Hello everybody. I want to start out by thanking you all for being so helpful with all my questions on here.
I have been searching these forums the last few days trying to answer my own questions, but I lack confidence because I really don't know squat about automobiles.
I am going to be tackling the biggest job on my jeep to this date. It seems as though many of you wouldn't be intimidated by this job, but I am slightly nervous (luckily time is on my side).
All I am doing is replacing my radiator and water pump (yes there are an extensive number of threads on this subject). I am sure you are all just as tired of hearing this question as I am of searching about it, but I would greatly appreciate some sympathy.
I am pretty sure I know which parts I will need to order after browsing through all of the threads, I would just feel much better having some others verify my list.
I have a 1995 YJ 4.0l 6cyl manual transmission.
Here is what I believe I will be needing:
Radiator Hoses (Upper & Lower)
Water Pump w/ Gasket
Thermostat & Housing Gasket
Water Pump Inlet Tube?
& probably some PB Blaster or similar product because the bolts look terribly corroded.
Is there anything I am missing (besides tools and patience)? Anything I have listed that is unnecessary? I have seen some people speak of needing teflon tape but not sure if it is needed.
Would you recommend I buy some sort of manual as well? It seems like an easy job when everyone else talks about it, I am just overwhelmed by the seemingly vague tutorials (vague to me, but maybe very clear to all of you). I know there are plenty of free resources out there in this day and age, I guess I am honestly just lazy. It gets difficult reading through thread after thread of poorly-spaced lengths of typing and mechanic jargon that I become overwhelmed. This wouldn't be such a big deal if I weren't so lazy, but at least I recognize my own faults (First step to improvement right?
I have even found a nice youtube video with some folks removing these parts from a YJ but it is vague in my opinion. It's hard to see what the people are working on, not to mention their engine looks slightly different than mine.
I appreciate you taking the time to read my thread, and I hope I didn't appear as a hypocrite by having my thread be difficult to read (spacing or grammar-wise).