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post #7681 of 42508 Old 01-16-2012, 02:26 PM
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At that temp I wouldnt go outside my house. If I absolutely had to I would wait til the jeep was at full temp before doing anything.
Hah! Try -23C this morning. My Jeep didn't even want to roll forward in idle until I started applying gas. Thank goodness for block heaters.

I still dislike hearing the belts protest at startup though. Such an nerve-inducing sound.

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post #7682 of 42508 Old 01-16-2012, 04:06 PM
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Hah! Try -23C this morning. My Jeep didn't even want to roll forward in idle until I started applying gas. Thank goodness for block heaters.

I still dislike hearing the belts protest at startup though. Such an nerve-inducing sound.
-38C tonight with windchill. Im plugging the Jeep in for the first time tonight. She didnt like the -27C after sitting outside my work for 11hrs today. It started, but was slow and painful.
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post #7683 of 42508 Old 01-16-2012, 04:34 PM
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pulled my steering gear box out to replace it after the parts store told me they could get me one before the end of the day. after a call back they ordered the wrong part and couldnt get the right one untill tomorrow. so i had to put the darn thing back together to drive it home. oh well now it will go faster next time. also the long arms are coming in tomorrow and im hoping to get them on right away!
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post #7684 of 42508 Old 01-16-2012, 04:48 PM
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-38C tonight with windchill. Im plugging the Jeep in for the first time tonight. She didnt like the -27C after sitting outside my work for 11hrs today. It started, but was slow and painful.
I see that you are in Calgary. We will be joining you in that -38 weather momentarily. It's just now starting to get ugly here, but I've been using my heater every day that it's been freezing outside, and I don't think I'll go back. There really is a difference in initial fuel consumption when it's used.

I got word that my office is giving me a heated, indoor parking space starting tomorrow, so needless to say I am jubilant in regards to that news...
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post #7685 of 42508 Old 01-16-2012, 04:51 PM
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Installed my double-din Pioneer AVIC-X910BT today with the dash kit I ordered through ***. Unfortunately, when I popped in the vents to complete the installation, the fascia broke in four places. Now I have a functional navigation install that looks terrible and I'm out $115. I've never worked with fiberglass before, but I guess I'll attempt to salvage the kit...

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Installed my double-din Pioneer AVIC-X910BT today with the dash kit I ordered through ***. Unfortunately, when I popped in the vents to complete the installation, the fascia broke in four places. Now I have a functional navigation install that looks terrible and I'm out $115. I've never worked with fiberglass before, but I guess I'll attempt to salvage the kit...
So is it a weak product? I was thinking about ordering one, but not if they won't replace it bc its flimsy

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I was also looking at the double din kits... Who was this made by? What happened to it?

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got to test out some flex today while i was hanging out at a local shop. stuffs those 265/75/16 perfectly. this is still on stock arms. ironmans come in tomorrow!
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post #7689 of 42508 Old 01-16-2012, 09:05 PM
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At that temp I wouldnt go outside my house. If I absolutely had to I would wait til the jeep was at full temp before doing anything.
-4 is warm here! This whole week we've down to almost -30! That's when the jeep doesn't want to roll and just won't get to full temp.

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65 at night in saint Louis, mo..... I will take that!
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65 at night in saint Louis, mo..... I will take that!
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post #7692 of 42508 Old 01-17-2012, 06:56 AM
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So is it a weak product? I was thinking about ordering one, but not if they won't replace it bc its flimsy
Well, I did a test fit before installation and everything seemed to line up, but I didn't secure it in place with the vents at that time. It cracked as soon as I applied pressure to pop the vents into place- I tried adjusting everything to discover why it happened, but had no luck doing so.
The dash kit itself seems well-formed and looks very nice, but it obviously isn't as durable as ABS plastic. This was a concern of mine as soon as I began installation and looked the kit over. I'm doing a two-stage install(head unit yesterday, but going to be at least a few weeks before I have everything constructed to install new speakers/sub/amps), and I realized that with the construction of the kit it would probably be best to set it once and leave it be.
I imagine I'm in the minority of people who have issue with the kit, since I have seen no complaints prior to my case. I contacted the company, they apologized and said it could be easily bonded back together with Permatex plastic weld, so I'll give that a try first.

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I'd rather drive it up to temp very gently than let it idle rich up to temp diluting the oil with fuel... Sadly though the iced windshield forced me to wait for it to warm up.

Oh speaking of pulling people out of ditches I helped a really cute chick in a Mazda get out of her parking spot, a ford escape out of a ditch, and a camry that had gotten high centered on unplowed road. I really put my recovery equipment to a good test
I agree I try to drive mine up to temp gently (no excessive engine loads but slightly higher RPMs help bring it up to temp nicely)
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post #7694 of 42508 Old 01-17-2012, 10:25 AM
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I sprayed liquid wrench all over the ca bolts and brake line connections in prep for some upcoming maintenance.

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post #7695 of 42508 Old 01-17-2012, 10:45 AM
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I sprayed liquid wrench all over the ca bolts and brake line connections in prep for some upcoming maintenance.
Next time make yourself a mix of ATF and acetone it works better than any penetrating oil on the market and can be made for pretty cheap.
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