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Unread 01-25-2014, 09:03 AM   #29836
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Anyone else get their recall notice for the zjs?

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Unread 01-25-2014, 09:06 AM   #29837
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Nicely done! Are those just covers? Almost looked stock lol
Nope...not covers...Ripped all the seams on the old seats and sewed in new vinyl / real tree / foam....fixed the seat heaters while I was there ;-) Each seat was only 25+pieces!!!! grrrr...but like lots of things we do: Worth the challenge!


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Where did you buy the material for the headliner? Is it one large section or did you have to piece it together?
One large section...purchased from JoAnn fabrics (any have it). Make sure you use the lightweight for the headliner and the canvas for the seats!
There are plenty of threads about spraying headliners on...definitely use the 3m heavy duty stuff. Too much will seep through the fabric...too little will not stick! ...and get some help to keep tension on the liner as you spread it out. I got lucky with only one wrinkle.
...The hard part was cutting and gluing the sunroof piece to make the pattern match up
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Unread 01-25-2014, 09:17 AM   #29838
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If they came from the factory like that, I doubt they'd have lined up the pattern. Way to pay attention to details!
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Unread 01-25-2014, 09:21 AM   #29839
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I need to do my head liner soooo bad looks like crap! I've resprayed it so many times now its all lumpy! I should hit the jy and get a descent one and re do it.
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Unread 01-25-2014, 09:43 AM   #29840
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Anyone else get their recall notice for the zjs?
Yea what a joke lol. " we're going to fix it but we dont have the parts and don't know when we'll get them. Hang in there and hope you don't explode" LOL idiots. Why send anything out till they have the parts?
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Unread 01-25-2014, 09:48 AM   #29841
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I'm sold on them never obtaining the parts. It was all a ploy to please the NHTSA. Now that the NHTSA has called off the recall (which they should have never tried to put in place), those parts are forever going to be on order. I can't and don't blame Chrysler for that. If you're afraid of your vehicle exploding, sell it and get something "safer."
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Unread 01-25-2014, 02:14 PM   #29842
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We finally got some good snow. Got the jeep down the hill and tried to come back up in 2wd and all she did was spin like crazy. Locked the tcase in and she still spun. Not having 4wd really sucks.

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Unread 01-25-2014, 05:47 PM   #29843
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Drove to the parts store in 2wd in about 4" of snow to get a new thermostat for the boy's Xj, love "drifting" in 2wd, it scares the elderly and the soccer moms!!!! BWAHAHAHA!!!
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Unread 01-25-2014, 05:54 PM   #29844
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Drove to the parts store in 2wd in about 4" of snow to get a new thermostat for the boy's Xj, love "drifting" in 2wd, it scares the elderly and the soccer moms!!!! BWAHAHAHA!!!
I have that happen in 4wd.

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Unread 01-25-2014, 10:40 PM   #29845
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Did a little re-wiring today. Still have a little bit left. Previous owners wires from 10 years ago have bit the dust... Cracked and frayed in to many places.
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Unread 01-25-2014, 10:42 PM   #29846
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Winched a new chevy 1500 out of a 4ft ditch today during a snow storm. Took a little while but I got her out! The couple tossed me some money for helping them, didn't realize until I counted it they have me $120.

Coincidently my slight coolant leak I couldn't track down showed itself Halfway home. My radiator is cracked, which so happened to cost me $123.

I only had some coolant to put in the system and had to cycle about 2 gals of distilled water to get home. I didn't have anymore antifreeze at home and with the water still leaking out of it I pulled the lower radiator hose and let the water pump push what I think is most of the water out.

Does anyone think this will be ok for a few days? I'm just worried that any existing water in it would freeze up and create a problem. I believe I got most of the water out, with letting it push the coolant out from the lower hose.
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Unread 01-25-2014, 10:46 PM   #29847
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It could freeze and cause an issue in the block. You still have a gallon or so sitting in water passages. Personally id get to an auto parts store and get some antifreeze in it or pull the plug on the side of the block and drain it out.
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Unread 01-25-2014, 11:21 PM   #29848
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A gallon of antifreeze is $13 at O'Reilly and AutoZone. Pick that up, dump the gallon in, top off with water while the engine is running. It should suffice in a pinch.
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Unread 01-25-2014, 11:35 PM   #29849
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Gallon of freeze is only $11 at walmart. It should be more than enough. Ive been doing it for around a month now because mine has been leaking around the seam on the driver side. Im trying to put it and the heater core off til taxes and some warmer weather.

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Unread 01-26-2014, 08:19 AM   #29850
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50/50 water antifreeze is where you need to be. Buy 1 gallon of pure antifreeze and mix it with 1 gallon of water. Problem solved. Dont waste money on the premix crap. It's onle $1-$2 cheaper and you get half the product you do with 100% antifreeze.
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