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Strodinator
03-28-2018, 03:30 AM
I've recently been asking a few questions about a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee! Things went the way I had hoped and I am now the proud owner of one. Here are a couple of pictures. 297702297703297704297705297706 It's the 5.2 limited with towing package so the stronger rear end and it can tow up to 6000 pounds! Power everything. Has some quirk's but nothing too expensive.

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Strodinator
03-29-2018, 03:41 AM
Did some tune up work today. Changed plugs, wires, cap, rotor, oil change, air filter. Did some more cleaning in the engine bay. Plus I cleaned some of the carpeting on the inside. 297785297786

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Strodinator
03-30-2018, 06:42 AM
Going to try and diagnose a stalling issue. Only happens after revving at idle. Going to try the IAC TPS and MAP sensors and see if that solves my problem.

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TRLJNKY
03-30-2018, 05:44 PM
Nice! I enjoy these platforms. I havnt done much except for repairs to my 96 but it went from being a pos to a driveable machine. Giving it to my daughter for her 16th bday in a few months. see what she wants to do to it haha. im just tired of it cutting into my Jk fund 😀

aka cavfighter

longarmwj
03-30-2018, 06:30 PM
Nice find!! ZJs are some of the most out of the box capable, non wrangler Jeeps out there. I've lusted after a 5.9 for years. Just never found a cheap enough one in good enough condition.

Strodinator
03-31-2018, 01:17 AM
Nice find!! ZJs are some of the most out of the box capable, non wrangler Jeeps out there. I've lusted after a 5.9 for years. Just never found a cheap enough one in good enough condition.
Not quite a 5.9. 5.2 which at some point I'm probably going to have to worry about head gaskets 🙄.

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Strodinator
04-01-2018, 05:44 AM
Still some rough low idle. Gonna check the spark plugs. If they're only then I know the plenum gasket is bad. Also going to replace the IAC and the pcv valves.

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Strodinator
04-05-2018, 01:30 AM
Pcv valves helped a little. I'm typing this as I'm sitting in cartoys waiting room. Couldn't stand using my Bluetooth speaker anymore so I bit the bullet.

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Strodinator
04-05-2018, 06:00 AM
Holeeeeey shit did cartoys do a number on it. New front tweeters new headunit new speakers front and rear plus a 10 inch sub in the back. Probably the cleanest sound in a jeep ive ever heard.

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Strodinator
04-08-2018, 12:52 AM
Got some off-road time! Nothing too serious. I wanted to play music while I was taking leaves from last year. 298603298604298605298606nice view of my backyard too!

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Five-N9ne
04-08-2018, 01:09 AM
Another one! I'm not the only one :rock:

Pop the throttle butterflies open and shine a flashlight down the bore into the intake. The plenum gaskets go on these motors and suck oil out of the lifter valley. Oftentimes that oil can cause rough idling. Also check the coolant temp sensor, sometimes it'll still read on the dash but cause issues and keep the computer in closed loop as it defaults to thinking the motor is -40 degrees.

I've dealt with the Magnum motors a lot, if you have any questions about the motor or the trans shoot me a message! Also, do yourself a favor and look into swapping out that 249 with either a 242 (the better option) or a 231. The viscous coupling in the 249's goes in the early models and can creep while in park and/or just fail altogether. 242 is the better option with the V8, despite what 99% of unibody people will tell you. You'll need to make sure the donor case is from a 95 or older, as the input shaft lengths changed in 96. There's ways to back-half the case and reuse your 249 front housing with a newer 242, there's a writeup I can point you towards.

Strodinator
04-08-2018, 02:22 AM
Another one! I'm not the only one :rock:

Pop the throttle butterflies open and shine a flashlight down the bore into the intake. The plenum gaskets go on these motors and suck oil out of the lifter valley. Oftentimes that oil can cause rough idling. Also check the coolant temp sensor, sometimes it'll still read on the dash but cause issues and keep the computer in closed loop as it defaults to thinking the motor is -40 degrees.

