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Old December 14th, 2013, 05:14 PM   #295
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Several updates...

The XJ is back from the dealership, where they did the following:
  • Airbag control module relocation (Recall)
  • Fuel tank sending unit replacement (Recall)
  • Replaced rear main seal & front crank case seal. The Cherokee no longer leaves "tracks" in the garage.

I also bought 2 new transmission cooling lines (not knowing that there are 3, one of which I need to still get) to replace leaky ones. We'll do that shortly.

I also picked up a set of overpriced (but rust-free) doors just to get the interior door panels to replace, in particular, Mira's passenger one. I'm reselling the doors (driver door is VERY nice, but passenger is dented), but keeping the interior panels. They're hard to find for manual windows/locks, so despite being overpriced, they were located only 20 minutes from my house, so I can't complain.

Here's Mira's old inner door panel, which has been bedazzled with random sheet metal screws to hold the door pull on the door.

Here's her new replacement door panel:

I also rented a Bissell commercial carpet cleaner, and spent several hours (almost five?!?) shampooing Mira's old carpet pieces (which will be sold), and her new darker carpets, seats, and headliner. It's not perfect, but here's her replacement carpet after shampooing. Eventually, I'd like to look at a set of WeatherTech floor mats for the Jeep.

The POR-15 paint application you haven't heard about...

Mira's replacement carpet had some rust marks/flakes that transferred from the floor of the donor vehicle, and I don't want it starting rust in her clean, rust-free XJ. I considered Dynamat or Eastwood Thermocoustic Barrier, but don't have the money for either right now (spendy). So, I used a 4-oz. can of POR-15 paint to cover the rust marks prior to reinstalling in Mira's Jeep. It may be overkill and/or OCD, but that's how I roll.

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