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Unread 10-10-2013, 04:44 PM   #26116
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Installed the TJ fuel bezel. Well, last night I did.

Today I arrange to have it's brother delivered. Believe it's an ('94?) XJ, 80K miles, most from being towed behind and RV. My relative parked it in shed after a fender bender. It's going to become the daily and the ZJ will be retired.

Gotta love family.

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Unread 10-10-2013, 06:34 PM   #26117
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Did a quick fluid change on the rear diff, just as some insurance/to quiet it down until I get to put the new axle in. Fluid was black as night, I filled it with 1/2 Lucas oil treatment and 1/2 75w-140. Surprisingly from the first short drive it didn't sound any quieter, even with such a thick mixture. I guess I have some reassurance knowing that there's fresh fluid in there to prolong it's life a bit but still. Just a little disappointed lol (and the smell/feel of diff oil is my most despised automotive related anything).
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Unread 10-10-2013, 09:34 PM   #26118
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Did a quick fluid change on the rear diff, just as some insurance/to quiet it down until I get to put the new axle in. Fluid was black as night, I filled it with 1/2 Lucas oil treatment and 1/2 75w-140. Surprisingly from the first short drive it didn't sound any quieter, even with such a thick mixture. I guess I have some reassurance knowing that there's fresh fluid in there to prolong it's life a bit but still. Just a little disappointed lol (and the smell/feel of diff oil is my most despised automotive related anything).
If the carrier bearings are bad a fluid change won't do poop. I went through all that on mine. Did you see any teeth in the gears missing or anything obvious when you opened it up?
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Unread 10-10-2013, 10:23 PM   #26119
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I got some sliders made. Unfortunately they are sitting too low and they don't come out far enough to protect the door. So I'm going back tomorrow to talk to the fab shop and have them fixed.



They used 2"x2" on the tubes that connect the sliders to the frame instead of 1"x3" and they used 1" angle to attach to the pinch seam. So they are hanging down almost 2" father than they should. Not to mention they put the bolts in the pinch seam from the outside. The silver bolts look ridiculous.
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Unread 10-10-2013, 11:19 PM   #26120
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There is nothing wrong with a bit of rice :P hee hee Who likes my spare screen wash holding compartment? lol
dude... What. Is. That? Why is that valve cover breather tube tapped into your (yours?) wiper fluid?? So lost... That chimney stack come filter is kinda hilarious. And yeah, nice overflow tank for the tank that feeds into the ... Engine? And wipers?

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its a durango/dakota air hat and requiered a lot of hood trim no big deal though with a grinder it took 10 minutes chap stick top v intake shootout v www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/engine/154-0804-jeep-wrangler-intake-shootout/
wow...I dunno about a dodge hat...I just don't wanna hack up the hood underguard for a little more air. Definitely a bit of a choke point but if I can't find one that fits without a hacking mod, I'll leave it be. Checked the tube & hat tonight when I got home. Neither could burn my fingers but both get close. They both get hot...I'm not buyin into any performance difference in materials used. More room for air to move thru is key. As we all know, it's not just length, it's girth that really counts. Plus there were several metal CAIs that surpass K&N's performance numbers, all of which are about 2% apart from "best to worst" which points to saving money on one of the least expensive CAIs since it makes essentially no difference from 1 level above cheapest to the most expensive.
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Unread 10-10-2013, 11:47 PM   #26121
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If the carrier bearings are bad a fluid change won't do poop. I went through all that on mine. Did you see any teeth in the gears missing or anything obvious when you opened it up?
I'd diagnosed the sound as a carrier bearing a while back which is why I picked up a D35 with disks. I had planned to install it this month now that I have the cash to freshen it up (pads, rotors, lubelocker etc.) but now I'm in the middle of moving. the new axle won't get dropped in for another month or two, I figured new fluid wouldn't hurt (no idea how long it was in there). Didn't know it wouldn't help the carrier bearing noise but it definetly needed a fluid change anyway, hoping it'll help it stay alive until I replace the whole axle. And being that it's getting replaced soon anyway I didn't bother pulling to cover to inspect it/clean the magnet. just siphoned the fluid in/out with a hand pump.
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Unread 10-10-2013, 11:59 PM   #26122
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I got some sliders made. Unfortunately they are sitting too low and they don't come out far enough to protect the door. So I'm going back tomorrow to talk to the fab shop and have them fixed.



