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Old May 15th, 2020, 07:05
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Re: Project "The Gray Goose"

Wholly Crap, I actually did some work to my Jeep.

Over the last few evenings, I removed the belt so I could swap out my AC Compressor and the rubber o-rings on the PS Pump. Got those taken care of along with hopefully fixing the coolant leak that I thought was coming from the lower hose/water pump connection.

Going to throw the air box back in tonight and hopefully take her on a short cruse around the block or something to un-square the tires and just get a feel for a lifted jeep again.

Plan for the weekend is to weld on a reinforcement piece to my trailer ramp, fuel up the Jeep, and start packing/organizing spare parts and tools. If I have spare time, maybe I will start figuring out and building the wiring for my tow dolly.
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Old May 21st, 2020, 22:51
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Well I didn't get to the tow dolly lights like I wanted but the jeep is ready for the weekend. I think the power steering is leaking worse now after I took it apart, cleaned it, and replaced the o-rings. Oh well.

Maybe I'll try to look up what size o-ring is suppose to be on there and install them vs just eyeballing it... or just replace the resevor tank. Might be leaking from where the two halves come together.

As for the coolant leak, it seems to be fixed but this weekend will tell.

Almost forgot that I also wired up an arb outlet for the fridge/freezer that I scored in Reno last week. Yuge thank you to Alan for picking it up for me.
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99 XJ Limited, AW4, 242, Colombia Edition WJ Seats, Stock. Future 4.5" lift, TnT LA, 33s armor, 231 SYE, D30/44 4.56, rear locker, etc
93 XJ 2 Door AX-15 D30/8.25 3.55 swap, (SOLD)
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Old May 28th, 2020, 13:51
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Now that Reno is over, it’s time to look forward to the next trip.

Overall the trip was a success even though my tent broke the first night trying to set it up in the wind. Courtnie and Baby Penelope made it out to 4WheelParts for the raffle and it was a successful camping test for the baby. Next is a quick day trip up an easy trail to see how she does wheeling.

The coolant leak seems to be taken care of but the power steering leak was 4 times as bad as before I “fixed it"; I went though almost a full quart of fluid over the weekend. I think that I am going to remove and re-seal the reservoir before buying a new one to replace it.

The ARB Fridge worked great (Just a little learning curve on setting the correct temp) and I can’t wait to take it on all my future camping trips. However, I don’t know how much I like the slide that came with it. I am thinking about re-building a slide for it that has more functions for my intended use.

Next set of plans for the jeep are to repair the leaky PS, replace the tranny cooler line that is way older than should be on the jeep, and buy replacement bump stops for the front so my tires quit chewing up the fenders. I am also going to look into modifying the rear bumper to look and function more like an AJ’s offroad bumper.
Lots of little plans here and there to get the jeep working better but man it continues to surprise me with how capable it is. I know it continues to amaze and confuse a lot of you too with it being Open/Limited Slip with some of the lines that I choose to take. Haha
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Old May 28th, 2020, 13:59
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Project "The Gray Goose"

Didn't take too may pics but here is what I got. Courtnie was very jealous that the herd or horses waited until after she left with Penelope to show back up at camp.

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99 XJ Limited, AW4, 242, Colombia Edition WJ Seats, Stock. Future 4.5" lift, TnT LA, 33s armor, 231 SYE, D30/44 4.56, rear locker, etc
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Old July 7th, 2020, 15:18
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Re: Project "The Gray Goose"

Man, I feel like I have so much to do before Sierrafest this year but in reality it isn't that much if I just do a little after work each night.

Swap power steering pump
Swap transmission cooler line (same one that has needed to be replaced since I bought the Jeep I bet...)
Smog
Build basic cargo storage area
Fix bump stops
Weld LCA skids
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99 XJ Limited, AW4, 242, Colombia Edition WJ Seats, Stock. Future 4.5" lift, TnT LA, 33s armor, 231 SYE, D30/44 4.56, rear locker, etc
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Old July 7th, 2020, 17:58
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Project "The Gray Goose"

You can do it mang. Its coming so quickly. Ill probably change my steering pump the day before rubicon haha. It actually works fine but leaks all the fluid out of the reservoir in a week.
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Old July 8th, 2020, 08:34
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Re: Project "The Gray Goose"

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Man, I feel like I have so much to do before Sierrafest this year but in reality it isn't that much if I just do a little after work each night.



Swap power steering pump

Swap transmission cooler line (same one that has needed to be replaced since I bought the Jeep I bet...)

Smog

Build basic cargo storage area

Fix bump stops

Weld LCA skids
Get rrr done!!! You got this.

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Old August 26th, 2020, 05:18
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Re: Project "The Gray Goose"

So, got the ps pump swapped out, trans cooler line swapped, and the upper and lower radiator hoses replaced before SierraFest. Went to smog and failed but screw it, I'm going wheeling! Get the rig all packed up and head out Wednesday morning (a little late but still morning)

As I'm going up the hill to start Strawberry, I smell coolant so I pull off to inspect. Hose clamp is loose so I tighten it up and continue on. In trying to find my bay back to the freeway, I had to make a u-turn.

Well my rear end didn't like that too much and popped.i thought it was the normal binding that I get so I go to get on the freeway which is a loop around. As I am going around that, it feels like the jeep is stepping out on me. I thought I broke a u-bolts or centering pin so I pull over and stop on the onramp to check.

