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    If I am reading the info in this link correctly,...

    If I am reading the info in this link correctly, there were 2 different seals used during the production of these engines. ...
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    Volvo Penta marine engines use paper elements in...

    Volvo Penta marine engines use paper elements in canisters. I think the newest one I have seen is a 2018. It was kind of strange to find it on a Chevy V8 block.
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    Wiring is one of those things that requires a lot...

    Wiring is one of those things that requires a lot of patience and attention to detail to make look good. A quarter inch on one wire can make a huge difference in the way the harness looks. I have...
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    I don’t know much about CJs and less about DJs...

    I don’t know much about CJs and less about DJs but, isn’t the left front engine mount further forward on a CJ3A than a CJ2A? I know the engine mount bracket is reversed on the CJ3A engine to provide...
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    The bad thing about using PEX for compressed air...

    The bad thing about using PEX for compressed air is sags in the runs create water traps where they are not wanted. I used to work for a guy who had PVC for his compressor lines and it had the same...
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    I have lots of grease. A couple of different...

    I have lots of grease. A couple of different grades of wheel bearing grease, marine grease, lithium grease, aircraft grease…tubs and guns. No shortage of grease around here.

    I am pretty confident...
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    I took several measurements of the bushing. None...

    I took several measurements of the bushing. None of them were less than .634”.

    I am not grasping the how to use hydraulic force to push the bushing out. Big hole where the bushing has to come...
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    Found it! I keep most of my hardware in labeled...

    Found it! I keep most of my hardware in labeled cloth mail bags. When I finally found the bag I found the the snap ring. The bag had fallen into a junk box under one of the tables and got covered up...
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    I found the solution. The front cover has a lip...

    I found the solution. The front cover has a lip that that sets the depth of the front bearing cup. It should be recessed about an eighth inch. I haven’t looked at the rear cover to see how the rear...
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    I have the CJ2A and CJ3A master parts list...

    I have the CJ2A and CJ3A master parts list (https://www.kaiserwillys.com/master-parts-list-manual-fits-46-53-cj-2a-3a).
    The snap ring I didn’t have sorted out earlier goes inside the front cover....
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    What keeps the D18 output gear from dragging on...

    What keeps the D18 output gear from dragging on the case? Right now itís dragging hard. The only part I canít identify or find where it goes is index number 37 on the transfer case diagram. Part...
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    I think it would be great to see how it performs...

    I think it would be great to see how it performs on the Green Hell course when itís all done.
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    KW has always been good to work with on the rare...

    KW has always been good to work with on the rare occasion I had to get an order fixed. I did figure out I ordered it from them as part of the “intermediate shaft repair kit”. I don’t know if they...
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    I make enough mistakes on my own to seriously...

    I make enough mistakes on my own to seriously slow down progress that I really don’t need the parts suppliers sending me the wrong parts. I just found out I was sent 2 different size thrust washers...
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    Thanks for the tip. Tulsa is about an hour and a...

    Thanks for the tip. Tulsa is about an hour and a half away for me.
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    Good machine shops are hard to find here too. If...

    Good machine shops are hard to find here too. If you do find one they are months behind and projects for the little guys go to the bottom of the list every time a bigger customer walks in the door....
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    That’s what I did after the separator quit moving...

    That’s what I did after the separator quit moving the bearing. Then I started hitting pry bars and big screw drivers to push it off. Seemed kinda Bubba to me. It got the job done but I lost a brand...
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    I have a couple different ball joint forks like...

    I have a couple different ball joint forks like in the first link. The biggest I have will just start over the shaft. I think it’s the biggest I have seen in a parts store. It was a little hard on...
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    Not so good in my experience. A lot of videos...

    Not so good in my experience. A lot of videos from fly-by-night and shade tree mechanics. Even the ones most people accept as knowing what they are doing disregard published torque values and other...
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    What are people using to remove the front bearing...

    What are people using to remove the front bearing on the D18 output shaft? It’s been so long since I took it apart I don’t remember how I did it the first time and today I am ruining new parts trying...
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    I didn’t think of Vaseline. That would work well....

    I didn’t think of Vaseline. That would work well. I keep some in the shop to grease o-rings. The service manual just says something like “sticky grease” and I wanted to make sure I didn’t use...
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    I am guessing that since there are issues with...

    I am guessing that since there are issues with modern gear oils in the transmission there could be a potential problem with some assembly greases. What is the preferred assembly lube for the...
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    I had HUD video of an F16 pilot out practicing...

    I had HUD video of an F16 pilot out practicing dogfighting. The word FUEL was flashing in the center of the HUD. After he gets the kill he calls his buddy and says they need to head back because he...
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    About the only way I can get pictures to post as...

    About the only way I can get pictures to post as intended is to move them to a computer, check orientation and post from there.
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    Metalshaper is a youtube personality who does a...

    Metalshaper is a youtube personality who does a lot of jeep maintenance videos. I don’t know that I have ever watched one of his videos but has a pretty big following on other websites.
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