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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #180 on: June 30, 2018, 10:08:27 PM »
Today’s shakedown at Attica revealed a bad fuel pump. Initially we thought it was the dreaded fuel vapor lock so I removed the hood. This didn’t change anything.

Eventful trip back home as my dodge ran out of diesel.   ::)

I got it to act up again at home the filter/regulator felt warm. I put my spare fuel pump in it and it’s way quieter and the problem went away.

Round two tomorrow!  8)


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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #181 on: July 01, 2018, 05:38:34 PM »
Round two shake down today was successful.

The fuel pump restored power and no more random stumbling, stalling.

No more overheating even in this heat with A/C running. The cooling system repair/upgrade also fixed its hot idle oil pressure problem too.

Success

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #182 on: August 08, 2018, 02:43:03 PM »
Ordered D50 4.56 ring & pinion from RockAuto for $76 plus shipping. Too good price to pass up even it’s the Dorman brand.

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #183 on: August 12, 2018, 01:30:19 PM »
I think I beated on it more than what it owes me over the weekend.

More upgrades (& repairs) coming.

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #184 on: August 12, 2018, 09:47:52 PM »
Glad it worked well other than the known (to attendees) damage! Nice to get a project out and about!!
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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #185 on: August 13, 2018, 03:43:09 PM »
Caliper removed and bled air out and capped off with some bolt and nut

Not looking to spend much on a new caliper. I’ll try new pistons and seals from RockAuto if the caliper is repairable (after I remove cracked pistons)

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #186 on: August 13, 2018, 04:58:17 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen a caliper worth repairing rather than replacing money wise. Not a $35 caliper?
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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #187 on: August 13, 2018, 04:59:59 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen a caliper worth repairing rather than replacing money wise.

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #188 on: August 13, 2018, 05:11:52 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen a caliper worth repairing rather than replacing money wise. Not a $35 caliper?

You’re right. I was keep on thinking it’s like >$100/caliper (I just put new calipers on my dodge)

$25 each and no core charge on rockauto. I’ll get that one.

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #189 on: August 14, 2018, 09:27:54 AM »
get a pair of them save yourself the hassel on the other side. 


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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #190 on: August 14, 2018, 10:50:48 AM »
get a pair of them save yourself the hassel on the other side.

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I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #191 on: August 14, 2018, 04:52:55 PM »
Debating on what to do about the radiator.

1) take it out and bend/hammer it straight-er & apply JB welds if wherever it may need.
2) take to empire for an estimate (& repair if cheap)

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #192 on: August 14, 2018, 04:55:29 PM »
A/C still fully functional, I’ll just try to straighten the condenser.

I’m gonna look for at least 15” by 36” of steel Expanded mesh to go in between condenser and grille.

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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #193 on: August 14, 2018, 05:24:23 PM »
If it’s not leaking now run it. Carry coarse ground black pepper which you always should anyway for small rad leaks


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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #194 on: August 14, 2018, 05:28:56 PM »
Surprisingly no leak. I’ll need to do something about it regardless. Mechanical fan is too close to it now.

I just threw a $89 offer to the eBay seller. I paid $89 for it in early June. It jumped to $135 now.