Diesel YJ project status....

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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by Toaddragon » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:12 pm

Maybe.... Check these out. Installed all by myself, I would have called for a hand but Bill went a little crazy in the garage and I had to do a bit of cleaning to have enough room to do the install. I had to cut out most of the shackle bolts. fun fun! All I had left to do today was install the new oil cooler line and be done. But of course its the wrong one and so I am dead in the water. On the good side now that it sits so much taller its easier to get to that area now. I will definitely need to lower the tire pressure to get out of the garage. :D
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by RkyMtnH » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:17 pm

Nice Mike . One of these days we'll get to see it on the road . Arcadia demo derby might be right place .
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by wgilbertpt » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:50 am

Damn, never thought to use the cherry picker to lift the jeep! And here i've been stacking 6x6's under my 4' hi lift.
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Post by Toaddragon » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:37 am

lol, Yeah I use the cherry picker for everything!!! I used it one the front as well with no issues. Cant wait to get it out of the garage and see how it handles with the new springs and shocks.
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Post by Toaddragon » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:04 pm

Ok so I order the lower oil cooler hose and it has this tip on it that wont go into the block where its suppose too.. So I order the upper hose and 3 days later it arrives and well its the got the same tip and it well worthless. WTF!!! So as usual I am making my own and just going to see what happens. I think I can even swap the positions of the hoses so the pressure is on the good hose and my fabricated pos is on the low side and should work. Come on Mr Sam Adams and lets see what we can get to work. :pic18 :pic18
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Post by Toaddragon » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:57 pm

Sweet, my idea worked and there are no leaks. Now to mount the oil cooler in more out of the way location. once I put the rear shocks on its time for a test ride. Looking at the front shocks though I think I will need to re-measure my articulation and get different shocks.
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1989 YJ - Project (SBF, axles, ect)
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Post by Manic_Mechanic » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:03 pm

hey mike i talked to the guy with the wheels and tires he said to come get the danm things. u can use them to get that beast out of the garage and after that what ever u want.

p.s i want to see that thing running out side my house first chance u get.
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Post by rj91jeep » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:16 pm

Toaddragon wrote:Sweet, my idea worked and there are no leaks. Now to mount the oil cooler in more out of the way location. once I put the rear shocks on its time for a test ride. Looking at the front shocks though I think I will need to re-measure my articulation and get different shocks.
the RTI ramp is sitting in my driveway when ever you want to test out the flex and check your shock length.
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Post by Toaddragon » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:13 am

Found a leak coming from the driver side valve cover onto the manifold which sucks but I will fix it later. It makes it out of the garage on its own with no top on but I have to push up on the garage door as it hits my main loop on the roll bar.
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by Toaddragon » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:06 am

well I have put about 600 plus miles on the diesel now and it runs great, there is no shortage of power with this baby or heat! I am sure I can cook something on the hood if I tried. I had forgot to put a engine lift point back on which acted as a shim for the pully system so I chewed a belt. I just noticed last night that the new one is starting to get chewed so I need to see whats going on there. The brakes will be upgraded to hydro this weekend since the vacuum system sucks! I noticed something else last night.. my steering wheel position had changed and after pulling the pitman arm and making sure it was on there good and tight as well as the steering shaft I noticed that my drag link had come loose and was damn near all the way off. so tanks to who ever is looking out for me up there! I have a custom 1 ton steering link system from AOI and although it needs to go back for some attention I am sure they tightened it when they built it but the vibrations must have loosened it up. I will just have to use a thread locker on it once I get it adjusted correctly. I will also be building my trans tunnel cover this weekend so I am no longer behind what feels like a jet engine. I know exactly when the thermostat opens up! Also it does run on average cooler then a HMMWV (220-240 deg) I am between 200-210 average and 230 on the higher side. my temp gauge tops out 250 and it has only gotten above 210 when on the highway running 65-75 running up the mountains or something. Any idea on how to keep her cooler on the highway? I have heard of an additive to the cooling system that will drop it a few degree's and its generally used in military vehicles in the sandbox.
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by Brent Borgaard » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:56 am

They have a product called Liquid Ice, that helps bring down your temps. C&L cycle in Eldersburg stocks it. I think it was $18 a gallon. It also has rust preventers in it.
How did i spend four grand on parts in one month?

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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by ripster » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:04 pm

Toaddragon wrote:Also it does run on average cooler then a HMMWV (220-240 deg) I am between 200-210 average and 230 on the higher side. my temp gauge tops out 250 and it has only gotten above 210 when on the highway running 65-75 running up the mountains or something.
How are your EGT numbers looking? High EGT will obviously cause a motor to run hot.

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Post by Toaddragon » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:57 am

Ok here are the new updates. I have been back and forth to Fort Hood for a month and half the month prior for more training. SO now that I am home and I have been ordering stuff while I was gone lets get to work.

Water pump - Sheered 3 of 4 pulley bolts so just replacing it as a defect.
Install new HYDRO brake booster assembly and possibly the hydro winch as well.
Oil filter relocation kit - Its very busy around the filter area and this would take care of a few concerns and make oil changes far easier.
Pyrometer - So I can measure EGT before the turbo and get my fuel and turbo dialed in for fuel efficiency / power. I am already doing around 20+ mpg but I am no where near my power level and the turbo is barly used right now. The numbers say I should be getting 36 or high mpg but we will see since the skinny peddle is so much fun.
Gauges and electrical work - As always there is tweaking here and there.
Finish up the trans cover and install the new tuffy center console so I don't have to hold my drink anymore.
Secure rear battery and power inverter.
E brake assembly install - still looking for the best way to do this since I removed the original a long time ago.
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2000 WJ 4'' RC lift Grocery Getter and RC approved.
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1989 YJ - Project (SBF, axles, ect)
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by Toaddragon » Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:12 am

Installed the new water pump tonight but ran into a snag with the brake upgrade. The mount for the "booster" needs to be drilled a little which is not a problem. But the master cylinder has the line inputs on the other side and the fittings are different. I can use the larger stock one for the smaller hydro fitting port but I will need a larger one for the larger fitting hole. I will just cut one off from the junk yard when I go for the pitman arm I need for my D44. I kinda figured I wouldn't be driving my Jeep to the event tomorrow which sucks but I don't want to rush things.
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2006 F250 Super Duty Powerstoke, Crew cab, Tow rig
2000 WJ 4'' RC lift Grocery Getter and RC approved.
2000 XJ Stock but getting a heart transplant
1989 6.2L Detroit Turbo Diesel YJ, 6'' lift, 35's D44 F&R, SM465, NP205, Woody's shafts, Confederate Bikini air freshener.
1989 YJ - Project (SBF, axles, ect)
1988 Grand Wagoneer
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by cjswee » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:13 pm

Cooler on the highway i'd say high flow water pump and maybe an aluminum radiator.
I had a 1" hood lift that lifts the rear of the hood but I just threw it out. What about those
gen-right hood louvers?

Also, did you flush the radiator and blow it out with compressed air from the inside?

Maybe you did all that but i'm not reading and 22 page thread to find out....
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