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Thought I read somewhere that some of bolts should not be reused or is this just in my head?

Bread, salami whatever for removal I can buy. Will a special tool be needed to install new pilot bearing or torque converter bushing?

What is recommended for temp sensor and bung if I get the new Dorman 265-818 pan. Need to have that done somewhere as is beyond welding skills or equipment my brother has.
 
Thought I read somewhere that some of bolts should not be reused or is this just in my head?

Bread, salami whatever for removal I can buy. Will a special tool be needed to install new pilot bearing or torque converter bushing?

What is recommended for temp sensor and bung if I get the new Dorman 265-818 pan. Need to have that done somewhere as is beyond welding skills or equipment my brother has.

The 6 Flex Plate to Torque Converter bolts are one time use. I picked up a set from ARP. Part no. 146-2901

You need a pilot bearing puller and maybe a slide hammer. Sounds like Blaine knows some other ways I have no idea about.

You can drop ship a Dorman pan to Blaine and he’ll braze in a bung for the transmission temperature sensor. EDIT: the sender that threads into the bung in the pan comes with the gauge that you install in the dash area. This is the one I purchased.

Auto Meter 880260 Jeep Electric... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B81T5Q0?tag=wranglerorg-20
 
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The 6 Flex Plate to Torque Converter bolts are one time use. I picked up a set from ARP. Part no. 146-2901

You need a pilot bearing puller and maybe a slide hammer. Sounds like Blaine knows some other ways I have no idea about.

You can drop ship a Dorman pan to Blaine and he’ll braze in a bung for the transmission temperature sensor. I used this sensor.

Auto Meter 880260 Jeep Electric... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B81T5Q0?tag=wranglerorg-20

You need to clarify that the sender comes with the gauge. You don't pick a sender and bung and later add the gauge of your choice.
 
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You need to clarify that the sender comes with the gauge. You don't pick a sender and bung and later add the gauge of your choice.

Edited to add that information.
 
The 6 Flex Plate to Torque Converter bolts are one time use. I picked up a set from ARP. Part no. 146-2901
Theory versus practical application. While that is true, we have never purchased and/or used new ones and we have no issues from doing it that way. However, if that is not something you are comfortable with, by all means, don't do it that way.
You need a pilot bearing puller and maybe a slide hammer. Sounds like Blaine knows some other ways I have no idea about.
I have a hydraulic version I built that uses grease pressure to jack out the bearing/bushings. We also weld nuts to them and then screw in a bolt that bottoms out in the crank and then jacks out the bushing. I've smacked them out with a tight fitting solid rod and wet paper towel which is the same as bread, you are using hydraulic pressure to jack out the bearing. I have a blind hole bearing puller that works when they haven't been driven in too far. I've drilled and threaded opposite sides on the bushing and then matched that to two holes in a cross bar and jacked them out that way.
You can drop ship a Dorman pan to Blaine and he’ll braze in a bung for the transmission temperature sensor. EDIT: the sender that threads into the bung in the pan comes with the gauge that you install in the dash area. This is the one I purchased.

Auto Meter 880260 Jeep Electric... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B81T5Q0?tag=wranglerorg-20
Yep, we do 20-30 pans a year now. I keep a couple of dozen stainless steel bungs here along with the silver solder and flux.
 
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Theory versus practical application. While that is true, we have never purchased and/or used new ones and we have no issues from doing it that way. However, if that is not something you are comfortable with, by all means, don't do it that way.

I have a hydraulic version I built that uses grease pressure to jack out the bearing/bushings. We also weld nuts to them and then screw in a bolt that bottoms out in the crank and then jacks out the bushing. I've smacked them out with a tight fitting solid rod and wet paper towel which is the same as bread, you are using hydraulic pressure to jack out the bearing. I have a blind hole bearing puller that works when they haven't been driven in too far. I've drilled and threaded opposite sides on the bushing and then matched that to two holes in a cross bar and jacked them out that way.

Yep, we do 20-30 pans a year now. I keep a couple of dozen stainless steel bungs here along with the silver solder and flux.

I like the idea of welding a nut on and screw in a bolt to force it out.

I already received the 6 bolts from ARP to bolt the Flex Plate. I was unsure at the time and playing it safe. I trust you though and will just send them back and save $40. I like the 6 point over the 12 points of engagement anyway. I'll also ask you more questions. I just try to not bother you too much because you've got a lot of people pulling your ear.
 
I like the idea of welding a nut on and screw in a bolt to force it out.
You do until you figure out you need a tap bolt long enough and have to double nut some allthread.
I already received the 6 bolts from ARP to bolt the Flex Plate. I was unsure at the time and playing it safe. I trust you though and will just send them back and save $40. I like the 6 point over the 12 points of engagement anyway.
You shouldn't. 12 point is the superior torque transfer head style.
I'll also ask you more questions. I just try to not bother you too much because you've got a lot of people pulling your ear.
I can't help if I don't know. If I am busy, I always try to get to it when I'm not.
 
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Yep, we do 20-30 pans a year now. I keep a couple of dozen stainless steel bungs here along with the silver solder and flux.

I wanted to ask if you did this but didn’t want to bother as know how busy you are. As you put it out there though, can you please tell me charge and where to have Amazon deliver the pan. If I need hardware for BBK I emailed about maybe can put in one box back to me. Good excuse to check your website see what else I need lol
 
One of people helping says has good deal experience with bread and salami sandwich’s so hopefully that wont be major issue.

