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07-30-2020 12:16 PM
caulk04 Thanks for adding your IG handle for us to follow along. I ride myself and have a very romantic mental view of ADV trips. Maybe when I reach your point in life (kids moved out and such) I'll be able to think about something like that.
07-30-2020 08:21 AM
tbunch Sounds like fun, we almost crossed paths, drove right by steamboat Monday on the way back from Denver, no Jeep though, still need to get more testing and seat time in before I take it too far out.
07-29-2020 05:06 PM
jmart2119
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Thank you very much. We had not heard that.

No problem! I think I remember seeing that Black Bear Pass did reopen just FYI.
07-29-2020 02:38 PM
NashvilleTJ
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Iím sure you will double check but Black Bear Pass, Imogene, Yankee Boy Basin all got a ton of rain this weekend and are closed on the Telluride side due to mudslides. Just wanted to let you know in case you hadnít seen it yet.

Stay safe on your travels!


Thank you very much. We had not heard that.
07-28-2020 01:55 PM
Randonexplosion Good lookin out Jake. It is looking pretty dark up that direction right now. We finally got our monsoon season after a long dry few months down here.

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07-28-2020 11:51 AM
jmart2119
Nashville TJ's Coilover Build

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We are in Steamboat today. Should be coming through the San Juan mountains from Lake City on Friday.

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We are in Steamboat today. Should be coming through the San Juan mountains from Lake City on Friday.

Iím sure you will double check but Black Bear Pass, Imogene, Yankee Boy Basin all got a ton of rain this weekend and are closed on the Telluride side due to mudslides. Just wanted to let you know in case you hadnít seen it yet.

Stay safe on your travels!

07-28-2020 07:52 AM
NashvilleTJ
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When are you scheduled to hit the Colorado passes around Ouray?

We are in Steamboat today. Should be coming through the San Juan mountains from Lake City on Friday.
07-27-2020 10:04 PM
jmart2119
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I mentioned previously that I and a few of my friends are heading to Colorado to run the Colorado Back Country Discovery Route on motorcycles. The offroad trail starts at the Wyoming line, and runs south through the Rockies to New Mexico. Engineer Pass, California Pass, Black Bear Pass, and others. If anyone is interested in following along, I'll be posting to Instagram. You can follow me at jeff_doster.

When are you scheduled to hit the Colorado passes around Ouray?
07-24-2020 07:32 PM
NashvilleTJ I mentioned previously that I and a few of my friends are heading to Colorado to run the Colorado Back Country Discovery Route on motorcycles. The offroad trail starts at the Wyoming line, and runs south through the Rockies to New Mexico. Engineer Pass, California Pass, Black Bear Pass, and others. If anyone is interested in following along, I'll be posting to Instagram. You can follow me at jeff_doster.
07-17-2020 02:00 PM
wildman4x4nut Jeff,
Dang Nab I wish you lived closer to me.....

I'd think about trying to put A/C back in my Jeep once I get it all together. I just am not really enthused about trying to take mine to a shop to have custom lines made. I don't miss the A/C that much but there are times. And I am not sure about fitting the condenser between my radiator and trans/power steering coolers.
07-16-2020 03:08 PM
NashvilleTJ And then I started all over again. Purged the system, tested that it held vacuum, and charged it with 20oz of refrigerant.

Attachment 3922171

After letting it run for a while, I turned off the lights and checked all the fittings with the ultraviolet light. Not seeing any Predator blood, it looks like the new o-ring did the trick. Now that it is charged with dye, it will be easier to identify any leaks in the future.
07-16-2020 03:02 PM
NashvilleTJ After purging the system, I hooked up the first bottle of refrigerant and started to fill it. It turns out that I did not need to rely on the dye after all. As soon as it started to ingest the refrigerant - I saw this at the compressor:


No question as to the location of the leak. So I pulled the fitting, and sure enough the o-ring was toast:

Attachment 3922165

I measured and located the o-ring I needed and replaced the fitting.

Attachment 3922167
07-16-2020 02:53 PM
NashvilleTJ Yesterday I took some time to try and identify the leak in the A/C that I mentioned earlier. I have a great ultraviolet A/C leak detection set from Mastercool, but when I put the Hemi together I did not bother putting the dye in the A/C system. Everything was new, how was it going to leak??? Well, live and learn.

So I picked up enough R134a refrigerant to do the job twice. Since the system had already leaked down, I had to charge the system in order to get it operating under pressure, and add the infrared dye, in order to find the leak. I knew that when I found the leak, I'd have to repair it and start all over. Hence the reason for the extra refrigerant.

So, I dug our my trusty A/C manifold and hooked up the vacuum pump to evacuate the system. After purging for an hour, it held vacuum for another hour - even through I knew I had a leak somewhere.

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07-15-2020 06:57 AM
wildman4x4nut
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A man with a soft heart.

That's my daughter's Golden, Toby. He's about 6 months old. 4 months ago, he looked like this:

Attachment 3921857

My daughter is a nurse, so Nina and I usually watch him during her shifts. He's a great dog. Nina really, really loves the guy.

But, that will soon be overshadowed. My oldest son Michael and his wife are expecting our first grandchild in November.
Congratulations on the grandbaby.
07-14-2020 07:52 PM
NashvilleTJ
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I'm a simple man. I see a dog, I press like.
A man with a soft heart.

That's my daughter's Golden, Toby. He's about 6 months old. 4 months ago, he looked like this:

Attachment 3921857

My daughter is a nurse, so Nina and I usually watch him during her shifts. He's a great dog. Nina really, really loves the guy.

But, that will soon be overshadowed. My oldest son Michael and his wife are expecting our first grandchild in November.
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