Wife's Waggy "Walter"...

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Re: Wife's Waggy "Walter"...

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:28 pm

I don't doubt it really. I did a lil reading tonight on the whistle and it's somewhat common? I'm now running an open element Edelbrock air cleaner but it isn't any more or less noisy than when I had a stock one on.
I'll spend some time Friday looking it over more. First priority is getting the vac lines routed for 4wd/cruise/heater thing.
I'm wondering if the cough/tbi burp thing is fuel related. Like maybe the in tank pickup for the sending unit isn't long enough so an air bubble gets sucked into the pump. I hate that my ragged out suburban with its 27 year old tbi runs like a champ and no whistle while this brand new stuff is full of oddities.


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Re: Wife's Waggy "Walter"...

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:31 pm

Ever feel pulled in multiple directions only to get little of anything done?
Last night before school I decided to take a peep at the fuse block under the dash. As I grunted my way down there I noticed two wires that had connectors on them that looked like they were supposed to go together. Plugged them in and whatdoyaknow, the power seats work again! Lol.
Guess I must have disconnected them when running the fuel injection harness through the firewall?
Today I decided to do a lil more work on my XJ. Figured if I go to sell it people would appreciate it if the power grand Cherokee seats would work. Ran some alligator clips to my second fuse block and made sure the seats moved. Passenger side was strangely working backwards, just before the jeep filled up with smoke.
Somehow I reversed the wires and it didn't much like that. Thankfully no real harm was done and the only casualty was the jumper wires. Got all the wiring done properly and they both work as they should. I chose not to wire the seat heaters even though I'd like to. Just not sure how to do it in a vehicle that didn't have them originally. Don't want to burn anything to the ground.


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Re: Wife's Waggy "Walter"...

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:47 pm

Haven't updated this in a while as I haven't driven or messed with the waggy in a while. As I was coming home from work in the suburban yesterday I felt the sputter of empty fuel tank. I know when it does that I have no reserve and need to find fuel ASAP! Pulled into the gas station behind my apartment and wouldn't you know, they have No gas! all the pumps have plastic bags over them. Knowing I wouldn't make it to the next station I walked to the apartment. Today I figured I'd drive Walter to go get a 5gallon can of fuel. Since it hasn't been run in a few weeks I popped the hood to check fluids and do a general look over.
Noticed this bit of surprise...
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Hoping that explains why it ram so poorly after my last attempts to make it run right I plugged it on securely and fired it up. Maybe it's wishful thinking or whatever but it did seem to drive oil-ish to the gas station and back.
Maybe this week I'll try driving it some more and see if it's actually any better or if I'm imagining it.


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Re: Wife's Waggy

Postby Nikkormat » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:55 pm

I'd check the others too, wyatt had a similar problem with them popping off because they weren't fully seated on the plugs.
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Re: Wife's Waggy "Walter"...

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:47 pm

Nikkormat wrote:I'd check the others too, wyatt had a similar problem with them popping off because they weren't fully seated on the plugs.


Yup, I did just that as well as verifying they all ran to the right plug. Guess it just didn't get pushed on well enough in the frustration of trying to get it to run better.


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Re: Wife's Waggy

Postby Prorealtor1999 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:12 pm

What year is it also I'm in need of a new windshield for my 88 GW what was the cost if you don't mind me asking.

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Re: Wife's Waggy "Walter"...

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:33 pm

Prorealtor1999 wrote:What year is it also I'm in need of a new windshield for my 88 GW what was the cost if you don't mind me asking.


Mines a 91. IIRC, the windshield/install was just under $300? They had to do it 3 times because it's such a pita so worth every penny.


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Re: Wife's Waggy "Walter"...

Postby Prorealtor1999 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:37 pm

tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:
Prorealtor1999 wrote:What year is it also I'm in need of a new windshield for my 88 GW what was the cost if you don't mind me asking.


Mines a 91. IIRC, the windshield/install was just under $300? They had to do it 3 times because it's such a pita so worth every penny.


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Wow 3 times that's crazy, that price does'nt sound too bad though, did that include all the parts as far as the gaskets and what not? Also thanks for responding.

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Re: Wife's Waggy "Walter"...

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:31 pm

Prorealtor1999 wrote:
tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:
Prorealtor1999 wrote:What year is it also I'm in need of a new windshield for my 88 GW what was the cost if you don't mind me asking.


Mines a 91. IIRC, the windshield/install was just under $300? They had to do it 3 times because it's such a pita so worth every penny.


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Wow 3 times that's crazy, that price does'nt sound too bad though, did that include all the parts as far as the gaskets and what not? Also thanks for responding.

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Gasket, windshield, and labor. The first guy they sent broke the new glass on install. Second guy (few days later) screwed up the gasket. Third time they sent 3 guys, one being an old guy who knew about it being a struggle. Still took them most of the day and I still have a few leaks. When the weather warms up I'll have them do it again.
It's difficult getting the glass to set in the gasket and the stainless trim is a nightmare. I'd rather pay them and let them fight it any day!


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Re: Wife's Waggy

Postby az chip » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:08 pm

Where you at buddy?
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Re: Wife's Waggy "Walter"...

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:15 pm

I'm here man. Life has been pretty... Strange (?) Lately. Working full time at a shop and school at night doesn't leave much free time. Not sure how much longer ill have the job as I keep getting no paycheck. I like working there and have been trying to be supportive while it is going through some financial struggles but at some point I will need to stop being generous and look for some way to pay my bills. I'm hoping things will turn around but I've been hoping that for a while now and there has been very little in the way to show its actually getting better. We will see.


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Re: Wife's Waggy "Walter"...

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:28 pm

[quote="tedlovesjeeps71"]I'm here man. Life has been pretty... Strange (?) Lately. Working full time at a shop and school at night doesn't leave much free time. Not sure how much longer ill have the job as I keep getting no paycheck. I like working there and have been trying to be supportive while it is going through some financial struggles but at some point I will need to stop being generous and look for some way to pay my bills. I'm hoping things will turn around but I've been hoping that for a while now and there has been very little in the way to show its actually getting better. We will see.

It isn't all gloom and frustration though. In the process of downsizing the shop I was able to lay claim to some "useless" stuff.
Scored a brand new winch that was warrantied due to a broken free spool lever. Will try and fix it and use one of my solenoid packs from burned out winches to see if it'll work.
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Also snagged a swing out tire carrier from a high end company. The bushing was bad so it got warrantied too. Instead of seeing it head to scrap I will try and modify it to work on one of my jeeps. Here it is behind my scrambler. Not to far off considering it was designed for a JK.
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Re: Wife's Waggy "Walter"...

Postby Cheapthrills » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:38 pm

Hey bud.. idk if you got your windshield figures out yet but I got mine replaced by a local guy (front range) to do my windshield, "3D auto glass" he did a fantastic job and still had a small leak that he came out and fixed right away.

He also taught me how to remove a rear view mirror mount with out chunking out the windshield. He did everything possible to prevent further rust and prevent further leaks... I had to give minimal help.

As far as chrome trim I'll never put that crap back on another waggie I see why it is actually terrible and hazardous to the health of these vehicles....

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Re: Wife's Waggy

Postby az chip » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:54 am

Glad to see you still swinging away. Jobs are not much fun without the paycheck. But hey, Jeeps!
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