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Unread 01-21-2014, 04:25 AM   #29701
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Ripped apart the engine to replace intake gaskets and clean up the coolant leaks.

Now debating what to do about this:
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Can I just paint it? Is there a good way to protect it from rusting out completely?
You can get aluminum radiator pipe sections complete with sensor bung from Summit. I have used them several times with engine swaps for E-Fans. I think they are made by "Be Cool". A very good quality unit.

We are in the 4" - 8" snow forecast zone, my wife went to work an hour ago, roads are icy. She called to ask if it gets bad would I pick her up this evening with "the Jeep" , of course yes I replied... She has an Explorer... LOL

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Unread 01-21-2014, 06:03 AM   #29702
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I drove it to work and decided to leave my 2WD Hemi Ram in the driveway. Glad I did. The roads were terrible until maybe I-55 on I-294. It's supposed to snow all day in NW Indiana with lake effect. It's probably going to prove to be the right decision on my way home as well.

And...

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/20/n...-hitch-recall/

Better not hold your breath on that free hitch. Looks like they didn't source all the parts for a reason... This is pretty monumental though. Chrysler fought a government agency, the NHTSA, and won. I respect them for that. There was absolutely no reason for the NHTSA to impose current safety regulations on vehicles that met and exceeded their safety regulations at the time of their production.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 07:25 AM   #29703
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Just sitting around waiting for the 6-10" of snow were supposed to get...I'll probably get to drive the jeep in about 2 inches before picking my plow truck, what I hate most about winter...you guys out snow cruisin and I'm stuck driving a ford
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Unread 01-21-2014, 07:46 AM   #29704
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I just re-did my battery terminals and put some de-icer fluid in the washer fluid tank. Gettin ready to play in the snow here on the Jersey Shore! (and PS guys if you need me to look something up for you I do work for GPC/NAPA and I'd be happy to!) Stay safe and warm...not that thats a problem for us ZJ guys. :-P
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Unread 01-21-2014, 08:04 AM   #29705
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Felt bad that it's now going to be sitting unattended for 8 days instead of 6 due to a flight change because of snow at home in CT. And the first drive after I wake it up will be a 370 mile run back to Rochester. Knowing that my ZJ doesn't like to sit, that makes me slightly nervous (and I can't have the parents take it out for a drive as I didn't leave them keys to it).
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Unread 01-21-2014, 08:08 AM   #29706
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HELP!!! My Jeep Has Idle Surge and Hesitates

Can you guys give me a hand with this problem I am having. I created it in the tech section. With this part of the forum, particular this thread it stays pretty busy with a lot of feed back.


Here is the link to my problem...


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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:59 AM   #29707
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Can you guys give me a hand with this problem I am having. I created it in the tech section. With this part of the forum, particular this thread it stays pretty busy with a lot of feed back.


Here is the link to my problem...


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/j.../#post19607713
I had the same damn problem. It was on my new ZJ (helped me get the price down) would buck and die and lose power, sometimes idling all over the place. After it was tuned up, ruled out a vac leak, cleaned the IAC, ruled out the MAP, had good fuel pressure and replaced the TPS I finally found my culprit. For me it was the damn upstream O2 sensor. Someone else on here had a similar problem with the same cause. Here's an easy test, unplug the O2 sensor and see how it runs. It will make it throw a cel but if that's the cause the stalling and misfiring will stop.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 10:06 AM   #29708
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Was just very proud of it on my drive in to work today. -21F when I left and other than needing to warm up the gear oil it still pulled 15mpg on my way in. Plus some how the shocks weren't frozen solid. No antenna means I get crappy radio reception but oh well, still runs (very good w/ the cold air actually).
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Unread 01-21-2014, 10:31 AM   #29709
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I had the same damn problem. It was on my new ZJ (helped me get the price down) would buck and die and lose power, sometimes idling all over the place. After it was tuned up, ruled out a vac leak, cleaned the IAC, ruled out the MAP, had good fuel pressure and replaced the TPS I finally found my culprit. For me it was the damn upstream O2 sensor. Someone else on here had a similar problem with the same cause. Here's an easy test, unplug the O2 sensor and see how it runs. It will make it throw a cel but if that's the cause the stalling and misfiring will stop.
Odly enough, last night I looked through some of my old files on my jeep from the previous owner. At some point back in early 2000s he had this problem checked multiple times, after plenty of money spent by said PO, they eventually replaced the o2 sensor and it fixed the problem. Haha jus' thought I'd share

Ot. Waiting at sears to get it aligned under warrenty, we'll see if they mention the new parts on her... :shh:
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Unread 01-21-2014, 10:53 AM   #29710
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If they want to charge you, take it home and do the alignment yourself. Set the caster so the pinion angle is correct. Measure the distance between the back of the front tires and the front of the front tires. The fronts should be 0-1/8" closer than the back. 1/16" is optimal for toe. Lastly, adjust your steering wheel. It's all super easy and saves money.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 10:59 AM   #29711
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If they want to charge you, take it home and do the alignment yourself. Set the caster so the pinion angle is correct. Measure the distance between the back of the front tires and the front of the front tires. The fronts should be 0-1/8" closer than the back. 1/16" is optimal for toe. Lastly, adjust your steering wheel. It's all super easy and saves money.
Well just got it back, they did do it all for me. If they were gonna try and charge I was going to do it myself. It's just cold and rainy and I figured I'd try the warranty first
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Unread 01-21-2014, 11:49 AM   #29712
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Well let the girl friend take it in to Boston when I had to work overnight. Came back with no new dents or scratches so success. Still waiting for the new parts from kolak and hopefully cam fix this shutter
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Unread 01-21-2014, 12:05 PM   #29713
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Got my hardware kit for my KOR gear from KOR this morning, and snow, so no school and gear came in on my birthday! :P Though I am not going to put stuff on out in the snow. Also, this pic shows some of the vehicles our county PD uses in bad weather, good choices :P
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Unread 01-21-2014, 01:30 PM   #29714
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I had to jump mine last night. Went out of town for 5 and a half days, battery was dead when I got back. It has a new battery too. I've already fixed the "rear gate ajar" problem, probably have another drain somewhere that I'll have to track down. When it gets warmer I'll bring out the multimeter and start pulling fuses.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 06:14 PM   #29715
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Drove it to work and home 1 hour each way got about 17mpg per readout !
Got home Engine light came on Code P0420 Cat efficiency code -
Hooked up scanner and cleared it again .
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