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Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-28-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Mike Romain
So went brand new for the alternator. $205.00 ...

So went brand new for the alternator. $205.00 Canadian with a lifetime warranty. Hard to beat that.
Thanks all.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-27-2016, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Mike Romain
Thanks, it was doing the occasional scream and...

Thanks, it was doing the occasional scream and smoke before it died and sat so I figure it was giving up then. Could even be the original. I have it soaking, we will see.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-27-2016, 04:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Mike Romain
Can they be adapted? I am pretty good with...

Can they be adapted? I am pretty good with wiring.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-26-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Mike Romain
Follow-up and question. Finally got time to get...

Follow-up and question. Finally got time to get after it and the power plug at the pump seemed to have issues. I wiggled it and got one start, then unplugged it a couple times and have gotten...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-18-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,719
Posted By Mike Romain
Matt in those cases it gets switched to "up" the...

Matt in those cases it gets switched to "up" the idle speed so it runs better in certain situations as you well know.
What does that have to do with the fact they ran ported normally? Just more...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-18-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By Mike Romain
When I did my fiberglass body I put steel plates...

When I did my fiberglass body I put steel plates under the floor where the mounts attach and made the plates big enough so the sport bar bolted through them as well so the main loop is frame tied in....
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-18-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,719
Posted By Mike Romain
And you accuse me of misdirection... Some 258's...

And you accuse me of misdirection... Some 258's came set up to use ported vacuum once warmed up and manifold only when cold. They also came set up using ported all the time unless it heated up over...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-18-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,719
Posted By Mike Romain
Unlike Matt, lots of us like to have the timing...

Unlike Matt, lots of us like to have the timing advance jump up when you hit the throttle so we use ported vacuum as per the nutter directions. John Nutter also preferred it this way. The emissions...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-18-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,719
Posted By Mike Romain
You sound like you need to read it better. The...

You sound like you need to read it better. The ported signal also feeds the EGR via the CTO and the charcoal canister purge signal.
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-18-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Mike Romain
Wiring it direct is well worth the effort. ...

Wiring it direct is well worth the effort. Doesn't take long.
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-18-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,773
Posted By Mike Romain
Sigh, you can lead a horse to water, but you...

Sigh, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink....
First post on the link provided.....
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-18-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,515
Posted By Mike Romain
For short trips, you want it to heat up fast so...

For short trips, you want it to heat up fast so it cooks off any condensation that forms. Condensation makes sludge buildup.
Short trips are considered severe duty when it comes to things like oil...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-17-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mike Romain
So if I did manage to get the cover off the...

So if I did manage to get the cover off the bottom where it sits, can I coax the gears to get the front axle to go back to 4 low? It did stay there for 4 years or so...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-17-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mike Romain
Thanks, I was wondering about something like...

Thanks, I was wondering about something like that. Man they never die on a nice sunny day, no, they gotta wait until there is a foot of snow down.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-17-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mike Romain
Unfortunately the skid plate isn't coming off,...

Unfortunately the skid plate isn't coming off, well, I can get it off, but it isn't going back on. My "new" in 2009 frame has terminal rot issues, the bolts are spinning or are going to snap and...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-17-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,515
Posted By Mike Romain
When your engine is hot and shut down, there...

When your engine is hot and shut down, there should be some pretty heavy drag on the clutch. When you shut down a hot engine, the fan should stop almost immediately, if it freewheels, it is done....
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-17-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mike Romain
Resurrecting this thread because the bugger just...

Resurrecting this thread because the bugger just went to neutral on me, in the first big snow storm of course...
So now my front axle is in neutral instead of 4 low so I have to address the issue....
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-17-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Mike Romain
Any oversized tire causes increased wear. I find...

Any oversized tire causes increased wear. I find soft organic brake pads to work best with them. They wear faster but grab better. Tried semi metallic pads and changed them out after a couple...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-17-2016, 03:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mike Romain
Some folks go too crazy on the plumbing when they...

Some folks go too crazy on the plumbing when they swap carbs. A blocked gas tank vent can cause symptoms like that, is your charcoal canister still functioning properly? Quick test is to just crack...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   01-17-2016, 02:54 AM
Replies: 25,368
Views: 1,964,047
Posted By Mike Romain
No, not yet. Not throwing codes. Well... At...

No, not yet. Not throwing codes. Well... At first it threw out code 5 over and over. Battery replaced and code 12 and 55 now. No fuel pump noise, swapped relays around, no change.
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