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

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i have also heard (but not confirmed) that the newer JL and JT rigs with the 3.6L now call for 0W-20 from the factory.

 

This is true. My JL came from the factory with Pennzoil 0W-20. I'm now running Mobile1.

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finally bought a set of these "Dirt Bagz" rear under-seat storage bags i've been eyeing for like 2 or 3 years!

 

review & more photos here...

 

 

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Also running 0W-20 in 2013 JKU with 150400+ miles. Two top end rebuilds, one on factory warranty, one on me.

 

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Gadget on The Step obstacle of the Charouleau Gap trail (video by @SonoranWanderer) - this was the third approach, kept getting hung up on the driver side rock rail...

 

 

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Kris, when you changed your diff. fluids did you have some fine material on the magnetic plugs? I just did mine and the rear had more than the front but it was a fine material.

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20 minutes ago, johnpa said:

Kris, when you changed your diff. fluids did you have some fine material on the magnetic plugs? I just did mine and the rear had more than the front but it was a fine material.

 

yes, i've always had a decent blob of black gooey powder on the magnetic plugs

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Okay, glad it's just not me. I guess I will keep the jeep

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That is actually pretty normal and one of the reasons manufacturers put magnets on the plugs.  Back in the day when I worked at quick lube places it was more normal to see all those metal shavings on the plugs than to not see any.

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Posted (edited)

some shots @aimee got of Brady driving Gadget from our Pyeatt Draw weekend...

 

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i'm super proud - he absolutely owned that trail!

 

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this is my "good line, but go super slow now, you're about to come down off the ledge" spotter pose ;)

 

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Posted (edited)

Gadget must be hungry for rockers/lifters - she's ticking again.

 

got on the schedule with Joe at @OnPointOffroad for the 12th. not driving her till then to hopefully minimize damage (i.e. not eat a camshaft too). 

 

Sad Balloon GIF by Chord Overstreet

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