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Thomahawk 11-21-2013 09:40 AM

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Ok guys, i finaly found a new WJ project candidate, after my precious Green one was totaled 3 months ago. Plan is to Get it back to the point i got with my green one, as i was very sattiesfied with it.
I still have all the goodies from my last rig, so its just about the time and effort to Get it there.

New Jeep 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7HO :)
175k km/108k miles
Full service History
No rust Undercoated/rust protected
No bumbs or previous body/paint repairs

Thomahawk 11-21-2013 10:00 AM

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Booked some tickets and made a flight to Stavanger, seller sent me all pics and info i asked for, so it was a chance to take, but deff worth it by the pics and info provided.

It sure got some issues, and was not close to perfect as seller promissed.
-throwing 2 obd codes, knock sensor and oil pressure sensor,
-It has a hissing/air blowing sound, that i suspect coming from exhaust or AC,
-2 climate codes,
-Some rocker guard rust, which goes off anyway cause of the uglynees, its been rust protected/undercoated some years ago, undercarriage still look Black and Nice.
-Some scratches in paint.

After i pointed out the issues for them, they asked me how much i was willing to offer and i threw them a lowball which they axcepted, guess we will see if i did a steal of a deal when i Get all issues and quirks sorted out and Get to check everything in depth.

Previous repairs, Most wear parts changed, seems well kept.
Brakes, rotors pads and brake hoses,
Both front springs,
Wheel bearings rear,
Swaybar endlinks rear,
Pinion seal,
Rear Window wiper motor,
Steering drag endlinks,
Hood struts,
Reciepts for all services and repairs,
Good summer and Winter wheels'n tires

Thomahawk 11-21-2013 10:07 AM

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Jeep ran tight and smooth, engine felt strong and trans very tight, all the 550km/341miles back home to Oslo from west coast Norway :)
Feels like a great deal, deff stronger than the 4.7 low Output, feels Good to be back in s WJ.

Will start to look into issues, Get it checked out, repair whatever needed and do all maintainance and fluids.

Then i will start focus on upgrades and lift and tires, stay tuned 11-21-2013 10:16 AM

Wifes WJ got towed to the breakers today, waiting for the money to come through before we go shopping

Thomahawk 11-21-2013 10:20 AM

^^^RIP hope you will find a better one, like me, be patiance man, Good luck :)

Thomahawk 11-21-2013 10:24 AM

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New day, new Jeep, new opportunities ;)
Quick wash after roadtrip yesterday
Toped off coolant (missing some), and Transmission fluid (0.1-0.2qt),
And threw in my old rugged ridge floor liners.
Filled her up and added a bottle STP injection cleaner, enjoyed the day cruis'n it :) 11-21-2013 10:27 AM

shiney :cool:

Merc1973 11-21-2013 10:56 AM


dadamets 11-21-2013 11:33 AM

Very nice!

KayCeeJeep 11-21-2013 12:34 PM

I'm happy for you. Enjoy!

Thomahawk 11-21-2013 02:56 PM

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^^^Thx everyone :) Spent some more time with it to get familiar with it and investigating problems,,,

-Recked Transmission fluid level, hard to read dipstick right after filling into dipstick tube, level at low/cold mark so i added another 0.15qt, took it for a short ride, rechecked again, now level in the middle between lo/cold and hi/hot mark, will add about 0.1 more qt more tomorow, then it should be spot on.

-Re toped off coolant, and found where its going, looks like radiator is cracked at the top :(
can see some coolant Get thrown with fan up into the hood, found it croocked at the bottom, looks like it got a smaller hit in this area, no marks at bumber, this might also be related to the hissing sound, AC leak,,,?
Only lost about 1qt coolant fluid for all those miles, but wil be fixed asap.

-Engine oil look same, level same as before all this driving :)

-Checked AZ codes, 54 and 56, tried to clear them, checked again, 00!!! Looks like they where old codes, and now they Are gone :)

-Checked Power Steering fluid, spot on perfect.

-Checked brake fluid, level good, condition looked ok, will be changed anyway, safty first.

Thomahawk 11-21-2013 03:30 PM

3" Kolak exhaust with Flowmaster70, 4X O2 sensors, and Superchip tuner ordered, thx Kolak :)

Will pull like a crazy horse when i Get this upgrades done, its already wild, noticeble stronger than the 4.7l ow Output

Higher lift on cams i like ;) 11-21-2013 03:32 PM

whats the gains on a HO with a superchip?

Thomahawk 11-21-2013 04:57 PM


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whats the gains on a HO with a superchip?

No quite sure, but better gearshifts and tiresize calibration Are worth it with 31's, and it did make a noticeble difference on performance Tune with my old low output. Eco fuel save MAP felt slugish and was about same mpg as stock.

Fiori1010 11-21-2013 05:02 PM

Did the HO's come with a bigger exhaust system vs the non ho? If not will the 3" exhaust affect the back pressure being the motor its self is stock? And congrats on the new Jeep looks real clean i really like the interior combo!

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