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Unread 02-19-2012, 09:37 PM   #2956
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Helped a friend install some slim ballast hid kit. Was a pain in the *** for nothing. Some connector wire blew up and a million other things happened and we ended up taking his bumper off for nothing.

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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #2957
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Well I actually did it yesterday but been too busy to post.

She got:
-Plugs which apparently hadn't been changed in a while, the old ones measured .07 for gap, just little nubs left.
-PCV valve
-Moog tie rod ends & alignment.
-New front swaybar end links.
-New blower motor resistor

The plugs were easy except the far left (passenger) one. The one on the far right somehow had more room I was able to use a swivel. The one on the left was at such an angle I just decided to get back in their with a small ratchet. One thing that lifting the Jeep didn't help... back is sore from standing on a bucket leaning over the engine bay! (It was still on the lift, tires off, as far down as I could go without the rotors hitting.) On the way to the shop to do the work I reset the trip and read about 17.5mpg(unadjusted for tires) going 60-65. On the way back it was about 20.5, dipped down to 19.6 (still unadjusted) after ~20 miles.

PCV still rattled but no idea when it was changed last.

Tie rod ends took care of the wobble/skip I would get when turning sharp parking lot maneuvers. Swaybar links were looking a little iffy so just went ahead and replaced them... took 4 parts stores to find them in stock (of course not either of the 2 I could get a discount at).

Blower motor resistor has been wanting to fail for a few months, so I figured I'd just replace it. Great write-up in the FAQ, took 10 min with following the directions on my phone at the same time.

I was going to clean the throttle body but decided I had done enough for the day. I lazily sprayed a little intake cleaner at it. The problem is in reinstalling the airbox my t20 bit got donated to my engine compartment... so I guess I'm not doing that until I buy another torx set.


So for today I trailered 3 dressers from the girlfriend's aunt's (got them for free) to the apartment. Between picking up the trailer (then remembering I only have 2" balls), running to walmart and back for a ball, out to pick up the dressers, back to the apartment, donating the old dressers, dropping the trailer back off, and heading back to the apartment I put on about 150 miles. Even though they were just dressers the tall one caught wind like a freakin parachute at 70mph. Was only getting 16mpg... hauling dressers...
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Unread 02-19-2012, 11:12 PM   #2958
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Cleaned the throttle body.

It looked like this:


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I tried using a rag and rubbing alcohol and that basically got me nowhere.

After tb cleaner and a lot of elbow grease, I got it to look like this:


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Unread 02-20-2012, 06:19 AM   #2959
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Where can I get the chrome front hooks?
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Unread 02-20-2012, 09:33 AM   #2960
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Drove my wk last night to pick up a 96 xj project, its a 4x4, selec-trac

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4.0 country. Gonna work on it all day today since its my day off
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Unread 02-20-2012, 11:21 AM   #2961
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I changed the spark plugs - NGK's - and changed the water pump, thermostat, fluid, hoses and hose clamps (got new factory hose clamps). I changed the water pump just as a preventative maintenance measure, and I was surprised to see that the pulley was already spinning freely and the bearings were making noise after 1 year and 25000 miles. This supports my idea to change the water pump every 25,000 miles regardless of not seeing any obvious issues.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 12:29 PM   #2962
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I changed the spark plugs - NGK's - and changed the water pump, thermostat, fluid, hoses and hose clamps (got new factory hose clamps). I changed the water pump just as a preventative maintenance measure, and I was surprised to see that the pulley was already spinning freely and the bearings were making noise after 1 year and 25000 miles. This supports my idea to change the water pump every 25,000 miles regardless of not seeing any obvious issues.
How much do water pumps run?
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Unread 02-20-2012, 01:17 PM   #2963
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Pinch weld mod and fender trim after a 16hr shift last nite. Starting to hallucinate from exhaustion but def have piece of mind when the steering wheel hits full lock.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #2964
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Today's lesson brought to you by the letter "O" - Do not "O"ver fill the rear axle. It'll come out of the breather tube
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Unread 02-20-2012, 04:33 PM   #2965
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Today's lesson brought to you by the letter "O" - Do not "O"ver fill the rear axle. It'll come out of the breather tube
not good! wish i could have warned you sooner. that fluid is not cheap, esp. if you used mopar! you might want to pump some out (like a quart) and save it for next time you change your fluid...
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Unread 02-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #2966
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changed spark plugs, yes all 16 of them, and good thing i did. previous owner installed the wrong plugs.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 06:17 PM   #2967
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I cleaned the carpets and upholstrey with turtle wax carpet and upholstery cleaner. Then I rotated the air in all 4 tires ( a must do for any serious maintenance people out there).
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Unread 02-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #2968
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I cleaned the carpets and upholstrey with turtle wax carpet and upholstery cleaner. Then I rotated the air in all 4 tires ( a must do for any serious maintenance people out there).
So what...... you sucked the air out of one tire then inflated another one with it???





Sorry, had to do it.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 09:15 PM   #2969
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Do people actually put in fresh air as a maintenance other than maintaining pressure?
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Unread 02-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #2970
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Yea I did the air maintenance this weekend as well...ever been on a trail with stale air?
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