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Old 08-14-2014, 02:44 AM
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I just picked up my next XJ after 2 months of searching. I've always read these forums but never really got into it myself. With this Jeep I plan on getting much more involved.

This is my forth XJ and I bought it from a guy I work with. He owned it for almost 10 years and he wanted to sell it to someone who was gonna use it for what it is.

I've got a lot of plans for this one. Its a 99 with the 4.0, auto with a 242. It has a 3" Rusty's AAL lift that needs new springs in the back and new shocks. I'm going to run 31 km2 which I'm ordering tomorrow. I can't wait to get started on this one and share the build with you all. Thanks to everyone on this forum who have provided so much help over the years, I've learned more here then I could anywhere else!
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:38 PM
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Yesterday I did an oil change, changed the fluid out in both diffs, and drained and filled the t-case and tranny. Separating the tranny pan from the dipstick tube proved to be the most challenging part of the day. I used some WD-40 to loosen the joint up and it wiggled enough that I could get it out. While taking it down I noticed that the black backings to the solenoid connections had split in half and were sitting in the pan. It didn't look like the were keeping anything secure so I opted to just take them out and leave it as is. All of the fluids were very dirty but the tranny didn't have much crud in it and the diffs looked really clean. Everything has been sitting for awhile, the PO had the fluids changed four years ago but it has only been driven about 15k in that time. I sprayed the diff covers with a few coats of bed liner as well.

I'm getting ready to order some OME leaf springs, hopefully on the next payday!

I also saw that a wheel hub bearing needs to be replaced as soon as the Timkin unit comes in.
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