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Old 03-15-2010, 06:42 PM
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This isn't going to be much of a build since I'm broke, lol
But I will still keep track of it here.
I found a cheap 94 zj laredo. Some minor rust, runs, sort of.it has a really rough idle and runs rough.


First thing I did was get rid of this
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:48 PM
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Then trying to get it running right.
Pulled the plugs and found these

So, changed plugs, wires,cap and rotor, cleaned throttle body and iac, still runs rough.
May as well do some cosmetic work...
The cladding just wasn't working for me, so it had to go. And I hate the wheels, but I hated them a little less after a quick coat of paint
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:51 PM
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Wasn't feeling the chrome


So black it had to be
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:52 PM
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Looks to be in pretty good shape. Not bad looking really.
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Lots of mods planned, as well as some homebuilt accessories to be built, but first have to figue the running problem
One more pic for now
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Looks to be in pretty good shape. Not bad looking really.
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Thanks, its pretty solid for 298,000 miles
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It looks weird without the factory tints and no cladding lol. How hard was it to take the cladding off? I was thinking of doing the same to mine
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It looks weird without the factory tints and no cladding lol. How hard was it to take the cladding off? I was thinking of doing the same to mine
Tints?
The cladding is super easy to take off
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Tints?
The cladding is super easy to take off
well factory tinted/smoked windows. My 95 ZJ has all windows tinted except for the fronts and windshield. I think its called privacy glass
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well factory tinted/smoked windows. My 95 ZJ has all windows tinted except for the fronts and windshield. I think its called privacy glass
Yeah, it definitely needs it
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try a can of seafoam in the gas or maybe some type of injector cleaner. maybe that is what is causing the rough idle. how bad was the cap and rotor? That spark plug is insanely fouled.
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Unfortunately I found the problem, no compression on cyl 2 and 3
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Looks like you found a super rare Blue Fairy model ultra hard to find outside of Kazakhstan hahahah borat probably imported it
........just kiddin keep up the good work looks good with out the clading ....what are you gona do about the engine ....

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This isn't going to be much of a build since I'm broke, lol
But I will still keep track of it here.
I found a cheap 94 zj laredo. Some minor rust, runs, sort of.it has a really rough idle and runs rough.


First thing I did was get rid of this
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:53 AM
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Going to pull the head and see if its the head or just the gasket
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you would be better off if it is the head gasket or head so long as it isn't the piston rings. Are you getting water in the oil? The pic of the plug was really fussy but it does look like it could be from getting water into the cylinder so I am leaning towards head gasket and maybe a warped head. previous owner might of overheated and warped the head and then the gasket blew.
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