We broke it, again...
That is about how it goes for Jeepers. We love trails, nature, and challenge. Getting out and seeing this is best done in a Jeep. Some trails don’t provide much of a challenge, others are just about seeing what you can go through. I will often go around a mud hole if I can, but sometimes there is no bypass. When you push your Jeep outside of normal conditions, that’s when the opportunity top break stuff come your way. Take it easy and don’t hammer things.
Let’s start with the 95 YJ. We pulled the exhaust off and the intake. Put in new 4 hole injectors, a header, new muffler, and tail pipes. We installed a brand new 4.0 throttle body. And installed 4 hole injectors, then took them out and put the originals back in. That was a costly mistake. The injectors were putting too much fuel when you past 2500 rpms. This was causing it to sputter like it was going to stall. We will try to put them back in later. With all that the YJ is out and about but the thrush muffler is pretty noisy. We also have a leak that damaged the CB so that was replaced as well. What’s next for the YJ? Perhaps a new frameless top. We also have some side steps, a windshield seal, and need to fix the seat bolt that has broken off.
The 07 JK... it had been popping out of first gear for some time now. The throw out bearing was making noise. The clutch felt weak. We took the Jeep to Best Transmission on Michigan Av right by our house. The diagnosis was grim, the model transmission has known issues. The guy was great, he replaced 1st, 2nd, and reverse gears. Installed a new clutch, throw out bearing, seals, and checked the transfer case. We just completed 500 miles of soft driving. Father’s Day we took the Jeep out to Three lakes for some easy trail rides and had no issues. Other than the top is leaking in the front right. Things on the ToDo list: Install the fuse box, lockers, fender cutting, lock box, 35s … you get the picture.
We went out on Saturday to Suburban Estates. We had a blast with the Orlando Jeep Club. Shot plenty of footage, drove in the canal, got a little muddy, and did not find any snakes. But nothing broke.
Till next time, see you on the trail.
Matt N Randy
Jeep Enthusiast, Pastor, Photographer, Artist, A husband and wife team that loves going out and seeing God's Creations.