Well, I pulled it back into the shop this morning, engine bone dry as its been for a week+ now, to see what the hell they're referring to with a leaking H2O pump. The mechanic & I studied it & found some green residue on the bottom of the pump housing on each side of the weep hole, despite no active leak. He thinks that "rubber seals" inside the pump may have temporarily stopped the leak but recommends replacing it for cheap insurance (not cheap on my time tho
). Seeing that, I'm inclined to agree with him & since I'm installing an e-Fan at the same time, I should swap the belt (glazed a bit but not cracked...again cheap insurance) & swap the thermostat out for a 180* to assist the e-fan a bit. Prolly all good ideas, just $$ $$ & more $$ spent. Can't wait til this is all over with.
I think I'm still gonna halve the work & go ahead & do the rear brakes & cold air intake tomorrow... reminds me, I gotta clean that K&N with the K&N cleaner/oil, probably tonight! Then, pump & fan next week, since the damn fan isn't expected to arrive til the end of Next week, despite costing $20 to ship
I'll probably also tackle that set-screw swap or washer bulk-up that goes thru the PCM's heat shield cover behind the overflow tank. 30min. job, max & if it prevents further driveway die out, it'll be well worth it. Better than being stranded or replacing a PCM.
A Jeep's work's never done, as we all know.
NICE! Thanks. Boy, that brown will hide dirt quite well! Soooo, I gotta ask, besides the wires that hide under the plastic edge trim, what happens to the rest of em (electric seats, anything in the center or on the floor)? Do you just tape em down or...? Seems like it could be a lot of wire exposure once it's bedlined.