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Wow, 6 years. and no receipt. You can try. Best of luck.
Maybe it's in your glove box.

I store all my email receipts in a folder for that vehicle or vendor. Possible you do too?

fwiw, the pic proves there was a radiator.
Yeah, since then ive changed jobs, changed computers, changed houses, and consequently my records are disorganized at best.
After Looking further into CSF's warranty policy, its only two years anyway.
So i cut my losses and bought a new one so i can just get it done this weekend while the weather is mild. Ordered a Spectra OEM style replacement for $70 instead of blowin the money on a 2-row metal this time, we'll see how this one does. Never had any temp issues with the CSF in there, fan clutch, hoses and water pump were replaced 6 years ago with that radiator and heater core flushed clear this summer, so no reason it shouldnt be good.
 

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Yeah, since then ive changed jobs, changed computers, changed houses, and consequently my records are disorganized at best.
After Looking further into CSF's warranty policy, its only two years anyway.
So i cut my losses and bought a new one so i can just get it done this weekend while the weather is mild. Ordered a Spectra OEM style replacement for $70 instead of blowin the money on a 2-row metal this time, we'll see how this one does. Never had any temp issues with the CSF in there, fan clutch, hoses and water pump were replaced 6 years ago with that radiator and heater core flushed clear this summer, so no reason it shouldnt be good.
I don't put a lot of miles on my '00 but the Napa radiator, which is just a rebranded Spectra, has been in mine for over 6 1/2 years now so......

It does have a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Oh also if and when I still have my receipt. LOL.
 

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Radiator snot


Ready to drain and replace on Saturday.
 

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I find my love reluctant to the quad coiled .7 something littered thingiemadoos but have undying mad iron love for the old Wagoneer/ Gladiator interesting big iron tank I see there! I've directed every inch if both of those machines. Ah the jeep deep adventures!
 

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I find my love reluctant to the quad coiled .7 something littered thingiemadoos but have undying mad iron love for the old Wagoneer/ Gladiator interesting big iron tank I see there! I've directed every inch if both of those machines. Ah the jeep deep adventures!
I find my love reluctant too sometimes Jimmy, it’s ok, don’t be ashamed.

Ah yes, that’s Sally, she’s a 79 Wagoneer from Colorado. She’s still in Deep hibernation, hopefully I’ll stir her slumber soon, had to get these other Drivers in shape first though. She’s a long term dream.
 

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Been a few since an update. Good news is that means I’ve just been driving it more than working on it.
I did replace the radiator, stock type replacement, plastic tanks. Looking at the new vs old you can definitely see the difference in build. Shame the CSF ended up leaking anyway. Oh well.

Unfortunately I have a new leak now, power steering hi pressure hose. At the metal crimp, nice slow oooze. Enough to mark territory.

Meanwhile the WJ is still leaking at the high pressure hose fitting at the pump. I have to top off that fluid every other weekend.

I learned my lesson man, always replace hoses when you have stuff apart.

I soooo don’t want to tear apart stuff to replace that hose on the WJ. Such a PITA. And such a mess.

The XJ hose will be much easier and less messy.
 

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I’ve gone back twice now to re-tourque and tighten stuff.
Few weeks ago I was getting squeaks and clunks out of the steering, and traced back to the frame side track bar mount. See it wiggle and jiggle like jello


Wrenched that down tight as I could and it seemed to hold.

Recently was getting pops and Clunks again, feeling stuff shifting when braking in reverse and stuff.

Took wheels of and went around re-torquing everything again. Didn’t find anything obviously loose, but after doing so there’s no more stuff shifting around, feels tight again so far.
 

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Making a lot of progress on the Jeep and garage I see. Great scores on those hose reels. With filters to boot! And I think I would give that exhaust shop a piece of my mind. I've seen 5yr olds weld better than what that exhaust "joint" has crapped on it. Take your business elsewhere next time. I can't believe that Ironman steering is giving you fits. TREs should be good, Im on the fence about my heim steering sometimes, but everyone that sticks with TREs usually swears they are better than heims for tie rod roll and slop.
 

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Been giving some attention to Toothless again, in prep for a spring break road trip.
New (used) tires, some Firestone destination LE 245/65r17 in great shape, $280 installed. Just enough bigger than the previous 235s that they rub the bumper skirt just a touch, but no big deal.
Replaced right rear window regulator after it broke when my squish it the door the other night. I said “Evie, you left you window open” she’s like “what? I didn’t open the window, it’s cold out!”
Stupid plastic parts just snap when they want.
Took the opportunity to replace the blown back door speakers while I was in there. Also removed the center console to try to secure the shifter bezel that was floating around loose.
 

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From the way it was moving in your video looks to me the hole is wallard out.

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From the way it was moving in your video looks to me the hole is wallard out.

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The bolt hole should be fine, it was a freshly drilled 5/8" hole for the new track bar. Had to spend $17 for the drill bit.
I think its holding better now, just had to really crank that bolt super tight. I'll have to continue to monitor it every so often.
Making a lot of progress on the Jeep and garage I see. Great scores on those hose reels. With filters to boot! And I think I would give that exhaust shop a piece of my mind. I've seen 5yr olds weld better than what that exhaust "joint" has crapped on it. Take your business elsewhere next time. I can't believe that Ironman steering is giving you fits. TREs should be good, Im on the fence about my heim steering sometimes, but everyone that sticks with TREs usually swears they are better than heims for tie rod roll and slop.
What's up Superman - The steering has settled in better now / ive gotten used to it more, and it handles ok. Biggest issue is still center return, it really doesn't center itself. Might still need to tweak caster and toe a little, not sure. Caster is in spec at around -7, and i i want t o go any further i'll have to get shims because the adjustable uppers are already maxed. Now im just dealing with a leaking PS hose and failing pump
 

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Hey ! Today’s the one year anniversary of Steve’s Garage. I need to do a recap and lay out some new goals for the upcoming season. But right now I’m busy with gigs so that will have to wait till I get some time
 
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