Clean Wheels

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Dirty, Maintenance | No Comments
Clean Wheels

The city of Springfield saw fit to use a lot of salt this past winter. Couple that with brake dust and SMORR mud and you have a dirty undercarriage. As you can probably tell, I wash my Jeep often. But, once or twice a year I take this to the extreme and deep clean the Jeep. […]

Motor Kote Engine Coating

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Maintenance | No Comments
Motor Kote Engine Coating

I detailed my engine about 3 weeks ago. After a few rain showers and a trip to SMORR, it was no longer clean. I’ve read a lot of threads on AutoGeek’s forum about professional detailing. While I have no desire to become a professional detailer, I can appreciate their methods and effort while trying to […]

New Steering Stabilizer

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Maintenance, Wrenching | No Comments
New Steering Stabilizer

If you venture off-road enough eventually you are going to break something. Most Jeepers see this as an opportunity to upgrade, mainly because we are optimistic people. In my case, the Big Run a couple of weeks ago took its toll on my stock steering stabilizer. The shock’s rod bent and the busted case required […]

Broken Jeep Shock Bolt=Floaty

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Maintenance, Road Trip | No Comments
Broken Jeep Shock Bolt=Floaty

Our trip to Big Bend was eventful. While driving home through Oklahoma the Jeep’s suspension seemed weird. At the time I didn’t know why, it was just bouncing over the rolling hills on the Interstate. When I got home after driving almost 1000 miles I saw exactly why the Jeep seemed to float down the […]

The Jeep is Back!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Maintenance, Random | No Comments
The Jeep is Back!

For almost a week my dealership has been searching for the faulty wire that left my Jeep inoperable at Big Bend National Park. They finally found it and ordered a replacement harness. Since it’s not a part that is replaced often (or at all) it needed to come from Michigan, which took some time. Amazon can […]

Water Pump Warranty Work

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Maintenance, Wrenching | No Comments
Water Pump Warranty Work

At about 6,000 miles I started hearing the infamous chirp of a water pump. It was completely random and not reproducible, especially when at the Jeep dealership. I’ve mentioned it several times over the last 20,000 miles to my Jeep service tech. I know I’m not alone with this issue, you can read more here, […]

Jeep Wrangler Cabin Air Filter

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Maintenance | No Comments
Jeep Wrangler Cabin Air Filter

We ordered our Jeep with an Automatic Climate Control System, which comes standard with Cabin Air Filters from the factory. However, any 2011+ Wrangler can have cabin air filters, even if it didn’t ship that way. I’m sure there are lots of Jeepers that will say that cabin air filters in a Wrangler are ridiculous. […]

Air Filter Swap

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Maintenance | No Comments
Air Filter Swap

It’s time for a little Jeep maintenance. I picked up a MicroGard® – Air Filter from my local O’Reilly Auto Parts. It’s a descent filter that I change often. There are two bolts that loosen with a 10mm socket. This provides enough room to work the air box lid free. Four clamps secure the lid […]