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Unread 03-27-2012, 03:19 PM   #1081
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It sounds like ur talking about mine.
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Wouldn't sell it for the world.
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he might be talking about all of ours. mine has so many clunks that my mother in law was afraid i was gonna loose the rear axle yesterday. Kinda scared me too for a while...
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Really? After all the work I've put into mine, it almost drives like a new car. I just to need fix the passenger power mirror and everything will be operational on it again.
You've probably had yours for a while. Mine needs like $2000 work to be at that level

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Unread 03-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #1082
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You've probably had yours for a while. Mine needs like $2000 work to be at that level

I have it since January
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it bolted right up, except one bolt but i didn't need it anyway
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Unread 03-27-2012, 05:10 PM   #1083
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When you want to work on it cause you got your "Flame" back.
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Unread 03-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #1084
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I have it since January
Then you're either lucky and got one that was meticulously maintained, have lots of money, or it's yet to come
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Unread 03-27-2012, 05:19 PM   #1085
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Then you're either lucky and got one that was meticulously maintained, have lots of money, or it's yet to come
ive had mine since about september and it drives and looks like brand new
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Unread 03-27-2012, 05:24 PM   #1086
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I have it since January
Had mine since December,did put $2000.00 into it,in parts, and it drives almost like new. The new steering wheel cover even makes it smell like new.
WOW !! What would it cost if I had a shop do all that work ?? IDK
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Unread 03-27-2012, 06:30 PM   #1087
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I have put about 900 into it since I got it, and I have been selling/trading parts.

It wasfar from well maintained.

My list of crap done in the last 2 months.

Valver cover gasket
rear main
oil pain gasket
oil filter adapter gasket
new CCV system
plugs/wires/cap/rotor
Oil Pressure Sending unit
Front/Rear Brakes
99+ Intake manifold
703 INjectors
New Exhaust manifold
muffler
catalytic converter
many new bushings on the suspension
wheels/tires
fat bobs 2" BB
shocks
headlights
brake lights
intermediate wiper module
motor mounts
trans mount
trans flush
heater core/evap core
headunit/speakers
radiator
water pump
upper/lower rad hoses
trans cooler
clock spring
adj. track bar
rear hatch/glass struts
windsheild
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it bolted right up, except one bolt but i didn't need it anyway
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Unread 03-28-2012, 11:32 AM   #1088
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when you say your ZJ is 150,000 miles young
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Unread 03-28-2012, 01:57 PM   #1089
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When you have replaced the water pump and radiator hoses and hose clamped them on and it still leaks coolant from where the radiator hose connects to the radiator...
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Unread 03-28-2012, 02:20 PM   #1090
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when you can spot another ZJ a mile away, and knowing what trim it is
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Unread 03-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #1091
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When you get into it after a night of rain, there's water on the passenger floor board, the VIC is going crazy before the keys are even in, and the airbag light is lit up. I really gotta find from where the damn water is coming.
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Unread 03-28-2012, 04:47 PM   #1092
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when you can spot another ZJ a mile away, and knowing what trim it is
x2, it annoys the crap outta my passengers
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Unread 03-28-2012, 06:03 PM   #1093
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when you can spot another ZJ a mile away, and knowing what trim it is
X3 Lol I can identify the year, trim, engine, and a lot more about it.

My girlfriend hates it...just the other day "oooo a 95 orvis! Missing its fog lights...and in terrible shape...such a shame.."

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Unread 03-28-2012, 06:14 PM   #1094
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When you get into it after a night of rain, there's water on the passenger floor board, the VIC is going crazy before the keys are even in, and the airbag light is lit up. I really gotta find from where the damn water is coming.
my pass floor board kept getting soaked and it wasnt the heater core of the AC (havent used the AC since....ever). turned out it was getting thru the door seal, it would work its way down to the bottom of the door jamb and somehow get up and over the metal lip. basically I pulled my carpet up and sat inside while it rained, and i watched a trickle.

ended up pulling most of the door seal off, cleaning it, putting a bead of clear silicone down and putting the door seal back down. hasnt leaked since.

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Unread 03-28-2012, 06:17 PM   #1095
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my pass floor board kept getting soaked and it wasnt the heater core of the AC (havent used the AC since....ever). turned out it was getting thru the door seal, it would work its way down to the bottom of the door jamb and somehow get up and over the metal lip. basically I pulled my carpet up and sat inside while it rained, and i watched a trickle.

ended up pulling most of the door seal off, cleaning it, putting a bead of clear silicone down and putting the door seal back down. hasnt leaked since.

just a thought
I was fairly certain it wasn't from my door seal. I have, however, sealed everything else you could possibly imagine and it still leaks. I may have been wrong in my initial diagnosis of the leak... I'm going to check the door seal the next time it rains.
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