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Old 01-10-2015, 03:01 PM
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New XJ owner from New Orleans. I have a 1999 Classic and have already spent a lot of time reading the forums. You've been a ton of help, thank you for all the informative, uh, information.

First order of business is to replace front sway bushings. Next got to tackle some leaks. Then power windows. Intermingled among those things I'll flush the radiator and fix the tranny cooler line leak. After all that is done then I'll consider TB upgrade, header, exhaust, injectors.
Oh and there are a few electrical quirks I need to iron out, like the blinkers being a little temperamental.
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Thanks guys, I'll admit that I might not have made the purchase if I had perused this forum more.
Who am I kidding? I would never have rested easy until this oil dripper was parked in my driveway.
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Originally Posted by BrawnyDog View Post
Thanks guys, I'll admit that I might not have made the purchase if I had perused this forum more.
Who am I kidding? I would never have rested easy until this oil dripper was parked in my driveway.
Mine leaks puddles. Replaced the oil filter adapter O-ring (as everyone has said only the big one of the 3 goes bad) and now I just have a couple drips here and there.

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Mine leaks puddles. Replaced the oil filter adapter O-ring (as everyone has said only the big one of the 3 goes bad) and now I just have a couple drips here and there.

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I ordered the o-rings from the dealer this week. Was kind of shocked that they weren't in stock, but I should get to replacing them sometime next week.
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I ordered the o-rings from the dealer this week. Was kind of shocked that they weren't in stock, but I should get to replacing them sometime next week.

Get yourself the correct torx socket from AutoZone (because its known it can be separated) and separate the torx bit from the socket. Park the jeep hot as to soften the factory thread locking compound and using a pipe over a wrench push towards the hood. Once it gives you can let the jeep cool down before proceeding on.

Hope that helps. I have heard reports of people really struggling with it. The above made it nice and easy.
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Get yourself the correct torx socket from AutoZone (because its known it can be separated) and separate the torx bit from the socket. Park the jeep hot as to soften the factory thread locking compound and using a pipe over a wrench push towards the hood. Once it gives you can let the jeep cool down before proceeding on.

Hope that helps. I have heard reports of people really struggling with it. The above made it nice and easy.
Thanks, dealership just called, hopefully I'll get this done this weekend.
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