Went out to Bundy Hill offroad park today with Curt. (Rubicon0311
) I loaded Betty on my trailer this morning, and noticed the fuel gauge wasn't working. I jiggled the wires that I loomed up the other day hoping to get it working. I know it was full of fuel, and I had a little one gallon can in the back just in case, so the gauge didn't really matter. I tried to start it again and it would crank but no start. I dicked with it for a bit, but couldn't get it to start. I was afraid my first wheeling adventure with this Jeep ended in my driveway.
I climbed under it and found the wiring harness that goes to the fuel pump had come unplugged. This is probably why my fuel gauge was acting funny the last few days. I plugged it back in fully, then wrapped a zip tie around it to keep it in place and it was fine.
Never been to this offroad park, but it has a nice set of trails, some big bowls, and a few good cracks. I think there are rocks somewhere, but I didn't see them. I only aired my tires down to about 15. Even with the open diffs it climbed pretty much anything. There were a few hills I need to take a few shots at, but I made it up all but one.
Drivetrain ran flawlessly, after I fixed that plug on the fuel pump. Good ECTs and oil pressure. No leaks or anything weird. My starter cable hangs kind of low, under the bellhousing. After what I drug it over today, I think I want to relocate it to the top of the transmission or along the firewall.