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Old 01-15-2016, 03:22 PM
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Just bought my first WJ!

A first owner black 4.7 Limited Quadra drive what has ran only 16.675 miles from new!
No fault codes runs like a dream will change all the filters and fluids and off we go.

only thing i noticed was that after i turn he ignition off he keeps sort of running for a couple of seconds and the switch off.

Any ideas? the car hasn't been used properly for ages, so i kind of hope some fresh fuel and a proper trip will clear this ssue.

Pic from underneath all factory stickers still on the axles and so forth!
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Old 01-15-2016, 05:25 PM
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Re: Just bought my first WJ!

Congrats on the jeep, good you found such a low milage one.
Can it be that the auto shutdown relay is a bit sticky? Just swap it with the transmission relay to be sure.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:57 PM
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Re: Just bought my first WJ!

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Congrats on the jeep, good you found such a low milage one.
Can it be that the auto shutdown relay is a bit sticky? Just swap it with the transmission relay to be sure.
Good suggestion!
Will check asap, in the same parking garage at Ipanema beach was a 1993 Benz S500 what ran only 13.000 miles from new.
The 93 year old owner starts it once week and that's it.. Must be so many hidden gems standing around in the richer areas of Rio de Janeiro..

Well I found my y2k for 7000$ so can't complain change filters fluids and she is good to go.
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Old 01-16-2016, 03:38 AM
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Re: Just bought my first WJ!

Now the million dollar question, the trans shifts perfectly, fluid is cristal clear and smells like new.
Im thinking to pump out as much as i can via the dipstick, drive it untill i reach 30K miles.
Then drop the pan and change the filters and fluid, i am just thinking like this ill have a fresher total amount of fluid after 30K instead of doing the pan drop and filter change now.

Any thoughts?
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I would always want to change the filters at the same time i change the fluid, but i hear what you are saying. You could change the filters now and remove the return line from the transmission oil cooler and drain the return fluid, which comes from the torque converter. This way you get more fresh fluid in. If the fluid was never changed before and only so few miles driven over all these years, the question is how was the jeep used. Only short distances in town, without warming up sufficiently, or mostly highway miles. During short distance driving, the transmission fluid doesn´t warm up and eventual moisture mixes in the fluid. In this case i would want to change as much as possible the fluid.
In case of mostly highway miles, you could do as you stated.
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Re: Just bought my first WJ!

Thanks for the input,

I'm pretty sure this car was stuck in traffic 80% of the time.
So what ur saying is , drop the pan change filters fill it up with fresh fluid .
Disconnect oil cooler line and let the pump push out old fluid until fresh fluid comes out.

Makes sense as soon as I have the +4 at home ill start doing the procedure described above.
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Old 01-16-2016, 02:06 PM
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Yes, thats it. Ofcourse the fluid will already mix inside the torque converter, so 100% fresh fluid you will not get. And its the perfect opportunity to put a Transgo shiftkit in it. It will lower the transmission temperature by reducing the clutch overlap times (less wear as well) and the higher line pressure will reduce the possibility of clutch slippage. The shifts will be more noticeable though.
Also lowering the pan gives you the opportunity to check for any abnormal wear particles on the magnet, eventhough i won´t expect any with this low milage.
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Transgo maybe next time will take forever to get one here in Rio
Now on the lookout for five new tires, the original fabrication date 8/99 tires are still on the car and by the looks of it the didn't keep a proper rotation schedule.
Difference isn't much but it shows, I'll go for the 265/70 16 tyres and on the spare I'll fit a new one too.
As far as I can gather on the World Wide Web a 265/70 just about fits in the spare tyre well.
Next on the menu is a 2" lift, where did you get your shocks from here in BR?
Stock shocks are still okay but I'm told it's better to have some longer ones with a 2" lift.


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My jeep is standard ride height, i put some KYB gas-a-just on it. Monotube shocks which are stiffer then the original shocks, but make the control much better. Bought them from Rockauto.com.
As i mentioned before, the NV247 T-case doesn´t handle tire wear differences front to rear very well. This because of the principle of the progressive coupling. It works on the speed difference between the front and the rear prop shafts (which you will get when the tire wear front/rear is not within limits). The speed difference will activate the g-rotor pump and the clutch inside the progressive coupling will engage. The smaller the speed difference, the lower the pressure from the pump and the less wear to the clutch plates, but because it is a constant speed difference, the clutch will eventually wear prematurely. For this reason is the tire rotation on regular basis a must.
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Re: Just bought my first WJ!

Yes im aware of that, so that's why I'm going to buy 5 new tires including spare.
The wear is within limits on the inside of the front tires only on the outside it seems a bit more worn compared the rears.

Pretty sure rotation has been done the first maintenance service done by the stealer only it appears they skipped the last time round.



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Re: Just bought my first WJ!

Finally brought the WJ home ,20 odd miles trip.
Eventful one it was the left rear calliper started binding entering a 2 mile long tunnel.
Got out in the end billowing smoke from the brake , fair to say the calliper is toast hahaha,disconnected the brake line found some aluminium foil beside the road rolled it into a little ball what I put in the female part of the brake line.
Screwed in the male part and managed to block the fluid going into the calliper , applied some controlled lol force to get the pads free and managed to get home with three brakes.
Some issues showed up, the evic is not responding very well , it works but can't change the settings it seems that some buttons don't work but it might get back online after a while because in the beginning not one button functioned and now the menu one does.
Driver side power seat all mothers work but I guess the hinges are tight or smth, can't get full adjustment yet.. Just soaked the hinges in WD 40 lets see what will be the result tomorrow.
Tires I reaLly need to change, fronts are way more worn then the rears, tight corners I can feel the NV 247 working its ass off so better don't wait too long.
Stereo infinity gold, basically sucks and left rear speaker isn't working.

Other than those issues mentioned the car is simply brand new, like a time machine really I will shoot some pics tomorrow when I start changing all fluids and filters ,v belt ,wiper blades, the whole lot.

Must say the WJ is a huge improvement over my 130k Laredo ZJ




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