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Old 08-12-2014, 08:50 AM   #1
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Things I would never do again.

Replacing the power steering return hose was probably the most difficult bit of car work I have even done. 2.5 hours to remove two fittings and put the other one on...

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Old 08-12-2014, 11:44 AM   #2
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Really? I take it that you don't work on vehicles much, or maybe you just don't have the proper tools?

If you have a 26 year old YJ, you better get yourself a good set of tools and prepare for MANY hours of working on it.

Sheeshhh. complaining about 2.5 hours of work? I have well over 25,000 hours of work into mine and its never completed. And mine is only a year older than yours.

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Really? I take it that you don't work on vehicles much, or maybe you just don't have the proper tools? If you have a 26 year old YJ, you better get yourself a good set of tools and prepare for MANY hours of working on it. Sheeshhh. complaining about 2.5 hours of work? I have well over 25,000 hours of work into mine and its never completed. And mine is only a year older than yours.
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Also helps if you know what you're doing half the time when I spend hours doing something it's cause I'm trying to figure out what to do or don't have the right tools for the job
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:52 AM   #4
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The reason I spend so much time in the garage working on my Jeep with so much frustration is the fact that I spend more time looking for the tool I just had in my damn hands 30 seconds ago than actually wrenching.
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The reason I spend so much time in the garage working on my Jeep with so much frustration is the fact that I spend more time looking for the tool I just had in my damn hands 30 seconds ago than actually wrenching.
LMAO...I actually laugh at myself everyday. For the same reasons.

WTF!!! I just had that MotherFu*&ing wrench right here! Fu@&*ng wrench gremlins take my sh*t everyday!
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I thought I was the only one with wrench gremlins.... They live in our jeeps I think.
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:10 PM   #7
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This made me laugh out loud. First I'm inexperienced 2nd. I'm nearing 50 and I swear my tools walk away. Then I have to read 12 different sources on how to fix things. That makes a normally 2 hour project into a weekend project.
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It's not gremlins. Haven't you guys seen The Sixth Sense? It's ghosts. The ghosts of the previous owners of our pre-historic Jeeps are messing with us.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:39 PM   #9
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Are those the same ghosts that steal your bolts screws or nuts. Damn ghosts
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:44 PM   #10
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Things I would never do again.... I say that every time I work on the exhaust - any part of it.
... then sure enough, I go at it again on my next vehicle. Doh!
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:24 PM   #11
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Ghosts or gremlins...Either way why can't they clean up some of the mess as long as they're gonna take stuff and hide it?
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:08 PM   #12
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I usually clean up twice a year but if i had to say something i wouldn't do again would have to be a lift. I know there is no way around it but think about what you end up doing. Longer brake hoses, new drive shaft, slip yolk eliminator, sway bar links, bigger tires, better wheels, always looking for more power. Then you think, what if i did a bigger motor? Then you never stop chasing out the weak link. Dont get me wrong, i wouldnt do anything different. I just wouldnt want to do it again anytime soon.
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I would never weld my rear frame back together again... Or buy another YJ and start all over.... I think of all the time it took breaking sockets, breaker bars, bolts and other various items working on this jeep. I don't think ill sell this one!!! In the past I have always gotten bored once I get a good amount of work done, sell it, and buy another one. But this 95 must have missed the galvanized coating process at the factory cause it had more rust than my 91 and 88 combined, and the 88 came from Alaska!!!! Crazy... But this one will be with me forever!!! Never shall I ever start over again. (who am I kidding, I do it again and again and again... I just lie to myself.)
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:33 AM   #14
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Things I would never do again...buy a 2.5L Jeep. Should have waited for the 4.0L to come along. The 2.5L to 4.0L swap was a ton of work, a ton of $$$, but was a great upgrade.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:41 AM   #15
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I've got a pretty hefty assortment of tools! the thing i was hung up on for so long was getting the new hose routed in the same way, it had a slightly different bend in it compared to the one that was previously on it, it took at least 30 minutes for me to get it started with my hand, then another 30 minutes to track down the wrench I needed.
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I have well over 25,000 hours of work into mine and its never completed.
So you've spent 2.85 years of time working on yours? I bet that's a world record.
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So you've spent 2.85 years of time working on yours? I bet that's a world record.
You've obviously never spoken with an Alpha owner...
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Things I would never do again.... I say that every time I work on the exhaust - any part of it. ... then sure enough, I go at it again on my next vehicle. Doh!

I hate working on exhaust but I'm never satisfied with it
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Replacing the power steering return hose was probably the most difficult bit of car work I have even done. 2.5 hours to remove two fittings and put the other one on...
Lol. You're hilarious.
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[QUOTE=StanF;12637634]Things I would never do again...buy a 2.5L Jeep. Should have waited for the 4.0L to come along. [QUOTE]

This!!!!!!
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So you've spent 2.85 years of time working on yours? I bet that's a world record.
hahaha must be one hardcore mechanic
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