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Old 11-06-2019, 08:32 PM
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Second Jeep Build - Minivan

Hello fellow Jeepers, this is my second Jeep build. My first was a 2002 TJ that I built while I was in the Marine Corps. This time around I have a toddler and a 2014 JKU. So far I swapped out all of the stock lights for fairly inexpensive LED headlights, fog-lights, marker lights and tail lights. I also picked up a set of 2017 stock take off rims and tires with like 5k miles on them. Over all the LED lights and newer rims give it a polished look. Unfortunately for my wish list, and fortunately for my wallet this is my daily driver so I am not going to go too crazy in the short term. I am planning on posting updates of my build so I can keep track of everything I have done to it.




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Some more photos of my extremely stock Jeep, next post should be something more interesting lol.


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WTH is that on the tire???


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According to the google, it is a “daring jumping spider” it can apparently jump 50x it’s own length and is not harmful to Humans. It can have green, blue or violet fangs. It was kind of timid when I took the picture...have not seen anything like it before or since.


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Old 11-08-2019, 11:26 AM   #6
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According to the google, it is a “daring jumping spider” it can apparently jump 50x it’s own length and is not harmful to Humans. It can have green, blue or violet fangs. It was kind of timid when I took the picture...have not seen anything like it before or since.


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Gross, if that were my tire it would now have torch marks!


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So, this morning My wife, son and I went to my parent’s for breakfast. About 20 minutes after leaving, my father called me and said that there was a massive puddle of oil where I had been parked. Luckily I did not lose a horrible amount before getting home and starting to look for the cause. After about 5 minutes of looking around I found the culprit was a leaking oil filter housing. Ordered a replacement, a felpro intake gasket kit and enough oil to do a change when I swap out the part. Minivan has 99k miles and I figure either the housing cracked or the o-rings are leaking, either way it is time to do the change. Will update again when the job is complete probably Wednesday or so.
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After some awful weather and a cold, I was able to replace the oil cooler and clean up all the oil that had leaked into the engine valley and down the sides of the trans all the way back to the rear diff housing on the axle. The disassembly and reassembly of the engine was fairly straight forward, although I am not a huge fan of plastic housings like the oil cooler. I also swapped the stock hood latches out for JL style ones. I am not completely sold on them yet and will give it a few weeks to sink in and if I still feel the same about them.
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