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What did you do to your TJ today?


CharlesHS

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2020
Messages
835
Location
Carmel Mountain
When I purchased the '01 Sport 4.0L in January I had the cooling system chemically flushed which showed a marked difference in the engine operating temperature.
Last week the lower radiator tank seal started leaking and I replaced thermostat and the 6 year old factory radiator with a OEM Mopar radiator.
I have been driving the Jeep around for a few days and another leak appears. At first the water pump seal would leak a few ounces when the engine had been running for 30 minutes and then seal up, but within 2 days the leak became worse to the point that when the vehicle was off and sitting in the sun for a while; coolant would start leaking out of the weep hole. Yesterday I replaced the old water pump with a OEM Mopar pump.
With the temperatures continuing to climb over the next few days; this was a good time to get the cooling system repairs finished. Guess I should have replaced the water pump at the same time as the radiator.
 

DrDmoney

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Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2019
Messages
3,108
Location
El Dorado County NORCAL
I was ready to read “ gave her a bath today and hit the mud” haha
The mud (very little) was on Saturday.


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madcanvis

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Joined
Nov 14, 2019
Messages
46
Location
Massachusetts
Wrapped steering wheel in 550 Parachord. Not great but functional. I def like the size and feel of the wrap. Not to mention the sticky wheel in this weather was GROSS!
Spare wasn’t holding air (15x8 OEM Canyon wheel) so before bringing to garage bought a 10 hole D-window steelie to match the others on the TJ.
Wire wheeled and 3 coats of black satin rattle can. The tire now holds air too so having a working spare now is nice. $35 all said and done was worth it.

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InOmaha

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Joined
Sep 26, 2019
Messages
650
Location
Omaha
Recentered the rear axle by lengthening 5/16 on the track bar to correct a 5/8 inch difference in the wheels from passenger to driver side. It took a ractchet strap to move over enough to get the bolts in.

Used the alignment How-to here to set the toe in to a little under 1/8 inch. It was at almost 1 inch after the lift.

Next up is recentering the steering wheel.
 
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Ephry73

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Joined
Nov 11, 2019
Messages
467
Location
10603
Installed one of the two since one of the clips came broken in the package. Have to get customer service on the line see how to get the other clip for the passenger side. So far I like the install. Seems sturdy and tight.

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madcanvis

Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2019
Messages
46
Location
Massachusetts
In the past week I got a cheap cover to keep the bird crap from baking into the red paint...
Interesting side note a 2002-2006 Mini Cooper cover fits real nice (The mirror pockets line up perfect) for those who want to keep debris/light rain out while the rig is parked topless over night. Got mine from CL for $30.
I’ll post a pic in the AM.