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  1. Sounds more like he used the carbon paper as a shim for the rear main bearing itself, instead of just replacing the bearing.
  2. Not interested in the vehicle, but sarah's kind of ... interesting.
  3. I agree on replacing the clutch master cylinder. However, I recommend using DOT-5 silicone brake fluid. It's non-hygroscopic, so it won't attract moisture vapor and, more important, it isn't corrosive. That means if it weeps onto the fuse panel it won't destroy it.
  4. If the hose from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder blew, there would be fluid loss. The master cylinder and the slave cylinder each have a piston inside with a rubber seal. If the lip of the seal goes bad, the piston can move without pushing fluid, so you wouldn't see a loss of fluid in the reservoir. The piston just slides back and forth without doing anything. Also -- inspect your fuse panel under the dashboard (over the driver's left foot) carefully. If the master cylinder goes bad, it can allow brake/clutch fluid to weep onto the fuse panel, and that will destroy the contacts VERY quickly. The fact that you see a "little bit" of fluid is a bad sign. There's probably more that you can't see, on the back side of the fuse panel board. That's a clue that the master cylinder has failed, and also that you need to remove the fuse panel and flush all the brake fluid off it before it's too late.
  5. There are three things that could have spring a leak -- the master cylinder, the slave cylinder, or the rubber hose that connects the two.
  6. Eagle

    AMC 20

    A lot of equipment could be ordered as separate options in the AMC days. It's quite possible that the Model 20 axle was ordered as part of some other package rather than the Metric Tonne package. Possibly a towing or tow prep package. My '87 shortbed as a Dana 44 rear axle, and the Metric Tonne package wasn't offered on the shortbeds.
  7. https://janaktech.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/particulate-matter-and-nox-emissions-phenomena-in-engines/ https://www.alentecinc.com/papers/NOx/The formation of NOx_files/The formation of NOx.htm
  8. NOX is related to temperature, isn't it? What thermostat are you running -- and does it work? What spark plugs are you using?
  9. It was called Classic Shell. The developer quit when Windows 10 came out and broke it, but someone else picked it up. It's now called "Open Shell" and it's a free download. I'm running Open Shell now. It's the only thing that makes Windows 10 tolerable.
  10. Sounds to me like they had switched from being an AMC franchise to being a used car dealer by the time AMC bought Jeep. I doubt they have any Jeep parts at all.
  11. It shouldn't. Jeep used the flange until the middle of the 2000 production year. My late wife's 2000 XJ (November 1999) has the flange. My 2000 XJ (April 2000) doesn't. Both were purchased new, so I know they are both original.
  12. For those who don't know, the old 232 engine (3.8L) had the same 3.75" bore as the 258/4.2L, but the stroke was 3.50" instead of 3.90". The 4.0L has a 3.88" bore and a 3.41" stroke. Put them together and a 4.0L engine with a 232 crank will yield a displacement of 4.07 liters at the stock 3.88" bore, 4.13 liters at a .030 over-bore, and 4.20 liters at a .060" over-bore. For comparison, the stock 4.0L is actually 3.97L at stock bore, 4.03 liters at .030" over-bore, and 4.09 liters at .060" over-bore.
  13. Most people aren't even aware of (or forget) the old 232. I've considered doing a mini-stroker based on that crank, but you're the only person I've even heard of who has done it.
  14. Do you mean the pre-made stainless brake lines from Classic Tubing? I bought them for the rear axle. The first set was so far out of whack that there was no possible way they could have been made to work. I sent them back and they made a new set. The second set was still pretty bad, but the lengths were close enough that it was possible to use them (with a lot of re-bending). I won't use them again. For a lot less money you can get a 25-foot length of Cunifer (copper-nickel alloy) brake line from Amazon, as well as lengths of coil spring gravel shield, and make up your own. The Cunifer is much easier to shape and to flare than plain steel brake line, and as resistant to corrosion as stainless steel.
  15. Technically, it's illegal. Look again at the cutaway photos I posted. If there's brake fluid coming out of the port for the warning light switch, that means one or both of the O-rings for the shuttle valve has failed. Replace the proportioning valve.
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