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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nwgs, May 20, 2007.
@Karlfitt - just wow....
ive GOT to make it out to Colorado more often
Nice, really nice pictures. Thanks for taking the time to photograph. Great memories. I've been over all those passes on 2 wheels and 4. Broke my ankle on Black Bear on a DRZ400. Had to go back the next year in the Jeep to complete the loop around Imogene. Failed Imogene several times on 2 wheels due to snow. Trusty Wrangler took me and wifie over.
Thanks, I took some with my big camera too, haven't had time to process them yet.
I was wondering if Black Bear would look different from the back of my bike.
Sitting up high in the Jeep there were a couple of sections I'm not sure I want to do on a bike.
But like I said, they may look different from the saddle.
oh yeah, post some more pics up for sure.
On most of those trails, personally, im more comfortable on a bike as I feel like i have much better understanding for whats going on.
I’m in the 40’s with a ‘74 CJ5.
Cheated a bit though. Original owner lived in the land of salt. Body rotted off but the frame was fine still. I think it was done by 1980. I got it from the original owner in the ‘90’s and put a new body on it. Just never drive it much. Fires right up and runs like a top with Howell TBI kit and DUI.
I guess I should clarify that is 4 years at what passes as my "daily driver" and family wagon.
I found mine at an aftermarket Jeep Place, and the owner knew this guy. Described as a bit OCD, he was getting too old to justify owning it. It had 26,000 on a few years ago when he sold it to me. It's pristine. It wasn't cheap, but he had done what I would have, and he did it better.
I had a dream that this thread had been moved to CSM. I was happy. Then I woke up.
So you celebrate having a Jeep by lighting a fire inside a representation of it?
Bad advice. Do not gap new plugs.just eyeball them to be sure they haven't been dropped. Never use anything on the threads .and if you pull them just put in new ones.
Never use anti-seize on spark plug threads? Why’s that?
Well "never" is not right, but a change occurred over the last decade or two where many manufacturers added an anti corrosion coating to their plugs (like NGK, if it's shiny). And adding an antiseize risks over-torque and breakage.
Lots of cases where the 100,000 mile spark plugs won't come out at that time. So, I'm going to put moly-grease on them, just like all the plugs I put into aluminum heads.
I could see that. Busting a spark plug would be a bit of a bummer, and not everyone is going to consult the torque specs for plugs and adjust accordingly for lubed threads.
Yep, it gets driven a lot. CEL came on while she was driving it this evening so hopefully tomorrow I can pull a code.
FWIW I always put a dab of antiseize on plugs and it's never caused any problems, but I'll be sure to not crank down on them too hard.
When I was training in the industry it was common place to put antiseize on plug threads. I know I did for decades and habits can be hard to break.
And yeah when extended life plugs first arrived in the scene they weren't coated with compounds to prevent corrosion and seizure so many did get stuck.
But times change and it's good to change with them.
Though I agree it's not likely to cause a problem if you're mindful of the torque. Though I have seen a few plugs back out over time likely due to the coating and torque.
NGK spark plugs feature what is known as trivalent plating. This silver- or chrome-colored finish on the threads is designed to provide corrosion resistance against moisture and chemicals. The coating also acts as a release agent during spark plug removal. NGK spark plugs are installed at the factory dry, without the use of anti-seize. NGK tech support has received a number of tech calls from installers who have over-tightened spark plugs because of the use of anti-seize. Anti-seize compound can act as a lubricant altering torque values up to 20 percent, increasing the risk of spark plug thread breakage."