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20 hours ago, 4x4tographer said:


Great content guys! You should totally start a build thread. It’ll be fun to watch your build evolve with you and your needs!

 

Thank you Ryan!

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Put the Wagoneer on the back burner for now.  (It is running)  Barbie started making a suspension noise and locking the passenger rear wheel on slow stops.  Found the rear upper control arm bushings were bad. I had replaced them not that long ago with new arms with bushings already installed from Quadratec.  Bushings didn't last 10k miles.  So I went to Napa and bought bushings from them.  Spent today driving out the old bushings and installing the new ones.  I'll install the arms tomorrow.

"Old" bushing

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3 of the older bushings

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U joint tool from Harbor freight made it easy.

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Done

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Posted (edited)

Spoiled by having a backup camera, I want to be able to see through it on the trail- when it's most useful. 

I decided to get a universal windshield washer nozzle and pump and make it work. It does ... Sort of. If I'm on a slope and use it, it siphons. I don't think a check valve will work. Y'all know of any type of valve that might?

 

 

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@LaZorraRoja just FYI the videos you posted won't load for me. :( 

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42 minutes ago, dzJeepChic said:

@LaZorraRoja just FYI the videos you posted won't load for me. :( 

Thanks. I just uploaded it to YouTube. I can't seem to edit out the embedded videos. 

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1 hour ago, LaZorraRoja said:

Thanks. I just uploaded it to YouTube. I can't seem to edit out the embedded videos. 

 

i edited them out for ya.

 

also, neat idea - here i am wiping the dust off my rear view camera manually like a pleb!

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Thanks! I am thinking I might have to get a second tank for the rear. I thought adding the motor would act like an antisiphon, but it doesn't. Short of creating my own valve, I figure an extra tank is a cheap solution.

 

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5 minutes ago, LaZorraRoja said:

Thanks! I am thinking I might have to get a second tank for the rear. I thought adding the motor would act like an antisiphon, but it doesn't. Short of creating my own valve, I figure an extra tank is a cheap solution.

 

 

i would try the check valve idea first. i actually think that it would stay closed until the force from the pump opens it - i.e. gravity siphoning alone shouldn't be enough to open the valve.

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my understanding is the check valve prevents back flow into the tank. but I've never handled one, so I don't know if it could also work like you describe (like if I put it in backwards).

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4 hours ago, LaZorraRoja said:

my understanding is the check valve prevents back flow into the tank. but I've never handled one, so I don't know if it could also work like you describe (like if I put it in backwards).

 

it would still need to be put in the normal way, but i think it will also prevent the gravity siphoning because it won't open till pressure from the pump pushes it open. for $8 or less, it's worth a try before you bother with anything more complex, IMO. Autozone might even have one.

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