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Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-24-2021, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Timo_90xj
Been using full synth 5W-30 or 5W-40 since the...

Been using full synth 5W-30 or 5W-40 since the day I bought my niner @90k miles in 2010. Zero issues with oil pressure or sludge build-up, no blow-by, equal compression in every cylinder.

Oil...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-20-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Timo_90xj
AisinWarner had a 4- speed automatic by late 70s,...

AisinWarner had a 4- speed automatic by late 70s, a few years before GM and ZF - let's not talk about Chrysler here :D AMC certainly was interested in a 4-speed automatic to go behind the upgraded...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-19-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Timo_90xj
AW4 belongs to the A34x- series AisinWarner/...

AW4 belongs to the A34x- series AisinWarner/ Toyota transmission line which was used in multiple different vehicles from late 80s until the 2000s. Mostly in Toyotas, but also in a bunch of other...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-19-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Timo_90xj
AW4 is a Japanese transmission, not AMC ;) And...

AW4 is a Japanese transmission, not AMC ;) And yes, they seem to be pretty much indestructible..
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-19-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Timo_90xj
Bent inner C's on the axle, or some sort of...

Bent inner C's on the axle, or some sort of damage in the knuckles? Those do cause ball joints to fail pretty quickly. Also, if you've installed knurled ball joints, you can no longer use smooth ball...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-18-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By Timo_90xj
Front knuckles and rear caliper brackets can be...

Front knuckles and rear caliper brackets can be welded, they're cast steel. Preheat, weld (MIG is just fine, stick welder is better but not a must), grind back to original shape, let 'em cool slowly...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-18-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Timo_90xj
'88 XJ transfer case input is 21- spline, your...

'88 XJ transfer case input is 21- spline, your '97 uses 23- spline. You can use the 249 front case half, input shaft, front (input) planetary and speedometer pickup, everyhthing else from the '88...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-18-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By Timo_90xj
ZJs don't use caliper brackets in the front,...

ZJs don't use caliper brackets in the front, calipers mount directly to knuckles. Rear caliper brackets look way different than the ones in your picture.

That being said, both the front and rear...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-16-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,859
Posted By Timo_90xj
Damage is towards the rear, behind the trackbar...

Damage is towards the rear, behind the trackbar and control arm mounts, so it doesn't really affect alignment and suspension behavior. However, it needs to be welded & plated even if you don't get...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-15-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By Timo_90xj
If your current steering box isn't badly worn...

If your current steering box isn't badly worn internally, I'd definitely rebuild it. I have two steering boxes which I've rebuilt, other is the ZJ original and the other from my first XJ.
After...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-13-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By Timo_90xj
Switch to megasquirt and run stand-alone gauge...

Switch to megasquirt and run stand-alone gauge cluster if you want to get rid of the OEM setup.
I'd never run a carb system over a multi point sequential fuel injection. Heck, I'd probably go with...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-13-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,859
Posted By Timo_90xj
Yeap, that is definitely a bent uniframe rail -...

Yeap, that is definitely a bent uniframe rail - not just a crack in the rail and the crossmember/ floor support bracket.
...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-11-2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Timo_90xj
Engine has redline for a reason, that is the safe...

Engine has redline for a reason, that is the safe limit where the engine is designed to operate. In other words, there is no such thing as "too high RPM" on a rev- limited engine.

As for gear...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-10-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Timo_90xj
I have a spare valve body in my garage with a...

I have a spare valve body in my garage with a full set of valve body fasteners, but I live across the ocean so there's not much point mailing just one bolt, way too expensive.

Not sure if you can...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-10-2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Timo_90xj
Sudden loss of first gear and transmission going...

Sudden loss of first gear and transmission going into limp mode on 4xRE- series transmissions is almost always an electrical issue - if manual 1st works, it's almost guaranteed to be sensor/...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-09-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Timo_90xj
Install new spider gears and thrust bearings,...

Install new spider gears and thrust bearings, fill up diff lube and drive.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-09-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By Timo_90xj
They all use the same governor housing gasket;...

They all use the same governor housing gasket; A500, A518/A618 is basically just a different name for the 40-48RH/RE- series transmissions.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-09-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By Timo_90xj
Front brakes won't work, JKs use caliper brackets...

Front brakes won't work, JKs use caliper brackets on the knuckles to mount the brakes. Knuckles won't cross over either, you need to use JK knuckles. Keep in mind that JK brakes require a 16" wheel;...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-08-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By Timo_90xj
I hope those will solve your issue :thumbsup: If...

I hope those will solve your issue :thumbsup: If not, let us know and we'll try figuring out what next. Btw., do you remember what brand the governor solenoid and sensor were that you bought? Did you...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-08-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By Timo_90xj
That ebay part should be the correct one. ...

That ebay part should be the correct one.

I've never had problems with Rockauto, been ordering parts from them for over 10 years, multiple times a year. As long as you select parts from known...
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