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Old 06-18-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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Weekend of Wrenching

Picking the Jeep up tomorrow morning from the shop, they are replacing 2 broken manifold studs for me and the manifold gasket. The lawnmower noise and smell with the top off will be gone!

I'm getting a pile of parts from Advance Auto tomorrow to install this weekend. Timing belt, Water pump, Alternator, Rear brake shoes & hardware, new Diff fluids and a complete set of nuts & bolts to swap into the manifold while they're still freshly broken free.

Armed with years of experience, a Mac, Chilton's repair manual & a cooler full of Yuengling as a reward, I'm excited. Short of internal engine work (i.e. valves/pistons) the motor is going to be in brand new condition. Last weekend I did a basic tuneup with plugs/wires/cap/rotor, oil change, and coolant flush. I'll be working on the cosmetic & creature comforts in a following series. I'm going to take a ton of pics as I progress to help anyone else curious about tackling these basic items themselves.

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Old 06-18-2010, 03:57 PM   #2
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MMMMMMMM ....BEER..... Sounds like my kind of weekend !!

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Old 06-20-2010, 08:34 AM   #3
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Got the whole front of the engine yanked off. The existing water pump is sitting on the ground. Is it just me or is the damn heater core pipe a hot mess to take off? I got it soaking in PB blaster for 20 minutes or so & then I'm back at it. Only took me 40 minutes to strip down, assembly should be even smoother once this pipe is off.

Off topic- Anyone know where to get some PB Blaster stickers? I see my Project 95' YJ being sponsored by them.
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now that is funny pb blaster should have stickers check their web site might be able to find a source there
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:19 PM   #5
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Update: All parts installed, no leaks on the first fire up. Of course the first fire up was delayed due to me losing my keys. 1 hour later the locksmith shows up. Did I mention when the locksmith showed up, he ran over my passenger door & destroyed the mirror? I took the doors off just to lube & clean hinges and now I'm down to just a driver's side mirror. He knocked 50$ off the key replacement for doing it.

Good news, Brakes & Parking brake are MONEY! The engine is singing like a sewing machine, no drips, drops, leaks or ticks. I took it for a drive to Autozone to verify any issues and there are 0.

I'm going to start a build/restore thread on this to keep tabs on all the maintenance & additions.
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Update: All parts installed, no leaks on the first fire up. Of course the first fire up was delayed due to me losing my keys. 1 hour later the locksmith shows up. Did I mention when the locksmith showed up, he ran over my passenger door & destroyed the mirror? I took the doors off just to lube & clean hinges and now I'm down to just a driver's side mirror. He knocked 50$ off the key replacement for doing it.

Good news, Brakes & Parking brake are MONEY! The engine is singing like a sewing machine, no drips, drops, leaks or ticks. I took it for a drive to Autozone to verify any issues and there are 0.

I'm going to start a build/restore thread on this to keep tabs on all the maintenance & additions.
good job ! glad everything went well.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:32 AM   #7
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Got the whole front of the engine yanked off. The existing water pump is sitting on the ground. Is it just me or is the damn heater core pipe a hot mess to take off? I got it soaking in PB blaster for 20 minutes or so & then I'm back at it. Only took me 40 minutes to strip down, assembly should be even smoother once this pipe is off.

Off topic- Anyone know where to get some PB Blaster stickers? I see my Project 95' YJ being sponsored by them.
Would look something like this I suppose ,I am going to email them too,as I use so much of the stuff ,I think it is coming from my very own pores lol.
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Picking the Jeep up tomorrow morning from the shop, they are replacing 2 broken manifold studs for me and the manifold gasket. The lawnmower noise and smell with the top off will be gone!

I'm getting a pile of parts from Advance Auto tomorrow to install this weekend. Timing belt, Water pump, Alternator, Rear brake shoes & hardware, new Diff fluids and a complete set of nuts & bolts to swap into the manifold while they're still freshly broken free.

Armed with years of experience, a Mac, Chilton's repair manual & a cooler full of Yuengling as a reward, I'm excited. Short of internal engine work (i.e. valves/pistons) the motor is going to be in brand new condition. Last weekend I did a basic tuneup with plugs/wires/cap/rotor, oil change, and coolant flush. I'll be working on the cosmetic & creature comforts in a following series. I'm going to take a ton of pics as I progress to help anyone else curious about tackling these basic items themselves.
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