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post #15601 of 43857 Old 09-11-2012, 09:22 PM
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as soon as i got it out it popped back to normal

this one was an 8$ fail safe and it seems like it tried to "fail safe" but i cant

figure out why

it did get up to 220 or so the other day with the air on

would that have done it in
Depending on what degree it was supposed to lock open during the fail safe...it could have been that. Thermostats arent 100% accurate same as radiator caps. The thermostat might have been supposed to "fail safe" at 245 but did it sooner. As I said before it is the same as radiator caps. Say you have a 12psi cap it may bleed off pressure at 10psi. If it does this it is technically bad but may be brand new. Its basically a defective part.
Short story. A kid at my college needed a new radiator cap for his vehicle after he replaced his radiator, water pump, and other things he figured he might as well get a new one. His cap was rated at 15psi he bought a new one and it bled pressure at 9psi (it was a 15psi cap)so he took it back and got another one. Came back to class and tested it...bled off at 10psi. (again a 15psi cap) SO finally he took the pressure tester to the parts store and tested 6 radiator caps (that were supposed to be 15psi) before he found one that bled off at the correct psi.


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post #15602 of 43857 Old 09-11-2012, 09:46 PM
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Worked on it all day and tried not to put a bunch of 12g slugs into it.
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post #15603 of 43857 Old 09-11-2012, 09:46 PM
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It would be great to have the option. You gave me a great idea. I think ill replace my broken sensor then track down the power wire to the ABS relay then put a toggle or a push button on it. I will be able to keep the ABS on whenever its icy or when my wife drives it then turn it off whenever I want to. I think I will do a write up on this.

Thanks for the idea!

Edit: anyone have any opinions on this?
I think that's actually a really good idea/option for a DD/weekend wheeler.
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post #15604 of 43857 Old 09-11-2012, 09:52 PM
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Worked on it all day and tried not to put a bunch of 12g slugs into it.
I've got plenty of slugs if you need'em. DW stole my new shotgun money.

On topic: DW is gone. Ball joints, UCA bushings, and washer welded to ovaled out track bar bracket. Plus no more toe out.

I hate you DW, go die.
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post #15605 of 43857 Old 09-11-2012, 09:53 PM
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pictures will be required
I guess since I have been called out, I will share. gosh lol

I still haven't gotten the control arms and coil spacers (1 3/4"). The tracking number says the last box should arrive tomorrow. It is dark out but this is the best I can do before I head to work. Not enough space to take this inside to get a better picture. The main skid plate came in a separate box and it was labeled at 56 lbs. The stuff is pretty beefy. It's gonna be a rough weekend.

It's just a Rough Country Long Arm kit and I added wheel spacers, extended brake lines to replace their brake line relocation brackets, JKS adjustable rear track bar because I have heard horror stories about the brackets, and 1 3/4" coil spring spacers.


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post #15606 of 43857 Old 09-11-2012, 10:12 PM
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I guess since I have been called out, I will share. gosh lol

I still haven't gotten the control arms and coil spacers (1 3/4"). The tracking number says the last box should arrive tomorrow. It is dark out but this is the best I can do before I head to work. Not enough space to take this inside to get a better picture. The main skid plate came in a separate box and it was labeled at 56 lbs. The stuff is pretty beefy. It's gonna be a rough weekend.

It's just a Rough Country Long Arm kit and I added wheel spacers, extended brake lines to replace their brake line relocation brackets, JKS adjustable rear track bar because I have heard horror stories about the brackets, and 1 3/4" coil spring spacers.

Cant wait to see evrything installed!!!!

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post #15607 of 43857 Old 09-11-2012, 11:04 PM
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Worked on it all day and tried not to put a bunch of 12g slugs into it.
better than what i did..... stared at it sitting in my driveway. all i actually managed to do today was price out parts. namely a battery.... on second thought..... lemme borrow your shotgun. might scare it into starting
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post #15608 of 43857 Old 09-11-2012, 11:52 PM
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refinished my fugly faded out orange gauge needles and made them shiny red.


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post #15609 of 43857 Old 09-12-2012, 12:10 AM
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Picked up a new neutral safety switch n some brake cleaner. Also discovered a radiator cap w temp gauge on it. So cool.
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post #15610 of 43857 Old 09-12-2012, 04:54 AM
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refinished my fugly faded out orange gauge needles and made them shiny red.

I was looking at that thinking, "For 209k, those needles look pretty new. They look better than mine that has 91k. Man..." Nice job. Do you have a writeup or any pics of the process?

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post #15611 of 43857 Old 09-12-2012, 05:30 AM
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refinished my fugly faded out orange gauge needles and made them shiny red.
How'd you do the needles I put green LEDs in but the orange needles look like crap
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post #15612 of 43857 Old 09-12-2012, 06:49 AM
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I guess since I have been called out, I will share. gosh lol

I still haven't gotten the control arms and coil spacers (1 3/4"). The tracking number says the last box should arrive tomorrow. It is dark out but this is the best I can do before I head to work. Not enough space to take this inside to get a better picture. The main skid plate came in a separate box and it was labeled at 56 lbs. The stuff is pretty beefy. It's gonna be a rough weekend.

It's just a Rough Country Long Arm kit and I added wheel spacers, extended brake lines to replace their brake line relocation brackets, JKS adjustable rear track bar because I have heard horror stories about the brackets, and 1 3/4" coil spring spacers.
something to think about I have seen it finished guess he just hasent updated the thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/r...vable-1410944/
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post #15613 of 43857 Old 09-12-2012, 07:42 AM
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something to think about I have seen it finished guess he just hasent updated the thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/r...vable-1410944/
That is a pretty cool idea. I am not a big fan of that crossmember either. I was thinking about having to remove it soon when I get my new transfer case. That sucks having to disconnect control arms. The price was right though. They did a pretty bad job with the powder coat too. There is visible rust coming through the coating on a couple of the welds. Thanks for the idea.

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post #15614 of 43857 Old 09-12-2012, 08:10 AM
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Drove it to school. While driving, the muffler exploded and it wouldn't start. I think my PCM's finally had it. Dammit, now I can't get a Miata.

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post #15615 of 43857 Old 09-12-2012, 12:00 PM
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Fixed my swollen drivers door arm rest with hot glue, re-gaped the spark plugs from 35 to 41-42. went for a test drive and shes running damn good now.
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