I've dealt with the Magnum motors a lot, if you have any questions about the motor or the trans shoot me a message! Also, do yourself a favor and look into swapping out that 249 with either a 242 (the better option) or a 231. The viscous coupling in the 249's goes in the early models and can creep while in park and/or just fail altogether. 242 is the better option with the V8, despite what 99% of unibody people will tell you. You'll need to make sure the donor case is from a 95 or older, as the input shaft lengths changed in 96. There's ways to back-half the case and reuse your 249 front housing with a newer 242, there's a writeup I can point you towards.
Thanks for the input! I think the plenum gasket may have failed just based on the fact that I can consistently smell burning oil. I won't even start on it until my other Jeep is done. I do like the transfer case for now but as soon as I lift it I'm going to find a way to get my spare 231 to fit the bill. The new pcv valve helped stop the stalling but the idle is still a little lower than I'd like (550-650) sometimes

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Strodinator
04-08-2018, 02:25 AM
Another one! I'm not the only one :rock:

Pop the throttle butterflies open and shine a flashlight down the bore into the intake. The plenum gaskets go on these motors and suck oil out of the lifter valley. Oftentimes that oil can cause rough idling. Also check the coolant temp sensor, sometimes it'll still read on the dash but cause issues and keep the computer in closed loop as it defaults to thinking the motor is -40 degrees.

I've dealt with the Magnum motors a lot, if you have any questions about the motor or the trans shoot me a message! Also, do yourself a favor and look into swapping out that 249 with either a 242 (the better option) or a 231. The viscous coupling in the 249's goes in the early models and can creep while in park and/or just fail altogether. 242 is the better option with the V8, despite what 99% of unibody people will tell you. You'll need to make sure the donor case is from a 95 or older, as the input shaft lengths changed in 96. There's ways to back-half the case and reuse your 249 front housing with a newer 242, there's a writeup I can point you towards.
Just checked back into your thread! You're getting real close. I got real lucky with the body on mine too. 1250 and the only body damage is minimal paint chipping on the front bumper. No rips in the leather seating so I added seat protectors to be safe after I conditioned it 😂. Gotta be safe.

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Five-N9ne
04-08-2018, 03:06 AM
Do yourself a favor if you want to use a 231, look into internal upgrades. They’ll usually hold up to light wheeling and such but the torque can sometimes stretch the chain. I think it’s S10s that have a 231 variant with a bigger chain.

Edit: is your 231 the right input shaft length?

Strodinator
04-19-2018, 12:02 AM
Do yourself a favor if you want to use a 231, look into internal upgrades. Theyíll usually hold up to light wheeling and such but the torque can sometimes stretch the chain. I think itís S10s that have a 231 variant with a bigger chain.

Edit: is your 231 the right input shaft length?
I'd have to swap the input shaft on the 231 I have since it's from a TJ.

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Strodinator
04-19-2018, 12:03 AM
Some poser shots. Was cleaning the back patio and realized the edge of the concrete is great for flex testing. 299604299605299606299607299608. She tucked up real nice. Almost makes me want to keep her stock for a while.

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Five-N9ne
04-19-2018, 07:16 PM
Haha nice!

I have a stock set of later injectors laying around if you want them, they upped them to 24# in 1996. Plug and play.

Strodinator
04-20-2018, 12:43 AM
Haha nice!

I have a stock set of later injectors laying around if you want them, they upped them to 24# in 1996. Plug and play.
I might just take you up on that! What do you want for them?

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Strodinator
04-20-2018, 05:34 AM
Two questions for ya guys. First of all what do you recommend I do front bumper wise? There's no way in hell I'm buying one since aftermarket is outrageously expensive however I would like to mount a winch and get that ugly faschia off of there. Second question is since I want to keep the transfer case, what driveshaft can I use to eliminate the rzeppa at the axle? It has the double cardan at the transfer so the yoke there is good. I'm hoping for a junkyard fix however I might end up going with this 299669

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Five-N9ne
04-20-2018, 04:33 PM
Stock XJ front shaft can fit.