All looks good; nothing obviously broken so I continue on. Before I get to the next exit, the jeep is making more popping and banging so now I know there is something wrong and I pull off at the Shingle Springs exit off hwy 80. Any sort of slight turn on throttle results with lots of popping, banging, and lurching of the jeep so I limp it to the gas station.

I assume that it's a broken shaft (of course I didn't bring my spare 44 shafts). Start tearing into the drivers side and shaft is fine but there are a lot of fine shavings in the axle tube. So I remove the shavings, reinstall the axle shaft, and move to the other side. Pull the passenger side apart and same thing. Nothing snapped but shavings in the axle tube. Great! Ring and pinion or lsd failure of some kind.

Luckily I had been talking with Josh back and forth the previous week or so letting him borrow parts to get his jeep smogged and knew he was working from home so I called him up.

Josh saved the day and drove out to meet me and give me a second opinion. He reminded me that pulling the cover without a reusable gasket takes a good chunk of time for a new gasket to set so we went back to his house.

He let me borrow his truck to go grab my trailer and get the rig home. Once home, I pulled the rear cover and discovered that the spider gears in the lsd had eaten one of their own which caused the popping. Quick look at the r&p and they looked fine (further investigation needed).

At this point I'm not getting the jeep back on the road for this trip so I tun in for the night. In the morning I swapped all my camping stuff into the wife's car and headed for hermit. I mean, I already had the days off, why not go and enjoy the fellowship with my friends on the trail.

Had a great time at SierraFest and won some cool swag that I can't wait to get on the NEW jeep once it's up and running. Pics to come.
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99 XJ Limited, AW4, 242, Colombia Edition WJ Seats, Stock. Future 4.5" lift, TnT LA, 33s armor, 231 SYE, D30/44 4.56, rear locker, etc
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Old April 15th, 2021, 15:29
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Re: Project "The Gray Goose"

Minor update since Aug.

Bought a new house in December and moved in. We hosted the February Meet N Greet for the Sacramento area at the house and had an awesome time.

Jeep sat for the longest time until I finally bought the part that was busted on Joshís blown up Detroit. Went over to Mikeís to swap the locker in and it felt good driving around in his cult-d-sac so I took it home. Once home, I decide to try and break it loose a little in the back yard and I have nothingÖ no forward movement on the slightest of inclinesÖ great!
Now we are trying to pull it and there is so much bearing pre-load, we cant get the stupid thing out using the normal rag method. Got the rag in there but now the ring and pinion have separated enough that the rag got shredded by the pinion and it was only pushing out the ring side. I have a slide hammer rented and a hook attachment on order that I am going to try and use to yank the other side out at a more even direction.

If anyone has a case spreader that I can borrow in the Sac area, that would be awesome. Right now the one I tried to build out of 3/16Ē plate based on a youtube design just bent and failed on me.

With not much time between now and Reno, most of my weekends are already taken up by other plans. Iím almost at the point now that if I cant get the old locker out of this housing this weekend, I'm going to actually have to install Joshís old d44 and convert it back to drum so I donít have to jimmy a parking brake setup on it.
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99 XJ Limited, AW4, 242, Colombia Edition WJ Seats, Stock. Future 4.5" lift, TnT LA, 33s armor, 231 SYE, D30/44 4.56, rear locker, etc
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Old April 15th, 2021, 19:08
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Re: Project "The Gray Goose"

I've had good luck looping a ratchet strap around the carrier and hooking the ends to the bumper and carefully ratcheting the carrier out. Oh and make sure you have something soft for the carrier/gears to land on when they pop out.
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Old April 19th, 2021, 07:12
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Thanks Nate, I'll give it a try with one of my bigger straps. The other problem that I am having is that the passenger side seems to have a little lip on the housing which is causing issues getting it out. Goign to try and use a prybar on the bearing and the ratchet strap method and see where it gets me.
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Re: Project "The Gray Goose"

I have a port o power pull ram or 2 big pry bars for ya
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Old April 22nd, 2021, 11:50
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Ill be hitting you up next week almost guaranteed Daniel. Courtnie and P will be gone and Ill have all week after work to actually get stuff done on it. Might try and get under there tonight and try the ratchet strap idea just so I can either get it out or start planning the next idea of how to pull it.
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99 XJ Limited, AW4, 242, Colombia Edition WJ Seats, Stock. Future 4.5" lift, TnT LA, 33s armor, 231 SYE, D30/44 4.56, rear locker, etc
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Old April 22nd, 2021, 18:13
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Re: Project "The Gray Goose"

Alright, some good news and some bad news.

Good news, with a combination of a ratchet strap to the bumper and a slide hammer with a hook, I was able to get the diff out.

Bad news, I took the diff apart and it has teeth broken off of one of the center gear pieces inside the locker.

I dont feel like dealing with/risking it putting it back together before Renofest with a new part so I'm just going to swap Josh's old axle and keep the drum brake setup.

Then when I'm ready to sell the jeep, I will get a new locker and swap this axle back into it.

You win some, you loose some...
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99 XJ Limited, AW4, 242, Colombia Edition WJ Seats, Stock. Future 4.5" lift, TnT LA, 33s armor, 231 SYE, D30/44 4.56, rear locker, etc
93 XJ 2 Door AX-15 D30/8.25 3.55 swap, (SOLD)
92 MJ AW4 2wd, 97 mirrors. Future 4wd swap, 242, MJ 44, Eliminator Roll bar, Bucket seats, 97+ console

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Glad you got it out! Hey at least you have options to work with.
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