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Had a Fram filter collapse on me. Never will use one. It only takes one to ruin your motor.
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Had a Fram filter collapse on me. Never will use one. It only takes one to ruin your motor.
Yeah ive heard bad things about the Fram, i figured STP had to be at least a small step up.
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I know some filter companies are made by others, not sure on the STP either.
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Not much new here. Just been busy working on the house and all. I did bring the Xj home the other day, and hopefully soon ill have enough stuff out of the garage so that i can park it in there.

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I found out that I must have a rather large draw somewhere. When it sits for over a week or two, my battery will be too dead to do anything at all.

This weekend if i have time, im going to get the battery on the charger and pull the fuses for all of my aftermarket stuff (light bar, rock lights, amp, winch etc....) and see if that remedies the issue until i have more time to dig into it. Otherwise i may put a battery disconnect on it somewhere.
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XJ looks good @ her new home.. But said, hurry up and clean out my home before the snow comes in!! LOL

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I found out that I must have a rather large draw somewhere. When it sits for over a week or two, my battery will be too dead to do anything at all.

This weekend if i have time, im going to get the battery on the charger and pull the fuses for all of my aftermarket stuff (light bar, rock lights, amp, winch etc....) and see if that remedies the issue until i have more time to dig into it. Otherwise i may put a battery disconnect on it somewhere.
I'd say try disconnecting the winch and see if that alone will take care of the drain.. Wouldn't think the other items should be allowing a draw unless the switches for them are on, or in the case of the amp the radio is on.. unless for some reason the amp is getting a remote on signal without the radio on...
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I'd say try disconnecting the winch and see if that alone will take care of the drain.. Wouldn't think the other items should be allowing a draw unless the switches for them are on, or in the case of the amp the radio is on.. unless for some reason the amp is getting a remote on signal without the radio on...
Oh shes in the garage now, so no worries there. I disconnected my winch, and the battery still died after about a week. So i will probably start disconnecting all my aftermarket stuff until i can narrow it down.

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Oh shes in the garage now, so no worries there. I disconnected my winch, and the battery still died after about a week. So i will probably start disconnecting all my aftermarket stuff until i can narrow it down.

That sucks, looks like it'll be disconnecting one accessory at a time, until you find the one that fixes the drain... Been trying to keep an eye on mine, as I add new accessories, to see if I notice any drain...
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I think I may have found part of my battery issue. I went to charge the battery the other day, and the positive terminal was cracked and not even tight! I have new ones coming today, so we will see what happens, then I may have to start looking for a draw.

I also scored a free neoprene winch cover from one of the local guys, and it seems to fit pretty well. That should help with the salt from the MN winters. I also finally got my car trailer home and found a spot for it behind the shop.







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Yeah, my positive cable looked way worse then that.. Decided to replace/upgrade them with some much better and thicker cables & marine terminals.
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Well last night I changed out the cable ends. The old ones were pretty ratty. I also checked for a draw. Weird thing was, it was at 43mA, and after i pulled the fuse #16 under the hood for the (junction block, TCM, and under hood light) it went down to 0mA, and my test light went out. I put the fuse back in, and it went up to 19-20mA, which should be acceptable.

It was sitting at 12.43 volts when I went to bed last night, and i woke up to it at 12.42 8 hours later this morning. Hopefully that is an acceptable draw, and my loose and cracked cable ends were just making it act up..... Ill be checking it again when I get home tonight, and I may drive it to the gas station to fuel it up, and then i can check it again after it sits a few more days to see where its at.







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I did the old Seafoam treatment on the Xj last night, and wow what a difference! It smoked to the high heavens, but it runs so much smoother now, and its MUCH quieter!

Both videos were taken when it was warmed up to operating temperature.

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That is a real difference
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