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Today 12:02 AM
BRBauer2
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Originally Posted by KiloWatts View Post
Are you going to upholster it or spray it?
Reupholster it. Wife is looking for a fabric with Bigfoot/mountains/camo on it and hasn't found one she loves yet. She has a couple that are ok, but she wants to keep looking.

I redid the steering wheel and threaded it like this and that's the color pallette we are trying to keep.

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Yesterday 09:50 PM
KiloWatts
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Originally Posted by BRBauer2 View Post
Got a late start to the day and didn't feel like tearing apart the rear end, tomorrow for that.

But I got the headliner out and started cleaning it off.
Are you going to upholster it or spray it?
Yesterday 09:50 PM
BeardyHat
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Originally Posted by LouC View Post
BEardy the first thing I’d do for your overheats is change the thermostat, our OE one was allowing it to heat up to the 1st notch past 210, then one day it spiked to 240. I had already changed the rad, water pump and fan clutch. With a new OEstat it came right back down to slightly less than 210, even on a 100* day with AC at full blast the highest it got in traffic was 210. So change the stat; that was 2 yes should and it’s been perfect ever since.
Thanks, but unfortunately not the issue. I had a brand new one in when the overheating started and just replaced it with another brand new one this week to no avail.

The rest of the cooling system is all brand new, so I'm thinking there's either a blockage or maybe a cracked head or something. I picked up an IR temp gun and a head gasket checking kit, but have kind of let things lie and taken a break for now.

This week, I may start on it with draining the coolant and flushing the system per Timo; if I don't have any luck there, I'm going to see what the HG kit shows me.

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Yesterday 09:26 PM
BRBauer2 Got a late start to the day and didn't feel like tearing apart the rear end, tomorrow for that.

But I got the headliner out and started cleaning it off. Thing is flimsier than I would have thought.




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Yesterday 02:44 PM
LouC BEardy the first thing I’d do for your overheats is change the thermostat, our OE one was allowing it to heat up to the 1st notch past 210, then one day it spiked to 240. I had already changed the rad, water pump and fan clutch. With a new OEstat it came right back down to slightly less than 210, even on a 100* day with AC at full blast the highest it got in traffic was 210. So change the stat; that was 2 yes should and it’s been perfect ever since.
Yesterday 12:57 PM
IMMORTEN
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Originally Posted by PolkaPower View Post
Jebus. Probably the same around me. I live next to a Navy bombing range and there's an area where they did underground atomic testing nearby.

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Anything under 0.50 microsiveets isn’t remotely dangerous

But still funny that it actually picked something up on a Ukrainian made product


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Yesterday 12:07 PM
PolkaPower
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Originally Posted by IMMORTEN View Post
Of course something “Made in Ukraine” would be a tiny bit radioactive [emoji3518]



Nothing remotely dangerous though at 0.22 microseiverts per hour


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Jebus. Probably the same around me. I live next to a Navy bombing range and there's an area where they did underground atomic testing nearby.

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Yesterday 07:01 AM
IMMORTEN
What did you do to your ZJ today?

Of course something “Made in Ukraine” would be a tiny bit radioactive [emoji3518]



Nothing remotely dangerous though at 0.22 microseiverts per hour


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Yesterday 04:37 AM
IMMORTEN For When the weather permits it (forgot to take pictures yesterday)





Timo’ed for not using a Mopar oil filter......but hey; at least I am not running a FRAM filter (aka the orange can of doom) [emoji12]

2nd Timo’ed for using mineral oil, but they don’t sell 10w30 as semi or full synthetic over here.

So yeah; double Timo’ed! ....I must be a terrible owner [emoji27][emoji27][emoji27]










.....right Timo? [emoji6]


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07-20-2019 11:32 AM
BRBauer2
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Originally Posted by IMMORTEN View Post

...ITS PISSING RAIN OUTSIDE!!!
I'd rather take the rain...

96°f with 70% humidity, heat index making it feel like 115°
[emoji3062]

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07-20-2019 11:11 AM
IMMORTEN I found that an all rattled sound that has started happening within the last week or so is related to the exhaust.

So today I was going to work on my Jeep, both paint my god awful looking wheels and it’s coming up on 5000 km / 3000 miles since my last oil change, so I was going to inspect the exhaust while I was working on the Jeep, and while under the Jeep; I would tackle a few rust spots with some hammerite as well...

....all sounds well and good.....


....except..

..for..


..one..


..little..


..thing....



...ITS PISSING RAIN OUTSIDE!!!







....oh well, hopefully it will be better weather tomorrow...





....except they promised rain all day tomorrow too...


....as well as the start of next week!!



God loves me [emoji3590]


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07-20-2019 09:10 AM
LittleFootZJ
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Originally Posted by offroader613 View Post
Had the left rear window regulator break, found one from a local junkyard, but the switch won't raise or lower it, actually triggers the door lock. Noticed a few times before I replaced the regulator that that door would be locked while the rest were unlocked. At a loss on this one.


Could be a body computer issue. But first thing to check is the wiring. My drivers window would roll down but not up and I just replaced the regulator without diagnosing it and it did the same thing. When I looked closer the wiring running from the switch to the regulator was bolted in behind the door handle and flattened the wires. One of the wires insulation had cracked and it was arcing to the door panel and shorting to ground not allowing the motor to go up. It would still roll down though because with the polarity reversed, the shorted to ground wire became a ground wire so no issue existed.

So anyways check your wiring at the door first, you never know. These cars are old and in my case someone had been in there before me and it took a good 15 years for their shoddy work to cause an issue.
07-20-2019 05:53 AM
offroader613 Surprisingly didn't light it on fire. Had the left rear window regulator break, found one from a local junkyard, but the switch won't raise or lower it, actually triggers the door lock. Noticed a few times before I replaced the regulator that that door would be locked while the rest were unlocked. At a loss on this one.
07-20-2019 12:02 AM
kg6mov I made the switch to power steering fluid from atf, I'm happier with the ps fluid. I run lucas, the mopar or any saginaw box fluid will be about the same.

In theory a power steering fluid has additives that help the seals that would cause issues with the friction material in a transmission.

From the factory they did have mopar power steering fluid not atf in the steering system.
07-19-2019 09:23 PM
BRBauer2 Getting the parts together for a Jeep garage day on Monday.

Trans filter, fluid, 3-4 spring, adjust the bands, and a new pan w/drain plug. Also doing the rear axle bearings, seals, differential fluid.

Might get adventurous and do the rear main seal while I'm at it.

Also want to do the power steering fluid, but everything I look up points to a different fluid or recommendation - ATF+4 or Mopar PS+4? It's a '97 4.0.

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