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Old 05-15-2019, 08:57 PM
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Where did you get your gears done? I don't know if you saw the other threads, but I have been having a little trouble with mine and might want to have a good shop look at them.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:44 AM
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Where did you get your gears done? I don't know if you saw the other threads, but I have been having a little trouble with mine and might want to have a good shop look at them.
I used Aamco in Dover. They give a Infidel Jeeper discount, $400 in labor per axle. I recommend it. If you're on facebook look up Brandon Diaz, he's the manager there and sets everything up, very responsive and clear with any questions or concerns.
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Thanks, I'll give them a try. Right now I'm looking fore somebody to fix what I got. Hopefully it can be salvaged.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:32 PM
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Topped the coolant off and ran it today. Sat in the garage revving it for 25 minutes with the tach not passing 195. I'll repeat the process again before driving it to ensure all the air bubbles are out. Took just about 3 gallons, does that sound right? Also poured in a quart of new trans fluid to help top it off.
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Topped the coolant off and ran it today. Sat in the garage revving it for 25 minutes with the tach not passing 195. I'll repeat the process again before driving it to ensure all the air bubbles are out. Took just about 3 gallons, does that sound right? Also poured in a quart of new trans fluid to help top it off.
Almost positive the capacity of the cooling system in my '00 XJ is 3 gallons when bone dry. When I swap out my anti- freeze, which I do every other year by dropping the lower radiator hose (I use the green) , I usually end up using about 2 gallons to get her filled back up.
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Drove it for the first time to the gym about 20 minutes and back. I feel like the motor isn't work as much with the new parts. I'm thinking I drilled the top hole too big on the thermostat to burp the closed system better since it still didn't go past 180-195ish. It was only around 70 here though so we'll see how it works when it gets in the 90s+, not too concerned until maybe the winter. Trans tunnel felt noticeably cooler compared to how it would be prior for the same drive. So far so good.
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Wait, are you saying you're worried it's running TOO cold?
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Wait, are you saying you're worried it's running TOO cold?
For now in the 70s around 195 it's fine, i'm thinking wheeling and in the 90s it'll be close to spot on 210. But in the winter months I'm thinking I might need to swap it out for a different thermostat.
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