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I bled the coolant out on the 87 MJ today, after swapping the water pump and thermostat yesterday...

 

then I replaced the MAP and IAC on it, since it was idling erradically...though it is still doing it after an ICM replacement too :nuts:

 

oh well, I got her running again.

 

 

anyone else get anything done?

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Went out and put the snowplow on this morning. I have a couple of parking lots to clean off before tomorrow morning :clapping: $$

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Bobbed the bed on a picture to see what it would look like, and have been dreaming of buying a set of 33s for it.

 

Also came up with a plan to start painting it this winter (at least the front of it) without having a garage:

 

-take off fender

-take to basement

-paint

-reinstall

-repeat on other side

 

etc.

 

Will be a little timt consuming, but I got all winter (minus 1 1/2 weeks in Canada).

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Reattached the wire to switch (mounted in unused clock space) for 2nd gear lock in on the AW4. Did a lousy quick job on initial installation. Pop always said "do it right the first time"..

Also wiped the canada goose s--- off my back window. I'm right in their flight path to the lake.

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Reattached the wire to switch (mounted in unused clock space) for 2nd gear lock in on the AW4. Did a lousy quick job on initial installation. Pop always said "do it right the first time"..

Also wiped the canada goose s--- off my back window. I'm right in their flight path to the lake.

 

nice, but why would you need a 2nd gear lock? you can shift into 1-2 and the problem, from my experience, is that I'm trying to keep it in 1st gear...and it wants to shift up...

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I played with the darn distributor for about 2 hours. It started with just the gasket replacement but then quickly rose to a fun mid-day project with me turning the thing over to find TDC( I bumped the ignition switch on accident!)

 

It's all good now.

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Let Steph drive it to work..... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :wall: :doh: ....... lol

 

The Mrs. just took mine to work also... I didn't drive it this past week...it's funny to watch her drive a stick...kills it every time...

 

My TJ is in pieces...quite a few in fact.... and I needed to have a vehicle in case I needed to take the rugrats somewhere, which isn't possible in the MJ (Two 3 year olds and only 1 extra Seat)..

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lol..... Steph can drive a stick pretty good.. (umm that didnt sound right...) It was cool to see my truck roll up I was like, "D@mn, that truck looks good!!!" Even though it needs paint and a good scrub, but from 50 yrds it does!!!!

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Not a dayem thing except check the antifreeze temps for the four vehicles. But I did spend the day winterizing all the lawn mowers and gas engine tools with Stabil. Great stuff...........

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JeepcoMJ; Locking it in 2nd just gives you a couple more gear options. Like when coming down a long incline its serves as a slight compression brake, you don't have to ride your brakes as much/severe to decrease speed. It's great in town when you want more sustrained grunt like above 10 MPH or to cruise at lets say 15 - 30 MPH without the obnoxious roar of the engine or constant upshifting to 3rd. Or if you downshift to 1-2 & don't necessarily want it to slam into 1st gear when speed drops to 30-35 MPH. Or in 2 wd flip the switch & leave the light in 2nd gear in icy conditions witout spinning a wheel. Or leave the light under full throttle & I choose when to shift to 2nd gear & 3rd. I use it mostly going up hill to maintain RPM and advoid annoying locking & unlocking of TC. Like I said just a personal preference for more control.

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I replaced the coolant. Not sure I did it right though! Book says it needs 12.5 quarts and I only managed to fit 4.5 quarts in! Guess I didn't manage to drain it down properly :fool: And I sealed up the leaky bed cap with some RV sealant. It's hideous stuff, I just spent the last half hour trying to get it off my hands :rant:

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Drove it to my parents this morning to finsh a side job i started yesterday for someone , once i got paid i drove to the gastation and filled the tank jamminz.gif (light was on ). that was the first time the tank has been full in over 4 years . drove it to Orchard Supply Hardware to buy some bolts to bolt my new gunsafe down and ran into a manche that is identical to mine , color/interior but bone stock and droped a C.C. card on the window then drove home and finaly put my stereo back in and was tuning it untill the wife said otherwise . later i filled the back with stuff to throw away at work tomorow , it sure is nice having a running truck again comancheB.gif

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I changed the damaged transfer case, now I don´t have a noisy 4x4 :banana: :banana:

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Put on some brand new (Moog) V8 ZJ steering parts. The steering feel is a lot better now.

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i took it down the street to day. later i took the diff cover off of my 8.8 to see why the limited slip wasint working. i found out when i couldnt find one. so the guy screwed me over that sold me that rear end. o well i would have replaced it with a locker sooner or later. ill just start saving up for one now. :ack:

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Not much really..... took my tow strap out of the toolbox for another mission, and just did some research on the few mods I'm doing next.

 

OTOH, I did ponder that if gas had been this cheap when I did my 4.0 swap (last fall), if I wouldve gone for a 350 chevy instead.

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drove it down 4 weeler trails in the woods slung mud allover it trying to get up a steep hill and beat the $#!& out of it across a plowed field that froze solid ruff f'in ride lol

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I threw a battery in it, drove it across the street to park it for the next month, then returned the battery to the minivan. :(

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started it for the first time in two weeks, let it warm up in the driveway. Noticed a strong smell of gasoline and saw a growing puddle amidships.....fuel filter was leaking. Replaced filter and flexible lines to and from it, drove it around a bit, and reparked it for another couple weeks :(

Jeff

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