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Unread 05-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #22546
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Unread 05-09-2013, 08:46 PM   #22547
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went to the local pull a part and picked up a tow hitch and cargo cover
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Unread 05-09-2013, 10:21 PM   #22548
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Bought a Yellow Top, current battery is deader than dead
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Unread 05-09-2013, 10:25 PM   #22549
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Bought a Yellow Top, current battery is deader than dead
That's what happens when you only drive your truck. Jeep gets jealous
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Unread 05-10-2013, 05:31 AM   #22550
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That's what happens when you only drive your truck. Jeep gets jealous
I have several vehicles that sometimes sit for a month or more. I got tired of dead batteries and picked up a "Battery Tender Jr" for my truck & a "Solar Battery Tender" for the '98 Mustang. All is good!
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Unread 05-10-2013, 06:24 AM   #22551
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Cussed mine this morning. Ran hot on the way to work. Pegged the thermostat and I'd pull over. It would drop back down in curves. Weird. Water seemed to be coming from the outlet housing. Won't be able to check it out til Monday.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 06:33 AM   #22552
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Gave mine the SeaFoam treatment. No hard data to share, but it does seem to be running smoother now.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 07:22 AM   #22553
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Parked it.

Turns out when the previous had the water pump replaced, he was kind enough to NOT replace the bypass hose. I went ahead and ordered the Dorman intake manifold/plenum repair kit, since it includes the bypass hose, new intake manifold hardware and valve cover gaskets (which were leaking as well). I know it's not the Hughes kit, but it was only $37 shipped on Amazon.

Planning on doing the kegger mod with the manifold off, along with tossing in my '703 injectors at the same time.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 07:26 AM   #22554
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Bought a Yellow Top, current battery is deader than dead
i had to get a new one the other day as well
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Unread 05-10-2013, 07:27 AM   #22555
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Parked it.

Turns out when the previous had the water pump replaced, he was kind enough to NOT replace the bypass hose. I went ahead and ordered the Dorman intake manifold/plenum repair kit, since it includes the bypass hose, new intake manifold hardware and valve cover gaskets (which were leaking as well). I know it's not the Hughes kit, but it was only $37 shipped on Amazon.

Planning on doing the kegger mod with the manifold off, along with tossing in my '703 injectors at the same time.
You might want to look into getting an upgraded plenum plate while you have all that off. The factory plate is thin and warps, which is why the plenum gasket end up blowing out and leaking. There's a guy on eBay who sells them for a decent price. He also includes the new hardware to bolt on the thicker plate. Use the Hughes instructions on their site to get torque sequencing and specs.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 07:36 AM   #22556
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You might want to look into getting an upgraded plenum plate while you have all that off. The factory plate is thin and warps, which is why the plenum gasket end up blowing out and leaking. There's a guy on eBay who sells them for a decent price. He also includes the new hardware to bolt on the thicker plate. Use the Hughes instructions on their site to get torque sequencing and specs.
Thanks, I'll have to check that out. I've also seen a couple of guys who have made their own, so that may be an option as well, but I'll check the OE plate for flatness before proceeding.

I just have a hard time spend $200 on some gaskets and an aluminum plate when I bought the ZJ for only $500.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 07:49 AM   #22557
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Thanks, I'll have to check that out. I've also seen a couple of guys who have made their own, so that may be an option as well, but I'll check the OE plate for flatness before proceeding.

I just have a hard time spend $200 on some gaskets and an aluminum plate when I bought the ZJ for only $500.
It's not because it's too thin that the gasket blows out but mainly because the block and the plate are two different kinds of metals and they both contract and expand at different temperatures which squeezes the gasket out between them. So no matter if it's flat or not it's a bad design from the factory and it WILL fail sooner or later.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 08:34 AM   #22558
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It's not because it's too thin that the gasket blows out but mainly because the block and the plate are two different kinds of metals and they both contract and expand at different temperatures which squeezes the gasket out between them. So no matter if it's flat or not it's a bad design from the factory and it WILL fail sooner or later.
Right, I understand that, which is why I mentioned the possibility of making my own plate.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 08:42 AM   #22559
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Got this I'm the shop today. Customer complaining of some sort of "wobble" in the front end. Lol

For some reason can't post a pic?

Anyways it's a stock white 96 ZJ
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Unread 05-10-2013, 08:44 AM   #22560
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Right, I understand that, which is why I mentioned the possibility of making my own plate.
Ok I see what you did there, if it's not flat it won't make a good template.
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