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Downs

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Member III

2,827
Hunt County Texas
First Name
Joshua
Last Name
Downs
Member #

20468

Ham Callsign
KK6RBI / WQYH678
Service Branch
USMC 03-16, FIRE/EMS
Got the master cylinder and calipers replaced, rebled the brakes on my brother's CJ7. One step closer to getting this thing out of my garage lol. I also took the repro fender flares I removed off my CJ5 and replaced the front flares that were basically falling off. I'll be doing the rears later I just ran out of gas as I got started on this late and called it quits.





 

TahoePPV

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Member III

3,707
Buda, TX, USA
First Name
Rex
Last Name
Drake
Member #

19540

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KI5GH
Service Branch
Air Force
Oil and filter change. Just rolled 197,000 miles.

while I was down there, I did a preemptive starter replacement. That failed suddenly on theothertwin and cost dearly to have done with towing and shop.
 

Chief Brody

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Adventure

Off-Road Ranger I

733
San Francisco, CA, USA
First Name
Brian
Last Name
Escobar
Member #

26896

Ham Callsign
KN6POR
Upgrade day (also my wife’s birthday but she was out shopping :)

-LFD Off-Road roof racks (w Frontrunner eyelets)
-Lamin-x Amber fog light films
-OB Badge placement

Not pictured: VLEDS 5000k interior dome light, Rome awning & Front Runner 42L water tank w/ hose (will mount those when needed). Also, taking Ham test next week.
 

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Padams7

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Phillip
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Adams
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Well, it was yesterday and the day before…. But we yanked the 3.6 Pentastar at 216,000+ miles. Oil cooler went caput again, overheated again. So we pulled the engine, taking the heads to be hot tanked and decked, replacing timing chains (been running a P0016 code for a while now, culprit is a stretched timing chain). And putting her back together with a 2014+ oil cooler. (Better design, no clip on part at the bottom to fail).

Big props to my Kid Brother, this isn’t like working on an old car with a carb!
 

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Enthusiast III

1,212
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Canada
First Name
Steve
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Adams
Well, it was yesterday and the day before…. But we yanked the 3.6 Pentastar at 216,000+ miles. Oil cooler went caput again, overheated again. So we pulled the engine, taking the heads to be hot tanked and decked, replacing timing chains (been running a P0016 code for a while now, culprit is a stretched timing chain). And putting her back together with a 2014+ oil cooler. (Better design, no clip on part at the bottom to fail).

Big props to my Kid Brother, this isn’t like working on an old car with a carb!
Awesome you are getting it rebuilt, but I am so so glad I have unloaded my pentastar. After reading how many issues they have, in many different vehicles, if I kept my jk I was going to swap in an LS or Coyote into it.
 

Downs

Rank V
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Member III

2,827
Hunt County Texas
First Name
Joshua
Last Name
Downs
Member #

20468

Ham Callsign
KK6RBI / WQYH678
Service Branch
USMC 03-16, FIRE/EMS
Not in my garage but this morning the glass guy showed up at work and put a new windshield in my CJ5. The 46 year old windshield was so scratched driving in the dark was a game of driving via braile when heading towards other headlights. The light would dazzle you.
 
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AT-venturist

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Member III

703
El Dorado Hills, Ca
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19824

Did a quick experimental setup for a 10 gallon, on-board water system. Will drive around like this for a week or two and see what needs changing before finalizing the install.
 

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Enthusiast III

1,212
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Canada
First Name
Steve
Last Name
Adams
I has come to my attention that the sqeaking in the rear of the pat could be the springs in the perches. To combat this, I am taking out the rear springs, putting a bead of urethane around them, spreading it out and letting it dry. Then re installing the springs. Should stop any squeaks that it could be. Next up is to do the brakes, new tires and refresh the suspension.
 
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Desert Runner

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Member III

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Southern Nevada
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Jerold
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F.
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14991

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I has come to my attention that the sqeaking in the rear of the pat could be the springs in the perches. To combat this, I am taking out the rear springs, putting a bead of urethane around them, spreading it out and letting it dry. Then re installing the springs. Should stop any squeaks that it could be. Next up is to do the brakes, new tires and refresh the suspension.
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I used to do prototype vehicle testing, that was 1 or 2 years out on released new model vehicles. Besides power train evaluations, we also did 'fit n finish' write-ups on how chassis components worked together in pre-production models, ie' what problems manifested themselves over a period of time. One issue that came up over a period of actual driving, was the appearance of a component squeek. Sometimes they were not easy to find, and track-down. It would be a issue sometimes over a period of time and distance. A issue might be the component materials in a bushing, or a worn leaf spring pad, that only made noise in certain driving parameters.

Glad you located the issue in your vehicle. Urethane components have come quite a ways from past decades, and are not as susceptible to being noisy in under 'greased' operation's. My BIL has a suspension piece that has not become aggravating enough to fix yet. The vehicle now carries the nickname.....SQUEAKY.......:grin: