What did you do to your jeep today?

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Another job on my 'to do' list, I've had a 35T ram laying in my workshop for years, just need to find a nice lump of steel for the beam. I want the wedge on the fixed end so I can put a chute on it and push the split wood straight into my trailer.
 

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What brand did you buy? I’m in the market right now. I use my small electric splitter as long as I can (for peace and quiet) but inevitably I reach the point where the the big guns must be called in! :confused:
I prefer the maul over the woodsplitter but it beats me up too much. My thumbs, shoulder, and hip can't take it anymore. I bought in on a powered woodsplitter co-op. It's loud, efficient, tedious, and doesn't care whether the wood's green or not. It's a 25 ton Splitmaster with a Honda engine. Very much like the one profdlp bought.

Only 5 days to build a holzhausen with the powered splitter; all summer with the maul. Holzhausen shown is similar to mine; my phone locked up all my photos.
 

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I used to split firewood with a maul when we lived in Colorado. I wish I had thought to use shin guards.
 

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I installed a new clock spring. I watched a video on Youtube on how to do it. It took the dude in the video a few hours to get the steering wheel bolt off so I was a bit apprehensive. He finally got it off with an air impact. I removed the air bag, two screws and three wires and the nut turned off easily for me. Piece of cake!
 
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Does anyone know the turnaround time to expect on an oil analysis from Blackstone Labs? My oil sample was delivered to them on 9/22 (tracking number) and I haven’t heard anything. Also my card has not been charged. I just wrote their customer service to see what the usual timeframe is.
 

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Also, how hard would you say it is to replace a water pump? Or at least a bad thermostat… My Jeep never got above 175° today, both to and from work, on a 40 minute commute.
 

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Does anyone know the turnaround time to expect on an oil analysis from Blackstone Labs? My oil sample was delivered to them on 9/22 (tracking number) and I haven’t heard anything. Also my card has not been charged. I just wrote their customer service to see what the usual timeframe is.
mine was delayed also, and I was told they're about 2 weeks out once delivery is made. Mailed 9/15, delivered 9/27, I should hopefully have results by 10/11.
 

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Also, how hard would you say it is to replace a water pump? Or at least a bad thermostat… My Jeep never got above 175° today, both to and from work, on a 40 minute commute.
On my Liberty, it looks like a 3 year old could change the water pump as it just has the electric fan. The thermostat is a project I don't like as it is connected to the lower hose
 

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Also, how hard would you say it is to replace a water pump? Or at least a bad thermostat… My Jeep never got above 175° today, both to and from work, on a 40 minute commute.
^ What Jeremy said. Just make sure you put it in the right way 'round. I did it backwards on a car many years ago and the experience was ... interesting ...

I do the thermostat when I do a coolant flush. Since the system needs to be drained I figure why not? With my luck, I'd change the coolant and then have the thermostat go bad a week later and have to drain it all over again.

I have the parts out in the garage (minus coolant) to do this now before it gets cold. New Thermostat and I am also replacing the hoses and clamps as well. After 106,000 miles I figure the hoses could stand a refresh.

I replaced my water pump years ago when it was six degrees out. Other than almost dying of frostbite I don't remember it being a big deal.
 

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Oil change on the 04 Kj today used Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w30
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Seen that they had boxes of it at the dealership so i decided to try it when i saw it at the parts store. Going to fix the hose tomorrow and I plan on doing the lca bushing soon since i seen they were trashed when replacing rack and pinion. Still getting p0344 code might just go with a mopar part and see if they solves the issue with the code.
 

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9 years and 47k miles on the current coolant load.
think it's (over)due on time?
as a bonus, I could finally install the block heater I've had here for about that long, if I do another flush and fill. :D
 
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