NarnWV's super slow build thread - Page 14 - 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 Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > Grand Cherokee General Discussion > NarnWV's super slow build thread

JK Front Lower Adjustable Control Arms!QTP Low Profile Cutouts Now @ MarylandSpeed- Free ShippingOPTIC ARMOR WINDOWS all sale now !!!!!!!!

Reply
Unread 06-16-2012, 01:45 PM   #196
C101Commando
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ridgecrest, Ca
Posts: 312
Ever thought of using a float switch for your fan? Mount the switch below fan level, then it would shut the fan off automagically whenever you got into deep water. That would eliminate the possibility of a kid turning your fan off when you weren't looking..

__________________
03 WJ, 4.7 Limited
C101Commando is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-16-2012, 09:31 PM   #197
narnwv
Moderator
 
narnwv's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nitro, WV
Posts: 6,112
changed out the TREs on my drag link today under warranty. Managed to cause my steering gear to start leaking pretty bad. I grabbed a seal kit, but the pitman arm is fused to the shaft via rust i'm sure after not being apart for 12 years, so I'm sure I'm going to have to replace the whole box. I need a new DD so I can stop pouring money into this thing every time I turn around.

Quote:
Originally Posted by C101Commando View Post
Ever thought of using a float switch for your fan? Mount the switch below fan level, then it would shut the fan off automagically whenever you got into deep water. That would eliminate the possibility of a kid turning your fan off when you weren't looking..
That hadn't even dawned on me....great idea though! Maybe I'll look into it.

Anybody have any input about the condition of my spark plugs I posted after getting a P0302?
__________________
~Aaron

narnwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-16-2012, 09:43 PM   #198
PhantomWJ
Registered User
2003 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: IE
Posts: 3,177
Whats p0302? cylinder 2 misfire?if so, fuel delivery then...injector?
PhantomWJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-16-2012, 09:58 PM   #199
narnwv
Moderator
 
narnwv's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nitro, WV
Posts: 6,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhantomWJ View Post
Whats p0302? cylinder 2 misfire?if so, fuel delivery then...injector?
that's what I'm trying to figure out. Knowing the over temp issues I've been having, some are suggesting head gasket, someone mentioned running lean. This morning I had the CEL pop up with this code, so I snapped a few cell phone pics for some input.

The plugs were put in less than 1000 miles ago.


unrelated: Typing all this on a tablet sucks.
__________________
~Aaron

narnwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-17-2012, 11:35 AM   #200
Cnolenwj
Registered User
 
Cnolenwj's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Texoma, tx
Posts: 1,090
As much as a don't want to think about it, I think the head gasket may be my problem.
I had some work done on the heads a year or two ago by the dealership, and all I'll say is the work they did on my jeep was mabe marginal at best.
If they needs to be replaced I may attempt it this time, I don't think I would do much worse than they did.
I know I'm not much help, but good luck on finding a cure for your problem and please share if you get it figured out. I'll keep you posted too if I get anything straightened out.
__________________
2000 wj limited, 4" IRO, long armed front.

Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...build-1195835/

North Texas Grands- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f348/...rands-1323367/

Grand Slam Texas- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...texas-1419143/

Grand Slam Texas Group- http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/groups...00000454207551
Cnolenwj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-17-2012, 11:56 AM   #201
narnwv
Moderator
 
narnwv's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nitro, WV
Posts: 6,112
My engine had a spun bearing when I got the Jeep, and I've put ~64,000 on it in 2.5 years. It did peg the red once in 2010, but it was just for a few seconds. As soon as I pulled off the interstate, it dropped quickly (within seconds) to normal operating temp. That also was NOT the beginning of my heat issues. (I don't think)

I've been looking around, because if it is indeed head gaskets, I'm just going to build a second engine to drop in. I can live with it getting a little warm while I build an engine (I mean, it's been 2 years already), and I can find "blown" 4.7s for less than $250 all day.
__________________
~Aaron

narnwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-18-2012, 10:48 AM   #202
narnwv
Moderator
 
narnwv's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nitro, WV
Posts: 6,112
I filled up today with 90 octane Ethanol-FREE gasoline. I'm hoping it helps with mileage a bit, and see if the rough idle goes away.
__________________
~Aaron

narnwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-18-2012, 11:39 AM   #203
Cnolenwj
Registered User
 
Cnolenwj's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Texoma, tx
Posts: 1,090
Have you tried running any seafoam through the vacuum line?
__________________
2000 wj limited, 4" IRO, long armed front.

Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...build-1195835/

North Texas Grands- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f348/...rands-1323367/

Grand Slam Texas- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...texas-1419143/

Grand Slam Texas Group- http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/groups...00000454207551
Cnolenwj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-18-2012, 11:44 AM   #204
narnwv
Moderator
 
narnwv's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nitro, WV
Posts: 6,112
yeah, I do it about every 10 oil changes. I bought a can do run it through BEFORE I changed my plugs this last time, but forgot to run it through, so I dumped it in the tank.

Someone mentioned that a partially clogged converter would cause high vehicle speed overheat issues, and it made me wonder if all the Seafoming I've done caused anything like that.
__________________
~Aaron

narnwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-18-2012, 11:53 AM   #205
Cnolenwj
Registered User
 
Cnolenwj's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Texoma, tx
Posts: 1,090
That's interesting, my exhaust was submerged in nasty water for almost 24hrs about a year ago when I got it stuck.
Yet another thing it could be. The list is getting long.
__________________
2000 wj limited, 4" IRO, long armed front.

Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...build-1195835/

North Texas Grands- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f348/...rands-1323367/

Grand Slam Texas- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...texas-1419143/

Grand Slam Texas Group- http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/groups...00000454207551
Cnolenwj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-18-2012, 12:05 PM   #206
narnwv
Moderator
 
narnwv's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nitro, WV
Posts: 6,112
cnolenwj--are you still getting warm after all the cooling system work?
__________________
~Aaron

narnwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-18-2012, 12:05 PM   #207
billzcat1
Chicken in a Turkey Suit
2003 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 8,544
Those of you questioning your headgasket without obvious headgasket issues - do an oil analysis on your next oil change. They can detect even slight coolant contamination in the oil and any associated wear that may be occurring (antifreeze is corrosive to the soft-metal bearings). $25 and you will find out pretty definitively if there's an issue.
billzcat1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-18-2012, 12:08 PM   #208
narnwv
Moderator
 
narnwv's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nitro, WV
Posts: 6,112
just ordered a kit from http://www.blackstone-labs.com
__________________
~Aaron

narnwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-18-2012, 12:10 PM   #209
billzcat1
Chicken in a Turkey Suit
2003 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 8,544
That's who I use. Very helpful folks. Gah, I still need to mail out my last sample!
billzcat1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #210
narnwv
Moderator
 
narnwv's Avatar
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nitro, WV
Posts: 6,112
yeah, that's why I ordered from them. I've been meaning to for a while. :/ I think I'm just scared to see the results.
__________________
~Aaron

narnwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





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.