BlueRockRash's DD XJ Build

BlueRockRash

New member
Re: New rig

I am calling it a successful engine swap have been driving it to work all week and no problems oil pressure is good and the temps wont even get higher then 180.. I need to check the thermostat and see what temp it is and if there is on in there.

 

BlueRockRash

New member
Re: New rig

It went surprisingly smoothly I had my time off I took Friday off work and worked from 10 am to 10pm then saturday was the same.. Sunday got rained out and Monday I took the day off work worked 10 to 8... left it for tue to Friday where I started after work from like 5pm to 10 pm then I had it started saturday by 4 pm
 

blondejoncherokee

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
Re: New rig

180* is fine. its cold out. if its running over 210* in the summer is when to worry. both of my rigs run under 190* in the winter without the fan on. in the summer they both run at like 210* with the fan on going up the hill to the trails. if you were running hot now id be worried.
 

Johnnie Walker

Piece of Fish!
NAXJA Member
Re: New rig

Buy, rent or borrow an IR temp gun. confirm the correct temp before you go on trying to figure out what the stock gauge is telling you.
 

BlueRockRash

New member
Re: New rig

Finished the disc brake swap I found out you have to drill the backing plate holes out a little to get the studs to line up. This wasn't in the write up I used but found it in a different one.

Before



After



I stripped the hell out of the cross pin retaining bolt and had to weld another bolt onto to get it removed



This guy saved the day



Also had a rubbing noise found out on the test drive that the backing plate was rubbing my rotor so i had to hammer it back away from the rotor



I wish i saw this on the write up i followed i found it searching after i finsihed the swap



I wasn't sure how I could hook up my e-brake again but looks pretty simple to add with small u bolts...
 

831_xj

New member
Re: New rig

Those little u bolts are called Cable Clamps and you can get em at Home Depot mang

Nice work! :D
 
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