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post #4426 of Old 07-31-2011, 10:40 AM
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popped my springs to paint them orange...





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post #4427 of Old 07-31-2011, 12:51 PM
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yesterday new motoroil and cleaned throttle body

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post #4428 of Old 07-31-2011, 01:54 PM
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post #4429 of Old 07-31-2011, 02:40 PM
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Spent about 3 1/2 hours washing/waxing the WJ. Now to get up at 6 tomorrow morning and put one more coat on her and she'll be good to go for quite a while! Oh and also De-badged earlier today, now she's nakey nakey...
Haven't posted any pics of her yet so I figured I would just do it here. Bone stock for now but all will change with time.
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post #4430 of Old 07-31-2011, 03:21 PM
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Sent an inquiry to the stealership to see how much will my upcoming maintenance cost me.
Planning on changing engine oil & filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, diff and transfer case oil and serpentine belt. I suspect the diff and TC oil will be the most expensive part.

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post #4431 of Old 07-31-2011, 03:43 PM
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Cleaned my exhaust tip (split tip) with an SOS pad. It hadn't been cleaned in probably 1-2 years. It's nice and shiny once again!

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post #4432 of Old 07-31-2011, 04:25 PM
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Sent an inquiry to the stealership to see how much will my upcoming maintenance cost me.
Planning on changing engine oil & filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, diff and transfer case oil and serpentine belt. I suspect the diff and TC oil will be the most expensive part.

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Well theres yer problem! All of the above are relatively simple maintenance items that you're leaving to pompous overpriced dealerships

To DIY:
Oil - $30 and 30 minutes
Fuel Filter- $30 and about half an hour your first time trying to figure out the clips
Spark plugs - $25 and an hour going slow
Diff fluid - $20 per diff and a messy hour
Transfer case oil - (Depends on transcase) and 15 minutes with the right tools
Serpentine belt - $30 and 20 minutes with a helper to hold tensioner

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post #4433 of Old 07-31-2011, 04:32 PM
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^^^good support, all JF members should do this themself and stay away from stealership, anyway Thanks all JF members That helped me out making me capable to do all this and more myself.

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post #4434 of Old 07-31-2011, 04:38 PM
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Sent an inquiry to the stealership to see how much will my upcoming maintenance cost me.
Planning on changing engine oil & filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, diff and transfer case oil and serpentine belt. I suspect the diff and TC oil will be the most expensive part.

It's a Jeep thing
Check out Stu Olsen's Web site... he has write ups on all this that will walk you thru the process step by step including photos.
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post #4435 of Old 07-31-2011, 04:46 PM
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Well today i got a check engine light. O2 sensore Low voltage. So that will be another project. Aftr seeing the debadge on the wjfrank88 ill be doing that tommarrow.
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post #4436 of Old 07-31-2011, 05:32 PM
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Well theres yer problem! All of the above are relatively simple maintenance items that you're leaving to pompous overpriced dealerships

To DIY:
Oil - $30 and 30 minutes
Fuel Filter- $30 and about half an hour your first time trying to figure out the clips
Spark plugs - $25 and an hour going slow
Diff fluid - $20 per diff and a messy hour
Transfer case oil - (Depends on transcase) and 15 minutes with the right tools
Serpentine belt - $30 and 20 minutes with a helper to hold tensioner
if you have the time its great to do it by your self. if not just get it over with and pay someone.

the spark plugs can be tough to some on the V8's to get the last 2 on the passenger side. i spent at least 45 min on those 2 and 30 min on the others 6 lol.

TC oil is simplest thing. do when you have not driver for a few hours

gear oil can get dirty and simple to pay someone. do when you have not driver for a few hours
belt is simple but if your weak it can snap back and hurt you.

oil change is simple and can be done at home just wait for the engine to cool down since it hits over 200F and hot oil is not fun

but am the person that spent my money on tools over paying for labor.
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post #4437 of Old 07-31-2011, 05:44 PM
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if you have the time its great to do it by your self. if not just get it over with and pay someone.

the spark plugs can be tough to some on the V8's to get the last 2 on the passenger side. i spent at least 45 min on those 2 and 30 min on the others 6 lol.

TC oil is simplest thing. do when you have not driver for a few hours

gear oil can get dirty and simple to pay someone. do when you have not driver for a few hours
belt is simple but if your weak it can snap back and hurt you.

oil change is simple and can be done at home just wait for the engine to cool down since it hits over 200F and hot oil is not fun

but am the person that spent my money on tools over paying for labor.
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post #4438 of Old 07-31-2011, 06:40 PM
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Wow you guys!
Well I finally got a few hours so I put on my new addco rear swaybar. I don't have an air compressor so all my work is done the old fashioned way, by busting knuckles.
Soaked all my bolts, used a torch to heat em up and still managed to break one bolt off. So tomorrow I get to try and drill and tap it out. Fun.
Also installed a new rancho steering stabilizer. No problems there.
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post #4439 of Old 07-31-2011, 06:48 PM
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Wow you guys!
Well I finally got a few hours so I put on my new addco rear swaybar. I don't have an air compressor so all my work is done the old fashioned way, by busting knuckles.
Soaked all my bolts, used a torch to heat em up and still managed to break one bolt off. So tomorrow I get to try and drill and tap it out. Fun.
Also installed a new rancho steering stabilizer. No problems there.
just installed my addco sway bar today and not one of the bolts broke on me so i was happy. but i have spraying them over 5 times with liquid wrench.

did it by hand too. having the right sockets helped allot, had to run out for a 15mm bolt lol. and then i torqued them down to the set numbers.

only thing i found odd is the new greaseable bushings brackets are a but longer then stock or the once addco come with, hope they don't rub.

as cleaned and painted my TC skid and transmissions cross member.
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post #4440 of Old 07-31-2011, 06:51 PM
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tried to swap out my transmission myself. I had no idea what i was doing so I stopped. Time to find some help!

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