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Old 10-28-2018, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by TwistedWrench View Post
WOOHOO!!! Damn man, if that doesnt call for a beer i dont know what does.
Would you settle for a Bahama Mama?
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:25 PM
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Those things are so flippin good
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:46 PM
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Those things are so flippin good
Oh yeah they are. Had all 5 kids today for once so took them out to the Marine Center and beach. The wife and her sister were there too. So we had a few rounds and the kids had fun.
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Originally Posted by Remo73
New distributor and I still am having the worst time finding the correct TDC. The markings on the OEM harmonic balancer are VERY hard to read and I'm having to guestimate. I can't see in #1 to visually verify so I'm using the finger in the hole method but I can tell I'm a couple of degrees off. Occasionally it starts and runs with my foot in it, but never idles. Seems like the rotor never really points at the 5 O'clock position even when I finess the bolt into position via the crankshaft bolt. Kinda stumped.

I have a mobile mechanic coming to me on Tuesday but I would rather figure this out before then...and I HATE letting anyone else work on my rig. Still, this is my DD and timing is kinda important so...
Just move it forward or back and see if you can get it right. You won't break anything turning the distributor a tooth or so back or forward. Mine was off too, but I finally got it.
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Old 10-28-2018, 07:55 PM
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Man, I've tried every orientation variable imaginable. It looks like I either need to grind off one of the rabbit ears or drill a new hole in the distributor plastic. It seems to want to orient itself somewhere in the middle of the two holes.

I ordered a timing chain set as I was planning on doing this anyways...in case I dicked up my actual chain somehow. I'll keep trying in the meantime after work tomorrow as you suggest. Maybe I'm not being patient enough.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:53 PM
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Finally got around to replacing my IAC. Figure it's about time to smooth out my idle, It's been a little low lately with the cold (hovering at 666.) Anyhow, install went smooth but then on first run I smelled gas and of course that injector o-ring is leaking at the rail again... I've been battling this since installing the bigger injectors. My rail is pitted enough in the sleeve that gas weeps out around the o-ring. Last I had it out i sanded it down, replaced o-ring and called it good until now. If anyone has one that will fit my '01 lying around hmu or find my wanted post over in member marketplace
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:00 PM
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Fluid film the whole underside of the 2000.

Man this stuff smells like wet dog..lol
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Fluid film the whole underside of the 2000.

Man this stuff smells like wet dog..lol
how much of a PITA is that to do the whole underside like that?.... I've been seriously considering doing that on mine.
guess I'll have to brave the wet dog smell as it would be worth it in the end
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:48 PM
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did my next oil change on the ole girl before the weather gets too cold.
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how much of a PITA is that to do the whole underside like that?.... I've been seriously considering doing that on mine.
guess I'll have to brave the wet dog smell as it would be worth it in the end
it was super easy..

I picked up a gallon and extended spray wands, used my bed liner spray gun to apply.
Hit inside rails and hard places with wands..then spray the rest.


A tip to ppl doing this.. Make sure the rig is super dry..Even if you have to let the rig sit somewhere warm for a few days to let it dry out.. I mean it,, you want this stuff to seep and wick into all the hidden spaces.. Its like penetrating oil in someways to where it will crawl into everything.

This stuff is not like normal undercoating rubber stuff. It wont work good or penetrate ares that are wet.

Plus you dont want to trap moisture,,right??

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Old 10-29-2018, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Dumajones View Post
Fluid film the whole underside of the 2000.

Man this stuff smells like wet dog..lol
The first year me and my buddy did it his kid said it smelled like the bathrooms at a campground. Smell will be gone in about a week or so.


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how much of a PITA is that to do the whole underside like that?.... I've been seriously considering doing that on mine.
guess I'll have to brave the wet dog smell as it would be worth it in the end
Originally Posted by Dumajones View Post
it was super easy..

I picked up a gallon and extended spray wands, used my bed liner spray gun to apply.
Hit inside rails and hard places with wands..then spray the rest.


A tip to ppl doing this.. Make sure the rig is super dry..Even if you have to let the rig sit somewhere warm for a few days to let it dry out.. I mean it,, you want this stuff seep and wick into all the hidden spaces.. Its like penetrating oil in someways to where it will crawl into everything.

This stuff is not like normal undercoating rubber stuff. It wont work good or penetrate ares that are wet.

Plus you dont want to trap moisture,,right??
What Dumajones said. I always power wash under the Jeep, let in dry, blow it off underneath to be sure including getting inside the Uni-body best I can before applying. To me Fluid Film is not a less is more thing. I go to town.
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Old 10-29-2018, 03:24 AM
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Made some real progress today!


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Old 10-29-2018, 11:48 AM
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Made some real progress today!

Looking good, never saw one that clean before.
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:52 AM
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Replaced the OEM lock/unlock system with the REC-43T unit and works like a charm and now we have new remotes. :-)

Unrelated, The rear hatch is closed and won't open, have to do the fix (doesn't seem hard to fix) and my reverse is acting weird (AT, slipping I think) :-(
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:26 PM
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Looked at it in disgust
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