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Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-11-2020, 08:18 PM
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Posted By mike134
Not always so Kimosabee. Poor hydraulic lifter to...

Not always so Kimosabee. Poor hydraulic lifter to bore clearance is one example where it "valve noise" will get noisier as oil warms up. Worn out push rod balls to rockers will get noisier as the...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-11-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By mike134
how many miles and when was the last time you...

how many miles and when was the last time you changed the clutch?

not saying you need it yet, but would you be capable of swapping an engine yourself? or would you need to pay someone? is this...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-10-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By mike134
I want to add to the above by saying valve noise...

I want to add to the above by saying valve noise also decreases as oil warms up.
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-10-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By mike134
I also had some old ranchos that got stiffer with...

I also had some old ranchos that got stiffer with age. So I agree that they can stiffen with age 😃

But I'm in the "test the flex and grease the shackle bolts" camp. Its free to try and...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-08-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
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Views: 609
Posted By mike134
quick check: jack up the vehicle from the...

quick check:

jack up the vehicle from the corner of one of the bumpers. is the suspension flexing and absorbing some of the height? or does it come off instantly?

also, can you measure the...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-05-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By mike134
98 Sport is a TJ rather than a YJ

98 Sport is a TJ rather than a YJ
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-04-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By mike134
agree with above on shackles. 2.5" old man emu...

agree with above on shackles. 2.5" old man emu springs on all 4 wheels, and a very small body lift will give the ideal ride and tire clearance for 33's. This is not a "cheap" option, but is the...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-04-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,883
Posted By mike134
Takes me a minute to hook up. More comfy and...

Takes me a minute to hook up. More comfy and SAVES gas. <img src="https://www.jeepforum.com/ubb/laugh2.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laughing" class="inlineimg" />[/QUOTE]

D35 axle snap or two flat...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-04-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By mike134
very good jeep!

very good jeep!
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-01-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,883
Posted By mike134
those are all pretty cool cars!

those are all pretty cool cars!
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-01-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,883
Posted By mike134
Just not a lot of surviving carpet left after 30...

Just not a lot of surviving carpet left after 30 years. how much fish guts, coffee, and pizza is too much??

You can buy "OEM style" replacement carpet if you'd like. It cuts down on road...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-01-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 841
Posted By mike134
brake booster is a power assist while driving. ...

brake booster is a power assist while driving. After a couple hard brakings, the feel will significantly fade as the engine vacuum needs to replenish the booster.

I don't think you'll notice the...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-31-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By mike134
I don't expect things to last beyond a reasonable...

I don't expect things to last beyond a reasonable amount of time.

I am a mechanic for a living. I understand defaults that are built into cars very well. Some are very well thought out. Many...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-31-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,883
Posted By mike134
I just got a JL last month. base model 6...

I just got a JL last month. base model 6 cylinder manual transmission soft top.

its really great at long distance, I have 4,000 miles on it in the first month.

The YJ came with a dash pad,...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-31-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By mike134
good point. everything should be gold plated! ...

good point. everything should be gold plated! except pearl grip, of course.
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-30-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By mike134
"manually check fuel levels". reminds me of the...

"manually check fuel levels". reminds me of the fuel height bobber on the front of a J-3 piper cub &#x1f603;


see little antenna looking thing:
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-30-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By mike134
gotta go with Kaiser with the near stock white yj...

gotta go with Kaiser with the near stock white yj &#x1f603;
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-29-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By mike134
The F7 key on my commodore 64 no longer works......

The F7 key on my commodore 64 no longer works... how dare they build this piece of trash....

do you expect the rubber parts to last beyond the life of rubber? why do you expect metal to last...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-29-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By mike134
"poor engineering" we're having minor gauge...

"poor engineering" we're having minor gauge issues after 30 years from a vehicle from a time when 5-8 year lifespan was normal.

They could have done better, but we could also switch over to more...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-29-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By mike134
can you post your engine size and yj year? I...

can you post your engine size and yj year?

I can't see the info on the stupid iphone.
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