As to the bumper, JCR has a decent one. The problem with ZJs is putting winch bumpers make them look like Jay Lenoís chin. JCR has the lowest profile that still saves you some approach angle.

Strodinator
04-20-2018, 07:44 PM
Stock XJ front shaft can fit.

As to the bumper, JCR has a decent one. The problem with ZJs is putting winch bumpers make them look like Jay Lenoís chin. JCR has the lowest profile that still saves you some approach angle.
Eh. I'll pass on jcr. Thinking about just building my own. You are right though the underbite is real with winch bumpers

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Snboarder113
04-21-2018, 05:32 PM
The arb with the grille guard kind of helps that underbite look and mounts the winch under it.
I was going to go with the blue lake Offroad before I sold my zj
299728

Itís a bit more subtle chin.

Also the Hanson Offroad with stinger

299729

Theyre all pricey though.


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Strodinator
04-21-2018, 08:13 PM
The arb with the grille guard kind of helps that underbite look and mounts the winch under it.
I was going to go with the blue lake Offroad before I sold my zj
299728

Itís a bit more subtle chin.

Also the Hanson Offroad with stinger

299729

Theyre all pricey though.


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I found some plans online so really might end up building my own. It will have the underbite but at the end of the day I can deal with it. I'm taking the plans and just looking the ends to make a proper stubby. 299734299735 Flatland 4x4 sells their prints for the bumper and I'm just going to do everything except the ends.

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Strodinator
05-21-2018, 05:56 AM
Umm so weird thing. Doing my insurance for the Jeep and the VIN runs as a grand Cherokee limited orvis. Obviously this doesn't make sense since the orvis came in mossy green with tow hooks so I called contacted Chrysler and it looks like it was a special order orvis where the original customer scrapped the limited color and went with bright white with the better clear coat package. Original owner also zilched 5 front tow hooks that cane standard with the orvis. Kind of odd but cool to kow my Jeep is 1 in 10000 made and 1 in even less left on the road.

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longarmwj
05-21-2018, 07:04 PM
Umm so weird thing. Doing my insurance for the Jeep and the VIN runs as a grand Cherokee limited orvis. Obviously this doesn't make sense since the orvis came in mossy green with tow hooks so I called contacted Chrysler and it looks like it was a special order orvis where the original customer scrapped the limited color and went with bright white with the better clear coat package. Original owner also zilched 5 front tow hooks that cane standard with the orvis. Kind of odd but cool to kow my Jeep is 1 in 10000 made and 1 in even less left on the road.

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So basically he wanted an Orvis that didn't look or function as an Orivs :thinking:

Strodinator
05-22-2018, 01:42 AM
So basically he wanted an Orvis that didn't look or function as an Orivs :thinking:
Pretty much. Technically that ups the third party resale value as that makes this one completely unique but still dumb as hell

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Strodinator
06-01-2018, 12:05 AM
Really leaning to a Rubicon Express Budget boost just because I don't want to deal with driveshaft issues and this won't be a crawler. Any experience with this?

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Snboarder113
06-01-2018, 12:40 AM
I ran a budget boost on my old zj to clear 31s. Itís fine. Just tall enough that youíll be messing up the side bolster of the driver seat climbing in and out. Not tall enough to need steps.

2Ē and 31s on left 4.5Ē and 33s on right
302685


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Strodinator
06-01-2018, 12:47 AM
I ran a budget boost on my old zj to clear 31s. Itís fine. Just tall enough that youíll be messing up the side bolster of the driver seat climbing in and out. Not tall enough to need steps.

2Ē and 31s on left 4.5Ē and 33s on right
302685


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I have side steps so no biggie there 🤷. Damn that 4.5 looks good though. That's just a lot more work. Driveshafts, control arms, track hard, sway bar links.

