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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:37
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ftw or fml build thread

Howdy kids, so as of last wednesday, I am a owner of a 1990 xj, 149200 miles on the clock. So this is the last basicly week for me.

Wednesday, buy and title jeep

Thursday, pick up parts at Grimms napa total cost 515.45 (thanks for the good deals mike )

friday get plans stright with dennis to head up to his house for the weekend to wrench.

saturday dennis got off work around 11 we met at del taco at about 12.

got to his house and starting into it.

REPLACED OVER THE WEEKEND.

1. water pump (and gasket)

1. valve cover gasket

1. cap

1. rotor

6. spark plug wires

6. totally fuket spark plugs

1. upper radiator hose

1. lower radiatior hose

1. thermostat (and gasket)

1. totally fuket 02 sensor

1. oil filter

5. qt of oil.

1. surpentine belt.

fml i still need to replace the oil pan gasket, and rear main seal. and do the diffs and covers, service the t-case, and replace the trans pan filter and gasket. OH YEA and we moved around some vacumme shit as it was dark and both my flash light batteries died .

So anywho thats my start is it a win? or fml i dont know you be the judge.

BTW i need someone prefrably close to anaheim that has a totally stock renix vacume set up to look at and make sure all my stuff is right to get smogged. today would be awesome, if a little further thats fine too. and its worth a cup of starbucks coffee of your choice. call me 714 366 7726.

oh yea here is pos

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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:38
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

oh for sure thanks dennis and your awesome wife for letting me stay over saturday, and for the help with the jeep i really appricate it brother!
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Old October 19th, 2009, 10:00
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

Overall how did it run on the way home compaired to on the way up ?
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Old October 19th, 2009, 10:05
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

well the engine was way quiter and smoother, coming up the 15 where the long grade is to seirra. i did a 45-75 wot and the temp gauge didn't move till i let off the gas. I this she has a weak fan clutch it goes to about half way between 1/2 and 3/4 on the temp gauge. And while idleing at the poilet it did the same thing, but as soon as i get moving it goes back down, just sounds like low air volume or something i dont know.
and the steering is hand full, think it needs some stuff replaced, she wanders all over.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 10:20
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well the engine was way quiter and smoother, coming up the 15 where the long grade is to seirra. i did a 45-75 wot and the temp gauge didn't move till i let off the gas. I this she has a weak fan clutch it goes to about half way between 1/2 and 3/4 on the temp gauge. And while idleing at the poilet it did the same thing, but as soon as i get moving it goes back down, just sounds like low air volume or something i dont know.
and the steering is hand full, think it needs some stuff replaced, she wanders all over.
peace
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Does sound like you should change out the fan clutch. Also, have you checked the alignment? Might just be out of spec (will cause wandering) not necessarily needing parts.

Sounds like your off to a good start Ted. Always get routine maintenance up to date before modifying. It's not as fun but a smart move.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 10:33
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

yeaaa! Finally owns an XJ!
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Old October 19th, 2009, 11:37
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

im down to help you work on it if you need the help
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Old October 19th, 2009, 17:27
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

Glad to hear you're mobile Ted. Congrats
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Old October 19th, 2009, 20:34
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

thanks everyone for the support. another update I took hit for smog today passed the tail pipe but the gromet on the vavle cover is wore out and the hose going to the air box from the intake manafold was loose, fixed both and were good to go for tomorrow.

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Old October 19th, 2009, 21:35
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

thanks for the biz ted, my store appreciates it!

oh and ted if you mean the elbow that goes to the big plastic pipe at the front of the valve cover i just had to buy that today for my MJ, its a Dorman part # 46003
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Old October 19th, 2009, 21:37
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

Sounds like its comin along nicely.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 01:48
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

yea i got everything going its ready for smog tomorrow. I don't think the eletric fan is comeing on.. Does that fan come on with out the ac? or only on the ac
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

The efan will come on when the a/c is on or when the jeep gets above a certain temp, 220 I think.

Does the a/c work? If your a/c is depleted it will prevent the e-fan from coming on. Unplug the compressor electrical connection and then turn the a/c on, the fan should work at that point.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 08:22
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

on the renix motor if the AC clutch is not connected the e-fan will NOT come on. at least thats what people told me when i was having problems with the manche. check the fan relay Ted, its by the airbox behind the drivers headlight.
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Re: ftw or fml build thread

you can also unplug the fan and connect some wires to it and connect it straight to the battery to see if the motor's good. even if you connect it backwards doing this it still runs, just in the opposite direction.
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