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#22084 of 23397 Re: 1989 jeep wrangler schematics [mac24]
Sep 17, 2006 (8:56 am)
oops- inline 6? remember I'm blond- thats my story and I'm stickin' to it!!! hehe! I even pondered the thought that since this has been sitting up since early 2004 that the vacuum lines might just be rotten- he bought this out of someones pasture for $800.00. It has the hardtop,bimini top and the softtop. all in excellent condition- not a tear or rip or scuff on the seats or floorboard- how lucky can one guy get? we are going to try the wd-40 trick. and putting two more sets of eyes- maybe he just forgot to hook one up- next thing I thought about was...did they have an O2 sensor- they cause so many problems. or even donut gasket will make for havoc.
#22085 of 23397 Re: 1989 jeep wrangler schematics [susiebradford]
Sep 17, 2006 (9:30 am)
Certainly sounds like a deal. Do a good check for rust problems though, as a vehicle sitting on grass for any length of time will get very damp underneath.
Don't know about the O² sensor, but I doubt it as that year uses a carb. Won't take you long to look and see though.
As he's working without a manual, you might want to check that the head was torqued down to the correct values and in the correct sequence. Did he have it checked for flatness while it was off?
#22086 of 23397 Hi to all of my old "buds" in here
Sep 17, 2006 (5:00 pm)
I know that I pretty much checked out on you guys the last several months, but I didn't forget you.
I lost much of my enthusiasm for Jeeps and for " wheelin' " for a while, but it's sort of coming back now. As you who have been around here for a while know, I lost my best friend of the four-legged persuasion a year ago almost to the day. On September 19th last year, I had to have my best Jeepin' Buddy, Ross Allen, put to sleep.
He was with me the very first time that I ever went wheelin', and he went with me every time I ever went to Turkey Bay, except the time my boss and his two sons went, and I had to put the back seat back in. It broke my heart and his as well to leave him home that day.
I still had good friends out there on the trails, and I didn't stop wheelin', but it was just not the same without my Puppy there with me. Spending the entire day with him was one of the very best things about wheelin'; it was something I so closely identified with Ross Allen that it was almost impossible to keep going after losing him.
I now have Hank to go with me, and he loves it. He is making me a really good Jeep Buddy, and I think old Ross Allen must have had something to do with my finding Hank.
I had just started to recover from losing Ross Allen, and next thing I knew, one of my very best human friends, Gill Blue, the owner of a Jeep website that I hang out in all the time, found out that he had cancer. That was in early April this year, and Gill died on August 31st, three and a half weeks ago.
I have lost two Jeep Buddies that I loved dearly. This world can be such a sad place sometimes, can't it?
Dog lovers will probably enjoy the website that I made to honor my Rossie Pup, but it will almost certainly evoke some tears.
Hopefully, I am back now. I might not post with anything like the frequency that I used to, but I'll be around a lot more now than I have been for the last several months.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#22087 of 23397 Re: The question that everybody asks: What kind of engine oil are you using? [brazuca]
Sep 18, 2006 (6:04 am)
I've run my 1999 Sahara on Mobil 1 10W30 since I bought it with 36K on the clock. I change the oil at 7.5K intervals using a Mobil 1 filter. It now has over 95K, uses no oil between changes, and runs like a scalded cat. If you go with a non synthetic I'd follow Mac's advice- use any SL/SM rated oil of the proper viscosity and change it at 3K-5K intervals. I also second Mac's idea to change all the fluids while you are at it. Again, I use Mobil 1 lubricants and change them at 60K intervals.
#22088 of 23397 Re: Hi to all of my old "buds" in here [tsjay]
Sep 18, 2006 (6:23 am)
Tom, I have watched both here and at Gill's over the last year how you've been doing. I know Deb and I have been worried about you and how you've been doing.
I will personally say that it is mainly your advice and meeting you in March of 04 and riding with you at TB that led me to making Kermit my own and building him up so I could wheel with you and the IAJ group.
The pain you've been going through has been tremendous and I've never doubted or questioned the reasons you've slowed down from the 'net. I understood and still do.
I appreciate that you called and asked me questions about the OME stuff and it brought a smile to my face knowing that the guy who essentially got me into wheeling called and asked me advice/questions about the lift I've been using.
Glad you love the OME lift, as I knew you would. I hope to see you on the trails at TB sometime. Just let me ride behind you until I get used to wheeling Kermit again after my flop.
You have a lot of friends here and on the IAJ site. We are always here for you and VERY happy to see you posting and working on Thelma Jane again!
#22089 of 23397 TJ Loose Steering
Sep 18, 2006 (6:27 am)
After driving Kermit for the first time in a long while, I noticed how loose my steering is. Quite a bit of play. Where should I look to tighten and/or replace to regain the better response?
My initial thoughts were the tie rod ends. If they are priced high enough, I'd probably opt for the ZJ V8 tie rod upgrade and put a beefier tie rod in at the same time. But I'm not sure what else I should look at.
#22090 of 23397 Re: TJ Loose Steering [erickpl]
Sep 18, 2006 (8:02 am)
You need a helper to properly check this out.
With the engine running and the vehicle on a high traction surface, like dry concrete or asphalt, have them slowly rotate the steering wheel 90º one way, then back to center, then 90º the other way, then continue as necessary.
You should be laying at the front end and looking carefully at each steering joint and connection in turn. Start at the steering box and work outwards each side to the tie rod ends. Any excess movement will be clear, but what you're feeling may be made up of an accumulation of wear in several joints.
#22091 of 23397 Re: TJ Loose Steering [mac24]
Sep 18, 2006 (8:49 am)
Thanks. I copied that down and printed it so I have it available when I look at it.
Sounds logical enough to do.
Sep 18, 2006 (10:25 am)
Looks to me like Tom just might be getting active again.
#22093 of 23397 Re: Some Good News [wheelsdown]
Sep 18, 2006 (12:43 pm)
Have you hugged your Jeep today?