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Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 10-22-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 144
Posted By jgrote
It sounds like your problem may just be in the...

It sounds like your problem may just be in the wiring. Remove and clean both terminals from the battery. Remove and clean both positive and ground cables from the starter and clean also. If there...
Forum: Tire and Wheel Tech 10-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 517
Posted By jgrote
That seems epically stupid. It's a small truck...

That seems epically stupid. It's a small truck tire size. How many S10's are there running around out there?
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 10-21-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,538
Posted By jgrote
Don't remove your pan. It's fine. Just get that...

Don't remove your pan. It's fine. Just get that darned plug out. I still think welding is going to be your best bet. If you find the nut yourself and take it to an exhaust shop (with a 6pack of...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 10-20-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,538
Posted By jgrote
His dealer is 500 miles away. He's not going...

His dealer is 500 miles away. He's not going back there to get this fixed.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 10-20-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,538
Posted By jgrote
Okay now, you still have a few options here. ...

Okay now, you still have a few options here. From the last few pics, I think you have a rust problem. I have to say that the acetone/atf mix is the best penetrating lube I've ever used. It's cheap...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 10-19-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,538
Posted By jgrote
You need a better socket and a longer bar. I...

You need a better socket and a longer bar. I have 6pt 1/2" drive impact sockets for things like this. I also have a 6ft breaker bar that has never been beaten.
Forum: General Forum 10-19-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By jgrote
His signature says Maryland. If it still runs,...

His signature says Maryland. If it still runs, shipping might not be tooooo bad though.
Forum: General Forum 10-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By jgrote
Depending on condition, I see you have 4 options:...

Depending on condition, I see you have 4 options:

1. Call a junkyard. You'll get $300-$400 or so. Maybe more if it's in decent shape. Since the motor is toast, it's not worth too much to them....
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 10-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By jgrote
You might be right. I will have t say that it's...

You might be right. I will have t say that it's pretty common that they leak, but not "prematurely", I've had several high mileage EJ25's, and they all weeped a little oil. I had 204k on my 00,...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 10-16-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By jgrote
I can tell you from first hand experience that...

I can tell you from first hand experience that they can not be re-used. Don't ask how I know...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 10-12-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By jgrote
Correct on crank position. When you put the...

Correct on crank position. When you put the motor back in, you'll be able to center the motor back in the hole. The holes for the 2 motor mounts are slotted. If they are in the middle of the...
Forum: Motor Conversions 10-10-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By jgrote
Read through Mike's journal. It's a lot more...

Read through Mike's journal. It's a lot more complicated than you think. Engine, front subframe, fuel system, and electrical system just to get started. You'll need to merge the new engine's...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical 10-08-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By jgrote
I think I'm going to start with the relay, only...

I think I'm going to start with the relay, only because wiggling the key doesn't help, and there is an obvious click when it comes on. I'm guessing that the coil in the relay is getting weak. I'll...
Forum: Lighting and Electrical 10-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By jgrote
Some Things Not Turning On Right Away

So here's a fun one for all you electrical whizzes. Every once in a while, when I first start my car, (04x), the radio and clock don't come on. The other day, I found out the wipers are also...
Forum: Towing and Hauling 10-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
('98-'00) New Camper Project
Views: 6,201
Posted By jgrote
I took the day off today and worked on this thing...

I took the day off today and worked on this thing finally. It's been put up for quite a while now, so I had to start off by digging everything out. I figured that since my son was talking about...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 10-06-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
('03-'05) Rear diff swap
Views: 71
Posted By jgrote
If the gear ratios are the same, then yes. (I...

If the gear ratios are the same, then yes. (I think) Check to make sure the inner joint of the cv axles look the same. The easiest way to check is to go to RockAuto Parts Catalog...
Forum: EJ20 - 2.0L Non-Turbo 10-05-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
('98-'00) Engine Oil Leak
Views: 223
Posted By jgrote
Oil separator plate. It requires pulling either...

Oil separator plate. It requires pulling either the engine or tranny to fix. Make sure you get the latest design (with new screws) when you replace it. They made this plate out of plastic,...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 10-05-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By jgrote
Alright, so I think I have a slightly different...

Alright, so I think I have a slightly different opinion than others, but here it goes. I agree that you SHOULD NOT use synthetic. I've seen it ruin more than one motor. But, I'd change the oil...
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+) 10-04-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By jgrote
Incorrect. A shortblock will not come with...

Incorrect. A shortblock will not come with heads. They will have to pull the heads from his old motor. I don't think you will get a new longblock out of it, but at least if there are any further...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 10-04-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By jgrote
Now here's hoping your timing isn't so far off...

Now here's hoping your timing isn't so far off that you need head work. Throw a TB on it and see if you got lucky.
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 10-04-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By jgrote
Youtube Bluefox's videos. His older ones were...

Youtube Bluefox's videos. His older ones were all in an auto. The 4EAT is one of the toughest traditional A/T trannies ever made. You'll also hear him say that he would much rather have his old...
Forum: Interior and Electronics 10-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By jgrote
I had exactly the same thought.:biggrin: I had a...

I had exactly the same thought.:biggrin: I had a huge sigh of relief followed by laughter. OP, wish you were local. I'd throw them in for you. Wait a little bit and we'll find someone to give you...
Forum: Tire and Wheel Tech 10-02-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By jgrote
Older 15" wheels from early Foresters will not...

Older 15" wheels from early Foresters will not fit over the front calipers without some significant grinding. It is doable though.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty 09-30-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By jgrote
I bet the car had been sitting for a while before...

I bet the car had been sitting for a while before you bought it. It's just condensation; don't worry about it.
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010) 09-29-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 708
Posted By jgrote
Alright, so I've seen a few things that are...

Alright, so I've seen a few things that are common here. 1st is that you put the motor make together 180 degrees out of time. It will turn over fine without damage, but will not run. Next is...
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