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Today 09:14 PM
LittleFootZJ
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Originally Posted by Gary1988YJ View Post
No leaks :-) tool was just under $20
What is this tool you speak of? Mine is also leaking horribly.


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Today 08:35 PM
Gary1988YJ
Changed the leaky transmission shift seal

My Zj has been leaving a pool of tranny fluid on the floor of the garage since I bought it. Thought it was the pan seal but after a filter and new pan seal it still leaked. Traced it to the the shifter seal, ordered a new "Timken" seal (now made in China, India, Taiwan, Bangladeshi and probably 25 other countries, so much for the name brands and proudly built in the USA) also ordered the remover and installer tool to replace the seal. After a bit of apprehension I put the jeep up on the ramps, disconnected all of the cable, brackets etc. Inserted the remover tool, used a big C clamp to press it in a little and it grabbed then removed the seal. Replaced it with the installation tool with the big C clamp and finally just a little tapping from my small ball peen hammer. No leaks :-) tool was just under $20 on line and even a novice can do this one. Adjusted the front band while I had things out of the way, rear band will get adjusted at a later date. Between that, Installed my new radio and changed the rear shocks. Not bad for being 62
Today 07:34 PM
hilljacknm Brought home my first Jeep. It's a bit sun baked on the top and hood. Normal stuff in NM.







Needs work, but it starts up easy and runs pretty well. Its a 1996, Limited with a 5.2L engine.
01-19-2020 06:24 PM
PolkaPower
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Originally Posted by BRBauer2 View Post
Way too cold to be working in the garage, so I'm inside bending my new brake lines for the Niner.

No bending tool, but a couple pieces of copper pipe are doing the job just fine.

Also got a reman power steering pump and new alternator for the wife's 4.0. They've been on the back burner for replacement for a while, but both have started to make more noise that isn't going away.

I'll have to do those in the driveway (since the Niner has the garage) in 25° Monday or wait another week for 35°.


Well ****...Rock Auto Roulette strikes. Ordered new intake manifold bolts and that's what the box I got says, but the bag inside sure has some weird looking bolts. Got a bag of "Premium Valve Stem Seals: Fel-Pro 5P-591"


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Oh damn, that's never happened to me. The parts stores should have the bolts if you don't want to wait.

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01-19-2020 02:51 AM
BRBauer2 Way too cold to be working in the garage, so I'm inside bending my new brake lines for the Niner.

No bending tool, but a couple pieces of copper pipe are doing the job just fine.

Also got a reman power steering pump and new alternator for the wife's 4.0. They've been on the back burner for replacement for a while, but both have started to make more noise that isn't going away.

I'll have to do those in the driveway (since the Niner has the garage) in 25° Monday or wait another week for 35°.


Well ****...Rock Auto Roulette strikes. Ordered new intake manifold bolts and that's what the box I got says, but the bag inside sure has some weird looking bolts. Got a bag of "Premium Valve Stem Seals: Fel-Pro 5P-591"


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01-18-2020 06:25 PM
BeardyHat
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Originally Posted by BeardyHat View Post
Did some cleaning again today. Intake is slowly coming, I'm letting it soak in some stronger degreaser that'll hopefully get the interior pretty well.

Took apart the Throttlebody this afternoon and gave it a good scrub, but unfortunately, looks like either one of my screws for the plates stripped or it's incorrect. It is a bit shorter than the other ones, so maybe it was never correct. At any rate, does anyone have a good source for some new screws?



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Well, hadn't realized these things are mushroomed in place and generally it's against recommendation to remove them.

My mechanic friend mentioned this to me and he's going to try and help me fix them; he also apparently learned this the hard way many years ago.

That said, any good sources for the screws or will a standard shop have them?

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01-18-2020 03:38 PM
$3ZJ Went to the yard today and grabbed a slightly used power steering cooler and lines for 20 bucks. Put new bilstein 5100s in the front and replaced a few burned out bulbs Igor the turn signals. Had a friend do an alignment last night and this thing is driving much better today. Toe and caster was way off. Everything adjusted and today I was doing 70mph on the highway with no issues.



