compile would help?

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