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Nwgs Jeep'n Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nwgs, May 20, 2007.

  1. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    @Karlfitt - just wow....

    :clap

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    ive GOT to make it out to Colorado more often

    :raabia
  2. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Long timer

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    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.
  3. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Long timer Supporter

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    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.
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  4. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    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.
  5. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    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.
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  6. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    I guess I should clarify that is 4 years at what passes as my "daily driver" and family wagon.
  7. Daniii

    Daniii geezer Super Supporter

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    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.
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  8. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    I had a dream that this thread had been moved to CSM. I was happy. Then I woke up.
  9. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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  10. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    So you celebrate having a Jeep by lighting a fire inside a representation of it? :lol3
  11. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    For $450
  12. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Long timer

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    So cool. :thumb
  13. farmerstu

    farmerstu Been here awhile

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    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.
  14. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer Supporter

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    Never use anti-seize on spark plug threads? Why’s that?
  15. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    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.
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  16. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob Supporter

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    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.
  17. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer Supporter

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    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.
  18. TheOtherBart

    TheOtherBart Long timer

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    Yep, it gets driven a lot. CEL came on while she was driving it this evening so hopefully tomorrow I can pull a code.
  19. TheOtherBart

    TheOtherBart Long timer

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    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.
  20. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    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.


    https://ngksparkplugs.com/en/resources/5-things-you-should-know-about-spark-plugs

    "1.Anti-seize

    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."