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The Jeep Experience Newsletter, Issue #034
November 02, 2010
Hi ,

I hope you are having lots of Jeep fun this Fall wherever you may be. To me Jeep fun can be anything from planning and dreaming about your first or next traversing your favorite back-country trails in your present Jeep rig.

Going one step further, I have to admit that I really enjoy working on my two Jeeps ('87 Comanche MJ and '95 Wrangler YJ). Keeping them running well and looking good makes me proud.

The newest visible addition to the red Wrangler is the removable tow bar in the photo below.

I can now run the Jeep all out with the tow bar well secured or remove it altogether...and that is a great option especially if I have a trail breakdown and need a tow home.

I usually don't go off-roading alone, so now one of my buddies can give me a tow if needed...or I can get a lift home and come back and tow the Wrangler home myself.

I like the security factor of the tow bar, especially since I hate the idea of being stranded 500 miles (or even 50 miles) away from home with the options being to fix the Jeep in an unfamiliar town...or rent a flat bed trailer...or pay for an expensive tow truck ride home.

I've also done a lot of basic maintenance on the '95 Wrangler including changing all of the gear oils in the transmission, transfer case, and differentials. There was about 15 years of crud to clean off underneath just to get to the drain and fill plugs...but thankfully all of the gears are now getting a fresh bath of 80w-90 gear lube.

Now let's take a look at our recent:

Readers Jeeps of the Month

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Jim's M38A1 and Trailer..(click photo for more!)

Leslie's Yellow Wrangler...(click photo for more!)

Jay's 1964 CJ5 "Old Red"...(click photo for more!)

Dan's 1979 CJ5 " The Taz"...(click photo for more!)

Paul's 1987 Jeep Comanche Pickup...(click photo for more!)

William's 1946 Willys CJ2A "Buttercup"...(click photo for more!)

Jim's 1950 CJ3A and Trailer...(click photo for more!)

Jeep Tips of the Month

During a heavy rain a couple of weeks ago I decided to take the '87 Comanche and go pick up some parts for the '95 Wrangler. The Comanche fired up great when I left the house...but when I was leaving the parts store the battery was completely dead. Well, to make a long story short, I got the new battery and installed it while standing in the monsoon-like rain. I looked like a drowned grease-monkey before it was all over.

My 1987 Comanche

The moral of this story is to get your battery and alternator checked, and replaced if needed, while the weather is nice instead of taking a chance of being stranded in the cold, rain or snow.

Most big chain auto parts stores will check both your battery and your alternator, as well as any OBD codes due to system warning lights showing on your Jeep...for free!

Timely preventive care and repairs to your Jeep will save you time and money in the long run...and can eliminate a whole lot of headaches...even hypothermia or pneumonia...from exposure!!!

So until next time...this Winter remember: Don't Be a Stiff! Keep the motor running...and the heater blowing!


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