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Unread 10-25-2013, 12:48 PM   #53356
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I just discovered I'm back down to 1 bolt on one of my motor mounts. 2 more broke off in the block. This makes a total of 5 I've had to remove. Brown Dogs are coming soon.

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Unread 10-25-2013, 01:03 PM   #53357
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I just discovered I'm back down to 1 bolt on one of my motor mounts. 2 more broke off in the block. This makes a total of 5 I've had to remove. Brown Dogs are coming soon.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 03:08 PM   #53358
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Unread 10-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #53359
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Ordered up led's for the gauge cluster to "new it up" a bit inside. Getting dark a lot earlier now, and after spending a lot of time night driving in my '08 Colorado work truck, the factory gauge lighting looks so dull in the XJ. After some research I decided on Cool White wide angle LED's from superbrightleds.com. Still a subtle factory look, just brighter and more crisp. As seen here:
Blue LEDs are best LEDs. I used the wide angle SMDs and they are awesome! Note to others since you probably already know, the stock dimmer does not dim LEDs. The blue doesn't bother me, but a whiter color could be bothersome if you are sensitive to light at night.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 04:24 PM   #53360
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Got my replacement poly bushings from Summit for the Skyjacker TB. The old bushings are so worn, I thought I was going to lose it today on the highway. I may have to find a replacement sleeve/bolt too since there is so much slop.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 06:58 PM   #53361
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ANYONE WITH HELLLAS: I'm going to run the hella 500 in place of headlights, that being said should I run the driving lights with a further beam or do I run the fogs?
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Unread 10-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #53362
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ANYONE WITH HELLLAS: I'm going to run the hella 500 in place of headlights, that being said should I run the driving lights with a further beam or do I run the fogs?
Driving lights. But you wont have bright and dim will you?
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Unread 10-25-2013, 08:04 PM   #53363
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ANYONE WITH HELLLAS: I'm going to run the hella 500 in place of headlights, that being said should I run the driving lights with a further beam or do I run the fogs?
I use both types but neither is better than headlights.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 08:36 PM   #53364
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Driving lights. But you wont have bright and dim will you?
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I use both types but neither is better than headlights.
No I will not, I don't care anything about brights they are crap anyway, I have a couple KC lights I can use for those dark back roads.

Chris what would you suggest then, I think hella would be fine...I have seen it done. My jeep is chopped up in the front so stock headlights are a no go.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 08:40 PM   #53365
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Driving lights would be my choice in that case because they'll put light a lot further out than fogs.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #53366
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I've never noticed the difference before and after an oil change as much as I noticed today. I used 15w40 for the first time, otherwise it's always been 10w30. It feels like I filled it with peanut butter... but it runs smooth
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Unread 10-25-2013, 10:14 PM   #53367
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I've never noticed the difference before and after an oil change as much as I noticed today. I used 15w40 for the first time, otherwise it's always been 10w30. It feels like I filled it with peanut butter... but it runs smooth
When we bought our XJ , it must have had 10w30 or something very light in it . There was a definite tappet tick .
I always change all fluids when I get a new to me vehicle . This one having 189K on the ticker , I figured the thing was a bit more than broke in . 20w50 has been the weight of choice since . That rocker tick is still there at 202K , but much less audible .
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Unread 10-25-2013, 11:22 PM   #53368
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When we bought our XJ , it must have had 10w30 or something very light in it . There was a definite tappet tick . I always change all fluids when I get a new to me vehicle . This one having 189K on the ticker , I figured the thing was a bit more than broke in . 20w50 has been the weight of choice since . That rocker tick is still there at 202K , but much less audible .
I've got a rocker tick with 282K on the motor. I'm running 10w40. A family friend/ mechanic told me to throw a quart of ATF in there with the oil until the tick stops then do a full oil change. Any thoughts on this? Has anyone tried it? Results?
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Unread 10-26-2013, 12:39 AM   #53369
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I've got a rocker tick with 282K on the motor. I'm running 10w40. A family friend/ mechanic told me to throw a quart of ATF in there with the oil until the tick stops then do a full oil change. Any thoughts on this? Has anyone tried it? Results?
Never heared of that? I mean if he done it multiple times possibly it may work. Im scared to put anything in my engine besides oil and stuff.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 02:55 AM   #53370
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I've got a rocker tick with 282K on the motor. I'm running 10w40. A family friend/ mechanic told me to throw a quart of ATF in there with the oil until the tick stops then do a full oil change. Any thoughts on this? Has anyone tried it? Results?
Rocker tick is annoying, but not damaging to your motor. ATF is very thin with a crapload of detergents. On a motor with almost 300k I'd be hesitant on adding ATF only because any buildup inside your block or head may come loose and POSSIBLY clog an oil galley. I say possibly, because it is a roll of the dice. You may be fine or you may do some major damage to a well seasoned motor that is running fine.

That said, stay away from Marvel Mystery Oil. ATF is safer, but only slightly. Anyway, good luck with whatever you decide.
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