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Old May 11th, 2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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hai yall WJ carnage inside

hows it going guys and gals, my names Ben and i own a 01 jeep grand cherokee WJ I6. i biught this a couple years ago as my family car shortly after my son Elliot was born. never really intended on wheeling it but the gf back into a tree then tagged a deer at 90mph(late for work) so i figure why not now.

im kinda new to the off road game, had a couple stock geo trackers in high school and have ridden dirt bikes my hole like but ive never had a trail rig.

after the deer


yes that was a 3 month old radiator from chrysler



heres the WJ at the moment with the ARB bumper i got off CL for a steal


and this is Elloit in his uncle Dannys TJ at our first trip to bundy hill a few weeks ago

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Old May 11th, 2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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Old May 11th, 2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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Old May 11th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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Old May 11th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #5
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july 3rd of last year i bought a set of Falken Rockey Mountain ATSs and drove to my dads place in Tenn. the deer incedent happened 3 weeks later. the jeep sat till i found parts then i fixed it. drove it for a few weeks then started getting the "low coolant" light every few days. checked the oil and it had about double the full mark.

pulled oil cap to find this


and coolant
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Old May 11th, 2012, 02:17 PM   #6
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Welcome to the site. Ive a beat up WJ myself. I also decided to use it as a winter beater/ offroad rig. Ive replaced just about everything on it at one point in time, so why get rid of it now..? good luck with your build!

always a shame to see a serious engine problem though :/
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Old May 11th, 2012, 02:22 PM   #7
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Old May 11th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #8
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well that was a little bit ago. i changed the head gasket with a felpro and had the head decked at Mid-five auto in livonia. they took .014 off it and put new valve seals in. i reused the head bolts but didnt use thread sealer because i wasnt aware of doing that. needless to say i had the same issue.

so i just redid it again on monday with new bolts and thread sealer. waiting to see if i got it right this time.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #9
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they also magnafluxed it and said there were no cracks. i really need this thing to work this time.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #10
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Old May 11th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #12
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Old May 13th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #13
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Old May 17th, 2012, 07:48 AM   #14
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well now my daily has got a nice oil leak so ill be driving this as soon as i fix the leaky ps pump. probably ordering the lift friday
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Old May 17th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #15
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Old May 18th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #16
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Old May 20th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #17
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so i bought the RC 4" lift on friday. should be in the mail.

to bad autozone gave me a bum ps pump and not the head gasket just blew. i love my luck.

anybody have any ideas wtf is going on?
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:05 AM   #18
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FS $3,200 OBO
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:36 AM   #19
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Fix the motor or find a used one with low-ish miles. Its cheaper as a diy-er than getting a new rig. I learned this with my first truck.
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