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Five-N9ne
06-11-2018, 10:40 PM
I was at 5.5 on my old 5.2 ZJ and never had driveshaft vibrations with the stock rear shaft. If you have that Rzeppa joint style CV front shaft youíll want to get rid of that shit and go to a true u-joint style pinion yoke, but other than that your stock driveshafts should be 100% fine. The wheelbase is long enough and the rear shaft is long enough that thereís very little advantage to running an SYE for driveline correction. If you do end up choosing to go SYE, auto TJ front shafts are nearly perfect bolt in rear driveshafts


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Strodinator
06-12-2018, 04:00 PM
I was at 5.5 on my old 5.2 ZJ and never had driveshaft vibrations with the stock rear shaft. If you have that Rzeppa joint style CV front shaft youíll want to get rid of that shit and go to a true u-joint style pinion yoke, but other than that your stock driveshafts should be 100% fine. The wheelbase is long enough and the rear shaft is long enough that thereís very little advantage to running an SYE for driveline correction. If you do end up choosing to go SYE, auto TJ front shafts are nearly perfect bolt in rear driveshafts


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I know I'll have to scrap the front driveshaft. Just thinking on a budget at the point when I want to build this one when I have another in the shop completely torn apart.

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Strodinator
06-13-2018, 03:30 AM
I was at 5.5 on my old 5.2 ZJ and never had driveshaft vibrations with the stock rear shaft. If you have that Rzeppa joint style CV front shaft youíll want to get rid of that shit and go to a true u-joint style pinion yoke, but other than that your stock driveshafts should be 100% fine. The wheelbase is long enough and the rear shaft is long enough that thereís very little advantage to running an SYE for driveline correction. If you do end up choosing to go SYE, auto TJ front shafts are nearly perfect bolt in rear driveshafts


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Plus I also have an auto front tj driveshaft just sitting in my shop 🤔

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Strodinator
06-19-2018, 09:21 PM
New brakes for the grand. Still don't have a name yet but it'll come to me. I managed to buy this set when it was 50 dollars cheaper. Not bad for all 4 wheels. 303987

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Dusk59
06-20-2018, 12:45 PM
Nice setup!

Strodinator
06-22-2018, 05:21 AM
I was at 5.5 on my old 5.2 ZJ and never had driveshaft vibrations with the stock rear shaft. If you have that Rzeppa joint style CV front shaft youíll want to get rid of that shit and go to a true u-joint style pinion yoke, but other than that your stock driveshafts should be 100% fine. The wheelbase is long enough and the rear shaft is long enough that thereís very little advantage to running an SYE for driveline correction. If you do end up choosing to go SYE, auto TJ front shafts are nearly perfect bolt in rear driveshafts


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Fun stuff I went under there and realized it was the good front driveshaft. Of course it's CV at the axles because of the all time 4wd but the driveshaft itself is ujoint at both ends.

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Strodinator
06-22-2018, 05:23 AM
I was sitting doing wiring on the TJ and got fed up so for the time being I started to swap the budget boost from my TJ onto the ZJ. 304130 all I am doing for now is the spacers and maybe my wheels and tires. I just did the front for the night since I have to get to work in the morning. My abs light is now tripped though. Any thoughts? It's obd1 so I can't just scan it with what I have.

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Strodinator
06-22-2018, 05:25 AM
Also I trimmed the front bumper and got rid of the ugly plastic that hangs down. I will need to relocate the evap canister now though.
Before:
304131304132304133304134
After:
304135304136304137. Not my finest work but I'm happy with it. I just used a heat gun and a utility knife and it cut through like butter.

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Snboarder113
06-22-2018, 11:19 PM
Itís obd1 and abs? Interesting... you unplug a sensor?


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Strodinator
06-23-2018, 01:37 AM
Itís obd1 and abs? Interesting... you unplug a sensor?


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I did not unplug a thing as far as I know. It did surprise me as well but that ABS light is plenty bright in the dash. I'm doing brakes tomorrow so I'll double check them to see if anything got tweaked or unplugged.

