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  1. #41
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    Re: TerryMason's 2005 Jeep TJ Build

    It's been a while, so I took a few more shots of my Jeep

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    My 2005 Wrangler Build Thread

    He who is without oil shall throw the first rod. -Compressions 8.7:1

  2. #42

    Re: TerryMason's 2005 Jeep TJ Build

    Wow, I really enjoyed checking out your Wrangler upgrades. I'm still trying to unseize engine. I have a 4" lift kit on a shelf in my garage...new springs, shocks, boots. I also purchased a NP 435 four speed transmission to swap out the stock T-90. It needs rebuilding. I'm hoping to restore the 302 cu in v-8 first. If it works, money can go towards other needed items. I'll get some pictures soon. Keep up the good news!!

  3. #43
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    Re: TerryMason's 2005 Jeep TJ Build

    I added a dashcam to my Jeep - works great, and I'm very happy with it. It's a Garmin Dasham Mini, and records great HD video (with sound)

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    I hardwired it in using this fuse with a built-in tap

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    My 2005 Wrangler Build Thread

    He who is without oil shall throw the first rod. -Compressions 8.7:1

  4. Re: TerryMason's 2005 Jeep TJ Build

    You can hardly see it behind the mirror. Great idea with the fuse!


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  5. #45
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    Re: TerryMason's 2005 Jeep TJ Build

    Thanks, I'm happy with how it turned out. I got to use it on my last off-road trip and it worked great.

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    My 2005 Wrangler Build Thread

    He who is without oil shall throw the first rod. -Compressions 8.7:1

  6. Re: TerryMason's 2005 Jeep TJ Build

    To me , your choice of 33's and a 4in total lift is exactly what I need ,,,thanks for the super detailed posts

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    Re: TerryMason's 2005 Jeep TJ Build

    For years I've had a leak in my rear main seal. I decided to finally do something about it.

    Started by removing the engine skid plate. This thing was covered with grime

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    I then pulled the oil pan out. This was the hardest part of the whole ordeal for me. My Jeep has a 1.5 inch body lift, and a low profile skid plate (essentially raising up the skid plate an inch or two. I had to disconnect the mini-cats (exhaust) at the engine, then allow the transmission skid to drop down, and I loosened the exhaust bolts next to the transmission. After all that I was able to get the oil pan out

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    You can see that I ended up getting oil and grime all over the exhaust. This thing smoked like crazy once I finally started it up.

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    I removed the bottom half of the rear main seal.

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    Here you can see a daub of RTV that was added by the factory. I did the same thing when reassembling this.

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    It took a bit of work to get the new rear main seal in. At first I didn't use the included guide correctly (I tried folding it, which didn't work). I ended up tearing the rear main seal, as you can see here

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    I finally figured out how to use the guide correctly, and things went much smoother


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    Finally, I cleaned the oil pan

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    And put my bolts back in.

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    All in all it took me two days, working about 4 hours each. It wasn't a hard job, but it is intimidating, as it's farther in the engine than I've been before.
    The end result is good - I do however have a very slight leak still. Nothing like the way it was before, but still enough to frustrate me a bit.
    My 2005 Wrangler Build Thread

    He who is without oil shall throw the first rod. -Compressions 8.7:1

  8. #48

    Re: TerryMason's 2005 Jeep TJ Build

    that engine look super clean inside. i think you have many many years of life with that engine. its well taken care of
    03 rhd tj

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    Re: TerryMason's 2005 Jeep TJ Build

    Quote Originally Posted by superj View Post
    that engine look super clean inside. i think you have many many years of life with that engine. its well taken care of
    The top end is usually the dirty side. Would you agree?
    Oil Vapors, high heat, crank case vapors, blow by, exhaust ..,


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    Re: TerryMason's 2005 Jeep TJ Build

    Quote Originally Posted by superj View Post
    that engine look super clean inside. i think you have many many years of life with that engine. its well taken care of
    The top end is usually the dirty side. Would you agree?
    Oil Vapors, high heat, crank case vapors, blow by, exhaust ..,


    Never look down on anyone unless you are helping them up - Jesse Jackson
    "Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up" - Jesse Jackson

  11. #51

    Re: TerryMason's 2005 Jeep TJ Build

    for sure the top definitely shows more.
    03 rhd tj

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