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Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   Yesterday, 11:10 AM
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Posted By gutthans
Being a radiator leak thread...For metal and...

Being a radiator leak thread...For metal and plastic part radiators...about an ounce of BLACK PEPPER poured into the neck will stop most seam and tiny puncture leaks...Won't last forever (a few...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-19-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By gutthans
..."to them." being what? There is also an...

..."to them." being what? There is also an internal tranny gear, that rarely goes bad, but it's a possibility.
Jeep Forums: Paint and Body   02-10-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By gutthans
I believe that some types of rattle can formulas...

I believe that some types of rattle can formulas are 'self-etching', and I would assume that is an 'acidic etch'? As a former tech, do you have a suggestion for the OP about rattle can shooters, or...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-09-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By gutthans
Smoke, particularly from wiring and motors,...

Smoke, particularly from wiring and motors, usually has a tell-tale smell...a bit acrid. Dust should slowly go away as the vent clears out. WATER VAPOR is a good possibility, but you SHOULD smell...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-07-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,042
Posted By gutthans
In one post you mentioned others (like...

In one post you mentioned others (like drive-thrus) smelling your exhaust??? Well, it can be quite noticeable if the idle setting is too rich. Doesn't take much to create a pungent smell that is hard...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-06-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By gutthans
Assuming that the screen is the...

Assuming that the screen is the Melling-recommended 3/8" to 1/2 "
...
Jeep Forums: Paint and Body   02-04-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By gutthans
Being a water-based, acrylic formula coating, it...

Being a water-based, acrylic formula coating, it will not offer the longevity or adhesion of a polyurethane-based bedliner. Herculiner (and similar products), IMO, are a better choice.

I have a...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   02-01-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By gutthans
Well...I see a few issues that might need...

Well...I see a few issues that might need addressing, but my first question is 'What coil are you running the hot off-of'?

The HEI can have run-on and NOT shut off with 12v power that is not...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-31-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By gutthans
I hope your new plugs are Copper and not...

I hope your new plugs are Copper and not platinum, gapped to .045. The plugs you pulled have a lot of carbon fluff and one or two with some oil fouling...will be good to pull the new plugs in a few...
Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   01-30-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By gutthans
I think testing is great when you have the time...

I think testing is great when you have the time and resources to do it. Of course, testing only 'proves' what the result will be under the test conditions...one has to extrapolate to other 'real...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-30-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By gutthans
'Adjusting' is typically needed because you had...

'Adjusting' is typically needed because you had to either disconnect the linkage (for some reason), you repositioned the transmission (changing mounts or something) or parts are wearing and you need...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-28-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By gutthans
Yep. That would be the simplest and most...

Yep. That would be the simplest and most cost-effective thing.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   01-27-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By gutthans
Either a visual look (Cj7-Tim), or grab a length...

Either a visual look (Cj7-Tim), or grab a length of garden hose (about 3 ft) ...one end to ear; one end close to places on the manifold...your ear will tell you where the tick is coming from...
Jeep Forums: Paint and Body   01-27-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By gutthans
Duplicolor is over priced compared to Krylon or...

Duplicolor is over priced compared to Krylon or Rust-Oleum.

Mineral spirits MAY NOT be the best surface prep...Lacquer thinner or acetone are much more universal and leave no residue.

Oil-based...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-27-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By gutthans
In my experience with cable-driven speedos, what...

In my experience with cable-driven speedos, what you describe is often the result of a worn-down cable end prong. The plastic ends can gradually wear and 'round-off'. They continue to turn and drive...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-16-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By gutthans
Have you tried running on full manifold vacuum to...

Have you tried running on full manifold vacuum to see if the situation changes?
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-15-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By gutthans
You may not be getting full advance in the...

You may not be getting full advance in the distributor. Check the weights under the rotor and make certain they extend fully, and are not being blocked. Also check the bushings in the weights at the...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-15-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,237
Posted By gutthans
They have one posted on their website and include...

They have one posted on their website and include yours, specifically, if they do the break-in.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-14-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By gutthans
My GM HEI has 22* distributor advance. Most units...

My GM HEI has 22* distributor advance. Most units I am familiar with run from 17 - 22* depending on the sourcing. How did you come to get (calculate) 26*?

Full advance of 26* would indicate you...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-10-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By gutthans
IF you do cut off the end of the existing cable,...

IF you do cut off the end of the existing cable, and crimp on an new copper or brass end: you might consider either melting or manually pushing a marine type grease into the strands so that grease...
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