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Tech Talk / Re: Death Wobble
December 17, 2019, 09:14:24 PM
I'm not sure if they're any more sensitive to it then any other jeep,  but I know when I've destroyed my steering stabiliser pretty quick on mine..... lol
Tech Talk / Re: Royal Purple Engine Oil
June 27, 2018, 06:00:03 PM
My recommendation would be to still follow the original change interval, or once a year.
Off road use is typically harder on engines, and using quality oil helps ease that burden. On a stock daily driver you could stretch it a bit over the recommended interval perhaps, but that's also a good reason for jeep to deny warrenty work, if that's a concern....
I'll be at the blessing sir, but have fun.  8)
The Lounge / Re: Daylight again
April 30, 2018, 10:16:56 AM
You going to have it blessed this weekend Russ?  8)
The Lounge / Re: Newbie from Vegas
April 24, 2018, 10:04:27 PM
Welcome aboard! Any pictures of your jeep?   🍻
Jeep Talk / Re: Trailer rental July 18-23
April 08, 2018, 02:45:53 PM
You can borrow the same trailer you used last year again if you like. 😂
Spotted and Sightings / Re: Astrogiblet
February 19, 2018, 02:15:50 PM
 To be fair,  the WLB club sticker was applied right before snowbound last month. 🍺
Spotted and Sightings / Re: Astrogiblet
February 17, 2018, 07:19:55 PM
Quote from: astrogiblet on February 17, 2018, 12:02:12 PM
Oh ok. I think I remember seeing your brush guard and thinking about whether I could make a brush guard look that good on my Jeep. Do you have a big 5th wheel parked next to your house? I always see a nice looking Jeep and 5th wheel on a house in that area when I drive by.
That's me. 🍺
Jen drives the Rubicon daily. The Grand is usually at Jason's.
I spotted ya again last night on my way home, was getting jeep parts at the auto zone at Wixom & GR..... you were waiting at the light...lmao.
Spotted and Sightings / Re: Astrogiblet
February 16, 2018, 02:47:58 PM
Yesterday morning actually, was in my Super Duty with the brushguard. 🍺
You probably drive by my house all the time, I'm at duck lake and commerce.
Spotted and Sightings / Astrogiblet
February 15, 2018, 03:11:27 PM
Pretty sure it was you that i followed out of Milford down Duck, Wixom, Potter then lost ya on Beck road this morning.
I was driving my blue Ford truck. 🍺
Tech Talk / Re: Jeep 4.7 head gaskets
December 19, 2017, 12:54:20 AM
Plan on pulling the radiator and the condenser to start, as the timing cover is going to have to come off. Get all the chain guides, these will likely break as you loosen the bolts to remove them.
The manual will give a spec to measure the tensioners to check chain strech, but they're pretty durable and unlikely to need replacing. There's  three chains in the system, mark it in several spots with white out to double check yourself after.
Far as the head goes, there is no tolerance if it needs to be resurfaced. Mine eroded where the gasket blew, and had to be replaced. Auto zone had then for 5-600$ complete, if i recall correctly. My other head the valves and guides were in great shape, installed fresh valve seals and that was it.
I put new head bolts in just to be safe, there was also some significant changes/ updates to the timing cover at some point. If the parts store tries to give you a tube of sealant and a crank seal kit, it's wrong. Yours will be a large metal plate with a silicone layer to seal. If your Durango is newer than an '04, it might be the former.
I'd look at the oil pan too,  if that's ready to succumb to cancer, I'd seriously consider just yanking the engine and doing this all on the stand.
Any other questions ill be glad to help. 🍺
Tech Talk / Re: Jeep 4.7 head gaskets
December 13, 2017, 10:36:51 PM
 I see you asked a while ago, and most likely have done them by now,  but i was into mine two years ago. If you still need to do it ill list some suggestions. 🍺