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Five-N9ne
06-23-2018, 03:09 AM
Check that you didnít knock something into the tone ring. Sometimes the sensors will trigger if thereís metal schmeg in between the tone ring and the sensor


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Strodinator
06-23-2018, 03:14 AM
Check that you didnít knock something into the tone ring. Sometimes the sensors will trigger if thereís metal schmeg in between the tone ring and the sensor


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I don't see any way for me to have done that. They're pretty well protected

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Five-N9ne
06-23-2018, 03:28 AM
I don't see any way for me to have done that. They're pretty well protected

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If thereís one thing Iíve learned, anything is possible with a Jeep except saving money. Worth a look, even dust can do it. Could have just shocked the sensor enough to cause a failure, especially if itís a 23 year old electronic anything.


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Strodinator
06-23-2018, 03:30 AM
If thereís one thing Iíve learned, anything is possible with a Jeep except saving money. Worth a look, even dust can do it. Could have just shocked the sensor enough to cause a failure, especially if itís a 23 year old electronic anything.


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I'm doing brakes and calipers tomorrow, so everything is getting cleaned up. Can't afford a speed sensor right now and it's not affecting how it drives so I'll just wait on that and see if the cleaning and brake job fix it.

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Strodinator
06-23-2018, 04:12 PM
I love these new rotors. 304238304239. Plus new calipers and carbon fiber ceramic pads. 304240

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Strodinator
06-27-2018, 04:29 AM
Well would you look at that. A nice beautiful front driveshaft. Looks like I was worrying for nothing. 304489304490 Time for a nice lift I guess.

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Five-N9ne
06-27-2018, 09:59 AM
Wow you got lucky. Not too common you find the V8s with U-joints. What about the halfshafts?

Strodinator
06-27-2018, 05:56 PM
Wow you got lucky. Not too common you find the V8s with U-joints. What about the halfshafts?
We talking the front driveshafts? Those guys are CV. Nice big rubber boots on them. Is there a u joint conversion for that?

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Five-N9ne
06-29-2018, 05:20 PM
Bunch of 4-liter ZJs have them, or you can scavenge them from any XJ or TJ in the yard.

Strodinator
07-06-2018, 08:39 PM
Bunch of 4-liter ZJs have them, or you can scavenge them from any XJ or TJ in the yard.So I can just use the stock ones from my Wrangler? I know it's the same front axle I just wasn't sure. That would definitely eliminate the last weak point.

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Snboarder113
07-06-2018, 08:44 PM
Zj stuff interchanges with tj stuff yeah.


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Five-N9ne
07-07-2018, 05:45 PM
So I can just use the stock ones from my Wrangler? I know it's the same front axle I just wasn't sure. That would definitely eliminate the last weak point.

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Yes you can. Iíve done this with every one of my ZJs that didnít come with them. Usually base model 4-liters, the Limiteds and V8s always had the 249 cases and they put the CVs in to reduce bonding with the full time AWD

Strodinator
07-31-2018, 05:30 AM
I wrapped up putting the lift on finally and got my wheels and tires switched over from the Wrangler for the tahuya run this Saturday. Only have before pictures since I finished with a flashlight.307171307172307173 I'll get some after pictures in the morning. Thing drives like a dream though.

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Strodinator
07-31-2018, 05:31 AM
Also, can a mod change the name of this thread to "The build of Yeti"... I think that's what I'm going with for the Jeep's name.

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Five-N9ne
07-31-2018, 02:16 PM
Did you swap t-cases by chance? The older 249s (93-95) have a creep issue with the VC inside, theyíll move feet overnight if parked on an incline when it goes bad.

Strodinator
07-31-2018, 03:34 PM
Did you swap t-cases by chance? The older 249s (93-95) have a creep issue with the VC inside, theyíll move feet overnight if parked on an incline when it goes bad.
No I haven't swapped the case yet and probably wont for a while. Close to 300k miles and I park it on an incline every night

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Five-N9ne
08-01-2018, 01:18 AM
Youíre one of the lucky ones.

