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Unread 09-19-2013, 03:29 PM   #2221
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But you could have a new jeep doing this!
It is very tempting... lol

No jeep work today. Its getting some rustoleum on the alternate vehicle and giving a go at a half assed exhaust fix.

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After! If you disregard the shadows of the trees it matches fairly well.


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Unread 09-19-2013, 11:27 PM   #2222
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It is very tempting... lol

No jeep work today. Its getting some rustoleum on the alternate vehicle and giving a go at a half assed exhaust fix.

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WAIT.. is this what you USED to have!?
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Unread 09-20-2013, 01:52 AM   #2223
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My 2000 XJ has that same skin ailment
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Unread 09-20-2013, 04:17 AM   #2224
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WAIT.. is this what you USED to have!?
Yep. Good old great white buffalo is back in my arms... er, driveway. Perhaps a little worse for wear.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 04:18 AM   #2225
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My 2000 XJ has that same skin ailment
Rattle can that ****!
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Unread 09-20-2013, 03:29 PM   #2226
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In process of installing the new water pump. Took a break to clean out my air filter box and my god was it filthy.

You know you own a jeep when.... you grab your only toothbrush to get the mud off parts and only realize after you have made a horrible mistake.
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Unread 09-21-2013, 12:42 AM   #2227
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Rattle can that ****!
You can see just a hint on the 1/4 panel but there are big spots on the roof and were two spots on the hood. I did rattle can the hood as a test but it didn't match all that good (you'd think white would be white) so I am looking for a rattle can of the same paint code.
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Unread 09-21-2013, 04:13 PM   #2228
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Good, good news friends. It was the water pump. Jeep is up and running swell. Such a sigh of relief.
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Unread 09-21-2013, 10:42 PM   #2229
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Good to hear! Glad that doing the water pump fixed your issues.
I hate driving regular cars, I'm spoiled to my jeep, as I'm sure you are.
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Unread 09-22-2013, 12:40 AM   #2230
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Good deal Kate!
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Unread 09-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #2231
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Good to hear! Glad that doing the water pump fixed your issues.
I hate driving regular cars, I'm spoiled to my jeep, as I'm sure you are.
Absolutely. I like my grabby clutch, my power, not being in 5th gear by 35, not reaching up at the drive through, being able to see above trees and other traffic to make a right on red and most importantly being able to get under it to work on it.... as you see I think about it a lot when I'm in the car.

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Good deal Kate!
Welp.... so maybe not such a good deal. I'm dropping my baby (and by baby I mean just turned 18) off in Pittsfield ma - over an hour from home or anyone I know. I had to run out and get cash to give him for birthday mad money. Alice doesn't start.

I briefly start to have a mini panic attack after JUST getting her back on the road. I realized quickly that wouldn't help so I go through the problem solving steps. Can hear the relay, new battery, new starter, fairly new spark plugs, new water pump and fuel pump. What. The. Hell.

So, luckily I was with my buddy Sean - someone who has enough brawn to muscle Alice around, heavy as she is. He pushed me out into the road, then down the hill. Tried once, the gears grabbed and seized and the jeep haulted. Had just enough room to try again - and I got it.

Then... as I'm pulling in to say goodbye and saying over and over to NOT TURN OFF THE JEEP - my muscle memory after a long day kicks in and I stopped the damn jeep. So, the fun part of this story comes when going downhill would take me into traffic. So, I borrowed the assistance of my cousin and a few fellow "Magic: the gathering" players at the tournament to help Sean push the jeep up the hill. Thought I had enough speed, but didn't. Then they pushed me down the hill and I got it in reverse right away.

Moral of the story is: I had a nice day with a few interspersed heart attacks, I now can pop start in both directions and I am pretty sure my replacement starter is a dud. Bringing it back tomorrow.

And to end the story on a better note - here is a size comparison of bear now for anyone who cares (mostly Andy)
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Unread 09-25-2013, 02:40 AM   #2232
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They grow up fast don't they?
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Unread 09-26-2013, 05:49 AM   #2233
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Well, the issue was the brand "new" starter as I had thought. Returned it no hassle, got a new one and threw it in and she turned right over. What a sigh of relief.

The top is back on completely for the season, though the doors may still come off if we aren't expecting freezing temps in the mornings for a day or so.

The Mercury looks great - but the exhaust repair kit didn't work. I think I am going to have to really tear into the entire exhaust system to figure out what is going on (because I think it is a multitude of things). I plan to get the car on jacks this weekend and see if its something I can repair piecewise or if I should stop being so stubborn and just buy a whole new exhaust.

That's all for now folks!
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Unread 09-30-2013, 10:37 PM   #2234
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I do not wanna Hi-Jack the thread... BUT
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Unread 10-01-2013, 12:13 PM   #2235
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That pic is just good advertising for Jeep
Grins!
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