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  1. #1641
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    What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Swapped 4x4 sensor on transfer case. The old one failed.
    Rebuilt backup flood lights with new reflective shields and bulbs. Fixed a bad ground on the one. Added some silicone calk to potential leak points. Will be swapping original screws with Stainless or brass.

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    Regards,
    JPNinPA

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    Last edited by TerryMason; 07-27-2021 at 07:40 PM.
    "Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up" - Jesse Jackson

  2. #1642
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    Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Very nice JpN. I added reflective tape to my housings several years ago
    Last edited by Turbogus; 08-20-2020 at 04:06 PM.
    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

  3. #1643
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    What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Thanks. If anyone else has these lights.
    I siliconed only the top of the outer housing. The part that holds the lense in. I left the bottom alone for drainage. The lights were taking on water during rain showers just sitting in the driveway. I used thin film of silicone on the gasket to hold it in place. Also a small amount on the outside of grommet cause it seemed loose. I'm guessing the plastic changes shape over time in the sun and form leak points.


    Regards,
    JPNinPA

    Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. -Jesse Jackson
    Last edited by JPNinPA; 08-17-2020 at 10:03 PM.
    "Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up" - Jesse Jackson

  4. #1644
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    Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Installed a Standard dimmer switch into 'Black Betty' on account that I used the existing dimmer to address a bad Multifunction Switch in my van
    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

  5. #1645
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    Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Put a third wheel cylinder on my 73 CJ5.
    I have one left to replace and then run the lines and bleed them.

  6. #1646
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    Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tswiczko View Post
    Put a third wheel cylinder on my 73 CJ5.
    I have one left to replace and then run the lines and bleed them.
    I've bled so may brakes that I've gotten pretty good at it. I like to use a piece of aquarium tubing over the bleeder valve, down into a soda bottle. It keeps things from getting messy, and helps prevent air from getting into the lines.
    My 2005 Wrangler Build Thread

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

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    What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryMason View Post
    I've bled so may brakes that I've gotten pretty good at it. I like to use a piece of aquarium tubing over the bleeder valve, down into a soda bottle. It keeps things from getting messy, and helps prevent air from getting into the lines.
    I used that method.

    Now use a pumpI bought from HF. I just have to keep the reservoir full while drawing it through.

    Brake Bleeder and Vacuum Pump Kit

    Never look down on anyone unless you are helping them up - Jesse Jackson
    Last edited by JPNinPA; 07-27-2021 at 07:56 PM.
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  8. #1648
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    Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Replaced the rear differential cover that had a rust hole in it and replaced the gear lube.

  9. #1649
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    Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tswiczko View Post
    Replaced the rear differential cover that had a rust hole in it and replaced the gear lube.
    I'm always surprised how bad that gear lube smells. Gets me every time.
    My 2005 Wrangler Build Thread

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

  10. #1650

    Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    While I've seen it before I've never understood how a diff cover can rust thru when it's coated with oil. Gear oil does have a distinctive odor.

  11. #1651
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    Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Quote Originally Posted by mark sr View Post
    While I've seen it before I've never understood how a diff cover can rust thru when it's coated with oil. Gear oil does have a distinctive odor.
    The oil does not permeate the metal. If it did it would be called.a leak. The oil does not chemically change the metal or its properties. So any pinhole in the exterior paint can lead to rust through. Water does chemically change the metal to a weaker oxidized state. The oxide is hydrophilic so it absorbs moisture leading to more rust or oxidation.

    Ive seen rust on the inside due to water getting in. Despite the oil properties as it brakes down it absorbs the water breaking it down more until it reaches the metal. At this point rusting starts.


    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

  12. #1652

    Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    We bought our youngest son an 03 tj right hand drive, just because it looks cool. We hadn't had any jeeps for a long time but our oldest son, who had a 99 xj gave it to my wife when we bought him a Veloster and now our youngest the tj.

    Oldest didn't want the xj anymore since he didn't like the gas mileage and was going to Texas a+m still. The Veloster gives him good mileage for his last year at tamu and should last him a bit in the army. The tj will for sure last our youngest for his two years left in the army at fort Carson Colorado.

    I can't load any pics for you guys, oddly
    99 xj with 350k miles on it. Still runs great

  13. #1653

    Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    OH BOY...what havent I done to it. I replaced the front shocks. Greased the joints. Installed an aftermarket radio. Put in a sound bar. Added a set of LED fog lights. Bought a set of 31" tires. All of this was done between Fri Aug 13 and sun Aug 15

  14. #1654
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    Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChooChooBig View Post
    Installed an aftermarket radio. Put in a sound bar.
    What did you go with for a stereo? I've been happy with mine, but it's got to be 7 years old. Does have bluetooth though. I've thought about upgrading, but I'm not sure how weatherproof the new ones are.
    My 2005 Wrangler Build Thread

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  15. #1655

    Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Looked under the new jeep to see what axle it had. I guess we got lucky because it's a d44
    99 xj with 350k miles on it. Still runs great

  16. Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

    Changed oil in transfer case and engine, Tomorrow grease and check fluids in differential . Maybe pressure wash it, aint had a bath in 5 yrs. contemplate what size new tires I want for a 94 yj stock. thinking of 30X 12.5 . I think they will clear no problem.
    Needs to go yonder.

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