Devil liveD: Building S8NNG8 - Page 68 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum > Devil liveD: Building S8NNG8

RIGID LED Light Blowout Sale - All Sizes, All Series, all Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineJeep Wrangler Bushwacker Flat Fender Flare Sale at Baselin

Reply
Unread 12-04-2013, 11:28 AM   #1006
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 4,529
Quote:
Originally Posted by IDIdiesel View Post
Just a tip on that hack saw blade, take a paint mixing stick and break it in half. Tape the blade to the stick for a nice handle
About 3/4 of the way through I went and bought one those handles that holds a blade. But the paint stick is a cool idea.

__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #1007
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 4,529
I'd have to say it's so close to matching I can't complain. This color gives off a different hue depending on the angle you're looking at it.

2013-12-04_13-21-35_370-1.jpg
__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-04-2013, 04:13 PM   #1008
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 4,529
Well, it's time to put all of my mods on hold. My cooling system is screwed. I've known my radiator has a leak. The outlet for the overflow is cracked rendering the overflow useless. But now I don't know if it's my water pump, thermostat, or my head gasket.
__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-04-2013, 07:14 PM   #1009
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 4,529
Based on local prices, I'm looking at $460-$760 depending on the condition of the head.
__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-05-2013, 05:39 AM   #1010
DNFJ
Web Wheeler
 
DNFJ's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,770
What? If your rad is leaking just replace the rad.
__________________
Just Another Yellow TJ
Built Not Bought #704

Previous:
'00 XJ 6.5 on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2 on 31" Baja Claws
DNFJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #1011
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 4,529
Quote:
Originally Posted by DNFJ View Post
What? If your rad is leaking just replace the rad.
I've been pampering the problem for months. But with the weather being so cold lately, it went to hell. It overheated yesterday, so I pulled over at the last store before you head out of town to where I live. I let it cool down, filled it with antifreeze, left the store and noticed large amounts of white smoke coming out the tailpipe. And 2 miles later it overheated again. Waited again and limped it the last mile to the house.
Of the list of possibilities, I'd prefer to just fix them all: radiator, hoses, water pump, thermostat, and head gasket.
__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-05-2013, 02:06 PM   #1012
JeepN4KC
Keep on Jeepin on........
 
JeepN4KC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Posts: 5,943
Quote:
Originally Posted by S8NNG8 View Post
I've been pampering the problem for months. But with the weather being so cold lately, it went to hell. It overheated yesterday, so I pulled over at the last store before you head out of town to where I live. I let it cool down, filled it with antifreeze, left the store and noticed large amounts of white smoke coming out the tailpipe. And 2 miles later it overheated again. Waited again and limped it the last mile to the house.
Of the list of possibilities, I'd prefer to just fix them all: radiator, hoses, water pump, thermostat, and head gasket.
Couple months back the ZJ fan clutch I was running got into my radiator. Don't know about the head gasket - but I just replaced my entire cooling system (rad, rad cap, upper/lower hoses, fan clutch, t-stat, water pump, and a fan shroud that I never had). Most the stuff I found on Amazon, the rest at O'ReillyAuto. All of it run-a-the-mill oem replacement stuff, nothing special, but it gets the job done. I even swapped in BrownDog poly mm's and I did it all for under $300 - including the coolant.

Whatever that $460-$760 includes - shop around because what you want to do can be done for a lot less.
__________________
~Mike~

My Build Thread WK
My Other Build Thread XJ
'01 XJ with some stuff
Sept 2013 Cherokee of the Month
'07 WK with some other stuff
~RED WK CLUB #7~
'11 KK with mostly stock stuff
'06WK our first Jeep with stock stuff - totalled and gone
JeepN4KC is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-05-2013, 06:50 PM   #1013
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 4,529
Somehow I knew that finding this visor was gonna be a curse. It's looking like the plan will be to replace the engine, but it won't be happening for about a month from now.
I can't even get it to the shop tomorrow to get the visor put on, along with not being able to work. What a nightmare.
__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-06-2013, 08:04 PM   #1014
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 4,529
I've decided to go out on a limb and try doing this cheaper. The radiator is getting replaced next week. We'll see if that fixes the problem. The motor is showing no signs of suffering from a bad head gasket. It runs fine and idles the same.
__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-08-2013, 11:39 AM   #1015
Camfam07
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 851
yeah check your coolant for weird colors and oil in the coolant, other than that listen to JEEPN4KC post alot cheaper to start with the little things. my water pump always makes a grinding noise when it goes bad, but they are cheap and easy enough to change you might as well.
Camfam07 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-08-2013, 11:58 AM   #1016
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 4,529
The radiator is getting done only cuz my dad has the money to do it.
My uncle is the one who offered to replace the whole engine, cuz he wants me to work for him for free to pay it off. But maybe he'd be able to get me the water pump, thermostat, and hoses.
My fan shroud is busted a little, but has been that way for years. Probably wouldn't hurt to get a new one that isn't glued together in 4 places.
One big plus, I'll be getting my heater core flushed in the process. This was the year my heater started to suck.
I'd really hate to get a new motor and have less power than I do now. This has been my experience with every engine I've ever replaced.
__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-08-2013, 12:09 PM   #1017
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 4,529
Would the AC condenser in front of the radiator have anything to do with the performance of the cooling system?
I don't mean it's location, I mean does it run inline with the coooling system?
__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-09-2013, 04:32 PM   #1018
DNFJ
Web Wheeler
 
DNFJ's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,770
Quote:
Originally Posted by S8NNG8 View Post
Would the AC condenser in front of the radiator have anything to do with the performance of the cooling system?
I don't mean it's location, I mean does it run inline with the coooling system?
Condenser has nothing to do with the engine cooling system.
__________________
Just Another Yellow TJ
Built Not Bought #704

Previous:
'00 XJ 6.5 on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2 on 31" Baja Claws
DNFJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-09-2013, 04:42 PM   #1019
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 4,529
Quote:
Originally Posted by DNFJ View Post

Condenser has nothing to do with the engine cooling system.
I was thinking that'd be the answer I got, but thank you for verifying that. It's now at the radiator shop getting surgery done.
__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #1020
8pitcher
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wellsville, Kansas
Posts: 4,745
I have a 4.0 for sale. Just Needs a new main bearing
__________________
[URL="http://groups.jeepforum.com/built-not-bought/"][COLOR="Black"]Built Not Bought #640[/COLOR][/URL][/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER][/COLOR]

1976ish cj5 304 t18 d20 2.5" lift

some year YJ custom frame HP D60 14 bolt 4 linked front rear FI 350 700r4 NP231c

2009 JK 4 door 2.5" lift 35" tires custom bumpers mile marker 9500# winch
8pitcher is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.