On our way out we found some mud so we hit it, my buddies discovery startee bogging then died a few mins later. We took a look at it, air filter was soaked but nothing got through. Then we saw the fan, every blade was missing and the shroud was all torn up.
So we decide to hobble it home. I get back in the ZJ which was idling behind it the whole time. Check gage light is on and the temp is just below 260. I shut it off. Fan isnt working, but its getting power. Pulled the thermostat just in case, helped a little. Hobbled it home, stopping twice to let it cool. Pulled the fan and sprayed layers of mud off the radiator, helped a lot, still gets hot at idle. Getting new fan motor tomorrow
I miss my Disco sometimes, but the ZJ more than makes up for that. Once I really screwed up the air flow meter and had to let it sit for 20 minutes while everything dried out. Was a pain to start back up but that's what I get for crossing deep water.
Damn, I love that rear axle droop because it doesn't go off to the side when it drops. Friggin trackbars!
I'm actually loving my track bar in the front after completely reengineering it. It pushes the pass side over to clear my coilover when I stuff the pass, then hauls it over to the driver side when I stuff the driver. This was much needed clearance on my build.
94 jz, bruiser, la, cage,5.3 ls, 36 swampers 98 jz, the mutt, 3.5 iro, 33 swampers, avalanche conversion, 02 north face avalanche blacked out work truck, 06 rhino R1 engine, 4x4, Leeroy's custom paint, 04 escalade wifes truck 22s, 03 duramax 18s, completely blacked out, efilive by nick, wicked wicked truck, 39 chop chevy rod, aluminum 5.3 ls, 08 apex, 310hp mcx turbo, holz 162, completely black, CCM built.
Learned a great trick here. Put one bolt half way back in. Put a socket and extension on the bolt, other end based against something solid on the axle, then turn the steering wheel. Works like a charm.
This was done over a few days, but just the same. I just got to remember not to start multiple projects at the same time.
I got some military terminals for under $5 so I redid the cable ends
Got my taurus fan installed and wired w/ a dc controler.
I have to finish painting my rear quarter window vents. I started the parking/turn signal mod. On top of that I am rewiring my fogs to a relay so I can control em independent of the headlights but still work from the main switch.
Well, this morning I had to beat on the starter to get my Jeep running. Looks like it is time to put another starter in it this weekend.. Dammit, I was needing to replace the pads this weekend. Looks like that will have to wait till next weekend.
***If you try to fail and succeed, then which have you done?
I scrubbed my headlight lenses with Mothers mag polish and they look brand new again.
I spent about 2 hours trying to figure out what happened to my drawtight trailer harness....I got no trailer lights and the only problem I can find is that there is only 3 volts coming out of the module....what can this mean?