Been about 2 months since I've even been on the site. Not much has happened since I got the lights & bumper put on; I've mostly been busy with work & life.
I have had several more heating issues over the past couple months, but about a week ago they seemed to go away. I think I've finally manage to purge the coolant system & it's "broken in." The electric fan is even coming on by itself now! I still have the switch to turn it on, just in case.
Finally got my ignition switch changed, and it was about time. It was burnt to a crisp; surprised it worked at all.
I had been having some starting issues, which I had blamed on the ignition switch. When I would turn the key to start, there was nothing, not even the noise from the starter. After about 2-3 hours, it would simply fire right up without a problem. After several different tests and this happening about two times a week, we determined it wasn't the starter, but the ignition switch. After the switch was replaced, I experience no problems for about two weeks, when it suddenly didn't fire up again. Then, it hit us: the starter relay. $35 and three hours later it was replaced, and no trouble since, and it's been a month!
Went out in woods yesterday and had a blast! Not much of a trail, but for the area and the amount of time we had (about 3.5 hours) it was fun. Did quite a bit of flexing (for stock height) and my front right brake line gave out on me. With nothing to help, we just went on for another 2 hours. Even with my brakes rapidly fading we still had some fun. Pulled over out there and shot about 150 rounds through our hand guns at some targets, and then went home.
When we got home we took a closer look at the brake line, and I'm surprised it didn't give out on me a long time ago.
At any rate, I had a blast, and can't wait to go back out there! And hopefully in a few months when I've got most of my problems taken care of, I can go to a trail that's a little more "challenging." Hopefully we'll be back out there next weekend, and maybe we'll get some pictures!
'88 Cherokee Laredo XJ -- Mechanically Stock
Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/88-xj-build-1355200/