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Unread 08-14-2014, 01:26 PM   #31381
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This friggin happened.

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And then this happened.

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Then I let it cool down and made it home at normal 200 degrees. But when I got home my upper hose was all sucked up. Air maybe??

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Unread 08-14-2014, 01:31 PM   #31382
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This friggin happened. And then this happened. Then I let it cool down and made it home at normal 200 degrees. But when I got home my upper hose was all sucked up. Air maybe??
I hope you caught it in time.

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Unread 08-14-2014, 01:45 PM   #31383
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That sucks.

However I'm sure you'll be fine. It seems the overwhelming majority of people that have issues dropping valve seats have hit the area in red on the temp gauge one or multiple times.
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Unread 08-14-2014, 01:55 PM   #31384
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Took a pic of it with some HDR effects for my iPad wallpaper and then picked up some recovery gear I ordered off of Amazon. A quick stop at Home Depot for a smoking deal on a new, and quiet, 12v pump with glow in the dark pressure gauge for 15 bones. Score!
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Unread 08-14-2014, 02:00 PM   #31385
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I don't think it was too bad. It definitely didn't get to the red. Think I caught it in time but I guess I'll be bleeding the air out if the system little research shows that the hose blowing off like that could be a new rad cap. That is the second time it's happened and the rad is only 2 years old so I doubt it's blocked
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Unread 08-14-2014, 02:07 PM   #31386
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Been super happy with my Kenwood HU via Crutchfield.
Looking at this one now. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KDC3...-KDC-358U.html


Trying to decide on speakers to replace in the rear doors. Looking at these right now. Opinions?

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_20641DS...er-reviews-tab
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Unread 08-14-2014, 02:57 PM   #31387
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Make sure your tires are balanced
yeah, I'm getting that and alignment right now.
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Unread 08-14-2014, 03:02 PM   #31388
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I don't think it was too bad. It definitely didn't get to the red. Think I caught it in time but I guess I'll be bleeding the air out if the system little research shows that the hose blowing off like that could be a new rad cap. That is the second time it's happened and the rad is only 2 years old so I doubt it's blocked
So autozone rad cap that's on there now shows 20 pounds and I just called Chrysler and OE is at 17. Hopefully that's why I'm blowing my upper off and attest to the only by mopar parts debate.
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Unread 08-14-2014, 03:10 PM   #31389
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Replaced the dead hood struts with Strongarms and replaced the rusted out window wipes on all 4 windows.The window wipes were just absolutely rotten with rust, Im so glad to have that junk off my WJ. Next up is Kolak exhaust install (already ordered), new head unit, and replacing the rear speakers. Recommendations on HU and speakers are welcomed.
Put this in and love it. Bluetooth built in and comes with a cable for iPod directly and option for aux in front. http://www.pioneer.eu/uk/products/22...00BT/page.html
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Unread 08-14-2014, 03:12 PM   #31390
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Looking at this one now. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KDC3...-KDC-358U.html


Trying to decide on speakers to replace in the rear doors. Looking at these right now. Opinions?

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_20641DS...er-reviews-tab
Kenwood looks good... this only has one front USB port... did you want one in back too?

I think WJ's take 6-1/2" 2-way speakers in the rear doors. I'm not a speaker expert so I go by reviews... those look good though.
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Unread 08-14-2014, 03:13 PM   #31391
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Put a can of Sea Foam in the tank and got gas
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Unread 08-14-2014, 07:51 PM   #31392
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I witnessed/performed a miracle today. I removed drivers side exhaust manifold and all broken studs and bolts came right out! (4.7) Tomorrow the manifold will get re-surfaced, and I'll get new gasket and hardware from the dealer and then put it all back together! What fun. Both back studs were broke. Manifold is warped about .020",
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Unread 08-14-2014, 08:54 PM   #31393
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Painted gas tank cover/skid plate (whatever its called) with black rust converter (3 coats). Huge improvement already over the rusted out crap. Ill probably paint it with a stronger material before winter.
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Unread 08-14-2014, 09:45 PM   #31394
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Put a on a nice K&N cold air intake. Not only does it sound awesome on my 4.7 but it was only 30 bucks. Who doesnt love friends that know others hurting for money!!
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Unread 08-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #31395
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anyone in summit county co I'm going to wheeler lake today probably be at the trailhead around 11am ill be in a black jeep grand cherokee come find us if you wanna wheel in a big group!
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