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Yesterday 11:54 PM
riderboy1961
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Was having a problem with my turn signals, so I thought I would try some new fluid and see if it helps.
Looks like this fluid is for the Left Front Blinker only?
Yesterday 11:30 PM
TheBoogieman Was having a problem with my turn signals, so I thought I would try some new fluid and see if it helps.
Yesterday 01:55 PM
BRBauer2 Replaced my hood with a ripped off latch and some dents with a new one.

I'll be able to go over 40mph now! [emoji1787]

Also going to toss on a new belt to hopefully get rid of an intermittent squeal.


When the PO had to pry the door open to get in once and the door is now bent and doesn't seal completely...

Yesterday 01:45 PM
Ralph77 Today I cleaned the wheels/tires and rotated them. Rotate them once a year. Figure about 3K on the rotation.
To bad the Jeep is still dirty. LOL.
About 6 years ago I put the McGard lug nuts on my Jeep.
Sorry for the crappy pictures but I was trying to show you guys how they are rusting a little.
These shots are a fair representation of what they all look like.
Thing is the caps are not rusting and that is all you really see when on the Jeep. And they are way better then other options I have tried.
Been thinking about buying a package of 4 and then start defecting them all through McGard. Hey they do come with a lifetime warranty.
You have send in yours, what do you do for lug nuts (MLOL), so I figure I will defect 4 at a time.
See what kind of hoops they make me jump through.
Another thing that I do which I kind of thought was a waste of time was hit the inside of the wheel with some silicone spray.
I figured it would just wash off with the first rain. Crap sticks to it but ends up wiping pretty clean with a rag so.....
Since I have full size matching spare that is included in my rotation.
The white letters I had turned in when I bought the tires. I like the look but as soon as I damage a letter on a curb it would just annoy me so....
The tires have about 18K on them and are wearing very evenly and look pretty good. They are a 60K tire. They will be past there date code and dry rotted
before I even get close to that.
05-22-2020 03:59 PM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by riderboy1961 View Post
What brand radiator did you put back in it?

What does your Engine Temp Gauge read when at operating temperature now?
A Napa one which is just a rebranded Spectra.
On the temp gauge between 195 and 210 depending on whether the thermostat is open or closed.
Slightly higher with the AC on.
05-22-2020 03:52 PM
riderboy1961
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
When I first bought the Jeep I had to put in a new radiator.
Went with new hoses and a thermostat too.
.
What brand radiator did you put back in it?

What does your Engine Temp Gauge read when at operating temperature now?
05-22-2020 03:50 PM
kadetklapp
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Originally Posted by pdcomm View Post
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Originally Posted by downs View Post
Setup a pressurized water system in my Jeep for camping trips. Tank is removable everything else can roll up and be put under the seat. I need to get in there and clean up the hose runs from the tank to the pump.

[MEDIA=youtube]3YYcIrBQ3PQ[/MEDIA]

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
Nice setup!
05-22-2020 03:47 PM
kadetklapp Getting closer to my mini-resto being done on the ARB...
05-22-2020 03:03 PM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by riderboy1961 View Post
Dayemnnn… your used coolant looks Great!

When I drained my xj's radiator a couple months ago, for the first time since owning it, it was brown colored.
The Coolant Reservoir Bottle on the inner fender well had about 3/4" deep of gray stuff at the bottom of it. I scraped all that out with a long flat head screw driver and then rinsed it all out till it was clean.

I am guessing that the gray colored stuff was old Radiator Sealer possibly.
You have to realize that coolant is only 2 years old. With about 6000 miles on it.
When I first bought the Jeep I had to put in a new radiator.
Went with new hoses and a thermostat too.
Flushed the hell out of it.
With an '00 and a 0331 head I don't take chances.
Especially since a gallon of anti-freeze and a gallon of distilled water run me about $10 total.
$10 every other year?
Yeah I am OK with that. LOL.
05-22-2020 01:55 PM
riderboy1961
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
So I got my anti-freeze swapped out today. Dropping the lower hose gives you about 2 gallons.
So there is a gallon still in there. Why I do it every other year.
And why I installed an Ext Idle switch so I could keep the RPM's at 1000 when burping out all the air.
Oh and my landlord takes the old anti-freeze and uses it.
Don't know in what and don't care. Hey I don't have to dispose of it. LOL.
Dayemnnn… your used coolant looks Great!


When I drained my xj's radiator a couple months ago, for the first time since owning it, it was brown colored.
The Coolant Reservoir Bottle on the inner fender well had about 3/4" deep of gray stuff at the bottom of it. I scraped all that out with a long flat head screw driver and then rinsed it all out till it was clean.


I am guessing that the gray colored stuff was old Radiator Sealer possibly.
05-22-2020 09:17 AM
Ralph77 Ever since I extended my rear diff breather to the front of the Jeep I have
been meaning to cap off the white nipple in the uni-body.
Not really sure why. I just keep forgetting. Probably been a couple years now.
Finally did it today.
05-22-2020 08:50 AM
Ralph77 So I got my anti-freeze swapped out today. Dropping the lower hose gives you about 2 gallons.
So there is a gallon still in there. Why I do it every other year.
And why I installed an Ext Idle switch so I could keep the RPM's at 1000 when burping out all the air.
Oh and my landlord takes the old anti-freeze and uses it.
Don't know in what and don't care. Hey I don't have to dispose of it. LOL.
05-21-2020 09:29 AM
Ralph77 So I almost forgot to take a picture of used oil in a drain pan.
Poured some out of the waste container just to take a picture for you guys.
Know how much you guys like pictures. LOL.
So just a shade over 3 quarts came out of the tranny.
It looks less red then I hoped it would seeing how there is only about 6K on it.
Was thinking about swapping tranny and transfer case fluid every 5 years instead of every 2.
Now not so sure. At least about the tranny.
Transfer case was so red I could have reused it. MLOL.
So I figure I will throw in 3 quarts, break down everything, take a shower, and go see the guys at the
garage that I give my waste oil to.
Checking once it gets nice and hot, probably add a little here and there, and get it to the level that I like.
05-21-2020 08:24 AM
pdcomm
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Originally Posted by downs View Post
Setup a pressurized water system in my Jeep for camping trips. Tank is removable everything else can roll up and be put under the seat. I need to get in there and clean up the hose runs from the tank to the pump.

[MEDIA=youtube]3YYcIrBQ3PQ[/MEDIA]


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05-21-2020 08:17 AM
Ralph77 So the front diff oil looked pretty much like the rear.
Orange hose worked out OK and was able to suck out about 37 ounces.
So seeing how capacity is about 40 ounces that is pretty good.
Refilled the diff, buttoned her up, and now on to the tranny fluid.
After a break. LOL.
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