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Unread 09-15-2013, 10:00 AM   #52396
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Drain the oil then pop the pan off and take a look

I <3 rockrash
Yeah I know. Bleh.

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Unread 09-15-2013, 04:53 PM   #52397
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Cleaned the heater core out. No wonder my heat was weak before.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #52398
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^ what was that iced tea doing in your heater core?
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Unread 09-15-2013, 06:20 PM   #52399
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^ what was that iced tea doing in your heater core?
Haha perhaps I shoulda made a video to show viscosity. Very thick, opaque brown sludge. Took 50/50 CLR/Water mix, compressed air, and water hose over and over and over to get it back to normal. Tremendous improvement though, scalding hot heat.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 06:22 PM   #52400
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^ Hah yeah it looks pretty nasty
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Unread 09-15-2013, 06:35 PM   #52401
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Ice tea? Looks closer to abused gear oil , to me .
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Unread 09-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #52402
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Ice tea? Looks closer to abused gear oil , to me .
After I let the CLR do its work, when I did that first blow-out with compressed air it looked just like violent, explosive diarhea. I gagged a little haha.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #52403
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Bought a bumper off E-bay on 9/1/13, received it yesterday. Start painting it tomorrow and mount it up this weekend.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161103951293

BTW, price when purchased was lower, got mine for $190 shipped.
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Thats probably the best looking ebay bumper Ive seen. $190 shipped with recovery shackles and tie in brackets is a nice buy!
Got 'er mounted today. Fitment was great, only additional work was moving the horns up 1", had to trim inside fenders, had to remount the 4" round ball like doo-hickey from the back side of the OEM bumper.Throw in a handful of zip-ties for misc stuff.

Only issue was the steering box bolts. snapped 2 of em off with just a 3/8" ratchet no less. Had to remove the last one, remove the pot metal spacer bracket and use vice-grips to get the leftovers out. Note: They are "loc-tite"ed (blue) and a little heat went a long way. Replaced all of em with 7/16"x4" grade 8 bolts.

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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:35 PM   #52404
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Put in some new plugs.
Changed thermostat, clutch fan and flushed cooling system.
Replaced rotted transmission mount that turned to jello.
Put in a yellow top optima.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #52405
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That is my #5 piston. It was in my oil pan.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:56 PM   #52406
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had to remount the 4" round ball like doo-hickey from the back side of the OEM bumper
That's a vacuum canister and allows you to switch your vents and have cruise control. You can also relocate it into the engine bay. I put mine by the blower motor.

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Only issue was the steering box bolts. snapped 2 of em off with just a 3/8" ratchet no less. Had to remove the last one, remove the pot metal spacer bracket and use vice-grips to get the leftovers out. Note: They are "loc-tite"ed (blue)
It's an aluminum spacer, and the blue loc-tite is galvanic corrosion from dissimilar metals. It might as well have been loc-tite though. I got lucky on all 3 on a '92 XJ I pulled the steering box from today. Spacer was also ruined.

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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:02 PM   #52407
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That is my #5 piston. It was in my oil pan.
Well that sucks.

New short/long block, used, or rebuild?
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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:13 PM   #52408
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That is my #5 piston. It was in my oil pan.
4.7 time
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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:21 PM   #52409
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That is my #5 piston. It was in my oil pan.
Want my spair long block?

Also my cruise control just died, can I replace the switch or is that not the cause? It seemed it was because it started getting harder to press then just died.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:30 PM   #52410
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Want my spair long block?

Also my cruise control just died, can I replace the switch or is that not the cause? It seemed it was because it started getting harder to press then just died.
I have no way to get to CT to get it dude. Let alone the amount of money this just set me back. No idea what I'm going to do.
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