They used 2"x2" on the tubes that connect the sliders to the frame instead of 1"x3" and they used 1" angle to attach to the pinch seam. So they are hanging down almost 2" father than they should. Not to mention they put the bolts in the pinch seam from the outside. The silver bolts look ridiculous.
Hope they fix that! You lose considerable clearance having it so low Looks good besides that though!

OT: Finally tested the jeep's 2wd with dat 318. I think I'm gonna enjoy burning tires on take off.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 01:46 AM   #26123
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OT: Finally tested the jeep's 2wd with dat 318. I think I'm gonna enjoy burning tires on take off. [/QUOTE]

Beware: It's addictive!!

OT: Nothing to it because this weekend I'm gonna be making a trip with it out of town. However my all aluminum radiator and my tranny cooler lines are in. That will be in the next few weekends plans.

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Unread 10-11-2013, 06:32 AM   #26124
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CAI's are good for bling and that's about it Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCi2yo4UqPI
Having owned a K&N, a Durango air hat setup, and an eBay FIPK, I'm inclined to agree with Polka.

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There is nothing wrong with a bit of rice :P

hee hee

Who likes my spare screen wash holding compartment? lol
I also agree with this, though. Once I decided none of the FIPKs made enough of a difference to bother keeping, I said screw it. Now the niner is all blinged out.



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Unread 10-11-2013, 06:54 AM   #26125
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drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic pads for both front and rear on my ZJ
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Unread 10-11-2013, 08:09 AM   #26126
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Sprayed my lower rear control arm bolts with PB Blaster in preparation of the new control arm install I'll be doing after Fed Ex drops off my new ones today.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #26127
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dude... What. Is. That? Why is that valve cover breather tube tapped into your (yours?) wiper fluid?? So lost... That chimney stack come filter is kinda hilarious. And yeah, nice overflow tank for the tank that feeds into the ... Engine? And wipers?
I think you are lost :P

The red filter, the breather pipe just sits there. It's just to stop any oil vapour floating around in the bay. There doesn't appear to be anything coming outta there anyway.

I keep my half gallon of spare washer fluid in a container in the bottom half of the old air box.

In the top hat, silver filter I have, lol the breather doesn't go into the washer tank! just looks like it haha just disconnected sitting there doing nowt.


If you want me to confuse you though, my aircon pump is below the power steering pump factory put it there, and the 249 case came standard with the 4.0 engine here too
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Unread 10-11-2013, 12:05 PM   #26128
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I have Geico and found out they insure customized equipment so I got a quote to add coverage for the lift and tires at a total of $1600. Only $3 more per 6 months. Not sure if it'll ever amount to anything if it ever gets totaled but for $3 I figure why the hell not.

Here's the email I first got when I requested it online: "We have received your request to update the vehicle information on the 1998 Jeep. We will need some additional information in order to process your request. Please advise us how many inches has the vehicle been raised from the standard for that model?" I thought that was pretty f'n cool lol. I replied "about 4" for now" and they replied back 10 minutes later with an updated policy. Can't get no easier than that! I hope I didn't jinx myself now!
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Unread 10-11-2013, 12:32 PM   #26129
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that looks like a hot air intake that metal pipe is gonna get hot

for better power and less r.i.c.e. factor you should get a durango air hat and some kind of tube pvc or whatever then go back to the stock air filter and modify the stock air box

also big alternators are cheap at the boneyard
If you want a big alt get one off a ambulance
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Unread 10-11-2013, 02:01 PM   #26130
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Sprayed my lower rear control arm bolts with PB Blaster in preparation of the new control arm install I'll be doing after Fed Ex drops off my new ones today.
After doing all the rear arms last week the lowers are definitely easier, plenty of room for my bulky impact wrench (even without jacking it up).

Side note I seafoamed my engine today. Had always used it in the gas tank but never in the intake before. Used between 1/3-1/2 of the can in the brake booster line. It sucked it right up and I let it sit for a little under 20 minutes. To my surprise I didn't really have much smoke when I turned her back on. And the little I did have cleared up in under a minute. Could I have used too little and poured it in too slowly?
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