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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Just dropped my baby off at the hospital to have her A/C clutch surgery tomorrow and steam clean/sanitize her private parts down below...

Can't wait to get pick her up, treat her to a drink of premium and ride her brains out - its been over 2 weeks now.
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I couldn't have said it any better.....
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Here's what I did to the WJ yesterday, spent most of the afternoon hosing out the engine bay and undercarriage, vacuumed the interior and washed the mats, cleaned the vinyl and leather, washed, clayed, and waxed the paint, shined the tires, cleaned and rainx'd the glass, then sat down and had a beer. Today my arm is telling me its time to invest in an orbital polisher for next time lol. Here is the end result!









Is that paint or a mirror?
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Just dropped my baby off at the hospital to have her A/C clutch surgery tomorrow and steam clean/sanitize her private parts down below...

Can't wait to get pick her up, treat her to a drink of premium and ride her brains out - its been over 2 weeks now.
thats hilarious! Have fun with her!
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Wow, that is looking sooooo fresh Aaron - seriously nice work.


Oh, we'll have fun alright...
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Just dropped my baby off at the hospital to have her A/C clutch surgery tomorrow and steam clean/sanitize her private parts down below...

Can't wait to get pick her up, treat her to a drink of premium and ride her brains out - its been over 2 weeks now.
Marty you're starting to sound more and more like that Ohio guy.Please limit your exposure to him Glad she's back buddy!

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Here's what I did to the WJ yesterday, spent most of the afternoon hosing out the engine bay and undercarriage, vacuumed the interior and washed the mats, cleaned the vinyl and leather, washed, clayed, and waxed the paint, shined the tires, cleaned and rainx'd the glass, then sat down and had a beer. Today my arm is telling me its time to invest in an orbital polisher for next time lol. Here is the end result!
So your Jeep IS blue That's some serious shinage brotha. Excellent job! Now have another beer to make sure all the pain is gone.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

What Ohio guy? I'm a NJ guy...I just happen to have landed in the Oh-H

Aaron...dude...looks FRESH
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Thanks guys, I'm loving the way it turned out! Don't fret dave, I ended up having a few more beers that night
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Bad news....

Surgeon phoned me this afternoon, operation wasn't a complete success. Turns out the clutch has completely melted onto the input shaft. They did manage to fit the new clutch but the snap rings don't really 'snap' into anything and the only real thing holding it in is the nut at the front of the pulley which they said probably isn't designed to take that kind of stress...

Picking her up tomorrow morning, they recommended she spends the night to rest from the op and so they can monitor her...


So going to need to order a A/C compressor after all.
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That sucks Marty, good luck getting her back to 100%! The joys of owning a 10+ year old vehicle.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Marty don't run it any more than you have to! Those snap rings hold the actual pulley/bearing in a specific place on the shaft. This determines your clearance to the front plate. If the ring doesn't hold the pulley it could walk forward and start trying to engage even with the air off. It most likely won't fully engage so you'll end up burning up your new clutch.I would pull the clutch back off and see if you could return it for credit because it's gonna be hard to get a new compressor without a new clutch already on it. Sorry for the bad news buddy.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Yup, ordered a compressor and it does indeed come with the clutch. I'll keep the other one as a spare. For the cost of the clutch it would be more hassle to return that its worth - shipping to the US isn't cheap and it has been fitted so IDK if they would refund me.

Good news though...

One of the guys at work has a brother who owns a bodyshop who just invested a load of cash into a chrome painted thing. Cosmichrome IIRC. They can basically spray on chrome plating to any part.

Thinking of getting the compressor done in it and also buying a used alternator from ebay stripping it and getting him to paint the casing. Should look baller.
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