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    Re: moving a bridgeport mill with xj cherokee

    aha yes it was you who accomplished that feat! Heres my old thread from awhile back when I was contemplating all this, where you posted some pics of your tow setup for this I believe, good stuff:
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    Moving a bridgeport mill with XJ cherokee

    I have a small machine shop at home and occasionally need to transport equipment I buy to my house. The heaviest I've moved so far is a 5000 lb cnc lathe. To do that I rented a 3/4 ton pickup and...
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    Re: Piston removal

    I need to do this too and have also noticed a lack of a good write up for in-vehicle re-ring on the XJ I6.

    My main concerns would be:

    Dealing with a significant ridge at the top, if there is...
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    NP231 front seal replacement

    No pictures sorry, but I'm going to share my notes which may make the job easier. There are plenty of pictures of the various steps online.

    '89 XJ w/ peugeot manual

    No lift, 29" tires

    Here...
  5. Re: Stiff turning after power steering gear box replacement.

    so...you can turn the steering wheel lock to lock VERY easily with wheels in the air? as in zero resistance?

    then when you lower it, its unmovable?

    see if you can VERY gradually lower it and...
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    5/3 Cleghorn + 2N17X (So Cal)

    Sunday May 3
    Meetup 9AM at the Cleghorn Rd Exit off of I15 here:
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  7. Did 0-60 tests before & after seafoam w/ 200k I6 4.0

    89 XJ with 4.0 Renix I6, about 200k miles. Unknown when last rebuilt, if ever. No unusual engine problems besides being gutless. Passed smog. Sometimes has lifter noise.

    New 29" a/t tires, dry...
  8. Re: just checking: no warning of battery not charging?

    I think doing this would be very important..more like a buzzer really. If the alternator fails you need to know immediately so you can take action with what battery life you have left and/or before...
  9. Just checking: no warning of battery not charging?

    '89 XJ (renix, 4.0)

    Ive had my alternator die while out wheeling and since I wasnt regularly checking the voltmeter the only notice was the engine coming to a halt when the battery finally...
  10. Beginners run to Truckhaven / Gas Domes 3/27 (California)

    Already got a few people signed up so its definitely happening:

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/justruns/conversations/messages/12042
  11. $30 detours-like winch mount w/stock bumper

    Parts:

    -I used a harbor freight winch mount plate which goes for about $50.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/universal-channel-winch-mount-90476.html

    You could just make this out of steel plate or...
  12. Re: cheapo horrible fate MIG welder to the rescue yet AGAIN

    im going to try this and see just what the little 90A guy can do..that would be extremely handy
  13. Re: cheapo horrible fate MIG welder to the rescue yet AGAIN

    its definitely handy, but im not so sure how it would do with 1/4". they say on the site the 90a one is 3/16". Its $109, so with a 20% off coupon youre getting it for 89$ lol..hard to go wrong. Just...
  14. Re: cheapo horrible fate MIG welder to the rescue yet AGAIN

    to clarify, only the first two weld pics are the little HF mig..the rest are the TIG
  15. Cheapo horrible fate MIG welder to the rescue yet AGAIN

    Im trying to make some brackets for a winch mount on my XJ, the situation at hand ended up being needing to somehow hold a 3/8" steel piece to a 1/4" thick piece, so I could bring it over to my...
  16. Re: Filled tank with shell vpower. now engine runs rough.

    Did the problem occur immediately upon startup once you finished filling up? Because in that case, you are aware the fuel rail and lines still have your old gas in them until its consumed, right?...
  17. Re: Filled tank with shell vpower. now engine runs rough.

    Its not going to be fixed by gas tank additives, and it was not caused by your fill up that fateful day. Pop the hood and inspect every electrical connection you can see. If you can do it SAFELY,...
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    Re: Rear ended help!

    I was thinking about this..HF has a set with really good reviews:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/7-piece-body-and-fender-set-31277.html

    The pictures of my jeep are pretty worthless at showing the...
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    Re: Rear ended help!

    I dropped the fuel tank and went to work with the porta power..

    Definitely moved things around quite a bit. Its easy to see how a novice can cause more damage than they repair using one of these....
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    Re: Anyone do mini-fridge + inverter?

    oooooh very nice...
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    Re: Anyone do mini-fridge + inverter?

    Thermoelectric is no bueno..very poor performance. TEC devices have an inverse relationship between heat pumping and temperature differential. Notice the specs say "cools to 40 deg below...
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    Re: Anyone do mini-fridge + inverter?

    Is there an example you're thinking of because we could just look up the specs.

    I dont think electrical efficiency really matters that much here anyways. A small fridge/cooler that uses a...
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    Anyone do mini-fridge + inverter?

    mini fridge for $80

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Haier-1.7-cu.-ft.-Refrigerator-Black/35032711

    1500 peak/ 750W continuous inverter for $45
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  24. Tried the "recirculating" clutch bleed..WORKS GREAT!!

    89 xj 4.0 manual

    Replaced clutch master cylinder because it was leaking. Clutch was working fine otherwise.

    This year jeep has the clutch bleeder port exposed on a little tube outside the...
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    Re: Failed clutch master cylinder: An Autopsy

    I took apart the brand new cast iron master cylinder..and there was a deep scratch on the piston (not the bore).

    It was about 1/4" long, lengthwise, along the rear piston outer circumference,...
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