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post #13921 of 19961 Old 09-24-2013, 06:05 AM
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Today I did some dis-assembly. Actually it was yesterday.
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post #13922 of 19961 Old 09-24-2013, 07:02 AM
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Applied 2 gallons of degreaser to engine and transmission. Pressure washed. Need to rinse and repeat.
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post #13923 of 19961 Old 09-24-2013, 07:52 AM
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"Rust converted" some old seat frames I picked up on the cheap. Tonight, paint.

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post #13924 of 19961 Old 09-24-2013, 08:06 AM
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Last Friday I dropped my jeep off to my brother to get some work done and to pay for the work I also traded him my 89 suzuki gsxr 750 street bike I miss my cj so bad it sucks cause I can do the work my self just not where I live damn apartment building rules but I know my bro she is in good hands can't wait for her return and to be back on the trail. the wife has no idea how hard this was to just leave the jeep with somebody else any body else feel my pain
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post #13925 of 19961 Old 09-24-2013, 06:26 PM
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Made another attempt at fixing the gas gauge with no luck. I have an auto meter gauge that is rated at 73 ohms empty and 8-12 ohms full. It picks up off of the peg a little with key on but that's all. I'm showing 22.5 ohms on the pink wire at the gauge, so in theory it should be showing about a half tank. I got tired of messing with it and gave up again. One day I'll get it.
I've been wrestling with mine since I bought her, about six months. I finally got it mostly working a couple weeks ago. I'm guessing you've read the troubleshooting stuff that John Strenk has put together? I had three different gauges, changed the sending unit, traced all the wiring, added dedicated grounds... It ended up being a bunch of things wrong, still one to go. The gauge works fine from empty up to half. Any mor gas than that and it stays pegged at 1/2. I suspect there is a mechanical jam in the gauge at this point, but haven't taken it apart - again. GOOD LUCK!

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post #13926 of 19961 Old 09-24-2013, 06:33 PM
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Getting the trans back together. Test fitted the new adapter.
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post #13927 of 19961 Old 09-24-2013, 06:34 PM
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I got back today from a five day trip to the North Maine Woods. I put about 600 miles on my CJ, mostly on gravel and dirt. This is the first big trip I've taken with it in the six months I've owned it.

There was lots of pounding down the logging roads to shake things up. Ended up breaking the top off the fuel pump. Luckily I had a spare one at camp and a cousin to give me a lift and fetch it. Also got water in the distributor cap yesterday morning.

Overall it was an awesome hunting trip and I'm ready for a regular day of work. Time to wrench now

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I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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post #13929 of 19961 Old 09-24-2013, 08:09 PM
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Did you use dynomite? LOL

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Sure looks that way doesn't it.

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post #13930 of 19961 Old 09-24-2013, 09:58 PM
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I've been wrestling with mine since I bought her, about six months. I finally got it mostly working a couple weeks ago. I'm guessing you've read the troubleshooting stuff that John Strenk has put together? I had three different gauges, changed the sending unit, traced all the wiring, added dedicated grounds... It ended up being a bunch of things wrong, still one to go. The gauge works fine from empty up to half. Any mor gas than that and it stays pegged at 1/2. I suspect there is a mechanical jam in the gauge at this point, but haven't taken it apart - again. GOOD LUCK!
Yeah read those and many more all over the internet.
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post #13931 of 19961 Old 09-25-2013, 03:40 AM
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I got back today from a five day trip to the North Maine Woods. I put about 600 miles on my CJ, mostly on gravel and dirt. This is the first big trip I've taken with it in the six months I've owned it.

There was lots of pounding down the logging roads to shake things up. Ended up breaking the top off the fuel pump. Luckily I had a spare one at camp and a cousin to give me a lift and fetch it. Also got water in the distributor cap yesterday morning.

Overall it was an awesome hunting trip and I'm ready for a regular day of work. Time to wrench now
First trip? Don't u live up there? Don't see too many Mainers in here. Got a moose permit I take it?
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post #13933 of 19961 Old 09-25-2013, 05:07 AM
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First trip? Don't u live up there? Don't see too many Mainers in here. Got a moose permit I take it?
I live in Maine, but it's a five hour drive to get "up there". There'll be another trip in a few weeks when I'll be helping a friend with his moose hunt. I didn't get a permit, but an aunt got one and a friend. Different weeks, different zones, which means I can help with both hunts

It's taken me this long to get the CJ running well enough to take on an extended trip like this. The plan is to keep it running this well (of course).

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Installed new steering gear box. Wow what a differance it made going down the road!!!!!!
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post #13935 of 19961 Old 09-25-2013, 08:55 AM
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Installed new steering gear box. Wow what a differance it made going down the road!!!!!!
What box did u go with? Stock?
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