What did you do to your jeep today?

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by TheQ, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,312
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Location:
    B.C. Canada
    When I put in new coil packs, one of the seals was missing, eek.
    If you are not 100% sure on the seals, I would double check them all to make sure they are all there.
    I used Dielectric grease on the seal and clean inside the coil pack/ blow out with compressed air is good too.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019
  2. first&lastKJ

    first&lastKJ Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,096
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Location:
    Indiana
    I just ordered some bilstein 24-185240 4600 series shocks for the rear of our 02.
     
  3. BassMunn

    BassMunn New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2018
    Location:
    Durban, South Africa
    Replaced upper control arms and lower ball joints in front as well as bushes and ball joint on the rear UCA, just need Jeep to come to the party now and replace my rear LCA under recall.

    Then fitted these on Friday 245/70/R16 General Grabber AT3's, my goodness I can't believe how bad my previous tyres were. Can't wait to go test them out properly
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Think it's time to repaint those wheels
     
  4. sota

    sota Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,359
    Likes Received:
    55
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
    Location:
    NJ
    *sigh* I wish I had a white one.
     
  5. BassMunn

    BassMunn New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2018
    Location:
    Durban, South Africa
    Funny I normally hate white cars, normally always choose blue or silver, but this is sooo much cooler with our hectic sun here and I'm pretty stoked with the overall look with the black parts:gr_grin:
     
  6. GitEmSteveDave

    GitEmSteveDave Full Access Member

    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    40
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Location:
    Howell
    Almost crashed it into a gray Wrangler. I pulled up to a stop light today and looking across the road I saw another 2003 Black Renegade and had to wave at it/the driver when the light turned green. While accelerating, a gray wrangler decided to ignore the laws of the road, and turned left in front of me.
     
  7. JasonJ

    JasonJ Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,500
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Location:
    Michigan
    Saw your other thread and came here to quote this and say Holy freaking hell dude!

    Also, I love magnetic spark plug sockets, can't stand to use ones with a rubber grommet.. have broken far too many brand new porcelain on those..
     
  8. jeeplib05

    jeeplib05 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2016
    Location:
    Ohio
    I was shocked too lol I have never seen any that bad
     
  9. Kal-El

    Kal-El Full Access Member

    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    Location:
    Glendale, Arizona
    My '04 loves those basic cheapo Champions. I have to change 'em more often than the higher end plugs...but the performance is worth it.
     
  10. jeeplib05

    jeeplib05 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2016
    Location:
    Ohio
    I hope you’re joking.. :happy175: the proper NGK plugs were $15 at NAPA
     
  11. JasonJ

    JasonJ Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,500
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Location:
    Michigan
    I ran Champion coppers the first set of plugs I changed on the KJ.. it ran fine, but they only lasted about a year and the idle got rough. Put the proper NGK's in, which I got for about $2 a piece, and it was night and day compared to the new Champions.

    Champion plugs often have the wrong heat range for a given application as well, especially where NGK's were originally spec'd.

    The Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle engines were really bad about that; the Champion plug that crossed to the factory NGK was too hot, and would often melt or detonate inside the cylinder.
     
  12. first&lastKJ

    first&lastKJ Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,096
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Location:
    Indiana
    Big brown truck dropped off a box of OME 948's.
     
  13. Kal-El

    Kal-El Full Access Member

    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    Location:
    Glendale, Arizona
    Nope. Copper Plus RC10MCC. The previous owner used them since the Jeep
    was new. What NGK's are you using?
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
  14. jeeplib05

    jeeplib05 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2016
    Location:
    Ohio
    NGK 6987. Makes it run much better. I had an issue before where if the Jeep was warm and I shut it off, then came back to start it up again it would sputter and not start unless I pressed the gas first. Now it fires up every time
     
  15. JasonJ

    JasonJ Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,500
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Location:
    Michigan
    Well, except for the set of plugs that the factory put in, right? :icon_razz:

    Same.. it ran on the Champs, but not as smoothly or as without issues as it does on the NGK's. I'll have to check my maint. log, might be due for some new ones this summer.
     
  16. KJownerX2

    KJownerX2 New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2018
    Location:
    TX
    4x4

    I removed the front 4x4 axle from my daughters 2005. its for sale if anyone is interested.
     
  17. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    17,067
    Likes Received:
    144
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    Location:
    Southeastern Ohio
    WHY??
    Second I assume stock gearing for automatic 3.73
    Or is it a manual ? different gearing
    Some more info plus mileage etc may help it sell
    No one likes a pig in a poke
     
  18. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,312
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Location:
    B.C. Canada
    I can not remember the last time I trickle charged the Odyssey, probably last fall?
    At now 8 years old, this thing is exceptional & still starts the Jeep every time.
    I am now a true believer that no catastrophic failures will occur & only looses power slowly over time is correct.
    [​IMG]
    Am currently topping it up with the 4.3 amp C-Tek overnight.
    I wonder if I will get 10+ years out of this battery, great value indeed.
     
  19. profdlp

    profdlp Grouchy Old Cuss

    Messages:
    4,821
    Likes Received:
    103
    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Location:
    Westlake, Ohio
    Drove it in a blizzard. Just because I could.
     
  20. Kal-El

    Kal-El Full Access Member

    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    Location:
    Glendale, Arizona
    Don't know. They just said they've been installing Champs since '06. Might expand my horizons on the next change and use the NGK's.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2019