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Old 03-07-2016, 10:11 AM
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Hey all im a new guy here who's been lurking around checking out all the builds going on. I currently have a 1995 cherokee that I bought for 400 bucks because the previous owner thought the head gasket was blown. i plan on doing a 3" lift probably a rough county only because of a limited budget. I've put a 1000miles or more on the cherokee with no overheat problems whatsoever so im thinkin the head gasket is fine although the valve cover and oil adapter are leaking like a faucet..just started on the tear down here are some pics.

so far I replaced the valver cover gasket with the felpro perma dry gasket and the thermostat .
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:13 AM
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I also installed a new track bar..had a terrible clunking noise going on crawled under it had my son turn the steering wheel and track bar was moving around like it was doin a jig
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:14 PM
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Im a marine mechanic by trade almost 30yrs of it and I've been in some tight spot but wow! lol




not sure thats goin back in ...might just delete it just gonna be a hunting fishin rig anyways not gonna see much off roading
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Old 03-07-2016, 06:44 PM
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welp i decided the oil filter adapter better go back on ....some genius designed it this way so probably best to put it back the way it was also changed the oil
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:48 PM
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Found my build sheet online today.

Equipment Listing
VIN 1J4FJ68S4SL601844
Vehicle Description 1995 JEEP CHEROKEE
Power Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
Rear Fold w/Removable Cushion Seat
Driver Air Bag Only
Carpets - Floor and Cargo Area
Cargo Compartment Carpet
Plastic Liftgate Trim Panel
Passenger Assist Handles
4-Speed Automatic AW4 Transmission
Lock-Up Torque Converter
Floor Mount Automatic Shift Lever
Dana M30/181MM Front Axle
3.55 Rear Axle Ratio
Tinted Windshield Glass
Front Door Tinted Glass
Fixed Door Vent Glass
Instrument Panel Black Bezel
85 MPH Primary Speedometer
Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Cigar Lighter
Dual Note Electric Horns
DESCRIPTION NOT AVAILABLE
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STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Headlamps On Warning Chimes
Glove Box Lamp
Halogen Headlamps
CHMSL Lamp
Black Front Bumper
Black Rear Bumper
Black Grille
Black Windshield Moldings
Rear Qtr Solid Window Insert
Belt Moldings
Body Color Drip Trough Molding
Black Door Handles
Silver/Chrome Badging
Federal Emissions
EVAP Control System
20 Gallon Fuel Tank
Fixed Long Mast Antenna
Power Rack and Pinion Steering
Front Stabilizer Bar
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications
Payload Rating - 1800#
U.S. Dealer Retail
Zone 52-Kansas City
Oklahoma State Code
Oklahoma State Code
Cloth/Vinyl High-Back Bucket Seats
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
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Light Group
Heavy Duty Electrical Group
Skid Plate Group
Trailer Tow Group
Center Band Two Tone Paint
Sport Decor Group
Up Country Suspension Group
Power Equipment Group
90 Amp Alternator
500 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
High Back Bucket Seats
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Cargo Tie Down Loops
Front & Rear Floor Mats
Spare Tire Cover
Full Length Floor Console
Overhead Console
All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
Selec-Trac Full Time 4WD System
Dana 35C/194MM Rear Axle
Trac-Lok Differential Rear Axle
All Engines
4.0L I6 Power Tech Engine
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Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
Left Power Mirror
Right Power Mirror
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All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Air Conditioning
Deluxe Insulation Group
Instrument Cluster w/Tach
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Power Windows
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Courtesy Lamps
Ash Tray Lamp
Cigar Lighter
Underhood Lamp
Cargo Compartment Lamp
Headlamp Off Time Delay
Fog Lamps
Front License Plate Bracket
Roof Rack
Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler
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Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
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Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Heavy Duty Suspension w/Gas Shocks
Delete Rear Stabilizer Bar
Tilt Steering Column
Full Size Spare Tire
P225/75R15 OWL Wrangler AT Tires
Goodyear Brand Tires
15X7.0 Full-Face Steel Wheels
17" Aluminum Spare Wheel
All Steel Wheels
Tow Hooks
Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield
Front Suspension Skid Plate
Manuf Statement of Origin
9 Additional Gallons of Gas
Spring - Left Front
Spring - Left Rear
Spring - Right Front
Spring - Right Rear
FAM: DA TRACKING: 71029T15 MY:2008
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40510-111 Mga 00D
40701-100 Mga 00H
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Customer Preferred Package 2TE
Customer Preferred Package 26E
No Charge Air Conditioning
Customer Preferred Discount
Sold Vehicle
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:45 PM
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Had a major malfunction last sunday pulling a trailer with the my XJ she overheated on the interstate and started knocking before I could get it off the road(I was on a bad curve)....got it home on a trailer pulled the plugs and did a compression check...
#1-120
#2-120
#3-110
#4-110
#5-0...the hole in my pocket money shot ugh..
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I found another jeep with a good motor its a 96 ZJ the body is beat to death just wondering if the lift thats on it would fit my XJ?
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:09 PM
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Well that sucks. Can't help you with the potential ZJ motor swap, seems like it ought to but don't know about mounts and so forth.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:30 PM
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This Jeep is going to be awesome when you are done man!
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:27 PM
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Got the HEEP drug home today motor sounds good while I have it out gonna go thru it with all new gaskets from top to bottom front to back
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:32 PM
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looks like Im gonna have some extra parts to get rid off if anyone needs them theyll be el cheapo for sure..PO says rear end is welded not sure what the gear ratio is ..gonna have to borrow the neighbors powerwasher to get all the mud out from underneath before I even start the pulling process ugh its nasty under there (cow pasture musta been his main mudhole)
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:34 PM
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Best thing about going after the heep today was getting to see one of my battle buddies from my deployment to Iraq he needed an outboard motor and I need his jeep motor so did some trading hadnt seen him in 6 years was a good day all around.

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Old 05-17-2016, 09:47 AM
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Number 5 with a hole right in the center guess JB weld is outa the question lol...pic is a little fuzzy


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Old 05-17-2016, 09:48 AM
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I think my head is still good hopefully it is just in case I need a spare for the other motor..
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:15 PM
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Im slowly getting the motor cleaned up from the HEEP that's now a yard ornament (thats what the wife calls it...) I see money to recoup for the new parts im gonna need to get this motor installed..transfercase ,auto trans,and both axles should be worth a little to somebody needing them .

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Old 05-20-2016, 02:41 PM
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Keep at it. Been lurking for a while as well. Can't wait to get my hands on an XJ!
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