Jeep LS swap for the LJ

zmotorsports

Hardcore Gearhead
Location
West Haven
My wife screamed from inside the house and came running out. She is pretty stoked.
When I was installing my LS my wife was like "meh" it's kinda cool. But after I got it on the road I think she enjoys driving it. I had to do a timing belt on her car a couple of weeks ago and she said she didn't have any running around to do and didn't need her car for the day. As soon as I tore into the engine of her Acura all of a sudden she needed to borrow the Jeep for a while to run some errands. She thinks I'm stupid. Then she comes home to tell me a couple at the store were asking her about it. I think she likes driving it but just won't admit it. :cool:

Mike
 

Pile of parts

Well-Known Member
Location
South Jordan
When I was installing my LS my wife was like "meh" it's kinda cool. But after I got it on the road I think she enjoys driving it. I had to do a timing belt on her car a couple of weeks ago and she said she didn't have any running around to do and didn't need her car for the day. As soon as I tore into the engine of her Acura all of a sudden she needed to borrow the Jeep for a while to run some errands. She thinks I'm stupid. Then she comes home to tell me a couple at the store were asking her about it. I think she likes driving it but just won't admit it. :cool:

Mike
Would you do the timing belt on my wife's car? I don't think she needs to go anywhere either...;)
 

glockman

I hate Jeeps
Location
Pleasant Grove
The LJ is really my wife's jeep. I just maintain it . She daily drives it but she works from home so it's mostly just a fun car. After I showed her youtube videos of TJ's lifting a front tire on launches she has been asking me every couple of days when we can start it. It's rewarding enough to finish a big project, this one might come with some extra rewards lol. :cool:
 
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glockman

I hate Jeeps
Location
Pleasant Grove
The final push is on. I pulled the transfer case AGAIN last night to hopefully its fixed now. It was leaking really slowly, one drip per couple hours from between the transmission and transfer case. When I pulled it apart I found two things. One of the counter sink screws holding the ring to the T case was slightly protruding and the RTV was still soft, like it never cured around one of the studs. Both were near 3:00 which looked like the root of the leak. I tightened/filed the head of the screw flush, resealed it and am letting it cure overnight.


After that I routed the trans cooler lines, measured, cut and connected the AN fittings. I routed them to the bottom of the radiator, across to the passenger frame rail and tied them to the body under the battery to get them as far from the exhaust as possible. Hard to get good pictures.
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I also put the grill supports on and noticed the drivers side was right were my air filter wanted to be. I added a spacer at the throttle body to move the tube forward, which allowed me to clear the alternator pulley and point the intake down more, clearing the grill support.
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The tach and oil pressure aren't working but the coolant temp was climbing so maybe my Camaro sending unit will work out. I'll keep you guys posted.

I'll get everything buttoned up tonight and add drive lines. Maybe back it out of the shop.

Still don't know what direction I am going with exhaust. I am doing dual cats of the manifolds, just not sure which ones. I have the C6 vette Cats but I don't know if they are too large to fit well. From there I'll go under the bellhousing and Y into 3" back to a magnaflow muffler and out the rear.
 
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