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post #28201 of 44169 Old 12-06-2013, 06:25 PM
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Yeh, that's way better than the blingy crap the dealers around here are flogging. I kinda like the subtlety to it.

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post #28202 of 44169 Old 12-06-2013, 06:26 PM
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Currently its -0.2F where I live, overnight high is supposed to be -16F. Really need to swap out my 15w40 summer oil for 10w30......
Read your owners manual, 15-40 is not a good idea ever. 15-40 is diesel oil, made for lower RPM, does not lubricate properly at higher RPM, and is to thick for our engines. I run 10-30 year round, thats what the manual says thats what i do. 197K miles on my niner, obviously works.

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post #28203 of 44169 Old 12-06-2013, 06:53 PM
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Aren't the dragon jk's a Chinese only jeep?
Originally they were only for the Chinese market. They decided to start selling them in the states.

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post #28204 of 44169 Old 12-06-2013, 06:55 PM
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Read your owners manual, 15-40 is not a good idea ever. 15-40 is diesel oil, made for lower RPM, does not lubricate properly at higher RPM, and is to thick for our engines. I run 10-30 year round, thats what the manual says thats what i do. 197K miles on my niner, obviously works.
Runs fine for me, in the summer at least. Sadly I live in the land of 100 degree summers & 30 below winters. I will probably change oil tomorrow since I'm sure the wife will need to nap when we get home.

Also, I run it in my bike and that engine spins a lot faster than my 5.2 does.
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post #28205 of 44169 Old 12-06-2013, 07:17 PM
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Runs fine for me, in the summer at least. Sadly I live in the land of 100 degree summers & 30 below winters. I will probably change oil tomorrow since I'm sure the wife will need to nap when we get home.

Also, I run it in my bike and that engine spins a lot faster than my 5.2 does.
15W40 is the recommended oil weight for the Ford Powerstroke engine. It's a great thick oil that sticks to the walls and bearings of high-compression, low-revving diesels with wide tolerances and heavy duty oil pumps. It's not a lot of fun for the low-capacity oil pump in your Jeep, especially at speed and when it gets any colder than 100 degrees out. You're sapping power and straining your oil pump for an oil that costs more and doesn't lubricate as well.

If you're really concerned, I suggest a 10W40 for summer use and 10W30 at the highest for winter use. 5W40 synthetic would be better, considering you're in Minnesota, but synthetic oil is expensive and can exacerbate any leaks. A 15 weight oil in a frozen engine is not fun for any of the moving parts.

I had a guy come in a few weeks ago looking for oil for his 5.4 Ford van. He said it had 97,000 miles and that there was no way the recommended 5W20 is thick enough and grabbed some 10W40. According to a coworker, he came in two days ago looking for an oil pump for the same. Tritons are picky motors, but the point remains.

In other news, I really like the dragon edition. I say there's nothing wrong with a little decoration on a Jeep. I'm more a Rubicon guy than Sahara, but both are fine vehicles and I happen to really like black with gold trim.

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post #28206 of 44169 Old 12-06-2013, 07:45 PM
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15W40 is the recommended oil weight for the Ford Powerstroke engine. It's a great thick oil that sticks to the walls and bearings of high-compression, low-revving diesels with wide tolerances and heavy duty oil pumps. It's not a lot of fun for the low-capacity oil pump in your Jeep, especially at speed and when it gets any colder than 100 degrees out. You're sapping power and straining your oil pump for an oil that costs more and doesn't lubricate as well.

If you're really concerned, I suggest a 10W40 for summer use and 10W30 at the highest for winter use. 5W40 synthetic would be better, considering you're in Minnesota, but synthetic oil is expensive and can exacerbate any leaks. A 15 weight oil in a frozen engine is not fun for any of the moving parts.

I had a guy come in a few weeks ago looking for oil for his 5.4 Ford van. He said it had 97,000 miles and that there was no way the recommended 5W20 is thick enough and grabbed some 10W40. According to a coworker, he came in two days ago looking for an oil pump for the same. Tritons are picky motors, but the point remains.

In other news, I really like the dragon edition. I say there's nothing wrong with a little decoration on a Jeep. I'm more a Rubicon guy than Sahara, but both are fine vehicles and I happen to really like black with gold trim.
Garage floor definately shows the leaks it has. Also seems to be burning some, I guess its time to finally check the plenum.
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post #28207 of 44169 Old 12-06-2013, 09:07 PM
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Get the aluminum pan for it otherwise plan on replacing the gasket every few years. With the aluminum pan you should never have to do it again.

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Get the aluminum pan from the guy on thespeedfreaks.net or eBay. It's the same guy. I'd rather support a guy making them than a large company making them. That's just me though. When I got mine, the Hughes kit was coming with Dorman gaskets. I got mine from thespeedfreaks.net and picked up all Felpro stuff for the same price as the Hughes kit.

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Put it in 4 High a couple of days ago.

Probably will stay there until ........







April?

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Get the aluminum pan from the guy on thespeedfreaks.net or eBay. It's the same guy. I'd rather support a guy making them than a large company making them. That's just me though. When I got mine, the Hughes kit was coming with Dorman gaskets. I got mine from thespeedfreaks.net and picked up all Felpro stuff for the same price as the Hughes kit.
If you get Ahold off him, let me know. I tried contacting him a few weeks ago. I haven't heard anything yet.

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If you get Ahold off him, let me know. I tried contacting him a few weeks ago. I haven't heard anything yet.
Just get the hughes kit. It's got everything.
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Get the aluminum pan from the guy on thespeedfreaks.net or eBay. It's the same guy. I'd rather support a guy making them than a large company making them. That's just me though. When I got mine, the Hughes kit was coming with Dorman gaskets. I got mine from thespeedfreaks.net and picked up all Felpro stuff for the same price as the Hughes kit.
1999BLKDAKRT on thespeedfreaks.net?
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Put it in 4 High a couple of days ago.

Probably will stay there until ........







April?
You probably put yours on around the same time I did for the same reason, only I turned mine off when I thought the roads were clear. Big mistake .

In other news the ZJ hunt isn't going spectacularly well. The overpriced one still hasn't sold and is being re-posted every 24 hours, I'm hoping that'll work to my advantage soon. The only other one around here is owned by a guy that can't figure out how to email pictures . I'm hoping something falls in place when I have the cash in hand in a couple days, it's happened before.
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You probably put yours on around the same time I did for the same reason, only I turned mine off when I thought the roads were clear. Big mistake .

In other news the ZJ hunt isn't going spectacularly well. The overpriced one still hasn't sold and is being re-posted every 24 hours, I'm hoping that'll work to my advantage soon. The only other one around here is owned by a guy that can't figure out how to email pictures . I'm hoping something falls in place when I have the cash in hand in a couple days, it's happened before.
Good luck to ya man!

Built a sub box to go where my spare to mount is because i was bored, i only eye balled all of the cuts out of this fiber board. It sounds like **** like i expected it to. I'm just gonna cut a 3" port into it, if it still sounds bad i'm buying a cheap box from craiglist or ebay

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post #28215 of 44169 Old 12-07-2013, 12:58 AM
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Good luck to ya man!

Built a sub box to go where my spare to mount is because i was bored, i only eye balled all of the cuts out of this fiber board. It sounds like **** like i expected it to. I'm just gonna cut a x3" port into it, if it still sounds bad i'm buying a cheap box from craiglist or ebay

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You know there's a science to building a sub box, right? Do you know what the approximate volume of the box is? What sub are you using? How much power are you running to it? And don't just put a 3" port in it and hope for the best. That's even easier to mess up than a sealed box.

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