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Unread 10-08-2013, 02:42 PM   #26086
joshtarmy1
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Put a set of tires on my 93 ZJ and dropped it off at Meineke to have a tail pipe put on. Just got a call turns out the Previous owner cut the cat off and moved the muffler forward. Gonna cost me about $150 all said and done but oh well. The pipe was rotted and I can't have an exhaust leak with a 2 year old and a pregnant wife. Gonna pick up parts later and change my valve cover gasket, pcv elbows and a few vacuum lines.


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Unread 10-08-2013, 03:59 PM   #26087
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how close do you sit to your steering wheel and dash?? im 6'5" tall so i have the seat all the way back and i have plenty of room between my knee/leg and the radio
Dunno man, maybe my legs are longer than my torso?

I don't sit all that close but I'm not exactly driving thug style either. My seat is definitely not all the way back.

Been a while since I had that thing in there, maybe I was just banging my knee getting in and out. Mostly I just remember hating it being there. Like I said twice before though, that's just me. I'm not knocking the placement, everybody just sets up their seats differently, ya know?

BoT - Finally ordered some new rear control arms! Old ones are rusted out and the bushings shot, these should make that drifty feeling go away.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 04:33 PM   #26088
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Punched it as hard as I could because I was thoroughly pissed off at something else at the time and the ZJ was within reach....
Perfect fist print dent in the hood....
Not gonna be able to blame that one on wheelin'....
Definitely obvious what kind of dent it is....

Surprisingly, my hand is fine...

Now she's gonna pay me back for punching her, and SOMETHING will break... You just watch...
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Unread 10-08-2013, 04:35 PM   #26089
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Beat on the motor a bit to enjoy the nice weather.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 05:02 PM   #26090
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Well this happened sunday, but finally got through an extractor that was stuck that has delayed me for weeks (only get 1-2 hrs per weekend to work on it)! Next is buying a rear bumper since the metal is all rotted away and dented, then get the loose stud back there to stay still.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 05:49 PM   #26091
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my lady called the stealership to see what kind of oil the front diff takes

i told her '' i got a book and j/f you dont need to call those thieves ''

so she did anyway and they told her 75/140 front and rear and that the front has a limited slip as well as the rear

as far as i know all zj's came with an open front yes ? and the front fluid is a thinner oil than the rear as well

she gave em the vin and everything too lol
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Unread 10-08-2013, 05:51 PM   #26092
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Front is definitely open. 75W-90, 80W-90 or 75W-140 is fine for the front diff (75W-140 recommended for heavy use, IIRC). Rear is the same if it's a D35, 75W-140 only for a D44a.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 05:52 PM   #26093
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Punched it as hard as I could because I was thoroughly pissed off at something else at the time and the ZJ was within reach....
Perfect fist print dent in the hood....
Not gonna be able to blame that one on wheelin'....
Definitely obvious what kind of dent it is....

Surprisingly, my hand is fine...

Now she's gonna pay me back for punching her, and SOMETHING will break... You just watch...
Did that to my fender after it fried out my pcm.....which was right after I ordered front LCA's! I'm not fixing the dent, putting the LCA's on or washing the mud off it till it gets a new pcm and showes me she's gonna run.

lil Biatch.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 07:22 PM   #26094
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lil Biatch.
HAHAHA mine can be one of those too. And the Jeep

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Unread 10-08-2013, 07:35 PM   #26095
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Replaced the heater core in the ex's 5.9 ZJ... I didn't have to remove the steering wheel and the entire process took about 7 hours... Tried to get her to let me change the evap. core while I had it apart, but that didn't happen... It's really not as bad as everyone says, IMO...

The KOLAK Ignition upgrade for my 5.9 should be here in the next couple days, anxious to get it installed...

The beefier, new style power steering bracket should arrive with it, so I can get rid of the squeaking pump that's on my 5.9 now... I already swapped the metal pulley over to the 5.9 pump... Don't have to be concerned about the plastic pulley exploding going down the road now...
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Unread 10-08-2013, 08:25 PM   #26096
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my lady called the stealership to see what kind of oil the front diff takes

i told her '' i got a book and j/f you dont need to call those thieves ''

so she did anyway and they told her 75/140 front and rear and that the front has a limited slip as well as the rear

as far as i know all zj's came with an open front yes ? and the front fluid is a thinner oil than the rear as well

she gave em the vin and everything too lol
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Front is definitely open. 75W-90, 80W-90 or 75W-140 is fine for the front diff (75W-140 recommended for heavy use, IIRC). Rear is the same if it's a D35, 75W-140 only for a D44a.
My uncle is a master tech at the local Jeep dealership and told me I could just run 75w-140 front n rear (d30 and d35) since its so hot here. No issues at all using it.

Not sure where you live though if it gets cold there it might be a bit thick in winter. It never gets below freezing here in winter (40 degree average low in Dec and Jan).
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Unread 10-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #26097
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My uncle is a master tech at the local Jeep dealership and told me I could just run 75w-140 front n rear (d30 and d35) since its so hot here. No issues at all using it.

Not sure where you live though if it gets cold there it might be a bit thick in winter. It never gets below freezing here in winter (40 degree average low in Dec and Jan).
sometimes -30 iowa

i want to run the thin stuff but this has me thinking

i get pretty good mpgs out of the old beast

would the thicker oil drop the miles per gallon noticeably and cause problems in the winter ?
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Unread 10-08-2013, 10:29 PM   #26098
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sometimes -30 iowa

i want to run the thin stuff but this has me thinking

i get pretty good mpgs out of the old beast

would the thicker oil drop the miles per gallon noticeably and cause problems in the winter ?
75W-140 should be fine year round. Considering the other sources of inefficiency in a ZJ, I doubt the extra drag in the diffs from the thicker oil will produce a measurable change in mpg.

FWIW, I run 75W-90 in my D30 (which doesn't see a ton of abuse, mostly un-loaded 2wd miles) and 75W-140 in my D44a (which I beat on pretty hard).
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Unread 10-08-2013, 10:51 PM   #26099
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Installed LEDs all the way around but for some reason the tail/brake lights wont take??? So back in with the silvanias for now till I get some answers.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 11:34 PM   #26100
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Drove it to work, complete with leaking water pump. Won't be able to get to it until this weekend along with the e-fan conversion that I pray works... don't know about that 90amp Denso holdin up tho
Anyway, got a few things done last weekend, finally gettin the pix up...hope this BBCode works. Found a cold air intake, cleaned it up & installed with my G-fab (ghetto fabricated) support bracket courtesy of a Home Depot shelf support. Gets it done for now anyway...

Cold Air Intake



Also dialectric cleaner sprayed the connectors of the PCM & zip tied em to be safe (connections seemed tight tho, without) after dealing with die outs while driving a couple weeks ago. Not sure this'll make a difference & it hasn't repeated since unhooking & reconnecting the battery but it won't hurt & may narrow down a thing or two if it comes back...

PCM connectors - zip tied security
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