What did you do to your ZJ today? - Page 1202 - JeepForum.com

 148Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #18016 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 09:54 AM
comptiger5000
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 4,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarjam View Post
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.

comptiger5000 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #18017 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 11:48 AM
mandrews000
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 373
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.
mandrews000 is offline  
post #18018 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 11:52 AM
McCloudsZJ
Because RaceJeep
 
McCloudsZJ's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Roanoke
Posts: 2,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by comptiger5000 View Post
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?

March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Eibach lowering springs, Moog SS, Ironman mounts, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
McCloudsZJ is offline  
post #18019 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 12:51 PM
Concolour
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 610
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
Concolour is offline  
post #18020 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 01:09 PM
rockin95zj
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Nevada
Posts: 80
Traded it for a 76 cj5 today.

My idea of modification is usually if you don't like it, tear it off.
'95 Jeep ZJ Laredo 4.0i6, 42re, np231, 2" BB.
not a jeep but traded a jeep cj-5 for it... 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500r. (for saving gas... and fun...)
rockin95zj is offline  
post #18021 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 01:12 PM
AVR2
Web Wheeler
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 3,745
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
AVR2 is offline  
post #18022 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 01:25 PM
comptiger5000
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 4,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by McCloudsZJ View Post
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.
comptiger5000 is offline  
post #18023 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 02:07 PM
nickpequignot
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: columbia city
Posts: 2,829
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.

96 limited build thread-http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/96-limited-build-1351732/
nickpequignot is offline  
post #18024 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 03:27 PM
mandrews000
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 373
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...
Attached Thumbnails
image-3505059163.jpg   image-2671046670.jpg  
mandrews000 is offline  
post #18025 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 04:04 PM
TRAVASS
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oconomowoc
Posts: 531
Does anyone by chance have an extra header panel laying around??
TRAVASS is offline  
post #18026 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 04:30 PM
ZJMTL
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchizophrenicMC View Post
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...

'96 Laredo Build Thread - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/zjmtls-project-thread-daily-driver-weekend-getaway-vehicle-1360544/
ZJMTL is offline  
post #18027 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 05:02 PM
PolkaPower
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The Abyss
Posts: 19,817
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZJMTL View Post
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.
PolkaPower is offline  
post #18028 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 05:41 PM
SchizophrenicMC
Registered User
2016 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Arlington
Posts: 3,723
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)

1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited
2016 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Edition

Signature rules are dumb
SchizophrenicMC is offline  
post #18029 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 05:47 PM
98ZJLTD
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 384
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.
Attached Thumbnails
ForumRunner_20121208_164621.jpg  

98 ZJ Limited- NP231 swap, IRO 4.5 inch Springs, Hydro Shocks, IRO adjustable double shear track bar, JKS quick discos 33x12.50 Kumho Road Venture MT on 15x8 D windows with 3.75 inch BS

My build thread-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
98ZJLTD is offline  
post #18030 of 46114 Old 12-08-2012, 06:44 PM
AnotherRedZj
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: fort walton beach
Posts: 2,519
Quote:
Originally Posted by mandrews000 View Post
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

96 ZJ sittin up 6" on 35's with 4:56's and a 12k winch. Cuz...why the hell not!?
AnotherRedZj is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Almost ran out of gas today SYCOHEMI WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum 44 10-28-2016 08:24 AM
Let me tell you what I did not do today husker_zj ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 9 03-19-2013 02:09 PM
got my 94 ZJ today, and did my first mod Saleen4971 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 10 09-22-2009 01:52 AM
Hey, Today is 5.9 day! CAHotRodBoy ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 5 05-09-2005 10:35 PM
Have you had your V-8 today?? Myrtle Beach ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 12 04-30-2005 02:28 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome