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post #9091 of 40303 Old 09-04-2008, 09:45 AM
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I'm good for lunch today too

And yeah, put as much together on the engine as you can before you put it in. You already have the entire front end off so there isn't much left to snag on. Since you have so much taken off you could probably put the manifolds and everything else on and drop it in in one piece and save lots of work later

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post #9092 of 40303 Old 09-04-2008, 12:44 PM
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Hi Steve! The Jeeps ready...lets go wheeling![IMG][/IMG]

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As I mentioned before, keep it registered. Here's why.

Cars need to be driven once in a while or the tires and other rubber parts dry out.

The gas goes stale.
Not to mention that the gas can evaporate out and leave a coating similar to varnish inside the fuel system/carb/injectors/etc. which can make it a real ***** to start. My son's go-kart is having that problem right now and it happened to his motorcycle too which finally started after nearly two cans of carb cleaner finally got it cleaned out.

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post #9094 of 40303 Old 09-05-2008, 08:48 AM
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[QUOTE=kidA;5645599]
took a pic of it today finally

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Does look like mine. but diffinitely needs some trail damage to set it off right
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It might suck for you Charger fans this weekend. As of now it hasn't sold out and will be blacked out because they can't sell out.

Also, I found that the head gasket that came in my kit has a crushed edge on the front. I'm going to try and go to Autozone and see if they can just swap it out or if I have to return the entire kit.
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Also, I found that the head gasket that came in my kit has a crushed edge on the front. I'm going to try and go to Autozone and see if they can just swap it out or if I have to return the entire kit.
You shouldn't need your kit. If they have their act together, they'll pull a kit from stock and give you what you need and return that kit with your bad gasket inside as defective. If the counter guy balks, talk with the manager and ask him to do that.

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You shouldn't need your kit. If they have their act together, they'll pull a kit from stock and give you what you need and return that kit with your bad gasket inside as defective. If the counter guy balks, talk with the manager and ask him to do that.
Didn't need the kit. They swapped it out with a single in the wrapper. Ugh....now time to put the thing back together. It'll be worth it once I get back out on the trails
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haha nah it has full doors

took a pic of it today finally

my driveway is uneven so it looks lower that it is

i took my seats to get reupholstered today i get them back tomorrow cant wait!
I saw your jeep yesterday, you live right where the fires were in october.

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So i go to install my front driveshaft today. pretty easy process. Figured out how to put the transfercase in gear, torqued the yoke to 90ft lbs. I think thats what you said jeff. Got out my transfer case lever, hooked it up, then i went to look for the part that goes from the lever, up to where the shifters are. I found the old one, but that wont work, so i went to look for the one that came with the tranny/tc, but of course!! I have no idea where it is! Tore apart the whole garage, and couldnt find it.

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So i go to install my front driveshaft today. pretty easy process. Figured out how to put the transfercase in gear, torqued the yoke to 90ft lbs. I think thats what you said jeff. Got out my transfer case lever, hooked it up, then i went to look for the part that goes from the lever, up to where the shifters are. I found the old one, but that wont work, so i went to look for the one that came with the tranny/tc, but of course!! I have no idea where it is! Tore apart the whole garage, and couldnt find it.
Sounds like a trip to the JY to find a manual XJ.


Jason has my FSM so maybe he will chime in with the proper torque for the front yoke nut. Pretty sure ~90 is right or darn close though.

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Working on my truck brakes and axle seal tonight. Everything is in great shape, aside from being oil soaked. But jeeeez are those hubs heavy. I spent about 20 minutes with brake cleaner and rags until I remembered that I have a power washer.

Only about $70 for new brake shoes and seals. The wheel cylinders have no sign of leaking so I guess I can leave them alone. NAPA did not have them anyway.
Ok, round two.

I can not bring myself to go to all this trouble and not swap the wheel cylinders. Kragen has then in stock and only $12 each. Gotta love slave labor.

My truck specs call for silicone brake fluid but the only thing they have with that is DOT 5. Is that OK?

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Sounds like a trip to the JY to find a manual XJ.


Jason has my FSM so maybe he will chime in with the proper torque for the front yoke nut. Pretty sure ~90 is right or darn close though.
I'll look it up and can either post it or call.

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Ok, round two.

I can not bring myself to go to all this trouble and not swap the wheel cylinders. Kragen has then in stock and only $12 each. Gotta love slave labor.

My truck specs call for silicone brake fluid but the only thing they have with that is DOT 5. Is that OK?
I think any higher DOT ratings exceed the lower ones. So DOT 5 exceeds all the DOT 4 and below.

Also, DOT 5 is silicone based.

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Fluids containing Silicone are generally used in military type vehicles and because Silicone based fluids will not damage painted surfaces they are also somewhat common in show cars.

Silicone-based fluids are regarded as DOT 5 fluids.

Silicone based fluids are non-hydroscopic meaning that they will not absorb or mix with water. When water is present in the brake system it will create a water/fluid/water/fluid situation. Because water boils at approximately 212º F, the ability of the brake system to operate correctly decreases, and the steam created from boiling water adds air to the system. It is important to remember that water may be present in any brake system. Therefore silicone brake fluid lacks the ability to deal with moisture and will dramatically decrease a brake systems performance.
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Jason if you could look it up and post it that would be great. No rush, not like im goin offroading any time soon.

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post #9104 of 40303 Old 09-06-2008, 05:55 PM
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Busy day at Corral Canyon today, group of us came out, hit Sidewinder at 7am and pulled the wrecked Bronco off the trail, a very, very eventful day.

Toasted my clutch pretty badly while winching someone back on their wheels after a roll, some good body damage on another, not much blood, a LOT of dirt, and even more fun and cold

I'm out there still, staying overnight, rain moving in so have to run back to camp, no internet there (now that's roughing it, how did people survive out here 100 years ago??) but will post lots of pics of the adventure of dragging that wreck off the trail tomorrow
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post #9105 of 40303 Old 09-08-2008, 12:49 AM
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Just finished posting up 900+ pics of the crew pulling the Bronco off Sidewinder at Corral Canyon

Big thanks to SCUFF volunteers, Daley Construction for supplying the loader, David for the trailer and actually hauling it away and ORW for cold water that was greatly needed

Corral Canyon is a little bit neater this week

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