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Old 01-26-2019, 07:17 PM
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Speaker project is done. Worked on it over about a week and a half, but in all fairness, I was sick as a dog last weekend right in the middle of the project.
Here is what I went with:

The original speakers were Ok, wiring issued in the door to body harness.

Here is the pass side connection. New wire (upper arrow). Soldered to the blue wires (lower arrow). The connector circled is the one that the speakers connect through.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:52 PM
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So this past weekend, we drove the Jeep to visit family down in NE PA. Down Friday night, back Sat night. About 430 miles round trip.
This was just outside my in-laws side door in PA:


And this happened on the way home:


Now I had a dilemma. Started up the Jeep Sat AM and saw this:

It ran fine, no noises, no smoke, but barely 10 PSI. And the oil pressure was fine on the trip down Friday night.
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So I thought about my options and said f-it. Drove home Sat night. Was very nervous but the longer I drove I the more confident I was that the gauge was reading false pressure.
Tonight after work I went to Napa and bought a new oil pressure sensor and installed it in 10 mins:


And the new sensor yielded the happy dance:


Pic of the Jeep Sunday after the trip down and back, god I hate road salt....


Sunday was decent so a quick wash was in order. Too bad it didn't last.


Happy Jeeping!
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by jturbo View Post
So I thought about my options and said f-it. Drove home Sat night. Was very nervous but the longer I drove I the more confident I was that the gauge was reading false pressure.
Tonight after work I went to Napa and bought a new oil pressure sensor and installed it in 10 mins:
And the new sensor yielded the happy dance:
I used a Napa one, the Echlin line one, on my '00. Was wondering if I should have went Mopar on this. Most guys will tell you to. But thinking it has been in there for over 3 years now and appears fine.
Not sure how smart an idea this was but I rigged it up just last year so I could check my oil pressure whenever I want with minimal trouble.







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Old 02-06-2019, 06:35 PM
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Thanks Ralph - that's a great idea for a true oil pressure gauge hook up!
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Thanks Ralph - that's a great idea for a true oil pressure gauge hook up!
Thank you but lets not get ahead of ourselves. When I did this it occurred to me that a little extra care will have to taken when removing the filter for an oil change.
Just don't want to slip and whack that sensor when doing it. See how much it might be in the way in April when I do my semi annual oil change.
Thread is 1/8"-27 NPT. My Napa did not have what I needed in stock. Which is too bad cause I probably could have paid half of what I paid at O'Reilly's.
Did have the thread sealant though. I posted the links for exactly what I used.

EDIT: Plus we will see how easy or hard it is to remove the cap on that setup next time I want to throw my mechanical oil gauge on there to check oil pressure.
Owning a '00 with a 0331 head, that appears to be fine, I want to keep a close eye on things. Oil pressure at a hot idle when I checked using the setup was 22 lbs.
Which is pretty much what the gauge on the cluster reads so that was nice.



https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BK_7651155

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/edelmann-3479/hardware---fasteners-16585/brass-fittings-16690/pipe-thread-fittings-18437/42cdacce856a/edelmann-pipe-thread-fitting/227200/4290703/2000/jeep/cherokee?q=227200&pos=0

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Project "High Mile XJ" hit another milestone tonight on the way home....


And a current picture of my 2001 in the garage:
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Nice.
I don't even think I will get to 200K in my lifetime. Figure I bought the Jeep with 147K just shy of 6 years ago. Pretty sure there is a 167K on her now.
And she is just a DD and the only vehicle I own. LOL.
Glad you posted. Kind of forgot I posted here. The set up for my mechanical oil pressure gauge did not interfere at all with getting the filter off and on at all. I really did not think it would but.......
Still will have to see how hard it is to get that plug off of there next time I decide to check my oil pressure though.
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Last evening I washed it, dried it, and applied some tire shine. Not too shabby.....
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Just in time for pollen season! I just waxed mine for the first time, either I'm not very good at this or Turtle wax isn't the right product... probably me =]
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Originally Posted by ixanay_on-the_exjay View Post
Just in time for pollen season! I just waxed mine for the first time, either I'm not very good at this or Turtle wax isn't the right product... probably me =]
Yup - the pollen is friggin terrible this time of year. At least it stays in the garage over night.
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