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Old 09-21-2016, 07:05 PM
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I know absolutely nothing about jeeps and just bought my first xj. 91 Laredo, 4.0 auto. gonna be strictly junkyard and mismatch parts. I expect to not spend over a grand. currently only have 200 bucks in it. only thing wrong is the rear end. plan on just welding it back
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:08 PM
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Congrats on the purchase. What's wrong with the rear axle?
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:09 PM
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Congrats on the purchase. What's wrong with the rear axle?
also have you checked out "what junkyard parts will fit/work on my jeep" thread?
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:21 PM
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hahaha.... I have 8 or 9 grand invested in my $500 jeep...
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:27 AM
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Okay so i made an actual account instead of using Facebook. Ill just continue the build on this thread. If i end up with more than 1000 in it, im selling it. And yes i have checked out the junkyard thread. picked up some camaro retainers already
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:44 AM
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I was also hoping for less than $1000 into mine as well. $2000 later...
I think these are more about love than money
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:57 PM
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Only pic I have right now. Sorry about the idiots on top of it
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Mason Smith View Post
I expect to not spend over a grand.
Famous last words...
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:31 PM
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Those aren't "idiots", that's your "labor pool".
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Scott'sXJ View Post
Those aren't "idiots", that's your "labor pool".
HAHA they tend to do more talking than working. I have an interesting find that i haven't researched yet. It blows a little oil and smokes out of the breather tube. Whats broken? valve hanging up? Or is it blow by? Doesnt seem to be down on power

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Old 09-22-2016, 10:08 PM
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[QUOTE=Joecam18;3309414]Famous last words...[/Q
I just have to keep reminding myself that its a POS and not fall in love haha
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[QUOTE=Racinmason8;3309449]
Originally Posted by Joecam18 View Post
Famous last words...[/Q
I just have to keep reminding myself that its a POS and not fall in love haha
The former unfortunately does not prevent the latter lol
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:36 PM
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Anyone run mastercraft mxt? i bought some today. price was right
265/75r16
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Ordered new head gasket and valve cover gasket. Just going to run the breather tube down to the ground. Going to clean up the throttle body too, the oil was coming into the air box through the breather tube then oil was going back into the throttle body. Just throwing a tractor air filter on there
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Originally Posted by Racinmason8 View Post
Ordered new head gasket and valve cover gasket. Just going to run the breather tube down to the ground. Going to clean up the throttle body too, the oil was coming into the air box through the breather tube then oil was going back into the throttle body. Just throwing a tractor air filter on there
Nooooooooo!
What you have is blow by. Not a huge deal if its a small quantity of oil, but could indicate a bigger problem down the line.
Install a catch can between the breather outlet and the air box. You can buy them, or for only a few bucks, you can make one. There are tons of videos on YouTube. Look it up and do that.
There's 2 reasons I say this.
1. It's cleaner for the trails and your car.
Blowing oil all over your frame is just messy.
2. It will give you an idea of how much oil you're actually using. And will let you know if the piston rings are just a little worn, or if its time for a rebuild.

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