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Unread 01-30-2014, 04:31 AM   #92791
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Finally replaced these deteriorated brake lines with preformed stainless steel. It was a nightmare but, it's all better now. Replaced the pads and rotors while I was at it...
What made it a nightmare? I'm getting ready to do the same thing. Did you buy the kit ( pre bent) how much$

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Unread 01-30-2014, 05:28 AM   #92792
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What made it a nightmare? I'm getting ready to do the same thing. Did you buy the kit ( pre bent) how much$
The pre-bent lines from Quadratec are about $150 or so. I've never had to do this before so fishing the new lines across the front of the jeep was a challenge. It took more time than expected and honestly at one point I thought it wasn't going to happen. It was really hard to route the new lines the exact same way as the old ones but after several hours and a couple of cold ones, I got it. I recommend using deep creep from sea foam for those stubborn hard to turn lines. Also, recommended on this thread... Cut the old lines and use a six sided ratchet. I didn't do that but, will if I ever have to do it again! Good Luck!
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Unread 01-30-2014, 05:36 AM   #92793
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Great advice
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Unread 01-30-2014, 06:42 AM   #92794
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'04 TJ X with 4.0.....had a nasty intermittent tick. Wouldn't you know another oil change later(k&n and rotella) with half quart MMO later plus a coil pack and plug change, she runnin pretty damn good. Also just recently put in Dynomax catback system....
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Unread 01-30-2014, 06:49 AM   #92795
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'04 TJ X with 4.0.....had a nasty intermittent tick. Wouldn't you know another oil change later(k&n and rotella) with half quart MMO later plus a coil pack and plug change, she runnin pretty damn good. Also just recently put in Dynomax catback system....
I wanted to do this but it scares me to throw anything in the motor that not a motor oil
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Unread 01-30-2014, 07:24 AM   #92796
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I wanted to do this but it scares me to throw anything in the motor that not a motor oil
I tried a little at first, 4oz or so. Bout 2 days before oil change. It helped with what I thought was a sticky lifter/exhaust valve. ( because of how it sounded during idle). MMO came as advice from my old man who had a 67vette stored in a dirt floor, unheated garage. Which after sitting 20+ years cranked over before restoring it.

Tick was still there but much less noticeable. I've used sea foam to try to "ungunk" insides before oil change. The last step, coil and plugs really seemed to help the most.


Can you recommend a quality motor oil w more zinc in it?
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Unread 01-30-2014, 08:51 AM   #92797
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I tried a little at first, 4oz or so. Bout 2 days before oil change. It helped with what I thought was a sticky lifter/exhaust valve. ( because of how it sounded during idle). MMO came as advice from my old man who had a 67vette stored in a dirt floor, unheated garage. Which after sitting 20+ years cranked over before restoring it.

Tick was still there but much less noticeable. I've used sea foam to try to "ungunk" insides before oil change. The last step, coil and plugs really seemed to help the most.

Can you recommend a quality motor oil w more zinc in it?
No I can't I just use mobil one synthetic 10 30. But I have a little tick / knock . I want to try to get rid of the noise but don't wanna hurt it ya no?
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Unread 01-30-2014, 11:28 AM   #92798
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Thanks for the great info. Looking forward to painting my panels.

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Just make sure everything is clean. They sell plastic prep wipes & things at the autoparts stores....but I've not used those. I was instructed by the local paint place not to use stuff like MEK for cleaning on the plastic b/c it is too harsh. I have used alcohol on some of the parts, but not too much of it. I usually rinse, scrub with a hard brush & dish soap, rinse, scrub with dish soap, rinse, scuff with fairly fine sandpaper (nothing too aggressive), rinse, scrub/soap, rinse, air dry & wipe down with microfiber. Then I use the adhesion promoter (usually 2 coats), wait 15min, then a very light coat of color, wait 5-10min, then 3 coats of color (last 2 pretty thick) with about 10 min between coats, then 1-2 coats of clear....I recently tried a rustoleum matte clear over SEM satin black & I love the finish, but can't say how it holds up yet. My photobucket isn't loading right now, but you can check out my "build" thread....& an old thread I have titled "painted my console" or something Sent by a messenger bird
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Unread 01-30-2014, 01:42 PM   #92799
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Crossed the Rubi locker switch mod off the list. Used one of the wires from the tiniest one of these. Clipped the wire short with a cut bevel opposite each other.

Jumped pins 1 & 4. The bevel of the cut helped the wire slip inside the hole next to end of the pin.The loop makes it easy to pull out.

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Unread 01-30-2014, 01:52 PM   #92800
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Installed my Smittybuilt SRC rear bumper.
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Unread 01-30-2014, 02:40 PM   #92801
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spaced the front seats up an inch
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Unread 01-30-2014, 02:43 PM   #92802
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I picked up a Lincoln Weldpac HD yesterday. I have not welded in 19 years, managed some halfway passable welds while practiceing last night with it. I made these brackets today to store my highlift in front of my Tuffy Jumbo Box. Just have to paint them up now. Will post pics of everything installed once finished.

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Unread 01-30-2014, 03:45 PM   #92803
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Couple of things. Got an email from Brown Dog saying my MML was shipped. Got my body mounts loosened for the body lift, installed my Teraflex bar pin eliminators. I'm feeling the itch to wheel, so I parked on the snow pile outside of my work for the day.
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Unread 01-30-2014, 08:32 PM   #92804
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Is there a wright up on this would love to do it toy jeep
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Unread 01-30-2014, 08:43 PM   #92805
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All finished and mounted up.

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