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  1. A2ShedsJackson

    Please share your story as to how you came into your 80. #longlivemy80

    I moved from the city to the country about 13 years ago. I was tired of repairing the diffs, axles and transfer cases of Grand Cherokees so I found a triple locked '94 LC with 160k miles on CL for a couple $K and got rid of the Jeeps. The previous owner also threw in a bunch of extra parts that...
  2. A2ShedsJackson

    Aluminum Radiator

    https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/ebay-aluminum-radiator.464068/post-13960540 Going on two years now and no problems. Drove it around the first summer without a fan shroud and never near overheating in traffic on 38°C (100°F) days.
  3. A2ShedsJackson

    Odd Fuel Gauge Behavior '94

    Went on a planned 800 mile R.T. trip yesterday with my '94 pulling a small rented trailer. Fuel tank was topped off at the start. 180 miles in I suddenly realize that my tank is sitting below Empty. I could swear it was just near half on the gauge. The low fuel lamp is NOT on though. I...
  4. A2ShedsJackson

    Sell or Commit

    Around here the driving style is mostly "race to the next red light". I am very serious and important person, yet I don't need to get there only a few seconds earlier than I could have. Many drivers don't seem to ever consider the conservation of momentum, lower MPG and fewer service intervals...
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    Sell or Commit

    400HP? Everybody knows that anything under 500HP is just a washing machine engine. 8.6L Chevy BB just use a bigger and better fuel pump and looked for used vs new :) 8HP 8-speed automatic transmission https://www.zf.com/products/en/cars/products_29289.html Carriers and axles...
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    '94 FZJ Another Mysterious Coolant Leak (above trans)

    Replaced the radiator, big hoses and clamps several weeks ago. Noticed that my coolant level was 1 liter (~1 quart) or so low every few days but never saw a drip. I'd smell antifreeze while driving on hot days but never see a leak. Got worried it was the head gasket again or heater core...
  7. A2ShedsJackson

    Sell or Commit

    I've towed my own weight at 55mph uphill both ways using only four of six cylinders.
  8. A2ShedsJackson

    Sell or Commit

    Can you swap to a V8 in CA as long as you also swap the factory ECU? Say you swap everything over from a 200 into an 80, do they check to see if the ECU matches the year and make of the body?
  9. A2ShedsJackson

    Sell or Commit

    250K is just the break in period for the 1FZ-FE. Mr T just skimped on a bit of bit of metal for the gasket around #6. Save the need for acceleration for a vehicle 2-3K lbs lighter.
  10. A2ShedsJackson

    Rust Repair - What would you do with this?

    Thin cutting disk/cut off wheel on an angle grinder.
  11. A2ShedsJackson

    Sell or Commit

    I rebuilt my engine at 180K on my '94 when the head gasket went. Now at 340K and only have a few drops of oil here and there. My future plan is to convert to RusEFI for the ECU, swap to wide band O2's and replace the distributor with coil packs. I really don't need a turbo and I occasionally tow...
  12. A2ShedsJackson

    New aftermarket VAF option

    Maybe after someone gets the ChinaCo knockoff we'll see what to do it to make it more reliable. I look at lots of ChinaCo knockoffs as kits that you just need to finish off yourself to make it into a proper tool or device.
  13. A2ShedsJackson

    New aftermarket VAF option

    I am going to add transmission control to RusEFI since it is open source and I typically want to swap an engine along with a transmission that won't even have a factory combo. https://rusefi.com/ Edit: I am also adding wide band CO2 sensors.
  14. A2ShedsJackson

    New aftermarket VAF option

    Saw this schematic in another thread 93-94 truck VAF to MAF conversion project - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/93-94-truck-vaf-to-maf-conversion-project.151783/post-2102512 Looks like it's drawn wrong based on the test readings and uses ~2K thermistor...
  15. A2ShedsJackson

    New aftermarket VAF option

    Anyone know what usually goes bad in the factory VAF? The electronics or something mechanical with the flapper?
  16. A2ShedsJackson

    1FZ Crankshaft repair sleeve (RMS side), does anyone have a source?

    How about metal spray?
  17. A2ShedsJackson

    Need some advice -- may have overheated engine

    Yeah, just be sure it's a head gasket vs a rare cracked block or head.
  18. A2ShedsJackson

    Need some advice -- may have overheated engine

    :) There are several threads on this. Every hose, gasket, seal and rubber part. After nearly 30 years the materials all break down. I did a valve job including new seals and took a few thou off the deck. New PHH, power steering lines, fan clutch, fuel filter, oil pump, timing chain and gears...
  19. A2ShedsJackson

    Need some advice -- may have overheated engine

    I did a "while I was in there" when my head gasket went at 180K, and pulled the engine, trans and transfer case and replaced everything that generally wears plus a valve job over two weeks myself. Eight years and 160K miles later I just have a couple fluid drips at times.
  20. A2ShedsJackson

    Need some advice -- may have overheated engine

    How many miles are on this? Has the head gasket ever been replaced?
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