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Unread 02-07-2012, 12:06 AM   #8041
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Installed a new valve cover gasket and rear CCV elbow on my 96 ZJ 4.0L. Sure wish the dealer would have had a new grommet in stock and had to use the old one. At least it wasn't very brittle or hard.

Couldn't get the rear elbow out which would have made getting the valve cover out a whole lot easier. Finally cut it off with a pair of bolt cutters but was careful not to get the pieces in the top of the cover or head.

Too cold out at 37 but used a hairdryer on installing the grommet and elbow so it went in easy. I did use a little silicone gasket sealer since it was leaking before and didn't have a new grommet.

I live in the woods and right at dusk the deer started running everywhere while the local fox started barking at me. Pretty neat as the full moon was coming up.

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Unread 02-07-2012, 01:20 AM   #8042
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Set the date to get the u joint shafts and front brakes replaced. I'd do it myself if I could get the pita hub nut off.
take your hubs off with ease, with these, this is what I used, already had them but, inexpensive and great to have.

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[QUOTE=rooster51;13297693] Whats the worse that can happen? Your jeeps already broke.



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Unread 02-07-2012, 01:29 AM   #8043
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Replacing 4 ,U joints today, and ran into this crap you see here, so it's off to get more parts tomorrow.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 08:19 AM   #8044
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Ordered my tires for her today, was gonna get some Kelly Safaris then got talked into some Dick Cepek knock offs. they are called mud claws. got them for 151.00 piece so cant complain there. They should be in tomorrow. also slapped on my JF decal as well.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 11:31 AM   #8045
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Today I swapped my 242 shift gate and a spring from a 242 shifter in place of my 249 stuff. I haven't done the swap yet, but the transfer case is sitting in my garage waiting. I figured I'd do the interior stuff now before the weather gets super crappy. I also unplugged the red wiring harness and plugged in the black one. Those things were way up behind my heater controls. It's all back together... for now...
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Unread 02-07-2012, 03:25 PM   #8046
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Found out today a Jeep buddy is giving me his upcountry springs. He is also cutting me a deal on his long arms. Should have it installed this weekend. With my bb ill be 4.5"-5" above stock. Now what shocks should I get? Staying away from bilsteins. Great ride, but trash if they get dinged on the trail.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 03:28 PM   #8047
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Found out today a Jeep buddy is giving me his upcountry springs. He is also cutting me a deal on his long arms. Should have it installed this weekend. With my bb ill be 4.5"-5" above stock. Now what shocks should I get? Staying away from bilsteins. Great ride, but trash if they get dinged on the trail.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 05:27 PM   #8048
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Have you peaked and tuned the cb and radio yet and if so does your antenna light keep comming on everytime you key your mic?
No, I just got it, and Yepp it does.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 07:17 PM   #8049
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loaded it up to be parted and scrapped.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 08:32 PM   #8050
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on the 93 dropped the winch off at the shop
on the 94 installed the bilsteins, its a little weird the rears are shorter then the ones i took off i thought they would be longer for the upcountry springs

now to decide on tires to bad treadwrights are illegal in PA
....and **** that driverside upper shock nut
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Unread 02-07-2012, 08:41 PM   #8051
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Unread 02-07-2012, 09:51 PM   #8052
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....and **** that driverside upper shock nut
This. I found a ratcheting wrench is your best friend while doing it, for future reference.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 09:55 PM   #8053
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This. I found a ratcheting wrench is your best friend while doing it, for future reference.
even a little stubby woulda bin nice i almost took the cut off wheel to my wrench. I did not remember it being this difficult on the 93
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Unread 02-07-2012, 10:51 PM   #8054
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Gutted the LP D30 on my part-out ZJ to scavenge the carrier and a recently installed newCV axle shaft. Had to take the other side apart of course and found my spare long U-joint shaft - SWEET got a trail spare including hub bearing that I forgot I'd put in.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 10:58 PM   #8055
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No, I just got it, and Yepp it does.
I see because I have the 29 ltd bt and I had it peaked and tuned with the swr low but yet the light still comes on.
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