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Kynaston1474 11-11-2011 07:23 PM

New Guy
 
So, I just got my first Jeep. It's just a 2.5 yj, I know the ramifications of this. I'm looking for a FSM pdf. I don't mind paying for it if necessary I just prefer digital. Also, is there anything that is essential to know about this vehicle.

stykthyn 11-11-2011 07:38 PM

If you can't handle Jeep hair or your cheeks hurting from horse of enjoyment you should get rid if it now.

Kynaston1474 11-11-2011 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by stykthyn (Post 1738315)
If you can't handle Jeep hair or your cheeks hurting from horse of enjoyment you should get rid if it now.

LoL My primary vehicle has been a KLR for three years now so I'm pretty used to both of those. :P Super happy with the Jeep though, haven't owned it for a day yet and it already has mud! LoL

loganInaYj 11-11-2011 08:13 PM

I can tell you lots of things. They flip easy if you don't know what your doing . There amazing vehicles :) there's many problems you may encounter , so come on here and get them figured out haha
Year?
Miles?
Stock?

Kynaston1474 11-11-2011 08:18 PM

93', 109,000 on the frame, engine completely rebuilt, 2.5 manual, 31s

I got it cheap. Under chasis wiring is a rats nest so I need to sort that out. Other than that looks great, almost no rust underneath. I'm going to proof it here soon for the winter. I'm looking for a Factory Service Manual to study. I've searched on here I keep finding dead links and such.

Kynaston1474 11-11-2011 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by loganInaYj (Post 1738393)
I can tell you lots of things. They flip easy if you don't know what your doing . There amazing vehicles :) there's many problems you may encounter , so come on here and get them figured out haha
Year?
Miles?
Stock?

Also, I'm cool with the flipping, beats the s*** out of a highside... :P

rjeepr 11-11-2011 09:34 PM

It will be your new favorite toy! I just bought 3 for 1300. I rebuild/repair, paint and sell them, and sold my personal wrangler to finance the startup cost. So I haven't had a wrangler for almost a year. Now all I have to do is plumb the motor and body work and one of the three is gonna get "used" a bit more before it gets sold!

Kynaston1474 11-11-2011 09:37 PM

I like it pretty good already. I'm trying to come up with a name for it. I'm stumped for now. :P

loganInaYj 11-11-2011 10:08 PM

Sounds like me. I got my jeep . Re wired EVERY thing. Lol did the brakes, plugs , rotor cap, etc . Sounds like a great project jeep. What state you staying in?

Kynaston1474 11-11-2011 10:12 PM

I'm in NC. I got it to be sort of half project Jeep and half commuter. I needed something versatile and able to get around, because I live in the boonies. That and all the time I've spent on a motorcycle I like the idea of topless a LOT. :P (vibration is a selling point!) Also, I need to take the carpet out.

loganInaYj 11-12-2011 09:36 AM

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Haha topless is fun .this was when I first got my jeep haha yeah the only thing with no carpet , it's cold!!!! Baha it's ok tho it's a jeep

Kynaston1474 11-12-2011 11:54 AM

Pfft, cold! I scoff at your cold! I've been out on the motorcycle in -2F in the NC Mountains! :P I've been going over it all day. This thing is excellent condition. Question though, what is the engine supposed to idle at once it's warm? It's idling at just under a thousand seems low to me but I'm unfamiliar with these engines. (I can't wait to get familiarized with it though.)

loganInaYj 11-12-2011 11:59 AM

I've heard there supposed to idle around 900rpm . My jeep has a little problem with the idle sometimes drops as low as 300 ( according to the tach) and does not die. Yours seems fine

GoldenSahara00 11-12-2011 12:03 PM

I idle 600-900 it actually bumps around every 15 seconds or so and depending on if I am running heater or ac

Kynaston1474 11-12-2011 12:11 PM

Yea, that's right about where it idles. It sounds great it's very frequent. The engine was just rebuilt. I know the previous owner, he's a good friend. I know the entire history of the vehicle. The guy before him though was a DPO. Underframe is almost completely free of rust, what is there is just surface rust I'm going to hit it with some ACF50 after getting it off. (up here you have to salt proof)

loganInaYj 11-12-2011 02:47 PM

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Take some pics of it and some flex pics :-) heres my stock ass flex :)

stykthyn 11-12-2011 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by loganInaYj
Haha topless is fun .this was when I first got my jeep haha yeah the only thing with no carpet , it's cold!!!! Baha it's ok tho it's a jeep

Mine seems even hotter inside without carpet.

loganInaYj 11-12-2011 06:32 PM

Really? I will have to keep that in mind. I've been wanting to rhino line the inside . The first time I went in the mud my carpets were destroyed. Haha

Kynaston1474 11-13-2011 12:11 AM

I'm putting in a Herculiner on my next paycheck, the carpet is doomed, DOOMED i say! LoL

stykthyn 11-13-2011 05:24 AM

I pitched the carpet and run without the floor plugs. You can feel the heat radiating from the transmission and exhaust.

Kynaston1474 11-13-2011 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by stykthyn (Post 1741000)
I pitched the carpet and run without the floor plugs. You can feel the heat radiating from the transmission and exhaust.

+1 :thumb:

loganInaYj 11-13-2011 12:07 PM

Nice so it stays warmer huh? This might be a problem in the summer in Cali. Were I live it can sore to 125 degrees sometimes. And I DON'T have a/c :-(

stykthyn 11-13-2011 12:13 PM

I put down some id the really thick deep well floor mats and it really cut down on the road noise but it didn't do much for the heat. I dd my rig and it was 101* and 85% humidity for most of the summer. As long as I kept moving it was tolerable. Getting gridlocked was a beotch.

Kynaston1474 11-13-2011 12:26 PM

Toughen up buttercup. I was down in SC this summer around 120 in a full motorcycle suit and a full helmet in 120, sitting on a hot engine. Also, fix your AC! :P

loganInaYj 11-13-2011 12:54 PM

Hey that's daily from June to September . It's brutal. I also have a skin disorder, I don't persperate well. I have been advised about heat strokes . My solution for a/c is a wet shirt and a squirt gun in my cup holder . Lol . My jeep have no a/c pump / compressor , etc just the heater.

Kynaston1474 11-13-2011 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by loganInaYj (Post 1741629)
Hey that's daily from June to September . It's brutal. I also have a skin disorder, I don't persperate well. I have been advised about heat strokes . My solution for a/c is a wet shirt and a squirt gun in my cup holder . Lol . My jeep have no a/c pump / compressor , etc just the heater.

:thumb:

I'll trade with ya, I have a disorder that makes me sweat too much. Seriously though, that sucks.

Garyk 11-13-2011 01:15 PM

Bishko Automobile Liturature available for 1994, Jeep, Shop Manual

They have the manual you are looking for...These are hard copies, there is another site but can't remember what the name of it is, they sell cds for about $30

loganInaYj 11-13-2011 01:23 PM

That's what's everyone that sweats alot says ! Haha but i would do anything in the world to sweat normal . My head throbs when I get hot. Really quick . Beside our problems , haha I think I'm gonna remove my carpet today. Do I need to sand off the glue before I rhino line it?

Kynaston1474 11-13-2011 01:42 PM

You know, I have no idea but I would think it would be a good idea. I think you need to thoroughly sand the floor to promote adhesion.

Kynaston1474 11-13-2011 04:08 PM

I was thinking the extra heat from removing carpet could be remedied by plugging the drainage holes.


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