Somewhere Iíve got a pile of spares for that 318 if you ever need stuff.


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Strodinator
08-01-2018, 01:19 AM
Youíre one of the lucky ones.

Somewhere Iíve got a pile of spares for that 318 if you ever need stuff.


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Thanks a ton. Lord knows at some point I'll need it. It's been the most reliable highileage car Ive ever owned though. I just need to get the speedometer working right so those miles are counted

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Strodinator
08-01-2018, 01:22 AM
Here's the after shots. I took it down the hill and everything seems fine. 2 inch lift and from 29 inch tires to 31's. No rubbing as far as I can tell. 307208307209307210307211307212 I haven't washed her in a couple weeks so did a quick wipe down and did the wheels I swapped over which hadn't been washed in well over a year. 307213307214307215

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Strodinator
08-01-2018, 01:24 AM
Also got some Wayalife stickers coming in, as well as a tire plug kit, and a roof rack so I can utilize what's there.

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Strodinator
08-02-2018, 09:21 PM
Stickers came in faster than expected as usual, thanks a ton Eddie! 307307307308307309307310307311

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Strodinator
02-24-2019, 03:29 AM
Couple issues popped up over the winter. Lost all power to my temperature control panel and started leaking power steering fluid from the pump and box. Replaced the box and now the steering wheel is off center. Weird since everything is keyed to center. My headliner also took the shitter and I'm gonna have to do that at some point too. Heading to pick n pull tomorrow to find some budget heating parts.

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Strodinator
03-10-2019, 03:48 AM
I pulled my intake to fix the plenum gasket. The real solution is the milled aluminum plate but I can't afford that so new dorman gaskets with right stuff gasket maker. The intake manifold is curing overnight and I will reassemble everything in the morning.322565322566322567322568322569

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catahoula
04-12-2019, 11:33 AM
Any progress on the ZJ? I almost picked up a 98 with a 5,9 for around $400. Engine was strong the whole rig needed work tho.

Strodinator
04-13-2019, 03:00 AM
Not a whole lot. It's my daily right now. Still burning oil after doing the plenum so idk 🤷. It's going to be putting on 1-2 hundred miles a day for the next three months while the TJ goes under the knife so I may pull the roof rack for fuel economy.

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Strodinator
04-23-2019, 12:45 AM
And that's all she wrote. Head gasket blew on Thursday so that wraps up the rise of Yeti. She's posted up on Craigslist and the local jeep buy and sell page on Facebook. I love this thing but a head gasket is where I draw the line for a rig I paid 1200 for.

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longarmwj
04-23-2019, 05:18 AM
Ouch. I canít remember, is it a 5.2 or 4.0?


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Strodinator
04-23-2019, 05:23 AM
Ouch. I canít remember, is it a 5.2 or 4.0?


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5.2

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Strodinator
04-23-2019, 05:24 AM
Ouch. I canít remember, is it a 5.2 or 4.0?


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If it was the 4.0 I'd do the head gasket no problem.

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Strodinator
04-23-2019, 05:31 AM
Not quite a 5.9. 5.2 which at some point I'm probably going to have to worry about head gaskets 🙄.

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Holy shit I called it.

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longarmwj
04-23-2019, 05:40 AM
Holy shit I called it.

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Youíre a wizard


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WJCO
04-23-2019, 11:11 AM
And that's all she wrote. Head gasket blew on Thursday so that wraps up the rise of Yeti. She's posted up on Craigslist and the local jeep buy and sell page on Facebook. I love this thing but a head gasket is where I draw the line for a rig I paid 1200 for.

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That sucks man. But I get it. I would sell as well.

catahoula
04-24-2019, 07:06 AM
And that's all she wrote. Head gasket blew on Thursday so that wraps up the rise of Yeti. She's posted up on Craigslist and the local jeep buy and sell page on Facebook. I love this thing but a head gasket is where I draw the line for a rig I paid 1200 for.

