Author Topic: XJ Heep 3.0  (Read 5751 times)


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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #195 on: August 14, 2018, 05:50:58 PM »
looks like the same radiator matt runs in the buggy up top.  i think he has a good used unit with minor damage


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Re: XJ Heep 3.0
« Reply #196 on: August 21, 2018, 03:40:48 PM »
Replace bent mechanical fan
Front axle removal
New oil pan (rusted through)
New high volume oil pump
New rear main seal
Remove stock upper control arms
Upgrade to 136A alternator
Replace radiator
Replace front calipers
Complete the winch install. Need to redo some battery cables
Replace unit bearing bolts
Replace control arm bushing on top of the D30 (honed out stock replacement bushing to accept 9/16” bolt)
Delete the cam adjuster bracket via weld washers to control arm
Change oil in both axles and install magnets. Upgrade bolts to torx-plus
Repair catalyst converter (pipe broke off!)
Install hood
Install header
Install front axle
Replace rear axle u-bolts to 5/8”

If I have time:
Remove t-case to reseal (leaking at where both halves meets) and to clock it up higher
Finish the floor/cover around the gas tank & shocks (if I have time)
Build skid plates for engine, trans and t-case. Unsure yet about how to protect cat & muffler.
Install the drilled & tapped rebuilt steering box (thank Marc!)
Relocate windshield wiper washer tank

Update: decided to deal with exhaust another time. Stock exhaust hang low. I’ll like to redo exhaust for better ground clearance and to give me more room to build skid plates later.
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