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post #17611 of 41384 Old 02-18-2013, 07:20 PM
GrandPuba
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Looked at it, then at my bank statement. Then cried a little. Could have bought a built rig or a newer one haha
Haha,I hear that.. Had mine barely 2 months and have basically funneled my paychecks into it.


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post #17612 of 41384 Old 02-18-2013, 07:37 PM
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Update from the weekend that was hell...

Waiting to hear back from the shop and warranty adjuster...
Shop called me at 4:30 this afternoon, said the warranty wouldn't cover it.

Called the warranty co., said my policy is 30,000 miles or 24 months from time of purchase, which ever comes first.

24 months will be July, 2013 ... Bought Jeep w/ 83,000 miles; has 115,000 on it now = 2,000 miles over.

Has not been my week with the Jeep. Now the entire $1600 bill is on me & it'll take a week to fix. FACK!
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post #17613 of 41384 Old 02-18-2013, 10:23 PM
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Update from the weekend that was hell...

Noticed Friday night that someone hit me while parked at work, medicine ball dent in my rear bumper, no cracks, but will need to take it off and pop it out; its about 8" wide, 3" deep.

Lots of smoke on Saturday morning, but new (to me) tires (BFG Rugged Trail).

Rough ride on Saturday afternoon, wouldn't start that night for about 5 minutes. Once it warmed up, ran fine. Still lots of smoke at first.

Saturday night, on the 4 mile home trek, Jeep had heat go ice cold and the water temp started rising quick! Pulled over, let cool down, finished the rest of the trek no problem

Sunday bought a Hayes manual, seafoam, engine block cleaner and some Techtron stuff (figured it might help the missin'/sputtering I had when I first start the Jeep)

Sunday night went to run seafoam in it, noticed white/tanish foam; figured I had a blown head gasket.

Wife took it in to the shop for the head gasket, quoted at $1600. Called warranty we have, said our level of protection includes all gaskets and seals... meaning head gasket should be covered.

Waiting to hear back from the shop and warranty adjuster...
Did they do any testing to verify the HG is the problem? That is a lot of money to throw at it without a confirmed diagnosis...
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post #17614 of 41384 Old 02-18-2013, 11:10 PM
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Which way are the shocks supposed to be pointing on a WJ's rear? I have RC 2.2's and just want to make sure haha

This is how they are now, shock tube up
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post #17615 of 41384 Old 02-18-2013, 11:11 PM
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Which way are the shocks supposed to be pointing on a WJ's rear? I have RC 2.2's and just want to make sure haha

This is how they are now, shock tube up
That's correct

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post #17616 of 41384 Old 02-18-2013, 11:20 PM
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Did a few things to it this evening, but I think my biggest victory was getting one of my stupid backup lights to actually stay on.

If you can't google it, you really shouldn't be looking it up.
'04 Grand- OME HD blah blah
'65 Chevy C-10...things are happening...
'88 Comanche...dead and buried :(
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post #17617 of 41384 Old 02-18-2013, 11:21 PM
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Cool, thank you haha.

Anyway, installed my new CB radio in the dash push out cup. Install came out pretty clean so far.


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My friend tried putting the antenna somewhere with the bracket the antenna came with and attached it to my right taillight guard, is that okay? I was going to make my own mount anyway but this is convenient.


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Haven't wired up the radio to any power yet though, I tried using the wires to the cigarette lighter for power but it wasnt receiving any power. Was not really expecting it to be that easy haha, I'm going to do some more reading then hook it up somehow.

01 WJ, 4" lift, Front Adj lower and upper,4.0, D30,D44a
86 CJ7 Laredo, 258, T5 D30 AMC20, 2.5" lift
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post #17618 of 41384 Old 02-19-2013, 12:35 AM
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Plastidipped my grill and installed tow hooks. I just can't stand the fake chrome grille and emblems. I love the way it looks now.

Before hooks and grill.


The girlfriend helping remove the bumper...Definitely a keeper....the girlfriend too.



After hooks and plastidipping.


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post #17619 of 41384 Old 02-19-2013, 01:45 AM
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Went and bought it.
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post #17620 of 41384 Old 02-19-2013, 06:06 AM
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Did they do any testing to verify the HG is the problem? That is a lot of money to throw at it without a confirmed diagnosis...
They did. Before they could of called the warranty they had to fully diagnosis it.

It is a lot of money. He did say that he will take off both heads regardless, and send both to the machine shop, replacing both gaskets too. It's a pretty reputable shop, been taking all our Jeeps there for the past 15 or so years.

I trust em, just sucks about the money. My wife is about sick of dealing with this Jeep.
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post #17621 of 41384 Old 02-19-2013, 06:11 AM
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Cool, thank you haha.

Anyway, installed my new CB radio in the dash push out cup. Install came out pretty clean so far.

My friend tried putting the antenna somewhere with the bracket the antenna came with and attached it to my right taillight guard, is that okay? I was going to make my own mount anyway but this is convenient.

Haven't wired up the radio to any power yet though, I tried using the wires to the cigarette lighter for power but it wasnt receiving any power. Was not really expecting it to be that easy haha, I'm going to do some more reading then hook it up somehow.
That mount looks like a recipe for high Swr's. How is the lens grill connected to the body? And it doesn't look like the paint was removed under the antenna clamp.
There should be a well "grounded to body" attachment.
Buy or borrow an swr meter. And read this http://www.firestik.com/Tech_Docs.htm
I used a flat piece of steel to make my mounting bracket like so many others have. Easy and effective.

BOT. I added a pa horn to my cb set up. I got a Wolo 346. Wow! That thing is loud! Super easy to hook up too.
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post #17622 of 41384 Old 02-19-2013, 06:57 AM
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Cool, thank you haha.

Anyway, installed my new CB radio in the dash push out cup. Install came out pretty clean so far.

My friend tried putting the antenna somewhere with the bracket the antenna came with and attached it to my right taillight guard, is that okay? I was going to make my own mount anyway but this is convenient.

Haven't wired up the radio to any power yet though, I tried using the wires to the cigarette lighter for power but it wasnt receiving any power. Was not really expecting it to be that easy haha, I'm going to do some more reading then hook it up somehow.
Must people call those taillight guards damage multipliers, so getting past that point, yes that is what I wanted to do until I decided two self tapping screws right above the light worked wonderfully. Should work fine. Although id put it on the driver side, the farther it id from your radio antenna the better sound typically.

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post #17623 of 41384 Old 02-19-2013, 07:09 AM
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Today, I went to a junk yard and picked up a new radio bezel so I could put my pioneer 4300avh in. Also called up another place and I will be picking up a black cargo cover tomorrow for $20 bucks.

Side note: If anybody has any simple ideas that I could grab, I would be willing to ship to you.
I want to see your bezel when you are done
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post #17624 of 41384 Old 02-19-2013, 08:25 AM
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Recently replaced the push in drivers door panel retainers (ford type from auto zone closest match). Nice.

Took it to get this:
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post #17625 of 41384 Old 02-19-2013, 09:40 AM
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I want to see your bezel when you are done
I will defiantly be posting some pictures of it. More of a stay away from automotive specialties though. I wish Max Dax would of made those bezels 2 months ago when I ordered my double din bezel. His looks better then the one I got from automotive specialties. I had to do some major sanding and grinding on the back of it to even get the vents to sit flush to the bezel.
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