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What did you do to your TJ today?


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OMG....is that a "killer" Hi-Lift jack on the front of her Jeep?? Just kidding, I just had to say that with all the Hi-Lift haters :). I have one on the back of mine as you probably already know.
As do I, Her Jeep actually came that way, and I offered to take it off, but she said she liked it so it stays. Haha
 

Jenny22335

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During the quarantine I've been working on updating my exhaust system. I'm wanting a bit of a rumble but nothing too obnoxious lol. I've been looking at some on this site https://driverskill.com/ . Wondering if I should go with a double or a single. Hoping to have the upgrade before summer hits!
 
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Ephry73

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During the quarantine I've been working on updating my exhaust system. I'm wanting a bit of a rumble but nothing too obnoxious lol. I've been looking at some Wondering if I should go with a double or a single. Hoping to have the upgrade before summer hits!
What motor again? The Super 40 sounds pretty decent and has a nice idle note.
 
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scottgraham

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Man I love Seafoam. Been using it for years in my boats.
Treated the TJ tonight through TB, the rough idle is gone, carbon is gone, mosquitoes are gone . Didn't hydro-lock the motor.
Did my kid's last week, he's like "dad, I don't know what you did but it was awesome".
Mechanic in a can.
 
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scottgraham

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During the quarantine I've been working on updating my exhaust system. I'm wanting a bit of a rumble but nothing too obnoxious lol. I've been looking at some on this site https://driverskill.com/ . Wondering if I should go with a double or a single. Hoping to have the upgrade before summer hits!
Did you ever find some muddy trail tires here? best-jeep-wrangler-wheels
You never told us what you got.
 

GEEP4ME

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4 day weekend for me. Had big plans. Started off with rain today til about noon. Oh well.

Bought a new fuel pump the other day. Figured it was time to fix the fuel gauge intermittent worky/no worky issue. Also, I have on occasion experienced a slight fuel leak back there, or, at least a strong fuel smell. Have wondered if it had anything to do with one of the check engine light codes being for either a gross or large or medium emissions leak. But figured I'd have just a general inspection while replacing the pump. Oh and what seems like a slow fill at the gas station too.

Pulled the rear inner splash shields and was surprised to find no emissions stuff in the right 1/4. Guess it's a later model thing has it or only California models would have it. No big deal since I want to add some trailer wiring and get rid of the scotch lock connectors someone else installed. The devil's spawn, they are.

Tank came out easily. Was surprised that one bolt I thought was broken from someone else's repair was in fact not. They had flipped the washered nut, so the nut could engage the few exposed threads of the bolt. Once the tank was down, I found the bolt retainer had become unscrewed and was not allowing the bolt to drop through the skid plate as far as it should. Easy fix.

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Put my strap wrench on the big plastic pump retainer and was preparing for a struggle to get it removed, but found it barely hand tight. Hmmmm. Maybe that is part of the fuel leaking and fuel smell issue. Removed the pump and discovered someone had been in it before. Figured since there was the bolt issue. But I found an extra filter/sock in the tank. Had a mopar pump though. I reached in the tank to pop the rollover valve off, but this one was built in. I could feel a ball in with the spring and not the plunger style as I've seen in videos. It was super loose and easy to actuate. Guess that isn't my slowish fill issue.

New pump went in without issue. Tightened the retainer as tight as I dare with the strap wrench.

I had planned on painting the skid plate, but with the late start wasn't sure I was going to follow through. Debated on pulling the skid plate off to clear the rocks out. Glad I did. It was filthy. And this was just half of it.

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Got all the dirt and pebbles cleaned and decided to sand at least the part of the skid that you can see from the rear and repaint it. I can always strip/sand the bottom with it in the Jeep.

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3 or 4 coats of Krylon Fusion Satin black on the bare metal and went ahead and threw some paint on the rest of it for fun.

