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  1. MomoJeep

    Coolant Mystery...

    OK, so after a few thousand miles, I find my coolant level LOW again, but the level is HIGH in the overflow reservoir. So I transfer from overflow back to radiator, which seems almost enough to refill the radiator. BACKGROUND - New radiator and new 4.0L head on my 258. No coolant in the oil...
  2. MomoJeep

    Weird Steering noise/vibration SOLVED

    UPDATE... NOT SOLVED.. THE annoying noise comes back a bit here and there. MUST BE THE BALL-JOINTS!?!?!
  3. MomoJeep

    Door Hinge Mystery

    I don't have a mill, and the drill press won't do it since the hole is not a "complete circle" (there is a gap in the metal, it does not complete close around the hinge pin). But does anyone know if an OEM hinge is of the larger diameter (7/16")?
  4. MomoJeep

    Door Hinge Mystery

    So I order these hinge liner/bushings... https://www.quadratec.com/p/crown-automotive/door-hinge-bushing-kit-wrangler-tj-yj-cj5-cj7-rt25008 They come, but they don't fit. I Call, and they SWEAR they fit jeep CJ 1983. Their theory is that my hinges are not original OEM. Well, that's possible...
  5. MomoJeep

    258 I-6: Oil Capacity?

    Here's another possibility. I am seeing some sources saying 5.5 Qts. My filter does NOT look like it could hold a Full Quart. I think the filters hold 1/2 quart. I think 5.5 would put me closer to the full mark. Also, is it possible filter sizes were significantly larger 40 years ago!?
  6. MomoJeep

    258 I-6: Oil Capacity?

    I guess MEASURING the tube would be a good idea also. Anyone know the correct measurement?
  7. MomoJeep

    258 I-6: Oil Capacity?

    I am not the original owner. So it's possible I have the wrong tube. I also wonder, could there be different OIL PANS with different capacities?
  8. MomoJeep

    258 I-6: Oil Capacity?

    This all makes sense. But what doesn't make sense is that I just put in 6qts with a filter change (and ran the engine for a bit, then let it settle), and then the dipsticks reads about a quart over "Full". I'm fine with using 5.5 or 6 qts, but why does the dipstick read FULL after 5 qts...
  9. MomoJeep

    258 I-6: Oil Capacity?

    I've been running 5 qts. Also had a head (valve seats) go bad on me after 30k miles (not sure if their related). Now when I put in 6 qts (w/ filter change) it appears to read about a quart overfilled! It's confusing when manuals says 6qts, but then the dipstick reads full at 5 qts. Yes, my...
  10. MomoJeep

    258 I-6: Oil Capacity?

    I almost always change oil myself.. but I was out of town, went to Jiffy. Their books called for 6 qts. Apparently all the FSM's say SIX!? It does look overfilled on my dipstick. I drove for a bit and checked it. No Foaming. I drove a few hundred miles on the freeway, no foaming, no leaks...
  11. MomoJeep

    CJ8, Scrambler, Renegade, Laredo... How to tell?

    so then are all CJ8’s also Scramblers? Or is “Scrambler” some kind of package and “CJ8” the base model?
  12. MomoJeep

    CJ8, Scrambler, Renegade, Laredo... How to tell?

    Thanks! Great info!
  13. MomoJeep

    CJ8, Scrambler, Renegade, Laredo... How to tell?

    So is it correct that there were four variations of trim packages? - CJ8 (Base) - Scrambler - Renegade - Laredo ? And since mine is a resto-mod, how can I tell what version it originally was?
  14. MomoJeep

    Need help 1985 cj-8

    Not to hijack, but how is it a "Renegade" and not a "Scrambler" (hood decal)...? Was there a "Renegade" edition of the Scrambler?
  15. MomoJeep

    Hi There, this was from a long time ago... just came across it again. Still have them? I...

    Hi There, this was from a long time ago... just came across it again. Still have them? I haven't done a ball joint job in 20 years... I forgot... what is the "upper adjusting socket". A special tool? Or a part that I can re-use from my old ball joints?
  16. MomoJeep

    Spare Tire Rack repair/upgrade (oem)

    Yes... Putting more weight on there can be a bad idea.. however, I wonder if these are easily adaptable to a CJ? With the extra weight not sticking out too far and close to the hinges I think I'd like to try it...(?)...
  17. MomoJeep

    Who considers Jeep CJ's to be a "Quality" vehicle?

    Question about the bigger axles... RIDE QUALITY, how much worse is the ride with the extra un-sprung weight?
  18. MomoJeep

    Looking for the most obscure part! Steering Wheel tilt lever...

    I can get one on Ebay, with shipping comes to almost $30..! Hmmm, I need a Jeep CJ wrecking yard like in the old days...
  19. MomoJeep

    Who considers Jeep CJ's to be a "Quality" vehicle?

    I'll add, I guess it's difficult to distinguish between "Cheap" and "Elegant Simplicity".. For example, the door hinges...
  20. MomoJeep

    Who considers Jeep CJ's to be a "Quality" vehicle?

    I'm talking from the era of approx 1976-1986.. Relative to other cars/trucks, and for their time period.. (I was too young to know - other than that a 1976 Toyota Corolla would go 200,000+ quite reliably..) And I'm not talking about how much we love them. I'm talking compared to other vehicles...
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