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post #79861 of 81219 Old 11-29-2019, 02:56 AM
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Worked a bit more on my new ecu. Nearly finished



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post #79862 of 81219 Old 11-29-2019, 01:00 PM
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We put the cover on the 87 and a couple of tarps over the cover. Kinda overkill for being in the barn. The 87 is officially put away for winter.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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have a rebuild kit on the shelf for over 2 years ... never had the courage to take it apart <img src="https://www.jeepforum.com/ubb/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
Go for it. Follow a good manual and just be patient and lay out parts in order. Work on assemblies one at a time. They really are not that hard.
Forget the manual- look up the old meanmax threads here on JF and you’ll save a bunch of time
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Finished freshening up my starter.

The new brushes fixed it.

FYI, I took a chance on ordering this brush set since it looked right in the pictures. I couldn't find a part number ANYWHERE for a brush set for the Mitsubishi starter, and the P/N on this brush set does not cross reference with any Chrysler vehicle. It's the same brush set. $6 and my starter works like new again.

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Bought a pair of full hard doors and a complete steering column assembly. Was very fortunate to pay $50 for the lot. So I guess the new heep gets the hardtop put on today now that I have hard doors - and one day before we get up to a foot of snow.

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Did a little wheeling after one of our rare snow storms here in So Cal. Dropped snow down to about 2,500'. Hill 582 is around 4,000'. This will all be gone quickly.



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I wish snow was quaint around here!

Anyway - in the 87 - swapped out my lower steering shaft after lubing and freeing up the ujoints in the used shaft I bought. Different sized bolts of course, and metric, so I’m not actually done yet cuz I need to go buy some...

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psssst. Better late than never November 2019 YJOTM voter thread is here:

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/...e-now-4379181/

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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~YJOTM JULY '19~
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post #79869 of 81219 Old 12-02-2019, 04:04 PM
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Hello all,

Looking at buying a reman 258, any suggestions or bad experiences with rebuilt crate engines?
i have been looking at Summit racing VEGE-DA22 and Spitfire DA-22.

Crate Cost versus rebuilding,

any feedback would be awesome
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Hello all,

Looking at buying a reman 258, any suggestions or bad experiences with rebuilt crate engines?
i have been looking at Summit racing VEGE-DA22 and Spitfire DA-22.

Crate Cost versus rebuilding,

any feedback would be awesome
I had my 4.2 rebuilt locally. Parts, labor and machining about $1500 total. same crank, new everything else. A couple friends have done crate motors and had mostly good experience but it's expensive and you have to ship back the old block

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went out to the desert for the first wheeling trip of the season, weds thru sunday. Had a great time, fried a turkey and only a few breakdowns in the group I broke my rear drive shaft, the spare had a clicky centering ball and ended up breaking that too. fortunately we had a spare xj rear and were able to shorten it at camp. Next I broke a rear leaf spring, not the main one so did not end the trip. Good times. The new hydro steer was great.

thinking about all new springs again. I have had bad luck with the BDS. I wonder if Old Man Emu would be too soft for soa?

first pic is where I broke the spring. got wedged on a 3 foot rock that came loose underneath
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Hello all,

Looking at buying a reman 258, any suggestions or bad experiences with rebuilt crate engines?
i have been looking at Summit racing VEGE-DA22 and Spitfire DA-22.

Crate Cost versus rebuilding,

any feedback would be awesome
Some crate MFG. won't warranty a home install or even ship to any thing but a shop. If you rebuild you know what you got. My last crate engine had a .060" over boar.
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Hello all,

Looking at buying a reman 258, any suggestions or bad experiences with rebuilt crate engines?
i have been looking at Summit racing VEGE-DA22 and Spitfire DA-22.

Crate Cost versus rebuilding,

any feedback would be awesome
Some crate MFG. won't warranty a home install or even ship to any thing but a shop. If you rebuild you know what you got. My last crate engine had a .060" over boar.
chrisnvegas I think it was had good experience with an autozone? rebuilt motor.

I’m weird but I’d tend to rebuild myself. You know what you got. However... if I was going through all that work and the ??$700 to $1500+ expense I’d probably stick the crank in a 4.0 of some sort and spend the bigger dollars. But that’s me - not recommending that to you.

I said that to paint the scene and set the stage.

If you are comfortable disassembling, cleaning, ordering the machine work, rebuilding a motor and have the time... do it yourself.

However, your initial question seemed to ask about comparative expense of rebuilding VS buying a reman. Not dissing you at all but you do need to evaluate if rebuilding yourself is appropriate for your tools, clean space, and - most importantly - your skill level. It’s not ‘hard’ but if you haven’t done it before it could be challenging. You have to judge that for yourself.

The other thing about rebuilding is you need a machine shop you can trust to do what you ask and also anything beyond that which might show up. Around here those shops are rare and few - and none of them CNC- all analog and manual.
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this week end I stripped my dash and painted it gray, was multiple colors from po
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chrisnvegas I think it was had good experience with an autozone? rebuilt motor.

I’m weird but I’d tend to rebuild myself. You know what you got. However... if I was going through all that work and the ??$700 to $1500+ expense I’d probably stick the crank in a 4.0 of some sort and spend the bigger dollars. But that’s me - not recommending that to you.

I said that to paint the scene and set the stage.

If you are comfortable disassembling, cleaning, ordering the machine work, rebuilding a motor and have the time... do it yourself.

However, your initial question seemed to ask about comparative expense of rebuilding VS buying a reman. Not dissing you at all but you do need to evaluate if rebuilding yourself is appropriate for your tools, clean space, and - most importantly - your skill level. It’s not ‘hard’ but if you haven’t done it before it could be challenging. You have to judge that for yourself.

The other thing about rebuilding is you need a machine shop you can trust to do what you ask and also anything beyond that which might show up. Around here those shops are rare and few - and none of them CNC- all analog and manual.
I couldn't have said it any better myself.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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