Monday, August 17, 2015

Interior working

Decided to check floor for rust and replace headliner with some insulation add-on

starting disassembly

passenger side floor has a little rust and small hole, overally not so bad

painted rusted area and put a silicone on the hole

glued a rubber sheet on the floor,

removed old headliner fabric, cleaning 

glued new fabric

and installed everything back.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

fuel pump

A new Bosch fuel pump and Airtex fuel strainer arrived

All assembled and ready to mount

Mounted and tested. It is relatively quiet and hope performance is good.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

WJ brake booster and Master cylinder upgrade

Long ago ordered and received WJ brake booster with master cylinder. Today decided to upgrade my brake.

everything is ready, brake booster & master cylinder, brake tube, flaring tool, brake fluid, tools etc.

stock brake booster

My brake pedal connection to booster rod is different than one I read from write-up.

It has just a clip, instead of bolt.

Old brake fluid is out

see then stock, old and leaky one

XJ single and WJ dual diaphragm boosters met once

rod length - XJ

rod length - WJ

a bit of dust mud etc

cleaned well, where I can reach to, there were clean

Rod has 6mm (1/4") length difference, need an spacer. Instead of spacer, I use a little bigger nut on thread and used a foam as a gap filler

seam above booster is massaged up and test fit

fit and tight, brake switch working

making tube template

tube ends flared, master cylinder end  - bubble & proportioning valve end - double flare

flared and bent, ready made tube


both tubes made and tightened at master cylinder, instead of bench bleeding of master cylinder,
- 2 clear hoses connected to the ends of tubes and
- other ends of clear hoses were in brake fluid in coke bottle
- added brake fluid in reservoir

then bleed master cylinder till no air bubbles in coke bottle

bottom ends tightened

seam massaged back, there is little cap ~ 5-6mm

Rear brake hose replaced with longer one.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Trip to Khovsgol

Went to Khuvsgul between July 11 - 17, 2015 with a team of 3 Grand Cherokee ZJs & Toyota RAV4

July 12: near Orkhon river bridge

July 12: @ camp near Chuluut river bridge, overnight

July 13: Chuluut river

July 13: Khorgo crater   - 48°11'14.35" N  99°51'29.51" E

tree grown within rock
 lava rock

July 13: Terkhiin tsagaan lake - 48°09'17.10" N  99°42'31.00" E

a muddy road
 a muddy car

July14: left of Khuvsgul lake, camping

was here, 50°30.285' N, 100°12.444' E,

actually it is located at there very end of the lake

Khuvsgul nuur is located in the northwest of Mongolia near the Russian border, at the foot of the eastern Sayan Mountains. It is 1,645 metres (5,397 feet) above sea level, 136 kilometres (85 miles) long and 262 metres (860 feet) deep. It is the second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia, and holds almost 70% of Mongolia's fresh water and 0.4% of all the fresh water in the world

July 15: rest day

July 16: @Khatgal

 July 16: back to home: