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Late to the Party: theksmith's 2016 JK Unlimited Rubicon (Gadget)

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i'm pretty sure my coolant temperature spike issue is solved.

 

i had a no-name coolant temp sensor and swapped it for a genuine Mopar one about a week ago. since then the random temp spikes peak at 222* instead of 230*. she will still reach 230* under a load as expected (before the fan kicks into high and cools her down). but she no longer gets there with just casual street driving. i'm pretty sure that off-brand sensor was simply reading too high.

 

so why did i have some crappy sensor even? well apparently i got an older head in the reman, which had a larger hole for the coolant temp sensor (than my original engine). the 2 variations of sensors have the same electrical connectors, just the older heads used one with a larger diameter threaded body. that style happens to be the same as the oil temp sensor used in the oil cooler housing on every year. i had the off-brand sensor in my box of parts because i had removed it from the aftermarket aluminum oil cooler that i installed a few months ago (in favor of a Mopar one). so then i had used it as i just wanted to get the engine fired up as quickly as possible. i had planned to replace that no-name sensor right away but ended up forgetting about it for a while!

 

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Lookin' good, K! 

vroom vroom 

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P0430 was coming back pretty often. i installed 2 new NTK brand (seems to be who makes the OEM ones) O2 sensors on bank 2 (driver side). have fingers crossed.

 

P0369 came back once more, again during an extended 80MPH freeway drive. it really sucks suddenly going into limp mode until i can get off the freeway and turn the Jeep off and back on again! i've since replaced the camshaft position sensor on the passenger side and swapped the intake/exhaust cam phaser actuators there to see if the problem follows one of them. waiting again now to see what happens.

 

otherwise Gadget is good and has been taking me out to the desert often to enjoy this nice weather!

 

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Brady and i took Gadget and his yet-to-be-named rig out this weekend:

 

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from some trails in the newly re-opened St. Clair area near Bartlett...

 

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thanks Sarah @Bradywgn71 for these great shots of Gadget and myself from the UT trip!

 

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and also thank you Ryan @4x4tographer for these stellar photos!

 

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i was getting moisture in one of the Rigid Ignite units i use as ditch lights... emailed them and made a claim under their lifetime warranty which was easy-peasy - they even sent me out an entire new set instead of just one light!

 

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Posted (edited)

Nice job Kris.

I will admit however when I first glanced at the picture you posted I thought your Jeep had met it’’s demise.

Glad I was wrong 

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