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01-18-2020 03:13 PM
BeardyHat Did some cleaning again today. Intake is slowly coming, I'm letting it soak in some stronger degreaser that'll hopefully get the interior pretty well.

Took apart the Throttlebody this afternoon and gave it a good scrub, but unfortunately, looks like either one of my screws for the plates stripped or it's incorrect. It is a bit shorter than the other ones, so maybe it was never correct. At any rate, does anyone have a good source for some new screws?



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01-18-2020 01:38 PM
nick613
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Originally Posted by Timo_90xj View Post
It's actually weird how large 33 x 12.50s look like next to a stock(ish) ZJ. Now, what about 42s... I had this XJ build going on back then.






Holy cow those are some big tires! Ya my ZJ is completely stock with the exception of slightly oversized tires. Its hard to believe the 33s will even fit. I know I'll have to do a bit of trimming even after the 4.5" lift

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01-18-2020 01:25 PM
Timo_90xj
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.. 33x12.5s are sitting in the garage..



It's actually weird how large 33 x 12.50s look like next to a stock(ish) ZJ. Now, what about 42s... I had this XJ build going on back then.






01-18-2020 12:26 PM
BeardyHat
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Originally Posted by PolkaPower View Post
I took everything off of it and soaked it in degreaser then sprayed it out with a hose.

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What kind of degreaser are you using? I have some cheap stuff from Harbor Freight that seems kind of crap. But also some Simple Green stuff that seems better, but I don't have a huge amount of.

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01-18-2020 12:14 PM
nick613 The parts niner is in her final resting place... The garage is kind of organized, I've given Kolak lots of money and parts are on the way, 33x12.5s are sitting in the garage, pulling a 242 next Saturday. My black ZJ is getting torn into very soon! Will probably start a build thread.

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01-17-2020 10:43 AM
GOLDWING
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Originally Posted by StPaul59 View Post
Wish I had a welder.. That green one looks mighty sharp with those wheels. Are those 17s?
Hi Paul,
Yes they are JK 17"s with 265/75 17" Duratracs. I bought all 5 up in Spring Valley for $350. "Purple" has 16" Duratracs on Limited "Snowflakes"

GW
01-17-2020 10:10 AM
StPaul59
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Originally Posted by GOLDWING View Post
I took my latest "Deep Purple" on her first 190 mile+ run Wednesday.



She ran and drove great. Every system worked as designed with zero issues, until it didn't.

I was back in my home town and had to stop and pick up a couple of things at the store. As I left the store parking lot the Jeep seemed to pull to the right a bit. I drove a mile down the road and could smell something getting hot so I pulled off to a safe spot to see what was going on. My right front wheel was quite warm and I could see extra brake dust on it. OK, I have a caliper hanging up or a collapsed brake line or something. I drove another mile home and pulled it into the shop.

I jacked up the right front and pulled off the wheel. I compressed the caliper piston slightly and pulled off the caliper. The knuckle had one deep notch on the upper caliper arm and a lesser one on the lower where the inner pad rides. I cleaned up both arms with a grinder and rolled the Hobart MIG into position. I laid a bead over both notches and ground both back using a new brake pad to test fit. I put it back together and the test drive was perfect. This weekend I will inspect and repair (if necessary) the other three corners.

GW

Wish I had a welder.. That green one looks mighty sharp with those wheels. Are those 17s?
01-17-2020 08:35 AM
BeardyHat
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Originally Posted by PolkaPower View Post
ZJ related only in the sense that my Jeeps are in Nevada and I'm in Okinawa...
We got my wife a Japanese mini Cooper knock off lol. It's the smallest car I've ever been in. 3 cylinder lol.
I'm getting a 4x4 mini truck. They come with rear lockers.
They do have some awesome land cruisers and hilux here. The Suziki Jimnys are cool too.

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Jimny's are so damned cool. Wish they'd bring them over to the States!

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