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post #106 of 43263 Old 08-22-2010, 05:23 PM
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Fixed my rear tail light problems, got some new sockets from the dealer, all 6 new bulbs, but now my left blinker seldomly works. Its random, it will work sometimes, or it wont work at all. Any suggestions?


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post #107 of 43263 Old 08-22-2010, 07:02 PM
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Bought a shovel and mounted it the same way I did my jack yesterday. However I did use a smaller diameter rod - 5/16". Now, I know by doing that I compromised the integrity of the shovel, but its use it intended for the beach so I'm not too worried. It won't be getting a lot of flex to it. I also tossed the spare up there so I free up some space in the back.


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post #108 of 43263 Old 08-22-2010, 07:20 PM
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Bought a shovel and mounted it the same way I did my jack yesterday. However I did use a smaller diameter rod - 5/16". Now, I know by doing that I compromised the integrity of the shovel, but its use it intended for the beach so I'm not too worried. It won't be getting a lot of flex to it. I also tossed the spare up there so I free up some space in the back.

You do realize that you have no way of using that hi lift style jack as long as you have those factory bumpers and rockers.
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post #109 of 43263 Old 08-22-2010, 07:55 PM
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Wj Spark plugs

Decided to pull plug #1 just to take a look.
This is my #1 spark plug. Although there are many like it, this one is mine.

Think I'll get ANOTHER 85k mi out of it? I'm guessing this is original.

The good news is oil control and the combustion chamber environment look good. The bad news is the previous owners probably neglected most everything else too, although the carfax had some dealer maint. records.

Soooo, off to Advance for 8 shiny new ones. First time with this type of ignition. Coils a little stubborn, and plug #8 was a little tricky, but not a bad trip over all. Shot almost all the electrical connectors with contact cleaner while in there. The throttle body was icky, shot a whole lotta carb cleaner through there. Which led to......

Nothing like the exhaust cloud of half a can of Seafoam sucked in through the brake booster line!!
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post #110 of 43263 Old 08-22-2010, 08:17 PM
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You do realize that you have no way of using that hi lift style jack as long as you have those factory bumpers and rockers.
No. LOL. Figured if I took off my front bumper I could use my front tow points as a lift spot? and for the rear I could use my hitch? Oh well It was cheap, looks good, and could help someone ELSE out in a situation

Rock sliders ARE in the future though, so not a total waste



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post #111 of 43263 Old 08-22-2010, 08:22 PM
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No. LOL. Figured if I took off my front bumper I could use my front tow points as a lift spot? and for the rear I could use my hitch? Oh well It was cheap, looks good, and could help someone ELSE out in a situation

Rock sliders ARE in the future though, so not a total waste


I guess you could always use the Hi lift style jack to remove those bumpers
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post #112 of 43263 Old 08-22-2010, 08:34 PM
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You can get a pretty cool hook attachement that hooks onto the jack, and two hooks that grab the wheel. It is a great accessory. If you need to change a tire, lift from the wheel, set the axle on something, and lower it back down.
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post #113 of 43263 Old 08-22-2010, 08:42 PM
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You can get a pretty cool hook attachement that hooks onto the jack, and two hooks that grab the wheel. It is a great accessory. If you need to change a tire, lift from the wheel, set the axle on something, and lower it back down.
Desert Rat :: Hi Lift Lift Mate Wheel Attachment
Great idea. I'll buy that next month with my bday money

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post #114 of 43263 Old 08-22-2010, 09:05 PM
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Took the front bumper off today, and cut the grille off the fascia. Painted the underneath all black, just incase some does show after the bumper is installed. Also ziptied the license plate to make the police happy around here.


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post #115 of 43263 Old 08-22-2010, 09:41 PM
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oil change, new fuel filter, greased the front driveshaft, control arms, and other zerk fittings, and a new set of champion spark plugs,


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just got back from my trip averaged 19.5 mpg, im happy lol

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post #117 of 43263 Old 08-22-2010, 11:53 PM
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Cleaned it all up, gonna wax it tomorrow, yes i said the word WAX on JF lol

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post #118 of 43263 Old 08-23-2010, 12:00 AM
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Cleaned it all up, gonna wax it tomorrow, yes i said the word WAX on JF lol
clay it and will get allot of extra things off you cant see
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post #119 of 43263 Old 08-23-2010, 12:46 AM
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yeah i'm gonna..... reason i'm gonna do it is cuz i cleaned off some tree sap and it swirled my clear coat

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post #120 of 43263 Old 08-23-2010, 08:07 AM
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Drove 1000+ miles from Chicago to SC averaging 20.3 mpg fully loaded with 3 people. That's the good news. Bad news, power steering feeling funky at times on restart when turning right. Groans a little then goes away. Checking it when I get back.

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