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Today 12:33 PM
nick613 Took the zj for its first drive with the lift. Have a bit of a punch list to sort out for it to really be done but so far so good.

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Today 11:10 AM
IMMORTEN
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The @IMMORTEN tip is nice, it will probably outlast the vehicle, but a MUCH better option is the Whistle Tips, as described by Bubb Rubb and as shown in this video.





Whistle Tips Go Woo Woo


I know I maybe over did the install a bit, but I just like to do a good job, and I like the satisfaction of knowing that I did it and itís done right....like you said; it will probably outlast the vehicle.

Just to be clear; it WAS one of those exhaust tips that had one of those whistle grills inside of it. I removed the whistle grill using different drill bits and side cutters.

I am not going to be driving around making fake turbo sounds [emoji846][emoji23]


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Today 10:22 AM
BRBauer2
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Found that my 98 TSi had not had the gas tank recall done. Didnít come with tow package from the factory so now I get a free trailer hitch-gas tank defender.....👍
Bought our '97 with a faulty fuel gauge, found out it had an open recall for the pump. Had a new OEM one installed by the dealer for free! Also had the trailer hitch recall checked and it was good so I got a $100 Visa gift card instead of a new hitch.

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Today 09:49 AM
wingless The @IMMORTEN tip is nice, it will probably outlast the vehicle, but a MUCH better option is the Whistle Tips, as described by Bubb Rubb and as shown in this video.


Today 08:12 AM
terpsmandan Found that my 98 TSi had not had the gas tank recall done. Didn’t come with tow package from the factory so now I get a free trailer hitch-gas tank defender.....👍
Today 07:56 AM
IMMORTEN
What did you do to your ZJ today?

While I am waiting for my fuel tank straps and other bits and bobs to arrive, I installed a new stainless steel exhaust tip today, because I was getting tires of looking at the old rusty one.

This was the old one:





It was literally so rusty that it had started to fuse disintegrate.

Hereís the new stainless steel one I installed:





The tip is a cheap boy racer one from Biltema, that I modified by drilling out the turbo whistle and drilling out the mounting holes using a step drill to accept M6 bolts.

The way I mounted it was; I cut the old rusty one off using a cutting disc; then drilled two 8mm holes for the M6 stainless steel rivnuts, then mounted the tip with exhaust paste and two stainless button head M6 bolts.

I like the button head bolts because they give a more cleaner look than the HEX head ones it came with.

Then first tightened them when the Jeep was cold; then started the Jeep up and let it reach operating temperature, and then retighten the bolts.

Itís not as big as the factory one, but for a $13 tip (95dkk) and a tube of exhaust paste, I think it looks good. The bolts and rivnuts I already had.


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Yesterday 04:47 AM
ax1598ZJ Not today but couple weeks ago I finally switched over to synthetic engine oil, should’ve done a long time ago. And broke my oil cap on the valve cover for the second time now.

Thinking about ordering the iron man t case shift linkage when tax money is in.

Haven’t been on in a while but not much has changed other than my front bumper last year
02-21-2020 11:10 AM
AlamoJeeper
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Originally Posted by IMMORTEN View Post
The only thing I can find is "NUT, Hex Flange Lock, .375-16"...
I'm with you on the mixture of what we Yanks call SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) fasteners and metric fasteners. I have had cars with a mixture for forty years, starting with a 1979 Buick station wagon. Different manufacturers have transitioned different models at different rates from SAE to metric fasteners. Two sets of tools. Oh well.

For the nuts for the tank strap bolts, the main thing is that the bolt threads are 3/8 inch in diameter and 16 threads per inch. My 1995 ZJ has a nut, a lock washer, and a plate washer against the strap. Someone figured out that using a flanged lock nut on the later Jeeps would give the production line worker one thing to put on the bolt instead of three. And one thing to stock on the production line and in the parts departments instead of three. But any combination of nut, some locking functionality, and spreading the nut's force over an area of the strap will work.

As Wingless said, here in the US we can go into a vender and get both metric and SAE. Sorry you can't there.
02-21-2020 09:02 AM
IMMORTEN
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Just checked, mine was a Dorman 578163 that includes straps bolts and nuts.

Good you got the correct parts.

My suggestion application of never seize lubricant onto those bolt threads, to permit future removal and to decrease corrosion.

Here are my new parts painted red. I cleaned the original rubber wrap and transferred to the new straps.






Thatís good tip, I didnít think about that.

Thank you [emoji481]


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02-21-2020 08:52 AM
wingless
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When I replaced my tank straps they came w/ new bolts and nuts. The current parts do not show those as included.

In the US we can get SAE or Metric parts from all vendors. Still a pain requiring both, but at least the parts are available.
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Yeah according to the eBay seller the special bolts and nuts are not included.

I just ended up ordering the special bolt and oddly sized nut from Jeep Denmark.

I couldn’t find anyone who had any .375-16 nuts in stock and unless I ordered like 200, they couldn’t feasibly order any in stock either.

Jeep Denmark only charged $13 (90DKK) for the bolts and $3 (20DKK) for the nuts, and those are original Jeep parts too.

So original parts it is!
Just checked, mine was a Dorman 578163 that includes straps bolts and nuts.

Good you got the correct parts.

My suggestion application of never seize lubricant onto those bolt threads, to permit future removal and to decrease corrosion.

Here are my new parts painted red. I cleaned the original rubber wrap and transferred to the new straps.

On mine, I cleaned and painted the parts and the area when I had the tank removed.






02-21-2020 08:28 AM
IMMORTEN
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Originally Posted by wingless View Post
When I replaced my tank straps they came w/ new bolts and nuts. The current parts do not show those as included.



In the US we can get SAE or Metric parts from all vendors. Still a pain requiring both, but at least the parts are available.


Yeah according to the eBay seller the special bolts and nuts are not included.

I just ended up ordering the special bolt and oddly sized nut from Jeep Denmark.

I couldnít find anyone who had any .375-16 nuts in stock and unless I ordered like 200, they couldnít feasibly order any in stock either.

Jeep Denmark only charged $13 (90DKK) for the bolts and $3 (20DKK) for the nuts, and those are original Jeep parts too.

So original parts it is!


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02-21-2020 07:13 AM
wingless When I replaced my tank straps they came w/ new bolts and nuts. The current parts do not show those as included.

In the US we can get SAE or Metric parts from all vendors. Still a pain requiring both, but at least the parts are available.
02-21-2020 03:26 AM
IMMORTEN
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Originally Posted by AlamoJeeper View Post
NUT. Hex. .375-16 (3/8 inch coarse thread (sixteen threads per inch) not metric)


Thank you, and sorry I am stupid.



Why couldnít they just stick to either metric or imperial sizes. Itís just one big mishmash of metric and imperial sizes.

A lot of British cars are like this too, where some parts are metric sizes and others are imperial, with no real logic to why.

Here in Denmark; Every time itís an imperial size, you canít just get it at the local hardware store, I have to call up several speciality shops....just to get one stupid nut or bolt.

/rant over


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02-21-2020 03:05 AM
AlamoJeeper
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Originally Posted by IMMORTEN View Post
...Now I just need to find some info on the nuts (Part#6034 955) that go on the mounting bolts.

I can't find any info on what size they are or what thread they are using.

Does anyone know?
NUT. Hex. .375-16 (3/8 inch coarse thread (sixteen threads per inch) not metric)
02-21-2020 03:03 AM
IMMORTEN The only thing I can find is "NUT, Hex Flange Lock, .375-16"

What does .375-16 mean? ...can some one help me translate that to Metric. It seems like google doesn't even know what that means
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