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Old 01-09-2020, 03:34 PM
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A little long over due TLC

Well got my new aluminum vc and Felpro gasket on a a couple weeks ago and thought I had oil leak stopped. Still a have a small one on exhaust side on manifold... so decided to go ahead and have my new exhaust installed from front to rear including new manifold. Turn out mine was warped. So the other leak was at time chain cover and fan was blowing it back on manifold. Fixing that also new steering box and broken egr tube. Egr tube going to be capped off and steering box I replaced 6 years ago so warranty replacement for that at no cost. So should be good purring when I get it back.


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My vote for the standard W/F response....taken from another poster mind you. "you may as well say goodbye to your pretty bank account, there's a reason why people say JEEP stands for Just Empty Every Pocket"... :
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My vote for the standard W/F response....taken from another poster mind you. "you may as well say goodbye to your pretty bank account, there's a reason why people say JEEP stands for Just Empty Every Pocket"... :


Well I dipped it too my savings account a we bit. $1500 was the estimated number. Lol


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that kind of coin would buy a lot of tools, hand soap and shop towels if you were to take up wrenching on it yourself.
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that kind of coin would buy a lot of tools, hand soap and shop towels if you were to take up wrenching on it yourself.


I done plenty of wrenching on it myself. On old cars, jeeps,tractors and printing presses, just for a few examples. I have more than enough tool boxes and tools also.


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My vote for the standard W/F response....taken from another poster mind you. "you may as well say goodbye to your pretty bank account, there's a reason why people say JEEP stands for Just Empty Every Pocket"... :


Just like boat acronym break out another thousand


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I done plenty of wrenching on it myself. On old cars, jeeps,tractors and printing presses, just for a few examples. I have more than enough tool boxes and tools also.


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I'll get flamed for this one but oh well. Ive had a few cherokees and they NEVER broke down, nothing ever. The CJ's,YJ's and TJ always something. And I used them the same,comutter,camp vehicle etc. I often wondered about my old powerwagon. D44 and D60, NP435 trans, NP205 case, same as a ford, chevy or Int more or less, and yet the Dodge always had some problem going on. Still miss it and wish I'd never parted with it though. Maybe the human psyche just keeps on saying I can make it better, I can, I can..
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Picked up my old YJ Jeep today, she’s lot quieter now, steering is tighter and no more oil leak.
New exhaust from front to rear including new manifold, timing chain gasket was the other culprit of oil leak blow back,
steering box ( warranty replacement at no cost) , fuel filter, and overall check for any other oil leaks and that’s a negative.
Same shop that put my long block in 10+ years ago.
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I don't have a choice, Can't afford to pay anyone else. lol
You know how I am Joe, I don’t want anyone else working on my vehicles!
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Just Exchange Every Part.


Wranglers are the only vehicles I’ve ever owned that I actually don’t mind something breaking/tearing-up.
It’s just an opportunity to upgrade.

My mechanic and I have an understanding, if he’s working on the Camry, he’s allowed to stick on whatever gets it running.
If he’s working on the YJ it’s OEM or he calls me.


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