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Old May 30th, 2019, 14:36
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What was done to YOUR rig(XJ/MJ) today MECHANICALY????

Put Rusty's motor mounts in, replaced my front windshield washer pump and replaced the fan clutch. The motor mount i put in the driver's side 5 months amd 8000 miles ago was already showing signs of tearing. Passenger mount looked ok for it's age.







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Old June 1st, 2019, 14:25
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Changed the oil. Again. Turns out my 200,000 mile engine doesnt like synthetic. Went wheeling this weekend and people behind me reported slight oil smoke. Whoops. So back to conventional until it blows up.

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Old June 12th, 2019, 18:59
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Scooped up some wing windows and a vacuum canister from a parts Jeep today. Vacuum canister is going on the shelf as a spare part and at least the wing window is going on the driver's side. NOt sure what I'll be able to use from the passenger side unit to refresh the driver's side unit.

Anyone know where to get parts for the wing windows? The Passneger side one I got is still tight but could use new seals and the driver's side one needs an overhaul.

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Old June 12th, 2019, 19:56
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Old June 13th, 2019, 12:47
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Re: What was done to YOUR rig(XJ/MJ) today MECHANICALY????

found some ACOS spacers and bought them to match the shackle relo kit I have.
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Old June 15th, 2019, 11:48
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Re: What was done to YOUR rig(XJ/MJ) today MECHANICALY????

Never, ever, switch a used engine from old school Dyn-oil to synthetic.
But I guess you know that now?

I'd be curious if any one ever finds good, low cost window seals for the roll up windows or the wing windows.

My old spare 4.0 I had in the shop for 13 years, and never used, is now down south (Corpus?) in a 2 door white Renix beast, after being stroked and bored to 4.7 L, and it has the dash and steering column and other stuff we salvaged off the rolled jeep that was my daughter's first Renix jeep. Still have stuff on it for sale. Saw the video of the stroker running today on the Facebook Renix Jeep page, it sounds like a beast. He plans to lift it and put 1 ton axles on it next.

Blenny, is that you're red MJ???

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Changed the oil. Again. Turns out my 200,000 mile engine doesnt like synthetic. Went wheeling this weekend and people behind me reported slight oil smoke. Whoops. So back to conventional until it blows up.

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Old June 15th, 2019, 12:42
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Never, ever, switch a used engine from old school Dyn-oil to synthetic.
But I guess you know that now?

I'd be curious if any one ever finds good, low cost window seals for the roll up windows or the wing windows.

My old spare 4.0 I had in the shop for 13 years, and never used, is now down south (Corpus?) in a 2 door white Renix beast, after being stroked and bored to 4.7 L, and it has the dash and steering column and other stuff we salvaged off the rolled jeep that was my daughter's first Renix jeep. Still have stuff on it for sale. Saw the video of the stroker running today on the Facebook Renix Jeep page, it sounds like a beast. He plans to lift it and put 1 ton axles on it next.

Blenny, is that you're red MJ???
This aint my first rodeo. Ive had positive results in the past doing the same on vehicles with similar mileage, and just gave it a shot here to see what happened. Didn't use expensive syn oil so i wasnt out much money. This engine already had some
blowby so i figured this was a dice roll to start with.

You can get all the window seals from Team Cherokee. Price isnt bad. I havent found seals for the vent wing windows just the fixed ones.

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Old June 16th, 2019, 17:25
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Replaced the axle shaft seals on the Dana 30. I was starting to leave a small spot of gear oil on the work parking lot every shift. Also knocked out the tire rotation at the same time. Then hung some Jeep propaganda up in the garage. Got a laundry list of stuff on the VSTROM that needs to be knocked out hopefully this week and I really need to get back in business on that GS850G.

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Old June 17th, 2019, 23:22
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Blenny, is that you're red MJ???

Yea, picked it up real cheap 2wd but I can fix it. A previous owner painted it OD green. Needed new paint, some minor mechanical work and hopefully on the street next week.



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Re: What was done to YOUR rig(XJ/MJ) today MECHANICALY????

Moved my Jeep out of the garage and discovered the ABS pump is leaking like crazy now. Guess it really is time to yank the ABS crap out and slap in a newer brake booster.
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Old July 1st, 2019, 11:28
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Replaced all the steering linkage plus a Monroe steering damper that had less than 15k miles on it but was leaking all over and had a dead spot, used a Drag link from a 30,000 mile TJ but the guy who gave me the linkage bashed the still good TREs out with a hammer so the threads were all mushroomed and deformed on the tie rod.

So since I needed the rod ends same day and NAPA was closed I bit the bullet and went to Autozone which had one Duralast Gold TRE but not the other side so I went to Orileys and got their only avaliable one for the other side which was their house brand. We'll see how long they last. The steering damper I had picked up already before starting the job and just grabbed it from Napa.
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Re: What was done to YOUR rig(XJ/MJ) today MECHANICALY????

Got the bracket I needed made to put a steering stabilizer back on my Jeep. Nice having one again after not running one for 3 years. Now I just need to get the sway bar mounts back on.
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Re: What was done to YOUR rig(XJ/MJ) today MECHANICALY????

I replaced my dead 90A alternator with a ZJ 136A. Upgraded my cables to 2AWG. I bought a TNT long arm kit and a RE 5.5" lift springs. It will be a while before the lift goes on but its slowly being done
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Old July 5th, 2019, 11:29
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I replaced my dead 90A alternator with a ZJ 136A. Upgraded my cables to 2AWG. I bought a TNT long arm kit and a RE 5.5" lift springs. It will be a while before the lift goes on but its slowly being done
Did you get it from the JY or get a remaned one from one of the big box stores?
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Not XJ related but my lease on my daily is up soon. Test drive a Gladiator and a JL Wrangler yesterday. May be an all Jeep household soon
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