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    Jeepy!!!

    So, I went to the Mounds (pics of muddy Jeep are in the XJ forum), and hit one of the mudpits just one too many times... Not only did I fry the alternator by filling it with mud, but I also clogged the radiator, overheated the daylights out of it trying to limp it home, broke down on the I-75, pulled off, and had to be towed from Flint to Ortonville... Being that I was working every day this week, this happened Saturday, I pulled the alternator Sunday morning, and then got back out there after my shift Tuesday night, or should I say Wednesday morning ...

    Here's some pics :)


    Here's a Jeep fording aforementioned mudpit


    Notice how high the water comes up on the door frames Glad I have good door seals


    Making progress, this is about 2:30 AM Wednesday morning, and the new alternator's in...


    You think I got a little mud in there?


    Or in there?


    Woo HOO!!! We have charging happening, but why is it idling so high?



    Ah... That could be the reason...

    And finally, the horrible BODY DAMAGE SHOT!!!

    Negligable

    Here's more pics from the event
    http://michiganjeepers.com/eve/ubb.x...22/m/263101805
    The guy in the blue MichiganJeepers shirt with the yellow XJ would be SonicJay...

    the feeling's forever...

  2. I only see the first pic, others are those nice little red x's.

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    RE: Went wheeling, killed the Jeep!

    ..............and still they continue to hit the mud :wink:
    Ritt

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    RE: Wax stains on plastic parts

    Love the little Xs

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    RE: Accident

    I ran through a mud hole a bunch once. Then on the run home mine over heated too. Just hosed off the radiator and it cooled off. I too can't see any pics other than the sweet CJ going through the mud.

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    RE: Jeepy!!!

    GeoCities has reached it's bandwidth limitations, let me try to rehost them...

    the feeling's forever...

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    There we go!

    the feeling's forever...

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    RE: Thinking of Trading my YJ on this GT

    Haha! Nice Sean! Looks like you really loaded up your air box with mud!

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    RE: Thinking of Trading my YJ on this GT

    niiiiiiice
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    "The mountains are calling and I must go." -John Muir

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    RE: Thinking of Trading my YJ on this GT

    That thing won't last long if you keep soaking the airbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCopper
    That thing won't last long if you keep soaking the airbox.
    Yup...surprised you didn't suck water into the intake and hydrolock it!

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    RE: Re: gotta love the marines...

    Tell me you put in a 136A alternator since it's an off-the-shelf bolt-in upgrade?

    Nice pics, looks like you had a little too much fun

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    RE: Error CODE Help NEEDED

    Actually, it was a remanufactured original, as I am limited on funds, and it was the only affordable route I could go, because all the auto parts places in my area just totally suck...

    Yeah, I was surprised to see the airbox, figured I'd open it up for kicks after I got the alternator changed out and the engine running again, surprised the daylights out of me...

    Maybe I can talk my family and friends into a Christmas snorkel

    the feeling's forever...

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    RE: BFG Muds

    The over-the-counter 136A model should cost exactly the same, from late model Dodge trucks and vans, some ZJ's, Dakota's, etc.

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    Hehe, that's what my airfilter always looks like when I'm out having fun!!

    I would get on of those cleanable, drop-in K&N filters....and also carry a spare, regular filter with you when you know there will be lots of mud/water.

    I always take like 3 extra filters with me when I know I'll be in the mud. That way I can soak them all I want, and keep putting on new ones.

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Bounty__Hunter
    The over-the-counter 136A model should cost exactly the same, from late model Dodge trucks and vans, some ZJ's, Dakota's, etc.
    That's good to know!

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    Anyone going to see Dave Matthews in St Louis?

    I did not know that...Hmm, wonder if Luke's Dakota has the same one, he doesn't need ALL that power really

    the feeling's forever...

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    12.5" tire on 8" rim? ** Yes or No?

    remember same thing happen to me im still puttin it back together i wound havin to put a new transmission in it among many other things i was wishin the 4cyl didnt make it but it did im drivin the 96 land rover for now o'well you wanta play you pay maybe a 4wheeler would be cheaper
    have fun keep it off the road or on either way its great to have a jeep

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    I'd change the oil if I were you as well, maybe any other fluids you can, just to be safe.

    1980 CJ-7 Renegade

    Motorcraft 2150 Carb / GM HEI Ignition / 4.0 HO Head / Clifford Cam+Valve Train / Painless Wiring Harness / Bedlined Interior / 31" TRXUS M/T's / 1.25" Spidertrax Spacers/ and some indeterminate amount of suspension lift

    I'm an auto mechanic who works on a doesn't need to know basis.

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