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Today 09:09 AM
Pinoy59
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Do you know where you bought it from? I'm getting $300+ prices. Cooler lines around $60-90 for any brand.
I have a local radiator shop that gives a lifetime warranty on their radiators so i bought it through them and installed it myself. Best of both worlds.
The cooler line i got from O'Reilly. It was a few years ago now but i can't imagine the price going up that much...

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Today 08:55 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
They did and I told them I would be finished by 10am when they open. It was fun lifting my XJ and Rubicon after working the night shift and getting home at 6am. Too many ranting cuss words to drive their customers away.

That is one reason I live where I live.
The landlord does not give me a hard time about working on the Jeep and actually gets a kick out of the fact that I am always putzing around with her.
There was time that I had the Jeep on jack stands for 2 weeks. Never said a word.
That was when I did the front tow hooks, did some housekeeping while I was there, and probably a couple other things that I can't remember off the top of my head.
But I was still working full time then too so........
Today 08:48 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
Hey at least they did not say you can't work on them at all.
They did and I told them I would be finished by 10am when they open. It was fun lifting my XJ and Rubicon after working the night shift and getting home at 6am. Too many ranting cuss words to drive their customers away.
Today 08:43 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by Pinoy59 View Post
I think my OEM replacement was only like $150 or maybe $200. It didn't take long to install. The transmission cooler lines were like $40.

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Do you know where you bought it from? I'm getting $300+ prices. Cooler lines around $60-90 for any brand.
Today 08:12 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
I jinxed myself by saying my Jeep still had the original radiator after 21 years. I took a short trip to the bank and came back to a puddle of antifreeze. It looks like it cracked in the typical place. Passenger side top plastic. Funds are limited because of this Covid-19 crap. Anybody had success with a less expensive brand? I guess I'll do a tranny cooler and new lines while I'm at it.

p.s. I don't live in a barn. I rent an apartment over an antique store built the 60's. Luckily they're closed most of the week (virus) because I'm not allowed to work on my vehicles during business hours.
Hey at least they did not say you can't work on them at all.

I say give the Spectra shot. Also I don't see you doing a factory cooler. I also see you taking the tranny cooler in the radiator completely out of the equation.
So thinking since you would probably cut tranny lines anyway, use some hose and hose clamps for an aftermarket cooler like guys do, why buy new lines?
Today 08:06 AM
Pinoy59
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
I jinxed myself by saying my Jeep still had the original radiator after 21 years. I took a short trip to the bank and came back to a puddle of antifreeze. It looks like it cracked in the typical place. Passenger side top plastic. Funds are limited because of this Covid-19 crap. Anybody had success with a less expensive brand? I guess I'll do a tranny cooler and new lines while I'm at it.
I think my OEM replacement was only like $150 or maybe $200. It didn't take long to install. The transmission cooler lines were like $40.

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Today 08:03 AM
TheBoogieman I jinxed myself by saying my Jeep still had the original radiator after 21 years. I took a short trip to the bank and came back to a puddle of antifreeze. It looks like it cracked in the typical place. Passenger side top plastic. Funds are limited because of this Covid-19 crap. Anybody had success with a less expensive brand? I guess I'll do a tranny cooler and new lines while I'm at it.

p.s. I don't live in a barn. I rent an apartment over an antique store built the 60's. Luckily they're closed most of the week (virus) because I'm not allowed to work on my vehicles during business hours.
Today 07:55 AM
Ralph77 So since the alternator upgrade has taken a turn for the worse and it is going to rain a little later figured I would mess
with the factory tranny cooler that I scoffed from the boneyard awhile back from a '99 to try and put in the '00.

I started a thread cause I just want to verify a few things before I flush it.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/.../#post40981847
Yesterday 12:23 PM
Luke95
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Originally Posted by snyper82 View Post
Nope, sorry, one of a kind.
False. My girl tears apart axles with me when shes in the mood. She can field strip the 60 under my jeep in 2 hours with power tools.

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Yesterday 12:23 PM
riderboy1961
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Originally Posted by snyper82 View Post
I did an emergency pad, rotor, caliper replacement after one of them seized on the way home yesterday. Yay, old Jeeps!

Nothing like the smell of smoking rotor/pads
your Caliper Seized?

I had a similar issue but didnt know for sure what exactly was causing it.

I had a front left caliper somewhat seize up all of a sudden when driving on a gravel road about a month ago. I wasn't sure if there was a rock lodged in that brake area somewhere or if the Caliper had stuck in the Applied Postion. The brake just All Of A Sudden started sqealing as the tire rotated, I could hear it Clearly at very slow speeds but not at all at highway speed. I got out and touched all 4 of the wheels and that left front wheel was pretty Hot to the touch where the other 3 wheels were Cool to the touch.

I tried an experiment before looking into changing the Caliper, I figured it couldnt hurt - Instead of replacing the Caliper... I chose to remove that wheel, sprayed WD-40 Into all of the caliper area Gaps, then I hit the Caliper a number of times with a heavy Hammer to see if something would dislodge or Un-Seize/Get Un-Stuck from the Applied Position, then I replaced the tire and went for a drive.

After that first drive I touched that left front wheel and it was Cool, just as the other three were. During that first drive I had noticed the squealing at slow speed had left as well. The braking is Excellent again and the jeep does Not pull in either direction when braking hard either.
Yesterday 11:24 AM
snyper82
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Does she have a sister?
Nope, sorry, one of a kind.
Yesterday 10:55 AM
Ralph77 So Houston we have a problem.
Had to run some errands today and my last stop was the bank.
So while I was idling at the drive up all of a sudden I noticed that
what usually reads about 13.75 on my amp gauge reads more like 12.25.
When I went to the store yesterday to buy those bolts I did not notice anything wrong.
I turned on everything I could think of at it really tanked.
If I turned on my Ext Idle switch it would go up to about 13.25.
So I go home and start checking things. Verified my gauge readings with my meter.
Check belt tension. connections, etc. Nothing.
While I was checking certain things the Jeep was off and would cool down a bit.
When I started her back up the amp gauge would read higher but appeared to drop
as the temp rose.
So I swap back in the old alternator
Everything like it should be.
So hoping it was not user error I dropped the alternator off and we will see what he finds.
If anything. LOL.
Oh well. I tried.
Yesterday 08:25 AM
downs Stuck a set of OME shocks on. Guess I'll see what all the OME hubbub is about next time I take it out to go somewhere.
Yesterday 07:47 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by snyper82 View Post
My wife actually did the brake job
Does she have a sister?
Yesterday 07:41 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by jcr805 View Post
Well today I noticed my brake line had bent inwards toward the tire and almost rubbed it clean though. So I need some new hoses... Anyone have any tried and true HD hoses for about 5.5" of lift? Most I find are for a tj, will they fit on our xj's? My current hoses are Crown, and I don't think I will be getting another.
I use the stock length YJ rubber hoses and never had an issue. They are much longer than TJ hoses and will work with your lift. Best part is...they are inexpensive. ($10-12)
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