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Unread 06-28-2011, 06:59 PM   #2941
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Saw this the other day while changing thermostat. Put in new front shocks today. That old one didn't even spring back after i compressed it, and it's only 8 months old. Then, while checking other fluids, bolts, etc underneath i see I've got an oil leak coming down the rear of the engine. I don't wanna have to fix a rear main seal dangit!

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Unread 06-28-2011, 07:03 PM   #2942
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whats so important about fixing the real main seal right awy anyway ? Mines been leaking for years on the 4.0 and its still so small the oil level never changes heh
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Unread 06-28-2011, 07:11 PM   #2943
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whats so important about fixing the real main seal right awy anyway ? Mines been leaking for years on the 4.0 and its still so small the oil level never changes heh
It's a leak. Period. When the tcase replacement takes place, the trans is getting a new pump seal, and engine is getting a new RMS and oil pan gasket.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 07:24 PM   #2944
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Yea and its so small it isnt even worth the effort unless you bring out a scenario like you did.. but i guess thats just me
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Unread 06-28-2011, 07:28 PM   #2945
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whats so important about fixing the real main seal right awy anyway ? Mines been leaking for years on the 4.0 and its still so small the oil level never changes heh
I'm not positive that's what it is, but it's not the valve cover. I cleaned it up under there pretty good last Saturday and today there's quite a bit of oil again and that "drop" that hasn't fallen yet near the drain plug. Looks like the oil is coming down from the driver's side of engine / transmission.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 07:50 PM   #2946
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Saw this the other day while changing thermostat. Put in new front shocks today. That old one didn't even spring back after i compressed it, and it's only 8 months old. Then, while checking other fluids, bolts, etc underneath i see I've got an oil leak coming down the rear of the engine. I don't wanna have to fix a rear main seal dangit!
Haha nice I have the same POS shocks, bought them at Auto Zone came with a life time warrenty and cost like 12$ a pop. I just needed to replace the ones that were on there(probably the ones that came from the factory..) They made my ZJ as hard as a rock, rides pretty bad. Atleast he can take turns now with out me fearing of rolling over haha.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 08:22 PM   #2947
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Wow and now I know stay away from the cheap shocks at autozone. I am getting ready to do my frt end. What shocks do you all recommend for stock height and performance.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 09:01 PM   #2948
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Wow and now I know stay away from the cheap shocks at autozone. I am getting ready to do my frt end. What shocks do you all recommend for stock height and performance.
I hear Monroe Sensatracs are pretty good, maybe a little soft. I have Reflex's on my 5.9 and it definitely rides firmer than either of our 5.2s.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 09:06 PM   #2949
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I had sensatracs up front when I got my ZJ. Way too soft, IMO. I put in MX6s all around about 1.5 months ago, and it's worlds better. The sensatracs are similar to MX6s on setting 1, maybe 2. I run the fronts at 3, rears at 6. Ride is firm, but not harsh, has that highly damped feel like a German car. Handling is much improved.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 09:42 PM   #2950
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I've had a dodgy oil leak for a while too. Mine seems to be coming from where the engine meets the tranny. It's defo tranny fluid though as it is red. Should get it fixed, but cba. So long as I top it up evry once in a while it will be fine, at least it has been for the last six months anyway!
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Unread 06-28-2011, 10:07 PM   #2951
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I spent two hours trying to get my stupid oil filter adapter off, this is my second time with as many oil changes. After adding $20 worth of tools to my box, I still couldn't get this thing off. I guess the environment will continue to hate me, and this will have to wait another day. Oh on a good note, at least I got my oil changed.
Best I have found is breaker bar to loosin it, then using an open end wrench or rachet wrench on the end of the torx bit socket. I know the pic is a hex end and much smaller, but you get the idea. lifting on the engine with a plank of wood to twist it gives alittle room between the frame and engine too. I think I lift on the driver side to tilt the housing down. (its been awile.)
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Unread 06-28-2011, 10:14 PM   #2952
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Got out to stretch her legs abit. And put my "new" camera to the test.
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Unread 06-29-2011, 06:14 AM   #2953
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Tried to start it this morning. Battery is dead. Open hood, see underhood light hanging from the cord...turned on. It's been on since 3:45 pm yesterday. Took the sisters Accord to Walmart to buy cables. Get to checkout...card is declined. Had to use Dads debit card. Got back, got the Jeep started and unplugged that f'n light. Oh, did I mention I was 45 mins late to work. Ugh
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Unread 06-29-2011, 07:24 AM   #2954
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That sounds like the kinda morning when you should just go back to bed and wake up the next day and try again.
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Unread 06-29-2011, 11:35 AM   #2955
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Chard79- I tried that, but my open end wrench started bending. I also tried a 3/8 hex key but I could get that to budge even with extensions for leverage. I bought a 3/8 bit breaker bar, but that with the t-60. I couldn't get it to fit in the small space. I'm thinking about having my shop do it ( depending how much they want for it).
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