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Russ Chung

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    2021 Jeep JL Unlimited Rubicon 3.0L EcoDiesel
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    Los Angeles, California, USA

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    Russ
  • Experience Level
    Intermediate
  • Preferred Trail Rating
    Moderate
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    KI6MLU

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  1. I mounted the Element fire extinguisher on the Sport Bar.
  2. My 2005 TJ has 423K miles. I'm keeping it and letting my daughter and son-in-law use it.
  3. 3.0L ecoDiesel systems: 1. Turbocharger 2. Exhaust Gas Recirculation 3. Diesel Particulate Filter 4. Selective Catalytic Reactor 5. Diesel Emissions Fluid 6. Engine Start-Stop Each of these systems have multiple sensors and components which are connected to 7. Powertrain Control Module What could possibly go wrong???
  4. Russ Chung

    2021 JLURD

    2021 JLURDGranite Crystal MetallicBlack 3 pc HardtopSteel BumperSafety/Advanced Safety Group8.4" U-ConnectLED LightingTrailer Tow GroupIntegrated Off-road cameraCold Weather GroupMopar Hardtop HeadlinerMopar All Weather Floor MatsMopar Stainless Door Sill GuardsMopar Hinge Gate ReinforcementMopar Grab Handle Kit
  5. SOLD! I'm picking up my new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Diesel in a few days. I'm going to upgrade my factory 33" tires to 34s. America's Tire will only give me $400 trade in ($80 each) for the brand new new tires. Anyone want to offer me more? Four tires will have about 25 miles on them, and the spare will have zero miles on it. Retail is about $300 per tire.
  6. Allen, One of the accessories on the Element Fire website is a roll bar mount https://elementfire.com/collections/allproducts/products/roll-bar-mount I plan to use the roll bar mount for my Element 50, and then store the second extinguisher in the cargo tub. Russ
  7. Based on the video on the Element website, I think that one extinguisher would be sufficient, but I plan to purchase two. Although they are expensive, they don't take up much room and they have a long shelf life.
  8. Marty, I have always carried a small, dry chemical (1A10BC) fire extinguisher, like this one. Over the years, I have had to use it twice to put out engine fires (not on my own Jeep, but on others that I was wheeling with). Both engine fires were caused by fuel leaks. Both times, one fire extinguisher was not enough. Fortunately, we had more fire extinguishers in our group and the second extinguisher was enough to put out the fire. On my next Jeep, I plan to carry a couple Element Fire Extinguishers. Russ
  9. I see lots of industrial robots doing the hard work. I'm pretty sure that in a few years, the only human workers in the plant will be seated in a control room, sipping coffee and watching the robots at work.
  10. I had a Fumoto drain valve on my 2005 TJ 4.0 oil pan. Unfortunately, the end of the drain valve stuck out through the opening in my AEV-Nth Degree oil pan skid plate, so it didn't last very long. It looks like Kristoffer's skid plate leaves some room between the bottom of the oil pan; my skid plate was flush with the bottom of my oil pan.
  11. The area between Silverwood Lake and Lake Arrowhead that we ran on Saturday, July 23rd is now closed due to the Pilot Fire. The closure area includes two of the trails we ran that day: 2N33 and 2N17X http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4932/
  12. Saturday, July 23 On Saturday, we travelled as a group to Silverwood Lake, about 40 miles west of Big Bear Lake, where we ran the Pilot Rock Trail which connects Silverwood Lake with Lake Arrowhead. The trip to Silverwood Lake took us on the scenic Rim of the World Highway, which overlooks the Los Angeles Basin. Unfortunately, smoke from the Sand Canyon fire north of Los Angeles hampered the view. The Pilot Rock Trail is an easy trail but has many optional bypasses that are rated "difficult". I had expected that about half of the twelve vehicles would choose the difficult route, so I was surprised when 9 out of the 12 choose the optional route. Shortly after the start of the trail, Christian heard some abnormal noise from his drivetrain; it appeared to be an internal problem with his transfer case. He decided to turn around and return to Big Bear. He was accompanied by three others.
  13. Friday, July 22 On Friday, we had thirteen vehicles and we broke into two groups. One group was led by Kristoffer consisting of seven vehicles that explored the scenic Skyline Drive on the south side of Big Bear Lake. I joined the group of six vehicles that ran two difficult trails, Gold Mountain Trail and John Bull Trail on the north side of Big Bear Lake. Gold Mountain Trail: After finishing Gold Mountain, we continued to the east end of the John Bull Trail. After a lunch break at the East Gatekeeper, we started the trail. Christian broke a brake line. Apparently this has happened before, and he carries spares: Meanwhile, George discovered that his rear locker was stuck in the locked position. He thought the problem might be caused by a recent switch in differential fluid. George was able to contact Kristoffer, who had finished his group's run. Kristoffer agreed meet us at the trailhead and bring some diff fluid. George planned to remove the diff cover, release the locked differential and refill the diff. While waiting for the group at the trailhead, Kristoffer searched the web for possible solutions to the problem, and learned that one might be able to free the locker by prying the plates apart through the fill hole, without draining the diff fluid. Upon reaching the trailhead, George first made certain that the malfunction was not due to an electrical problem, then removed the fill plug and successfully pried the plates apart. George plans to disassemble the locker when he returns home.
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