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About derekmac

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    Elmsdale, NS
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    2005 TJ Rubicon

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  1. Hasn't really been bad in Elmsdale at all yet. We still have power.
  2. I changed the starter and the front passenger side hub. Man, it turns over twice as fast than it ever has, and the slight shimmy I had on the highway is now gone. That hub was really loose!
  3. So no leaks at all today, but the starter did take a crap. I think it's been on its way out for some time now though as sometimes it would crank really slow, or it would take a couple of tries with the key for it to turn over. I'll get that along with the front hubs changed tomorrow, and hope all is good.
  4. I wondered that, so I ran it on jack stands, but I didn't see any run out. There was no leak on the drive into the city, and it would have been dripping pretty good before. I'll check again after the drive back out, and hopefully it'll be dry.
  5. There was no visible wear on the shaft, but it is possible. It hasn't leaked yet, but it hasn't had any extended driving either. I have to drive into Halifax tomorrow morning, so I'll know then if it's leaking or not. Fingers crossed it wont!
  6. I'm glad I don't have any spare cash lying around, as this would probably make its way to my driveway.
  7. This weekend I finally changed the leaky drivers side rear axle seal and bearing. The last two that went in it were Timken (seals and bearings), and they both leaked. I'm trying Federal Mogul ones (even though the bearing says Timken) a try this time. I changed the diff oil while I was at it, and it did look like a bit of water might have gotten in, but it wasn't too bad. I wanted to change the t-case fluid since I've yet to change it, but I ran out of time.
  8. Could probably get some nice group pics of our rigs there.
  9. I thought of that after I removed it, checked it, sealed it and put it back on... The paint on it would have to be mostly stripped as it's chunky and very rough in spots. The motor is easy to remove though, so it might just happen yet.
  10. Touching on this a bit, it amazes me how simple and tough this winch is. The motor is date stamped Feb, 1985, and it seems to work perfectly. I'm not sure a motor on a modern-day winch will have that sort of life span. Everything is easy to service, with all parts still available to buy, and no special tools are needed to work on it.
  11. Almost forgot to post this. I added shrink wrap terminal boots to the motor, and since the motor looks ugly because of an ugly *** paint job, I put the box on back on it. It's kind of in sad shape too, so I'm not sure which ugliness is better, lol.
  12. Thanks Eugene! I look forward to the next time we can get out on a run together!
  13. Finally, got it wired up, and the cable spooled on! Let me tell you, snaking four pieces of 1/0 wire that's in conduit through the small opening in the grill was a major pain in the ***! The contactor is sealed, so it should be ok here. Now I can't wait to try it out! Oh, and get some synthetic line for it!
  14. All mounted up, and the plug for the controller is installed. I went a little different with the plug for the controller. I'm mounting the contactor under the hood, so the box won't be on the motor with the original plug. I figured where I put it, it would be pretty safe from stuff hitting it, and from road spray.
  15. Oh, and here's a sneak peak of it on the Jeep.
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