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I know, and while i do live in a small country town, i still like to keep my cars as unattractive to the fuzz as possible. so any mods i do i try to keep them as close to legal, or at least not noticeable.
HIDs will be very noticable no matter how much you adjust the aim because the housing and reflector for a normal light bulb is not designed for a HID bulb and so the light is reflected differently.

Look at doing the headlight loom upgrade. It's easy and legal and you'll probably be surprised at how effective it is.
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I had the lid of my IP today. It had started to leak when the engine was very cold. The rubber seal had gone hard & shrunk. Swapped it for the one out of my spare IP ~ it was like new. Will see in the morning if it worked.
Well guess what ? It 1/2 fixed it!!
So today I removed the alloy body with the electronics in it.
No big deal.
There is a rod with a ball end that engages in what looks like the rack control. it just lifts off.
The rubber seal was shrunken & hard like the top one & so I replaced it.
Each time I have been using a smear of Hylomar on the seal to help.
All back together now.
Only problem is it looks like the calibration for the fuel consumption read out is done by moving the body forward or back. It is indicating 20% worse consumption than before. Will adjust it one day.
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so yeasterday i noticed that the injector pump that i fitted to my white XJ was on a lean towards the engine.

so i pulled the alternator out lossened the pump, leveled it out,
put everything back together, fired her up, little bit of white smoke,
went for a burn around the block, goes so much better, blows no smoke anymore at idel, does blow a bit when you put your foot down, a nice little cloud of black smoke
so i think the pump still needs some fine turning.
or just needs a good run in, or could be the diesel as ive got no idear how long its been in the tank for.

but its no longer sluggish up to 2000rpm.

after driving the white one i think my green one is very slow.
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so yeasterday i noticed that the injector pump that i fitted to my white XJ was on a lean towards the engine.

so i pulled the alternator out lossened the pump, leveled it out,
put everything back together, fired her up, little bit of white smoke,
went for a burn around the block, goes so much better, blows no smoke anymore at idel, does blow a bit when you put your foot down, a nice little cloud of black smoke
so i think the pump still needs some fine turning.
or just needs a good run in, or could be the diesel as ive got no idear how long its been in the tank for.

but its no longer sluggish up to 2000rpm.

after driving the white one i think my green one is very slow.
I put muddies on ine for the weekend & i know it is not as economical as with my road tyres.
You have 33's, that would make a big difference to the get up & go factor M.M.

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I put muddies on ine for the weekend & i know it is not as economical as with my road tyres.
You have 33's, that would make a big difference to the get up & go factor M.M.

Eddy
i dont ever remember mine going that well, i might swap the tyres on to mine and see how it goes.
the 33's are getting pretty worn out and Mr Police man might make some money
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Not today, but on Saturday I finished my rear storage draweres http://www.ausjeepoffroad.com/forum/...d.php?t=115753
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Should be ok, the blue/purple ones are bloody annoying and obvious.
I am not making them anymore but the headlight loom upgrade that I was making fixed all the issues with the headlights and kept it legal, I am still running the stock 60/55's and the headlights are great, now, mine used to awfully yellow and dull so I thought I would pull the globes and fit larger ones, ie 130/90's and guess what? They already were!!!!
Yerr I was running 130s with a GoJeep loom, similar to JJs except no wires for spotties. Both mine blew a few weeks ago so I went back to the 55/60s and can not wait to stick the new 130s back in. I am just waiting for the new inserts to arrive, so I can do the job once not twice. I really miss my 90w lows. With them I vertualy never used high beam, hence why only the low beam blew.

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I lugged about 900kgs of pavers back from the landscaping joint in two trips. She sagged down quite a bit in the rear despite my best efforts at distributing the load evenly, but delivered like a boss.

Then jumped in to move it off the driveway and the ignition barrel made this snapping sound as it spun freely all the way to the stop. Now it feels like it's missing a "stop" as you turn it, and it only goes to "on" and won't crank. It's like the mechanism that engages the starter motor has broken off the barrel. I'll pull it apart one night this week, but a new ignition barrel is roughly $165, and I'm not keen on having another key so I might just hotwire in a pushbutton start.
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Sooooo.... Finished the head swap yesterday with the help of a friend.

Found that the tops of a couple of the cylinders were quite caked so we cleaned them right up.



Plus new-
- front/rear oxy sensors
- crank angle sensor
- oil filter
- Platinum spark plugs

Also did the welsh plugs while we were there, even though they weren't leaking. Kinda glad we did as they were original Mopar from 97 and had 235k under their belt with quite a bit of rust.

But...

Just as we were filling up new oil and coolant, saw that each and every one were leaking, without even starting it up and building pressure.

Even though I had read Go Jeeps write up, the factory plugs had no evidence of sealant - although in hindsight they would have been fitted with machinery at exact pressures and even force.

So, it's another week without the Jeep and another days labour to pull the box and get to the back of the head (plus do the one at the back of the block that we didn't do yesterday), along with the manifolds. Again.

Really sucks when you can smell freedom and then you're old mate Murphy pops in to say hi....
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