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Not worth fixing? Reason I'm asking cause I would consider fixing.

Strodinator
04-24-2019, 07:11 AM
Not worth fixing? Reason I'm asking cause I would consider fixing.
Honestly the head gasket is definitely blown and I don't know if I did any other engine damage if I'm being transparent. I've got spare parts for it and I'd leave the budget boost on plus the roof rack and stickers. Sagging headliner and bad temp control panel are the biggest other issues other than the speedo sensor being intermittent. I know you've been looking for one so I'd make you a deal if you were willing. I could start it up with it cool on Sunday and give the engine a listen.

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Strodinator
04-24-2019, 07:15 AM
Not worth fixing? Reason I'm asking cause I would consider fixing.
Like I said, if it was the 4.0 I would just do it but I've pulled the intake three times now in the last couple months and I'm fed up. I have a spare temp control panel and Vic. I would be pulling the sound system out though since I may have spent more than it's worth when I first got it. I also would toss in another top end gasket set for ya and the valve cover gaskets are brand new felpro blue silicone. Since I work for Napa I could do a sending off bundle of parts 😂😂.

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catahoula
04-24-2019, 01:43 PM
Honestly the head gasket is definitely blown and I don't know if I did any other engine damage if I'm being transparent. I've got spare parts for it and I'd leave the budget boost on plus the roof rack and stickers. Sagging headliner and bad temp control panel are the biggest other issues other than the speedo sensor being intermittent. I know you've been looking for one so I'd make you a deal if you were willing. I could start it up with it cool on Sunday and give the engine a listen.

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Like I said, if it was the 4.0 I would just do it but I've pulled the intake three times now in the last couple months and I'm fed up. I have a spare temp control panel and Vic. I would be pulling the sound system out though since I may have spent more than it's worth when I first got it. I also would toss in another top end gasket set for ya and the valve cover gaskets are brand new felpro blue silicone. Since I work for Napa I could do a sending off bundle of parts 😂😂.

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Too bad you have had all the troubles with it. Once I sell my rig i'll be able to buy something per boss. I do know I want a ZJ or WJ. It is very tempting getting a V8 however, I would welcome a 4.0. I am in Eugene. PM me the Craigslist add and/or Facebook I'll check it out. Just do not have the place to do work on it and would have to take it somewhere. I do not mind doing a lift in a parking lot tho....done it before.:cheesy: I am looking at a very clean 1999 WJ with a 4.0 at the moment. Just gotta sell the JK!

Strodinator
04-24-2019, 06:51 PM
Too bad you have had all the troubles with it. Once I sell my rig i'll be able to buy something per boss. I do know I want a ZJ or WJ. It is very tempting getting a V8 however, I would welcome a 4.0. I am in Eugene. PM me the Craigslist add and/or Facebook I'll check it out. Just do not have the place to do work on it and would have to take it somewhere. I do not mind doing a lift in a parking lot tho....done it before.:cheesy: I am looking at a very clean 1999 WJ with a 4.0 at the moment. Just gotta sell the JK!
No worries. I'll get the ad to you and hell I'll wrench on it with ya. I'm gonna miss that beast

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Strodinator
06-27-2019, 02:01 PM
The chapter on yeti closed last week. I pull the engine out of her and gave the rest to the scrap yard. Got to the point where It was just taking up space in my driveway and I couldnít deal with it nor did I have the time to.


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monstrousmac
06-27-2019, 03:57 PM
Still some rough low idle. Gonna check the spark plugs. If they're only then I know the plenum gasket is bad. Also going to replace the IAC and the pcv valves.

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I had the same problem with my 1996 ZJ, it was the idle position sensor, 5 minute swap and I had no more problems. I actully swappy the idle position sensor and I think it was the throttle body sensor.. I bought my ZJ brand new and had her for 14 years, I put around 327k miles on her. the only thing that want bad besides the sensors mentioned was the temp sensor.