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Old 06-12-2014, 10:20 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

While changing a leaky a/c compressor manifold gasket I dropped a one of a kind bolt down behind the comp.After fishing around with no luck as a last resort I begrudgingly removed the comp in hope of finding it.Luckily I found the bolt under the intake manifold but I also found this. Years of leaves and debris under the intake.Talk about a fire hazard!



Sucked what I could out with a shop vac.





3 bolts hold the compressor on and the a/c hoses should give you enough slack to move it out of the way so I think I'm gonna do this at least every couple of years.My system was empty due to the faulty gasket so I just removed it entirely.

Everything all buttoned back up.Even cleaned up the timing cover some.Nice feeling to have everything new up there.







Shined things up a bit









One thing of note is at 75k both of the idler pulleys were about shot and probably would have failed within the year.Might pay to pull the belt and give them a spin.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:28 AM
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Nice work! The job isn't done until everything is cleaned up.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:14 AM
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Nice work! The job isn't done until everything is cleaned up.
That's what she said...
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:03 PM
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Powerwashed under the hood and exterior before I gave it the first hand wash since I left Nebraska last September. Then I give it a quick wax job/detail.
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Powerwashed under the hood and exterior before I gave it the first hand wash since I left Nebraska last September. Then I give it a quick wax job/detail.
It didn't happen unless there are pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I need to get a nice pic whore session going like the old days. I've been slacking. Mine just got a coat of wax tonight.
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One thing of note is at 75k both of the idler pulleys were about shot and probably would have failed within the year.Might pay to pull the belt and give them a spin.
This is indeed a very good tip. Eventhough the bearings are sealed, the grease goes out over time and as soon as they start running dry, they wear rapidly and eventually can seize, destroying the belt and eventual other side damage. We saw an example of this before with one of our members and at least it will keep you stranded somewhere (and that normally happens on the worst time at the worst place)
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It didn't happen unless there are pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I need to get a nice pic whore session going like the old days. I've been slacking. Mine just got a coat of wax tonight.

While they are not great they still are PICS!!!!



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More proof of my work after a photo op at work. I am surprised how much brighter white it looks than the pics from yesterday.







I like this one!









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Looking good Trav1s!

Next up for me will be more repair work, it appears the rear wiper went past the end stop and got stuck on the other side. Now its stuck half up and I can't open the rear glass. Motor is ok as it still moves some, but won't go back beyond a certain point.
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Next up for me will be more repair work, it appears the rear wiper went past the end stop and got stuck on the other side. Now its stuck half up and I can't open the rear glass. Motor is ok as it still moves some, but won't go back beyond a certain point.
There is probably something wrong inside the gearbox, skipped some tooth or so. Don´t know if you can open the gearbox up to have a look.
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[QUOTE=Trav1s;1037742]More proof of my work after a photo op at work. I am surprised how much brighter white it looks than the pics from yesterday.

Dude! Looks amazing!
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