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post #106 of 393 Old 01-02-2013, 06:31 AM
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Well being as the computer is nothing they can check perse as OBDs did not come into vehicles until 1996 that is something to plug in and read codes. As long as your engine is tuned right you should have no problems.

Yep do over just pay another 35 bucks ask why it failed they will most likely tell you and fix it and come back the next day.


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post #107 of 393 Old 01-02-2013, 12:25 PM
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Here's the question, if I Nutter it and remove all the junk that goes with the Nutter and I fail the emissions test, then what? Do over?
Nope. Your Jeep is over 25 years old and under current Texas State Law, is only required to pass the Safety Inspection portion...you're emission exempt.

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post #108 of 393 Old 01-02-2013, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Nope. Your Jeep is over 25 years old and under current Texas State Law, is only required to pass the Safety Inspection portion...you're emission exempt.
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post #109 of 393 Old 01-02-2013, 01:56 PM
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I'll be moving to Kaufman County...
Jeep will be exempt from emissions too!
Looking good on the blower motor upgrade...
Did you know about the Crow's mud bog and races over in Kaufman?
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post #110 of 393 Old 01-02-2013, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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I'll be moving to Kaufman County...
Jeep will be exempt from emissions too!
Looking good on the blower motor upgrade...
Did you know about the Crow's mud bog and races over in Kaufman?
No sir, but I found out about this place a few months ago, and I will be visiting it when I get trail worthy.

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post #111 of 393 Old 01-02-2013, 04:47 PM
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I got a guy that does it for $125-$150, depending on the number of items I give him. Set up fee is a minimal $125.
Depending on what you are bringing him, if its just small stuff, and a standard color like black, that sounds pretty pricey.
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post #112 of 393 Old 01-02-2013, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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After a good scrubbing with some hot soap and water, then a light sanding with some 220, I'm real happy with the way this plastic heater shroud turned out. Looks new!

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Before, nasty with worn out foam...

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After a quick trip to the wire grinder.

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And the finished product. Even though they were not painted before, I might shoot a coat of flat silver on those brackets just to tidy the assembly up. They were super nasty. Now I'm just waiting on foam. Hurry up and wait.

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Got some parts in the mail this past week. We had a very nice day up in the Big D and I capitalized on it and worked on the Yeti most of the day.

I'm getting ready to cut the new hole in the firewall for the new Blazer motor. But before I do that, I noticed that the seal around this hole had a big leak in it and it was rusting from both sides. So I took off the little metal plate, sanded the rust and paint off it, and repainted it. But not before I took a wire wheel to the rusty spots. I'm probably going to roll some of that roll-on bed liner on the engine compartment side of the firewall after I clean this mess up. Does anyone know what the purpose of this hole is? (in the yellow circle).

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Here's a look at it from inside the tub. You can see that water has gotten in at the bottom and caused a lot of rust.

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Here's a quick patch job I did just to keep it from rusting anymore. I'll clean up that over spray and sand that area down again before I paint it.

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While I had the valve cover off, I decided to de-grease it and make it look clean. It's amazing what some engine degreaser, Dawn dishwashing detergent, and hot water will do. I had no idea that it would look this good. Looks like a brand new one. I'm happy with that.

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Looking at the area under the valve cover, it sure doesn't look like this engine has 160,000+ miles on it. The PO said the engine had never been out of it, nor was it ever rebuilt. I'm beginning to have my doubts. There should be some sludge in that area for that many miles, right?

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Does anyone know what this is? Sorry for the bad lighting. It's screwed into the exhaust manifold. Oxygen sensor maybe? Either way, mine's not hooked up. Adding that to the list of things that need to be fixed.

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Also, what is this contraption? Again, mine is not hooked up either. That green line goes nowhere. Anybody have a clue where those other ports should be connected to?

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I finally got my shock boots in so I decided to finish up the assembly of the lift kit in the rear end. I'm rather pleased with the quality of this Rubicon Express lift kit.

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Now this is something I haven't seen in a while, the beast has all four feet firmly planted on the ground. I'm liking the looks of this.

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post #114 of 393 Old 01-06-2013, 08:52 PM
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The contraption is the charcol canister keeps the gas fumes out of the garage and air. The green line should go to the fuel tank I think one of the ports goes to the carb not sure about the others. Looks great !!!

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post #115 of 393 Old 01-06-2013, 09:30 PM
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You still going to be able to get it out of the garage?...lol
Valve cover looks great!...Lucky you don't have one of them leaky plastic ones...
I don't have that access cover on my Jeep...Maybe for AC lines?
Your Jeep is cleaning up nice!...
What size tires are you going to run?
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post #116 of 393 Old 01-06-2013, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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The contraption is the charcol canister keeps the gas fumes out of the garage and air. The green line should go to the fuel tank I think one of the ports goes to the carb not sure about the others. Looks great !!!
Ahhhh, thanks for that. I'll make sure it's hooked back up.

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You still going to be able to get it out of the garage?...lol
Valve cover looks great!...Lucky you don't have one of them leaky plastic ones...
I don't have that access cover on my Jeep...Maybe for AC lines?
Your Jeep is cleaning up nice!...
What size tires are you going to run?
LOL. I don't know if I can get it out of the garage or not. I may have to take the top off or let some air out of the tires.

I plan on running 33 inch tires although I haven't decided about what size wheels yet. But I'm thinking it will be ATX 186 slots (chrome)...like these:

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Got some parts in the mail this past week. We had a very nice day up in the Big D and I capitalized on it and worked on the Yeti most of the day.

I'm getting ready to cut the new hole in the firewall for the new Blazer motor. But before I do that, I noticed that the seal around this hole had a big leak in it and it was rusting from both sides. So I took off the little metal plate, sanded the rust and paint off it, and repainted it. But not before I took a wire wheel to the rusty spots. I'm probably going to roll some of that roll-on bed liner on the engine compartment side of the firewall after I clean this mess up. Does anyone know what the purpose of this hole is?
Thats is where the A/C lines run into the cab for the drop down air. Most all later CJ7's had it and all YJ's as well. Usually if it didnt come with A/C, there was a plate and gasket there.

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Thats is where the A/C lines run into the cab for the drop down air. Most all later CJ7's had it and all YJ's as well. Usually if it didnt come with A/C, there was a plate and gasket there.
Ah, that would explain a lot. The seal was definitely broken. I do plan on putting an A/C unit in this Jeep next summer (2014). Too many more important things to work on this year.


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post #119 of 393 Old 01-07-2013, 11:34 AM
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The charcoal canister from top to bottom based on a pic I saved:

Carb bowl
Fuel tank
PCV Valve
Distributor vacuum ( I think)



However, I am more than willing to research it tonight when I get home for you and see where they go.

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post #120 of 393 Old 01-07-2013, 11:38 AM
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That's a sexy valve cover Jester. Jeeps looks good too, Bud.

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