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post #16 of 68 Old 10-29-2013, 02:09 PM
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I love how so many people think they need a new engine, when all they need is muffler bearings lol. Im looking at a car now to flip. Think ill be good with just some new bearings. I mean its not a fun job but you can make a lot of money "rebuilding the engine" when all you have to do is change the bearings.
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Thanks for the writeup guys. I'm just about due.

Jeep manual says change every 91,523.7 miles. I'm at 91,520.0. I don't want to go over and experience the infamous muffler wobble.
It is actually 9,523,700 miles. I got a seven million mile warranty with mine.

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It is actually 9,523,700 miles. I got a seven million mile warranty with mine.
Where do you buy them from usually?
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It is actually 9,523,700 miles. I got a seven million mile warranty with mine.
You're correct. But, like most everything Chrysler ever built, they don't use the straight forward approach.

I wasn't using the conversion table in the back for 91,523.7 to 9,523,700.

Btw, did you have to preheat the gas tank with a plasma cutter? I read online a lot guys are doing that nowadays to cut down the amount of time it takes to loosen the MBL (muffler bearing linkage).

I did it the old fashion way, using a Torx 4.36, a proprietary tool invented by Chrrysler to fit their torx 4.36 bolt.

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I used indirect heat. I set the house on fire so the garage would heat the gas tank slowly

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Uh-oh I misread your instructions. I set the neighbors house on fire no wonder my bearings were a son of a to get out

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Uh-oh I misread your instructions. I set the neighbors house on fire no wonder my bearings were a son of a to get out
NHB (Neighbor House Burn) method works well if you're downwind. Otherwise you need to burn both of your neighbors houses down, the DNHB method.

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Btw, did you have to preheat the gas tank with a plasma cutter? I read online a lot guys are doing that nowadays to cut down the amount of time it takes to loosen the MBL (muffler bearing linkage).
I prefer the laser method, it's a little slower but works great. This one http://m.wickedlasers.com/arctic (2W version) is the best IMO.
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I prefer the laser method, it's a little slower but works great. This one http://m.wickedlasers.com/arctic (2W version) is the best IMO.
That explains the magnifying glass and the sun method didn't work. But I did burn a lot of ants.

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Indeed it is Dot approved It meets all FAA requirements also, however it has been known to cause cancer in California so I am not allowed to sell it there but I can take payment via paypal and. Have a homing pigeon smuggle it in below the radar.
I won't buy any until I see an MSDS and it meets or exceeds all OSHA and ANSI requirements for impact resistance and it must not boil or evaporate until it reaches 1450*F.

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