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post #18376 of 18496 Old 02-05-2020, 07:06 PM
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I got caught jamming the diesel pump today. In Ontario the self-service stations are not supposed to have locking fuel pumps so they remove the portion of the handle where you can lock in low, medium, and full flow. What I have noticed is that there is a ridge in the plastic handles that you can get the locking flapper to grab onto anyway if you squeeze hard enough. The ridge wasn't quite deep enough to lock so I slammed the flapper a few times to seat it but I got caught when I walked to the back of the Jeep with it still pumping fuel. I usually just stand beside the pump with my hands in my pockets so they don't freeze.
After fuelling up I went through the carwash and I spotted the service station attendant inspecting the handle trying to figure out what I had done.

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post #18377 of 18496 Old 02-06-2020, 11:51 AM
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The 4 drive wheels synced after about 10 mins of driving on their own. The spare tire had to be put into the system with the programmer as I kept getting the “spare tire low “ message I. The evic.
Hmmm. Mine have never done that, been over a year. And, I've never got a specific tire alert on the EVIC it's just the basic model. Wondering if I need to have them programmed. Don't suppose I can do it myself?
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post #18378 of 18496 Old 02-06-2020, 12:49 PM
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Nope not self programmable any good tire shop should be able to scan and add the sensors to your system

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post #18379 of 18496 Old 02-06-2020, 05:06 PM
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Installed new headlights this evening. After buying a couple different LED headlights because of various issues with them I decided to just buy the best/brights halogen bulbs I could find. A few days of Youtube and Amazon searching I came across this site.
https://www.bulbfacts.com/
Based off the info off that site I ordered the Osram bulbs from Amazon I honestly thought I wouldn't be able to much of a difference but they are noticeably brighter than the standard bulbs I had in before and they put out a whiter light. Another obvious benefit is they are halogen so no issues with them glowing after I turn them off, they are just plug and play. I debated ordering the 9012 version of the bulbs but didn't want to deal with trimming, etc after going through several LED bulbs I just wanted to put them in and be done. I've attached some pictures to show the difference. I also picked up the Meguiars Heavy Duty headlight restoration kit to do this weekend i'll put up some before after pics of that as well if anyone is interested.

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post #18380 of 18496 Old 02-07-2020, 06:31 AM
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Haven't done much other than just keep driving and racking up the miles on the Hemi...
Went past 226,300 miles yesterday coming back from Austin.
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post #18381 of 18496 Old 02-07-2020, 07:37 AM
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Haven't done much other than just keep driving and racking up the miles on the Hemi...
Went past 226,300 miles yesterday coming back from Austin.
Wow! Very encouraging for the rest of us!

My '05 is sitting just under 116K right now, since I pretty much drive it only on the weekends lately.

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post #18382 of 18496 Old 02-07-2020, 05:41 PM
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I use the Silver Star Ultra's. I started using them in 2005 when I had my Liberty. I had a couple of lamp failures back then but now they are rock solid. When I got my Grand Cherokee in 2012, one of the first things I did was change the lamps to the ultra's. The same lamps are still rocking the road today.

Osram kind of has me turned off. I used to service movie projectors and the Osram lamps were somewhat failure prone and had a short life as compared to the Ushio lamps - AKA Christie.

I know this is an apples and oranges analogy, but I still have a set of Ultra replacement lamps in my Jeep from 2012 and I've haven't had to use them. Yet.

Knock on plastic...
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post #18383 of 18496 Old 02-07-2020, 09:21 PM
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I use the Silver Star Ultra's. I started using them in 2005 when I had my Liberty. I had a couple of lamp failures back then but now they are rock solid. When I got my Grand Cherokee in 2012, one of the first things I did was change the lamps to the ultra's. The same lamps are still rocking the road today.

Osram kind of has me turned off. I used to service movie projectors and the Osram lamps were somewhat failure prone and had a short life as compared to the Ushio lamps - AKA Christie.

