January 28, 2020

Dana 60 BOM hunting

So after getting my hands on these D60’s, I really needed to identify what they actually came out of. Every D60 has a Bill of Materials number stamped into it… somewhere. In the case of the rear, it was right on the diff. For the front however, it wasn’t so easy. If you’re looking for […]

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A Mixed Bag

A number of us got together for a day at the AOAA in late October. It rained hard in the morning and a bunch of folks bailed out. Those of us that stuck it out ended up having an AWESOME day! Check it out.

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TJ Gas filler spit fix

For some later years in the Jeep TJ, there was this problem with the fuel filler hose, where when your pump cut off, the tank would spit some fuel back at you. It’s annoying, its messy, and its wasteful. I tried the Trailblazer flapper valve fix, which didn’t help at all, and then finally decided […]

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Rokmen Engine Skid Install

After installing my new transmission, I also added this Rokmen engine/trans skid, because the stock pan was destroyed in the removal. I like this skid, if you want to see how to install the skid, with the stock belly pan, check it out.

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Jeep TJ 42RLE P0700 and P1775

Note: If you’re here to find out what P0700 and P1775 mean, because you just got these codes. PARK YOUR VEHICLE, GET IT TOWED TO A MECHANIC. So I’m driving in to work, on a Thursday, about 3 weeks ago. Just minding my own business. About half way there, I notice that the LJ doesn’t […]

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Organize your nuts!

Just a little organization hack I’m trying for this project. Should keep things easy to find when it’s time to reinstall everything!

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ProClip Tablet Mount in a 2005 LJ

In an increasingly connected world, some of us find it extremely useful to have a device at our fingertips while driving.  I’ll leave the opinions about whether you should or shouldn’t have access to your mobile device while behind the wheel for someone else to debate.  Responsible device usage while on the trail can be […]

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Dana 44 axle seals and bearings

The axle tube seals on my rear D44 were shot.  They’d been leaking slowly for quite some time.  Replacing them requires removing the bearings as well, so I had to get the bearing kits, and arrange some time with a buddy with a press.  What I didnt realize is that my bearings were SHOT!  SO […]

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J.T. Brooks Tire Deflators, vs my old generic deflators

Hey folks, we’re just past Christmas, and one of the few SWBCrawler related gifts I received (aside from a really nice set to ratcheting wrenches) was a set of the J.T. Brooks Pro tire deflators. Now, getting the air out of your tires seems easy enough right?  I did it manually for years, and then […]

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TJ Axle Shaft Replacement.

I’ve created a shop video on replacing a D30 (or 44) axle shaft replacement video, you can find it here:

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