Do you have part numbers for pilot bearing and torque converter bushing? I’m seeing diff numbers and then both say won’t fit ‘05 when try cross reference
 
One of people helping says has good deal experience with bread and salami sandwich’s so hopefully that wont be major issue.
Nothing that has the ability to resist being compressed will work. That isn't the problem. The key point is to have the round steel bar that you have to hammer into the hole to compress the "fluid", has to fit very close to the hole diameter and you have to be able to smack it straight in with a pretty decent size hammer.
Do you have part numbers for pilot bearing and torque converter bushing? I’m seeing diff numbers and then both say won’t fit ‘05 when try cross reference
I don't know of any of the pilot bearing and bushings that don't work. We use Mopar but it has been awhile since we bought one. I'll dig up the converter bushing number later today.
 
Do you have part numbers for torque converter bushing?
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If they are temporarily out of stock, I can loan you one. I have several.
 
Where is everyone mounting the trans cooler, in front of radiator? Where are you mounting the temp gauge inside Jeep? Photos would be appreciated.
 
Where is everyone mounting the trans cooler, in front of radiator? Where are you mounting the temp gauge inside Jeep? Photos would be appreciated.

Yes, in front of radiator on the two v-shaped radiator support rods. Irun is getting started on his.

https://wranglertjforum.com/threads/it-just-happened.55698/post-1484927

I’ve seen several mount the gauge on the console in front of the TCase shift handle. That’s too low to easily see and I don’t want to use a shim to angle it slightly. It’s also pretty close to the tip of the TCase handle. I plan to mount mine on the large empty space on the center dash switch panel (if it will fit depth-wise).

No pics now bc it’s 6:24am and I’m in bed. 🙂
 
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Where is everyone mounting the trans cooler, in front of radiator? Where are you mounting the temp gauge inside Jeep? Photos would be appreciated.

Depends on how much cooling you need. If you are where it can get hot, the Setrab we use is the best you can get in front of the radiator and still leave room for a steering cooler above it down the road.

There are two common locations for the gauge. The blank switch panel in the center stack over to the right is what we use for the 05-06 due to the console area not working well at all. The earlier console works perfectly right in front of the t-case shifter since it is deep enough and angled enough to see the gauge face.

If you decide to go the Setrab route, I have a custom fitting I make to get out of the cooler and down through the grill opening on the right side easily. I also have affordable adapter fittings into the cooler since the Setrab versions are terribly expensive.
 
Watching all various threads have thought for some time would like to swap 6spd to auto. But with other things higher on the list (umm like axle sitting in corner since 2021) was more a someday maybe. I would occasionally message someone from various FB groups saying they wanted to swap to 6spd which I did maybe a month ago. After bit of talking turned out to be an ‘05 LJ, with Savvy tuck, located only a few hours from where my brother lives. Bit more back forth and this Saturday a supercharged LJ will be dropped off to trade transmissions with mine. @LJonloan will be doing the work in his spare time so may take a couple weeks and very likely will be asking questions here. Already greatly appreciate the input to help with preparation and super quick turn around by @mrblaine on new pan without making fun of the 7 color glow shift guage and cramming 3 orders worth bits into one box to help with shipping.
 
Watching all various threads have thought for some time would like to swap 6spd to auto. But with other things higher on the list (umm like axle sitting in corner since 2021) was more a someday maybe. I would occasionally message someone from various FB groups saying they wanted to swap to 6spd which I did maybe a month ago. After bit of talking turned out to be an ‘05 LJ, with Savvy tuck, located only a few hours from where my brother lives. Bit more back forth and this Saturday a supercharged LJ will be dropped off to trade transmissions with mine. @LJonloan will be doing the work in his spare time so may take a couple weeks and very likely will be asking questions here. Already greatly appreciate the input to help with preparation and super quick turn around by @mrblaine on new pan without making fun of the 7 color glow shift guage and cramming 3 orders worth bits into one box to help with shipping.

Oh, I made fun of you, I just didn't do it where you could hear me. I trust everything arrived okay? I did not have a box that size so I reused the crappy Amazon box and that's always a bit sketchy. One of these days I'm going to figure out that it takes longer to reuse a crappy box than it takes to buy a good one. If any of our box suppliers would sell samples instead of bundles, I'd be in just great shape.
 
Oh, I made fun of you, I just didn't do it where you could hear me. I trust everything arrived okay? I did not have a box that size so I reused the crappy Amazon box and that's always a bit sketchy. One of these days I'm going to figure out that it takes longer to reuse a crappy box than it takes to buy a good one. If any of our box suppliers would sell samples instead of bundles, I'd be in just great shape.

I would explain that hope the blue option will match what have used for lighting but not sure that would help 😁

No box yet but based on previous orders am confident is well packed. Envelope is on counter ready.
 
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Oh, I made fun of you, I just didn't do it where you could hear me. I trust everything arrived okay? I did not have a box that size so I reused the crappy Amazon box and that's always a bit sketchy. One of these days I'm going to figure out that it takes longer to reuse a crappy box than it takes to buy a good one. If any of our box suppliers would sell samples instead of bundles, I'd be in just great shape.

May have to give that crappy Amazon box bit more credit. Your box was in brown truck with my deliver from Valvoline. Got an oiled covered box from you and UPS report that my delivery from Valvoline had been ‘damaged’. Was all fluids for oil change and transmission swap. Wonder how many people got oily boxes.

My chapstick thankfully arrived unscathed!

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My chapstick thankfully arrived unscathed!
That is great. I do wish folks would keep it when they do a return. I don't trust that they haven't been messed with so I just throw them away.
I wish I could get them uncoated so we could send a batch out for powder coat after the soldering.
I trust the lip balm holder matches at least one of the colors on that silly gauge.