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Unread 03-28-2004, 08:53 AM   #1
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The Perpetual Project | My First YJ *and jeep*!

Hello all.
I just purchased my very first jeep *YJ* yesterday afternoon.
And let me tell you I spent 5 hours cleaning this thing out.
There was enough garbage inside to fill up a regular garbage can.
Enough french fries to live of off for three full days.
Cigarette butts even under the carpet.
I finally had to give in and yank out the carpet, hose and scrub out the interior, then hit the car wash to preassure wash the carpets for 1.5 hours.

Over all... inside is bareable now

Now on to the important stuff...
Basic tune up to start, accept the fact that the parts store near me did not have any manuals for my jeep.

I am doing the following for now:
oil change
cap / rotor
plugs / wires
air filter
pvc valve

to come soon:
Radiator fluid change
Trans / Transfer
diff f/r

Brakes look good as well.

Jeep is as follows:
1995 / 2.5L / 5spd / 99k miles


Now for the big question... What should the spark plug gap be on the spark plugs??? 2.5L I4..


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Unread 03-28-2004, 09:02 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new jeep. Glad to see youre taking care of business right away. For your gap, you should set it somewhere between .033 to .038 in. Just FYT the plug you should have is a Champion RC12LYC or comperable. Good luck!
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Unread 03-28-2004, 09:04 AM   #3
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Welcome to the world of Jeep.

According to my Haynes manual (50030) it states that the Vehicle Emission Control Information label located on the driver's side of the engine bay should have the information on it. It is assumed to be correct for the year of your Jeep. If the label is missing - then use the information provided in the Specifications section of the Haynes manual.

Specification state:

Plug recommended: Champion Plug RC12LYC
Gap: 0.033 to 0.038 "
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Unread 03-28-2004, 09:05 AM   #4
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Muddy

thanks for the welcome and thanks for the information... I went with the Bosch Platnums I think that should work out ok...

I look forward ot many fun filled adventures in my new YJ.
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Unread 03-28-2004, 09:09 AM   #5
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Welcome to the world of Jeep.

According to my Haynes manual (50030) it states that the Vehicle Emission Control Information label located on the driver's side of the engine bay should have the information on it. It is assumed to be correct for the year of your Jeep. If the label is missing - then use the information provided in the Specifications section of the Haynes manual.

Specification state:

Plug recommended: Champion Plug RC12LYC
Gap: 0.033 to 0.038 "
Thanks NaeKid.
From the looks of your avatar you are a Cannuk, it just happens that the YJ I purchased is Canadian..

I just barely disconnected the DRL's and the speedo is in KM's.

Anyways thanks for the welcome.... I am off to finish the work on the jeep the info provided is a great help.
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Unread 03-28-2004, 09:14 AM   #6
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Hello all.
I just purchased my very first jeep *YJ* yesterday afternoon.
And let me tell you I spent 5 hours cleaning this thing out.
There was enough garbage inside to fill up a regular garbage can.
Enough french fries to live of off for three full days.
Cigarette butts even under the carpet.
I finally had to give in and yank out the carpet, hose and scrub out the interior, then hit the car wash to preassure wash the carpets for 1.5 hours.

Over all... inside is bareable now

Now on to the important stuff...
Basic tune up to start, accept the fact that the parts store near me did not have any manuals for my jeep.

I am doing the following for now:
oil change
cap / rotor
plugs / wires
air filter
pvc valve

to come soon:
Radiator fluid change
Trans / Transfer
diff f/r

Brakes look good as well.

Jeep is as follows:
1995 / 2.5L / 5spd / 99k miles


Now for the big question... What should the spark plug gap be on the spark plugs??? 2.5L I4..
First of all: on your new jeep.

How much did you pay for it? Do you have any pics so we can share your love .
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Unread 03-28-2004, 09:53 AM   #7
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Unread 03-28-2004, 10:04 AM   #8
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Congrats man. Let the fun begin!
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Unread 03-28-2004, 05:48 PM   #9
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Congrats on the Jeep.

About those plugs though, I don't hear many good things about the Platinums, but I think it's mostly because they're used incorrectly, I don't know? There's so much marketing hype with plugs but I believe the most important thing is how hot the plug is. Now maybe those plugs match your engine, but just wanted to make sure
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Unread 03-29-2004, 12:05 AM   #10
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First of all: on your new jeep.

How much did you pay for it? Do you have any pics so we can share your love .
$2,000.00 has 99,000 miles on it.. unfortunately I have sepnt two days cleaning it up and tuning it up that I did not take any pics yet.

I can tell you this much...

Red in color
American Racing Wheels *model not sure of yet i ahve not looked them up*
31 x 10.50 BFG Mud T's (KM)
Nothing done to the engine
Not sure of the axels / transfer / trans yet.
Steel Horse Soft Top *which I think fits wrong and does not look correct, and now I am topless*

I still need to find some replacement seats as the driver seat is toast, the passanger seating is so fealthy that I can not get them cleaned up.

I have a pretty good list of things to add and repair and a wish list that is growing as well.

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Unread 03-29-2004, 07:41 AM   #11
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Welcome to the world of Jeep's! I too have the 2.5L w/5spd tranny. Don't ever let anyone tell you that it can't get the job done. It may be a little slower then the I6 but it's still a workhorse!
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Unread 03-29-2004, 07:49 AM   #12
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As for the top, give one of these a try:

BESTOP Replace-A-Top
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Unread 03-29-2004, 08:19 AM   #13
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No matter how filthy your jeep was, $2000 for a 95 with 99k on it sounds like a real sweet deal. I give you props for that .
About the photos, don't start taking them once the jeep is completed. Keep a little history of it's evo. You'll love it once it's finished and you flip through the changes you put your Jeep through.
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Unread 03-29-2004, 09:30 AM   #14
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hi, welcome to the board.. and welcome to poverty
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Shortly after the purchase.

March/April 2004
Alright since there seems to be so many build threads I felt like I was missing out on having a thread to chronicle my YJ project with pictures to show it's metamorphesis from when I first purchased it and how it sits to date. Upon doing so I decided the best place to start was here my very first thread on this forum.

In the beginning there was this Red YJ 2.5" Tuff Country Lift, 31x10.50x15 BFG MT KM's, Soft Top (removed and tossed), Safari Bimini Top for now, new steering wheel to replace the trashed stock one, same with the seat covers, put them on since the drivers seat was complete crap.





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