What did you do to your jeep today?

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Turned over 103,000 miles. I really need to get out of the house more than once every two weeks.
Trade ya for a few weeks
I average about 550-600 a week now easily, so can help you put some miles on your beast LOL
I remember the good old days of working from home and when I did have to go anywhere had a State car provided to drive on the job .
 

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Turned over 103,000 miles. I really need to get out of the house more than once every two weeks.
why?
if you like your house, why leave it?
I have a metric ton of hobbies/work to do around mine right now; I legit have little to no reason to leave it, other than to take the kid to TKD 5 days a week.
 

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Engine flush and oil change with synthetic. Replaced oil pressure sensor (had 0522). Replaced spark plugs. They were due for sure! But no signs of fouling or anything to cause concern. That made me smile. Flushed cooling system (had red coolant and of course 0128). Replaced temperature sensor and thermostat while I was at it with Mopar of course. This on a 2wd 2004 KJ with 2.4L 5 speed with 150,000miles I just bought last week. My hope is to save enough gas and insurance money to cover the $3,500.00 I paid for it before it dies of old age. My truck got 12mpg and had full coverage insurance which I have now dropped to recreational use only. So far she purrs like a kitten! I got 23.5 mpg on my first tank. After the service I just did and taking my tire pressure up to 38psi I don't see why I shouldn't make my money back in 30 months if gas averages $4.50/gal. and I have high hopes of it lasting for many many years.
 

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Welcome Danakin. The 2.4L with the 5 speed sounds like it could be a fun drivetrain. 23.5 mpg is better than the 6 cylinders can muster, unless going downhill with a tail wind.
 

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I was pretty happy with it! Tires were at around 26psi. Recommended being 33. Having them at 38 I'm hoping to bump it up a little more. I bought it strictly because it was a 4 cylinder and I can't justify driving my truck given the current gas price situation we can't talk about.
 

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Sounds like you put a lot of work into it and it’s running smoothly and efficiently. Definitely will save some dollars.

The 4 cylinder liberties are pretty rare these days. Good job finding this one.
 

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Five weeks (ish) till the 2022 Great Basin Road Trip. Is a mad dash to finish preparations. Got to squeeze in two more weekenders to polish load out and such. Ordered another skid row plate to finish off the armor. Lots of welding to do. Liberator style roof rack and e-brake resto are top priority. Weather, job, and wife not cooperating with the schedule.

Itinerary is set however: Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma- 24 days (30 possible due to weather, fires and dumb shit s in rental RVs)

Oh, edit! If anyone along the way would like to meet up, let me know!
I’ll be starting the thread for this years trip soon so yinze can follow along on the adventure, and know where to find my corpse if The Bacon asks. Lol
 
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Johnny O

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Today I replaced my engine air filter! I don't think it's ever been changed. Here's what a 20 year old filter (102,000 miles) looks like:

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Looks like mine used to before the snorkel cyclone and Apollo intakes and an 8 hour day on the corn grid.
 

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Installed some OEM recovery points on the front last night. It was really easy! Getting the bumper cover off the KJ is so easy. Its pretty amazing how simple installation and removal of some parts on this vehicle are. Take the front grille for example: No tools required. Just lift 6-7 clips and its pops right off. Installation literally takes seconds. Very efficient design for manufacturing!

Anyways, installing the recovery points was super easy. I could say that I'm excited to try them out- I guess? Hahah. Hopefully I don't need them, but I'm excited to go to the kinds of places where they might be necessary.
 

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I replaced all the old cracking conduit on the engine harness. The old stuff was literally crumbling in my hands when I was taking it off. I did the branch of the harness on top the engine behind the AC compressor, and the branch down the passenger side of the engine that leads to the cam and crank sensors. I used Coroplast 837X tape, it uses an acrylic adhesive that is much more resistant to oil and other solvents compared to traditional electrical tape.

https://www.coroplast-tape.com/en-us/wire-harness-tape/coroplast-837-x

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I replaced all the old cracking conduit on the engine harness. The old stuff was literally crumbling in my hands when I was taking it off. I did the branch of the harness on top the engine behind the AC compressor, and the branch down the passenger side of the engine that leads to the cam and crank sensors. I used Coroplast 837X tape, it uses an acrylic adhesive that is much more resistant to oil and other solvents compared to traditional electrical tape.

https://www.coroplast-tape.com/en-us/wire-harness-tape/coroplast-837-x

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I did this same job last year. The old plastic conduit had the strength of Pringles’ potato chips.
 

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Thanks for that link, I too have that same problem and need to resolve it soon!
 

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Crunchy old conduit did not compare to Pringles in taste however…
… although, just ask your local rodents if they like it and you might be surprised!

 

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I spent the weekend with my wife and kids installing rockfather deluxe lift kit along with upper control arms and arb front bumper. Must have messed up the wiring for the turn signals so I'll be troubleshooting that. Now hopefully for memorial day I can get a good deal to upgrade to some bigger tires .
 

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