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Should have it back in tomorrow morning, whenever whatever rain they are calling for comes and goes. I want to tidy up the wiring, install my trailer plug and I'll probably go ahead and pull the rear flares off while I have the splash shields out. Someone painted the flares while on the Jeep and it is starting to come off in spots. It looks bad. They are calling for rain Sunday and Monday, so doubt I'll get to my ball joints, hubs and u joints up front done.

Now, let's hit "post reply" and see how long this post is......
 
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CharlesHS

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Man I love Seafoam. Been using it for years in my boats.
Treated the TJ tonight through TB, the rough idle is gone, carbon is gone, mosquitoes are gone . Didn't hydro-lock the motor.
Did my kid's last week, he's like "dad, I don't know what you did but it was awesome".
Mechanic in a can.
There used to be an item called Motor Medic 2 that you would pour down the throat of a carb and the plume of smoke was quite impressive. I enveloped my '69 Cougar to the extent you barely could see my brother and I until we walked away from the car. Good Stuff !!!!
 

NDSpeed

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These are good too. I used them on every Constant tension hose clamp on my Jeep back in November. I had some worm type clamps that would leak during changes of seasons. Rebuilt the entire cooling system (except heater core that was changed 2 years earlier) in November and went back to constant tension clamps everywhere. No leaks since.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MVB5XS/?tag=wranglerorg-20

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Need to add that to the random cheap tools thread.
 

All 4 Wheelin'

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4 day weekend for me. Had big plans. Started off with rain today til about noon. Oh well.

Bought a new fuel pump the other day. Figured it was time to fix the fuel gauge intermittent worky/no worky issue. Also, I have on occasion experienced a slight fuel leak back there, or, at least a strong fuel smell. Have wondered if it had anything to do with one of the check engine light codes being for either a gross or large or medium emissions leak. But figured I'd have just a general inspection while replacing the pump. Oh and what seems like a slow fill at the gas station too.

Pulled the rear inner splash shields and was surprised to find no emissions stuff in the right 1/4. Guess it's a later model thing has it or only California models would have it. No big deal since I want to add some trailer wiring and get rid of the scotch lock connectors someone else installed. The devil's spawn, they are.

Tank came out easily. Was surprised that one bolt I thought was broken from someone else's repair was in fact not. They had flipped the washered nut, so the nut could engage the few exposed threads of the bolt. Once the tank was down, I found the bolt retainer had become unscrewed and was not allowing the bolt to drop through the skid plate as far as it should. Easy fix.

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Put my strap wrench on the big plastic pump retainer and was preparing for a struggle to get it removed, but found it barely hand tight. Hmmmm. Maybe that is part of the fuel leaking and fuel smell issue. Removed the pump and discovered someone had been in it before. Figured since there was the bolt issue. But I found an extra filter/sock in the tank. Had a mopar pump though. I reached in the tank to pop the rollover valve off, but this one was built in. I could feel a ball in with the spring and not the plunger style as I've seen in videos. It was super loose and easy to actuate. Guess that isn't my slowish fill issue.

New pump went in without issue. Tightened the retainer as tight as I dare with the strap wrench.

I had planned on painting the skid plate, but with the late start wasn't sure I was going to follow through. Debated on pulling the skid plate off to clear the rocks out. Glad I did. It was filthy. And this was just half of it.

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Got all the dirt and pebbles cleaned and decided to sand at least the part of the skid that you can see from the rear and repaint it. I can always strip/sand the bottom with it in the Jeep.

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3 or 4 coats of Krylon Fusion Satin black on the bare metal and went ahead and threw some paint on the rest of it for fun.

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Should have it back in tomorrow morning, whenever whatever rain they are calling for comes and goes. I want to tidy up the wiring, install my trailer plug and I'll probably go ahead and pill the rear flares off while I have the splash shields out. Someone painted the flares while on the Jeep and it is starting to come off in spots. It looks bad. They are calling for rain Sunday and Monday, so doubt I'll get to my ball joints, hubs and u joints up front done.

Now, let's hit "post reply" and see how long this post is......
I know on my 02 the charcoal canister is on the driver's front fender as is the the purge solenoid and the rest of that emission shit.