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Forum: JK Talk
Today, 03:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 61
Posted By Mark Doiron

My Jeep Saved My Marine Aquarium

We don't ever lose power where I live. Well, not for more than a couple minutes, anyway. All lines are underground, and the substation is only a half mile away. So, even when power was lost during...
Yesterday, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Mark Doiron

1. When traveling by yourself, it's wise to stick...

1. When traveling by yourself, it's wise to stick to trails where you are pretty confident others will be.
2. Just in case others don't happen along, you might carry an InReach. You can buy the...
Forum: JK Talk
Yesterday, 01:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By Mark Doiron

There were some fires related to that on early...

There were some fires related to that on early JKs. There was a recall to repair leaky coolant lines, so recommend you insure all recalls are done. And pretty sure (I have a manual transmission, so...
Forum: Stock JK Tech
Yesterday, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Mark Doiron

Those upper ones, as you found with the...

Those upper ones, as you found with the difficulty of seeing them, are difficult to work on. If it was me (doing it again), I'd pull the cats and attack it on a work bench. And, I'd have new,...
Forum: JK Talk
06-14-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Mark Doiron

It is, indeed, a great community and brings me a...

It is, indeed, a great community and brings me a lot of joy. I discuss that in my video where I passed 250,000 miles, 12 years in my 2007 JK ...

https://youtu.be/YOSzv0DiK3U
06-14-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Mark Doiron

Sort of halfway through. Drove about 85% of the...

Sort of halfway through. Drove about 85% of the western half last August-September, Port Orford, OR to Buffalo, OK (the TAT prior to Sam's updating the route and calling the part for the Pacific by...
Forum: JK Talk
06-12-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By Mark Doiron

Mine did that. But it was obvious with the...

Mine did that. But it was obvious with the popping noise it made every time the adjacent cylinder fired. I wouldn't change it as preventive maintenance. In fact, I ran with mine for a couple months...
06-12-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By Mark Doiron

Yes it absolutely does, but perhaps not in the...

Yes it absolutely does, but perhaps not in the way you think. I ran the Currie, which is 1-5/8", and has super-sized ends. There were two issues: First, the super-sized ends were so large that with...
Forum: Stock JK Tech
06-12-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Mark Doiron

No you're not. Suggest that you pull out your...

No you're not. Suggest that you pull out your center console and give the brake mechanism a thorough cleaning. It is probably clogged up with grime. It's a such a frequent occurrence that most folks...
Forum: Stock JK Tech
06-12-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mark Doiron

For future reference ... ...

For future reference ...

https://www.permatex.com/products/gasketing/the-right-stuff-gasket-makers/permatex-the-right-stuff-gasket-maker/

Works for me and my mechanic friends.
Forum: Stock JK Tech
06-11-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mark Doiron

I'm a helicoil fan, too. A friend of mine uses...

I'm a helicoil fan, too. A friend of mine uses something which, instead of looking like a tightly spaced spring, is more like a thin tube with threads inside and out. He prefers them. Principal is...
06-10-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,887
Posted By Mark Doiron

The night I spent there, it was windy. Probably...

The night I spent there, it was windy. Probably a good 50 MPH. It was miserable until the sun set. When we mentioned that to the ranger staff after exiting, they said it is well-known for high...
Forum: JK Write-Ups
06-08-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Mark Doiron

Man, that's ingenious, and I hate to rain on your...

Man, that's ingenious, and I hate to rain on your parade, but the Brawley solution is almost perfect. It places the light higher up overhead, and is a long strip, so reduces harsh shadows typical of...
06-08-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Mark Doiron

Yes. But waiting for Gobi color. Do plan to...

Yes. But waiting for Gobi color. Do plan to keep my JK as primary overlanding rig, though.
06-07-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,029
Posted By Mark Doiron

Interesting older thread. I'm still a manual...

Interesting older thread. I'm still a manual driver. I'm 69. Wondering how old all of you guys driving autos because you're too old are. Anyway, it was a pleasure on a recent trip to have only manual...
06-05-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,887
Posted By Mark Doiron

It pays to be an early riser for Mesa Arch ... ...

It pays to be an early riser for Mesa Arch ...
...
06-05-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Mark Doiron

If those BJs are original, they are bad. Replace...

If those BJs are original, they are bad. Replace them. If you know they aren't original, give them a good check. If the Jeep has, or you plan to install, good aftermarket BJs, be sure to follow...
Forum: Stock JK Tech
06-05-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By Mark Doiron

With TorquePro, you actually have to go into the...

With TorquePro, you actually have to go into the settings and select to activate/download the Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep automatic transmission temperature PID*. I just walked a friend through it day before...
05-31-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mark Doiron

These bolts break regularly. I don't know why,...

These bolts break regularly. I don't know why, but LubeLockers seemed to always be around when they break. Nearly happened to me on several occasions: I have the stretched bolt setting in my...
Forum: Stock JK Tech
05-28-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By Mark Doiron

Searching an old .pdf of the parts manual, these...

Searching an old .pdf of the parts manual, these are the only bolts/screws that I come up with related to the manual transmission--and most of them are external (for mounting, etc) ...

Mopar...
05-24-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Mark Doiron

Here's Overland OEM for comparison ...

Here's Overland OEM for comparison ...
05-24-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Mark Doiron

They look great with 35s and wheel spacers ...

They look great with 35s and wheel spacers ...
05-22-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Mark Doiron

It is possible to exceed the maximum current...

It is possible to exceed the maximum current rating of the sPOD, which is 50 amps (at least mine is). They offer an 80 amp wiring harness if that's a concern. It replaces the wiring harness from the...
05-22-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Mark Doiron

1. You haven't told us anything about your Jeep,...

1. You haven't told us anything about your Jeep, plus you give us very little information in your profile. So, below assumes we're talking a 100% stock vehicle.

2. If you have an alignment problem...
Forum: JK Talk
05-20-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Mark Doiron

I think that the key is to find a vendor that you...

I think that the key is to find a vendor that you trust rather than a product brand. Let the vendor know what your spending versus performance/reliability priorities are and work with him to select...
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