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Unread 10-29-2011, 07:57 PM   #5101
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Today, I got my salvage ZJ a little further along. I have my salvage inspection on Wednesday morning, and it's ready for the inspection. There are lots of other things that need attention still, and today I got a few more things ticked off my list.

Changed the oil. YUK. The oil in there from before I got the ZJ was NAAAASTY. I may have to do some early oil changes or at least filter changes to be sure I get all the gunk out.

Installed new cap, rotor, wires and plugs. The plugs that were in there looked OK, but I replaced them with some double-platinums to try to get a bit better spark, and therefore better fuel economy (hopefully)

Put new rear shocks on. Still need to do the fronts, but I ran out of time. Boy, shocks on these things are EASY. My Miata has factory coilovers, and it's a big job (4 hours for an experienced wrench like me), and the rears were cake! The driver front looks to be a bit of a challenge, but compared to getting at the shock bolts of the driver rear on a Miata, this looks simple.

Tracked down some electrical gremlins in the liftgate. I need to order some new bits and pieces (sensors) for back there, but at least I don't have to worry about the dome lights turning on in the middle of the night.

I've got lots of parts on the way, including new lift cylinders for the liftgate and the glass, catback exhaust, new o2 sensors, air filter, PCV valve and some other miscellaneous parts.

Woo! I can't wait until Wednesday! Then I can put plates on it and drive this sucker!

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Unread 10-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #5102
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I showed her who was boss.

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Unread 10-29-2011, 08:39 PM   #5103
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Disabled my vtss and tired and I mean tired to take out my cps but it took me 2hrs to locate it underneath. Anyone have a easy way to take out the cps and put it back on a 93 zj 5.2l??
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Unread 10-30-2011, 12:31 AM   #5104
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Finished up painting the roof

Cleaned out the interior

Replaced some burned out bulbs in the interior

Cleaned under the hood

Adjusted the drag link

Cleaned and conditioned the rubber cladding which turned out pretty nice.

Up next is fresh paint on the hitch, vacuum the interior, and wash the outside.

All of this in preparation to put her up for sale, I'm picking up a WJ in the next couple of weeks so it's time to move this one on.
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Unread 10-30-2011, 06:09 AM   #5105
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got the external speaker for the CB hooked up. Fab'ed an antenna mount. Got a few finishing touches left and throw some pics out later. Still waiting on the stabilizer shock to show up it was only Thursday when I ordered it, so it should be here first of the week (must be patient).
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Unread 10-30-2011, 07:02 AM   #5106
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thanks to my wonderful Girlfran I ordered my JKS Adjustable track bar last night, Ready for it to be here already!
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Unread 10-30-2011, 08:56 AM   #5107
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thanks to my wonderful Girlfran I ordered my JKS Adjustable track bar last night, Ready for it to be here already!
hey, when you gonna start makin those winch plates and sellin em?
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Unread 10-30-2011, 09:03 AM   #5108
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hey, when you gonna start makin those winch plates and sellin em?
I may be makin a new bumper soon so I may sell the one I just made. But we shall see.
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Unread 10-30-2011, 10:01 AM   #5109
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Fixed the central locking on my front doors.

Yesterday I repaired a broken door trim card (after doing an oil change on my Chevrolet and blatting off 50 rounds at the local rifle range).
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Unread 10-30-2011, 11:19 AM   #5110
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Replaced my oil filter adapter o-rings. It was not as bad of a job as everyone made it out to be.
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Unread 10-30-2011, 11:28 AM   #5111
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Put it on the lift, now I'm debating whether I really am going to pull the transmission or not.
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Unread 10-30-2011, 12:23 PM   #5112
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Finished up painting the roof

Cleaned out the interior

Replaced some burned out bulbs in the interior

Cleaned under the hood

Adjusted the drag link

Cleaned and conditioned the rubber cladding which turned out pretty nice.

Up next is fresh paint on the hitch, vacuum the interior, and wash the outside.

All of this in preparation to put her up for sale, I'm picking up a WJ in the next couple of weeks so it's time to move this one on.
will adjusting the drag mess up alignmeny? will that help with wheel wander?
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Unread 10-30-2011, 12:57 PM   #5113
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The drag link only affects the steering wheel centering. The other link adjusts the toe between the two wheels. I have a thread about it recently if you search under my user name.
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Unread 10-30-2011, 12:58 PM   #5114
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http://go.jeep-xj.info/HowtoAlignment.htm
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Unread 10-30-2011, 02:09 PM   #5115
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whats the worm nut on the gear box do? someone said that would help out with my steering wheel wandering.
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