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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:00 PM   #28231
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Did u take a file to it to flatten out the surface of the housing base...cause they hallway seam to warp a little...
I made sure it was level before putting it on. It was a new housing a few months ago when I did it the first time lol. As of today it's completely dry. I don't think I rtved it the first time. I did this time....

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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #28232
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249s If you think about it why are they....who bought them to begin with... mostly upper class..... don't know how to pull a leaver ....don't get me wrong woman bought..or husband's for their wifes.... example my bro- in law traded in their Pontiac formula cause wife got it stuck twice n 1 day.... they got a ZJ 95 5.2 W/249 ...funny thing though she thought 4x4 = snow = same as dry pavement... scared my brolaw to death driving out from the dealer...lol...249 = ease of use for those that don't know better...case...Daughter got my ZJ 242 stuck I said did u put in 4x she said no don't know how!!!!! That is the main reason for 249s also helps in not spinning the tires in V8 models......
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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:10 PM   #28233
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Up here we get snow, freezing rain, sleet, and everything else, all at the same time.
Be glad its not lake effect snow
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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:11 PM   #28234
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I had no idea what it was until I googled it so here's a picture for anyone else that was wondering. I'm not a fan of the black/gold, never was.
That's actually very nice black and gold go together well the black makes the gold stick out more
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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:22 PM   #28235
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Did u take a file to it to flatten out the surface of the housing base...cause they hallway seam to warp a little...
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I made sure it was level before putting it on. It was a new housing a few months ago when I did it the first time lol. As of today it's completely dry. I don't think I rtved it the first time. I did this time....
i always need to re tq mine at least twice after i change the t stat
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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:29 PM   #28236
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249s If you think about it why are they....who bought them to begin with... mostly upper class..... don't know how to pull a leaver ....don't get me wrong woman bought..or husband's for their wifes.... example my bro- in law traded in their Pontiac formula cause wife got it stuck twice n 1 day.... they got a ZJ 95 5.2 W/249 ...funny thing though she thought 4x4 = snow = same as dry pavement... scared my brolaw to death driving out from the dealer...lol...249 = ease of use for those that don't know better...case...Daughter got my ZJ 242 stuck I said did u put in 4x she said no don't know how!!!!! That is the main reason for 249s also helps in not spinning the tires in V8 models......
if you think about it the same could be said about automatic transmissions as well

and f bodys are **** in snow
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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:32 PM   #28237
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if you think about it the same could be said about automatic transmissions as well

and f bodys are **** in snow
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My Brother n law is ALL GM so for Jim to buy a jeep/Mopar it was so his wife would be safe..lol
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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:33 PM   #28238
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249s If you think about it why are they....who bought them to begin with... mostly upper class..... don't know how to pull a leaver ....don't get me wrong woman bought..or husband's for their wifes.... example my bro- in law traded in their Pontiac formula cause wife got it stuck twice n 1 day.... they got a ZJ 95 5.2 W/249 ...funny thing though she thought 4x4 = snow = same as dry pavement... scared my brolaw to death driving out from the dealer...lol...249 = ease of use for those that don't know better...case...Daughter got my ZJ 242 stuck I said did u put in 4x she said no don't know how!!!!! That is the main reason for 249s also helps in not spinning the tires in V8 models......
Not really, every V8 ZJ had a 249, it was not an option. People bought them because thats what it came with. If people had the option im sure they would have used it.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:44 PM   #28239
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249s If you think about it why are they....who bought them to begin with... mostly upper class..... don't know how to pull a leaver ....don't get me wrong woman bought..or husband's for their wifes.... example my bro- in law traded in their Pontiac formula cause wife got it stuck twice n 1 day.... they got a ZJ 95 5.2 W/249 ...funny thing though she thought 4x4 = snow = same as dry pavement... scared my brolaw to death driving out from the dealer...lol...249 = ease of use for those that don't know better...case...Daughter got my ZJ 242 stuck I said did u put in 4x she said no don't know how!!!!! That is the main reason for 249s also helps in not spinning the tires in V8 models......
Rally cars/trucks have full time 4x4 as well, too many idiots that don't know how to use levers driving them.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:46 PM   #28240
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I'm sure that's why rally cars/trucks have full time 4x4 as well, too many idiots that don't know how to use levers driving them.
Lol so true....
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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:48 PM   #28241
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Not really, every V8 ZJ had a 249, it was not an option. People bought them because thats what it came with. If people had the option im sure they would have used it.
Yes V8 cause...to get power to the ground....my 4.0 w235/75/15 in 2wd would always brake traction in the rain so a v8 would def Need AWD....
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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:49 PM   #28242
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Be glad its not lake effect snow
I'm like 10 miles from Lake Erie, we get that too
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Unread 12-07-2013, 03:04 PM   #28243
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Yes V8 cause...to get power to the ground....my 4.0 w235/75/15 in 2wd would always brake traction in the rain so a v8 would def Need AWD....
When I had the front DS out of mine it was silly. I could break the tires loose anytime. Best time to scare the wife was right after it started to rain when the roads get that first layer of water. WEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Unread 12-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #28244
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i always need to re tq mine at least twice after i change the t stat
I think re torquing was what made mine leak. Of course, it was sub zero temps. Idk I hate to retorque them now after the first time. I've never had to do that with thermostat housings on my other cars. I hope the rtv is the difference maker this time around
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Unread 12-07-2013, 03:20 PM   #28245
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OT put my splash guards and front bumper back on and drilled holes in my front skid to let my grease zerks for my sway bar bushings through so I don't have to remove it every time I grease them. Now I have some form of deer protection till I get my steel bumper lol.
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