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RustyRodder

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  1. Finally did the wiper bushings, and ran the REM wire into the cab. Then found that I have a coolant leak that goes onto the evap canister, and for some reason it really doesnt go over 165 when driving. Wonder if the CTS is bad.
  2. Drove to Boston yesterday to sell some seats from my Mustang. Stopped at a U-pull-it on the way back. Ended up with a few new parts. Fan shroud, RX-173 radio, HO airbox lid, and some nearly new 97+ heater hoses. I don't think horrible for 30 bucks. But I realized once I got home that I missed the metal tube for one of the heater hoses. Crap. I was a bit annoyed- they said they had a 89 4.0 and a 95 2-door, both of which were missing. Was hoping for a set of seats. Ill be stopping back to get the other heater tube next time I am there, and not sure what else
  3. From what I have researched, it does
  4. I am hoping for a BIG box set. But it won't come out until at least November, since Spiderman Far From Home is the end of Phase 3.
  5. I saw it Thursday and Friday last week- hoping to see it again this weekend. Was a great film to me as well! I really hope that this one gets a lot of special features or a directors cut.
  6. I will check them- Is there any way to get at them without taking off the heat shield? I did find 2 of the top exhaust bolts loosish a couple weeks ago. And I have, but I will double check it again. Wouldnt be the first time I missed something.
  7. Sorry for the delay- Truck is stored at my parents. ST/LT fuel trim both reset to 128 when the key is off. Here are some pictures off the REM: Key off, before any start: Post-Start, these were the numbers: the short term increased once it hit closed loop, starting in the 200-range, and dropping as the temp rose. It was crap weather, so I didnt get to drive it and see how long term was effected. O2 heater was sitting around 12.4V, and O2 voltage was fluctuating between 1.4 and 2.9v. TPS sat at 17 the whole time idling. Engine vacuum between 17-20. Also noticed its been taking 8-10 seconds to fire up. Tried to test the CPS, but for some reason my cheap hobo freight multimeter won't read the voltage. Could this be a CPS issue?
  8. Well then... Dang. One connection has a small leak, but not that big. Hoping that the open cooling conversion will fix it, but thats a pipe dream. Funny, I got this down by you in Marietta, and it spent a while at a friends auto shop there. Never had the coolant issue, high idle, or failing pump there!
  9. Did one of those chunks get into the passage to the pressure sender, giving you a false reading? If it were mine, I might still throw a pump at it and try it- Whats to lose?
  10. Sounds similar to my engine- Made about 5lbs of oil pressure at best, old pump spun and looked fine. but was just bad. As for the crud, my guess would be RTV. If the engine has been opened, maybe little bits of extra broke off and just floated around.
  11. late-90s had good seats in general- Bonneville SSEI seats are fabulous. What happened?
  12. Well some things have gotten done. Got the fuel gauge fixed, thanks to some tiny screws & nuts. Should have started with that, instead of melting half the plastic trying to solder the metal. Also some blazer lights- and the realization that my new headliners glue is failing. Ill fix it...eventually. Any scrapyard exploration! 3 yards locally- 1 doesnt keep Jeeps in stock (don't make money, according to them), another only had a couple super rusted WJs, and the last had 3 ZJs and a few WJs. pulled the sole valve cover off a zj, and stole the brakelines for my wj brake conversion. Still trying to figure out the high idle, and where the coolant is going to. Oil seems clear, no constant smoke, maybe the pressure bottle is venting when it heats up? Either way, thats not getting dealt with for a while.
  13. I like mine. Huh, I thought I had more pictures.
  14. water temp at high idle fluctuates between 190-200, depending on if the fan is on (Coolant is vanishing, so I am watching this)
  15. Yes, another renix thread. My 1988 4.0 starts with a normal idle, then creeps up until it idles at 13-1400rpm (stabilizes there). I have cleaned the grounds, the C101 connector, and relays. I did do the TPS calibration per cruiser. I also didnt know when the O2 was replaced, so that was done with a new NTK unit [although the idle issue started a bit after this]. according to my REM, it pulls 20in of vacuum when idling like this (17ish when at normal idle). What should I be checking? I havent found any vacuum leaks, and most searches find guys firing the parts cannon, or saying "it was fixed" without an explanation.
  16. Up to 95 fits. you need the base bits from the Comanche bench seat if you are adapting, and the regular sliders from any 84-95 XJ. They can be 4 or 2 door seats, but 4 door seats won't flip forward.
  17. 224,xxx on my 88 4.0. Original as far as I know- needed a new oil pump, and has a case of disappearing coolant (really hoping its escaping the pressure bottle).
  18. So far? Transmission jack- got it when I had to swap auto's in my mustang. Found it its also great for assisting in exhaust installations. And now another trans swap. Points tester geiger counter 40-year old vacuum gauge
  19. Ill say this- if anyone wants it, I'll check it out if needed. I have some storage space too...
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