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post #97771 of 117605 Old 06-12-2014, 12:03 PM
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I would like to see an update after driving around for a few months ...they look Great



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Looks good...but won't the plastidip just chip/crack when the flare bends even a little bit?
Came out awesome. My rims have been dipped now for 3 years with no issues through the harsh winters. It just cleaned the up.

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Came out awesome. My rims have been dipped now for 3 years with no issues through the harsh winters. It just cleaned the up.
wow that's great to hear...I just did my wheels a couple weeks ago and I'm glad to hear they've held up for so long. I'm just curious as to whether the different application will affect how the plastidip holds. Obviously a wheel doesn't bend or flex like a flare will

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Looks good...but won't the plastidip just chip/crack when the flare bends even a little bit?
Nope I've had mine done for 2 years and it stays flexible. Rocks seem to chip it off after awhile though.

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Changed my oil (STP filters are a pain in the *** to get off) and replaced my fuel line regulator. Now this thing starts up so fast it scares me, hahaha. I'm also recognizing a dramatically better throttle response.

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post #97776 of 117605 Old 06-12-2014, 02:47 PM
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The way I low when to change my oil is when I go around a corner and my oil drops to zero, then my check gauges light comes on.

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The way I low when to change my oil is when I go around a corner and my oil drops to zero, then my check gauges light comes on.
I used to know an airplane pilot that used that same method... he saved a ton of money on oil changes before the crash.

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Retorqued and checked everything, getting ready for Forrest Fest. Debating washing... Anyone else wash their Jeep before you hit a trail?

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Gathering parts for a Volvo efan swap. Need the aluminum sheet for a shroud, then I can start the swap. I hope there is enough room in there for it.

I wash mine really good after a trip and a little, just to knock off the dust, before a trip.
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Retorqued and checked everything, getting ready for Forrest Fest. Debating washing... Anyone else wash their Jeep before you hit a trail?
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I used to know an airplane pilot that used that same method... he saved a ton of money on oil changes before the crash.

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Over the course of 2 days.

Was setting everything up to get some work done.....



and broke a lug nut...



So it was a great reason to go buy this.....



Worked like a charm....



So I got it on the jack and stands and got to work.

unhooked some stuff....





Lowered the axle as far as I could, but this brake line wasn't long enough to let me lower it as far as I wanted to. Didn't want to unhook it though. Shouldn't this have a clamp or something on it?



There was a lot of rust everywhere......



Spent a long time with the drill and wire brush bit and of course a good old fashioned wood handle wire brush......





Then coated everything with Eastwood's rust encapsulator as best I could.........









Then put it all back together....


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I used to know an airplane pilot that used that same method... he saved a ton of money on oil changes before the crash.
Not sure if that's meant to be a sob story, or a joke.

The early TJs have an oil gauge that reads the actual oil pressure. The later model gauges don't read as fast or as accurately.

Did I say I drive it another thousand miles after I first notice the drop? No, I said I know to change it when I see it drop around a corner. Am I the only one to experience the drop in oil pressure right around 3k or so? Let the record show that I put more hours on my TJ than miles.

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Not sure if that's meant to be a sob story, or a joke.

The early TJs have an oil gauge that reads the actual oil pressure. The later model gauges don't read as fast or as accurately.

Did I say I drive it another thousand miles after I first notice the drop? No, I said I know to change it when I see it drop around a corner. Am I the only one to experience the drop in oil pressure right around 3k or so? Let the record show that I put more hours on my TJ than miles.
I haven't noticed any drop in oil pressure (in over 150k miles) and I change it every 4k miles

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The Jeep keeps bucking, backfiring, and stalling while accelerating. It only does it past half throttle though.

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