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Unread 12-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #18016
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Try Brake Kleen on the carpet for the stains. Sounds odd I know but I am in the process of cleaning out a 98 Lincoln Continental I bought cheap as my daughter is driving my ZJ for a bit. It took TONS of crap off the carpets, much better than any carpet cleaners I have used in the past.
I'm pretty sure this has to be chlorinated brake cleaner (CRC red can, not the green one). That's the one that's non-flammable and similar to some dry cleaning chemicals. The non-chlorinated stuff is very different, and I'm not sure if it would hurt the carpet.

Oh, and apply it with a rag, DO NOT spray it directly on the carpet.

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Unread 12-08-2012, 10:48 AM   #18017
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Installed my new rear main seal and torqued the bearing caps, primed the oil pimp and reinstalled it. Then installed the new pan gasket and pan.

Does anyone have any tips on the 318s y-pipe? Specifically how to get the nut to stay on the manifold on the oil filter side.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 10:52 AM   #18018
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I'm pretty sure this has to be chlorinated brake cleaner (CRC red can, not the green one). That's the one that's non-flammable and similar to some dry cleaning chemicals. The non-chlorinated stuff is very different, and I'm not sure if it would hurt the carpet.

Oh, and apply it with a rag, DO NOT spray it directly on the carpet.
Now, do you think this stuff is going to work well enough to save my carpet? I think it's pretty much a lost cause at this point. However, if the junk yard has any grey carpet that's in better shape, I'll use the Brake Kleen on that before I put it in.

Just out of curiosity, why can't you spray it directly on?
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Unread 12-08-2012, 11:51 AM   #18019
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So didnt actually get to work on it, just scout parts...Tried to get a price on tires from my people.... Only 32" tires the suppliers had were dynapro mt's.... Opinions? Otherwise I try 31" or 33"... Decisions.... On 3.5" lift I'm wondering how much flex I'd have with the 33"s without pulling out the aviation snips
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Unread 12-08-2012, 12:09 PM   #18020
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Traded it for a 76 cj5 today.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 12:12 PM   #18021
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Removed passenger side front LCA to install Energy Suspension bushings, discovered that front factory bushing was just sitting loosely in the arm and fell out (the whole thing, metal outer sleeve and all) when the arm came out. Arm also seems to be bent at that end. Ordered new arm and put old one back on the Jeep
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Unread 12-08-2012, 12:25 PM   #18022
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Now, do you think this stuff is going to work well enough to save my carpet? I think it's pretty much a lost cause at this point. However, if the junk yard has any grey carpet that's in better shape, I'll use the Brake Kleen on that before I put it in.

Just out of curiosity, why can't you spray it directly on?
I think it might dissolve the glue that holds the carpet together or something, so letting it soak in is a problem. But rubbing it on the surface to remove the stains is fine.

I don't know if it'll save your carpet, but it's worth a try. Heck, worst case, even new carpet for a ZJ is under $300, IIRC.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #18023
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Could anyone tell me which is the switched 12v source for the Vic? The wire goin into the harness. Figured if use that as my power for my gauge since it would be right there.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #18024
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Got the y pipe installed with the assistance of the wife. The installed a new OEM cat, pure one filter ,filled it with oil and started her up. Oil pressure built after about 10 seconds and Climbed up to 45 at idle. I let it idle about 10 minutes and then slowly took it up to 3000. Man did I get a lot of oil and grease on the y-pipe. No leaks so far though...
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Unread 12-08-2012, 03:04 PM   #18025
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Does anyone by chance have an extra header panel laying around??
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Unread 12-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #18026
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Anything with a J, 2 e's, and a p on the hood is a Jeep. You don't like it, lump it.

You want my bet? WK2s will outlast ZJs. If a ZJ makes it to 25, a WK2 kept in the same condition will make it 35. Technology, man. It improves reliability as time goes on.

Besides, saying something has to be ancient to be good is ridiculous. It doesn't need beam axles or pig iron to do stuff. I suggest you watch what a WK2 can do. I was shocked when I saw it wheeling. It just stays completely composed. Doesn't break a sweat. No drama.

On topic, I drove it all over the place, burned the rest of the gas in the world (gentlemen, I'm sorry. I drove us to peak oil), and dragged the Saturn up the driveway because dad blew a tire and its knocking engine doesn't make enough power to back up the driveway with a de-beaded tire. Whoo, tow chain.
I'd like to see a WK2 in twenty years when the air lift suspension is finished and all the Chrysler "technology" that basically runs the entire vehicle is fried.

They are capable vehicles, and they ARE Jeeps, but I can guarantee you that guys will not be going to the JY picking up parts for their 20 year old WK2s like we are doing with our ZJs... Technology is great when it's new, but try working on a WK2 in twenty years, like you're doing with your ZJ, and get back to me... I'm sure vehicles run entirely by computers will not react well to axle swaps, transmission swaps, etc...
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Unread 12-08-2012, 04:02 PM   #18027
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I'd like to see a WK2 in twenty years when the air lift suspension is finished and all the Chrysler "technology" that basically runs the entire vehicle is fried.

They are capable vehicles, and they ARE Jeeps, but I can guarantee you that guys will not be going to the JY picking up parts for their 20 year old WK2s like we are doing with our ZJs... Technology is great when it's new, but try working on a WK2 in twenty years, like you're doing with your ZJ, and get back to me... I'm sure vehicles run entirely by computers will not react well to axle swaps, transmission swaps, etc...
I agree on that. The more technology the more maintenance. Those things will be chucked out like an old pair of shoes.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 04:41 PM   #18028
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I'm sorry, I seem to recall that 99.96% of all ZJs have electronically-controlled fuel injection and automatic transmissions, standard computer-controlled anti-locking brakes, as well as electronics that control all of the interior stuff. The whole damn thing is run by computers. All Grand Cherokees are run entirely by computers. (Except the 1600 manual ZJs, which are only mostly run by electronics)

This isn't the damn 1970s anymore, computers aren't a bad thing. A machine doesn't have to be made of ancient technology to be good. I wish I had money to buy a WK2 new right now, just so 20 years down the line I could prove you wrong. (And also because it would mean I'd have a truly amazing vehicle that highlights what modern engineering can do)
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Unread 12-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #18029
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Changed both motor mounts, the trans mount, put my front DS back in with a new u joint, and changed my bad idler pulley. So far it definitely runs and shifts smoother, hopefully it takes care of the vibration ive been chasing.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 05:44 PM   #18030
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Installed my new rear main seal and torqued the bearing caps, primed the oil pimp and reinstalled it. Then installed the new pan gasket and pan.

Does anyone have any tips on the 318s y-pipe? Specifically how to get the nut to stay on the manifold on the oil filter side.
I used a freinds hand. Was easy peasy
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