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Unread 02-16-2009, 07:06 PM   #16471
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changed out those old rustys shocks for some tough country EZ ride shocks
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Unread 02-16-2009, 07:08 PM   #16472
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I ordered my browndog 1"mml with brackets, riddler 44 diff cover, currie steering, and genright windshield guards.

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Unread 02-16-2009, 08:13 PM   #16473
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I took this out...






Cause it started puking this out.......






ARB here I come.



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Unread 02-16-2009, 11:25 PM   #16474
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Unread 02-17-2009, 01:34 AM   #16475
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(I know this is for TJ's but my XJ has the same motor and figured you might all get a kick out of this!)

Took my XJ to Oregon a few weeks ago to get ready to sell and put a new radiator in it because of leaking. Well I didn't make it. It overheated and burnt the head gasket up in it. After fixing that and the radiator my dad and I bashed our heads trying to figure out why it was still overheating.

The water pump felt and looked fine from the outside but just to be sure we pulled it out and... well we found the problem!!!

My dad was a GM mechanic for over 20 years and said he has never seen anything like this before and we're dumbfounded on how it worked as long as it did!


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Unread 02-17-2009, 01:48 AM   #16476
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(I know this is for TJ's but my XJ has the same motor and figured you might all get a kick out of this!)

Took my XJ to Oregon a few weeks ago to get ready to sell and put a new radiator in it because of leaking. Well I didn't make it. It overheated and burnt the head gasket up in it. After fixing that and the radiator my dad and I bashed our heads trying to figure out why it was still overheating.

The water pump felt and looked fine from the outside but just to be sure we pulled it out and... well we found the problem!!!

My dad was a GM mechanic for over 20 years and said he has never seen anything like this before and we're dumbfounded on how it worked as long as it did!


how was that thing even pumping at all??
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Unread 02-17-2009, 01:49 AM   #16477
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Put on 4 more inches of lift and replaced the 31x10.50x15's with 35x12.50x15's
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Unread 02-17-2009, 02:01 AM   #16478
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(I know this is for TJ's but my XJ has the same motor and figured you might all get a kick out of this!)

Took my XJ to Oregon a few weeks ago to get ready to sell and put a new radiator in it because of leaking. Well I didn't make it. It overheated and burnt the head gasket up in it. After fixing that and the radiator my dad and I bashed our heads trying to figure out why it was still overheating.

The water pump felt and looked fine from the outside but just to be sure we pulled it out and... well we found the problem!!!

My dad was a GM mechanic for over 20 years and said he has never seen anything like this before and we're dumbfounded on how it worked as long as it did!


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how was that thing even pumping at all??
Well we're thinking one or two blades were barely hanging on because it always ran a little on the warm side since I've owned it (about a year) but never overheated, and when they finally broke away that's when it stopped circulating completely and that's why it overheated all of the sudden (was in the 30's when it overheated too... kinda funny).

My dad said the coolant was so nasty that it took like 3-6 full flushings before the water came up clean. Nastiest coolant he's ever seen. Tons of rust in the coolant. Don't know if the blades slowly rusted away or maybe rusted till they got so thin that the pressure from the water caused them to snap off, either way we hope the flushing flushed all the chunks of metal out of the block to keep from ruining the new pump. There's actually a wear spot on the cylinder wall from the water pump, so it was coming apart also. Luckily the damage on the cylinder wall was minor and not worth worrying about.
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Unread 02-17-2009, 02:07 AM   #16479
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You're lucky it didn't completely mess up your block with chunks of metal flying around in there
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Unread 02-17-2009, 02:17 AM   #16480
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You're lucky it didn't completely mess up your block with chunks of metal flying around in there
Well there's no moving parts in the cooling system besides the pump. The cooling system is just channels and hoses that circulate around the moving parts, so the only thing we're worried about is ruining the new pump if we missed a chunk of metal.
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Unread 02-17-2009, 02:18 AM   #16481
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Well there's no moving parts in the cooling system besides the pump. The cooling system is just channels and hoses, so the only thing we're worried about is ruining the new pump if we missed a chunk of metal.
yeah, i forget that our jeeps are simple old tech sometimes lol how much did that new pump cost you mine's been running hotter than normal lately and id like to cover my bases
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Unread 02-17-2009, 02:20 AM   #16482
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yeah, i forget that our jeeps are simple old tech sometimes lol how much did that new pump cost you mine's been running hotter than normal lately and id like to cover my bases
$35 at Schuck's with military discount

Maybe yours just needs a good flush? Supposed to be flushed every 30k. Or could be low on coolant too...
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Unread 02-17-2009, 02:24 AM   #16483
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I dunno I'll go check out potential issues tomorrow thanks for the insight
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Unread 02-17-2009, 06:35 AM   #16484
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This past weekend, I took it on a 500 mile round trip. It was windy on the way back so my mileage sucked.
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Unread 02-17-2009, 07:40 AM   #16485
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yeah, i forget that our jeeps are simple old tech sometimes lol how much did that new pump cost you mine's been running hotter than normal lately and id like to cover my bases
You have no idea! I did the valve adjustment on my sportbike and while in the process I dropped a valve shim down a cooling passage. It was a nightmare trying to find it. I love my bike, but the Jeep is waaaaay easier to work on. BTW, I paid $25 for my water pump at O'Reillys. I got the rebuilt one but they also had a new one for $40 and the job is easy.
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