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Unread 05-13-2013, 09:16 PM   #22636
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Did all the removal stuff to replace my water pump. Cleaned the engine and swapped the water pump studs and bypass tube. All ready to put it back together tomorrow.

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Unread 05-14-2013, 04:08 AM   #22637
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Between this

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/en...g-read-663777/

and this

http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html

you should have everything you need for an alignment. The 4x4xplor link says to turn the tie rod, not the adjusting sleeve. TJs have adjusting sleeves and TREs on both ends of the main shaft of the TRE. V8 ZJs don't. I can't say I'm familiar with the I6 ZJs though. I know they have a different tie rod setup. The idea is there though and it's a really easy adjustment to make. Keep in mind, for the 249, 0 toe is optimal. Neither of those links mention that because the 249 never came in TJs.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 06:32 AM   #22638
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Between this

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/en...g-read-663777/

and this

http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html

you should have everything you need for an alignment. The 4x4xplor link says to turn the tie rod, not the adjusting sleeve. TJs have adjusting sleeves and TREs on both ends of the main shaft of the TRE. V8 ZJs don't. I can't say I'm familiar with the I6 ZJs though. I know they have a different tie rod setup. The idea is there though and it's a really easy adjustment to make. Keep in mind, for the 249, 0 toe is optimal. Neither of those links mention that because the 249 never came in TJs.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 06:49 AM   #22639
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Well I'm assuming the empty resevoir before I started bleeding something to do with it, but I did bleed all 4 brakes. And no, no proportioning valve. Do I need one?
Assuming you don't have a leak.....
I would bleed them again or have it pressure bled.
I assumed going from drums to disc needed a prop valve.
My thinking is if no prop valve there, then the same line pressure is going to the rear as the front.
So in a hard braking situation where vehicle weight ends up on the front, the rear (being lighter ,but having the same line pressure )will lock up which leads to instability. Same reason a lot of late model trucks had abs on the rear only, so your *** won't try to pass your front when it locks up. I was just going to do a t block prop valve back on the rear axle.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 07:07 AM   #22640
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Keep in mind, for the 249, 0 toe is optimal. Neither of those links mention that because the 249 never came in TJs.
Regardless of t-case, I'd shoot for as close to 0 toe as possible if the TREs, etc. are in good shape. It's got a slightly increased death wobble risk, but will help gas mileage and tire wear slightly.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 07:49 AM   #22641
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Regardless of t-case, I'd shoot for as close to 0 toe as possible if the TREs, etc. are in good shape. It's got a slightly increased death wobble risk, but will help gas mileage and tire wear slightly.
PO had installed a new draglink, steering wheel is off center. There are a few strange repairs the PO did that I will repair correctly, if possible.
I am replacing the CAs, cam bolts, 2 BB and shocks. Currently it does drive ok, but it does like to dart around a bit. I have not checked the TREs or ball joints yet. With 220,000 miles I figure the steering box could stand some adjusting.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 08:14 AM   #22642
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finally pulled it out of the driveway..
got the new radiator in and almost done with the Taurus e-fan swap. need to check my connectors, low speed will not kick on at 195, but high will kick on at 210...
also leaking trans fluid at the radiator connection.. will never be done
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Unread 05-14-2013, 08:28 AM   #22643
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Dumped about half a 20oz redbull between the seat and. Console, all over my reservation maps too! Doh.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 08:39 AM   #22644
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finally pulled it out of the driveway..
got the new radiator in and almost done with the Taurus e-fan swap. need to check my connectors, low speed will not kick on at 195, but high will kick on at 210...
also leaking trans fluid at the radiator connection.. will never be done
If you're running the stock 195* t-stat, you should be aiming for low to come on at 210 and high at 215 - 220. If low comes on at 195 or 200, it'll never shut off once the Jeep warms up.

195 and 205 - 210 are good set points for a 180* t-stat though.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 08:47 AM   #22645
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Should be about 1 quart from the add line to the full line.
I added a quart on 5.2 and only half way up now. Im was confused too cause i thought it was 1qt on all cars?
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Unread 05-14-2013, 08:56 AM   #22646
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I added a quart on 5.2 and only half way up now. Im was confused too cause i thought it was 1qt on all cars?
How long did you wait between adding and checking? The oil may have still been draining down to the pan, or it's possible you didn't get a good read the first time. It's definitely 1 quart between the lines on my 5.9.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 08:57 AM   #22647
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If you're running the stock 195* t-stat, you should be aiming for low to come on at 210 and high at 215 - 220. If low comes on at 195 or 200, it'll never shut off once the Jeep warms up.

195 and 205 - 210 are good set points for a 180* t-stat though.
should have added:
Currently have a 180 thermostat in the jeep right now. I live in southern Crapifornia and really want the jeep to stay cool in the summer. starting to warm up... was 106 yesterday.

Just checked the BMW thermo switch I used. 195 low signal, 210 F high signal. 180 thermostat.
Think I am on to something here? or DOING IT WRONGGG! haha
thanks for the tips!
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Unread 05-14-2013, 09:13 AM   #22648
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How long did you wait between adding and checking? The oil may have still been draining down to the pan, or it's possible you didn't get a good read the first time. It's definitely 1 quart between the lines on my 5.9.
Well drove home let it sit 2+hrs checked it, added lil under a quart actually like 28-30oz (still alot tho) then ran it. Then atleast 2 hrs again because i cooked steaks ate and watched some Fast N Loud.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 09:16 AM   #22649
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should have added:
Currently have a 180 thermostat in the jeep right now. I live in southern Crapifornia and really want the jeep to stay cool in the summer. starting to warm up... was 106 yesterday.

Just checked the BMW thermo switch I used. 195 low signal, 210 F high signal. 180 thermostat.
Think I am on to something here? or DOING IT WRONGGG! haha
thanks for the tips!
That sounds like a solid plan.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #22650
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That sounds like a solid plan.
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