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|Today 11:34 AM|
A "What I did today and going to do tomorrow" post.
So it is that time of year again.
I loaded up the toys today to deliver to the toy drive tomorrow.
Been doing this every year for about 7 years now.
About a month after last years donation I found a good deal on more. 7 for about the $100 budget that we set.
So I grabbed them and they have been is stock since. LOL.
I am sad though.
Little back story.
I used to deliver for the local Napa. I still work there, part time (kinda retired), but don't deliver anymore.
So there is this church and they I had the signs out front and this is one of those places that you pass by about 15 times a day making deliveries.
This was about 7 years ago. So I guilted myself into making a donation. We had some of the Napa toy S10 pickups in the store so I grabbed 4 and dropped them off. Easy peasy.
Well the following year we did not have any in the store. So not wanting to bail on the toy drive cause things got difficult I figured I would go to Toys "R" Us and buy something.
Thing is I am old and have no idea what a kid would want. I figured Toys "R" Us would have so much stuff that it would make my head spin.
I kinda set some parameters. $100 budget and toys for a kid about 7 years old.
Figured did not want to go to young where all they really want to do is play with the box or to old that all they really want was electronics.
Also nothing with batteries and had to be a stand alone toy. Not a toy that you need accessories to play with.
All of sudden I realize that my store manager/friend has a kid that is about 7 years old.
I had an expert to consult on this. LOL.
So I ask to borrow him. I told him to check with his wife before he said yes. LOL.
So he said sure and I approached the kid explaining what I was trying to do. Told him I would buy him lunch for helping me.
So we go and there was not really as much of a choice as I thought there would be. So we settled on dump trucks.
Well since then it has been a thing. For the last few years I would just buy them online to get as much bang for the $100 budget as possible.
But he helps me drop them off and we still go out to lunch.
Now why I am sad.
A few months ago my friend's kid passed away in an ATV accident.
I want to say that he has been rolling with me on this for the last 6 years. Was about 7 when we started and thinking 13 when we did it last year.
Every year I would tell him that if he wanted to bail on this it was OK. He was getting older and what kid wants to hang out with their father's old *** friend. LOL.
But every year he helped me.
I am going to miss the rotten kid.
|Yesterday 06:08 PM|
|XJ-Buzz||Well, it's done.....Rough Country 3" installed by KC Custom's, had a local FAB shop take care of some frame corrosion, plate reinforcement. Jeep rides great, new rear springs and Shackles, vibration, so 1.25 transfer case drop ordered. Wheels and tire search, next.|
|Yesterday 04:28 PM|
Just got finished with the transfer case and the Rear Diff.
The transfer case was nice and simple. I bought a transfer pump from the auto parts store. Made it much easier.
The rear differential wasnít bad the hardest part was using that same transfer pump to put gear oil into the diff. Man is that stuff thick. 80w90 is no joke lol. My arms are shot.
But I was able to determine that their wasnít a hole in the cover just the plug must have been old. Luckily It was just leaking from around the plug. Cleaned up the cover and painted it quick with some rust oleum to make it look a little nicer and put in a new plug.
I also put some wipe new on my exterior trim parts to try and get to not looks terrible. It was dark so I wonít be able to get a good look at it till the morning.
I have the front diff and possibly an oil pan next.
|Yesterday 10:29 AM|
Also, pulled the T-Case yesterday. Today, I crack it open for SYE installation. And probably chain replacement if my guess is right.
|Yesterday 05:54 AM|
Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
A couple threads about cutting it flush, drilling, and tapping it so you can bolt from the front where it broke.
One guy said he just brought it to a shop had the old one torched out, new one welded in, and paid $35. But that was in '06.
His logic was he would probably spend that much just in drill bits. LOL.
|Yesterday 05:38 AM|
Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
|Yesterday 04:38 AM|
Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Been telling myself for 45 years I should learn to weld. Finally broke down and bought a used MillerMatic 135 this year. Now if I can just spend some time with it and see if I can actually teach myself how to weld.
|Yesterday 04:35 AM|
Maybe think about going to a synthectic too. Use Valvoline VV975 in my open 8.25.
|Yesterday 04:18 AM|
|TheBoogieman||Snapped off the rear shock lower bolt/stud at the threads. My 20 minute shock replacement just got more time consuming and expensive. I need to learn how to weld.|
|11-15-2019 08:57 AM|
Originally Posted by RedJeepster1 View Post
I was planning on draining the rear differential and refilling and using a new plug. I just wasnít sure what is the likelihood of the cover having a hole in it above the plug. I got some brake parts cleaner to clean up the cover as well to get a better idea of what Iím looking at.
|11-15-2019 08:49 AM|
For the leak at the plug, remove the old one, then make sure the area the plug sits is nice and clean with no debris, and just pop the new plug in. When they leak, I've found the oil seems to travel up and around the area, not just straight down. Probably just due to how the air flows around the diff but honestly not sure. That sounds pretty typical though.
|11-15-2019 07:04 AM|
|11-14-2019 03:35 PM|
What did you do to your XJ/MJ today?
Just did a transmission flush and fill. Fluid was black. I donít think it smelt burnt but it sure was black.
Next up I have to do both differentials and Iím hoping I can wait until spring time. I think itís time for a new oil pan.
I was able to get a gasket for the rear differential cover but I wasnít unsuccessful for the front. Iím guessing I have to use gasket maker?
Also, what would you say the probability is that I would need a new rear differential cover. It looks like it has been leaking so I bought a new rubber plug. But it seems to be a little higher than the plug as well. No where around the top bolts though.
|11-14-2019 03:32 PM|
Originally Posted by downs View Post
We were no where near any parts houses , so I simply disconnected and stopped the vacuum and used the old regulator as a seal for the rail .
I never did replace the regulator as it didn't seem to make much difference without it functioning . The motor ran fine and always started instantly .
Guess I just got lucky for the 20,000 miles .
|11-14-2019 11:54 AM|
Found the idler pulley squeaking when cold.* Also has some.wobble to it.* Ordered a new one
Was getting a gas smell and found a very small leak at the fuel pressure regulator. pulled it out and the original 25 year old orings finally gave up the ghost.* Im guessing our recent spat of cold weather finally did them in. Found an oring in my parts pile to replace the outer o ring which stopped the leak but didnt have the inner oring so my fuel system wont hold pressure when the engine is off. Ordered a new Delphi branded unit*
Changed oil 300 miles early cause i had the time.* Rotella T4 10w30 and a mopar filter.*
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