What was done to your rig this week?

fiend

Caught the Bug
which JB weld epoxy did you use? I thought I had fixed my small evap leak fixed but after 6mo it's back and I think on that same plastic portion
KwikWeld. It’s what I had available. Did you reinforce it with internal tubing? I doubt the epoxy would hold it together without reinforcing the joint.

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nbunga

Caught the Bug
Finally got around to installing the new spicer ball joints on the JKU. Actually a friend installed them for me. I don’t have any time anymore with a new baby, still working on my masters, and work. Glad this is finally outta the way though. Not sure how I’m ever going to grease the lower ball joints in the future.
You should be able to get this fitting on there.
Lincoln Lubrication 5883 Slotted Right Angle 90 Degree Coupler https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000G76OMA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_Y322K8G342MH5Y3JENZG

Never mind, I see Seahawkfan already posted this.
 

JT@623

Active Member
Chopped up the front bumper added some gussets made some more clearance for the new winch added some cube lights for fog lights .
 

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jeeeep

Active Member
KwikWeld. It’s what I had available. Did you reinforce it with internal tubing? I doubt the epoxy would hold it together without reinforcing the joint.

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Thanks, I haven't looked at that part yet. I though it was caused by breather hose since no code for several months...
I like the syringe option that Overlander posted, looks less prone to making a mixing mistake lol
 

jeeeep

Active Member
Replaced the broken TB connector.
The image is a shot of the sacrificial plug.
FYI - the $55-$70 Mopar plug is exactly the same made in china quality as the $10 eBay plug.
Only difference is the wiring, Mopar sends all purple 18AWG with heat shrink, couple of extra parts because it's a universal repair kit.
eBay is all black 20AWG, they advertise 18AWG but it's not and has to be depinned to use only the connector.
I would think for the cost Mopar would at least send original color coded wires.
I didn't want to deal with cutting the OEM wires and splicing in all same color wiring so I bought a cheap connector (thinking it would be inferior) and figured out how to depin it.
I broke it figuring it out but it was worth it to save the time and potential additional damage of the oem wiring.
if anyone needs to replace it, the part number is 68018956AC or eBay search Throttle Body 6-wire Connector Pigtail for 2008-2010 Jeep or Dodge Caravan.
I used a jumbo paper clip and filed it down to size as needed.
Lightly coat the silicon water protector with dielectric grease to make it easier to snap into place and future removal as well as aid in keeping the elements out.

sacrificial plug from eBay, purple Mopar 18AWG copper wire, black 20AWG eBay non-copper wire:
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OverlanderJK

Resident Smartass
Replaced the broken TB connector.
The image is a shot of the sacrificial plug.
FYI - the $55-$70 Mopar plug is exactly the same made in china quality as the $10 eBay plug.
Only difference is the wiring, Mopar sends all purple 18AWG with heat shrink, couple of extra parts because it's a universal repair kit.
eBay is all black 20AWG, they advertise 18AWG but it's not and has to be depinned to use only the connector.
I would think for the cost Mopar would at least send original color coded wires.
I didn't want to deal with cutting the OEM wires and splicing in all same color wiring so I bought a cheap connector (thinking it would be inferior) and figured out how to depin it.
I broke it figuring it out but it was worth it to save the time and potential additional damage of the oem wiring.
if anyone needs to replace it, the part number is 68018956AC or eBay search Throttle Body 6-wire Connector Pigtail for 2008-2010 Jeep or Dodge Caravan.
I used a jumbo paper clip and filed it down to size as needed.
Lightly coat the silicon water protector with dielectric grease to make it easier to snap into place and future removal as well as aid in keeping the elements out.

sacrificial plug from eBay, purple Mopar 18AWG copper wire, black 20AWG eBay non-copper wire:
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You are the master at finding the hard to find parts on eBay.
 

Seahawkfan

Active Member
Have a feeling I may need to replace my battery when I get home. Stumbled across this. Is this New? First time I've seen one with the auxiliary post's. Any benefit other than cleaner looking wiring??

Odyssey Battery 34M-PC1500ST-M Extreme Series Batteries with Auxiliary​

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Bear_JT

Active Member
I installed my Taser JL mini. I like it’s features. The best one so far is keeping the engine start/stop off.
 
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