Christmas break began for me so I got it on jack stands and pulled my tires. Gonna sand blast the wheels and then either re-paint or powder coat them. The PO sprayed an awful matte black over worse chrome and it's all starting to chip. I'm staying black but I want them to SHINE.
Tomorrow I'm pulling my transfer case. It needs to be replaced, and I found a used one for $100. It should hold out long enough to get me through college and into my own garage.
Question: I started taking my trans-skid off today and it seems to provide some sort of support for the bell housing/transfer case. Is this true? If so, what's the best way to get it off? Think basic home garage. I don't really have any specialized tools/lifts at my disposal.
When I dropped my skid I took two pieces of 2x4 and used them edgewise against the pan bolts and one to span across and supported it with a floor jack. No driving but I could drop the skid and clean it up.
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Replaced my exhaust manifold and exhaust gasket. The manifold had a crack in it plus it and the intake manifold were only being held onto the head with only 5 out of the 7 bolts. The gasket, what was left of it, came off in three pieces
Jeep is purring like a kitten right about now. Soo eerie to hear what my jeep is supposed to sound like rather than what I heard for the last year that I had her. So quiet inside the cab that I almost ate a curb making a turn because I was too focused on listening rather than seeing that I lost grip in the after rain until I felt the rear swing out a bit
Next up.....new tires and an Aussie locker for the front.
Finished testing installing mml and remove tc drop. Now i am getting alot of engine vibration with brown dog super flex rubber mounts? Plus my engine seems much much louder?
I noticed the same thing when I installed my BD MML, now it's sitting on a shelf. My jeep is a 4cyl and they produce more vibrations than the 4.0.
I guess I need to dig them out and try and sell them....
Quick question, and anyone been successful at making their own control arms? Not saying I'm really planning on it, but I was looking around at some today as just wondered if anyone has tried to fab their own yet
yea, I made these rear uppers a couple weeks back. I used.
(2) johny joints I already had, you might be able to use - CE-9112N-13
and some 1.5" square tube.
Jeep started having a ticking noise, sounds like a deisel engine. Put some Sea Foam in the crank and drove for about 80 miles then changed the oil.
Used VR1 Conventional, tick instantly went away!!
Your jeep started ticking?! I don't believe it! No such thing as a ticking engine!!
I kid of course... Mines been ticking for nearly 50k miles. Seafoam, mmo, and Lucas be damned.
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