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Unread 05-01-2013, 09:07 PM   #22306
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Went ham on the IRO trackbar this evening got out the big breaker pipe and a huge pipe wrench & tightened like no tomorrow. I think I got rid off the DW, hopefully get it aligned again tomorrow.

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Unread 05-01-2013, 09:10 PM   #22307
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Unread 05-01-2013, 09:11 PM   #22308
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Today I painted the factory bumper that's under the bumper cover. It looked like crap after I pulled off the cover. Here's some pics of the front of my ZJ now.

Those pics look absolutly sick with that sun!
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Unread 05-01-2013, 09:17 PM   #22309
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Today I painted the factory bumper that's under the bumper cover. It looked like crap after I pulled off the cover. Here's some pics of the front of my ZJ now.

I'm still trying to figure out which year/engine Explorer I can get an vapor canister from to replace the one on my ZJ. I know there's certain Ford ones that fit and are about half the size of the stock ZJ one. Does anyone know? I haven't been driving my Jeep since I took it off and I'd really like to get something on there that can fit in the stock location but not stick down past the bumper.
There should be room to raise the existing canister.
It would involve cutting a circular hole big enough to slide the canister up through it. Raise the piece that you would cut out, trimmed to minimum, leaving only the original mounting points, and made a bracket to raise it 3"(yes, there should be room in there) closer to the bottom of the headlight.

I plan on doing this with mine soon, along with more creative sheet metal work
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Unread 05-02-2013, 04:12 AM   #22310
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Those pics look absolutly sick with that sun!
Thanks!

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There should be room to raise the existing canister.
It would involve cutting a circular hole big enough to slide the canister up through it. Raise the piece that you would cut out, trimmed to minimum, leaving only the original mounting points, and made a bracket to raise it 3"(yes, there should be room in there) closer to the bottom of the headlight.

I plan on doing this with mine soon, along with more creative sheet metal work
I'll have to check into having someone help me out with that. I have faith in myself cutting the metal, but I don't have faith in tacking it back up. I don't have a welder, and even if I did, I wouldn't know how to use it.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:01 AM   #22311
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I'll have to check into having someone help me out with that. I have faith in myself cutting the metal, but I don't have faith in tacking it back up. I don't have a welder, and even if I did, I wouldn't know how to use it.
Your canister is rectangle and I think has a weird pump thingy too. That might make it more difficult.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:37 AM   #22312
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Swapped out the OE starter solenoid with one from a junkyard ZJ with significantly less miles than mine. Fires up every time now.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:09 PM   #22313
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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:17 PM   #22314
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Your canister is rectangle and I think has a weird pump thingy too. That might make it more difficult.
The selenoid is mounted on the fender. The canister is just a canister. I'm thinking about picking up an 04 Explorer can. It's cylindrical and had the tank vent on one side and the output to the selenoid on the other. There isn't a vent to atmosphere with it though, but it looks to be the smallest option. They're also pricey.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:20 PM   #22315
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New front rotors and pads put on. I would say most complicated thing I've done since doing diff fluid changes. Was a little slow going at first as I wans learning what was what, then remember that pb blaster is your friend...whatever a** hole did work on the brakes last time had those damn bolts down way to tight. Got them off and now they're back at 20lbs.

Get the rear done tomorrow hopefully.

Old pads and rotors and the new ones installed.



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Unread 05-02-2013, 03:22 PM   #22316
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Well, for the second day in a row it overheated in the same spot, going up a huge hill. Started backfiring like a mofo and I had no power. So I bought a 180* thermostat since its recommended with a performance pcm. I was gonna get one anyways when I got around to doing my plenum, but I don't want to wait that long.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 03:25 PM   #22317
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A lower temp t-stat won't help overheating problems. When you say it was overheating, how hot was the temp gauge showing?

Also, FWIW, I'm cammed, running a tuned PCM, etc. and still have a 195* t-stat with no pinging or other issues. And when it's getting up to 225* while hammering on it up a long, steep hill with a trailer in 80* weather, my temp is limited by the cooling system capacity, rather than the t-stat anyway.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 03:27 PM   #22318
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A lower temp t-stat won't help overheating problems. When you say it was overheating, how hot was the temp gauge showing?
It was at just about 210*. And it was on the only major hill in my commute from school. And it has been in the mid 70's the past couple of days. I figured I would try it, since its the cheapest possible fix.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #22319
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It was at just about 210*. And it was on the only major hill in my commute from school. And it has been in the mid 70's the past couple of days.
If it was only at 210*, it wasn't overheating at all. That indicates the issue is something else. When you say backfiring, do you mean pinging, or actually popping back through the intake or exhaust?
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Unread 05-02-2013, 03:29 PM   #22320
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It was at just about 210*. And it was on the only major hill in my commute from school. And it has been in the mid 70's the past couple of days. I figured I would try it, since its the cheapest possible fix.
Mine runs right at 210. A little higher if ac is on or in driving up hills

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