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So no inline fuse probably necessary for a quick test like that?
No, I think you would notice a short circuit pretty quick! ☺
 

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No, I think you would notice a short circuit pretty quick! ☺
I figured that but when it comes to electrical, not my strong suit, I tend to ask questions. LOL.
Going to at some point power up each one of those lights at night and try to take a picture for you guys.
Assuming I can figure out how to turn off the flash in my little digital camera.
Oh hell maybe I will just put some black electrical tape over the flash. MLOL.
 

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If you are right there with it, no. Fuses are mostly for when you cannot monitor it
 

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Talked to my buddy today about putting the rear suspension in the Jeep.
Explained to him all the possible pitfalls and he said sure.
But that I had to help. LOL.
Which is why I wanted him to do it anyway. So I could be part of the process.
Well that and he has a lift. MLOL.
But still won't be anytime soon.
 

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Made my first trip to a couple boneyards.
Pickings were slim at both yards.

Found a couple ZJ overheads. Might grab one.
This guy took the computer out of one and put it in his XJ overhead.
He did cause the wording above each button is lighted so.....
Thought that would be kinda cool.

Couple XJ VINs to run.
Still looking for that 8.25 with a Trac Lok.
And also plenty of KJ VINs to run too.
Just the ones with rear discs. Want to see if any of those 8.25's are Trac Lok ones.

Did grab a rear hatch weather stripping piece.
Mine is kinda shot and this looks to be in really good shape.
They gave it to me for free.
Well I guess you could say it cost me $10.
What the donuts I brought cost. LOL.
 

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So again a "What Did I Do Today So I Could Do Things To My Jeep" post.
Changed the oil in my air compressors.
Poured a drop or 2 of air tool oil in my air tools and gave them a quick "vroom"
Pumped up my jacks like they tell you do to when they are new and greased the one fitting on the 3 ton one.
Dragged out all my rubber mats.
And set up the 5 gallon pail with 3 gallons of Purple Power to clean rags through the season.
 

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So today I started thinking about all the projects that I have parts for.
As soon as they hire somebody I can go back to part time and maybe get a thing or two done.
There is no order or any rush. Again just my hobby in retirement so...
Anyway started thinking about the bored throttle body that I picked up from XJWonders before he closed up shop.
And how I had ordered all the sensors that go on it. Parts are scattered all over the place and I figured dig out everything for this project and put them all together.

Oh and talking with somebody about gauge clusters made me pull this out and clean it up a bit.
Got it for a pretty decent price IMO.
But it is not correct for my '00. Thinking '97, maybe '98, cause it says "Check Engine" instead of the symbol like my '00 has.
Also to the seller thinks it has about 190K on it.
So at the rate I drive I have to wait about another 7 years before I can put it on so the mileage will be correct. LOL.

But I do have a question.
Anybody know the size, type, and/or part number for the MAP sensor bolts?
Can't seem to find any info on them.
 

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Yesterday actually. Changed the CPS due to a no start issue. Took about 25 minutes. Worse part was figuring where to put my arm to get the socket on the bolts. After the CPS changed I excitedly tried a start. Yes the XJ tried to start, it actually started and sorta ran for a minute or so then died. Restarted same thing occurred. Put my fuel pressure gauge on it to ensure getting enough fuel (it was acting like low fuel pressure or low fuel) and the fuel pressure if fine, pumps working properly and holding pressure at the rail. Went to disconnect and the gas looked a little funny. I pumped some gas into a jar and I have water in my fuel. Guess a tank drain and clean is in my near future.
 

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I believe this is something often overlook by a lot of people when have no start, or idle issues. Although the fuel system should be air tight, is you never full up and run with less than half a tank, you are subjecting your fuel to draw moisture and over time can cause issues.
 

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Going to be a nice day today but a little windy.
Figured I would change the oil and filter. And maybe the air filter if needed. Probably just end up blowing it out.
Swap brake and power steering fluid.
Check the diffs, transfer case, tranny, and anti-freeze levels.
And probably call it a day.
 

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We are gonna have to change the title of this thread to "Ralph's Maintenance Thread" hahaha. I'm glad to see you are keeping it spotless Ralph.
 

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We are gonna have to change the title of this thread to "Ralph's Maintenance Thread" hahaha. I'm glad to see you are keeping it spotless Ralph.
Been a little lax about working on the Jeep but I try.
Not that I am on any time frame of sorts.
She is starting to show her age though.
I would lie if I didn't say it depresses me a little.
But not like it was a rust free/cherry purchase to being with so.... LOL.
 

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Finally got off my ass and did something today.
Cleaning wheels inside and out.
Rotating my tires and cause I have a full size matching spare do a 5 tire rotation.
PB Blasting suspension parts. Which I seal in with Fluid Film.
Also hit other spots like my leaf springs, between the leafs, with Fluid Film too.
No Squeaks baby. LOL.
 

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