I know this is an apples and oranges analogy, but I still have a set of Ultra replacement lamps in my Jeep from 2012 and I've haven't had to use them. Yet.

Knock on plastic...
I just chose the Osram's because they were a little cheaper. One of the review videos I watched even said even though the Silver Stars were the 2nd best, he recommended them over the Osram's just because there is just a marginal difference and the Silver Stars are more available.


I did do some night driving this evening and it was amazing how much the side of the road the lights lit up and they did light up further down the road as well over my most likely 11 year old stock bulbs. Granted they're no LED/HID bulbs but I'm happy with my purchase!
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post #18384 of 18496 Old 02-08-2020, 08:51 AM
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I have run the Silverstars for the last 2.5 years and they last just over a year if you drive about 12 hours a week. That being said, I had one fail in under 8 months and the replacement is giving me codes for a bad circuit. They aren't any more reliable than when they were when they came out 15+ years ago.
I did spot some newer ones in the same packaging but they have changed the colour of the glass coatings. The workmanship looked so bad that I dug through the bin until I could find the original style.
Philips makes some interesting LED replacements that I ran in my Dodge Van but they are really expensive and the Jeep would require 2 sets so it's cost prohibitive.

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post #18385 of 18496 Old 02-08-2020, 12:27 PM
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The 9012 HIR conversions is a great swap and very easy. I wonder how much better 9012 Osram would be


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I was in a parking lot yesterday and was unable to lock the WK's doors with the remote. I got my wife to try with her fob and no luck so I stayed in the Jeep to read codes while she was in the store. I didn't get any codes but a woman came out to open her Subaru and her fob wasn't working either! She used her integrated key to open the door but her car had push-button-start and it wouldn't work. Somebody must have been jamming the fob frequency...I assume people would have had to wait for it to pass or have their cars towed to another location to start them.

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post #18387 of 18496 Old 02-10-2020, 05:24 PM
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I was in a parking lot yesterday and was unable to lock the WK's doors with the remote. I got my wife to try with her fob and no luck so I stayed in the Jeep to read codes while she was in the store. I didn't get any codes but a woman came out to open her Subaru and her fob wasn't working either! She used her integrated key to open the door but her car had push-button-start and it wouldn't work. Somebody must have been jamming the fob frequency...I assume people would have had to wait for it to pass or have their cars towed to another location to start them.
There's a gas station I stop at on the way to Baton Rouge where my remote fob will not work. I spoke to the lady there and mentioned my issue. Another guy in the store said that spurious RF emanating from the neon sign out front is jamming the fob frequency. Sure enough, if I get gas further away from the sign, my fob will work.
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post #18388 of 18496 Old 02-10-2020, 05:31 PM
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Oil change, replaced spark plugs and rear shocks.


The plugs were factory copper units with 106000 miles. I don't know how it ran so smooth. The electrode was about gone on all 6.

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post #18389 of 18496 Old 02-11-2020, 10:53 AM
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There's a gas station I stop at on the way to Baton Rouge where my remote fob will not work. I spoke to the lady there and mentioned my issue. Another guy in the store said that spurious RF emanating from the neon sign out front is jamming the fob frequency. Sure enough, if I get gas further away from the sign, my fob will work.
Law of unintended consequences. My TPMS system acts up periodically near a particular highway interchange with lots of big electronic signs close by. System resets itself to normal after I slow down and leave the immediate area. How did we ever function without all of this electronic noise "help".

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post #18390 of 18496 Old 02-11-2020, 08:17 PM
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Cut the hell out of my leg on a crazy cut exhaust hanger at a shop, so don't judge my welds; wasn't quite focused with the fresh sutures.

Needed to pull my injectors on my CRD due to a couple of failed crush washers....again. Use the ceramic grease. I didn't last time and had to do it again and had an injector stuck. I made a slide hammer to yank it. Just crap I had laying around.
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