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Unread 03-22-2014, 09:30 AM   #11851
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I got some extra casings, you want to PM me on how you did that.
Pretty sure his post 'splains all there is to it.

The shell casings is a cool idea but it seems like it would make your valve stems look weird - as in too long.

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Unread 03-22-2014, 10:07 AM   #11852
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Pretty sure his post 'splains all there is to it.

The shell casings is a cool idea but it seems like it would make your valve stems look weird - as in too long.
I can check when I get home I was actually going to be doing another set that would seat the cap further into the casing so it would cover the entire valve stem, I will keep you guys posted
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Unread 03-22-2014, 11:09 AM   #11853
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In the last two days i went crazy and did all this to my beloved Jeep:

1.Transmission oil and oil filter change - 4l Fuchs ATF 4000 $51,filter $18
2.Changed front differential - $420 (used part)
3.Oil for front and rear diff - 4l 75w140 $108
4.Rear stabiliser bars - 2pcs $70
5.Painted rear diff cover - $8
6.Changed front stabiliser bars - 2pcs $84
7.Changed upper control arms ball joints - 2pcs $220 (5 year warranty parts)
8.Air condition service check - parts $0
9.Ribbed v belt with 3 sliders - belt $32,tensioners 3 pcs $75
11.Changed water pump - $62
12.Alternator rebuild - brushes and bearings 2 pcs $20
13.Changed front wipers - 2pcs Bosch aero $64
14.Replaced motor oil,oil,air and pollen filter - 5w40 10l $107,filters $80

Total cost for parts $1419,labor $0 (i am mechanic and own a car workshop)
If i would do all this to customer price for work will be about $300
My workshop is in city of Bihać,Bosnia&Herzegovina (southeast Europe) and i am interested how much all this cost in USA,is there anyone who knows prices for this kind a job?
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Unread 03-22-2014, 11:34 AM   #11854
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You spent more on wipers that everything else almost. Lol
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Unread 03-22-2014, 11:52 AM   #11855
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In the last two days i went crazy and did all this to my beloved Jeep:

1.Transmission oil and oil filter change - 4l Fuchs ATF 4000 $51,filter $18
2.Changed front differential - $420 (used part)
3.Oil for front and rear diff - 4l 75w140 $108
4.Rear stabiliser bars - 2pcs $70
5.Painted rear diff cover - $8
6.Changed front stabiliser bars - 2pcs $84
7.Changed upper control arms ball joints - 2pcs $220 (5 year warranty parts)
8.Air condition service check - parts $0
9.Ribbed v belt with 3 sliders - belt $32,tensioners 3 pcs $75
11.Changed water pump - $62
12.Alternator rebuild - brushes and bearings 2 pcs $20
13.Changed front wipers - 2pcs Bosch aero $64
14.Replaced motor oil,oil,air and pollen filter - 5w40 10l $107,filters $80

Total cost for parts $1419,labor $0 (i am mechanic and own a car workshop)
If i would do all this to customer price for work will be about $300
My workshop is in city of Bihać,Bosnia&Herzegovina (southeast Europe) and i am interested how much all this cost in USA,is there anyone who knows prices for this kind a job?
I'm a mechanic for the US Army currently in Kosovo, but I have been to Tuzla and Sarajevo before. Your country is beautiful and the people are wonderful. I would say that the cost on parts that you have listed is similar to the cost for parts at a shop in the states. Some things are more than we would pay, and some may be less. A customer would pay another 20 to 30% for parts and a labor rate of $80 to $100 per hour. So it would be pretty expensive for someone to take their vehicle to the dealership and have that kind of work done.
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Unread 03-22-2014, 11:56 AM   #11856
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You spent more on wipers that everything else almost. Lol
How did you calculate that i spend more on wipers then all the rest? What is funny,enlight me so i can laugh too...
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Unread 03-22-2014, 11:59 AM   #11857
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Thanks for reply and good luck in Kosovo...
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Unread 03-22-2014, 12:05 PM   #11858
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MF switch was super easy. Man - this is my first jeep, i've owned nothing but Audi's for the past 10 years and have learned to work on cars from those... I can't believe how easy life is with a jeep compared to the four rings. I've come to the conclusion anything with rings may look beautiful but is internally messed up!
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Unread 03-22-2014, 08:18 PM   #11859
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Pretty sure his post 'splains all there is to it.

The shell casings is a cool idea but it seems like it would make your valve stems look weird - as in too long.
I thought the same thing so i got some more caps and seated them deeper in the shell casing.

Now I think they sit better on the valve stem, here are the before and after shots.
before1.jpg   before2.jpg   after1.jpg   after2.jpg   after3.jpg  

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Unread 03-22-2014, 08:44 PM   #11860
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Unread 03-22-2014, 09:50 PM   #11861
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Unread 03-22-2014, 09:57 PM   #11862
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Wheeled it.



That's one hell of a front light set up, darkness will never win against you!
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Unread 03-22-2014, 10:40 PM   #11863
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That's one hell of a front light set up, darkness will never win against you!

Haha no it won't.
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Unread 03-22-2014, 11:43 PM   #11864
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Swapped my stock rear shocks for bilsteins. Went to do the front and realized I didn't have a coil compressor. What a difference it made though in doing just the back! Might just wait to do the fronts when I get my new hd Springs though.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 11:26 AM   #11865
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