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[*] posted on 9-20-2017 at 07:23 PM


Update: $1,600.00 estimate for the Honda Pilot! I plan on garaging Dad's old Pilot (R.I.P.) while I drive the Jeep for the rest of this calendar year.

So, the Jeep will be getting plenty of daily usage and weekend adventures!!:bounce:




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[*] posted on 9-20-2017 at 09:45 PM


What's wrong with the Honda? Find an independent mechanic who can do whatever at half the cost of a dealership... maybe less.



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[*] posted on 9-21-2017 at 10:45 AM
Ken, I'm confused!


In the last line of your reply to goat, you said "I missed not driving the Jeep".

If that is the case, you need to fix the Pilot so you can continue to not drive the Jeep!

Was this a Freudian slip, or Honda love? :?:




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[*] posted on 9-22-2017 at 08:44 AM


Thanks Ken for being such a good sport on your vehicle ... one does become attached to vehicles ... especially when they do their own work on them .... ya get to know how to tear stuff down really quick and it just isn't all that hard .... for some .... and I've seen a lot of the work you have done on your jeep

Really like David K's point:

"If you just got to go to Baja, then you learn how to drive what you got!"

Which is very true ... one must adjust, all are not the same nor equal





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[*] posted on 9-22-2017 at 08:51 AM


That is half right. The Mexicans can drive small two wheel drive cars, with bald tires. Where Gringos would not dare go with lifted 4x4s.:)
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Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
That is half right. The Mexicans can drive small two wheel drive cars, with bald tires. Where Gringos would not dare go with lifted 4x4s.:)


Yep, and it cracks me up to see them drive 2WD pickups on the beach to set their nets or whatever... bald tires and maybe at 10 psi.




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[*] posted on 9-22-2017 at 04:12 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
That is half right. The Mexicans can drive small two wheel drive cars, with bald tires. Where Gringos would not dare go with lifted 4x4s.:)


Yep, and it cracks me up to see them drive 2WD pickups on the beach to set their nets or whatever... bald tires and maybe at 10 psi.


why does that crack you up, aired down BALD tires out perform anything in the sand....
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[*] posted on 9-22-2017 at 04:29 PM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
That is half right. The Mexicans can drive small two wheel drive cars, with bald tires. Where Gringos would not dare go with lifted 4x4s.:)


Yep, and it cracks me up to see them drive 2WD pickups on the beach to set their nets or whatever... bald tires and maybe at 10 psi.


why does that crack you up, aired down BALD tires out perform anything in the sand....


I agree, it cracks me up that we (norteamericanos) feel the need (for ease and security) to only take a 4WD into deep sand... sometimes with tires deflated, as well. I am talking gulf side sand (steep, crushed shells in the mix), not the easy, flat beaches of the Pacific side.




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[*] posted on 9-23-2017 at 04:36 AM


Jeep update: While driving it home, it lost power less than one mile from home. After 20 minutes on the side of the road, it fired up and I was able to drive a it home. This morning, I will take it in to the shop. I may have received a bad fuel pump, but once a full diagnostic test is run, I won't know the full extent of what the problem is.



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[*] posted on 9-23-2017 at 08:26 AM


Sorry, you are having these issues with your old girl! 2003 is a long time ago. Over on Facebook, in your thread, I looked at that link for future Jeep models and the JT (Jeep Wrangler Truck) is coming out late next year (they say). Maybe then it will be time to reward yourself?



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[*] posted on 9-23-2017 at 11:21 AM


Ken I had a similar problem with my GMC and it was the fuel pump.
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[*] posted on 9-23-2017 at 11:34 AM


keep digging into it. you don't want a car payment do you?



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[*] posted on 9-24-2017 at 09:20 AM


Quote: Originally posted by woody with a view  
keep digging into it. you don't want a car payment do you?


It is not until you don't have a car payment that it becomes feasible to travel any regularity. The problem turned out to be a simple clock position sensor. When it heated up after idling 3 hours on the computer,the Jeep simply shut itself off. The new fuel pump/filter/pressure regulator was functioning correctly. I was almost thinking about trading my Jeep in for a 4 door Rubicon with an expensive monthly payment..




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