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Unread 11-04-2009, 03:33 PM   #1
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Going In For A Heart Transplant

Just dropped the jeep off, they're gonna start on it tomorrow. Gettin a crate 4.7 put in. I was so tempted to have some work done to it first, but the misses shot that down since she's the one who drives it the most.

I know one thing... I'll never tow a jeep with a two wheel dolly anymore. I couldn't find a full trailer anywhere so I didn't have a choice. Had to yank the driveshaft out. I also found out the hard way that you can't back up.

Anyway, it's there, and it'll be done in a week. Hope it goes well.

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Unread 11-04-2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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So what did you have in there before? Or what happened to get make you get a new engine.
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Unread 11-04-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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And how much is it going to cost?
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Unread 11-04-2009, 09:15 PM   #4
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just replacing the old 4.7. It seized up on me driving down the road, but it's got 176k and burns a little oil. I've been putting off a rebuild anyway...
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Unread 11-05-2009, 09:56 AM   #5
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And how much is it going to cost?
x2, looking to plan ahead...
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Unread 11-05-2009, 10:05 AM   #6
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You had to pull the shaft? The tcase has a Neutral setting designed for getting towed
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Unread 11-05-2009, 10:07 AM   #7
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You had to pull the shaft? The tcase has a Neutral setting designed for getting towed
That's for flat towing. Towing on a dolly is totally different, you must remove the rear driveshaft. Ask me how I know
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Unread 11-05-2009, 10:13 AM   #8
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How do you know?

Doesn't make sense to me... please explain.
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Unread 11-05-2009, 10:36 AM   #9
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You're right about backing up with those things. They have a tertiary pivot system that makes them unpredictable to move in reverse beyond a foot or two. Prolly the U-haul version, right?

I also did think that using neutral on the transfer case would be ok and am interested in why not too.
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How do you know?

Doesn't make sense to me... please explain.
Because in an AWD transfer case, Neutral disengages the drive wheels from the transmission, however it does not disengage the front axle from the rear axle. If the front wheels are sitting on a dolly, the rear drive shaft will not be able to turn. Thus the removal of the rear drive shaft.
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Unread 11-05-2009, 10:51 AM   #11
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Gotcha.... so it sounds like a Selec-Trac transfer case is no problem to dolly-tow.

Selec-Trac for the win again!
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Unread 11-05-2009, 11:02 AM   #12
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Thank god i have a select track lol how much is it gonna cost you anyways?
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Unread 11-05-2009, 03:21 PM   #13
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Yeah, it was a Uhaul dolly.

The new one is only gonna be about 2500 installed. He's keeping the old motor to rebuild.
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