What a PITA that was... started last week with a slow replacement of water pump as a diversion while studying for a work relayed certification and today was the first full day to finish. I passed the certification btw. So after cleaning all surfaces and a little cleaning of the engine I started putting things back together. After filling with coolant, the heater fitting to the pump started to leak. Drained system and new o-ring that came w/pump was bad. Replaced o-ring and refilled. All was okay after refilling and burping the system. Didn't realize the amount of stuff that had to come off to get to the water pump. New hoses, pulleys, thermostat and belt all went into this. Don't want to have to take all this apart again for a loooooong time. Although I will probably do an e-fan upgrade sometime this summer.
Mine '97 White, ZJ Ltd, 5.2, Up-Country Suspension, Kolak ignition, Kolak/Magnaflow Exhaust
Her's '98 Chargold ZJ Ltd. 4.0 2wd
Our 1st '97 White, ZJ Ltd, 5.2, The parts Jeep for 5 years...R.I.P. Sent to Pic-A-Part 5/17/2013
today was a rough day..... I installed all 8 of my adjustable control arms, and the coils spacers on to bring my zj to 5 inches of lift a few days ago and right after i go to get my alignment done and on the drive over i hear a couple of loud snaps. turns out the rear upper control arm mounts ripped off of the unibody. So today was the day to fix it and make new brackets. the whole process sucked. but now that its over the jeep is back in action and should be ready to go wheeling next weekend.
not my jeep but totalled(well most likely) my truck
1996 ZJ- 4.0, [COLOR="Purple"]AX-15 5SPD/NP242[/COLOR], RE 4.5" lift, 36x12.50x16.5 Goodyear military surplus tires, Longarms/Tri-4 link/one ton axle build/swap in progress, arb bumper, a bunch of other goodies
1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]
5spd ZJ Club Member 001
[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]